Baltic Quay is a large residential development, located in Surrey Quays in the London Borough of Southwark. Completed in 1989 during the London Docklands Development Corporation, it is largely known for its unique architecture, which won it awards from the London Docklands Development Corporation. As a result, it is considered to be a landmark development in the area.
Situated between South Dock and Greenland Dock, the building was originally intended for mixed use; the ground floors as commercial outlets, the 1st and 2nd floors as office space and the remaining floors as residential apartments. Notable features of the development include is its vaulted roofs, circular windows and 14-storey tower. In particular the building was known locally for its initial colour scheme of blue and yellow, leading some to dub it as the \"Ikea building\".
In 1995 Barlow Henley Architects were involved in the conversion of the building's office space into residential apartments. The ground floor soon followed suit as there was a lack of commercial uptake.
Baltimore Tower, also known as Arena Tower, is a residential skyscraper currently under construction at the Isle of Dogs, London. The building is located on a site that was previously the location of the London Arena.Planning applicationBallymore London Arena Ltd applied for an amended planning application to Tower Hamlets in 2008.
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Phoenix HeightsDistance: 0.5 miTourist Information 4 Mastmaker Road and Byng Street London, E14 9
Phoenix Heights, also known as 4 Mastmaker Road, is a mixed tenure residential development in the Docklands area of London, near to South Quay DLR station and Canary Wharf. It forms a social housing commitment developed as part of the nearby Pan Peninsula project.DesignPhoenix Heights consists of 199 mixed tenure homes with integral community areas significantly having a high proportion of family homes with access to outdoor space in such a high density location.The development varies in height from 3 to 23 storeys negotiating an abrupt shift in urban scale from the Barkantine Estate to the West with the emerging Millennium Quarter to the East. Family sized units are located at the base of the building having direct access to rear gardens, a playground and communal courtyard areas. Smaller sized units are located higher up in the towers enjoying views across London from roof terraces and balconies. A community space was designed as an integral part of the project and incorporates a rooftop sports pitch. The development makes use of a local 'Combined Heat and Power' system and includes greenwalls, bird boxes, bat boxes, insect bricks and biodiversity roofs to help develop local eco-systems. The distinctive skyline and elevations of the building include coloured fibre cement cladding panels, large overhanging canopies and projecting balconies which contrast with the restrained aesthetic of Canary Wharf. Piers Gough described the development as 'humanist architecture of raw funky collage'.
South Quay Plaza is a residential-led scheme for the Isle of Dogs, London, within the borough of Tower Hamlets developed by Berkeley and designed by architect firm Foster + Partners.The site of the development lies to the immediate north of Marsh Wall and to the immediate south of the financial district Canary Wharf.The development includes three towers, the tallest of which will reach a height of 214.5 m (721 ft) making it the fourth tallest residential skyscraper currently proposed for the United Kingdom. There will also be new public and retail space, cafés and restaurants as part of the scheme.The new development will replace three buildings on the site which were built in the 1980s currently used for offices and retail. Construction is due to begin in October 2016 after the demolition of the current buildings on the site.Design and developmentIn April 2014, Berkeley obtained the South Quay Plaza buildings and site. They had already developed plans in 2013 for two residential buildings of 73 and 36 storeys. However, the taller of the two buildings was considered too tall for the area. As a result, it was reduced in height to 68 floors and 214.5 m (721 ft). The smaller building remained unchanged at 115.2 m (378 ft) tall.Planning permission was granted for the development by councillors at Tower Hamlets Council in November 2014. In April 2015, the scheme received approval from the then London Mayor Boris Johnson meaning the development could go ahead.
Situated in the heart of London’s Canary Wharf business district, Fraser Place offers newly refurbished serviced apartments surrounded by a stunning skyline. Apartments have modern and contemporary interiors with kitchens and lounge areas. Free WiFi is available throughout.
Residents are just a 5-minute walk to quality shops, a wide choice of restaurants, and popular cafe-bars. Canary Wharf Tube Station is only 0.5 miles away, linking guests to the rest of London.
