• Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

    The new pier is be a vital component to developing the area’s transport infrastructure

  • Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

    A 162m2 viewing platform leads to a 65m walkway, wrapped in glass

  • Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

    A floating new public space for London

  • Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

    The pier was constructed offsite in Holland, and travelled almost 300 miles to reach Royal Wharf

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    The journey from Royal Wharf is 23 mins to Canary Wharf, 38 mins to London Bridge City Pier

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Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

London’s newest Thames pier was opened to the public this week and appropriately provided the location for Transport for London (TfL) to announce its new strategy aimed at expanding the river’s pier network.

The new pier at Ballymore and Oxley’s Royal Wharf is London’s longest and the 23rd serviced by the Thames Clippers riverboat service. The cutting edge design with its grey painted steel structure and distinctive copper-coloured balustrading was created by architect Nex and has already been recognised in this year’s New London Awards. The structure was built in Holland and transported some 300 miles by water to its final location, alongside the burgeoning community at Royal Wharf.

Local residents and visitors can now all enjoy the pier’s promenade and glazed viewing platform, taking in the sights and sounds of the Thames. But above all, the pier makes a key contribution to sustainable travel in east London, bringing popular destinations within easy reach. Residents from Royal Wharf and the wider Newham community using Royal Wharf Pier will be able to travel via the Thames Clipper to Canary Wharf in just 23 minutes, while the Tower of London is 34 minutes away.

The new pier could be the shape of things to come. The new Passenger Pier Strategy sets out how TfL, the Port of London Authority, boat operators and other stakeholders plan to double the number of trips taken by river each year to 20 million by 2035, reducing car use and freeing up capacity on other public transport. Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport said of the launch of the strategy: “The Thames is one of London’s major assets and our Pier Strategy will enable us to maximise its potential fully. By improving our piers and making them more accessible and appealing, we will encourage many more Londoners to travel by river – helping reduce car use, ease congestion and improve air quality.”

"This isn’t just a new build development for the people that live here, it brings a lot for the whole borough."

Royal Wharf Pier realises vision for sustainable travel

Sean Collins, Thames Clippers, Heidi Alexander, Deputy Mayor for Transport, and Sean Mulryan, at the pier's launch day

The strategy proposes that TfL and the Port of London Authority encourage the delivery of more privately funded, developer-led piers to help increase passenger potential. Robin Mortimer, Chief Executive of the Port of London Authority, said: “This new strategy is a key step in continuing safe and sustainable growth in passenger use of the River Thames – whether that’s for Londoners, UK or overseas visitors – the river offers something for everyone. Investment in modern and attractive passenger piers is central to that future growth and great customer experience.”

That could see more developers following the example being set at Royal Wharf, providing homes and sustainable travel in an integrated approach.

Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive, Ballymore, said: “The new pier having launched for public service is an incredible achievement for all involved, and a great addition for Royal Wharf and Newham residents. We are delivering 3,385 new homes here in east London – which is in essence a new town, ultimately for 10,000 residents across 40 acres. This isn’t just a new build development for the people that live here, it brings a lot for the whole borough. The vision for the neighbourhood is being realised here, with the Royal Wharf Community Dock now open too, plus an NHS health centre, new nursery and primary school all on the way.”

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    English National Ballet at London City Island - now open (Credit: Michael Molloy)

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    English National Ballet at London City Island - now open (Credit: Michael Molloy)

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English National Ballet’s new complex on London City Island is making its debut this September, with the ballet company and English National Ballet School moving into their new home and its doors opening to the public for Open House London and the local Unity Arts Festival.

With its poise and precision, the new building has much in common with the dancers now practising their plies inside. The realisation of this exceptional project has relied on a series of creative collaborations, involving Ballymore, the English National Ballet (ENB) and its artistic director Tamara Rojo and Glenn Howells Architects.

The project grew from early dialogue between developer and ballet company. “The idea was pitched to English National Ballet before our design team began putting our concepts to work,” explains Glenn Howells, founder and director of Glenn Howells Architects. In evolving its design thinking the architect explored best practice with a fact-finding mission to top dance facilities in the USA. “Our proposals had to satisfy an amalgamation of two bar-raising briefs: the Ballymore brief of a new island community with culture at its heart, and the ENB brief which was both spatially and technically demanding,” adds Howells.

"Proposals had to satisfy an amalgamation of two bar-raising briefs: the Ballymore brief of a new island community with culture at its heart, and the ENB brief which was both spatially and technically demanding”

For London City Island, the architect has designed a series of residential buildings with colourful glazed brick exteriors, but its solution for the ballet complex couldn’t be more different. The ENB’s building, which nestles in the heart of the residential community, is clad in Linit u-channel glass, giving a milky white translucent skin that allows glimpses of movement inside and transforms the building into a beacon when illuminated by night. Clear glazing around the base of the building and large windows reveal the day-to-day workings of the ballet company. “The windows in the dance studios are also impressive, using the largest pieces of glass I have ever seen,” says Howells. “There were only a few manufacturers in the world who could make them, and they had to be delivered from Spain.”

On the inside the building has 93,000 sq ft of world class space, dedicated to the development of the company’s ballet and artists. Facilities include a production studio with flytower, where ENB can rehearse productions with full set and lighting, seven rehearsal studios, a costume workshop with dye room and shoe room, two learning and engagement spaces, hydrotherapy pool, gym and pilates studio, a green room and changing rooms, and café and exhibition space. The school has its own space on the fourth and fifth floors, which includes three rehearsal studios, lecture theatre, its gym and green room. Internal windows look from the school into the company’s rehearsal studios, giving students views of classes, rehearsal and the creation of new work.

"On the inside the building has 93,000 sq ft of world class space, dedicated to the development of the company’s ballet and artists."

ENB’s artistic director, Tamara Rojo, has worked closely with the project’s design team to shape the space. “I suppose this level of engagement with design comes with the territory of someone so creative. Tamara is one of the smartest, most energetic people I have met,” says Howells.

This special project has, Howells says, been hugely rewarding, “It’s certainly been challenging but also an absolute joy of a project to work on.” The general public will be able to see the end result for themselves when the building opens for a series of events as part of the Open House London architectural event and Unity Arts Festival. Unity Arts Festival is returning to Leamouth Peninsula after a successful launch in 2018, and will once again be hosting a programme of dance, art and music across London City Island, Trinity Buoy Wharf and Goodluck Hope.

Both events are taking place over the weekend of 21 and 22 September 2019, when visitors will have the opportunity to tour the new facilities, take part in a family dance workshop, hear assistant artistic coordinator Jennie Harrington talk about how the company works, watch an open rehearsal or even take part in classes. Most of these events are now sold out, but the venue has a full calendar of classes ahead and there are plenty more activities at Unity Arts Festival, including film screenings from soon-to-be tenants London Film School, animation workshops with resident Tim Allen and storyboard workshops in collaboration with Royal Drawing School. Check out the full programme here.

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Temperatures soared to the hottest day of the year for the launch of The Brentford Project on Saturday June 1, the new arts and culture summer festival of music, yoga, fun and food celebrating a new chapter for one of west London’s best-kept secrets.

Nearly 1,000 local residents, joined by neighbours from nearby Hounslow, Chiswick and Kew, basked in temperatures of 27.6 degrees on the banks of the River Brent with music from Donel, this year’s runner up in The Voice talent show and Michael Rice, the UK’s contender in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.

VIPs attending the event included the leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Steve Curran, who proclaimed: “The Brentford Project is the rebirth of Brentford. We’ve been waiting a long time for this day, and I’m really excited about what this means for Brentford and for the future.

“Without question, the Brentford Project will bring a vitality to the town, lots of people have been waiting a long time for it, and now it’s here I think they’ll be delighted. Brentford’s a special place. It’s a special place in South West London and it’s a special place in Hounslow.”

He was joined by John Mulryan, group managing director of Ballymore, whose redevelopment of the yards and lanes between the high street to the waterfront will bring a lively mix of restaurants, bars and retail to complement a new residential quarter. John explained:

“The Brentford Project is an initiative to try to engage with the community and bring people in, and make sure that as we develop the town centre, it’s done with the community”

“It’s trying to get people to really help us to create this town centre. When you develop in a town like this, the key thing is that you develop in a way that encourages the spirit of the town to grow, by engaging in the community through culture, through arts, through creativity, through design.”

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Chef Robin Gill serves up pizzas from the wood-fired oven at Rye by the Water

At the launch, friends and families enjoyed delicious fresh pastries and sausage rolls from Brentford’s new bakery and restaurant, Rye by the Water, who turned out more than 1,000 specially-baked pizzas – with a little help from celebrity Irish chef Robin Gill who joined new head chef Ben Rand and Janine Edwards, head baker, in the bakery.

Another big attraction was the classic car collection of the Duke of London with enthusiasts driving their own cars to showcase at the event.

The following week on Thursday June 6, a Beer and Blues event will take place at Rye by the Water with a chance to sample some of west London’s finest craft beers served against a backdrop of blues by Brentford’s very own Robert Hokum.

And on July 11 visitors can join a start-up masterclass with local entrepreneur Merlin McCormack, the man behind Duke of London who will share his knowledge, tips and tricks for building a successful business.

Looking ahead to July 6, Zen in the City will feature yoga and mindfulness classes with RJ Mind Body while on Saturday August 31, the ‘makers of Brentford’ will be coming together for a showcase of the best arts and crafts the area has to offer, with creative workshops and an art exhibition curated by local artist groups.

Finally in mid-August, the Changing Face of Brentford will peel back the layers of the area’s rich history revealing some fascinating insights with the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society with a private dinner hosted in the beautiful surroundings of Rye by the Water.

Visit www.thebrentfordproject.com/events for more information or to book your place.

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A new community of entrepreneurs will be heading for Dublin’s docklands with the leasing of almost 10,000 sq. meters of office space on Ballymore’s prime Dublin Landings development to WeWork, the global network of workspaces.

The Dublin development - by Ballymore and their development partner Oxley Holdings – tops up the 1.5m sq ft of workspace already provided by the business last year, as well as jobs for over 5,500 people with residential, retail and commercial schemes currently under-construction including 7,000 homes.

John Mulryan, Managing Director of Ballymore UK and Ireland, said: “Our vision for Dublin Landings has always been to create a culturally rich, inspiring community in the Dublin Docklands area. A feature of our developments is ‘placemaking’ where we ensure that the buildings are integrated with the environment and public spaces and that they become the heart of the community.”

WeWork will occupy No 2 Dublin Landings on North Wall Quay, beside the new Central Bank of Ireland headquarters and the new head office of the National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA). It is anticipated that WeWork will move into their new state of the art building by October 2018.

“The calibre of our Dublin Landings tenants, the NTMA, the Central Bank and now WeWork, is evidence of Ballymore and Oxley’s commitment to the creation of a vibrant new destination for Dubliners to live, work, and visit,” Mulryan added.

WeWork’s Exec VP Real Estate, Patrick Nelson said: “Our Dublin locations have proved fantastically popular and we’re thrilled to be expanding our portfolio by adding a further WeWork location, this time in the architecturally impressive Dublin Landings.

“This vibrant and modern part of the city is well-connected by transport, and the superb site on the riverfront will provide our members with opportunities to collaborate with a likeminded community of entrepreneurs and businesses as well as access to local shops, restaurants and other local amenities.”

The overall Dublin Landings scheme is a 93,000 sq. meters mixed used scheme. On completion, the site will house 270 quality residential apartments and Landscape Gardens and 2,000 sq. meters of commercial office space. There will also be restaurants, bars and retail outlets.

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在过去的几个世纪里,阁楼一直是巴黎艺术家的工作室;在纽约,这种常见的原始砖墙壁的仓库公寓,因著名艺术家安迪·沃霍尔(Andy Warhol)把它作为工作室,而跃升为具有标志性的文化。随着历史的发展,阁楼因其独特的个性、宽敞的空间和全景视角的特色而倍受青睐,已在全球范围内成为城市最理想的住宅类型之一。

最新推出的幸运岛(Goodluck Hope)阁楼公寓(Lofts)位于东伦敦,它延续了阁楼公寓的传统,还增添了现代气息感。该阁楼公寓结构精巧、空间宽敞且具足了工业特色这一阁楼美学的标志。幸运岛的阁楼公寓搭建在名为Argo和Orion的两座建筑之上,位于利茅斯半岛(Leamouth Peninsula)上初具雏形的804户的居民区里。

该阁楼系列包括七套三居室公寓和一套两居室公寓。让我们来近距离解读一户三居室阁楼公寓:宽敞的137平方米的空间,包括宽敞的开放式起居区域,引人注目的支柱,高耸的拱形天花板高度伸展至4.6米。起居区两面墙壁布满了窗户,使整个空间采光充足,在这里可以饱览首都的优美景致,彰显了幸运岛地处利河(Lea River)和泰晤士河(River Thames)交汇处的优势。

透过黑色金属窗棂可观赏到周边别致风景,其美学风格显然受到半岛上的海事历史和工业的启发。橡木地板延续了阁楼风格中的那种强调纹理和传统的质感特色。起居区外连一个14平方米的露台,可以让您在优美的夏日里饮酒、用餐,与大自然亲密接触。

在过去的几个世纪里,阁楼一直是巴黎艺术家的工作室;在纽约,这种常见的原始砖墙墙壁的仓库公寓,因著名艺术家安迪·沃霍尔(Andy Warhol)把它作为自己的工作室,而跃升为具有标志性的文化。

在幸运岛体验高尚生活

幸运岛(Goodluck Hope)阁楼公寓的厨房

厨房的组合式桌台、壁橱及细部采用了鲜明的色彩和具有生动质感的材料,为厨房注入了一种独特的传统且优雅的气质。

主卧室是一个豪华的隐居空间,两面墙都有窗户,并有自己独立的更衣室和卫浴室。另外一间卧室也设有一个更衣区。卧室的灰色地毯定下了经典的背景基调,而浴室里黑白相间的马赛克地砖很显然承传了维多利亚时代的风格。

巴利摩销售总监珍妮·斯汀(Jenny Steen)表示:“幸运岛项目的愿景是创建一个与河岸紧密联系的社区,让其建筑风格引人注目,并提供一流的配套设施。邻近的城市岛项目(City Island)现在已是一个繁荣的文化中心,其中包括新落成的英国国家芭蕾舞团总部,还有画廊、音乐和舞蹈录音室以及具有创意特色的工作室,我们相信很多感兴趣的买家会蜂拥而至,来加入我们的岛屿社区。”

欲了解更多信息,请访问 www.goodluckhope.com

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春暖花开,要想了解Dockland最有历史意义的一个地区,没有什么比散步更合适了,起点和终点是以巴利摩命名的跨越Bow Creek的红桥。

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    The collection comprises seven three bedroom apartments and one two bedroom home

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    The vision for Goodluck Hope is to create a close-knit riverside community with architecturally striking buildings and first-rate amenities

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Live the high life at Goodluck Hope

Over the centuries the loft has served as the Paris artist’s atelier, the raw brick New York warehouse apartment and has achieved iconic cultural status in such incarnations as Andy Warhol’s Factory. In the process, lofts have become among the most desirable homes in cities across the world, loved for their character, volume and panoramic views.

The newly launched Lofts at Goodluck Hope, in east London, continue the tradition and give it a contemporary twist. Sophisticated, spacious and imbued with the industrial character that is the hallmark of the loft aesthetic, the Lofts crown two buildings – called Argo and Orion - at the 804 home neighbourhood taking shape on the Leamouth Peninsula.

The collection comprises just seven three bedroom apartments and one two bedroom home. A closer look at one of the three bedroom apartments reveals a generous 137 square metres of space, including an expansive open plan living space with dramatic pillars and a vaulted ceiling extending to 4.6 metres at its apex. With windows lining two walls, the space is flooded with daylight and views across the capital, making the most of Goodluck Hope’s location at the confluence of the River Lea and the River Thames.

Black metal windows frame the views, their aesthetic inspired by the maritime history and industry of the peninsula. Oak flooring continues the loft-style emphasis on texture and traditional materials. Beyond the living area is a 14 square metre terrace, a perfect space for alfresco wining and dining on long summer days.

"Over the centuries the loft has served as the Paris artist’s atelier, the raw brick New York warehouse apartment and has achieved iconic cultural status in such incarnations as Andy Warhol’s Factory. "

Live the high life at Goodluck Hope

The kitchen, at The Lofts at Goodluck Hope

The kitchen adds its own notes of heritage-inspired elegance, in its use of dramatic colours and textures for its island unit, wall cabinetry and details.

The master bedroom forms a luxurious retreat, having windows on two walls and its own dressing room and ensuite. The second bedroom also boasts a dressing area. Grey carpeting to bedrooms provides a classic backdrop, while black and white mosaic flooring in the bathrooms clearly draws on Victorian heritage.

Jenny Steen, Sales Director at Ballymore, commented: “Our vision for Goodluck Hope is to create a close-knit riverside community with architecturally striking buildings and first-rate amenities. With nearby City Island now a thriving, cultural hub which includes the newly opened English National Ballet headquarters, along with galleries, music and dance recording studios and creative workspaces, we are sure that there will be plenty of interest from buyers who want to become a part of our island community.”

Visit www.goodluckhope.com for more information.

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在幸運島體驗高尚生活

在過去的幾個世紀裡,閣樓一直是巴黎藝術家的工作室;在紐約,這種常見的原始磚牆壁的倉庫公寓,因著名藝術家安迪·沃霍爾(Andy Warhol)把它作為工作室,而躍升為具有標誌性的文化。隨著歷史的發展,閣樓因其獨特的個性、寬敞的空間和全景視角的特色而倍受青睞,已在全球範圍內成為城市最理想的住宅類型之一。

最新推出的幸運島(Goodluck Hope)閣樓公寓(Lofts)位於東倫敦,它延續了閣樓公寓的傳統,還增添了現代氣息感。該閣樓公寓結構精巧、空間寬敞且具足了工業特色這一閣樓美學的標誌。幸運島的閣樓公寓搭建在名為Argo和Orion的兩座建築之上,位於利茅斯半島(Leamouth Peninsula)上初具雛形的804戶的居民區裡。

該閣樓系列包括七套三居室公寓和一套兩居室公寓。讓我們來近距離解讀一戶三居室閣樓公寓:寬敞的137平方米的空間,包括寬敞的開放式起居區域,引人注目的支柱,高聳的拱形天花板高度伸展至4.6米。起居區兩面牆壁佈滿了窗戶,使整個空間採光充足,在這裡可以飽覽首都的優美景緻,彰顯了幸運島地處利河(Lea River)和泰晤士河(River Thames)交匯處的優勢。

透過黑色金屬窗櫺可觀賞到周邊別緻風景,其美學風格顯然受到半島上的海事歷史和工業的啟發。橡木地板延續了閣樓風格中的那種強調紋理和傳統的質感特色。起居區外連一個14平方米的露台,可以讓您在優美的夏日里飲酒、用餐,與大自然親密接觸。

在過去的幾個世紀裡,閣樓一直是巴黎藝術家的工作室;在紐約,這種常見的原始磚牆牆壁的倉庫公寓,因著名藝術家安迪·沃霍爾(Andy Warhol)把它作為自己的工作室,而躍升為具有標誌性的文化。

在幸運島體驗高尚生活

幸運島(Goodluck Hope)閣樓公寓的廚房

廚房的組合式桌台、壁櫥及細部採用了鮮明的色彩和具有生動質感的材料,為廚房注入了一種獨特的傳統且優雅的氣質。

廚房的組合式桌台、壁櫥及細部採用了鮮明的色彩和具有生動質感的材料,為廚房注入了一種獨特的傳統且優雅的氣質。

主臥室是一個豪華的隱居空間,兩面牆都有窗戶,並有自己獨立的更衣室和衛浴室。另外一間臥室也設有一個更衣區。臥室的灰色地毯定下了經典的背景基調,而浴室里黑白相間的馬賽克地磚很顯然承傳了維多利亞時代的風格。

巴利摩銷售總監珍妮·斯汀(Jenny Steen)表示:“幸運島項目的願景是創建一個與河岸緊密聯繫的社區,讓其建築風格引人注目,並提供一流的配套設施。鄰近的城市島項目(City Island)現在已是一個繁榮的文化中心,其中包括新落成的英國國家芭蕾舞團總部,還有畫廊、音樂和舞蹈錄音室以及具有創意特色的工作室,我們相信很多感興趣的買家會蜂擁而至,來加入我們的島嶼社區。”

欲了解更多信息,請訪問 www.goodluckhope.com

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Time to get your skates on

Across the capital Londoners are getting ready to take to the ice as the festive season’s pop-up skating rinks arrive, and this year there’s a new addition to the line-up at London City Island. The City Island Ice Rink, which opens on 12 December, provides E14’s ultimate open air skating experience, accompanied by culture, crafts and tasty Christmas treats.

Temporary winter ice rinks have become a feature of many London landmarks, including the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and the Natural History Museum. As a result, a twirl around the ice and a glass of mulled wine have become as much a part of the festive celebrations as George Michael’s Last Christmas.

