Manhire Associates adding once again to the London skyline
We are pleased to announce the opening of the new 40 storey project Novotel London Canary Wharf.
Working closely with Leach Rhodes Walker and DMS, Manhire Associates identified a number of challenges – the small confined site, existing pile obstructions and the retention of an existing contiguous piled wall. Other challenges included the provision of a loading bay, surface water attenuation tanks, and overcoming constraints imposed by an adjacent public footpath.
A key aspect of the architecture; the double and triple height feature ‘vee’ and ‘cruciform’ columns support 40 storeys and are designed with varying cross sections and form. The columns were modelled in 3 dimensions and geometries developed with planar faces avoiding warped surfaces that would be difficult to construct.
Other features include exceptional views from the terrace bar and restaurant, a grand staircase, floating furniture and an indoor pool.
The 310-room development is the tallest hotel building in the UK and is just one block away from Manhire Associates’ ‘Landmark’ residential development which was completed in 2009.
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