LS Estates gets green light on €234m project in Canary Wharf (GB)

The 17 Columbus Courtyard

LS Estates got the green light to repurpose an office building in London’s Canary Wharf for life sciences and technology tenants.


The 17 Columbus Courtyard project designed by architect Scott Brownrigg will see the 9-floor building expanded to provide 23,200m2 of flexible laboratory and office space. The reconstruction will minimise both embodied and operational carbon by retaining as much of the existing building as possible and targeting BREEAM Excellent certification.


The investment of c. €234m into the project displays a redirection of focus towards Life Sciences for Canary Wharf. 


Paul Bailey, managing director Life Sciences at LS Estates said: “We have begun to witness the emergence of Canary Wharf as a new life sciences cluster within London and 17 Columbus Courtyard will be one of the first lab-enabled buildings of scale to satisfy that increasing demand. With flexible floorspace and specification options available, we feel that occupiers will be able to focus on growing their businesses in a suitably collaborative environment”.


The scheme is anticipated to be finished by autumn 2025.

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