8 Harbord Square, Wood Wharf
8 Harbord Square forms an integral part of Wood Wharf, a new and growing neighbourhood of Canary Wharf. The collection of 82 loft style apartments is inspired by the history of the London docklands and influenced by the warehouse districts of Lower Manhattan, with ground floor retail and restaurant, and a roof terrace.
The building reflects the industrial heritage of Canary Wharf, with exposed brickwork, concrete ceilings, large industrial-style windows, engineered timber flooring and exposed services. Apartments are designed completely open plan with no fixed walls and exposed interior features, allowing owners autonomy to shape their homes to match their lifestyle.
“The apartments at 8 Harbord Square are unlike anything else available in London, providing the perfect canvas for purchasers to creatively shape their new home.” - Brian De’ath, Director of Residential Sales at Canary Wharf Group
The apartments are designed to be passively cooled, making use of the significant availability of thermal mass and large openable windows. The apartments feature contemporary bathrooms with walk-in showers, freestanding baths, double wash basins and wall-mounted WCs. The kitchens include integrated Siemens appliances including fridge/freezer, induction hob, single oven, dishwasher and combined washer/dryer.
The building also makes use of district heating networks available in the Wood Wharf development.
“We hope that the building will help define `Harbord Square’ with a building that, on the one hand echoes the Wharf history, while on the other will perform to highly sustainable modern standards, with a stripped back palette of materials and flexible space.” - Paul Karakusevic, Founding Partner at Karakusevic Carson Architects