Features

Rooms with a view

Breathtaking views are not the only reason to want to live in one of eight new apartments for sale in the 43-storey Providence Tower, close to Canary Wharf.

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Property

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.

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DESTINATION

Goodluck Hope

Encircled by water, Goodluck Hope is an area steeped in the history of London’s riverside and where the capital established its reputation as the world’s greatest trading hub. Today, it is about to be being transformed into a new neighbourhood by Ballymore.

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Features

London City Island triumphs again

Hot on the heels of winning Best Development of the Year at the RESI Awards, London City Island has triumphed again taking home the top prize at the prestigious London Evening Standard New Homes Award

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Ballymore people

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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Opinion

Come dine with me

Inviting a neighbour for a cup of coffee or a meal can make all the difference when you have just moved in to a new development say Ballymore residents.

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Out and about

Swimming through history

At first glance, taking a dip in the docks may not rank among the most obvious advantages of 21st century docklands living. But open water swimming – or ‘wild swimming’ as it’s called – is becoming Britain’s fastest growing participatory sport, according to Sport England.

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Features

London City Island triumphs at RESI Awards 2017

London City Island scooped the coveted award for Best Development of the Year at the prestigious RESI Awards at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel last night, triumphing over nine other national shortlisted developments.

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Features

On top of the world

Penthouse living has never looked so inviting - or so green.

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Features

Back on the map

Blessed with a unique location on the Thames, it was the area’s rich history that gave Goodluck Hope its intriguing new name.

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Features

Nine Elms cultural offer receives major boost

Ballymore invites bids from arts organisation for a permanent new base on its flagship Embassy Gardens development.

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Ballymore people

“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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Out and about

Canary sings a new tune

Plan a fun filled day out in one of London’s most vibrant new districts from outdoor jazz to one of the largest inner-city farms in Europe.

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Ballymore people

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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Ballymore people

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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Features

Lights, camera, action

London City Island residents were treated to an evening of special screenings of short films in association with the London Film School in advance of the school’s move to the area this autumn.

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Ballymore people

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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Features

The secret of a good night’s sleep - and it’s not about counting sheep

Physiologist and leading sleep and energy coach Dr Nerina Ramlakhan believes it’s not just your nighttime routine but what you do during the day that affects the quality of your sleep.

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Ballymore people

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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Video

Royal Wharf hosts Silvertown explosion centenary

The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, John Mulryan, MD of Ballymore UK and historian Malcolm Graham on the importance of remembrance.

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Features

Remembering the Silvertown Explosion

Ballymore is hosting a special service at Royal Wharf to commemorate those who died in the largest blast ever to occur in London.

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Property

Ballymore awarded world’s best website accolade

BallymoreGroup.com has been crowned as the world’s best property website at a ceremony hosted by the International Property Awards.

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Features

London’s ‘ribbon of darkness’ to be bathed in light

A £20 million light installation promises to breath new life into the River Thames and bring the capital’s ambitions to be a 24-hour city that bit closer.

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Ballymore people

“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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DESTINATION

Nine Elms

Nine Elms, described by the former London Mayor Boris Johnson as “quite possibly the most important regeneration story in London, possibly in the UK, in the next 20 years”, encompasses a vast area, running from Lambeth Bridge, three kilometres down river to Chelsea Bridge, to the south and the reborn Battersea Power Station site.

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Ballymore people

“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 people

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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Features

London City Island hailed as a cultural destination that is bringing film, dance and art together

As dancers from English National Ballet took their bows, it was Ballymore’s turn to be congratulated for creating a new quarter of the capital already buzzing with creative energy.

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Design icons

From computers to coffee pots: 5 objects that tell the story of modern design.

The Design Museum reopens later this month in the former Commonwealth Institute building in Kensington High Street, west London. John Pawson’s conversion of the iconic 1960s building gives the museum three times more space than it had in its former home in Southwark. Chief curator Justin McGuirk picks five surprising and eclectic objects from the permanent display.

