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Heron Quays West

Heron Quays West
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The recently approved design for Heron Quays West.
General information
Status Approved
Height
Roof 214 m (702 ft) (Tower 1)
156 m (512 ft) (Tower 2)
Technical details
Floor count 40 (Tower 1)
29 (Tower 2)
Design and construction
Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Developer Canary Wharf Group

Heron Quays West is a skyscraper development approved for construction in Canary Wharf, London. The current design is for two large skyscrapers connected by a large atrium at the base, not unlike the Riverside South development. The site is at the south west of the Canary Wharf site off Bank Street. It is one of the final pieces of the current Canary Wharf design masterplan.

Developed by the Canary Wharf Group and designed by the architects, Richard Rogers Partnership, the current building design has two skyscrapers. Tower one has 40 floors and a height of 214 metres, and tower two has 29 floors and a height of 156 metres. The two towers are joined by a common base.

Status - Approved. Construction is unlikely until Riverside South and North Quay are completed. This may be several years with the design liable to change depending on market forces.

On 27 April 2007, it was revealed that Canary Wharf Group had surprisingly sent a letter to the local council indicating they intend to stop the leasehold on site, and that they would be starting development at Heron Quay on or before August 2008. This means the development will start years before previously expected, and that North Quay will be constructed after this scheme instead of before it.

In March 2008, the Borough of Tower Hamlets approved the Heron Quays West scheme, and on 7 May 2009 Tower Hamlets issued a compulsory purchase order[1] for the land needed to proceed with development. Construction is now clear to go ahead, however there is much speculation over when this will be due to turmoil in current financial and property markets.

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External links

  • Heron Quays West on Skyscrapernews.com

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