Landscape architects chosen for Wood Wharf scheme

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Architects have been appointed to design the waterfront landscape at Wood Wharf.

American-based Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (PWP) will transform the 20-acre mixed used site into new waterside parks for retail, leisure, cultural and community uses, with European-style streets and squares complementing the environmentally-friendly buildings.

Selected for the project by landowners Canary Wharf Group Plc, PWP has a strong track-record in creating international, high-profile designs including the National 9/11 Memorial in New York and the Sony Center Plaza in Berlin.

It will now work with fellow architects from Terry Farrell and Partners, who are currently drawing-up an outline masterplan for Wood Wharf.

Peter Walker, founding principal of PWP, said: "We are excited by the new Wood Wharf project.

"It is a complex building and open space challenge and we are delighted to have been selected.

"We look forward to working with Terry Farrell and the Canary Wharf Group."

Robert Maguire, project director for Wood Wharf, added: "PWP will be working closely with Terry Farrell and Partners to help realise our plans for this new creative district, which will contribute materially to the continued regeneration of east London."

The Wood Wharf project will be designed to respond to changing market conditions, with a shift and evolution of commercial buildings towards flexible space for dynamic business growth sectors.

The site will be able to cater for a mixture of future tenants, including IT services and new media companies.

Architects for individual buildings will be appointed in coming months, with the development expected to take 10 to 12 years to complete.

>Wood Wharf is currently hosting the London Ice Sculpting Festival until Sunday.
Entrance to the event is free.