City Island Ice rink is making its debut in Hopewell Square, the centrepiece of the 1,706 home London City Island. The rink will be the focus for a string of events and activities, starting with a four-day Christmas market, which will showcase street foods, drinks and gifts, including delights from The Urban Cheese Maker, Espresso Room and Tosier Chocolatemaker.

English National Ballet, which has a new centre at London City Island, will celebrate the ice rink’s opening with a Nutcracker themed musical performance from the English National Ballet Sinfonietta. Visitors will also have the chance to join Nutcracker themed pre-skate dance warm-ups led by English National Ballet dance artists. And for the youngest members of the family, there will be special festive winter wonderland Gymboree classes, with music, movement, singing and dancing.

London City Island will also have attractions for those seeking less energetic ways to celebrate. Wanderlust Wines’ wine tastings and Soul Shakers’ cocktail masterclass will literally get visitors into the Christmas spirit, while crafters can try their hand at workshops in making crackers, wreathes and embroidered baubles.

The rink will be open until 22 December, hosting 45 minute sessions that will extend into the evening for skating under the stars.

City Island Ice Rink and workshops sessions are on sale now. Tickets are available at www.londoncityisland.com/icerink. For 20% off tickets use code: EARLYBIRD20 - valid until 22 November.

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  • 又到了滑冰的季節

又到了滑冰的季節

隨著節慶季節的來臨,又到了倫敦人在冰場上一展風姿的時節。今年,倫敦城市島(City Island)也為滑冰愛好者們增添了這個新的項目。位於城市島的滑冰場將於12月12日正式開放,居住在東倫敦E14區的人們可以在家門口體驗這一美好的戶外冰上活動。在盡享滑冰運動的樂趣的同時,還可以體驗為歡慶聖誕而提供的文化、手工製作和美食。

每年一度的臨時滑冰場已成為倫敦許多地標的特色活動之一,其中包括倫敦塔、漢普頓宮和自然歷史博物館。在著名歌星喬治·邁克爾(George Michael)的經典歌曲《最後的聖誕節》的伴奏下,在冰上的盡情旋轉,再配上一杯芬芳的熱甜酒,已成為節慶活動不可分割的一部分。

城市島的滑冰場在Hopewell Square首次亮相,這裡是倫敦城市島項目1,706所住宅的核心。溜冰場將是一系列活動項目的重點,這裡還將有從為期四天的聖誕節集市活動,包括出售各種街頭食品、飲品和聖誕禮品,其中包括令人喜愛的奶酪品牌,Espresso 咖啡屋和Tosier 巧克力等。

新搬遷到倫敦城市島的英國國家芭蕾舞團將為滑冰場的開幕式助興。英國國家芭蕾舞團小交響樂團將現場演奏胡桃夾子主題曲。參加者將有機會參與由英國國家芭蕾舞團的藝術家帶領的以胡桃夾子為主題的溜冰舞熱身活動。對於家庭中最小的成員,可以參與趣味橫生的包括音樂、運動、唱歌和跳舞等活動的節慶冬日仙境金寶貝(Gymboree)班。

倫敦城市島也將吸引那些不想耗費更多精力慶祝聖誕的人參加Wanderlust 葡萄酒品嚐會和Soul Shakers雞尾酒大師班,團參與者真正感受到聖誕節的氛圍。在手工作坊裡,那些喜歡手工製作的人們可以體驗製作蘇打餅、聖誕花環和繡花小飾品的樂趣。

滑冰場將開放至12月22日,每場45分鐘,活動從傍晚開始直至夜晚,人們可以體驗到在星空下滑冰的美妙感受。

城市島滑冰場和手工作坊班門票現已開始銷售。購買者可登陸下面網站:

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每年一度的临时滑冰场已成为伦敦许多地标的特色活动之一,其中包括伦敦塔、汉普顿宫和自然历史博物馆。在著名歌星乔治·迈克尔(George Michael)的经典歌曲《最后的圣诞节》的伴奏下,在冰上的尽情旋转,再配上一杯芬芳的热甜酒,已成为节庆活动不可分割的一部分。

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新搬迁到伦敦城市岛的英国国家芭蕾舞团将为滑冰场的开幕式助兴。英国国家芭蕾舞团小交响乐团将现场演奏胡桃夹子主题曲。参加者将有机会参与由英国国家芭蕾舞团的艺术家带领的以胡桃夹子为主题的溜冰舞热身活动。对于家庭中最小的成员,可以参与趣味横生的包括音乐、运动、唱歌和跳舞等活动的节庆冬日仙境金宝贝(Gymboree)班。

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Nine Elms means business

Nine Elms is making its mark as a business destination, with the 217,000 sq ft EG:HQ office building securing planning consent and the flagship One Embassy Gardens now coming on stream. These outstanding new office buildings at Ballymore Group’s Embassy Gardens demonstrate how the development is driving transformation through design quality and the careful curation of spaces and places.

Spanning more than 560 acres of Vauxhall and Battersea beside the River Thames, Nine Elms is central London’s largest regeneration district. Richard Howard, Head of London Leasing at commercial property consultant Cushman & Wakefield says many are unaware of the sheer scale of the area’s transformation, but that it is now making an impression on the business community. “The first question occupiers ask of any new area is: ‘who’s coming there?’ And game changing occupiers are coming to Nine Elms,” he says.

Game changers don’t come much bigger than the US Embassy with its shimmering cube of a new building, Apple, which is establishing its London HQ at Battersea Power Station, or publisher Penguin Random House UK, which has taken more than 83,000 sq ft of space in One Embassy Gardens, alongside the 44,000 sq ft taken by its sister business Dorling Kindersley. At Embassy Gardens, occupiers are buying into a brand new neighbourhood that is now rapidly being populated with top quality restaurants and individual cafes. “With the arrival of Darby’s restaurant by chef Robin Gill and other openings, the area has food and beverage offerings that are important to business,” points out Howard.

The planned 13 storey EG: HQ combines flexible, contemporary office space with 5,000 sq ft of ground floor retail and restaurant space. The design by architect Morris+Company fosters employee health and wellbeing, having workspaces with natural light, views and access to the outdoors in a series of private and communal terrace spaces. The 18,000 sq ft of outdoor amenity space is key for modern businesses, allowing, says Morris+Company Founding Director Joe Morris, “for contemplation, collaboration or concentration.” In all, says Cushman & Wakefield’s Howard, EG:HQ, has a lot to offer: “It has a world class architect in Joe Morris, a massive terrace on the tenth floor, a brand new office environment and the river Thames.”

One Embassy Gardens is already coming on stream, demonstrating the standard being set for this thoroughly modern business district. The 215,000 sq ft building, designed by Lee Polisano of PLP Architects, also provides wellbeing-inducing links to its environment, having a roof terrace, winter gardens and views across the capital and the Thames. “The building complements its setting with its quality and fantastic natural light, and compared to a location like Victoria it is cost effective,” says Paul Grindal, Director with commercial property consultant Jones Lang LaSalle.

Grindal sees such space having broad appeal: “On the face of it, media and tech companies will be attracted to the area, but because of the connections to London and the West End I can see corporates and the financial sector being attracted. Apple and the US Embassy will act as poles of attraction.” Being in the zone 1 travel area, the location is convenient for access across the capital and has a direct rail link to Waterloo station. Transport connections are also being further improved, as two new Northern Line underground stations - at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station – are under construction.

In all, the Nine Elms area will have more than 6.5 million sq ft of new commercial space, as well as homes, retail and leisure space, a linear park, river walk and the river Thames itself. As Grindal says, “The regeneration and investment going into the area demonstrate how it is developing as a place.”

John Mulryan, Group Managing Director, Ballymore, commented, “Nine Elms is fast establishing itself as a competitive commercial quarter, thanks to the likes of Apple at Battersea and Penguin Random House and the US Embassy at Embassy Gardens. We know that in order to attract the best talent, companies need to provide high quality office space that supports wellbeing, creativity and ultimately productivity. EG:HQ is the answer to that, in riverside zone one, just a stone’s throw from Westminster.”

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    Linnaean: healthy, beauty and lifestyle store in phase 1 of Embassy Gardens (credit: James McDonald)

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    Treatment rooms at Linnaean (credit: James McDonald)

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Discovering the secret Gardens

Artisan coffee, world-class spa treatments and the best Guinness in London. Kate Wills samples the delights of the South Bank’s latest destination - Embassy Gardens.

It’s a warm September morning and sunlight is pouring in through the floor-to-ceiling windows of the coffee shop District. A young, international crowd work on their laptops. With the matcha lattes, Millennial-pink cups and Solange on the stereo this could be Sydney or LA. But it’s actually Embassy Gardens, London’s newest district.

“When I told people I was opening in Embassy Gardens a lot of them were like, ‘Where’s that?’ admits Chelsea Finch, owner of District, over buckwheat waffles and a Peanut Butter Pow smoothie. “But I actually like that about it. It feels like Nine Elms is this secret pocket of this city that’s not been discovered yet. It feels very pristine and new.”

To the similarly uninitiated, Nine Elms is the recently-regenerated slice of riverside between Vauxhall and Battersea. The latest piece of this Southbank success story to come into bloom is Embassy Gardens - a community of apartments, restaurants and cafes all hugging the shimmering glass cube that is the US Embassy.

District was one of the first businesses to open here in November 2017, but it’s already moved into bigger premises because it has been so popular. “We needed more room and a larger kitchen so when this space came up two months ago we jumped at the chance,” explains Chelsea, whose first opening was a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Parsons Green. “This has been so much busier than I could ever have anticipated.”

Chelsea, who hails Sydney, says that District has become a hub for the community. “I wanted to bring a bit of that Aussie, friendly culture,” she says. “We have some really lovely locals and regulars alongside traffic from the Embassy. We’ve also become a bit of a destination for people who know their coffee and want to come and check us out. I get a lot of guys who work in tech coming in and telling me it’s their dream to open a coffee shop. But I’m like, ‘It’s a lot of work!” Chelsea says the oat milk flat white is the best-seller, as are the home-made banana bread and granola, which are baked on site.

"It feels like Nine Elms is this secret pocket of this city that’s not been discovered yet. It feels very pristine and new"

Discovering the secret Gardens

Kate Wills at District

From used coffee grinds being turned into fuel, to their use of paper straws, sustainability is always on the menu at District. It’s a similar story at Linnaean, a new health, beauty and lifestyle store just around the corner. Named after the Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus, owner Elena Tayleur has created a flower-strewn sanctuary with a 360 degree approach to wellness, where you can tuck into an acai bowl, have a quick manicure, or indulge in a spa treatment.

“It was really important to me to stock brands which have an eco-friendly outlook such as Grown Alchemist and Purearth,“ says Elena. “And with our beauty treatments you can opt for something medical-grade which uses LED light therapy, or something more holistic like an aromatherapy massage.”

Elena, who is also a Nine Elms resident, says there is already a sense of community and character here, and she wants Linnaean to be its hub. “Although we’re in a big city, it feels very local,” she says. “There are a lot of freelance people here who work from the restaurant every day and we know their names and their usual order. This is a place where we want people to feel nurtured.”

In a green, pink and gold treatment room upstairs, I experience a HydraFacial - a six-stage process of exfoliation, massage, masks and warm towels, which leaves my skin looking so plump and glowing I have to take a post-treatment selfie in the ornately-decorated toilets.

I take my flawless face to Darby’s, the new restaurant from award-winning Irish chef Robin Gill. The Masterchef Ireland judge, who also runs The Dairy, Counter Culture and Sorella, has called Darby’s his biggest project to date - and has promised it will serve the best Guinness in London. There’s an on-site bakery, an in-house butchery, house-made charcuterie and a grill for cooking over-fire. Many ingredients are sourced from Gill’s own farm in West Sussex.

I start with a few Jersey Rocks and a glass of Veuve at the central oyster bar, and then move to one of the low-lit banquettes for some Stracciatella, which is so soft I could eat it with a spoon, and a rich Pappardelle Dexter beef ragu. Somehow, I even squeeze in a peach sorbet.

Belly full, face still glowing (but that could also be the champagne), I sit in the grass in the beginnings of the Linear Park, a belt of green sculpture gardens that will eventually run from Vauxhall tube to Battersea Power Station. It’s a great spot to admire the architecture of EG.

Before I leave, I pop back to District for a flat white to go. Chelsea points out the space nearby where Preen and Burberry just held their fashion show, as well as the building that Penguin, the publisher, will move into in the coming months. “From fashion to culture to food there’s so much starting to happen here,” she says. “It feels like Embassy Gardens is on the map.”

Kate Wills is a writer based in London. Her work regularly appears in The Times, The Guardian, The Evening Standard and many more.

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    The Royal Wharf Community Dock (credit: xsign.com)

  • Fun, fitness and new friendships help to foster community

    The Royal Wharf Community Dock (credit: xsign.com)

  • Fun, fitness and new friendships help to foster community

    The Royal Wharf Summer Fete - where residents enjoyed a day of music, yoga and other activities

  • Fun, fitness and new friendships help to foster community

    The Royal Wharf Community Dock (credit: xsign.com)

  • Fun, fitness and new friendships help to foster community

    The Royal Wharf Community Dock (credit: xsign.com)

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Fun, fitness and new friendships help to foster community

A grand open day has helped a new community centre at Royal Wharf get off to a flying start.

Head over to east London’s Royal Wharf and at various times of the week you’ll find local people having a go at computer coding, ballet, board games or maybe salsa dancing. All these activities and more have been taking place at the new Royal Wharf Community Dock, which had its grand opening last month.

The community centre has set up home in brand new premises in Royal Wharf, in the Royal Docks, where residents can drop by to take part in fitness classes or simply get to know a neighbour. The centre is run by local charity West Silvertown Foundation (WSF), which has been working to develop thriving communities in the Royal Docks for more than two decades and already manages the nearby Britannia Village Hall.

The centre’s five-strong team pulled out all the stops to ensure the new facility got off to a flying start. September’s opening day had food stalls, performances by the acclaimed choir Stratford East Singers and cocktails and other refreshments courtesy of local businesses Triple Two, Chips ‘n’ dat and Gem’s Delights. There were also taster sessions of the centre’s activities, many of which are run by Royal Wharf’s resourceful residents, eager to share their talents, explains Chloe Lee, a community activator with the centre. “The yoga, coding and other activities have come about because keen residents have come to us and offered to do them.”

The centre’s opening celebration came hot on the heels of the Royal Wharf Summer Fete in August, where residents enjoyed a day of music, yoga and other activities and a global menu of foodie treats. The festivities also included an old-school sports day, complete with traditional egg-and-spoon races, which was organised by Richard House Children’s Hospice, an east London children’s charity that benefitted from the day.

WSF is working with the Royal Wharf Residents’ Association and residents themselves to find out what they would like to see happening at the centre. Its 190 square metre main space, 60 square metre secondary space and two meeting rooms have a busy timetable of activities already and when classes aren’t in progress residents can pop in to relax with a coffee, have a game at the table tennis table or enjoy some quiet family reading time. Spaces are also available for hire for parties or other activities, with a discounted rate for Royal Wharf residents.

The centre is open from 9-til-9 on weekdays and 9-til-5 at weekends and is already proving particularly popular with young working professionals and young families. To cater for the latter, the centre is providing activities specifically for children, including soft play and after school family time. “We’ve had more than 100 parents and children come along to our soft play sessions so far,” says Chloe. “Parents are often especially keen to make friends when they move to a new area and don’t know people.”

That hints at the serious purpose behind all these fun and fitness activities. Moving into a new home brings with it the adventures of finding your way in an unfamiliar community and a centre like this can provide valuable connections among and between an area’s new and existing residents that can ultimately lead to friendships and cohesive communities. John Mulryan, Ballymore’s Group Managing Director, has said that it has always been the company’s ambition to, “build a community here where residents will meet their neighbours and get to know each other.”

WSF Director of Operations, Peter Laing, said: “WSF has a strong track record of working with our local community and we’re very excited by how this new centre will help to create a vibrant, integrated community where ambitions are realised and friendships thrive”. The new centre is helping to do that, says Chloe: “I met a woman yesterday who said she had lived in the area for two years and not felt a real sense of belonging. But she said that the centre has already started to change that.”

To get involved with activities at the Royal Wharf Community Dock, visit www.royalwharfcd.org or follow them on twitter @rwcommunitydock for regular updates.

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隨著皇家碼頭(Royal Wharf)新碼頭的竣工,其設計團隊談到了建築與工程學完美結合背後的挑戰。

經過近300英里的路程和長時間的精心安裝,倫敦最新的泰晤士河碼頭已經就位。碼頭從荷蘭運來,由駁船帶入泰晤士河,到達目的地皇家碼頭。在這裡,它最終將為新老社區住戶們提供一個觀景點,和搭乘泰晤士快艇(MBNA Thames Clippers)河船服務的站點。

Ballymore和Oxley召集頂尖的設計和工程專家,來使這個創新和具有挑戰性的工程變成現實。 Nex建築事務所參與過公路和鐵路橋樑,以及許多類型建築的工作,但該工程是其首次在首都涉足水上建築。

Nex主管Alan Dempsey總結了碼頭的設計:“它有300米長,很淺,所以必須探入到泰晤士河裡很遠的地方。碼頭的前半部分是木板路,木板路寬6米,向河中延伸40米。然後,它變成一個大三角形的平台,盤居於河上,使您可以一覽泰晤士河水閘的壯觀景色。從那裡您走向觀景台,然後到達65米長的浮橋。

“整個碼頭都被包裹在玻璃中,因此不會遮擋視野。其設計旨在創造沿河的透明性,這是首次在泰晤士河上創建人行道,和非常特殊的公共空間。”

對此,用材必須仔細考慮到與背景的和諧,Dempsey解釋說:“我們需要使用鋼材,因為它既輕又結實,並且我們摸索了適合水上環境的塗料。我們使用彩色金屬面板使材料保持簡單。鋼結構被塗成深灰色,在河上會很好地耐候。相比之下,欄杆和浮橋的天花板為銅色,營造出溫暖的氛圍。觀景台全是玻璃的同時,碼頭中任何可以讓人近距離觸摸到的或坐的地方,都呈現木質效果。我們認為在這裡擁有高度的透明度非常重要。”

Beckett Rankine提供了海洋工程的專業知識,工程師Harry Palmer解釋了其中涉及到的一些考驗:碼頭實際上就是一艘駁船,是在船廠製造的浮動建築。它們通過隨潮汐移動的橋與陸地相連,而潮汐就是皇家碼頭面臨的挑戰,因為泰晤士河上的潮汐運動範圍約為7米。

工程師必須確保這個建築物符合高標準的美學設計,同時還要使乘坐泰晤士快艇和包括殘障人士在內的公眾,安全地使用碼頭。 “我們在泰晤士河上設計了幾乎所有的水上巴士碼頭,因此確實手上有些辦法,” Palmer繼續說道。 “但是,Alan Dempsey設計泰晤士河最長碼頭的雄心,並且是在皇家碼頭的淺水區建造——這樣就提出了一個挑戰。浮橋被兩個巨大的水樁約束,其固定結構由大型鋼鐵管狀樁支撐。這對安裝是一個挑戰,因為拉管台必須下水,因此只能在漲潮的時候做。”

“在碼頭上工作真令人愉快,而且這是使泰晤士河演變成像舊時那樣被使用的一個很好的範例。”

65米的人行道由浮動的“自升式”駁船安裝,後者被Palmer形容為“一種非常酷的創新,它沉入建築物的下方,使我們能夠將水用於組裝和運送的各個方面。”

該項目的主要承包商是McLaughlin&Harvey,但將碼頭提升到位的工作是由荷蘭承包商Ravestein成功完成的。

現在碼頭已經依託在背景之中,正是該慶祝泰晤士河擁有了這個最新資產的時候了。 “該碼頭的優點是它如此有建築特色。其它大多數碼頭僅能滿足功能方面的規劃要求。這個是按照一個真正的設計特色完成的。” Palmer說。 “在碼頭上工作真令人愉快,而且這是使泰晤士河演變成像舊時那樣被使用的一個很好的範例。”

Ballymore集團董事總經理John Mulryan說:

“主要的新基礎設施,像我們的皇家碼頭,對於改變倫敦東部與北部之間的連接具有重大意義-從河的北到南,再到倫敦市中心。非公路旅行是倫敦通勤網絡的可持續性和發展的重要組成部分,而該碼頭將很快成為其中的一部分。”

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随着皇家码头(Royal Wharf)新码头的竣工,其设计团队谈到了建筑与工程学完美结合背后的挑战。

经过近300英里的路程和长时间的精心安装,伦敦最新的泰晤士河码头已经就位。码头从荷兰运来,由驳船带入泰晤士河,到达目的地皇家码头。在这里,它最终将为新老社区住户们提供一个观景点,和搭乘泰晤士快艇(MBNA Thames Clippers)河船服务的站点。

Ballymore和Oxley召集顶尖的设计和工程专家,来使这个创新和具有挑战性的工程变成现实。Nex建筑事务所参与过公路和铁路桥梁,以及许多类型建筑的工作,但该工程是其首次在首都涉足水上建筑。

