Canary Wharf Contractors


Engineering Consultants: Arup
Lighting Consultants: Studio Fractal


Heron Quays West is a new green gateway park leading into the Canary Wharf Estate. The Practice was appointed to create a temporary landscape on one of the future building plots to provide both recreational, social and activity opportunities for all users.

The landscape proposals were to create a park setting that included a series of winding paths through interconnecting spaces. These are linked by feature planting in vibrant coloured strips which weave their way along the main routes and provide both seasonal interest and high visual impact, particularly at the main entrances. A large number of semi-mature trees were allowed in the proposals in order to help provide a transition from the towering buildings down to the human scale within the park; and in addition to create an established feel to the park. Two large public art installations and a new kiosk define the temporary park as destination within the estate.

The park was opened ahead of the 2012 Olympics Games.