• East side story

    East side story

    English National Ballet’s move to a new home at London City Island will allow it to open its doors to local people for the first time.
  • Spring has sprung

    Spring has sprung

    Until now, establishing a roof or balcony garden has been a question of trial and error which is why landscape architect Huw Morgan has devised a bespoke gardening service for the residents of Ballymore’s Wardian development.
  • Island Living

    Island living

    London City Island has already attracted some of the capital’s brightest artistic communities but with the launch of its final phase, this unique development is about to become a bustling island neighbourhood all of its own.
Destination Canary Wharf
Under the skin

Destination Canary Wharf

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.

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My design classics
Design icons

My design classics

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.

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“I’ll be moving into a creative community that’s in the process of forming”
Ballymore people

“I’ll be moving into a creative community that’s in the process of forming”

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.

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“Getting out of cities on a regular basis is a great way to recharge”
Ballymore people

“Getting out of cities on a regular basis is a great way to recharge”

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.

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A thoroughly modern muse
Opinion

A thoroughly modern muse

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.

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An artistic investment
Features

An artistic investment

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.

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Take a Daley Dive
Design icons

Take a Daley Dive

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?

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Best foot forward
Out and about

Best foot forward

There’s no better way to understand the importance of London’s famous waterway than walking beside it, accompanied by specialist guide, Rob Smith.

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“I have to have a process and a structure”
Ballymore people

“I have to have a process and a structure”

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.

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Ballymore takes first prize at London award ceremony
Property

Ballymore takes first prize at London award ceremony

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.”

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Pavilions of splendour
Property

Pavilions of splendour

Ballymore has taken the workaday housebuilder’s marketing suite and created some little triumphs of temporary architecture.

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Destination Leamouth
Under the skin

Destination Leamouth

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.

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