Nex主管Alan Dempsey总结了码头的设计:“它有300米长,很浅,所以必须探入到泰晤士河里很远的地方。码头的前半部分是木板路,木板路宽6米,向河中延伸40米。然后,它变成一个大三角形的平台,盘居于河上,使您可以一览泰晤士河水闸的壮观景色。从那里您走向观景台,然后到达65米长的浮桥。

“整个码头都被包裹在玻璃中,因此不会遮挡视野。其设计旨在创造沿河的透明性,这是首次在泰晤士河上创建人行道,和非常特殊的公共空间。”

对此,用材必须仔细考虑到与背景的和谐,Dempsey解释说:“我们需要使用钢材,因为它既轻又结实,并且我们摸索了适合水上环境的涂料。我们使用彩色金属面板使材料保持简单。钢结构被涂成深灰色,在河上会很好地耐候。相比之下,栏杆和浮桥的天花板为铜色,营造出温暖的氛围。观景台全是玻璃的同时,码头中任何可以让人近距离触摸到的或坐的地方,都呈现木质效果。我们认为在这里拥有高度的透明度非常重要。”

Beckett Rankine提供了海洋工程的专业知识,工程师Harry Palmer解释了其中涉及到的一些考验:码头实际上就是一艘驳船,是在船厂制造的浮动建筑。它们通过随潮汐移动的桥与陆地相连,而潮汐就是皇家码头面临的挑战,因为泰晤士河上的潮汐运动范围约为7米。

工程师必须确保这个建筑物符合高标准的美学设计,同时还要使乘坐泰晤士快艇和包括残障人士在内的公众,安全地使用码头。 “我们在泰晤士河上设计了几乎所有的水上巴士码头,因此确实手上有些办法,” Palmer继续说道。 “但是,Alan Dempsey设计泰晤士河最长码头的雄心,并且是在皇家码头的浅水区建造——这样就提出了一个挑战。浮桥被两个巨大的水桩约束,其固定结构由大型钢铁管状桩支撑。这对安装是一个挑战,因为拉管台必须下水,因此只能在涨潮的时候做。”

“在码头上工作真令人愉快,而且这是使泰晤士河演变成象旧时那样被使用的一个很好的范例。”

65米的人行道由浮动的“自升式”驳船安装,后者被Palmer形容为“一种非常酷的创新,它沉入建筑物的下方,使我们能够将水用于组装和运送的各个方面。”

该项目的主要承包商是McLaughlin&Harvey,但将码头提升到位的工作是由荷兰承包商Ravestein成功完成的。

现在码头已经依托在背景之中,正是该庆祝泰晤士河拥有了这个最新资产的时候了。 “该码头的优点是它如此有建筑特色。其它大多数码头仅能满足功能方面的规划要求。这个是按照一个真正的设计特色完成的。” Palmer说。 “在码头上工作真令人愉快,而且这是使泰晤士河演变成象旧时那样被使用的一个很好的范例。”

Ballymore集团董事总经理John Mulryan说:

“主要的新基础设施,象我们的皇家码头,对于改变伦敦东部与北部之间的连接具有重大意义-从河的北到南,再到伦敦市中心。非公路旅行是伦敦通勤网络的可持续性和发展的重要组成部分,而该码头将很快成为其中的一部分。”

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今年9月,英國國家芭蕾舞團(English National Ballet)在倫敦城市島(London City Island)的新綜合大樓首次亮相,芭蕾舞公司和英國國家芭蕾舞學校搬入了他們的新家,並於倫敦開放日和當地的聯合藝術節(Unity Arts Festival)向公眾開放參觀。

集平穩與精湛於一身,這座新的建築與在室內練習的藝術家們有很多共同點。這項卓越工程的完成歸功於一系列的創新合作,其中包括巴利摩(Ballymore)、英國國家芭蕾舞團(ENB)和其藝術總監Tamara Rojo,及Glenn Howells Architects建築設計所。

該項目從開發商與英國國家芭蕾舞團之間的對話開始。 Glenn Howells Architects的創始人兼董事Glenn Howells解釋說:“在設計團隊開始將我們的概念付諸實踐之前,已經向英國國家芭蕾舞團傳遞了我們的想法。”在完善設計的思維過程中,建築師參觀了美國的頂級舞蹈設施,以探索最佳設計方案。 “我們的方案必須滿足兩個高標準的委託:巴利摩的在島上打造以文化為核心的新社區的委託,以及英國國家芭蕾舞團的委託,其對空間和技術要求都很高,” Howells補充說。

“我們的方案必須滿足兩個高標準的委託:巴利摩的在島上打造以文化為核心的新社區的委託,以及英國國家芭蕾舞團的委託,其對空間和技術要求都很高”

在倫敦城市島,建築師設計了一系列帶有彩色琉璃磚外牆的住宅建築,但其為英國國家芭蕾舞團提供的設計方案非常與眾不同。英國國家芭蕾舞團的建築物坐落在居民區的中心,覆以LinitU形玻璃,其乳白色的半透明材質,使人們可以瞥見內部的活動,並在夜間照明燈點起時將建築物變成燈塔。建築物底部的透明玻璃和大窗戶透露出芭蕾舞團的日常工作狀態。 Howells說:“舞蹈室的窗戶也令人印象深刻,使用了我所見過的最大的玻璃。” “世界上只有少數製造商可以製造,而且必須從西班牙運送過來。”

在建築物的內部, 93,000平方英尺的面積,為英國國家芭蕾舞團的芭蕾舞和藝術家們提供了世界一流的發展空間。設施包括一個帶有飛塔的排演工作室,ENB可以在那裡進行全套的包括照明燈光的排演,七個排練室,一個帶有染房和鞋庫的服裝工作室,兩個學習和約談的空間,水療池,健身房和普拉提工作室,一個綠色房間以及更衣室,咖啡廳和展覽空間。學校在四樓和五樓有自己的空間,其中包括三個排練工作室,演講廳,健身房和綠色空間。內部窗戶可以從學校看向公司的排演工作室,使學生們可以看到課堂,排演和創作新作品的情景。

“93,000平方英尺的面積,為英國國家芭蕾舞團的芭蕾舞和藝術家們提供了世界一流的發展空間。”

英國國家芭蕾舞團的藝術總監Tamara Rojo與該項目的設計團隊緊密合作,共同規劃了空間的使用。 “在這種程度的設計交流,只會來源於領域內極具創意的人。塔瑪拉是我認識的最聰明,最精力充沛的人之一。” Howells說

Howells說,這個特殊的工程帶來了巨大的回報:“這肯定是具有挑戰性的,但也是在工作中絕對有樂趣的一個項目。”當作為倫敦建築開放日活動,以及聯合藝術節的系列活動之一對外開放時,公眾將能夠親自看到最終效果,在2018年成功舉辦後,聯合藝術節將重返利茅斯半島,並將再次在倫敦城市島(London City Island),三一浮標碼頭(Trinity Buoy Wharf)和Goodluck Hope舉辦包括有舞蹈、藝術和音樂的節目。

兩項活動都將在2019年9月21日至22日的周末舉行,屆時訪客將有機會參觀新設施,參加家庭舞蹈研討會,聽取藝術助理協調員Jennie Harrington談論皇家芭蕾舞公司的運作方式,觀看彩排,甚至參與課堂。這些活動中的大多數現在都已售罄,但場地上有完整的課程表,聯合藝術節上還有很多活動,包括即將成為租戶的倫敦電影學院的電影放映,與居民Tim Allen的動畫工作室與皇家繪畫學校合作的動畫草本研討會。

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  • 伦敦城市岛升起新标杆

    在伦敦城市岛上的英国国家芭蕾(版权归于:Michael Molloy)

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    在伦敦城市岛上的英国国家芭蕾(图片版权归于:Michael Molloy)

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    英国国家芭蕾中的排练室(图片版权归于:Ian Gavan)

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    新总部中的服装室(图片版权归于:Michael Molloy)

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    艺术总监Tamaro Rojo,文化部副部长Justine Simons以及伦敦市长Sadiq Khan在开场晚会(图片版权归于:Laurent Liotardo,由英国国家芭蕾舞团提供)

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    排演室:可容300个座位(图片版权归于:Michael Molloy)

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    宽阔的排练室可观赏到伦敦城市岛的外景(图片版权归于:Michael Molloy)

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    在演艺中心的第一场演出,到场观众包括伦敦市长Sadiq Khan(图片版权归于:Laurent Liotardo,由英国国家芭蕾舞团提供)

伦敦城市岛升起新标杆

今年9月,英国国家芭蕾舞团(English National Ballet)在伦敦城市岛(London City Island)的新综合大楼首次亮相,芭蕾舞公司和英国国家芭蕾舞学校搬入了他们的新家,并于伦敦开放日和当地的联合艺术节(Unity Arts Festival)向公众开放参观。

集平稳与精湛于一身,这座新的建筑与在室内练习的艺术家们有很多共同点。这项卓越工程的完成归功于一系列的创新合作,其中包括巴利摩(Ballymore)、英国国家芭蕾舞团(ENB)和其艺术总监Tamara Rojo,及Glenn Howells Architects建筑设计所。

该项目从开发商与英国国家芭蕾舞团之间的对话开始。 Glenn Howells Architects的创始人兼董事Glenn Howells解释说:“在设计团队开始将我们的概念付诸实践之前,已经向英国国家芭蕾舞团传递了我们的想法。”在完善设计的思维过程中,建筑师参观了美国的顶级舞蹈设施,以探索最佳设计方案。 “我们的方案必须满足两个高标准的委托:巴利摩的在岛上打造以文化为核心的新社区的委托,以及英国国家芭蕾舞团的委托,其对空间和技术要求都很高,” Howells补充说。

“我们的方案必须满足两个高标准的委托:巴利摩的在岛上打造以文化为核心的新社区的委托,以及英国国家芭蕾舞团的委托,其对空间和技术要求都很高”

在伦敦城市岛,建筑师设计了一系列带有彩色琉璃砖外墙的住宅建筑,但其为英国国家芭蕾舞团提供的设计方案非常与众不同。英国国家芭蕾舞团的建筑物坐落在居民区的中心,覆以Linit U形玻璃,其乳白色的半透明材质,使人们可以瞥见内部的活动,并在夜间照明灯点起时将建筑物变成灯塔。建筑物底部的透明玻璃和大窗户透露出芭蕾舞团的日常工作状态。Howells说:“舞蹈室的窗户也令人印象深刻,使用了我所见过的最大的玻璃。” “世界上只有少数制造商可以制造,而且必须从西班牙运送过来。”

在建筑物的内部, 93,000平方英尺的面积,为英国国家芭蕾舞团的芭蕾舞和艺术家们提供了世界一流的发展空间。设施包括一个带有飞塔的排演工作室,ENB可以在那里进行全套的包括照明灯光的排演,七个排练室,一个带有染房和鞋库的服装工作室,两个学习和约谈的空间,水疗池,健身房和普拉提工作室,一个绿色房间以及更衣室,咖啡厅和展览空间。学校在四楼和五楼有自己的空间,其中包括三个排练工作室,演讲厅,健身房和绿色空间。内部窗户可以从学校看向公司的排演工作室,使学生们可以看到课堂,排演和创作新作品的情景。

“93,000平方英尺的面积,为英国国家芭蕾舞团的芭蕾舞和艺术家们提供了世界一流的发展空间。”

英国国家芭蕾舞团的艺术总监Tamara Rojo与该项目的设计团队紧密合作,共同规划了空间的使用。 “在这种程度的设计交流,只会来源于领域内极具创意的人。塔玛拉是我认识的最聪明,最精力充沛的人之一。” Howells说。

Howells说,这个特殊的工程带来了巨大的回报:“这肯定是具有挑战性的,但也是在工作中绝对有乐趣的一个项目。”当作为伦敦建筑开放日活动,以及联合艺术节的系列活动之一对外开放时,公众将能够亲自看到最终效果,在2018年成功举办后,联合艺术节将重返利茅斯半岛,并将再次在伦敦城市岛(London City Island),三一浮标码头(Trinity Buoy Wharf)和幸运岛(Goodluck Hope)举办包括有舞蹈、艺术和音乐的节目。

两项活动都将在2019921日至22日的周末举行,届时访客将有机会参观新设施,参加家庭舞蹈研讨会,听取艺术助理协调员Jennie Harrington谈论皇家芭蕾舞公司的运作方式,观看彩排,甚至参与课堂。这些活动中的大多数现在都已售罄,但场地上有完整的课程表,联合艺术节上还有很多活动,包括即将成为租户的伦敦电影学院的电影放映,与居民Tim Allen的动画工作室与皇家绘画学校合作的动画草本研讨会。

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  • All the fun of the Dublin Fringe

    Black Jam by Fried Plantains Collective, one of the shows attended by Constance Harris (credit: Simon Lazewski)

  • All the fun of the Dublin Fringe

    Constance's own picture from Body of Show

  • All the fun of the Dublin Fringe

    Dublin Fringe Festival, from 7 - 22 September 2019

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All the fun of the Dublin Fringe

Diverse, invigorating and exciting: that is Constance Harris’ verdict on Dublin Fringe Festival.

I find it fascinating that people who are passionate about living in cities love to cite all the things they can do in them — when the fact is most people don’t do any of them.

Dublin is rich in historical buildings and new quarters, theatres and galleries, venues and places, but when was the last time you ventured out and truly explored, or rediscovered, this majestic, mysterious, exciting capital of ours?

Throughout my teens and early twenties (the 1980s and 1990s respectively), I loved going out and about Dublin, discovering something new. Good or bad it didn’t matter, the adventure was what counted. Live performance was the stuff of Dublin life, be it music, stand-up comedy or new theatre. Yet, I forgot.

And I can’t tell you how many years I have planned to go to the Dublin Fringe Festival, and never gone. It has only been in existence for 25 years. Yikes.

It was time to change the story. So last Saturday night, I ‘fringed’ it with my bestie.

Dublin Fringe Festival 2019 kicked off on September 7 and runs until the 22nd. It is an eclectic concoction of exciting events, from new drama, stand-up comedy and live music, to creative collectives, polemic expositions, city walking tours and so much more, all happening over a two week period. (See www.fringefest.com for information and bookings.)

Apart from the excellent performances on offer and all at extraordinary value prices (tickets on average cost around a tenner), what further enriches the experience of the festival is that all the events take place in unusual and intimate venues all over the city. Thus, you don’t just see a new act, you connect with the city and the people around you in a new way.

Judging by the super-stylish, young and intelligent creatures that attended each event that I went to, twenty to thirty something is the age demographic that actively supports new arts and culture. There were a few risk-taking middle aged and older arts fans at each event who were wholly embraced by the younger crowd. Each and every event was hugely positive and inclusive in feeling.

As a strategy, I highly recommend going to several events in one day. Most acts are only an hour long and tickets are great value, so attending a few together guarantees an even more exciting and fun ‘fringe’ experience.

On my evening out, I saw Bodies of Water, created by Eoghan Carrick, Maeve Stone, Jonah King and Úna Kavanagh in the Chocolate Factory in Dublin 1; then Mother of God, Alison Spittle’s hilarious one-woman comedy show in the Royal Chapel, Dublin Castle; and ended with Black Jam at the Abbey Theatre, brought to us by Osaro and the Fried Plantains Collective, which featured exciting Irish and African musicians and performances.

The Abbey Theatre was literally rocked to its rafters by raw, energetic, new music. Special shout out to the brilliant young African performers from Balbriggan and Belfast who are now part of an exciting new music scene in London. Remember these names – Black Fish Collective, Princess, Demi Gosh, Dior Norf — these guys will be big in the future.

Neil Murray, one of the directors of the Abbey Theatre, was at Black Jam and said “We need to do more of this.” So Dublin Fringe Festival is not just a pretty face; it gets serious players sitting up and noticing new talent, considering new directions. At every event, one saw a producer, director or otherwise, scouting for the next ‘big thing’. Fringe is important.

And it wouldn’t be possible without sponsorship; both from the state in the form of the Arts Council and private sponsorship such as from Ballymore which is a key private sponsor this year.

Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Ballymore, was at Jarlath Regan’s stand-up comedy show at the Abbey Theatre and explained why they felt supporting the Dublin Fringe Festival was important.

“The arts bring magic to a city. Dublin Fringe Festival brings an incredible energy and soul to unexpected places, much like our own Ballymore developments in Ireland and the UK. We’re honoured to be supporting the Fringe as the Principal Patron for the first time and we look forward to working with them as they champion emerging artistic talent to support grassroots culture in Ireland.”

"Dublin Fringe Festival is not just a pretty face; it gets serious players sitting up and noticing new talent"

All the fun of the Dublin Fringe

Constance Harris with star of Mother of God, Alison Spittle

Dublin Fringe Festival does champion emerging talent and it gives near-established talent an additional boost of support. It is discerning while retaining an essential, free-wheeling, risk-taking, non-commercially focused, nature. All of life is scrutinised by the young and not so young artists; explored, dissected and presented in such a way as to make us think while giving us a laugh, or making us cry.

"Dublin Fringe Festival champion emerging talent and it gives near-established talent an additional boost of support"

The Dublin Fringe Festival is exciting, life affirming and fantastic value. Go.

Constance Harris is a writer from Dublin. She was Fashion Editor of the Sunday Independent for over 20 years; before that she was a producer in film, television and media industries.

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    Alan Yau, set to open two restaurants at Wardian London next summer.

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Wardian London is set to become Docklands’ next top dining destination as influential restaurateur Alan Yau is gearing up to open two restaurants there next summer. Yau has founded a number of familiar names on the London restaurant scene, including the Wagamama chain, and Hakkasan and Yauatcha, the latter both being past winners of a coveted Michelin star.

The restaurants at Wardian London will both feature Asian gastronomy with a twist. The larger of the two restaurants, Chyna, will have 120 covers and an extensive terrace fronting its waterside setting. Its seasonally led menu will be based on Cantonese cooking using British seafood, featuring European-style ingredients such as Iberico ham and fresh sea cucumbers from Spain. “It is almost like what I would put together if you were coming to my house for a dinner party,” was how Yau summed up the menu to London news source, the Evening Standard.

Its neighbour, Yau Grilling, will offer all-day service, starting with traditional breakfasts from 7.30am. In the evening, the grill service that gives the restaurant its name will be serving beef, lobster, king crab and other delights in a menu drawing inspiration from Japan. With just 45 covers and an informal style, this will be the perfect place to gather with friends and family at weekends.

Together, the two restaurants will occupy 10,000 square feet of space in the ground and first floors of Wardian London.

