Could Canary Wharf flood ?

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Do you need to bring your wellies to work ?

Everyone has seen the pictures - Canary Wharf is on the Thames’ flood plain.

So, would you rather live in Islington and commute into Goldman Sachs, or live in Limehouse and commute into Citigroup ?

eFinancialCareers reports that if you went for the first option, you have chosen the wrong answer. Canary Wharf is actually less likely to flood than the City, says a spokesman for the Canary Wharf Group.

He also says that the Group is contesting all the recent images suggesting that the Wharf is a flood risk (see above – these images date back to 2009, but are a clearer illustration of those that have been circulating recently…).

What makes Canary Wharf so impermeable ? Is it the Thames Barrier ? Partly. 

Hit the link below to access the complete eFinancialCareers article:

Why Canary Wharf will never flood – it’s not what you think

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