HWKN Makes UK Debut At Canada Water Dockside

September 20, 2023

This month, London’s Southwark Council resolved to grant permission for detailed designs at Canada Water Dockside, a 1.5 million square foot commercially-led masterplan in Canada Water led by the Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG). Designed by New York-based office HWKN, A2 will be the first building constructed in the scheme. It will provide a new office typology in London that meets ambitious sustainability standards, including BREEAM.


With a total of 240,000 square feet of space over 11 storeys, A2 emphasizes using contextual materials and providing distinctive spatial qualities. HWKN has designed the office building to include a wide range of diverse spaces that foster creativity and wellness. Building users can choose whether to work from a standard office, a state-of-the-art work cabin, or with co-workers in flex spaces extending to the terraces.


Overflowing with greenery, these terraces ascend the building’s angled sides while active frontages respond to the local context and biophilic design in harmony with Canada Water’s new public areas and green open spaces.