New London Architecture

One & Five Bank Street


Bounded by water on two sides, this 27-storey building marks the entrance to the Canary Wharf Estate. It provides flexible, state-of-the-art commercial facilities and improves the public realm.
A high-quality office in Canary Wharf, the dramatic vertical sweep of the west facade unifies three large trading floors with the smaller office floors above and creates a large atrium with views across the Thames to the City. A gateway to the Estate, landscaping, active frontages and a new dock-edge promenade promote pedestrian access. Certified BREEAM Outstanding, passive design, active measures and a ‘fabric first’ approach reduce whole-life carbon, improve biodiversity and encourage active travel. Inherently flexible and future proofed to allow for multiple tenancies, with the location becoming increasingly residential, the project provides a new public promenade improving East-West access to the site.
Zero Carbon London

Zero Carbon London

→ BREEAM Outstanding
→ 30% improvement on building regulations for energy performance and carbon emissions
→ 40% reduction in heating and cooling demand
→ Roof top solar panels delivering almost 20,000 kWh/year
→ A 706 sqm biodiverse roof and 245 sqm of terrace and planters

In this high-quality office in the Canary Wharf Estate, passive and active measures have been used to reduce whole-life carbon, improve biodiversity and encourage active travel. Key features include: low energy lighting; grey water recycling; photovoltaic panels; green and brown roofs as wildlife habitats and to attenuate rainwater runoff; an extensive green wall; planters at the ground floor and level four terrace; an underwater ‘living wall’; and extensive cycle parking and facilities. The substructure was designed to resist flood levels estimated with an allowance for climate change.

Project information




Tower Hamlets


111000 sq m


October 2019


1 Bank St, Canary Wharf, London E14 4JD, UK

Team Credits


Canary Wharf Group


Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates (KPF)

Executive Architects

Adamson Associates International

Structural Engineer



Hilson Moran

Geotechnical Engineers


Ecology Consultant


Landscape Architects


Project Managers

Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd

Design & Construction Managers

Canary Wharf Contractors Ltd

Steel Contractors

William Hare

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