The First Residential Tower in the UK by Herzog & de Meuron ..
Editorial Team | 6th January, 2021
Canary Wharf Group has launched the first three in-situ show apartments at One Park Drive, Wood Wharf’s signature and tallest residential building. Designed by the world-renowned architects Herzog & de Meuron, famed for the Tate Modern Gallery and Beijing’s Olympic National Stadium, One Park Drive is the firms’ first residential tower in the UK.
Situated within the building, each show apartment showcases the three core typologies available to purchase, the Bay, the Cluster and the Loft. Set to relaunch onto the market, prices for the remaining apartments start from £840,000.
The show apartments have been luxuriously designed by two exceptional award-winning interior design firms. The Bay and Cluster typologies have been designed by Goddard Littlefair and the Loft interiors are by Bowler James Brindley.
Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group comments, “We are so pleased that we are now able to welcome interested purchasers to come and see for themselves what life at architectural gem, One Park Drive, and new neighbourhood, Wood Wharf, will be like.
“The three show apartments available to view perfectly represent the three typologies that are so clearly observed in the geometric exterior architecture of the building. The interiors of the three show apartments are really impressive and include plush contemporary designs that complement the striking One Park Drive and showcase the views across London.”
The Loft apartments are on floors two to nine and are designed to make the most out of the connection to the surrounding green spaces and waterfront of Wood Wharf, with wraparound terraces framed by fluted terracotta panels. The Loft show apartment perfectly embodies the free-flowing spaces of this typology, that is divided with sliding walls, pivoted screens and includes cool resin floors, sculptural mother of pearl clad bathroom and curved ceiling designs.
The Cluster apartments form the heart of the building and are located on floors 10 to 32. This typology contains the greatest variety, with lower levels connected to the parks and waters and the higher levels with the sky. The Cluster show apartment showcases the seamless integration between spaces and the interior materials used. Specifically chosen for their texture, the material palettes reflect the natural light flowing in from the floor to ceiling windows. Bathrooms include marble finishes, and living / kitchen spaces feature statement geometric shelving, in a nod to One Park Drive’s external design.
The Bay apartments, on floors 33 to 54, boast double-height terraces set back into the building. The cascading balconies of the Bay are carved into the cylindrical geometry of One Park Drive making this typology really stand out across the Canary Wharf as it appears to spiral upwards. The Bay show apartment showcases the large, luxurious and spacious apartments of these levels. Interior finishes include exposed concrete walls, profiled timber panelling, pivoting doors and natural stone that creates a calm and elegant feel.
One Park Drive will offer state of the art amenities designed by GA Design, split over the ground and first floors. Residents will benefit from a sophisticated entrance lobby with 24-hour concierge services; library, cinema room and lounge on the ground floor, whilst the first floor houses an exclusive residents-only health club. Framed by floor-to-ceiling glazing, this calming space, which includes a 20-metre pool, gym, studio space and spa, invites stunning views of the surrounding parks, gardens and water.
Wood Wharf is a new 23-acre neighbourhood within the Canary Wharf estate, which will be home to up to 3,600 new homes, 350,000 sq.ft. of shops and restaurants, 2 million sq.ft. of office space, a new NHS doctor’s surgery and two-form primary school. Amongst this will sit lively high streets, green public spaces and walkways. Residents will benefit from a year-round programme of arts, music, sport and events, many of which are free.