Deu no Financial Times – Londres
10-12-2013, por Daniel Thomas
Canary Wharf expansion plans to include 3,000 homes
|Torre residencial (Herzog & de Meuron) |
emblemática de Wood Wharf, expansão
residencial de Canary Wharf
More than 3,000 homes will be developed on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf, alongside offices and shops, under revised plans for the Wood Wharf extension submitted on Tuesday morning by the business estate’s owners.
The Wood Wharf plans, which have been discussed over the past decade as Canary Wharf has grown to fill its existing estate to the east of London, mark the first significant housing development for the mainly commercial scheme.
Wood Wharf will be the first big extension to the business district since the financial crash, which held up the estate’s growth as financial groups froze hiring.
(..) The move is the latest step by commercial property developers into London’s residential market, where prices have risen sharply over the past couple of years. British commercial real estate investment trusts have also begun to develop new housing for sale. (Continua)