HTA joined Canary Wharf Group, Glenn Howells Architects, Arup, and the Eden Project to deliver greening across the Canary Wharf Estate.
In follow up to several other projects the landscape team have worked on with Canary Wharf Group, we were asked to join a team including Glenn Howells Architects, Arup, and the Eden Project, to deliver greening across the Canary Wharf Estate.
Initially, the design team was focused on Middle dock, which is in a prominent position outside the Jubilee Line station entrance. The proposals look to introduce floating pontoons, walkways, ecological planting, and a forest of trees, mostly utilising the expanse of space available in the dock. This is in response to the client's ambition of making the area more attractive and welcoming to residents, visitors, and office workers. The landscape team’s scope especially looks at planting and habitat creation, both to the dock edge and the floating elements within the dock. A full planning application was submitted in June 2022, and we are currently developing a detailed design for an anticipated delivery date on site spring 2023.
The project is pioneering in its scale and ambition, with numerous challenging technical issues to overcome. The intention will be to test ideas that can be replicated in neighbouring docks and key spaces within Canary Wharf.
CGIs: Glenn Howells Architects