Posted on June 26, 2018 by staff

Cloud to power digital transformation on Canary Wharf scheme


Property firm Canary Wharf Group is using a cloud-based digital construction platform to transform the design and construction process of its new mixed-use development in London.

The developer has signed up to use 3D Repo’s platform, during design and construction, to allow collaborative co-ordination on the Wood Wharf Project, the new district at Canary Wharf.

The award-winning platform allows users to automatically federate the latest 3D models, track issues and assign tasks in real time, as well as analyse geometry and BIM data.

“Benefits of our platform include up to 20 per cent reduction in on site errors as per the government’s Construction 2025 targets and a reduction of up to 50 per cent in the time taken to resolve key issues,” said Dr Jozef Dobos, CEO of 3D Repo.

“Other major improvements include increased consultant and sub-contractor accountability, and easy traceability of design issues, as well as overall improvements in design coordination for all parties involved.”

The platform has already been utilised by project partners including Allies Morrison, Thornton Tomasetti, Adamson Associates, AECOM, John Robertson Architects, Gardner and SWECO.

With an estimated completion in 2023, the Wood Wharf masterplan will provide up to 3,300 new homes, nearly 2 million square feet of office space and a further 380,000 square feet of shops, restaurants and community uses including a primary school and GP’s surgery.

Richard Bray, project executive at Canary Wharf Contractors, said: “With the aim of delivering a workable virtual design of the complex Wood Wharf project, communication is key, and by utilising the 3D Repo platform, we can account for coordination and issue-resolution to ensure the delivery of a workable virtual design.”