NATIONAL FINALIST

One Bank Street, Canary Wharf

PROJECT TEAM

Architect:
Kohn Pedersen Fox

Structural Engineer:
Arup

Steelwork Contractor:
William Hare

Main Contractor:
Canary Wharf Contractors

Client:
Canary Wharf Group

One Bank Street is a striking 27-storey commercial building on the prestigious Canary Wharf estate offering 60,000m² of high-quality office space including three levels of state-of-the-art trading floors, a retail unit at ground level, public realm, a nd basement car and cycle parking.

Designed to achieve a BREEAM ‘ Outstanding’ rating, the steel-framed structure sits atop a triple 1 6m-deep basement and gains its stability from a large centrally-positioned core. Sustainability was a key design element of One Bank Street which includes measures to save approximately 352 tonnes of carbon annually and a 55% reduction in water compared to a typical office building.

This major development in the heart of London’s Docklands posed some significant construction challenges due to the complex geometry on the lower levels. These required some heavy cantilevers, bespoke detailing for the steelwork, and close cooperation between steelwork and cladding contractors, resulting in an eye-catching structure providing high quality office space.

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