1 Cabot Square, E14

Block in/near Canary Wharf, existing between 1991 and now

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1 Cabot Square (also known as the Credit Suisse building) is a 21 floor office building occupied by Credit Suisse in the Canary Wharf development.

Original plans called for a skyscraper on this site for CSFB, however the slump at the end of the 1980s saw these plans scaled back.

The architect on the project was Pei Cobb Freed & Partners, and the building was completed in 1991. It is 89 metres tall with a floorspace of 50,166 square metres. The building has large, open plates on the floor that range in size from 64,500 square foot to 24,000 square foot in the executive offices.

It is internally connected to the west, to 20 Columbus Courtyard, which is also connected to a full-height internal link to the north, 17 Columbus Courtyard.


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Lived here
Kim Johnson   
Added: 24 Jun 2021 19:17 GMT   

Limehouse Causeway (1908)
My great grandparents were the first to live in 15 Tomlins Terrace, then my grandparents and parents after marriage. I spent the first two years of my life there. My nan and her family lived at number 13 Tomlins Terrace. My maternal grandmother lived in Maroon house, Blount Street with my uncle. Nan, my mum and her brothers were bombed out three times during the war.

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Lived here
   
Added: 16 Feb 2021 13:41 GMT   

Giraud Street
I lived in Giraud St in 1938/1939. I lived with my Mother May Lillian Allen & my brother James Allen (Known as Lenny) My name is Tom Allen and was evacuated to Surrey from Giraud St. I am now 90 years of age.

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Born here
colin Passfield   
Added: 1 Jan 2021 15:28 GMT   

Dora Street, E14
My grandmother was born in 1904 at 34 Dora Street

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Ron Shepherd   
Added: 18 Sep 2021 17:28 GMT   

More Wisdom
Norman Joseph Wisdom was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Paddington, West London.

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Jonathan Penner   
Added: 11 Sep 2021 16:03 GMT   

Pennard Road, W12
My wife and I, young Canadians, lodged at 65 (?) Pennard Road with a fellow named Clive and his girlfriend, Melanie, for about 6 months in 1985. We loved the area and found it extremely convenient.

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Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Matthew Moggridge ([email protected])   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 10:38 GMT   

Lord Chatham’s Ride (does it even exist?)
Just to say that I cycled from my home in Sanderstead to Knockholt Pound at the weekend hoping to ride Lord Chatham’s Ride, but could I find it? No. I rode up Chevening Lane, just past the Three Horseshoes pub and when I reached the end of the road there was a gate and a sign reading "Private, No Entry". I assumed this was the back entrance to Chevening House, country retreat of the Foreign Secretary, and that Lord Chatham’s Ride was inside the grounds. At least that’s what I’m assuming as I ended up following a footpath that led me into some woods with loads of rooted pathways, all very annoying. Does Lord Chatham’s Ride exist and if so, can I ride it, or is it within the grounds of Chevening House and, therefore, out of bounds? Here’s an account of my weekend ride with images, see URL below.

Source: No Visible Lycra: Lord Chatham’s ride: a big disappointmen

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norma brown   
Added: 20 Aug 2021 21:12 GMT   

my grandparents lived there as well as 2 further generations
my home

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Ruth   
Added: 6 Aug 2021 13:31 GMT   

Cheltenham Road, SE15
Harris Girls’ Academy, in Homestall Road, just off Cheltenham Road, was formerly Waverley School. Before that it was built as Honor Oak Girls’ Grammar School. It was also the South London Emergency School during WW2,taking girls from various schools in the vicinity, including those returning from being evacuated.

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Jude Allen   
Added: 29 Jul 2021 07:53 GMT   

Bra top
I jave a jewelled item of clothong worn by a revie girl.
It is red with diamante straps. Inside it jas a label Bermans Revue 16 Orange Street but I cannot find any info online about the revue only that 16 Orange Street used to be a theatre. Does any one know about the revue. I would be intesrested to imagine the wearer of the article and her London life.

