One Canada Square

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One Canada Square
London MMB S6 Canary Wharf.jpg
One Canada Square, Canary Wharf; the second-tallest building in the United Kingdom
Record height
Tallest in the United Kingdom from 1990 to 2012[I]
Preceded by Tower 42
Surpassed by The Shard
General information
Type Commercial[1]
Location Canary Wharf
London, E14
United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°30′18″N 0°01′10.6″W / 51.50500°N 0.019611°W / 51.50500; -0.019611Coordinates: 51°30′18″N 0°01′10.6″W / 51.50500°N 0.019611°W / 51.50500; -0.019611
Construction started 1988
Completed 1991; 27 years ago (1991)[2][3][4]
Cost £624 million
Owner Canary Wharf Group plc (current majority shareholder is Songbird Estates plc)[5]
Management Canary Wharf Group plc
Height
Architectural 770 ft (235 m)AGL
800 ft (240 m)[6] ASL
Technical details
Floor count 50[1]
Floor area 1,748,296 sq ft (162,422.0 m2)[7]
Lifts/elevators 32 + 3 freight + 2 firemen[1]
Design and construction
Architect César Pelli & Associates[8]
Adamson Associates[9]
Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners[10]
Developer Olympia & York[3][11]
Structural engineer MS Yolles & Partners
Winston Group[12]
Waterman Partnership[12]
Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine
Ellis Don
Lehrer McGovern
Bovis
Balfour Beatty
Olympia & York
+ approximately 40 sub-contractors
References
[13]

One Canada Square is the second tallest building in the United Kingdom. It is 235 m (771 ft) tall. It is in Canary Wharf.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Canary Wharf Group plc, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2008.  The Estate – Buildings – One Canada Square – More information – One Canada Square Facts, official Canary Wharf website, Canary Wharf Group plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008 14:45 BST.
  2. Canary Wharf Contractors Limited, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 15 July 2007.  Some of our projects – One Canada Square – One Canada Square, Canary Wharf Contractors website, Canary Wharf Contractors Limited. Retrieved 25 May 2008 15:30 BST.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Canary Wharf Group plc, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 3 December 2007. Retrieved 15 August 2006.  History, official Canary Wharf website, Canary Wharf Group plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008 14:38 BST.
  4. The Open University http://www.open2.net/modernity/3_17.htm A-Z Index – From Here to Modernity – Buildings – Canary Wharf – Canary Wharf, Open2 website, The Open University. Retrieved 25 May 2008 15:39 BST. WARNING: THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS ERRORS.
  5. Songbird Estates plc "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 5 May 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2008.  Company Overview / AIM Rule 26 – 'Company Overview and Alternative Investment Market ("AIM") Rule 26', Songbird Estates website, Songbird Estates plc, 25 May 2008. Retrieved 25 May 2008 20:08 BST.
  6. Canary Wharf Group plc, "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 20 June 2009. Retrieved 20 April 2008.  Fact File – One Canada Square – One Canada Square, official Canary Wharf website, Canary Wharf Group plc. Retrieved 25 May 2008 14:55 BST.
  7. "One Canada Square". Skyscraper Center. CTBUH. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  8. Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects (formerly Cesar Pelli & Associates) "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 26 April 2008.  Projects – Office Buildings – One Canada Square – One Canada Square, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects website, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects. Retrieved 25 May 2008 17:00 BST.
  9. Answers Corporation http://www.answers.com/topic/adamson-associates-2?cat=entertainment "Art Encyclopedia: Adamson Associates", "Answers.com" website, Answers Corporation. Retrieved 25 May 2008 19:52 BST.
  10. Gibberd http://www.gibberd.com/ Projects – Office – Canary Wharf – Canary Wharf, Gibberd website, Gibberd. Retrieved 25 May 2008 19:46 BST. (Frederick Gibberd Coombes & Partners are now known as Frederick Gibberd Partnership)
  11. John Grigsby http://www.lddc-history.org.uk/property/index.html "LDDC Monograph" "Attracting Investment – Creating Value Establishing a Property Market in London Docklands", LDDC History Pages, IJP Community Regeneration, 12 June 2007. Retrieved 24 May 2008.
  12. 12.0 12.1 Waterman Group http://www.watermangroup.co.uk/wg/download/book/Chapter4a.pdf "Ingenuity and Engineering – The Waterman Story – The first 50 years", Chapter 4, page 45 of document or page 11 of PDF file, Waterman Group website, Waterman Group, no publication date stated. Retrieved 25 May 2008 20:04 BST.
  13. One Canada Square at SkyscraperPage