Each stylish apartment has an elegant open-plan lounge/dining area, many with floor-to-ceiling windows looking across the business district or the Marina. Some of the spacious bedrooms have a balcony also offering views over the Millenium Dome and/or Canary wharf.
A large fitted kitchen allows guests to prepare meals and enjoy them together in the dining area. There is an oven, hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Reception is open 24/7 and offers concierge services. Guest can make full use of the business centre, small Gym and private car parking.
The cafe at Fraser Place offers a continental breakfast, snacks and drinks for guests not wishing to cook, all overlooking the marina.
For residents of New Providence Wharf (London Docklands Riverside Apartments) and also other residents in the development. e.g. Ontario Tower, Michigan Building, Boardwalk Place etc.
Hi to all, this forum is designed to gather feedback from residents & landlords on their day to day experiences living within these prestigious developments in and around London Docklands.
The New Providence Wharf is a residential development in London's Docklands, at the north end of the Blackwall Tunnel. It was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and is being developed by Ballymore, a property development company.It consists of a crescent-shaped block along Fairmont Avenue and Yabsley Street, plus two taller buildings and one small building. The Ontario Tower and Michigan Building have already been built and the taller Providence Tower is currently in construction and is due for completion in early 2016. Residents can use some of the facilities of the adjacent Radisson Edwardian hotel.
The Ontario Tower is a luxury high-rise residential development in Blackwall in the London Docklands.It was built by Ballymore as part of a wider scheme in New Providence Wharf to provide new executive housing to meet changing demand in the Docklands area. 'Ontario' was designed by the architects who created landmarks such as Chicago's Willis Tower. The Ontario Tower is a distinct landmark of the London Skyline with its blue LED rimmed elliptical profile. The 29-storey project was completed in autumn 2007, and was the tallest building in London solely designed for executive residential use, at 104 metres tall until Ballymore completed the Pan Peninsula development in Canary Wharf.It is expected to be joined by a much taller neighbour (Providence Tower) on an adjacent site.
25 Bank Street is an office tower in Canary Wharf, in the Docklands area of London. It is currently home to the European headquarters of the investment bank J.P. Morgan & Co.The building was developed in 2001–2003 by Canary Wharf Group as one of five new buildings on its Heron Quays site. The building was designed by architects Cesar Pelli & Associates Architects and built by Canary Wharf Contractors.Before construction, 25 Bank Street had been earmarked by Canary Wharf Group for occupation by Enron's European subsidiary. This plan was abandoned in 2001, prior to Enron's collapse later that year.From 2004, 25 Bank Street served as the European headquarters of Lehman Brothers until the bank's insolvency in September 2008. The building continued to be used by the bank's administrators and various sub tenants before being sold to JPMorgan Chase for £495 million in 2010.HistoryDesign and developmentIn July 2000, Canary Wharf Group formally announced the development of the 11acre Heron Quays site, on the southern boundary of the Canary Wharf estate. This would involve the construction of five buildings providing a total of 33,00000sqft of Grade A office space. During the development phase, the five buildings were designated HQ1 to HQ5, with 25 Bank Street designated as HQ2.
Citigroup Centre, London Distance: 0.3 miTourist Information 25 Canada Square London, United Kingdom E14 5
The Citigroup Centre is a building complex in London. It houses Citigroup's EMEA headquarters and is located in Canary Wharf in the city's Docklands. The centre provides of floor space across two merged buildings - 33 Canada Square (known as "CGC1") and 25 Canada Square (known as "CGC2"), and houses the bulk of Citi's UK employee base. Together, both buildings form the Citigroup Centre complex.25 Canada Square, or Citigroup Centre 2, stands at 200m and, alongside HSBC Tower (with which it was built in tandem), is the joint 4th-tallest building in the United Kingdom (behind The Shard, One Canada Square and Heron Tower). Designed by César Pelli & Associates, construction of the 45-storey tower - undertaken by Canary Wharf Contractors - began in 1998 and was completed in 2001, with Citigroup leasing the building from the outset. The building was bought by RBS in 2004 along with 5 Canada Square (leased to Bank of America) for $1.12 billion. Subsequently, on 2 July 2007, CGC2 was individually sold to a joint venture between Quinlan Private and PropInvest for £1 billion (US$2 billion). Citigroup pay £46.5 million a year in rent for the tower, generating a yield of 4.6% to the owners. The east facing side of 25 Canada Square up to level 40 is configured for use by tenants.
