We asked local Dublin artist and creator, Homebound, to design two bespoke pieces of art for our contemporary new homes at Sea Gardens in Bray. Here he tells us how he went about capturing the nostalgia and charm of this beautiful seaside location, and how his childhood connection to Bray led the way.
If you’re passing through our Goodluck Hope development in London, you may smell the unmistakable smell of freshly baked bread courtesy of our newest tenants, Layers Bakery. The brainchild of professional chefs Faye Weatherburn and Giulia Agnoli, and entrepreneur Chelsea Finch, a formidable trio who have created a wholesome place for the community to enjoy their exquisite, baked on site, collection of baked goods. Here we chat to Faye, straight off the back of an incredibly successful launch weekend
Ballymore, renowned for its steadfast support of community groups and grassroots organisations in Ireland, has reaffirmed its support of Gaelic football at Dublin City University (DCU) for the 2023/24 academic year, having supported the men’s and women’s football teams since 2021/22.
Ballymore and Oxley celebrate the completion of 207 new high quality affordable homes at Riverscape in the Royal Docks. The completion of these two new apartment buildings – called East River Wharf - mark a pivotal milestone at Riverscape and the occasion was marked by a handover ceremony hosted by Ballymore & Oxley with Homes England and Legal & General Affordable Homes. Joined by Cllr James Asser, Deputy Mayor at the London Borough of Newham, and local councillors Cllr Shaban Mohammed and Cllr John Whitworth.
As one of the first residents at The Brentford project there’s no one better placed to tell us about life here than Sonia Jones. Used to living in the fast lane having worked in the music industry with household names such as Rita Ora and the Rolling Stones, we were intrigued to hear what appealed to Sonia about our waterside neighbourhood, here she tells us more.
We are delighted to announce that we have signed luxury cinema concept, Everyman, for The Brentford Project, our new 1.2 million sq ft riverside community and residential-led development in Brentford, West London
The past few weeks have seen many successful Christmas events taking place across our London neighbourhoods – from cocktail evenings and carol concerts to family-focused workshops and Christmas markets.
The first of two new businesses at Goodluck Hope, Ballymore’s new island development on Leamouth Peninsula in London, has opened its doors today.
We've partnered with The Grantham Institute at Imperial College London, to help raise awareness of climate change through the work of four budding young artists – including one whose work is now on display in Nine Elms. The initiative was part of the biennial Grantham Climate Art Prize which invited young people, who will be most affected by climate change, to create bold designs for outdoor public murals focused on the solutions needed to tackle the climate crisis.
The annual What House? Awards took place in London this weekend with Ballymore recognised in two categories: Best Luxury Development and Best Mixed-Use Development.
Sean Mulryan, founder, Chairman and Chief Executive of Ballymore has been presented with a prestigious award, honouring his outstanding contribution to business in Ireland, with judges describing Ballymore as “one of the most significant and indeed successful property development companies in Ireland and the UK”.
Internationally renowned street artist Solus has an impressive portfolio of works. Now, having worked together briefly in 2022, Ballymore has commissioned Solus once again, this time to create a striking new mural at 8th Lock, the final phase of development at Ballymore’s Royal Canal Park in Dublin.
Ballymore and Sainsbury’s have submitted a planning application for a major canalside neighbourhood in Ladbroke Grove. The proposed new neighbourhood has been designed to deliver 2,519 new homes, of which at least 500 will be affordable, plus two parks and a local high street with a reinstated, historic canal basin at its heart.
The city office sector is in a state of flux, as it continues to get to grips with the lasting impacts of the pandemic on working practices and market demand. But looking ahead, Ballymore’s creative director Roger Black highlights four ideas that are set to redefine the workplace at locations like our project Bishopsgate Goodsyard in Shoreditch.
Ballymore’s Gooduck Hope has won the Best Large Development Award at this year’s Evening Standard New Homes Awards – a prestigious ceremony which celebrates and commends innovation and excellence in today’s new homes.
Some 20 colleagues from Ballymore joined a volunteer day in London this week, supporting the local environment and local skills. The Canal Day of Action took place in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and was organised by local charity Pursuing Independent Paths (PiP), working with the Canal and Rivers Trust, and Meanwhile Gardens.
