Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

About Canary Wharf Group

Canary Wharf Group plc (CWG) is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies. It has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – developing previously derelict docklands into over 16 million square feet of office, retail and leisure space across its iconic business and shopping district in inner London.

In the last two decades it has developed more top-quality office space in London than any other company, helping to position the capital as one of the best places in the world to locate a business.

CWG has developed more than 240 shops, bars, cafes and restaurants at Canary Wharf, including many of the world’s leading brands. It runs over 100 performing arts and events annually, most of which are free. More than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers are on public display throughout the Estate.

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Canary Wharf Group at CTBUH

CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction

CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction

8 May 2017, Event Report – Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space,…

20 Fenchurch Technical Tour Report

20 Fenchurch Technical Tour Report

13 Jun 2013, Tour Report – Set to complete in 2014, 20 Fenchurch Street is already a feature of the London…

One Canada Square + Canary Wharf Technical Tour Report

One Canada Square + Canary Wharf Technical Tour Report

13 Jun 2013, Tour Report – A tour of Canary Wharf is an object lesson in the kind of place-making that can stem…

Canary Wharf Group at CTBUH

CTBUH UK & ZHA: Tall Towers as Catalysts for Social Interaction
8 May 2017, London – Event Report
Zaha Hadid Architects and CTBUH UK hosted an event in the ZHA gallery space, featuring presentations and a panel discussion on tall towers as catalysts for social intercation.
20 Fenchurch Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
Set to complete in 2014, 20 Fenchurch Street is already a feature of the London skyline. The 38-story, 177-meter tower has been nicknamed “The Walkie Talkie” because of its distinctive shape.
One Canada Square + Canary Wharf Technical Tour Report
13 Jun 2013, London – Tour Report
A tour of Canary Wharf is an object lesson in the kind of place-making that can stem from the exploitation of an increasing rarity and developer’s delight: a 100-acre blank space in a major metropolitan area.
CTBUH Releases Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal Paper
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…

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CTBUH Resources Involving Canary Wharf Group

CTBUH Video Interview – Claude Bojer Godefroy

17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews
Claude Bojer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects

Building Maintenance Units on 20 Fenchurch, London

13 Jan 2016 – Other Videos
CoxGomyl

Interview: Cormac MacCrann

27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews
Cormac MacCrann, Canary Wharf Group

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20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK

Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication

The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects

Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings

26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City
Rafael Viñoly, Charles Blomberg & Marcos Blanes, Rafael Viñoly Architects

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Videos

CTBUH Video Interview – Claude Bojer Godefroy
17 Oct 2016 – 2016 China Conference Interviews; Claude Bojer Godefroy, Henning Larsen Architects
Claude Bojer Godefroy of Henning Larsen Architects is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2016 CTBUH China Conference. Claude discusses the design process for interior public spaces at elevated positions and the interlinking of buildings with…
Building Maintenance Units on 20 Fenchurch, London
13 Jan 2016 – Other Videos; CoxGomyl
This video shows the impressive solution devised by CoxGomyl to install Building Maintenance Units (BMUs) to maintain the facade on this distinctive curved structure designed by architect Rafael Vinoly, commonly known as The Walkie Talkie in London.
Interview: Cormac MacCrann
27 Oct 2015 – 2015 New York Conference Interviews; Cormac MacCrann, Canary Wharf Group
Cormac MacCrann of Canary Wharf Group is interviewed by Chris Bentley during the 2015 CTBUH New York Conference at the Grand Hyatt New York. Cormac discusses about the planning of Canary Wharf.
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Presentation at CTBUH 2015 New York Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the surrounding urban populations – creating a sense of community that centers on the…
Interview: 20 Fenchurch
12 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
Rafael Viñoly of Rafael Viñoly Architects is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Rafael talks about Battery Park Station and 20 Fenchurch locally known as "The Walkie Talkie."
Breaking the Mold while Embracing Context in Historic Cities
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Rafael Viñoly, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The pieces of architecture which we place in cities are not singular objects but parts of a greater whole – which, once existing, will either function well in their context or have a broken relationship with their surroundings. Embracing context is…
Matching Occupier and Landlord Needs: Supply and Demand in Tall Buildings
11 Jun 2013 – Presentation at CTBUH 2013 London Conference; Nigel Biggs & Nigel Smith, CBRE
As employee habits increasingly change and alternative workplace solutions become a reality, what do tenants want from their tall buildings and how is this affecting demand globally? Drawing on a wide global experience of leasing and managing tall…
Interview: Building Systems
11 Jun 2013 – 2013 London Conference Interviews; Vince Ugarow, Hilson Moran
Vince Ugarow of Hilson Moran is interviewed by Jeff Herzer during the 2013 CTBUH London Conference at The Brewery, London. Vince talks about building systems including those in 30 St Mary Axe, "The Gherkin" and 20 Fenchurch, "The Walkie Talkie."
MFREE-S Closed Cavity Façade: Cost- Effective, Clean, Environmental
19 Sep 2012 – Presentation at CTBUH 2012 9th World Congress, Shanghai; Henk de Bleecker, Group R&D Manager, Permasteelisa Group
This presentation covers the performance differences of the Closed Cavity Façade compared with traditional single and double skin façades by means of detailed dynamic whole building simulation tools for energy, thermal, and acoustic comfort…

