Canary Wharf JV – ‘Europe’s largest’ life sciences hub


Plans to build ‘Europe’s largest life sciences building’ in London have been submitted. 

Canary Wharf Group's life sciences lab
Credit: Kadans Science Partner
by Rory ButlerDecember 14, 2022

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Canary Wharf Group (CWG) and Kadans Science Partner announced plans for a new state-of-the-art commercial health and life sciences facility, at Canary Wharf. 

The joint venture (JV) aims to build a “vertical campus” – the most “technologically advanced” in Europe – as part of the first phase of a new centre for the field on the North Quay. 


  • 23-storey tower 
  • 823,000 sq ft  
  • Labs and workspaces 
  • High containment facilities 
  • Freezer farms 


  • Energy efficient MEP  
  • Photovoltaic solar panels 
  • UK Design for Performance (DfP) 
  • NABERS  
  • ‘Excellent’ BREEAM rating  

At the top of the building there will also be a sky lounge and terrace. 

On the job 

  • Kohn Pedersen Fox architects 

Outline planning consent has already been secured for the wider scheme on the undeveloped 3.5-hectare site, where a 3.5 million sq ft laboratory could go. 

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