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Ballymore people

“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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Features

Wardian London published in House & Garden

House & Garden, the country’s leading interiors magazine, has featured Ballymore’s Wardian London development in its latest issue.

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DESTINATION

Dublin Docklands

As recently as 15 years ago, Dublin Docklands was still a sprawling, run-down post-industrial heartland. But today, it‘s a vibrant addition to one of Europe’s most exciting and friendly cities epitomised by Ballymore’s latest mixed-use development, Dublin Landings.

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Ballymore people

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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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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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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Ballymore people

“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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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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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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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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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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Features

Ballymore’s website triumphs at London award ceremony

Ballymore’s winning streak continued in London on Friday night (October 27th) when its website won Best Developer Website at the UK Property Awards.

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Property

Ballymore romps home at Irish property awards

Ballymore’s Sean Mulryan swept the boards at this year’s KMPG Irish Independent Property Excellence winning two of the eleven categories.

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Ballymore people

“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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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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Out and about

From Google to Guinness: your chance to visit great buildings that have shaped Dublin over time

The transformation of Dublin’s docks from a collection of derelict warehouses into a European hub for some of the world’s largest tech firms is the big draw at this year’s Open House Dublin.

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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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Features

How to start an art collection

As Frieze, the world’s coolest art fair, prepares to open its door in London, we ask some of the capital’s leading galleries for their tips on what to look out for if you’re a first-time buyer and why it’s all about the relationship.

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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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Out and about

A very British institution

Taking afternoon tea is officially cool but what should accompany the perfect cuppa? Over a Ceylon Black, Julie Tomlin asks the experts for their advice.

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DESTINATION

Brentford

Brentford is steeped in history and boasts a tantalising mix of 18th century architecture, industrial heritage and riverside frontage. Ballymore’s long-awaited development will make it one London’s most sought-after areas. Amanda Baillieu takes a look.

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Property

Ballymore triumphs at RESI 2016

Ballymore triumphed at the prestigious Resi Awards last night, walking away with the coveted Large Developer of the Year, trumping five major national competitors.

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Ballymore people

“Buildings move. All buildings do.”

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

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Opinion

London’s liquid highway

New residential developments along the Thames will mean a dramatic increase in the numbers of people using river transport. But the service should also meet the same high design standards as the rest of London’s transport network argues Jonathan Glancey.

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Design icons

Design classics

British rug designer Helen Yardley will transpose her studio full of richly coloured rugs and wall hangings to Craft Central, St John’s Square, for the duration of Clerkenwell Design Week. Here she talks about her favourite design objects and why she treasures her vacuum cleaner.

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Out and about

Building a buzz

The annual city-wide celebration of architecture returns for the entire month of June with over 200 activities stretching across every corner of London.

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Ballymore people

“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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Features

Putting South West London on the map

A magazine celebrating the energy and dynamism of South West London lays to rest tired notions about a long overlooked part of the city. Julie Tomlin reviews Nine magazine.

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Features

Throwing a lifeline to local sailors

As part of its ongoing commitment to working with the community, Ballymore has thrown “a lifeline” to the London Docklands Sailing and Watersports Centre which trains young sailors - many from deprived areas of Tower Hamlets, to go on to compete in national and international events.

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Ballymore people

“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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Features

A garden city pop up

A spring garden outside Canary Wharf Underground station was just one element of an eye-catching pop up that marked the launch of Wardian London’s West Tower together with a bespoke gardener service.

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Out and about

All the fun of the fair

For just three days in May, London’s design quarter opens its doors with a packed calendar of events and exhibitions and a chance to see international and emerging design brands in unique surroundings, from an underground dungeon to one of the capital’s most iconic nightclubs.

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Out and about

Flower power

From community vegetable patches to street installations and performance art, Chelsea Fringe is full of inspiration and great advice for a new generation of urban gardeners.

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