George Stowell 

Chartered Practice | Client Adviser


Technical management: Adamson Associates for station over-site development.

Completed 2015

One of Britain’s most innovative timber roofs for station over site development, meeting high user expectations and sustainability standards, including design, materials and construction for ease of use and maintenance over the one hundred and twenty year intended lifespan.

In construction timber grid shell roof

In construction expressed grid shell

Completed roof garden by Gillespies

Completed roof by Seele/Wiehag

Grid shell by Arup/Foster + Partners

Key aspects

Sustainable structural materials

Gulam timber structure sourced from sustainably managed European forests, engineered by Arup, Wiehag and Seele.

Enjoyable and practical garden

Informal planting with carefully detailed hard landscaping by Gillespies enriching the user experience. Subtly integrated design elements for long term maintenance and user benefit.

Crafted weathering skin

Protective lightweight skin to Gulam beams, designed by Foster + Partners giving a highly engineered visual contrast to informal planting.

Employer: Adamson Associates for Canary Wharf Contractors.

Consultants: Arup, Gilesspies, Foster + Partners.

Cost: £500m