Canary Wharf is planned on a grand scale, yet with meticulous attention to detail. The estate extends to over 97 acres and is so called because when in use as a dock, many of the imports were from the Canary Islands.
Approximately 16 million square feet of office and retail space has been constructed to date.
The first tenants moved into Canary Wharf in August 1991 and now more than 105,000 people work here.
Currently the development comprises over 35 completed buildings and over 280 shops, cafes, bars and restaurants within four retail malls. It also has a conference and banqueting centre, two Dockland Light Railway stations, a Jubilee Line station, car parks and approximately 20 acres of landscaped open spaces.