Canary Wharf Crossrail Station

Crossrail Place, the new home for Canary Wharf Crossrail station is one of several completed FSC-certified projects by Canary Wharf Group.

About this project

The retail and leisure space within Crossrail Place opened to the public in 2015.

The roof of the development includes a pavilion restaurant and a landscaped roof garden covered by an elegant, semi open-air timber lattice roof.

Built across six floors including the station ticket hall and platforms, the upper floors offer a mix of leisure facilities including a cinema, bars, restaurants and shops. However, delays to the Crossrail project mean that the station will not open until 2021.

Use of timber

A striking 310-metre-long timber lattice roof shelters a roof-top garden while letting in light and rain for natural irrigation. Sustainably sourced PEFC-certified timber was chosen for the roof structure, providing an organic and natural appearance in contrast to the glass and steel towers of Canary Wharf.

Open to the public, the garden is planted with a selection of species native to historic British trading destinations, a nod to the area’s heritage as a trading hub for the West India Dock Company.

The area around the station is designed to encourage people to use the new park and shops at the weekend as well as during the week, creating a lively new community facility. The garden hosts a community performance space which is used by local schools and community groups.

Most public areas are naturally ventilated, making use of passive cooling measures, and the development features rainwater harvesting and grey-water recycling, adding to its sustainable credentials.

Images: Canary Wharf Group

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