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One Canada Square, Canary Wharf Group Marketing Suite and Level 39

Canary Wharf Group has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe. The area is now a retail destination that includes five shopping malls, including award-winning leisure development Crossrail Place. Also home to Level39, Europe's most influential financial technology accelerator designed in 'tech industry' style by Gensler.

Architect

Cesar Pelli

Date

1991

Meet: South Lobby, One Canada Square E14 5AB

Sat 10am-5pm. Hourly tours, with talks around architectural models in the marketing suite and Level 39, Europe's largest technology accelerator space. Pre-book ONLY at openhouse@canarywharf.com with names and preferred time. Last entry 4pm. Max 20 per tour.

Canary Wharf, Heron Quays

D3, D7, D8, 135, 277

  • Access for wheelchair users
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets available

ONE CANADA SQUARE, MARKETING SUITE AND LEVEL 39 In just over 20 years, Canary Wharf Group plc has developed the most office space in London, achieving one of the greatest feats of civic transformation, an iconic urban regeneration. By designing and constructing over 16 million square feet across 34 office buildings and four retail malls, the Canary Wharf business and shopping district has been formed. It is home to a diverse range of sectors, employing over 100,000 people. One Canada SquareDesigned by Cesar Pelli and located at the heart of Canary Wharf.Largest office building in UK at 1.3 million square feet.Built on the original dock that received imports from the Canary Islands.Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988. When completed in 1991, One Canada Square was the tallest office building in Europe with a height of 800 feet (244 metres) and 50 storeys.Located within a couple of minutes_ walk of three tube and DLR stations.Over 90,000 square feet of Guatemalan and Italian marble was used in the triple height lobby. Total of 3,960 windows.Lifts travel from ground level to the top in 40 seconds.Average floor size 28,000 square feet.In excess of 27,500 tonnes of British Steel and 50,000 bolts used in construction.Designed to reflect the sky, the exterior walls are clad in 370,000 sq ft Patten Hyclad Cambric finish stainless steel.Aircraft warning light on the very top of the Tower flashes 40 times a minute, 57,600 times a day. Level 39 Technology at the WharfLevel39 is Europe_s largest Technology accelerator space for finance, retail and future cities technology companies. Occupying the entire 39th floor of the iconic One Canada Square building at Canary Wharf, Level39 helps the next generation of technology companies achieve huge growth by putting our high-potential businesses in the same room as the world_s most influential tech buyers, investors and mentors. Level39 also runs innovations programmes. These programmes run for six to twelve weeks, and take startup businesses on an intensive journey that allows them to access investment, knowledge and pilots with key clients. Level39 has to appeal to two very different stakeholder groups: the business community, and the technology ecosystem. Therefore we had to think long and hard about the design of our space. Techies need somewhere creative and versatile to work, whilst the space needed to maintain the professionalism expected by the financial sector. We worked with the architects Gensler to achieve this goal. As Gensler have worked with both banks and organisations such as Facebook in the past – we though they would be the right people to help us hit this middle point: FaceBank. Level39 has been open since Boris Johnson dropped by and swiped an iPad on 18th March 2013.