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Don’t try and conquer the world on your own.

Ben Blackwood grew up near Dumfries in Scotland. He studied engineering at Loughborough University and moved to London in 2006. He joined Embassy Gardens in 2014 and is now Design Director at Embassy Gardens. He lives in Hertfordshire.

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“I love London’s cultural diversity.”

Chinese-born Zhenbai Li trained as an architect at Shenzen University and completed his studies at The Mackintosh School of Architecture, Glasgow. He has worked for Ballymore since 2014 as a design co-ordinator.

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The whole point of our recipes is that you can adapt them to yourself and never feel restricted

Top healthy eating chefs Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley demonstrated their approach to food and how to create the perfect Italian-inspired spring feast at a special workshop held at The Island Grocer by Ballymore.

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It’s not just a gym -it’s an extension of the home.

Terry Walker, senior fitness coach at London City Island’s newly opened health club, almost became a professional footballer before finding his feet in the fitness business.

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One million man hours without an accident

At Royal Wharf, one of London’s most ambitious construction sites, Ballymore has achieved the impressive milestone of one million man-hours without accident -some achievement for Scott Barnett, the site’s Health and Safety Manager.

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Being a candle maker is a bit like being a chef

Rachel Vosper, a leading British candle chandler and founder of her own candle boutique in Belgravia, has created a signature fragrance for Wardian London influenced by the development’s namesake.

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“It’s fantastic, there will be an artist-in-residence programme running at London City Island”.

The Line, the capital’s first dedicated contemporary sculpture walk, will extend to London City Island next year. It’s co-founder, Megan Piper, explains its significance for the area.

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“Architecture is about thinking of things that haven’t been created”

Architect Kent Jackson is Design Director of American firm, SOM. Kent joined SOM’s London office from Chicago in 1999. One of the first projects he worked on was the masterplan for New Providence Wharf, Ballymore’s mixed-use development in London’s Docklands and home to the newly launched Top Three Floors collection of apartments.

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Ballymore site manager’s dedication and expertise rewarded

Our site manager Martin O’Byrne has been recognised for the “dedication and expertise” he brings to his work at London City Island.

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“We want to explore how memory has shaped the construction of London”.

Tamsie Thomson is the director of the London Festival of Architecture and has just announced the plans for next year’s festival which will be exploring the theme of ‘memory.’

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Lisa Fogarty

Lisa Fogarty is head of sales and marketing for Ballymore Ireland and is working on Dublin Landings, a new quarter she believes sums up the spirit of the city she loves.

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“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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“Sharing food and conversation defines the human spirit”

Richard Corrigan, the Michelin star chef and owner of Corrigan Restaurants is credited with pioneering the rehabilitation of British and Irish food. Here, he explains why he’s promising to bring “a little bit of Irish humour” to London’s Longest Lunch hosted by Ballymore.

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“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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“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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“I’ve been told I never drop the ball”

Connie Huang is a sales and marketing analyst. She has been working for Ballymore since she finished her MA in Marketing at St Andrews in 2012. Connie grew up in China in the city of Wuhan.

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“Buildings move. All buildings do.”

Innovative technologies and cutting-edge engineering solutions make Sky Pool possible.

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“I enjoy being with people”

Frank Busette is Duty Manager at Embassy Gardens and has been working for Ballymore since 2015. Here he explains why he traded life in Barbados for London and what makes him stay.

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“I love tall buildings”

Laura Corr has been working for Ballymore since 2014. She is a development manager on London City Island and Embassy Gardens. She grew up in Dublin and went to university in Bristol. Laura is a qualified chartered surveyor.

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