|Title:||South Quay Plaza, Canary Wharf, London, UK|
|Markets:||Residential, Public Realm|
A new public realm setting for a major residential tower development in London’s Canary Wharf. The site on the edge of the dock will provide both residents and the local community with a dynamic park facility and new public access to the waterfront.
The innovative landscape design takes its cues from the arrangement of the 31-storey and 72-storey towers with a series of diagonal routes crossing the 1.28Ha site. The spaces generated by these cross routes will offer a range of possibilities for passive and formal recreation including bespoke play opportunities.
Mature planting on a wide-scale will enhance the character of the individual spaces. Creative planting design will provide a visual amenity as well as improve biodiversity and provide habitats for local wildlife.
The proximity of the Docklands Light Railway will generate a pedestrian flow directed through the site. The proposed landscape will enhance the experience of the pedestrian, who will also benefit from a number of retail outlets at ground level. Trees and other landscape features have been carefully placed to improve the local microclimate and ensure that sunlit spaces will be well used.