Canary Wharf may downscale North Quay towers (UK)

Canary Wharf may have to reduce the height of two new proposed towers at North Quay, because they are too close to the flight path of City Airport. The developer plans to build two towers of 36 and 39 storeys, plus some lower-rise office space and retail, totalling 2.4m sq ft.

However, Canary Wharf said yesterday that the Civil Aviation Authority’s review of its flight path safeguards “may impact upon the height of development allowable.”

Earlier this week, Canary Wharf was awarded planning consent for two towers of 34 and 28 storeys, plus additional retail and leisure space, at its Riverside South site. The scheme was designed by Richard Rogers and will provide a total of 3m sq ft of floorspace.

Canary Wharf is expected to seek a significant pre-let before beginning work on the site.
Source: Freeman

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