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Wood Wharf - The Next Phase

Updated: Jul 12, 2020

Wood Wharf is the final piece of the regeneration of the former West India Docks. During their peak in the 1800's, the docks were the world's busiest port. However, since the creation of Canary Wharf during the late 1980's the former docks have now grown to be home to 120,000 office workers.

Over the last 30 years, Canary Wharf has become Europe's largest financial district and with the addition of Wood Wharf will create the continued growth of the area into the largest business and technology hub. Once complete the whole estate, combining Canary Wharf and Wood Wharf will hold in excess of 16 million square feet of office space.

Once complete, the expansion of Wood Wharf will include the addition of a further 2 million square feet of workspace, 3,600 new homes, 350,000 square feet of retail and leisure space and 9 acres of news riverside walkways, parks and gardens.

To create diversity the estate is being designed by 19 different world-renowned architectural practices to create a unique destination to live, work and visit for retail and entertainment.

The release of the next six buildings will be mainly for commercial and retail use. This will complement the recent completion of Phase 1 of Wood Wharf which was the first tranche of residential buildings to be built on the new estate.


Frameworks - 8 Union Square, Wood Wharf

Visualisations of Frameworks, 8 Union Square, Wood Wharf.

AHMM's Frameworks building at 8 Union Square will link together two urban blocks, to create a new 21st century warehouse working space for the creative environment. With nearly 250,000 square feet of workspace, spread over 15 floors, the building is centrally located within Wood Wharf. The building features balconies at every floor and roof gardens to offer views through Union Square to the river beyond.

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The Market Building - 7 Charter Street, Wood Wharf

Visualisations of The Market Building, 7 Charter Street, Wood Wharf.

Pilbrow & Partners' Market Building at 7 Charter Street houses a grand retail area at the base of the building, with a large food market, cafes, restaurants as well as market stalls offering meat, cheese and wine. This double height market area links through to the outside onto Union Square, for alfresco dining and entertainment during the summer months.

Atop of the market will be twelve floors of office space offering 190,000 square foot of workspace. The roof top will feature a dazzling panoramic rooftop restaurant.

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One Brannan Street, Wood Wharf

Visualisations of One Brannan Street, Wood Wharf.

Grimshaw's Building at One Brannan Street was designed to provide the best views of the waterside and across Blackwall Basin. The open floor plates provide nearly 360,000 square feet of creative workspace, across 20 levels.

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15 Water Street, Wood Wharf

Visualisations of 15 Water Street, Wood Wharf.

Allies and Morrison's Building at 15 Water Street was designed to provide an affordable hotel, health club, stylish workspaces and a restaurant with bar. The building will be in excess of 175,000 square feet and is now already fully pre-let. Third Space will occupy three floors for a luxury health club, whilst Ennismore will open a NoCo hotel operating across six floors and The Office Group will take the upper four floors for coworking and office space.

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20 Water Street, Wood Wharf

Visualisations of 20 Water Street, Wood Wharf.

Allies and Morrison's Building at 20 Water Street was designed to provide open plan work spaces for smaller businesses. The building has in excess of 215,000 square feet of office space and has balconies on most floors and roof terraces where the building steps back.

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Whether you own or operate a newly formed or long established business, Wood Wharf has something for everyone. This latest phase of additional space is likely to be a boost to both the construction and wider industries.

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