KPF's Canary Wharf tower revealed
25 Churchill Place, a 20-storey, 45,000m² office development, will start on site later this year
The building seeks a BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating with photovoltaic cells, a green roof, elevators that store and reuse energy and ‘ultra-efficient air-conditioning equipment that recycles the energy from exhaust air’.
The project was granted planning permission in June however two earlier versions of the project have previously been approved for the site. In 2008 a 23-storey scheme won consent and in the 1990s there was permission to build a 15-storey structure on the site.
The develper, Canary Wharf Group, said: ‘The building of 25 Churchill Place is a symbolic milestone as it completes the development of the original Canary Wharf masterplan’.
Nearly 100,000 people currently work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025. Som designed the original Canary Wharf masterplan in 1985.
Canary Wharf Group has so far developed more than 1.4 million m² of office and retail space across the 39 hectare east London estate.
The company’s projects outside the Canary Wharf district include Rafel Vinoly’s 20 Fenchurch Street ‘Walkie Talkie’ tower, with Land Securities, and the redevelopment of the Shell Centre on the South Bank, with Qatari Diar.