Families and businesses across the UK are feeling the squeeze as interest rates continue to rise through the year. The property sector is also feeling the effects of interest rate increases, with consequences for investors, developers and homebuyers, as Ballymore’s Head of Underwriting David Morris explains.
There was exciting news for Edgware this week, as Barnet Council announced the borough’s first Business Improvement District (BID) – helping drive investment of up to £800,000 into the high street. The BID is the culmination of a campaign led by the Edgware BID steering group comprising Ballymore, Transport for London, Barnet Council and local businesses.
Embassy Gardens played host to a celebration of sustainable style and independent British brands this month, welcoming hundreds of fashion fans to London's Nine Elms for a two-week pop-up with Daily Dress Edit. The pop-up took over Embassy Gardens’ Oxeye restaurant, creating an immersive style experience that allowed customers to explore the vibrant space – something the Evening Standard called “a colourful bijoux bursting with fab frocks”.
London City Island is the capital’s newest cultural quarter. Ballymore’s burgeoning new community is home to myriad creative talent, a place from which performers and artists can share their work. In this new film, we meet some of the artists who call London City Island their home.
A new sculpture has been unveiled at Ballymore’s London City Island neighbourhood on the Leamouth Peninsula, recognising the location as east London’s newest cultural quarter. The artwork - called After the dance, takes pride of place in Hopewell Square, close to English National Ballet’s (ENB) home at the Mulryan Centre for Dance.
Ecoworld Ballymore, the joint venture partnership responsible for some of London’s most exciting and innovative residential developments, has received the UK-Malaysia Partnership of the Year accolade at the British Malaysian Chamber of Commerce Business Excellence Awards.
April was World Autism Month, providing countries all over the globe with the opportunity to increase awareness and acceptance of autism by helping neurodiverse people to reach their full potential. One school in Dublin is successfully helping its pupils build confidence and new skills through an approach known as equine therapy.
Four Ballymore neighbourhoods in London have been shortlisted for industry accolades – extending our run of awards success.
Beautiful Malahide is a coastal community in one of Dublin’s most sought-after suburbs and Ballymore is onsite here creating an entirely new neighbourhood at Seamount Rise. Here. we meet one family who tell us why this is their ‘forever home’.
This is the final article in our series International Women’s Day, articles in which we meet just some of the great women who help make Ballymore the business it is today. Our final feature of this series focuses on Senior Design Manager Ruphina Choe and Nicola Zech-Berens – a project director in London.
All this week, we're marking International Women’s Day - introducing you to just some of the great women in our workforce. Today we focus on Rachel Hoy and Kelly O’Shea, two of our colleagues in Dublin who talk us through their work and home lives.
The 15-minute city is not a new idea. But in recent weeks it has found itself in the middle of quite the controversy. What has been a clever, human-centric urban planning model designed to better equip our neighbourhoods with day-to-day amenities within 15 minutes’ walk or cycle, news of Oxford’s traffic filter plans has led to the 15-minute city becoming a fully-fledged conspiracy theory – even finding its way into a conversation in the House of Commons.
This week we are celebrating International Women’s Day, meeting just some of the great women who help make Ballymore the business it is today. We’ve selected some of our female colleagues in the UK and Ireland, sharing their stories throughout the week. Today, we start with Suzanne Hussey (42), who works as Project Manager in Dublin, and Lynnette Uzell – who works in our customer care team in London.
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA), in partnership with Ballymore, Barnet Council and Transport for London (TfL), has launched a new design competition, ‘More Edgware, Less Anywhere’. Emerging architects, landscape architects and designers are invited to submit a proposal for a new public realm intervention in Edgware, re-introducing greening on the High Street.
Ballymore joined forces with international real estate journal Bisnow this week, hosting a debate on the future of the UK’s town centres and high streets.
The construction industry faces major changes this year as the sector implements the new Building Safety Act – which drives a whole new safety regime for the construction industry.
Ballymore’s London City Island played host to The Academy of Urbanism’s Great Place Urbanism Awards, welcoming architects, designers and other guests to the area.