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    餐飲業風雲人物丘德威(Alan Yau),明年夏天將在倫敦華殿(Wardian London)內開設兩家餐廳。

餐飲奇才丘德威(Alan Yau)將亞洲風味帶到倫敦港區

餐飲業風雲人物丘德威(Alan Yau),明年夏天將在倫敦港區(Docklands)的新建高層住宅樓倫敦華殿(Wardian London)內開設兩家餐廳,使這座高層住宅成為倫敦的下一個頂級餐飲目的地。

丘先生在倫敦的餐飲界創立了許多耳熟能詳的名字,包括Wagamama連鎖店,Hakkasan(客家人)和Yauatcha(唐茶苑),後面這兩家都曾獲業界夢寐以求的米其林星級餐廳的美譽。

將在倫敦華殿落戶的這兩家餐廳都將以亞洲美食為特色。其中較大的一家名為Chyna,將提供120出餐席,並有寬敞露台坐擁水景。季節性推出的菜單將基於粵式烹飪,使用英國的海鮮,配以歐洲風味的食材,例如伊比利亞火腿,和西班牙的新鮮海參。 “那幾乎就像您要來我家吃晚餐,我會為您端出來的菜餚一樣”, 丘先生曾如此向倫敦《旗幟晚報》總結他的菜單。

與其毗鄰的Yau Grilling(丘氏燒烤)將提供全天服務,從早上7.30開始提供傳統早餐。到了晚上,餐廳名頭中的燒烤服務將提供烤牛肉、龍蝦,帝王蟹和其它美食,這份菜單的靈感來自日本。以其45位座席和非正式的風格,這裡將成為周末與親朋好友聚會的理想場所。

兩家餐廳加起來,將在倫敦華殿(Wardian London)的地面和一層佔據約10,000平方英尺的空間。

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    餐饮业风云人物丘德威(Alan Yau),明年夏天将在伦敦华殿(Wardian London)内开设两家餐厅。

餐饮奇才丘德威(Alan Yau)将亚洲风味带到伦敦港区

餐饮业风云人物丘德威(Alan Yau),明年夏天将在伦敦港区(Docklands)的新建高层住宅楼伦敦华殿(Wardian London)内开设两家餐厅,使这座高层住宅成为伦敦的下一个顶级餐饮目的地。

丘先生在伦敦的餐饮界创立了许多耳熟能详的名字,包括Wagamama连锁店,Hakkasan(客家人)和Yauatcha(唐茶苑),后面这两家都曾获业界梦寐以求的米其林星级餐厅的美誉。

将在伦敦华殿落户的这两家餐厅都将以亚洲美食为特色。其中较大的一家名为Chyna,将提供120出餐席,并有宽敞露台坐拥水景。季节性推出的菜单将基于粤式烹饪,使用英国的海鲜,配以欧洲风味的食材,例如伊比利亚火腿,和西班牙的新鲜海参。 “那几乎就像您要来我家吃晚餐,我会为您端出来的菜肴一样”, 丘先生曾如此向伦敦《旗帜晚报》总结他的菜单。

与其毗邻的Yau Grilling(丘氏烧烤)将提供全天服务,从早上7.30开始提供传统早餐。到了晚上,餐厅名头中的烧烤服务将提供烤牛肉、龙虾,帝王蟹和其它美食,这份菜单的灵感来自日本。以其45位座席和非正式的风格,这里将成为周末与亲朋好友聚会的理想场所。

两家餐厅加起来,将在伦敦华殿(Wardian London)的地面和一层占据约10,000平方英尺的空间。

餐饮业风云人物丘德威(Alan Yau),明年夏天将在伦敦华殿(Wardian London)内开设两家餐厅。

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上週末,在倫敦西部布倫特福德(Brentford)項目2019夏季活動系列的最後一天,650多位來客與當地製造商和藝術家,歡聚在宜人的水景河邊。

布倫特福德項目是該地區的旗艦復興工程,以新住宅、商店,餐館和休閒文化空間,重建布倫特福德市中心的一塊區域。這次活動的舉辦,正值第一批新住宅開盤之前的幾天。

布倫特福德項目涉及布倫特福德城區中心4.79公頃的土地,從高街延伸到工業腹地,再到布倫特河(the River Brent)。城區的新建築分別由AHMM,Glenn Howells和Maccreanor Lavington建築事務所設計,以重建該地的主要歷史遺產建築,恢復歷史悠久的庭院、小巷,以及創建水景區為重點。這種規模的重建不可避免地將非常複雜,對於巴利摩(Ballymore)而言,夏季系列活動則正好是與當地社區進行聯繫,並展示其實力的好機會。

當天的“會見製造商”(Meet the Makers)主題活動,以來自鄰近約翰遜島工作室(Johnson’s Island)的藝術家,來自當地製造商中心-製造商站(The Maker Station)的工匠,與舉辦方的工作坊和攤位,突顯布倫特福德各種形式的創意。當孩子們製作比薩餅,拼貼畫和雕塑時,他們的父母在選購工藝品,並與新朋老友聊天。活動為布倫特福德的這塊過去被嚴重忽視的水邊區域帶來新鮮的活力,並展現出所有人與社區聯繫互動,並發揮創造力的重要性。

“這真是一個很酷的地方,”活版印刷和書法Ink&Paper的創意總監Grania O’Brien說道,他正在進行15分鐘的書法課程講座,“看到布倫特福德重新展現出一個創意中心的樣貌,真讓人舒心。”應景地,O’Brien的課程專注於優雅地製作書法中的“布倫特福德”這個詞。

“當今,在孩子們把大量時間花在電腦上,人們感到壓力之時,創造力更顯重要,”Laurie O’Garro說,他是一位專門從事弦樂藝術的前教師和藝術家,他和O’Brien一樣,來自製造商站。

在石匠Jack Valentine的指導下,很多孩子熱衷地拿起手工工具,刮削,鑽鑿或把粉筆切割成雕塑。 “這對孩子們來說是一種幫助他們變得靈巧的有趣方式,”他說, “只需要一點點粉筆就可以雕刻,哪怕只是製造出一些粉筆灰。”

與此同時,服裝和室內設計製造商Sharon Compass和Charlotte Spiteri正在推銷她們的手工製衣,被子和其它物品。她們每年幫助組織一次當地的時裝秀,並在布倫福德工程目前的一些開放空間中看到了潛力。 “這實際上是一個作時裝秀的好地方,”她們說著,環顧四周。

當地的慈善機構Friends of Cathja,在倫敦豪恩斯洛(Hounslow)區的二十年間,一直致力於幫助那些患有持續精神健康問題的人。該機構也參加了活動。他們在這個複興項目的高街店鋪中將擁有一席之地。 “我們的租金是折扣價,使我們能夠支持當地民眾。”Cathja之友的項目工作人員Rin Roche說。

通過這次夏季系列活動,布倫特福德及周邊地區有3,000多訪客前來。

通過這次夏季系列活動,布倫特福德及周邊地區有3,000多訪客前來。水邊咖啡館Rye by the Water主辦了麵包和比薩餅工作坊,為遊客提供咖啡,美味零食和三明治,共製作了約200個披薩餅和200個麵包。

活動還包括一個週六現場音樂會,和一個有關如何用瑜伽和正向思維達到情緒平和的研討會,後者由當地健康商業RJ Mind Body的創始人Rebecca Warrington主持。

其它受歡迎的活動還包括倫敦西部精釀啤酒品嚐之夜,佐以當地音樂家羅伯特·霍庫姆(Robert Hokum)的醇厚藍調,並有當地豪恩斯洛遺產指南(Hounslow Heritage Guide)的工作人員的演講,為來客深入​​解說著布倫福德豐富的建築歷史。

當地企業家莫林·麥考馬克(Merlin McCormack),其老爺車業務Duke of London和The Factory的展位在整個夏季系列中,吸引著當地來客和車迷。在晚間大師班中, 他分享了他的商業成功秘訣。

麥考馬克說:“這裡有令人驚嘆的人和事,隨著這樣的發展規模,我們看到一個明晰的前景,在昔日的衰落之地上建設起一個新城區,看到布倫特福德終於獲得了一些認可,這很酷。”

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上周末,在伦敦西部布伦特福德(Brentford)项目2019夏季活动系列的最后一天,650多位来客与当地制造商和艺术家,欢聚在宜人的水景河边。

布伦特福德项目是该地区的旗舰复兴工程,以新住宅、商店,餐馆和休闲文化空间,重建布伦特福德市中心的一块区域。 这次活动的举办,正值第一批新住宅开盘之前的几天。

布伦特福德项目涉及布伦特福德城区中心4.79公顷的土地,从高街延伸到工业腹地,再到布伦特河(the River Brent)。城区的新建筑分别由AHMM,Glenn Howells和Maccreanor Lavington建筑事务所设计,以重建该地的主要历史遗产建筑,恢复历史悠久的庭院、小巷,以及创建水景区为重点。这种规模的重建不可避免地将非常复杂,对于巴利摩(Ballymore)而言,夏季系列活动则正好是与当地社区进行联系,并展示其实力的好机 会。

当天的“会见制造商”(Meet the Makers)主题活动,以来自邻近约翰逊岛工作室(Johnson’s Island)的艺术家,来自当地制造商中心-制造商站(The Maker Station)的工匠,与举办方的工作坊和摊位,突显布伦特福德各种形式的创意。当孩子们制作比萨饼,拼贴画和雕塑时,他们的父母在选购工艺品,并与新朋老友聊天。活动为布伦特福德的这块过去被严重忽视的水边区域带来新鲜的活力,并展现出所有人与社区联系互动,并发挥创造力的重要性。

“这真是一个很酷的地方,”活版印刷和书法Ink&Paper的创意总监Grania O’Brien说道,他正在进行15分钟的书法课程讲座,“看到布伦特福德重新展现出一个创意中心的样貌,真让人舒心。”应景地,O’Brien的课程专注于优雅地制作书法中的“布伦特福德”这个词。

“当今,在孩子们把大量时间花在电脑上,人们感到压力之时,创造力更显重要,”Laurie O’Garro说,他是一位专门从事弦乐艺术的前教师和艺术家,他和O’Brien一样,来自制造商站。

在石匠Jack Valentine的指导下,很多孩子热衷地拿起手工工具,刮削,钻凿或把粉笔切割成雕塑。 “这对孩子们来说是一种帮助他们变得灵巧的有趣方式,”他说, “只需要一点点粉笔就可以雕刻,哪怕只是制造出一些粉笔灰。”

与此同时,服装和室内设计制造商Sharon Compass和Charlotte Spiteri正在推销她们的手工制衣,被子和其它物品。她们每年帮助组织一次当地的时装秀,并在布伦福德工程目前的一些开放空间中看到了潜力。“这实际上是一个作时装秀的好地方,”她们说着,环顾四周。

当地的慈善机构Friends of Cathja,在伦敦豪恩斯洛(Hounslow)区的二十年间,一直致力于帮助那些患有持续精神健康问题的人。该机构也参加了活动。他们在这个复兴项目的高街店铺中将拥有一席之地。 “我们的租金是折扣价,使我们能够支持当地民众。”Cathja之友的项目工作人员Rin Roche说。

通过这次夏季系列活动,布伦特福德及周边地区有3,000多访客前来。

通过这次夏季系列活动,布伦特福德及周边地区有3,000多访客前来。 水边咖啡馆Rye by the Water主办了面包和比萨饼工作坊,为游客提供咖啡,美味零食和三明治,共制作了约200个披萨饼和200个面包。

活动还包括一个周六现场音乐会,和一个有关如何用瑜伽和正向思维达到情绪平和的研讨会,后者由当地健康商业RJ Mind Body的创始人Rebecca Warrington主持。

其它受欢迎的活动还包括伦敦西部精酿啤酒品尝之夜,佐以当地音乐家罗伯特·霍库姆(Robert Hokum)的醇厚蓝调,并有当地豪恩斯洛遗产指南(Hounslow Heritage Guide)的工作人员的演讲,为来客深入解说着布伦福德丰富的建筑历史。

当地企业家莫林·麦考马克(Merlin McCormack),其老爷车业务Duke of London和The Factory的展位在整个夏季系列中,吸引着当地来客和车迷。在晚间大师班中, 他分享了他的商业成功秘诀。

麦考马克说:“这里有令人惊叹的人和事,随着这样的发展规模,我们看到一个明晰的前景,在昔日的衰落之地上建设起一个新城区,看到布伦特福德终于获得了一些认可,这很酷。”

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The 2019 Summer Series of events at The Brentford Project in west London reached its finale last weekend with more than 650 people gathering to meet local makers and artists and enjoy the site’s waterside setting.

The event came just days before the first homes went on the market in this flagship regeneration scheme, which is set to transform an area of Brentford’s town centre with new homes, shops, restaurants and leisure and cultural spaces.

The Brentford Project is a 4.79 hectare piece of Brentford town centre, extending from high street to industrial hinterland and beyond that to the River Brent. The urban quarter will combine new buildings designed by architects AHMM, Glenn Howells and Maccreanor Lavington with revival of the site’s key heritage buildings, reinstatement of historic yards and lanes and the creation of waterside open space. Regeneration on this kind of scale is inevitably complex, and for Ballymore the Summer Series has been an opportunity to foster connections with the local community and recognise its strengths.

The day-long Meet the Makers event on the site highlighted Brentford’s creativity in its diverse forms, with artists from studios on the neighbouring Johnson’s Island and craftspeople from local maker hub, The Maker Station, among those hosting workshops and stalls. As children made pizzas, collages and sculptures, their parents tried or bought crafts and chatted with friends old and new. It gave a glimpse of how a fresh vibrancy could be brought to this largely hidden waterside area of Brentford and of the importance for all of us of connections with creativity and community.

“This is such a cool spot,” said Grania O’Brien, creative director of letterpress printer and calligrapher Ink & Paper, who was giving 15-minute classes in calligraphy “It is so reassuring to see Brentford reasserting itself as a creative hub.” Appropriately, O’Brien’s classes focused on elegantly crafting the word, Brentford, in calligraphy.

“In these days when kids spend so much time at computers and people are under pressure, this demonstrates the value of creativity,” said Laurie O’Garro, former teacher and artist specialising in string art who, like O’Brien, works out of The Maker Station.

Plenty of children were keen to pick up hand tools and scrape, drill or chip pieces of chalk into sculptures under the guidance of stonemason Jack Valentine. “This is a fun way for kids to use their hands and it helps their dexterity,” he said. “With just a little bit of chalk you can carve, or even just produce dust.”

Alongside them, clothes and interiors makers Sharon Compass and Charlotte Spiteri were marketing their handmade clothing, quilts and other items. They help to organise a local fashion show every year, and saw potential in some of The Brentford Project’s current open space.“This would actually be a great location for a fashion show,” they said, looking around them. Local charity Friends of Cathja, which has been working to help people suffering from enduring mental health problems in the London Borough of Hounslow for two decades, also had a stall at the event. The charity had space in one of the high street shops earmarked for redevelopment on the site. “We had the space at reduced rent, which allowed us to support local people,” added Rin Roche, project worker with Friends of Cathja.

"Through the Summer Series more than 3,000 visitors from Brentford and neighbouring areas have flocked to the site."

Through the Summer Series more than 3,000 visitors from Brentford and neighbouring areas have flocked to the site. Waterside café Rye by the Water has hosted bread and pizza workshops and kept visitors supplied with coffees, tasty treats and sandwiches, cooking up some 200 pizzas and 200 loaves of bread in all.

Events have included a Saturday celebration of live music and a calming workshop on yoga and mindfulness, with the latter hosted by Rebecca Warrington, founder of local wellness business RJ Mind Body. Other popular events included an evening sampling west London craft beers with mellow blues by local musician Robert Hokum, while a talk by a local Hounslow Heritage Guide gave an insight into Brentford’s rich architectural history.

Local entrepreneur Merlin McCormack, whose classic car business Duke of London and The Factory warehouse events space are located on the site, has shared the secrets of his business success in an evening masterclass. The Duke of London showroom has also been a magnet for local visitors and car fans throughout the Summer Series. “There are amazing people and amazing projects here, and with the scale of this development, there’s certainly scope to build a new town around what’s crumbled from yesteryear,” said McCormack. “It’s cool that Brentford’s finally getting some recognition.”

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本週,巴利摩(Ballymore)為倫敦華殿(Wardian London)封頂,這個位於碼頭區(Docklands)中心的開發工程,正在重新定義在城市高層住宅中的生活方式。

封頂儀式是建築行業的傳統,標誌著建築物最高部位的建成。由Glenn Howells Architects建築事務所設計的倫敦華殿(Wardian London)實際上將成為首都最高的住宅之一,其兩座塔樓分別比入口大廳和其它裙房設施高出55層和50層。

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當居民進入他們的公寓時,不必把大自然關在門外。購房者可以選擇在寬敞的陽台上,擁有完全由自己種植的花園。

該項目最令人矚目的特色是其第53層上的空中花園,將異國情調的植物,融入到城市和天空的壯觀景色之中。創建這座高層花園本身就是一項壯舉,需要精心設計,準備和安裝,並以景觀設計師Camlins的專業知識去實現。

花園會被保護,使其不受任何元素的影響,因此必須選擇適合的植物,並控制其環境,為植物的茁壯成長提供最佳條件。植物已經購買並在苗圃中培育長達兩年,以確保它們在需要時已準備就緒。

在安裝放置時,較小的植物將通過建築內的電梯運送,在建築的屋頂安裝完畢之前,必須將一些重達500公斤的花園中最大的樹木提升到位。該項目及其複雜的植物種植安置工程預計將在2020年完成。

倫敦華殿(Wardian London)舉行封頂儀式

Keiran McCready,Hayleigh O'Farrell,John Mulryan,Sean Mulryan,Ballymore集團董事長兼首席執行官,Steven Tennant和Peter McCall(左至右)

Ballymore集團董事長兼首席執行官肖恩·馬里安(Sean Mulryan)說:“Ballymore已經擁有華殿(Wardian)所在的這塊地皮25年了,因此看到這兩座美麗的新塔樓,豎立在這塊太長時間未被充分利用的土地上,我感到非常高興。

封頂儀式是該項目的一個重要里程碑,我們迫不及待想看到第一批住宅完工,和明年年初第一批居民的搬入。我們與Glenn Howells Architects密切合作,創造了一個內部和外部都很漂亮的建築,以時尚的幾何外觀,映襯著內部鬱鬱蔥蔥的綠洲。緊鄰城區,商務的金絲雀碼頭,華殿(Wardian)打造了一個可以呼吸的地方,我們為今天所取得的成就感到無比自豪。 ”

在53樓空中花園舉行的封頂儀式,Keidran McCready,Hayleigh O’Farrell,John Mulryan,Ballymore集團董事長兼首席執行官Sean Mulryan,Steven Tennant和Peter McCall出席了儀式(如圖所示,左到右) 。

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本周,巴利摩(Ballymore)为伦敦华殿(Wardian London)封顶,这个位于码头区(Docklands)中心的开发工程,正在重新定义在城市高层住宅中的生活方式。

封顶仪式是建筑行业的传统,标志着建筑物最高部位的建成。 由Glenn Howells Architects建筑事务所设计的伦敦华殿(Wardian London)实际上将成为首都最高的住宅之一,其两座塔楼分别比入口大厅和其它裙房设施高出55层和50层。

该项目的细长塔楼,将成为伦敦城市天际线上的优雅地标,并在首都诠释与大自然共处的新模式。从入口大厅到以上的楼层,伦敦华殿(Wardian London)将以花园和绿地串联起来,创造建筑与园艺的罕见融合。这些特色旨在让居民心旷神怡,在首都的这块熙熙攘攘之地,创建自然奇观与豪华的绿色静居之所。

这个包含766套公寓的住宅项目,其名字和其绿色灵感来自华殿箱(Wardian case),一个类似于水晶球的保护玻璃容器。这种容器是由植物学家纳撒尼尔·巴格肖·华德(Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward)博士发明的,并被十九世纪的收藏家用于运输来自世界各地的植物。

生长着树木和植物的玻璃箱将遍布伦敦华殿(Wardian London)的各个角落,对华殿箱以及维多利亚式玻璃房进行现代的重新诠释。

Glenn Howells的设计以其铰接式阳台和玻璃窗整齐刚劲的线条为特色,将把建筑中的自然风光展现得更加诱人。在一楼,将有郁郁葱葱的植物欢迎访客和居民,建筑与植物和谐共处,共同成为建筑结构的组成部分。

当居民进入他们的公寓时,不必把大自然关在门外。购房者可以选择在宽敞的阳台上,拥有完全由自己种植的花园。

该项目最令人瞩目的特色是其第53层上的空中花园,将异国情调的植物,融入到城市和天空的壮观景色之中。创建这座高层花园本身就是一项壮举,需要精心设计,准备和安装,并以景观设计师Camlins的专业知识去实现。

花园会被保护,使其不受任何元素的影响,因此必须选择适合的植物,并控制其环境,为植物的茁壮成长提供最佳条件。植物已经购买并在苗圃中培育长达两年,以确保它们在需要时已准备就绪。

在安装放置时,较小的植物将通过建筑内的电梯运送,在建筑的屋顶安装完毕之前,必须将一些重达500公斤的花园中最大的树木提升到位。该项目及其复杂的植物种植安置工程预计将在2020年完成。

伦敦华殿(Wardian London)举行封顶仪式

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Ballymore集团董事长兼首席执行官肖恩·馬里安(Sean Mulryan)说:“Ballymore已经拥有华殿(Wardian)所在的这块地皮25年了,因此看到这两座美丽的新塔楼,竖立在这块太长时间未被充分利用的土地上,我感到非常高兴。

封顶仪式是该项目的一个重要里程碑,我们迫不及待想看到第一批住宅完工,和明年年初第一批居民的搬入。我们与Glenn Howells Architects密切合作,创造了一个内部和外部都很漂亮的建筑,以时尚的几何外观,映衬着内部郁郁葱葱的绿洲。紧邻城区,商务的金丝雀码头,华殿(Wardian)打造了一个可以呼吸的地方,我们为今天所取得的成就感到无比自豪。”

在53楼空中花园举行的封顶仪式,Keidran McCready,Hayleigh O’Farrell,John Mulryan,Ballymore集团董事长兼首席执行官Sean Mulryan,Steven Tennant和Peter McCall出席了仪式(如图所示,左到右)。

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Ballymore this week topped out Wardian London, a development in the heart of Docklands that is redefining urban high-rise living.

The topping out ceremony is a tradition in the construction industry, which symbolises the installation of the highest element of a structure. The Glenn Howells Architects’ designed Wardian will actually be one of the capital’s tallest residential developments, featuring two towers that rise to 55 and 50 storeys above its podium-level entrance lobby and amenities.

The development’s slender towers will form an elegant landmark on the city’s skyline and offer a new way of living with nature in the capital. From entrance lobby to upper floors, Wardian London will be threaded with gardens and greenery in a rare marriage of architecture and horticulture. These features are set to delight the senses of residents, creating natural spectacle and a luxurious green retreat in this bustling urban location.

The 766-home development takes its name and green inspiration from the Wardian case, a protective glass case similar to a terrarium. This case was invented by botanist Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward and used by nineteenth century collectors to transport plants from around the world. Glass cases with trees and planting will be incorporated throughout Wardian London, providing a contemporary reinterpretation of the Wardian case, as well as the Victorian glass house.

