About the Property
SOUTH QUAY PLAZA
South Quay Plaza’s slender 68-storey glass tower will bring a new focal point to the London skyline and provide a new reason to live in Canary Wharf, the city’s prestigious, modern financial district.
Developed by Berkeley and designed by Foster + Partners, South Quay Plaza is set to be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. Combining the highest quality of architecture, interior design and amenities; it also promotes sustainable high-rise living, which means creating not just a new landmark for London, but a vibrant longterm community.
As a residential development in a prestigious part of London, South Quay Plaza offers the level and scope of amenities, services and luxury that ensure its residents feel a great sense of pride in calling it home.
With nearly two thirds of the site dedicated to green spaces, play areas and public realm, South Quay Plaza is the keystone of an exciting new residential quarter within London.
The Architect Foster + Partners iconic and elegant waterside residence is set to change Canary Wharf’s skyline. Its impact will extend the practice’s reputation as one of the most innovative architecture and integrated design companies in the world.
Over four decades, Foster + Partners have pioneered a sustainable approach to architecture through a wide range of projects, with landmark buildings on six continents such as: British Museum, London; Reichstag, Berlin; Hong Kong International Airport and Hearst Tower, New York City.
There are some 90 restaurants and bars within a mile or so of Canary Wharf, ranging from waterfront gastropubs, such as The Gun, and sophisticated spots, such as Plateau, for champagne with a view. There are London institutions such as the whisky-lovers’ Boisdale and popular new names such as Thomasina Miers’ Mexican restaurant Wahaca.
Canary Wharf is the place to come to enjoy a weekend brunch, lunch created by a two-Michelin-starred chef, or sit back and listen to jazz. Every cuisine is catered for. You can be traditionally English in your dining, get a taste of Madrid at Ibérica or the flavours of contemporary Mumbai in the Dockmaster’s House.
Canary Wharf is also famed as a first-class shopping destination. Among the most recent openings in Jubilee Place are Banana Republic, Tiger of Sweden and The White Company. They join such luxury names as Tiffany & Co, Monica Vinader, Michael Kors, Boss and Jo Malone, along with the best high-street boutiques and cafés and a John Lewis department store.
The new Crossrail station, set to open in 2018, and the extension of Jubilee Place will also bring 160,000 sq ft of new retail space set on four floors, including shops, restaurants, an Everyman cinema and other leisure facilities. It is one of the biggest retail expansion programmes in the UK and will put Canary Wharf firmly on the map as a shopping destination.
Canary Wharf Shopping Centre offers a relaxed and sophisticated environment for shopping, eating and browsing. The centre’s three arcades – Canada, Cabot and Jubilee Place – encircle Jubilee Park and the Tube station, and house more than 200 shops, bars, restaurants and cafés that are open seven days a week.
South Quay Plaza is located along Marsh Wall on the Isle of Dogs. It is bounded to the north by the South Dock and to the east by the Millwall Cutting. The South Quay DLR station can be found to the immediate south.
The site currently comprises a small retail complex, two office buildings and a leisure facility in the north east corner. These buildings cover a large proportion of the site, leaving very little space for public use. Access and visibility to the waterfront is also restricted with poor pedestrian connectivity through the site to Canary Wharf and the areas to the north. As a result, there is no life or activity along the water’s edge.
South Quay Plaza 4 is located immediately to the west of the existing retail and office complex, and sits to the south of Discovery Dock East. It is currently vacant, with hoardings surrounding it.
The poor quality public realm, the lack of activity or life and the complete absence of green space across the entirety of the site has formed the context for our development proposals.
- One of the tallest residential towers in Europe designed by Foster & Partners.
- Residents club lounge & terrace on the 56th floor.
- This iconic waterside development is set to change the skyline of Canary Wharf.