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Canary Wharf Master Plan – Civil Engineering

Canary Wharf occupies a 29-hectare site located three kilometers east of central London. Linked to the city by road, rail, and river, this development is specifically designed to foster the expansion of London’s financial trading floors. SOM master planned the entire development, in addition to designing all infrastructure, including new roads, parks, gardens, and other open spaces. SOM also provided architectural and engineering services for two buildings. The full Canary Wharf development is designed to encompass 5.67 million square meters and accommodate 90,000 workers.

For the expansive site, SOM designed a two-level looped road system. A roundabout at the west end serves as the main interchange with off-site roadways, and a less-utilized interchange accommodates traffic on the east end. Additional site access is provided by an elevated light-rail station at the center of the development and a link to the London Underground metro system. Storm drainage systems provide a high level of flood protection for both the upper and lower levels of the site and consider the tidal influences of the adjacent Thames River.

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