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Wood Wharf EIA


Location Client Completion
London, London Borough of Tower Hamlets Canary Wharf Group Ongoing

Project details

In 2012, BDP was commissioned by Canary Wharf Group to provide an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for Wood Wharf, on the north-eastern corner of the Isle of Dogs. The comprehensive masterplan provides for the mixed-use redevelopment adding 23 acres to the Canary Wharf Estate, and comprising 3,300 new homes, nearly 2 million sqft of high quality commercial office space, and a further 490,000 sqft of shops, restaurants and community uses. The EIA supported the Outline Planning Application and assessed the likely significant environmental effects of the proposals, with recommended mitigation to offset these effects. The EIA was instrumental in supporting the masterplan gaining outline planning consent in December 2014.

As the Wood Wharf masterplan is built out, we have been retained to complete several EIA assessments of the Reserved Matters applications, and any planning amendments required to support the scheme’s implementation.

As EIA coordinator, our planning team acts as the nexus between design and environmental consultant teams, coordinating assessments and providing expert advice to maintain a critical path for delivery. Alongside setting out the EIA strategy and managing its delivery, we also undertook and wrote the townscape and visual impact assessment chapter.

We are also liaising closely with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets’ environmental and planning officers.


  • EIA strategic coordination and preparation
  • ongoing EIA strategy to support planning and implementation stages
  • townscape and Visual Impact Assessment


  • approval of outline planning consent for EIA development
  • 14 ES Addendums and several ES Compliance Notes

Integrated services

planning, EIA