Almost a quarter of a century after the first offices were built in the once derelict former Docklands, Canary Wharf is becoming a thriving new residential area of east London with lots to see and do.
Michael Sodeau is director of Michael Sodeau Studio that designs furniture, home products, lighting, and rugs, and interiors and exhibitions. He is art directing designjunction, part of the London Design Festival running from 17th-25th September. Here, he talks to Liz Bury about his favourite design objects.
Tim Allen is a stop-motion animator, who has worked on films such as Tim Burton's Frankenweenie and Corpse Bride, Fantastic Mr Fox, and the Oscar winning Peter & the Wolf. Later this year he will be moving to a new apartment at EcoWorld Ballymore’s London's City Island, where his love affair with the East End of London looks set to continue.
Glenn Howells set up his architectural practice in London in 1990, then moved the main studio to Birmingham in 1992. With 120 people based in Birmingham and London, GHA is working with Ballymore on large scale masterplans for the regeneration of East London’s former Docklands.
From its humble beginnings to becoming some of the most sought-after houses in the capital, the mews is now inspiring a new generation of developers and architects.
Arts and culture are intrinsic to Ballymore developments and that’s why we’ve partnered with one of the world’s biggest art fairs, Frieze, in an exciting new proposition for Mews House buyers at Embassy Gardens.
If you can't wait for London’s first sky-high pool to be built by Ballymore at Embassy Gardens, why not cool off this summer at the stunning Aquatics Centre, built for the 2012 London Olympics?
There’s no better way to understand the importance of London’s famous waterway than walking beside it, accompanied by specialist guide, Rob Smith.
Aaron Caffrey trained in civil engineering at the Dublin Institute of Technology and has been working for Ballymore since 2002. As construction project manager he is responsible for managing and reviewing the designs and technical information before a building goes up.
Hot on the heels of winning Large Developer of the Year at the Resi Awards, Ballymore has been heralded as Property Developer of the Year at the inaugural Evening Standard Business Awards last night (Thursday, June 30) for projects which “add to the quality of life in the capital and make it a better place to live.”
Ballymore has taken the workaday housebuilder’s marketing suite and created some little triumphs of temporary architecture.
Leamouth is an area steeped in the history of London’s riverside and once part of the city’s thriving docklands. Today, the northern half, known as Goodluck Hope, is being transformed into a new city neighborhood by Ballymore.