Glenn Howells’ design is characterised by the formal bold lines of its articulated balconies and glazing, which will provide tantalising glimpses of nature beyond. At ground floor level, lush planting welcomes visitors and residents, the synthesis of architecture and nature being made evident in planters designed as part of the building’s structure.

When residents enter their apartments, they don’t have to leave nature behind. Homebuyers will have the option to have their own fully-planted garden on the development’s extensive balconies.

The development’s crowning green feature will be a sky garden on the 53rd floor, combining exotic planting with spectacular views of city and sky. Creation of this high-rise garden is a feat in itself, requiring careful design, preparation and installation, achieved with the expertise of landscape architect Camlins. The garden will be protected from the elements, so plants have to be chosen for the location and a controlled environment created to provide optimum conditions for planting to thrive. Plants have been bought and maintained in a nursery for up to two years to ensure that they are ready and available when they are needed.

When it comes to installation, smaller plants will be transported via the building’s lifts, but some of the garden’s largest trees, weighing up to 500kg, will have to be lifted into place before the building’s roof is fully installed. The development, and its complex planting, are expected to be complete in 2020.

"We have worked closely with Glenn Howells Architects to create a building that is beautiful on the inside and out, a sleek, geometric exterior gives way to a lush, green oasis inside."

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Keiran McCready, Hayleigh O’Farrell, John Mulryan, Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive of Ballymore Group, Steven Tennant and Peter McCall (left to right)

Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive of Ballymore Group added: “Ballymore has owned the site on which Wardian now stands for 25 years so it brings me great joy to see these two beautiful new towers standing on what has been such an underutilised space for so long. This is a huge milestone for the development and we cannot wait to see the first units complete and first residents move in early next year. We have worked closely with Glenn Howells Architects to create a building that is beautiful on the inside and out, a sleek, geometric exterior gives way to a lush, green oasis inside. Moments from urban, commercial Canary Wharf, Wardian creates a place to breathe and we are incredibly proud of what has been achieved today.”

A ceremony was held in what will be the building’s 53rd floor sky garden attended by Keiran McCready, Hayleigh O’Farrell, John Mulryan, Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive of Ballymore Group, Steven Tennant and Peter McCall (pictured, left to right, above).

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由巴利摩(Ballymore)和豪利(Oxley)共同承建的倫敦皇家碼頭(Royal Wharf Pier)榮獲了一項由倫敦市長支持的頂級建築大獎——新倫敦獎(New London Awards)。

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在新倫敦獎項中,皇家碼頭(Royal Wharf Pier)和新的哈克尼威克站(Hackney Wick Station)等,一起被評為重點工程項目。在7月26日至10月期間,所有的入圍設計和獲獎設計都將在倫敦建築中心(The Building Centre)的NLA畫廊展出。

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由伦敦设计公司尼克斯(Nex)完成的这项设计在激烈的竞争中脱颖而出,该设计是对备受喜爱的,传统的英国栈桥式码头的现代诠释。除了作为基础交通设施之外,该码头还是公共区域的一部分,作为一个延展式的线形公共空间,可供人们在这里散步,放松并欣赏河景。 162平方米的观景平台、由海洋级防水木料打造的座椅,带来绝佳的观景体验。

观景台与浮桥相连,直通漂浮码头。码头有着棱角分明的金属外观,待船的旅客能够舒适地坐下来等待。正在建设中的栈桥式码头将取代之前被废弃的旧栈桥,大大提升游客、居民和观光者的体验。

在新伦敦奖项中,皇家码头(Royal Wharf Pier)和新的哈克尼威克站(Hackney Wick Station)等,一起被评为重点工程项目。在7月26日至10月期间,所有的入围设计和获奖设计都将在伦敦建筑中心(The Building Centre)的NLA画廊展出。

巴利摩集团董事总经理约翰-马里安(John Mulryan)说:

“像皇家码头这样的新基础设施将使东伦敦的交通状况改头换面– 影响面覆盖泰晤士河由南至北,遍及伦敦市中心。非公路交通方式是伦敦通勤网络可持续发展和增长的重要组成部分,这个码头将很快成为其中的一部分。 尼克斯公司在设计上的杰出表现,现在已经得到了新伦敦建筑协会(NLA)的充分认可。现在这个码头正在建设中,距离实现我们的设想更近了一步。”

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Royal Wharf Pier wins top London design award

The design for the new Thames pier connecting Ballymore and Oxley’s development at Royal Wharf in London has scooped the transport and infrastructure award for unbuilt projects in the New London Awards.

The design is set to be central London’s longest pier, the 23rd serviced by the MBNA Thames Clippers riverboat service, and now it’s an award winner. The New London Awards, which are organised by New London Architecture and supported by the Mayor of London, celebrate cutting-edge architecture across the capital. The awards judges described Royal Wharf Pier as “an elegant pragmatic piece of design” and recognised its potential to help promote sustainable travel on the Thames. “I think the river is, by European standards, very underused,” said Bill Price of WSP, the expert assessor for this awards category.

Conceived by London based architect, Nex, following a high profile competition, the design is a contemporary response to one of our best loved structures: the traditional British seaside pier. As well as serving as transport infrastructure, the pier is part of the public realm, a linear public space where visitors can promenade, relax and take in the river views. They will be able to enjoy the sights from a 162m2 viewing platform, complete with seating finished in marine grade timber.

The viewing platform will connect to a floating gangway and the terminal pontoon, with its angular metal-clad shell, where riverboat travellers will be able to sit and wait in comfort. The pier, which is under construction, will enhance the experience of the river for travellers, residents and visitors, and will transform a site formerly occupied by a derelict jetty.

Royal Wharf Pier was recognised alongside major projects, including the new Hackney Wick Station, in the New London Awards. The designs for all shortlisted and winning projects in the awards are on display in an exhibition at the NLA Galleries, at The Building Centre, in London, from 26 July until October 2019.

John Mulryan, Group Managing Director at Ballymore, said:

“Major new infrastructure like our Royal Wharf pier is a game-changer for east London’s connectivity - for north to south of the river, and into central London. Non-road travel is an essential part of the sustainability and growth of London’s commuter network, and this pier will soon be a part of that. Nex- has done an incredible job on the design, which has now been duly recognised by the NLA. Now that construction is underway, the vision is one step closer to being realised.”

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6月1日星期六,布倫福德項目(The Brentford Project)正式對外開放,氣溫也飆升至一年中最高。與此同時,夏季新藝術文化節開幕,在音樂丶瑜伽丶娛樂和美食的伴隨下開啓了探索西倫敦最隱秘區域的新旅程。

近千名當地居民和來自豪恩斯洛區(Hounslow),奇西克區(Chiswick)和邱(Kew)區的鄰居們一起沐浴在布倫特河(River Brent)岸邊的溫暖陽光中,27.6度的氣溫讓人感到溫暖而舒適。人們欣賞著Donel和Michael Rice的美妙音樂;前者是今年歌唱天才秀(The Voice)中脫穎而出的新星,後者是今年歐洲歌唱大賽上英國派出的歌手。

參加此次活動的貴賓包括豪恩斯洛區的議員史蒂夫·柯倫(Steve Curran)。他說:“布倫福德項目的啟動標誌著該地區的再生。我們對這一天期盼已久,這對布倫福德的未來意味深遠,我對此感到非常興奮。

“毫無疑問,布倫福德項目將為該區帶來新的活力,許多人已經等待了很長時間,這一天終於到來了,我認為大家都會很高興。布倫福德是一個特殊的地方,這是倫敦西南部的一個特殊的地方,它也是豪恩斯洛區的一個別具意義的地方。”

巴利摩集團的常務董事John Mulryan也出席了這次活動。巴利摩集團將負責開發從高街到河邊之間的碼頭和車道一帶,包括極俱生氣的餐廳丶酒吧和零售店等。 John說:

“布倫福德項目團隊將啟動與社區密切接觸並吸引人們參與互動,以確保我們和社區一起,完成對市中心的開發。”

“在開發這樣的城區的時候,最重要的就是激發城區內在文化精神的塑造,我們通過文化丶藝術丶創新和設計等方式來積極地接觸社區,以實現這個目標。”

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大廚Robin Gill在Rye by the Water餐廳門前以木火烘烤比薩餅

在這次活動中,大家分享了布倫福德的新烘培店和餐廳Rye by the Water出品的鮮美糕點和腸卷。在愛爾蘭名廚Robin Gill的幫助下,主廚Ben Rand和烘培師Janine Edwards通力合作,一起製作了上千個特製比薩餅。

另一個吸引人的地方是Duke of London的老爺車愛好者們在活動上展示了他們的愛車。

接下來於6月6日星期四,在Rye by the Water餐館舉辦了啤酒和藍調(Beer and Blues)音樂酒會,來賓們品嚐到了西倫敦一些最好的精釀啤酒,欣賞了Robert Hokum的藍調音樂。

7月11日,Duke of London的創始人丶當地企業家Merlin McCormack將舉辦初創企業大師班,他將分享獨家的企業知識丶創業技巧和竅門。

7月6日,Zen in the City將舉辦RJ Mind Body的瑜伽和打坐冥想課程。 8月31日星期六,“布倫福德的藝匠們”將齊聚一堂,在當地藝術家團體策劃的創意工作坊舉辦藝術展覽,展示該地區最好的藝術和手工藝品。

最後在8月中旬,將在Rye by the Water優雅環境中舉辦主題為“布倫福德的變遷”的私享晚宴,布倫福德和奇西克歷史協會的成員將為來賓揭示該地區豐富的歷史文化,並和來賓互動。

更多信息與活動預訂請訪問網站:www.thebrentfordproject.com/events

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6月1日星期六,布伦福德项目(The Brentford Project)正式对外开放,气温也飙升至一年中最高。与此同时,夏季新艺术文化节开幕,在音乐丶瑜伽丶娱乐和美食的伴随下开启了探索西伦敦最隐秘区域的新旅程。

近千名当地居民和来自豪恩斯洛区(Hounslow),奇西克区(Chiswick)和邱 (Kew)区的邻居们一起沐浴在布伦特河(River Brent)岸边的温暖阳光中,27.6度的气温让人感到温暖而舒适。人们欣赏着Donel和Michael Rice的美妙音乐;前者是今年歌唱天才秀(The Voice)中脱颖而出的新星,後者是今年欧洲歌唱大赛上英国派出的歌手。

参加此次活动的贵宾包括豪恩斯洛区的议员史蒂夫·柯伦(Steve Curran)。他说:“布伦福德项目的启动标志着该地区的再生。我们对这一天期盼已久,这对布伦福德的未来意味深远,我对此感到非常兴奋。

“毫无疑问,布伦福德项目将为该区带来新的活力,许多人已经等待了很长时间,这一天终於到来了,我认为大家都会很高兴。布伦福德是一个特殊的地方,这是伦敦西南部的一个特殊的地方,它也是豪恩斯洛区的一个别具意义的地方。”

巴利摩集团的常务董事John Mulryan也出席了这次活动。巴利摩集团将负责开发从高街到河边之间的码头和车道一带,包括极具生气的餐厅丶酒吧和零售店等。John说:

“布伦福德项目团队将启动与社区密切接触并吸引人们参与互动,以确保我们和社区一起,完成对市中心的开发。”

“在开发这样的城区的时候,最重要的就是激发城区内在文化精神的塑造,我们通过文化丶艺术丶创新和设计等方式来积极地接触社区,以实现这个目标。”

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大厨Robin Gill在Rye by the Water餐厅门前以木火烘烤比萨饼

在这次活动中,大家分享了布伦福德的新烘培店和餐厅Rye by the Water出品的鲜美糕点和肠卷。在爱尔兰名厨Robin Gill的帮助下,主厨Ben Rand和烘培师Janine Edwards通力合作,一起制作了上千个特制比萨饼。

另一个吸引人的地方是Duke of London的老爷车爱好者们在活动上展示了他们的爱车。

接下来於6月6日星期四,在Rye by the Water餐馆举办了啤酒和蓝调(Beer and Blues)音乐酒会,来宾们品尝到了西伦敦一些最好的精酿啤酒,欣赏了Robert Hokum的蓝调音乐。

7月11日,Duke of London的创始人丶当地企业家Merlin McCormack将举办初创企业大师班,他将分享独家的企业知识丶创业技巧和窍门。

7月6日,Zen in the City将举办RJ Mind Body的瑜伽和打坐冥想课程。8月31日星期六,“布伦福德的艺匠们”将齐聚一堂,在当地艺术家团体策划的创意工作坊举办艺术展览,展示该地区最好的艺术和手工艺品。

最後在8月中旬,将在Rye by the Water优雅环境中举办主题为“布伦福德的变迁”的私享晚宴,布伦福德和奇西克历史协会的成员将为来宾揭示该地区丰富的历史文化,并和来宾互动。

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The Into the Woods festival had crowds, music, cocktails and an appropriately American style barbecue for its US Independence Day date, as well as a surprise or two. Ballymore’s Goodluck Hope provided the setting in the atmospheric historic warehouse and lush garden of its marketing suite. The show was created by music production company Three Bears Entertainment, which has a studio at nearby London City Island.

Music producer Dantae Johnson, who set up Three Bears Entertainment with business partner Pete Boxsta Martin, gives the lowdown on his company and how it helped to make the Leamouth Peninsula’s first music festival happen.

Tell us about your business and the great artists you’re working with?

We set up Three Bears in 2015 after working as producers and songwriters for major names like Simon Cowell’s Syco and Sony. We work with artists like James Arthur, Vanessa White and Donel, who is just 17 years old and reached the finals in The Voice.

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Dantae Johnson, from Three Bears Entertainment

How did you set up the studio in London City Island?

The company has a base in west London, but I live on London City Island. I moved there three years ago. I had some studio equipment in my lounge – not a full studio, but just enough so that I could finish work at weekends. I would bring people to my home to record and they got to like it.

Before we knew it, people were seeing the artists in the City Island Grocer’s store and so it wasn’t such a secret that people were recording in my home. Ballymore had commercial space, and were keen to work with creative people, so we took on 1,700 square feet of space, which is now our studio, called The Woods. The modern studio space really works – we’ve opened it up to a few different disciplines, so we have a photographer in one space and a dance studio where artists can rehearse routines for their music videos. We can do a lot under one roof.

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Runner-up from The Voice UK, Donel

How did you get involved in creating the show at Goodluck Hope?

We did a small show for the Unity Arts Festival at London City Island last year. Then it grew. Ballymore encouraged us and said we needed to do our own show, so we scaled it up to create Into the Woods.

Were you surprised to find yourself working with Ballymore?

Never in a million years did I think I would be working with a property developer. But Ballymore doesn’t move like a typical corporate developer. They have great people who really listen to creative communities and respond to them. That is why London City Island is bustling and how I’ve been able to get involved. It is definitely a collaboration.

What acts did you get to perform at the festival?

The festival started in the warehouse, with performances by the singers Michael Rice, who represented the UK at this year’s Eurovision, and Fred Lessore, and the dance act Flawless, past finalists in Britain’s Got Talent and good friends of ours.

Then we had a surprise for the audience. No one knew there was a second stage until an announcer invited people into the woods, and then they were led to another stage in front of the marketing suite. There we had more artists: Vanessa White actually premiered two new songs, Donel performed four songs, and we had Phats and Small collaborator Ben Ofoedu and Luke Burr, an amazing soul singer from Essex.

"Ballymore doesn’t move like a typical corporate developer. They have great people who really listen to creative communities and respond to them."

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And what did you think of your show?

It was amazing – a really cool night. It was the perfect marriage of architecture and music.

It had a great crowd that included artists, like singers Daley and Aston Merrygold, who came along to see their friends perform, and talent scouts from Sony.

I hear you’re involved in the Unity Arts Festival again this year. Can you give us any clues about who’ll be performing there?

We are incredibly secretive so I can’t say anything yet. Just watch this space – it is going to be good…

Unity Arts Festival 2019 takes places 21-22 September. Visit www.unityartsfestival.com to sign-up for the newsletter, so you’ll be the first to find out more about the 2019 programme.

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City Island, the horse owned by Ballymore’s Chairman and Group Chief Executive Sean Mulryan and his family, beat the favourite to win the Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle at this year’s Cheltenham Festival, the race sponsored by the Group.

With record numbers of racegoers breathing a sigh of relief after day two of the Festival finally getting the go-ahead after fears that strong winds would force a postponement, the six year-old City Island, jockeyed by Mark Walsh and trained by Grand National winner Martin Brassil, was one of six horses vying for the lead as the field approached the second-last fence.

City Island, who shares the name of Ballymore Group’s major docklands development, was 8-1 against the favourite Champ at 9-2. His second win of the Festival, jockey Mark Walsh said: “We still don’t know how good he is because even when he gets to the front he doesn’t do a stroke”. It was a first Festival success for trainer Brassil.

Presenting the trophy to his wife, Bernardine, a delighted Sean Mulryan said afterwards: “The heartbeat is very high - it’s a dream come true. He won in Galway and we said we’d aim for this race. We’re absolutely ecstatic. I thought he wasn’t enjoying the ground, but the way he finished the race was fantastic.”

“It’s also great to have a winner in a race we sponsor – and a first at Cheltenham means a lot,” added Mulryan who celebrated the success with many family and friends including architect Glenn Howells.

After a decade-long break, Ballymore made its return to Cheltenham last year, sponsoring The Ballymore Novices’ Hurdle, a prominent feature of Ladies Day. One of the best novice hurdle races of the season, the race - over the distance of two miles five furlongs - usually brings together some of the best up and coming horses.

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風靡全城——倫敦城市島聯排別墅

倫敦城市島出售的七套全新聯排別墅洋房,不似多數傳統房屋的「小盒子」式設計,而是以大膽的構思創造出最佳的開放空間和通透感,掀起了新的浪潮。

每座聯排別墅洋房由先锋室內設計事務所Amos&Amos設計,於5月22日上市,自2013年以來,該設計事務所已經在巴利摩(Ballymore)公司的開發項目使館花園(Embassy Gardens)、華殿(Wardian)和都柏林碼頭(Dublin Landings)中大顯身手。事務所創始人Jaki Amos說:

「我們希望擺脫傳統聯排別墅給人的印象,比如只是一些四方的盒子和帶門的房間。我們希望創建一個具有連貫性並且更加開放的空間,因此每個聯排別墅的底層都是開放式的,有寬敞的走廊和開放區域。」

聯排別墅所採用的材料參考了「碼頭區的工業背景、歷史和遺跡,運用了簡潔明快的工業框架風格的玻璃隔斷,利用自然光線和黑色鋼材的搭配,將個性和靈魂引入空間,這裡不僅僅只有多樂士(Dulux)的亮眼白色!」Jaki Amos解釋道。

聯排別墅作為倫敦城市島最大的住宅户型,对利河的美景一覽無餘。毗鄰的英國國家芭蕾舞團的新倫敦總部將於今年晚些時候開放,聯排別墅正處在這座藝術與創意之島的中心位置。

聯排別墅以鮮豔的紅磚外牆為標誌,每座都擁有三間臥室,寬敞的起居空間,僻靜的入户花园,以及私人停車場。其中三座別墅配有電梯,最大的有五層樓高,還有一個美麗的私人屋頂露台,可供戶外用餐和娛樂。

廚房是每個家庭的核心,位於廚房中心位置的操作平台光亮醒目,黑色橡木餐桌則是整個餐廳的焦點,並輔以拉絲黃銅木製櫥櫃和白色橡木地板。

起居室包括敦厚的大理石牆基,設計充滿現代感,為大型藝術品和雕塑留出了充足空間。AmosAmos設計事務所還採用了一系列个性化定制的裝置和配件,包括法拉第金屬裝飾和反映了該地區航海風情的棕褐色皮革,浴缸和啞光黑色鋼製銅器別具一格。

風靡全城——倫敦城市島聯排別墅

目前有兩種聯排別墅正在熱賣中:四棟四層三居室,以及三棟五層三居室,價格從145萬英鎊起。

Jaki Amos說:「這裡的聯排別墅提供了一個機會,在島嶼之上大膽地創新,同時參考了本地區豐富的工業發展歷史,創造出了獨特的生活空間。」

巴利摩公司銷售總監Jenny Steen補充說:「我們一直致力於將倫敦城市島打造成一個充滿活力的社區,以建築為主導,這些聯排別墅也證明了這個開發項目所提供的是一個獨特生活空間。」

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风靡全城——伦敦城市岛联排别墅

伦敦城市岛出售的七套全新联排别墅洋房,不似多数传统房屋的「小盒子」式设计,而是以大胆的构思创造出最佳的开放空间和通透感,掀起了新的浪潮。

每座联排别墅洋房由先锋室内设计事务所Amos&Amos设计,于5月22日上市,自2013年以来,该设计事务所已经在巴利摩(Ballymore)公司的开发项目使馆花园(Embassy Gardens)、华殿(Wardian)和都柏林码头(Dublin Landings)中大显身手。事务所创始人Jaki Amos说:

「我们希望摆脱传统联排别墅给人的印象,比如只是一些四方的盒子和带门的房间。我们希望创建一个具有连贯性并且更加开放的空间,因此每个联排别墅的底层都是开放式的,有宽敞的走廊和开放区域。」

联排别墅所采用的材料参考了「码头区的工业背景、历史和遗迹,运用了简洁明快的工业框架风格的玻璃隔断,利用自然光线和黑色钢材的搭配,将个性和灵魂引入空间,这里不仅仅只有多乐士(Dulux)的亮眼白色!」Jaki Amos解释道。

联排别墅作为伦敦城市岛最大的住宅户型,对利河的美景一览无余。毗邻的英国国家芭蕾舞团的新伦敦总部将于今年晚些时候开放,联排别墅正处在这座艺术与创意之岛的中心位置。

联排别墅以鲜艳的红砖外墙为标志,每座都拥有三间卧室,宽敞的起居空间,僻静的入户花园,以及私人停车场。其中三座别墅配有电梯,最大的有五层楼高,还有一个美丽的私人屋顶露台,可供户外用餐和娱乐。

厨房是每个家庭的核心,位于厨房中心位置的操作平台光亮醒目,黑色橡木餐桌则是整个餐厅的焦点,并辅以拉丝黄铜木制橱柜和白色橡木地板。

起居室包括敦厚的大理石墙基,设计充满现代感,为大型艺术品和雕塑留出了充足空间。 Amos&Amos设计事务所还采用了一系列个性化定制的装置和配件,包括法拉第金属装饰和反映了该地区航海风情的棕褐色皮革,浴缸和哑光黑色钢制铜器别具一格。

风靡全城——伦敦城市岛联排别墅

目前有两种联排别墅正在热卖中:四栋四层三居室,以及三栋五层三居室,价格从145万英镑起。

Jaki Amos说:「这里的联排别墅提供了一个机会,在岛屿之上大胆地创新,同时参考了本地区丰富的工业发展历史,创造出了独特的生活空间。」

巴利摩公司销售总监Jenny Steen补充说:「我们一直致力于将伦敦城市岛打造成一个充满活力的社区,以建筑为主导,这些联排别墅也证明了这个开发项目所提供的是一个独特生活空间。」

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Talk of the town

Seven new townhouses radically ‘reimagined’ to offer optimum open space and connectivity, lacking in ‘the little box’ design of most traditional models, are about make waves as they go on sale at London City Island.

