September 26, 2016 12:48 AM ET

Real Estate Management and Development

Company Overview of Canary Wharf Group plc

Company Overview

Canary Wharf Group plc, through its subsidiaries, engages in integrated property development, investment, management, and construction activities. It is primarily focused on the development of office and retail space on its estate, which comprises approximately 97 acres in London. As of December 31, 2014, it had an investment property portfolio of 17 completed properties totaling approximately 6.7m square feet of net internal area. The company was incorporated in 2001 and is based in London, the United Kingdom. Canary Wharf Group plc is a subsidiary of Songbird Finance Limited.

One Canada Square

Canary Wharf

London,  E14 5AB

United Kingdom

Founded in 2001

1,051 Employees


44 20 7418 2000


44 20 7418 2222

Key Executives for Canary Wharf Group plc

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of Operating Committee
Age: 69
Managing Director of Finance, Executive Director and Member of Operating Committee
Age: 62
Head of Level39
Group Company Secretary
Director of Strategy
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Canary Wharf Group plc Key Developments

Canary Wharf Group plc Appoints Ben Brabyn as New Head of Level39

Canary Wharf Group plc has appointed Ben Brabyn as the new head of Level39. He brings experience of online payments, cyber and social ecommerce. Brabyn will advise the Group on strengthening Canary Wharf's reputation as one of the most important European technology ecosystems and the ideal location to start, grow and headquarter a technology business. Through Level39, the group is already providing a point of convergence for startups, tech industry titans and their natural client base in the banking, financial and professional services sectors. Level39 members also benefit from an optimized environment for growth with access to office space, amenities and the opportunities to win new business and attract finance, talent and high quality mentors. Brabyn will oversee the next phase of growth within the Level39 community of FinTech and smart cities tech companies, which the Group has assembled in preparation for the New phase of Canary Wharf (formerly known as Wood Wharf) - a 4.9 million sq ft mixed-use waterside community - as the companies of the future. Level39 currently has more than 200 members and now spans three floors, or 80,000 sq ft, of One Canada Square.

Canary Wharf Group Secures Detailed Planning Consent from Tower Hamlets Council for the First Residential Tower at Estate's New Phase

Canary Wharf Group has secured detailed planning consent from Tower Hamlets council for the first residential tower at the estate's new phase, formerly known as Wood Wharf. The 57-storey building will comprise 468 flats on the edge of South Dock, E14. A new town development consortium has been launched to build a £1 billion new town at Sherford, Devon. Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Taylor Wimpey have formed the Sherford Consortium. It will build 5,500 homes, schools, shops, leisure and community facilities.

Canary Wharf Group plc Receives Approval for New Office Building at 1 Bank Street, London

Canary Wharf Group plc has received approval from the Tower Hamlets planning committee for a new 700,000Sqft office building at 1 Bank Street, Canary Wharf in London. This striking new 27-storey commercial scheme will comprise high-quality office space including three levels of trading floors, a retail unit at ground level, a free-standing retail kiosk on South Dock Promenade, public realm, planting and landscaping and basement car and cycle parking. There will also be public access to a new promenade along the South Dock.

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