Canary Wharf Group revealed the details of its new Wood Wharf development at a launch event last night. Opening proceedings, Canary Wharf Group CEO Sir George Iacobescu promised Wood Wharf will be London’s “new home for the next generation of tech and creative business”.
The ambitious 23-acre urban regeneration project will form the heart of London’s entrepreneurial community. It is set to create 20,000 jobs to the city’s tech and business companies.
Chaired by Seven Hills co-founder Michael Hayman, the event offered guests an insight into the new living and work spaces that Wood Wharf will create.
Taking place on Ada Lovelace day – an event that celebrates women in STEM – the launch welcomed female entrepreneurs including president of techUK Jacqueline de Rojas, Rav Bumbra, founder of tech recruitment specialist Structur3d People and gender pay gap campaign group Everywoman co-founder Maxine Benson.
Wood Wharf is targeted at attracting families as well as businesses. Interactive CGIs and a detailed model of the development gave guests a first glimpse into the estate’s features – including modern offices, luxury and affordable housing, shops and restaurants.
In an address to guests, Jacqueline highlighted the importance a community like Wood Wharf could bring in adapting to technological advancement and the changing world: “It is an exciting time to reinvent ways of living and working”.
The launch has been covered by a number of broadcasters and media outlets, nationally and internationally, including BBC London News, Sky News, City AM and Sueddeutsche. It has also been featured in several property and business trade publications.
Find out more about Wood Wharf here.