The individually designed townhouses - which go on sale on May 22 – are the brainchild of leading interior designers, Amos & Amos, which has already worked on key Ballymore developments at Embassy Gardens, Wardian and Dublin Landings since 2013. Said co-founder Jaki Amos:

“We wanted to move away from the traditional idea of the townhouse which sometimes can be a series of boxes, a collection of rooms with a door. We wanted to reimagine a new connectivity with more open space so the ground floor of each townhouse is open plan, with an expansive hallway and open study.”

Materials in the townhouses reference “the industrial nature and heritage and history of the docklands with sleek crittall-style glazed partitions to flood the spaces with natural light and blackened steel to introduce character and soul into the space – not just Dulux brilliant white everywhere!” explained Jaki.

London City Island’s largest homes with uninterrupted views across the River Lea, the townhouses are located next to English National Ballet’s new London headquarters, set to open later this year, placing buyers at the heart of an island of art and creativity.

The townhouses are also marked by a vibrant red brick façade, and each has three bedrooms, expansive living spaces, a secluded ground floor terrace and private parking. Three of the properties have lifts, and the largest has five storeys, and features in addition a beautiful private roof terrace for al fresco dining and entertainment.

The kitchens - the heart of each home – include a striking polished concrete island and black stained rough-cut oak dining table as focal points, complemented by timber and brushed brass cabinetry and white-oiled oak flooring.

The living rooms include low marble plinths and contemporary design features, leaving space for large scale art and sculptures. Amos & Amos has also incorporated a range of bespoke fixtures and fittings, including faraday-pattern metalwork and tan leather that reflect the area’s maritime heritage, with industrial bathtubs and matte blackened steel brassware.

Talk of the town

There are two townhouse-types available for purchase: four four-storey three-bedroom types and three five-storey three-bedroom townhouse, with prices starting from £1.45 million.

Jaki Amos said: “The townhouses marked a real opportunity to create unique design-led living spaces which build upon the Island’s boldness and creativity, whilst simultaneously referencing the site’s rich industrial past.”

Jenny Steen, Sales Director, Ballymore, added: “Our vision for London City Island has always been to create a vibrant community that is architecturally-led and the townhouses are yet further proof of the unique living spaces on offer at the development.”

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Constructing careers for the next generation

As National Apprenticeship Week puts the spotlight on training, Ballymore has become one of the first developers in Tower Hamlets to join the partnership of London Legacy Development Corporation and Class of Your Own, to assist with the delivery of Design, Engineer, Construct!, a learning programme helping to instil an understanding of built environment career prospects in secondary school children.

Ballymore is an avid investor in people, with a track record for investing in its existing team and crucially, investing in future talent.

With initiatives including a Higher Apprenticeship programme targeting under-represented communities within the construction industry – namely BMEs and women, Ballymore also supports the General Training Academy. Set up by Tower Hamlets brokerage WorkPath, it helps local residents undertake required training and accreditation to gain meaningful employment

But this month, the company is celebrating its fruitful relationship with the Design, Engineer, Construct! learning programme (DEC!) which works with schools to promote the skills needed for careers in the built environment.

The first developer to be a part of the programme in Tower Hamlets, Ballymore’s involvement is already making an impact: “Ballymore understands the industry’s need to attract more people into this sector,” says Class of Your Own’s Matt Simmons – who is delivering the organisation’s curriculum and partnerships. “We’re dedicated to helping people find careers which are meaningful – roles they actually want to fulfil – it’s something we couldn’t do without the likes of Ballymore and their support.”

DEC! works through collaboration, partnering with the London Legacy Development Corporation, schools and businesses. Matt and his team have a remit improve the delivery of STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) and built environment education in four boroughs surrounding Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. “We’re already working with around 200 students,” he added.

“With Ballymore, eight schools and a few other businesses, we are collaborating to fly the flag for careers in the built environment – with a focus on instilling the career paths and benefits into young people from an early age.”

“The beauty of the process means that these young people are almost ‘pre-approved’ before they undertake the apprenticeships.” Ballymore has taken several DEC! gradates on work experience programmes, and have plans in place to put them on to apprenticeship programmes.

Matt continued: “Thanks to developers like Ballymore, our graduates gain so much exposure to the sector that they’re in a great position to make an informed decision about which discipline to pursue as a career. They don’t want to just work in property; they understand the intricacies of becoming a surveyor or an architect.”

Added John Turner, Town Planning Director at Ballymore: “We are thrilled to have nurtured a fruitful relationship with DEC. It’s not just about financial support, we’re very much embedded in the programme, giving talks and workshops to local schools and getting involved in the classroom – not to mention the prospect of taking on more apprentices in the future.

“We look forward to enhancing our involvement with DEC! and future, local talent for a long time to come.”

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    The Gypsy Queens performed on the night

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The trend pioneered by Ballymore to “create communities” reached the stars this week at the celebrity launch of the latest restaurant by award-winning Irish chef Robin Gill at the landmark Embassy Gardens development at Nine Elms.

“For us, it’s always been really important to create a community experience – usually even before the residents move in,” explained Ballymore’s Head of Communications Hayleigh O’Farrell. “We started the trend at London City Island and we have taken that to the next level at Embassy Gardens with Darby’s, Robin Gill’s new restaurant.

“Ballymore has always understood that you have got to really invest in creating a destination. And in Robin Gill, you have a really good talent who is not only local to the area with The Dairy in Clapham but who will be there every day, getting to know people by name and creating a genuine neighbourhood feel.”

The neighbourhood experience will prove especially key at Embassy Gardens where analysis shows the development has more ‘home working’ residents using the business centre than any other Ballymore communities. “They’re mostly millennials who want to socialise - they want a meeting place,” said Hayleigh.

And that’s where the new restaurant by Good Food Chef of the Year Gill, who called the new restaurant ‘Darby’s’ after a family name inspired by the jazz career of his father – is set to become a key EG venue when it opens its doors on May 27. “And you can be sure jazz and music will be a big attraction.”

At the launch this week, dozens of London’s glitterati came together for the private party, with guests including BBC music host Annie Mac, singer-songwriters Molly King and Vanessa White.

The Irish TV presenter Laura Whitmore, comedian Iain Stirling, Made in Chelsea’s Caggie Dunlop and top chef Michel Roux Jr. joined many others from the worlds of food and music.

Hitting the high notes - new oyster bar, bakery and grill at Embassy Gardens

Michel Roux Jr and Giselle Roux

In one of the biggest and most exciting London restaurant openings of the year, the event included performances by the French pop band The Gypsy Queens and DJ sets from Arveene and US rapper Shamon Cassette.

Guests experienced Robin Gill’s culinary flair, choosing either to perch at the central oyster bar for a selection of Ireland’s finest Dooncastle oysters, or sampling signature dishes including arancini, Exmoor caviar and truffled brie. Guests also enjoyed Guinness, champagne and bespoke cocktails.

Designed by the international design and concept firm AvroKO, the 544 sq. m restaurant will exude a mid-century modern style, incorporating classic furniture inspired by the 1951 Festival of Britain on London’s South Bank, seating 130 diners.

Once complete, the Masterchef Ireland judge will also run the Sky Pool’s exclusive restaurant on the 10th floor of the building, offering fresh pasta and woodfired pizza on the Sky Deck with sweeping views of the new US Embassy and River Thames.

Dubliner Gill said of the launch: “I am delighted that my vision for Darby’s is now becoming a reality. It is my biggest project to date and I am grateful that Embassy Gardens have given me the opportunity to open a restaurant with real personal significance.

“Darby’s will provide a true taste of Ireland – and we’re looking to pour the best Guinness in London or at least as good as the Guinea Grill!”

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We meet the youth charity making a real difference

A ground-breaking NGO, working in communities affected by crime and violence, is supporting thousands of young people to realise their potential.

“The communities in which we work suffer from under-investment, a lack of opportunities and high levels of crime and violence,” said Jacob Whittington Vigors, head of programmes at the Fight for Peace London Academy, based in Woodman street, Newham, which is currently building a new ‘hub’ with the support of local businesses. At Fight for Peace, we invest in young people, offering young people the support and access to opportunities that we all need to thrive.”

“As we know too well, violence and knife crime has a major impact on the lives of young people, and acts as a barrier to their development,” said Vigors, who praised the support of companies like Ballymore which was “crucial to the work we do at Fight for Peace.”

“With the help of Ballymore, and other funding partners, we are now in the process of building a new ‘hub’ that will be a central focus point for our London Academy and a place where young people will be welcomed and receive the support they require from our dedicated team of staff.”

Londoner Luke Dowdney founded Fight for Peace, one of Ballymore’s most significant charity commitments, in 2000 in one of the most violent favelas in Rio de Janiero. It now has Academies in Rio and London and is present in 25 cities across the world through partners trained in its methodology.

Sean Mulryan, chairman and group chief executive of Ballymore said on a recent visit to the charity: “We are delighted to support the important work of Fight for Peace and as a company we are committed to supporting charities that help young people get the right start in life. We have a significant footprint in Newham so it’s a logical move for us to support these organisations on our doorstep as an extension of our regeneration efforts”.

A survey by the charity revealed that of 1,183 young people attending its London Academy, 340 were supported coping with issues at home, at school or in their personal lives. Another 101 young people were given employability support to get jobs while 30 participated in education programmes to get qualifications.

Of those Fight for Peace members surveyed in 2017, 92% felt more motivated, 83% more confident, 79% cooperated more with others and felt more positive about the future.

Whittingham Vigors outlined the charity’s three stage “public health approach” to preventing violence, which has reached crisis levels in the capital.

“At the primary level, we offer opportunities and support for the socioeconomic inclusion of all young people living in communities affected by crime and violence. At the secondary level, we focus on individuals or groups identified as being at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of crime and violence.

“And, at the tertiary level, we support young people to disengage from crime and violence, and work to prevent them from re-offending or being victimised again. This work is central to supporting young people to realise their potential, and live peaceful and happy lives.”

The centre employs 45 full and part-time professionals working across the organisation’s ‘Five Pillars’ approach using non-traditional methods to engage young people where conventional methods aren’t working.

Through boxing and martial arts, young people build strength and discipline, gain self-respect and learn that success comes through hard work and dedication. Education and employability programmes support young people top gain the qualifications they require to enter the job market.

Youth workers and mentors help young people overcome issues they may have in their lives through support services, while youth leaders help to design programmes, develop strategies and make decisions at every level of the organisation.

“We find most of our people through word of mouth, via family members, friends and in schools. We also use social media and also have outreach programmes,” said Jacob.

And the success of Fight for Peace in Newham is not just in the stats. Local boy Mohez Khan from Canning Town is a national champion in both judo and Olympic weightliftings, while other young people from the Academy have won national and regional titles.

“We support all young people in the community - including those at risk of being involved in or victims of crime and violence - to reach the enormous potential they have. Though their own talent, dedication and hard work, and with our holistic support, these young people are becoming champions, in the sporting arena and in life”, said Jacob.

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A new, Island-born fashion brand was launched in Canning Town this week as Lucretia Sandu’s maiden runway show delivered an enchanting, theatrical performance, featuring exceptional designs, perfect choreography – and even two real life wolves.

Just three years ago, fashion designer and former architect Lucretia Sandu was living in her native Romania – with distant dreams of designing clothes. “I was studying to be an architect,” says 26-year-old Lucretia. “I was drawn to the works of Frank Gehry, I loved his approach and how he told stories through his buildings; I’m a very creative person and knew that design was for me.”

In 2016, a shift in thinking brought Lucretia to London, where she decided to immerse herself in the city’s fashion sector – something which this week culminated in the launch of her self-titled brand.

Her maiden collection – La Loba – was unveiled with a stunning show at Goodluck Hope – with a cast of models and beautiful real wolves, bringing each of her designs to life. Celebrating the “Wolf Woman” – the collection celebrates the new female archetype of women who run with wolves – a literal interpretation of which was staged on the night.

Each of the pieces on the catwalk was created at London City Island, home to Lucretia’s studio since last year; “My move to London was the first step, finding a studio and a home for my brand was always going to be the challenging part.

“All that changed last September when I attended the Unity Arts Festival. I witnessed a unique creative vibe which resonated with me straight away; then I learnt it was an accessible community, allowing artists like me to base ourselves within the the creative triumvirate of Trinity Buoy Wharf, Goodluck Hope and London City Island drew me in. I knew this was my brand’s future home.”

Lucretia quickly secured a workspace in the arebyte studio on the Island; home to artists who would have otherwise been forced out of central London, Ballymore has worked with the operators to offer affordable workspaces for artists of all disciplines – including Lucretia.

“I feel so at home here; I’m surrounded by fascinating creative people – and a beautifully designed creative built environment. Both of those facets inspire me every single day.”

Added Hayleigh O’Farrell, Head of Communications, at Ballymore: “It was wonderful to see the artistic efforts of an Islander celebrated at this show. The brilliant design talent joining our community is helping to realise our longstanding creative vision for this area of London.”

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Lifting the spirits

The latest addition from innovative premium bar and restaurant operator The Alchemist, specialising in the theatre of spectacular cocktails - is coming to Embassy Gardens.

Immersive experiences are at The Alchemist’s core and this, coupled with theatrical presentation and sensational settings, will provide an unrivalled all-day drinking and dining destination at Embassy Gardens.

The new bar and restaurant will span over 5,200 sq. ft., accommodating 105 restaurant covers, complemented by an outdoor space hosting an additional 78 covers.

The news follows the success of The Alchemist’s recently opened St Martin’s Lane site in November last year and will see the operator bring its trademark of theatre served cocktails to Embassy Gardens, as part of the ambitious redevelopment of Nine Elms.

Following a £1.4million investment, the new Embassy Garden’s venue is set to open in September, creating 70 full and part-time jobs for Londoners.

Simon Potts, managing director of The Alchemist, said: “We are delighted with the new site and are excited to be part of the developing community at Nine Elms. There is huge rejuvenation currently underway, from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station, as evidenced by the extension to the Northern Line next year”.

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Ballymore backs ‘love letter to the city’

Ballymore is to be Principal Patron of the 2019 Dublin Fringe Festival, the annual arts festival that prides itself on developing new talent

Dublin Fringe, which will celebrate its 25th year in 2019, is Ireland’s leading multi-disciplinary festival with events spanning cabaret, comedy, spoken word, theatre, visual and live art and music.

“It’s the agenda-setting festival of new work in the country”, said the Festival’s Director Ruth McGowan and “the place for artists to make their mark”.

She describes Dublin Fringe as “a love letter to the city” when a range of different spaces from streets, parks and civic buildings come alive with ‘high-quality art happenings”, and as she puts it, “stuff you can stumble upon” in your lunch break or daily commute, as well as performances in theatres, studios and cultural centres.

Around ninety per cent of the performers and artists are from Ireland and the remainder are international. Unlike many other arts festivals, Dublin Fringe is “wholly curated and handpicked by the programming panel” to ensure its message is always relevant, explains McGowan.

Ballymore backs ‘love letter to the city’

Chairman and Group Chief Executive Sean Mulryan, with Ruth McGowan, Festival Director

But one message that remains consistent is the need to ensure that the creative community is valued and supported.

“The city is changing very quickly and space is at a premium. It’s important to acknowledge that the creative community is a big part of what makes the city special, so we need to make sure that artists aren’t being forced out”.

“Having Ballymore on board will help us gain access to some of the city’s new spaces,” she said, adding it was “exciting” to be working with the developer for the Festival’s 25th birthday which she promises will be “a party to remember’.

Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Group Chief Executive of Ballymore, said: “The arts bring magic to a city. Dublin Fringe Festival brings an incredible energy and soul to unexpected places, much like our own Ballymore developments in Ireland and the UK. We’re honoured to be supporting the Fringe as the Principal Patron for the first time in 2019, and look forward to working with them as they champion emerging artistic talent to support grassroots culture in Ireland.”

The 16-day festival this September hosted 80 events in 26 venues across the city, attracting over 44,000 visitors and for many audience members it was their first experience of a live arts event.

Ballymore’s patronage of Dublin Fringe is a major step for the company and follows a number of significant investments in the arts this year, including the Unity Arts Festival, a creative workspace for artists at London City Island and The Line, London’s first contemporary art trail.

This is in addition to the new cultural quarter Ballymore is establishing on London City Island with the English National Ballet and the London Film School relocating there this year.

