Canary Wharf Group has achieved the topping out of its landmark residential development One Park Drive.
Designed by Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron, One Park Drive has now reached its full height of 215 metres above ground, making it the tallest residential building in Wood Wharf. The development is home to 483 apartments, with the largest ‘Loft’ apartments selling out. It is set to complete in 2020.
Wood Wharf’s signature development – which is located at the head of the South Dock – boasts three unique typologies. The Loft apartments are located on floors two to nine and designed to make the most of the connection to the surrounding green spaces and waterfront, with wraparound terraces framed by terracotta panels.
The apartments feature interiors by Bowler James Brindley, with contemporary, free-flowing spaces, complete with sliding walls, cool resin floors and unique mother of pearl clad bathrooms.
Located on floors nine to 32 are the ‘Cluster’ apartments, which form the heart of the building. Designed by Goodard Littlefair, its typology contains the greatest variety, with the lower levels connected to the parks and water, while the higher floors reach the sky.
The top floors (33-57) are home to the Bay apartments, which all boast double-height terraces set back into the building. These properties also feature interiors by Goodard Littlefair, with elegant palettes and cool textures, including concrete walls, timber panelling, pivot doors and natural stone.
One Park Drive will aim to offer state-of-the-art amenities designed by GA Design, split over the ground and first floors.
On the ground floor, residents will benefit from a sophisticated entrance lobby with 24-hour concierge services, library, cinema room and lounge, while the first floor houses an exclusive residents-only health club. Framed by floor-to-ceiling glazing, the space – which includes a 20-metre pool, gym, studio space and spa – invites attractive views of the surrounding parks, gardens and water.
“We are thrilled to have topped out at One Park Drive. The development is our signature building at Wood Wharf and is set to become a new icon of the London skyline, offering the best in city and riverside living,” Brian De’ath, director of residential sales at Canary Wharf Group, said.
“It is an incredibly impressive structure and a real contrast to the traditional skyscrapers of Canary Wharf.”
Wood Wharf is a new 23-acre neighbourhood within the Canary Wharf estate, master-planned by Allies and Morrison Architects. Formed from reclaimed land, the development will be home to up to 3,600 new apartments, 350,000 sq. ft. of shops and restaurants, 2 million sq. ft. of office space, a new NHS doctor’s surgery and two-form primary school.
Amongst this will sit bustling high streets, green public spaces and walkways. Residents will also enjoy a year-round programme of arts, music, sport and events – many of which are free.