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Kathleen   
Added: 28 Jul 2021 09:12 GMT   

Dunloe Avenue, N17
I was born in 1951,my grandparents lived at 5 Dunloe Avenue.I had photos of the coronation decorations in the area for 1953.The houses were rented out by Rowleys,their ’workers yard’ was at the top of Dunloe Avenue.The house was fairly big 3 bedroom with bath and toilet upstairs,and kitchenette downstairs -a fairly big garden.My Grandmother died 1980 and the house was taken back to be rented again

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Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.
St Matthias Old Church St Matthias Old Church is the modern name given to the Poplar Chapel built by the East India Company in 1654.
Tower Hamlets College Tower Hamlets College is a large further education and a constituent college of New City College.
West India Quay West India Quay is a leisure complex on the Isle of Dogs.

NEARBY STREETS
1 West India Quay, E14 1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in the Docklands area which was completed in 2004.
Adams Place, E14 Adams Place is a road in the E14 postcode area
Bank Street, E14 Bank Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place East, E14 Cabot Place East is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place West, E14 Cabot Place West is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cabot Place, E14 Cabot Place is a retail area.
Cabot Square, E14 Cabot Square is one of the central squares of the Canary Wharf Development.
Canada Place, E14 Canada Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Canada Square, E14 Canada Square is a public square at Canary Wharf.
Canary Riverside, E14 Canary Riverside is a road in the E14 postcode area
Canary Wharf Pier, E14 Canary Wharf Pier is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cannon Drive, E14 Cannon Drive is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Cannon Workshops, E14 Cannon Workshops is a block in Canary Wharf.
Castor Lane, E14 Castor Lane is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Chancellor Passage, E14 Chancellor Passage is in the Canary Wharf area behind West India Quay.
Chandlers Mews, E14 Chandlers Mews is a road in the E14 postcode area
Colonnade, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Columbus Courtyard, E14 Columbus Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Commercial Pier Wharf, E14 Commercial Pier Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Cooks Close, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Crossrail Walk, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dingle Gardens, E14 Dingle Gardens is a road in the E14 postcode area
Dolphin Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Dundee Wharf, E14 Dundee Wharf is a road in the E14 postcode area
Fishermans Place, E14 Fishermans Place is a road in the W4 postcode area
Fishermans Walk, E14 Fishermans Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Garford Street, E14 Garford Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Greenland Passage, E14 Greenland Passage is a road in the E14 postcode area
Harbour Way, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Heron Quay, E14 Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Heron Quays, E14 Heron Quays is a road in the E14 postcode area
Hertsmere Road, E14 Hertsmere Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Horizon Building, E14 The Horizon Building
Jessop Square Heron Quay, E14 Jessop Square Heron Quay is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jessops Square, E14 Jessops Square is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Jubilee Park, E14 Jubilee Park is a road in the E14 postcode area
Jubilee Place, E14 Jubilee Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Landmark Square, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Limehouse Causeway, E14 Limehouse Causeway was home to the original Chinatown of London.
Mackenzie Walk, E14 Mackenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Mackrow Walk, E14 Mackrow Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Maclenzie Walk, E14 Maclenzie Walk is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Milligan Street, E14 Milligan Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Ming Street, E14 Ming Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Nash Court, E14 Nash Court is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Colonnade, E14 North Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
North Quay Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Ontario Way, E14 Ontario Way is a road in the E14 postcode area
Park Pavilion, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Park Place, E14 Park Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Park Row, E14 Park Row is a road in the E14 postcode area
Pennyfields, E14 Pennyfields is the western extension of Poplar High Street.
Poplar High Street, E14 Until the late nineteenth century Poplar High Street was the district’s principal street.
Premiere Place, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Providence Cottages, E14 Providence Cottages were situated off Emmett Street.
Quayside House, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Railway Arches, E14 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Reuters Plaza, E14 Reuters Plaza is a road in the E14 postcode area
Salter Street, E14 Salter Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Saunders Close, E14 Saunders Close is a road in the E14 postcode area
Scott Russell Place, E14 Scott Russell Place is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
South Colonnade, E14 South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Stoneyard Lane, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Storehouse Mews, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
The South Colonnade, E14 The South Colonnade is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
The Warehouse, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Trinidad Street, E14 Trinidad Street is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Upper Bank Street, E14 Upper Bank Street is a road in the E14 postcode area
Water Street, E14 Water Street is a location in London.
West India Avenue, E14 West India Avenue is a road in the E14 postcode area
West India Dock Road, E14 West India Dock Road is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
West Wintergarden, E14 A street within the E14 postcode
Westferry Circus, E14 Westferry Circus is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Westferry Studios, E14 Westferry Studios is one of the streets of London in the E14 postal area.
Wren Landing, E14 Wren Landing is a road in the E14 postcode area