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巴利摩創始人肖恩·馬里安(Sean Mulryan)榮獲全球慈善嘉獎

巴利摩創始人兼集團首席執行官肖恩·馬里安(Sean Mulryan)榮獲最負盛名的本年度「對愛爾蘭和英國的愛爾蘭社區傑出貢獻獎」。

愛爾蘭前總統Mary Robinson和愛爾蘭基金創始人Anthony O’Reilly爵士也於週四(11月29日)晚,在威斯敏斯特偉大喬治街舉行的愛爾蘭基金英國30週年晚宴上獲獎。

始於1988年6月,在美國前駐愛爾蘭大使Dan Rooney和匹茲堡同胞商人Anthony J.F. O’Reilly在美國創建了愛爾蘭基金會12年後,創立了全球慈善,促進和平、文化和慈善事業。

遍布全球12個國家,愛爾蘭基金會籌集了六億多美元,惠及愛爾蘭及其它地區超過3,200個不同的組織。獲獎者包括愛爾蘭共和國足球隊經理Martin O’Neill,演員Colin Farrell,歌手兼作曲家Imelda May以及女演員Sharon Horgan。

「本次週年晚宴非常親切,讓我們能夠與支持者們一同回顧並慶祝成功。」愛爾蘭基金會發言人說道,「這讓我們有機會重新啟程,重振我們的捐贈者和支持者,展示他們的慷慨對英國和愛爾蘭的愛爾蘭社區的影響力。」

肖恩以其在英國和愛爾蘭的慈善事業而聞名。此外,他也對運動充滿熱情,數十年來一直贊助著他故鄉的蓋爾蓋克的足球俱樂部Roscommon。

他也熱衷於通過教育為年輕人提供機會,讓他們在生活中找到正確的路;肖恩在巴利摩開發的社區中也一直非常活躍。

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巴利摩创始人兼集团首席执行官肖恩·马里安(Sean Mulryan)荣获最负盛名的本年度「对爱尔兰和英国的爱尔兰社区杰出贡献奖」。

爱尔兰前总统Mary Robinson和爱尔兰基金创始人Anthony O’Reilly爵士也于周四(11月29日)晚,在威斯敏斯特伟大乔治街举行的爱尔兰基金英国30周年晚宴上获奖。

始于1988年6月,在美国前驻爱尔兰大使Dan Rooney和匹兹堡同胞商人Anthony J.F. O’Reilly在美国创建了爱尔兰基金会12年后,创立了全球慈善,促进和平、文化和慈善事业。

遍布全球12个国家,爱尔兰基金会筹集了六亿多美元,惠及爱尔兰及其它地区超过3,200个不同的组织。获奖者包括爱尔兰共和国足球队经理Martin O’Neill,演员Colin Farrell,歌手兼作曲家Imelda May以及女演员Sharon Horgan。

「本次周年晚宴非常亲切,让我们能够与支持者们一同回顾并庆祝成功。」爱尔兰基金会发言人说道,「这让我们有机会重新启程,重振我们的捐赠者和支持者,展示他们的慷慨奉献对英国和爱尔兰的爱尔兰社区的影响力。」

肖恩以其在英国和爱尔兰的慈善事业而闻名。此外,他也对运动充满热情,数十年来一直赞助着他故乡的盖尔盖克的足球俱乐部Roscommon。

他也热衷于通过教育为年轻人提供机会,让他们在生活中找到正确的路;肖恩在巴利摩开发的社区中也一直非常活跃。

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巴利摩贊助藝穗節——“寫給城市的一封情書”

將於2019年迎來25週年慶典的都柏林藝穗節,是愛爾蘭領先的跨界藝術活動,包括歌舞表演丶喜劇丶說唱藝術丶戲劇丶視覺以及現場藝術和音樂。 “這是愛爾蘭為新興作品設定議題的節日”,藝穗節總監露絲·麥高恩(Ruth McGowan)表示,“這也是藝術家締造影響力的地方”。

當街道丶公園和市政建築間的各種空間因為“高質量的藝術表現形式”而充滿活力之時, 麥高恩把都柏林藝穗節描述為“寫給城市的一封情書”,這些藝術形式正如她所說,既包括你在午休或通勤時“偶然碰上的活動”,也包括在劇院丶工作室和文化中心舉行的表演。

藝術節大約九成的表演者和藝術家來自愛爾蘭,其餘的則是國際性的。麥高恩解釋說,與許多其他藝術節不同,都柏林藝穗節“由節目委員會全程策劃並精心篩選”,以確保其傳遞的資訊都是連貫相關的;但是貫穿始終的一個訊息是確保創意社區得到珍視和支持。

“這座城市正在迅速變化,空間變得日益寶貴。我們達成以下共識非常重要-創意社區是使這座城市與眾不同的重要組成部分,因此我們需要確保藝術家不會被邊緣化” 。

“得到巴利摩的讚助使我們得以開發這座城市的一些新興空間,” 麥高恩補充說,藝穗節25週年的慶典能夠與開發商合作是“令人興奮的”,她承諾這將是“一個絕對值得回味的派對” 。

巴利摩集團(Ballymore)董事長兼集團首席執行官Sean Mulryan說:“藝術給城市帶來了魅力。很像我們自己在愛爾蘭和英國從事的巴利摩(Ballymore)開發項目,都柏林藝穗節同樣為意想不到的地方帶來了令人難以置信的活力和靈魂。我們很榮幸能夠在2019年第一次作為首席贊助人支持藝穗節,並期待與他們合作,這個藝穗節支持新興藝術人才從而支持愛爾蘭的草根文化。“

今年9月舉辦的為期16天的節日在全市26個場館舉辦了80場活動,吸引了超過44,000名參觀者,對於許多觀眾來說,這是他們第一次參加現場藝術活動。

巴利摩(Ballymore)繼今年對藝術進行了大量重大投資包括:贊助Unity藝術節丶倫敦城市島藝術家的創意工作室和倫敦首個當代藝術之路The Line之後,對都柏林藝穗節的讚助是該公司邁出的重要一步。

這是巴利摩(Ballymore)在倫敦城市島建立的新文化區的補充,英國國家芭蕾舞團和倫敦電影學院明年將搬遷到倫敦城市島。

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巴利摩赞助艺穗节——“写给城市的一封情书”

巴利摩将成为明年都柏林艺穗节的首席赞助商,该艺术节以挖掘新人为宗旨。

将于2019年迎来25周年庆典的都柏林艺穗节,是爱尔兰领先的跨界艺术活动,包括歌舞表演丶喜剧丶说唱艺术丶戏剧丶视觉以及现场艺术和音乐。“这是爱尔兰为新兴作品设定议题的节日”,艺穗节总监露丝·麦高恩(Ruth McGowan)表示,“这也是艺术家缔造影响力的地方”。

当街道丶公园和市政建筑间的各种空间因为“高质量的艺术表现形式”而充满活力之时, 麦高恩把都柏林艺穗节描述为“写给城市的一封情书”,这些艺术形式正如她所说,既包括你在午休或通勤时 “偶然碰上的活动”,也包括在剧院丶工作室和文化中心举行的表演。

艺术节大约九成的表演者和艺术家来自爱尔兰,其余的则是国际性的。麦高恩解释说,与许多其他艺术节不同,都柏林艺穗节“由节目委员会全程策划并精心筛选”,以确保其传递的资讯都是连贯相关的;但是贯穿始终的一个讯息是确保创意社区得到珍视和支持。

“这座城市正在迅速变化,空间变得日益宝贵。我们达成以下共识非常重要-创意社区是使这座城市与众不同的重要组成部分,因此我们需要确保艺术家不会被边缘化”。

“得到巴利摩的赞助使我们得以开发这座城市的一些新兴空间,” 麦高恩补充说,艺穗节25周年的庆典能够与开发商合作是“令人兴奋的”,她承诺这将是“一个绝对值得回味的派对” 。

巴利摩集团(Ballymore)董事长兼集团首席执行官Sean Mulryan说:“艺术给城市带来了魅力。很像我们自己在爱尔兰和英国从事的巴利摩(Ballymore)开发项目,都柏林艺穗节同样为意想不到的地方带来了令人难以置信的活力和灵魂。我们很荣幸能够在2019年第一次作为首席赞助人支持艺穗节,并期待与他们合作,这个艺穗节支持新兴艺术人才从而支持爱尔兰的草根文化。“

今年9月举办的为期16天的节日在全市26个场馆举办了80场活动,吸引了超过44,000名参观者,对于许多观众来说,这是他们第一次参加现场艺术活动。

巴利摩(Ballymore)继今年对艺术进行了大量重大投资包括:赞助Unity艺术节丶伦敦城市岛艺术家的创意工作室和伦敦首个当代艺术之路The Line之后,对都柏林艺穗节的赞助是该公司迈出的重要一步。

这是巴利摩(Ballymore)在伦敦城市岛建立的新文化区的补充,英国国家芭蕾舞团和伦敦电影学院明年将搬迁到伦敦城市岛。

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Sean Mulryan honoured by global philanthropic charity

The most prestigious award honouring “an outstanding contribution to Ireland and the Irish community in Great Britain” this year goes to the Founder and Group Chief Executive of Ballymore, Sean Mulryan

The former President of Ireland Mary Robinson and Sir Anthony O’Reilly, founder of The Ireland Funds, were also honoured at a glittering 30th anniversary The Ireland Funds Great Britain dinner at One Great George Street, Westminster, on Thursday (Nov 29) evening.

Inaugurated in June 1988, the global philanthropic charity was launched 12 years after Dan Rooney, former US Ambassador to Ireland and fellow Pittsburgh businessman Anthony J.F. O’Reilly, created what was then The Ireland Fund in the USA to promote peace, culture and charity.

With chapters in 12 countries, the Ireland Funds has raised over $600 million for deserving causes in Ireland and beyond, benefiting more than 3,200 different organizations. Past honourees include Martin O’Neill, manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, actor Colin Farrell, singer songwriter Imelda May and actress Sharon Horgan.

“The anniversary dinner was an intimate event where we looked back on and celebrated our successes, in the company of our best supporters,” said a spokesman for The Ireland Funds.

“The dinner offered us the opportunity to re-engage and re-energise our donors and supporters and to demonstrate the impact that their generosity has on the Irish community both in Britain and Ireland”, he said.

Sean is renowned for his philanthropic work in both the UK and Ireland. He is passionate about sport and has sponsored his native county - Roscommon in Gaelic Football for decades.

He is also passionate about giving young people every opportunity to get the right start in life through education and has been very active in the communities where Ballymore have developments.

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As residents begin to move in to the Legacy Building - the second phase of Embassy Gardens - the lobby can finally be appreciated as a sophisticated design statement that hovers somewhere between a five-star hotel, a classical palace and a London members’ club.

Even on a bleak winter’s day, the space is full of light flooding in from the courtyard garden beyond and then blending with carefully controlled lobby lighting that changes according to the time of day.

A commanding reception desk at the centre of the lobby is framed by a series of evenly spaced pillars that act as a divider between the desk and the lobby’s more informal seating areas to each side.

The design’s linear quality is further emphasised by a dramatic black and white marble floor, brass light fittings and shelving units along each wall with splashes of colour coming from the red sofas and well-stocked book shelves. Contemporary artworks by Chilean artist Humberto Poblete Bustamante hang in the seating and relaxation areas of the lobby.

Designed by Spaniard Luis Bustamante, the concept design was a result of close collaboration with Ballymore’s Chairman and Group Chief Executive Sean Mulryan, developed during Embassy Gardens Phase One. “Luis and I worked closely together, meeting regularly to exchange ideas about how to create spaces that instantly make people feel special and at home.” said Sean.

“Embassy Gardens is a development that has always focussed on craft. This lobby is the pinnacle. As the building that will welcome our residents on their journey to the sky pool, this super lobby is the result of years of work to make sure it makes the best of first impressions.”

Heritage and craftsmanship combine to create London’s most luxurious lobby

Splashes of colour come from red sofas and well-stocked book shelves

Mirrors - one of the designer’s hallmarks - are positioned to great effect to give a sense of infinite space, most dramatically above the central reception desk, giving the illusion of open sky and contrasting with the ‘solid’ ceilings of the more informal seating areas. Three years in the making, one of the biggest challenges was to guarantee all aspects of the design were built as envisaged from the outset, including the lighting, explains Ballymore’s Design Manager Natércia Francisco.

For example, in the day, the 250Kg chandeliers over the reception desk look like vast hanging sculptures and it is only after 10pm when all the ground floor areas automatically change to the new lighting scenery, the chandeliers’ LED ‘strips’ – in effect a slender strip of miniature bulbs- illuminate the space.

“Every single downlighter and bulb is manually adjusted to a certain position in order to create an interaction between light and materials,” says Natércia.

On Level One, the new business lounge, a large meeting room, kitchen and generous terracing mean off-site working has never been easier. The design aesthetic is less obviously classical but the materials – marble, timber and fabric wall coverings - are crisp and uncluttered.

Most of materials and furnishings in the lobby are bespoke. The panelling and metalwork were made in Spain, the stone/marble is Italian, the carpets are English and the furniture were sourced from Irish and Portuguese designers.

The three imposing buildings comprising Phase Two are designed by Arup Associates.

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“Ballymore is getting creative at its huge residential developments in London by putting culture at their heart”

Donald Trump may have said the US embassy was moved to a “lousy” location in London’s Nine Elms, but last month that “horrible” site played host to a selection of British and Irish celebrities. Among them were the model Jodie Kidd, the Dublin designer John Rocha, former Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts and the actress Naomie Harris.

The venue was the marketing suite at Embassy Gardens, the 15-acre plot where Irish developer Ballymore is at work. As well as the US embassy, there will be 1,750 apartments, 20,000 sq m of commercial space and the world’s first “sky pool”.

The event was held to mark the unveiling of Rice Bowl, a new 1.3-ton, one-metre tall bronze sculpture by the Irish artist Guggi. Ballymore founder Sean Mulryan has long been a collector of art, and commissioned the Dubliner — a friend of Bono — to create the piece.

Speaking to The Sunday Times before the event, Guggi said: “I walked around here about a year ago with Sean. We walked around the entire site, and looked at the different sculptures. He asked me, would you want to be a part of this? Why wouldn’t I be? I was delighted.”

While all of the celebs were gathered at London Gardens for music and drinks — there was no excessive champagne swilling — other, less-known attendees were perhaps the real story. They were artists who have taken residency at another of Ballymore’s developments.

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South of Canary Wharf, on a 12-acre site called London City Island, Ballymore is constructing more than 1,700 apartments — starting price £420,000 (€480,000) for a one-bedroom suite — in a collection of colourful buildings incorporating nearly 6,000 sq m of commercial space and 3,000 sq m of retail space. Its main aim, though, is to create a new riverside cultural district for the city.

“In recent years, we’ve decided to bring art and culture and the creative industries into our developments. We’ve done it here at Embassy Gardens. The biggest example is London City Island,” Mulryan told those gathered at the event.

From the start in 2015, Ballymore put the creation of a cultural hub at the heart of its strategy for London City Island. Nearly 17,000 sq m at the development is devoted to cultural spaces.

The highest profile tenants announced to date have been the London Film School and English National Ballet (ENB). Next year, ENB moves from its 40-year-old home at Markova House in Kensington into a new 8,600 sq m facility, four times the size of its existing home. There will be a 300-seat theatre space, dedicated education spaces, rehearsal studios and rehabilitation facilities. Residents of London City Island will become “friends” of the ENB, and already it has held workshops and participated in cultural events in the community.

There are smaller arts companies too. Arebyte, a digital arts gallery, moved from Hackney Wick to London City Island in October 2017, when its lease expired. The Woods Studios, a music and art production company, has also relocated from central London.

Ballymore has been reeling in tenants with low introductory rents. Part of its commitment to culture at London City Island was due to its planning obligations — the development is in an area of heritage and right beside Trinity Buoy Wharf, a community of artists and makers housed in a selection of warehouses and multi-coloured containers.

Yet the focus on culture made business sense, according to Hayleigh O’Farrell, Ballymore’s head of communications. “It’s a well-thought-out masterplan about how to make a place a good place to live before it has its first residents. It’s about spending a lot of time ensuring we have culture embedded in the development. For us, [getting the ENB here] was a no-brainer. By them coming here, it’s a catalyst for all the culture that follows.”

Ian Felton, a local artist, has worked from Trinity Buoy Wharf for 13 years. This year, he was brought in by Ballymore to open the Trinity Art Gallery at London City Island. He is working regularly with the developer now, and curated the two-day Unity arts festival in September which took place at London City Island, Trinity Buoy Wharf and Goodluck Hope, another Ballymore project under way. On nearly seven acres between Trinity Buoy and London City Island, it will eventually comprise 804 apartments, 2,000 sq m of commercial space and 235 sq m of educational space — all in gorgeous warehouse/New York-style buildings.

Felton says Ballymore has alleviated the concerns of many Trinity Buoy Wharf residents over a big developer moving in.

“The big fear was that we were going to get pushed off the edge of the island. What we’ve found ... a balanced cultural environment right throughout the island,” he says. “When you have English National Ballet up at the top, it’s a really nice counterweight to what’s going on at the other end with Trinity Buoy Wharf. Suddenly you’ve got this peninsula packed with arts and cultural activity. It’s extremely exciting.”

Nimrod Vardi, director of the Arebyte gallery, describes moving to London City Island as “a very good decision for us”.

“It seems like a lot of our audience is following us here from Hackney. Over 6,000 people have come to visit us in the last couple of months,” he says. “The move from an old space to a new space allowed us to be more ambitious and work with bigger artists. The neighbourhood here is still growing and we’re part of it. It’s very different and really good.”

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For Dantae Johnson of the Woods Studios, the move has coincided with him moving into one of London City Island’s apartments. He says at the company’s old studios in central London, where it was surrounded by competing artistic companies, nobody wanted to collaborate as they wanted to keep their projects secret.

“When we had the opportunity to come down here, we thought it would be fantastic, and we have some really good plans for here,” he says.

London City Island certainly fostered a sense of collaboration — it is palpable. Yet make no mistake, for Ballymore, its commitment to the creative industries is an astute business strategy.

“It’s about investing in creative industry to ensure people want to live here and then you can sell your apartments,” says O’Farrell. “Since we’re privately owned, we can give commitment to the creative industries, whereas a lot of plcs ... have demolished creative industry and ended up with empty vessels — lonely developments where people don’t want to live.”

With an Irish company making such waves in London, some may ask why it cannot do something similar on these shores. Ballymore is building out Dublin Landings on the capital’s northside, but the majority of this is commercial.

Where something similar could potentially happen is at St James’s Gate in the heart of Dublin city, where Diageo plans to transform 12.6 acres of its brewery site into a mixed-use scheme. The setting, surrounded by vat houses, cooperages and brew houses, would be a perfect location for a cultural hub and trendy, attractive apartments to match.

Ballymore is down to the final four bidders for the contract to develop St James’s Gate, and while O’Farrell says she cannot talk about the bid, various conversations with Ballymore’s London-based Irish staff reveal that many of them would really love to get their teeth into a project like that.

It is difficult not to share their enthusiasm. A Ballymore project in a place that has so much history is exactly what this city needs —especially if equal focus is placed on bringing cultural organisations to the Dublin 8 site.

It looks like this could be the case — certainly if what Mulryan intimated at the Embassy Gardens event holds true. He said: “[Bringing culture and creative industries to our developments] creates extraordinary energy ... and excitement for people to live in the development. We intend to continue that through the rest of our developments.”

This side of the water, we can only live and hope.

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「Ballymore倫敦揭秘出售公寓的藝術」——《泰晤士報》

川普總統曾說美國大使館的新址倫敦九榆是個「糟糕」的地方。但在上個月,這個「可怕」的地方迎來了不少英國和愛爾蘭名流。其中包括超模Jodie Kidd、都柏林設計師John Rocha、前Girls Doud成員Nicola Roberts以及女演員Naomie Harris。

此處是愛爾蘭開發商Ballymore的項目Embassy Gardens的展銷中心,該項目共佔地15英畝。除了美國大使館,還將有1,750套公寓,兩萬平方米的商業空間以及世界上第一個「空中泳池」。

此次活動的舉辦是為愛爾蘭藝術家Guggi創作的一個重達1.3噸,高一米的青銅雕塑「飯碗」(Rice Bowl)揭幕。Ballymore的創始人Sean Mulryan先生一直以來都是一名藝術品收藏家,他委託了這位都柏林人,也是Bono(U2樂隊主唱)的朋友來創作這件作品。

Guggi在活動開始前對《星期日泰晤士報》說:「大約一年前,我和Sean一起來到這裡。 我們走遍了整個場地,看著不同的雕塑。 他問我,你想讓(你的作品)加入其中嗎? 我為什麼不願意? 我很高興。」

當所有名流齊聚倫敦花園(London Gardens)享受音樂和飲品時,其他不太知名的參與者也許沒有很多香檳助興。他們是已在Ballymore的另一個開發項目中落戶的藝術家們。

「Ballymore倫敦揭秘出售公寓的藝術」——《泰晤士報》

金絲雀碼頭以南,在佔地12英畝的倫敦城市島(London City Island)上,Ballymore正在建造1,700多套公寓:一臥室公寓的起價為42萬英鎊(48萬歐元);還有近六千平方米的彩色建築空間,其中囊括了商業區域和三千平方米的零售區域。其主要目的是為這座城市創建一個全新的水岸文化區。

「近年來,我們決定將藝術文化和創意產業納入我們的開發項目中。在Embassy Gardens我們已完成了這項工作。最大的一個範例是倫敦城市島。」Mulryan在聚會上向眾人說道。

2015年伊始,Ballymore就將創建文化中心列入了倫敦城市島的核心策略之內。使這個開發項目擁有近1.7萬平方米的文化空間。

迄今為止,這裡最受矚目的租戶是倫敦電影學院和英國國家芭蕾舞團(ENB)。明年,國家芭蕾舞團將會從已有40年曆史,位於肯辛頓的Markova House遷至新建的8,600平方米的新址,其面積是當前的四倍。有300個座位的劇院、專門的教學空間、排練廳和復健設施。倫敦城市島的居民將成為‘‘國家芭蕾舞團之友’’,並且已經在社區內舉辦了幾次活動並參與了一些社區文化活動。

這裡也有一些小型藝術公司。數字藝術畫廊Arebyte在上一個租約到期後,於2017年10月從Hackney Wick搬到了倫敦城市島。音樂和藝術製作公司Woods Studios也從倫敦市中心遷至此處。

Ballymore以優惠低廉的租金招商入駐。對倫敦城市島在文化方面的發展如此看重,源於這項計畫背後的責任——開發區位於遺跡區域內,毗鄰三一浮標碼頭,這個社區的倉庫和彩色集裝箱中,有眾多藝術家和工匠居住在此。

Ballymore的公關負責人海麗(Hayleigh O’Farrell) 認為,對文化的注重使商業更有意義。 「這是一個深思熟慮後的整體規劃,如何讓這個地方在迎來第一批居民之前就成為一個宜居之地,並且花費了大量時間確保我們在開發中融入了文化元素。對我們來說, 『邀來國家芭蕾舞團』是不需多想的,他們的到來,是其它文化團體能隨之而來的催化劑。」