This year, Ice Rink Canary Wharf is returning bigger and brighter than ever, illuminating Canada Square Park for 16 weeks from 4 November 2016 through to 25 February 2017.
LUMINOCITY at Ice Rink Canary Wharf is the first of its kind in London. With more than 8km of LED lights laid beneath the ice and positioned throughout the venue, visitors will be amazed by the spectacle of lights set to music.
LUMINOCITY will showcase more than 16 million different colours every session and swathe skaters in an abundance of magical light to create a truly immersive skating experience. The ice rink will also be fully covered by a clear roof to guarantee skating sessions whatever the weather.
Not just a festive activity, LUMINOCITY at Ice Rink Canary Wharf will host activities throughout the year, including ice hockey, curling and speed skating. It’s also the perfect venue for team-building days, launch events, children’s parties, ice skating lessons and more.
The ice rink is complemented by a vibrant bar offering delicious beverages and bar snacks throughout the season. For those less stable on the ice, the venue also has a large heated outdoor viewing terrace from which to admire the icy action.
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One Churchill Place Distance: 0.4 miTourist Information Churchill Place London, United Kingdom E14 5HP
One Churchill Place is a 156 m tall skyscraper with 32 floors, serving as the headquarters of Barclays Bank. It is in the Docklands area of London Borough of Tower Hamlets in Canary Wharf. The building is the 13th-tallest office block in the United Kingdom and the sixth tallest building in the Docklands.The building was formally opened in June 2005 by the Chairman of Barclays, Matthew Barrett, and merged Barclays offices across London into one building. The former corporate HQ was at 54 Lombard Street in the City of London.Barclays occupy approximately 90% of the building, floors 18-20 are leased to BGC Partners/Cantor Fitzgerald.ConstructionThe building was designed by HOK International and constructed by Canary Wharf Contractors.Designed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the building is constructed around four staircase columns with a large, central column containing the lifts and toilet facilities. The building manual states that there is enough room in these columns to contain everyone who works in the building, in the event of a security alert.The building was planned to be 50 storeys in height, but was scaled down to 31 after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.LayoutIncreasingly the premises are now used on a hotdesking basis to accommodate more agile and collaborative working.
Poplar Baths on the East India Dock Road in Poplar, London is a former public bath house and Grade II listed building that was constructed in 1933 and closed to the public in 1988. A campaign to restore the baths won the support of Tower Hamlets Council in 2010 and the construction company Guildmore was appointed to complete the works to create a new leisure centre incorporating a swimming pool, gymnasium and affordable housing on adjacent land. The site reopened in July 2016.The original Poplar Baths opened in 1852, costing £10,000. It was built to provide public wash facilities for the East End's poor as a result of the Baths and Washhouses Act 1846. The baths incorporated slipper and vapour baths. The slipper baths section contained 12 baths in the men's first-class division, 24 in the men's second-class and six in both women's divisions. Steam and shower baths were located behind the slipper baths. A comprehensive public laundry was located at the rear of the building, on Arthur Street. It contained 48 wooden washing tubs, drying equipment and ironing rooms. An uncovered water tank supplied the baths and was erected above the boiler house with a capacity of 24,000 gallons.The Baths were rebuilt in 1933 to a design by Harley Heckford and the larger pool was covered over to convert the building into a theatre. Designated the East India Hall, it had seating capacity for 1,400 people and incorporated a dance hall, cinema, exhibition room and sports hall for boxing and wrestling programmes. This dual purpose sustained interest over the winter months, with the smaller pool remaining in use.Between 1938 and 1941 an office in the Baths was used by the Borough's electricity office and then later used by the Transport and General Workers' Union and the Poplar Labour Party. The main bath hall sustained bomb damage during the Second World War and was forced to close with the hall left unglazed for several years.