London’s largest Art Deco development launches in Canary Wharf
Argent Design, which counts Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Richard Caring among its clients, has created the interiors of the Art Deco development in Canary Wharf.
London’s largest Art Deco development is launching in Canary Wharf, providing more than 900 homes across five skyscrapers.
The interior design has been created by Argent Design, the luxury specialist favoured by the likes of Madonna, Guy Ritchie and Richard Caring.
Harbour Central was once an industrial site that is being transformed into a Manhattan-style village for Canary Wharf. It is one of a raft of residential-led developments that are emerging out of the ground in the wider Docklands area.
Harbour Central will include 901 homes as well as shops, offices, leisure and parking facilities in towers up to 41 storeys high. The development will comprise 624 private homes plus another 277 intermediate and affordable rented homes in total.
The tallest tower, at 41 storeys, is the first part of Harbour Central to launch for sale.
The skyscraper, along with a 35 storey tower, will form the architectural heart of Harbour Central, and will be home to studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and four and five penthouses for private sale. The Art Deco facades boast glass, bonze effect panels and ceramics with brise-soleil feature screens.
Prices for the 297 private homes for sale in the 41-storey building, known as Maine Tower, start from £350,000 for a studio. One, two and three bedroom apartments are priced at £495,000, £625,000 and £1.25m respectively.
The homes all boast a spacious reception room, bespoke entertainment system and mood lighting, with many opening onto balconies. The bedrooms features high gloss floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, with ensuite bathrooms to the master bedrooms in the larger flats. The penthouses all open onto private roof gardens with views of Canary Wharf and the O2 Arena.
The third tower, which reaches up to 24 storeys, will also comprise private homes. And the final pair of towers, eight and 27 storeys high, will include the intermediate and affordable rented homes.
There is also an 11,300 sq ft six storey New York-style entertainment and leisure complex, with a lounge and library, gym and spa, private cinema, cocktail bar and club lounge.
Harbour Central is designed around two squares and will have tree-lined boulevards and landscaping.
The scheme, developed by Galliard Homes and Cain Hoy, is the first stage of the wider Millharbour Village. The project is still in planning but is expected to provide 1,550 new homes in six towers and 161,000 sq ft of shops, restaurants, bars, leisure and educational facilities.
Harbour Central and Millharbour Village will together create more than 2,450 homes, the Docklands' largest residential neighbourhood.
Harbour Central is five minutes’ walk from the heart of Canary Wharf, home to some of the world’s leading banks and other financial businesses. It is served by the Jubilee tube line, Docklands Light Railway, Thames Clipper shuttle service and City Airport.
Stephen Conway, chairman and chief executive of Galliard Homes, said: “Millharbour is the best residential address in London Docklands and through working with Argent Design, we have designed a scheme that offers buyers both a lifestyle offering and a superb investment.
“We believe that with the regeneration of this industrial site adjoining Millharbour Dock and the forthcoming Crossrail link that will be a game changer in connecting Docklands with west London, homes in the locality will benefit from capital value uplift and sustained sales demand from rental investors and end users."
Harbour Central and Millharbour Village are not the only developments expected to transform the financial quarter's landscape. The first homes to be built at 10 Park Drive, on the former Wood Wharf site at Canary Wharf, are due to go on sale in early July.
The development will include 345 apartments at 10 Park Drive, with prices starting at £395,000. It is expected to be complete by 2019. The scheme is the first phase of what will be 3,200 new homes, shops and restaurants. The ambitious plans are being developed by Canary Wharf Group, which owns and runs the entire 97 acre site.
Other developments in the pipeline include South Quay Plaza, a Foster + Partners-designed waterfront scheme by the doyen of the housebuilders, Berkeley Group. Homes are expected to go on sale later this year. And Chinese group Greenland has consent to construct a 63 storey tower, which has been billed as Europe’s tallest residential skyscraper.
In three years’ time, Crossrail, the high speed rail line that is set to run from Maidenhead to Shenfield, will open at Canary Wharf. It is set to boost the area’s prospects further, with the journey time from Canary Wharf to Heathrow Airport cut to just under 40 minutes.