Started in February 2015, Canary Wharf’s new district, Wood Wharf, has been designed to expand its commercial and residential space while adding vibrancy, culture, and community to the area. Lead by Canary Wharf Group, on completion of the project it will be one of London’s largest privately-owned development sites.
3D Repo joined the Wood Wharf project after winning the Level 39 incubator, an initiative by Canary Wharf Group, creating the opportunity for 3D Repo to pilot their digital construction platform on the Wood Wharf project. Over 100 different design firms were appointed to develop the new district. Those using 3D Repo to collaborate include Allies & Morrison, Adamson Associates, WSP, and Sweco.
Traditional methods of communicating and managing issues across teams on a project of this size can be inefficient and cause delays to a project. Emails are easily lost, and a growing number of issues can become difficult to manage.
Despite using Asite for document management, the project also needed a design collaboration and coordination tool that would run directly in a web browser and in 3D. Hence, a collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) platform that could facilitate communication and manage design issues for large scale projects was required.