NEARBY PUBS
Railway Tavern The Railway Tavern was generally known as Charlie Brown’s.


Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is a large business development on the Isle of Dogs, centred on the old West India Docks.

Canary Wharf was the site of cargo warehouses that served the docks based in London E14, taking its name from sea trade with the Canary Islands. The docks were, as recently as 1961, the busiest in the world but fell into declie after containerisation.

The project to revitalise eight square miles of derelict London docks began in 1981 with the establishment of the London Docklands Development Corporation. At first, redevelopment was focused on light industrial schemes and Canary Wharf’s largest occupier was Limehouse Studios, a TV production company.

In 1984, Michael von Clem, head of the investment bank Credit Suisse First Boston, was visiting the Docklands looking for a site for a client’s food processing plant and noticed that there was empty land. Thinking of relocating City of London offices, von Clem contacted his opposite number at Morgan Stanley who said that a large scheme with critical mass would be necessary. It was also agreed that a new Tube line would be required to make the scheme viable.

Canadian developer Olympia and York bought the project idea. Critically, Olympia and York agreed to meet 50% of the proposed cost of an extension to the Jubilee Line. Construction of Canary Wharf began in 1988 with phase one completed in 1992.

The property market collapsed in the early 1990s. Tenant demand evaporated and the Jubilee Line work had not started as Olympia & York collapsed. The scheme went into administration. For a while it seemed that Canary Wharf would be a white elephant, accessible only by the Docklands Light Railway.

In December 1995, an international consortium backed by the former owners of Olympia & York bought the scheme. At this time its working population was around 13 000 and over half the office space was empty. Probably the critical event in the recovery of Canary Wharf was the much-delayed start of work on the Jubilee Line, which the government wanted ready for the Millennium celebrations. From this point, potential tenants began to see Canary Wharf as a alternative to traditional office locations. The remaining phases were completed and new phases were built.

Canary Wharf is now very successful with tenants including major banks and news media firms. Jubilee Place opened as a shopping mall in 2004.

The immediate impact of Canary Wharf was to raise land values in the surrounding area.

Canary Wharf is now connected to central London via the Canary Wharf DLR station, opened in 1991, and the extension of the Jubilee Line to Canary Wharf tube station, opened in 2000. A river boat service from Canary Waterside connects Canary Wharf to the City of London and Greenwich.


LOCAL PHOTOS
Poplar, 1910.
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Poplar Baths (2005)
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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In the neighbourhood...

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Poplar, 1910.
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Pennyfields, Poplar (around 1900)
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91-97 Three Colt Street, Limehouse (1923) Assuming this was photographed just before demolition as the supporting prop looks dodgy. The greengrocer is using a pram as a market stall.
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Limehouse Causeway photographed in November 1936. The street was the home to the original Chinatown of London. A combination of bomb damage during the Second World War and later redevelopment means that almost nothing is left of the original buildings.
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Castor Street Chinese Laundry, Limehouse
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The North Pole
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A line of Vauxhall cars in front of an old masonry warehouse awaiting export shipment at West India Dock on 12 June 1935.
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