Papers/Research

20 Fenchurch Street, London, UK
Jan 2017 – Corporate Publication
20 Fenchurch Street, located in the financial district of the City of London, was designed by architect Rafael Viñoly. The building has been nicknamed the 'Walkie Talkie' because of its distinctive shape and top heavy form. Some of its notable…
The Promise of Public Realm: Urban Spaces in the Skyscraper City
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Stephan Reinke, Stephan Reinke Architects
This paper will reveal the importance of integrating the Ground Plane, Mid-Level and Rooftop Urban Public Spaces in the City. We will explore the NYLON New York/London axis of Urban Design, with London now emerging as a 21st C skyscraper city with…
Challenges and Benefits of Integrating Public Space into Tall Buildings
26 Oct 2015 – Global Interchanges: Resurgence of the Skyscraper City; Rafael Viñoly, Charles Blomberg & Marcos Blanes, Rafael Viñoly Architects
The integration of publicly accessible amenities into tall buildings is a desirable approach to expand the use of a given building to ever-broader segments of the surrounding urban populations – creating a sense of community that centers on the…
The Special Nature of the European Skyscraper
Jun 2013 – CTBUH Journal, 2013 Issue II; Viewpoints: The London Conference
European architecture is at a crossroads. Its commercial and environmental realities are driving buildings ever-higher, but not all are convinced. In this article – contributed by various speakers at the London Conference – we ask: What is special…
Debating Tall: Is UNESCO Going Too Far?
27 Apr 2012 – CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II; Paul Finch, Architectural Review and UK Design Council; Marie-Noel Tournoux & Patricia Alberth, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
Controversy has erupted over development proposals in London and Liverpool in the UK, which UNESCO says will damage views of World Heritage sites. Critics counter that UNESCO is over-stepping its mandate by inserting itself into the planning process…
Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Apr 2011 – CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II; CTBUH Research
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and presents information on the average height and age of each country’s…
The Economics of Supertall Towers
Nov 2007 – CTBUH Wiley Tal Journal, 2007; Watts, Steve; Kalita, Neal & Maclean, Michael, Davis Langdon
This paper addresses global economic factors infl uencing the decisions leading to the development of super-tall towers, including population growth and urbanization, economic cycles and the ‘Skyscraper Index’, regulation and ‘regulatory tax’, and…
An Aesthetics of Sustainability
Oct 2005 – CTBUH 2005 New York Conference; Lawrence S. Ng, Cesar Pelli & Associates
Cesar Pelli recently completed the design of two tall buildings: one in Madrid and one in the United Arab Emirates, both extreme climatic conditions. Both projects have to reconcile the desire for transparency with the demand for physical comfort and…

Canary Wharf Group Tall Building Facts

150m+ Buildings 8 Completed2 Under Constr.
300m+ Buildings None
Average Building Age 16 Years
Most Common Function office, 8 Buildings
Most Common Material Composite, 8 Buildings
Building Functions
 
Building Materials
 

All building-related facts are for 150m+ buildings currently in the database.

Tall Buildings Involving Canary Wharf Group

1   One Canada Square 1991 236 m London
2   Newfoundland 2019 220 m London
3   One Park Drive 2019 205 m London
4   25 Canada Square 2002 201 m London
5   8 Canada Square 2002 200 m London
6   20 Fenchurch Street 2014 160 m London
7   One Churchill Place 2004 156 m London
8   25 Bank Street 2003 153 m London
9   40 Bank Street 2003 153 m London
10   10 Upper Bank Street 2003 151 m London
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Struct. Topped Out   Under Constr.
1   One Canada Square 1991 236 m London
2   Newfoundland 2019 220 m London
3   One Park Drive 2019 205 m London
4   25 Canada Square 2002 201 m London
5   8 Canada Square 2002 200 m London
6   20 Charter Street - 185 m London
7   1 Park Place - 166 m London
8   20 Fenchurch Street 2014 160 m London
9   Ten Bank Street - 160 m London
10   One Churchill Place 2004 156 m London
  Completed   Arch. Topped Out   Under Constr.   Proposed

The building list and facts show buildings involving Canary Wharf Contractors, Canary Wharf Group