當地藝術家Ian Felton在三一浮標碼頭工作了13年。今年,他被Ballymore攬入倫敦城市島的三一藝術館。目前定期與開發商合作,策劃了為期兩天的Unity藝術節。該節日於9月在倫敦城市島、三一浮標碼頭以及幸運島舉行,這是Ballymore另一個正在進行中的項目。在三一浮標碼頭和倫敦城市島之間近7英畝的土地上,將有804套公寓,兩千平方米的商業區和235平方米的教育空間——全部都是華麗的倉庫/紐約風格建築。

Felton說,Ballymore已經減輕了許多三一浮標碼頭居民對大型開發項目到來的擔憂。「曾經最大的恐懼是我們會被趕出這個島。而我們發現,在整個島上有一種文化環境上的平衡,」他說,「英國國家芭蕾舞團在一邊,對於三一浮標碼頭另一邊的文化活動來說,這是一個非常好的平衡。突然這個半島上充滿了藝術和文化活動,這非常令人興奮。」

Arebyte畫廊總監Nimrod Vardi表示,搬到倫敦城市島「對我們來說是非常好的決定」。

「似乎有很多觀眾從Hackney跟隨至此,在過去的幾個月裡,有超過六千人前來參觀,」他說,「從舊址搬來這裡讓我們更加雄心勃勃,還能夠與更大的藝術家合作。這裡的社區仍在成長,我們也是其中的一部分。這點非常與眾不同,非常好。」

「Ballymore倫敦揭秘出售公寓的藝術」——《泰晤士報》

三一藝術館

對於Woods Studios的Dantae Johnson來說,他正在搬入倫敦城市島的一套公寓中。他說,公司在倫敦市中心的舊工作室周圍,有多家競爭激烈的藝術公司,沒有人願意一起合作,因為他們都想讓自己的項目保密。

「當有機會來到這裡時,我們認為會很棒,對此我們在這裡有一些非常好的計劃。」他說。

顯然,倫敦城市島確實樹立了一種合作精神。毫無疑問,對於Ballymore來說,對這裡創意產業的負責是一種精明的商業策略。

「這是對創意產業的投資,以確保人們願意住在這裡,然後就可以售出公寓了,」海麗說,「因為我們是私人所有,我們可以對創意產業做出承諾,然而許多公司拆掉了創意產業,之後收穫的卻是空置,因為孤獨的開發項目不是人們想要生活的地方。」

一家愛爾蘭公司在倫敦掀起瞭如此風潮,有些人可能會問為什麼它不能在(愛爾蘭)的海岸做類似的事情。Ballymore正在愛爾蘭首都北側建造都柏林碼頭,但其中大部分是商業項目。

在都柏林市中心的聖詹姆斯之門也可能會出現類似的項目,Diageo計劃將其12.6英畝的啤酒廠改造為混合使用區域,周圍環繞著裝大桶的房子、製桶廠和釀酒廠,這是文化中心和迷人時尚公寓的理想落戶之地。

Ballymore現在是開發聖詹姆斯之門的四個競標者之一,雖然O’Farrell說她不能談論競標,但在與Ballymore在倫敦的愛爾蘭工作人員的各種對話中能看出,他們中的許多人真的很想得到這樣的項目。

很難不被他們的激情所感染。Ballymore的項目位於擁有悠久歷史的地方,這也正是這座城市所需要的,特別是如果能將同等的注意力放在為都柏林8號遺址帶來文化團體上。

如果Mulryan在Embassy Gardens活動中所說的話能夠成真的話,那麼下一個項目也許會如期而至。他說:「『為我們的開發項目帶來文化和創意產業』創造了非凡的能量,並且讓人們為生活在此中而興奮。我們打算在其它開發項目中再接再厲。」

在這樣的水岸,我們盡享生活和希望。

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「Ballymore伦敦揭秘出售公寓的艺术」——《泰晤士报》

「Ballymore将文化存于心中,在伦敦的大型住宅开发项目中挥洒创意。」

川普总统曾说美国大使馆的新址伦敦九榆是个「糟糕」的地方。但在上个月,这个「可怕」的地方迎来了不少英国和爱尔兰名流。其中包括超模Jodie Kidd、都柏林设计师John Rocha、前Girls Doud成员Nicola Roberts以及女演员Naomie Harris。

此处是爱尔兰开发商Ballymore的项目Embassy Gardens的展销中心,该项目共占地15英亩。除了美国大使馆,还将有1,750套公寓,两万平方米的商业空间以及世界上第一个「空中泳池」。

此次活动的举办是为爱尔兰艺术家Guggi创作的一个重达1.3吨,高一米的青铜雕塑「饭碗」(Rice Bowl)揭幕。Ballymore的创始人Sean Mulryan先生一直以来都是一名艺术品收藏家,他委托了这位都柏林人,也是Bono(U2乐队主唱)的朋友来创作这件作品。

Guggi在活动开始前对《星期日泰晤士报》说:「大约一年前,我和Sean一起来到这里。 我们走遍了整个场地,看着不同的雕塑。 他问我,你想让(你的作品)加入其中吗? 我为什么不愿意? 我很高兴。」

当所有名流齐聚伦敦花园(London Gardens)享受音乐和饮品时,其他不太知名的参与者也许没有很多香槟助兴。他们是已在Ballymore的另一个开发项目中落户的艺术家们。

「Ballymore伦敦揭秘出售公寓的艺术」——《泰晤士报》

金丝雀码头以南,在占地12英亩的伦敦城市岛(London City Island)上,Ballymore正在建造1,700多套公寓:一卧室公寓的起价为42万英镑(48万欧元);还有近六千平方米的彩色建筑空间,其中囊括了商业区域和三千平方米的零售区域。其主要目的是为这座城市创建一个全新的水岸文化区。

「近年来,我们决定将艺术文化和创意产业纳入我们的开发项目中。在Embassy Gardens我们已完成了这项工作。最大的一个范例是伦敦城市岛。」Mulryan在聚会上向众人说道。

2015年伊始,Ballymore就将创建文化中心列入了伦敦城市岛的核心策略之内。使这个开发项目拥有近1.7万平方米的文化空间。

迄今为止,这里最受瞩目的租户是伦敦电影学院和英国国家芭蕾舞团(ENB)。明年,国家芭蕾舞团将会从已有40年历史,位于肯辛顿的Markova House迁至新建的8,600平方米的新址,其面积是当前的四倍。有300个座位的剧院、专门的教学空间、排练厅和复健设施。伦敦城市岛的居民将成为‘‘国家芭蕾舞团之友’’,并且已经在社区内举办了几次活动并参与了一些社区文化活动。

这里也有一些小型艺术公司。数字艺术画廊Arebyte在上一个租约到期后,于2017年10月从Hackney Wick搬到了伦敦城市岛。音乐和艺术制作公司Woods Studios也从伦敦市中心迁至此处。

Ballymore以优惠低廉的租金招商入驻。对伦敦城市岛在文化方面的发展如此看重,源于这项计画背后的责任——开发区位于遗迹区域内,毗邻三一浮标码头,这个社区的仓库和彩色集装箱中,有众多艺术家和工匠居住在此。

Ballymore的公关负责人海丽(Hayleigh O’Farrell) 认为,对文化的注重使商业更有意义。「这是一个深思熟虑后的整体规划,如何让这个地方在迎来第一批居民之前就成为一个宜居之地,并且花费了大量时间确保我们在开发中融入了文化元素。对我们来说, 『邀来国家芭蕾舞团』是不需多想的,他们的到来,是其它文化团体能随之而来的催化剂。」

当地艺术家Ian Felton在三一浮标码头工作了13年。今年,他被Ballymore揽入伦敦城市岛的三一艺术馆。目前定期与开发商合作,策划了为期两天的Unity艺术节。该节日于9月在伦敦城市岛、三一浮标码头以及幸运岛举行,这是Ballymore另一个正在进行中的项目。在三一浮标码头和伦敦城市岛之间近7英亩的土地上,将有804套公寓,两千平方米的商业区和235平方米的教育空间——全部都是华丽的仓库/纽约风格建筑。

Felton说,Ballymore已经减轻了许多三一浮标码头居民对大型开发项目到来的担忧。「曾经最大的恐惧是我们会被赶出这个岛。而我们发现,在整个岛上有一种文化环境上的平衡,」他说,「英国国家芭蕾舞团在一边,对于三一浮标码头另一边的文化活动来说,这是一个非常好的平衡。突然这个半岛上充满了艺术和文化活动,这非常令人兴奋。」

Arebyte画廊总监Nimrod Vardi表示,搬到伦敦城市岛「对我们来说是非常好的决定」。

「似乎有很多观众从Hackney跟随至此,在过去的几个月里,有超过六千人前来参观,」他说,「从旧址搬来这里让我们更加雄心勃勃,还能够与更大的艺术家合作。这里的社区仍在成长,我们也是其中的一部分。这点非常与众不同,非常好。」

「Ballymore伦敦揭秘出售公寓的艺术」——《泰晤士报》

三一艺术馆

对于Woods Studios的Dantae Johnson来说,他正在搬入伦敦城市岛的一套公寓中。他说,公司在伦敦市中心的旧工作室周围,有多家竞争激烈的艺术公司,没有人愿意一起合作,因为他们都想让自己的项目保密。

「当有机会来到这里时,我们认为会很棒,对此我们在这里有一些非常好的计划。」他说。

显然,伦敦城市岛确实树立了一种合作精神。毫无疑问,对于Ballymore来说,对这里创意产业的负责是一种精明的商业策略。

「这是对创意产业的投资,以确保人们愿意住在这里,然后就可以售出公寓了,」海丽说,「因为我们是私人所有,我们可以对创意产业做出承诺,然而许多公司拆掉了创意产业,之后收获的却是空置,因为孤独的开发项目不是人们想要生活的地方。」

一家爱尔兰公司在伦敦掀起了如此风潮,有些人可能会问为什么它不能在(爱尔兰)的海岸做类似的事情。Ballymore正在爱尔兰首都北侧建造都柏林码头,但其中大部分是商业项目。

在都柏林市中心的圣詹姆斯之门也可能会出现类似的项目,Diageo计划将其12.6英亩的啤酒厂改造为混合使用区域,周围环绕着装大桶的房子、制桶厂和酿酒厂,这是文化中心和迷人时尚公寓的理想落户之地。

Ballymore现在是开发圣詹姆斯之门的四个竞标者之一,虽然O’Farrell说她不能谈论竞标,但在与Ballymore在伦敦的爱尔兰工作人员的各种对话中能看出,他们中的许多人真的很想得到这样的项目。

很难不被他们的激情所感染。Ballymore的项目位于拥有悠久历史的地方,这也正是这座城市所需要的,特别是如果能将同等的注意力放在为都柏林8号遗址带来文化团体上。

如果Mulryan在Embassy Gardens活动中所说的话能够成真的话,那么下一个项目也许会如期而至。他说:「『为我们的开发项目带来文化和创意产业』创造了非凡的能量,并且让人们为生活在此中而兴奋。我们打算在其它开发项目中再接再厉。」

在这样的水岸,我们尽享生活和希望。

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  • 關於倫敦奧運會持久遺產的討論

    郭勳爵(Lord Coe)和BBC Newsnight主持人Gavin Esler

關於倫敦奧運會持久遺產的討論

地方政府領袖、開發商和城市規劃者跟郭勛爵(Lord Coe)一起評估奧運會如何改變了倫敦東部的城市開發。

把2012年奧運會帶到倫敦的郭勛爵認為,對奧運會的持久遺產“立竿見影”的測試就是13年以來改變倫敦碼頭區的奧林匹克公園周邊巨大規模的開發熱潮。

在由BBC Newsnight主持人Gavin Esler主持、巴利摩主辦的有關奧運會持久遺產的小組座談討論活動中,他對台下200多名觀眾說:“這非常具有戲劇性”。他還說巴利摩集團是在碼頭區投資以及支持競標活動的“最先領頭的人之一”。

郭勛爵對“皇家碼頭(Royal Wharf)”的觀眾說:“我不是城市規劃者,也不是這些領域的專家,——這個會場裡都是專家。但是對於我來說,立竿見影的測試就是奧林匹克公園周邊的開發。”

“故事不僅僅是關於那520英畝的開發——這是一個讓人難以置信的故事——是在舊城裡開發了一座新城。所以,在重新開發的前沿,我認為,我們做對的事情比自從1992年巴塞羅那奧運會以來任何一屆奧運會都多。”郭勛爵承認,他對於這地區有“感情的聯系”,因為他的父親出生的地方距離奧林匹克公園只有“幾條街”。

郭勛爵回憶,在倫敦金融城舉行了一次早期的關鍵會議,呼吁各機構對競標的支持。“我今天傍晚坐在這裡的原因之一,實際上是這些人——巴利摩——是最先領頭的人。第二天上午,他們是第一個表示想要支持競標的,我認為這是一個非常重要的事情,接著又有幾個加入,EDF能源、英國航空公司、英國電信公司。但是需要有人站出來表示他們看到這個項目有前景。”

巴利摩的總經理John Mulryan被主持人Esler問到,公司是否害怕作為“最先領頭的人”會有“風險”,他的回答引發了觀眾的一片笑聲。

他說:“2000年至2005年之間巴利摩購買了皇家碼頭和利河河谷之間大約100英畝的土地,所以,當肖恩(巴利摩的創辦人)同意支持你們的競標的時候,我想他有一點既得利益在裡面。”

關於倫敦奧運會持久遺產的討論

(圖說:從左至右,Deirdre Armsby,Colin Stanbridge,Stewart Murray,Lord Coe,Gavin Esler,Baroness Tanny Grey-Thompson和John Mulryan)

即使是在沒有開奧運會之前,Mulryan說:“一邊是公園,另一邊是河,所以創建社區所需要的所有東西這裡已經具備了。”

在稱贊倫敦奧運會在全球取得成功的時候,他說:“對於我們來說有趣的是,當奧運會進行的時候,世界其它地方的人都會看過來,這是英國人展示自己的好機會。”結果就是“奧運會之後三四年的時間裡,我們在倫敦各處的開發項目得到了近30億鎊的融資,倫敦成為一個非常適合推銷的地方。那種規模的機構投資並不容易得到,我認為奧運會在其中發揮了重要的作用。”

他在歡迎詞中解釋到“在碼頭區創建新的地區,這跟在倫敦西部開發一塊一塊空白的地區非常不同”。他說在皇家碼頭“除了3,500套新房,還修建了一個新的高街,新的市鎮廣場和一個新的碼頭,這是一個非常有雄心的項目和挑戰。”

前任Newham自治區重新開發規劃主管Deirdre Armsby也參加了這個座談。他表示,“倫敦東部這個地區宏大的場所營造”是Newham的功勞,奧運會“加速了潛力的開發,把這個地區豐富的歷史放在聚光燈下,皇家碼頭(Royal
Wharf)這裡的開發充分印證了這一點。”

東倫敦工商協會的行政主管Colin Stanbridge也認為,奧運會“使焦點全部集中於倫敦東部”,“不變的截止日期”“ 壓縮了(倫敦東部開發)的經歷”。

附近Waltham Forest自治區的經濟增長策略主管Stewart Murray認為,倫敦東部許多社區的“生活和人生機會的轉變”都歸功於奧運會。而他所在的Waltham
Forest注定“成為倫敦第一個文化區”。

殘奧會運動員、30項世界紀錄創造者、高級英帝國女勛爵士、目前任倫敦遺產開發委員會主管的Tanni Grey-Thompson女男爵閣下說:“對於我來說,親眼看到它的成長和繁榮就是一種轉變,我每次去那裡,都感到有些變化。有281個學徒崗位,6,000家新屋,另外1萬4千家已經獲得規劃許可,未來18個月修建4,000家新屋,East Bank將得到十億鎊的投資,BBC交響樂團、V&A博物館、The Smithsonian研究所、Sadler’s Wells劇院、Loughborough大學、倫敦大學學院都將在這裡落戶——這些正在改變人們的生活。”

“還不只是建築,本地人也會得到工作,就業的人中62%來自當地社區,所以這不是隨便建一些東西,然後讓它自生自滅。進行著大量的幕後工作。”

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  • 关于伦敦奥运会持久遗产的讨论

    郭勋爵(Lord Coe)和BBC Newsnight主持人Gavin Esler

关于伦敦奥运会持久遗产的讨论

地方政府领袖、开发商和城市规划者跟郭勋爵(Lord Coe)一起评估奥运会如何改变了伦敦东部的城市开发。

把2012年奥运会带到伦敦的郭勋爵认为,对奥运会的持久遗产“立竿见影”的测试就是13年以来改变伦敦码头区的奥林匹克公园周边巨大规模的开发热潮。

在由BBC Newsnight主持人Gavin Esler主持、巴利摩主办的有关奥运会持久遗产的小组座谈讨论活动中,他对台下200多名观众说:“这非常具有戏剧性”。他还说巴利摩集团是在码头区投资以及支持竞标活动的“最先领头的人之一”。

郭勋爵对“皇家码头(Royal Wharf)”的观众说:“我不是城市规划者,也不是这些领域的专家,——这个会场里都是专家。但是对于我来说,立竿见影的测试就是奥林匹克公园周边的开发。”

“故事不仅仅是关于那520英亩的开发——这是一个让人难以置信的故事——是在旧城里开发了一座新城。所以,在重新开发的前沿,我认为,我们做对的事情比自从1992年巴塞罗那奥运会以来任何一届奥运会都多。”郭勋爵承认,他对于这地区有“感情的联系”,因为他的父亲出生的地方距离奥林匹克公园只有“几条街”。

郭勋爵回忆,在伦敦金融城举行了一次早期的关键会议,呼吁各机构对竞标的支持。“我今天傍晚坐在这里的原因之一,实际上是这些人——巴利摩——是最先领头的人。第二天上午,他们是第一个表示想要支持竞标的,我认为这是一个非常重要的事情,接着又有几个加入,EDF能源、英国航空公司、英国电信公司。但是需要有人站出来表示他们看到这个项目有前景。”

巴利摩的总经理John Mulryan被主持人Esler问到,公司是否害怕作为“最先领头的人”会有“风险”,他的回答引发了观众的一片笑声。

他说:“2000年至2005年之间巴利摩购买了皇家码头和利河河谷之间大约100英亩的土地,所以,当肖恩(巴利摩的创办人)同意支持你们的竞标的时候,我想他有一点既得利益在里面。”

关于伦敦奥运会持久遗产的讨论

(图说:从左至右,Deirdre Armsby,Colin Stanbridge,Stewart Murray,Lord Coe,Gavin Esler,Baroness Tanny Grey-Thompson和John Mulryan)

即使是在没有开奥运会之前,Mulryan说:“一边是公园,另一边是河,所以创建社区所需要的所有东西这里已经具备了。”

在称赞伦敦奥运会在全球取得成功的时候,他说:“对于我们来说有趣的是,当奥运会进行的时候,世界其它地方的人都会看过来,这是英国人展示自己的好机会。”结果就是“奥运会之后三四年的时间里,我们在伦敦各处的开发项目得到了近30亿镑的融资,伦敦成为一个非常适合推销的地方。那种规模的机构投资并不容易得到,我认为奥运会在其中发挥了重要的作用。”

他在欢迎词中解释到“在码头区创建新的地区,这跟在伦敦西部开发一块一块空白的地区非常不同”。他说在皇家码头“除了3,500套新房,还修建了一个新的高街,新的市镇广场和一个新的码头,这是一个非常有雄心的项目和挑战。”

前任Newham自治区重新开发规划主管Deirdre Armsby也参加了这个座谈。他表示,“伦敦东部这个地区宏大的场所营造”是Newham的功劳,奥运会“加速了潜力的开发,把这个地区丰富的历史放在聚光灯下,皇家码头(Royal Wharf)这里的开发充分印证了这一点。”

东伦敦工商协会的行政主管Colin Stanbridge也认为,奥运会“使焦点全部集中于伦敦东部”,“不变的截止日期”“ 压缩了(伦敦东部开发)的经历”。

附近Waltham Forest自治区的经济增长策略主管Stewart Murray认为,伦敦东部许多社区的“生活和人生机会的转变”都归功于奥运会。而他所在的Waltham Forest注定“成为伦敦第一个文化区”。

残奥会运动员、30项世界纪录创造者、高级英帝国女勋爵士、目前任伦敦遗产开发委员会主管的Tanni Grey-Thompson女男爵阁下说:“对于我来说,亲眼看到它的成长和繁荣就是一种转变,我每次去那里,都感到有些变化。有281个学徒岗位,6,000家新屋,另外1万4千家已经获得规划许可,未来18个月修建4,000家新屋,East Bank将得到十亿镑的投资,BBC交响乐团、V&A博物馆、The Smithsonian研究所、Sadler’s Wells剧院、Loughborough大学、伦敦大学学院都将在这里落户——这些正在改变人们的生活。”

“还不只是建筑,本地人也会得到工作,就业的人中62%来自当地社区,所以这不是随便建一些东西,然后让它自生自灭。进行着大量的幕后工作。”

关于伦敦奥运会持久遗产的讨论

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皇家碼頭社區繁榮 獲區長稱讚

皇家碼頭夏日盛宴吸引了大批居民前來,他們得到了紐漢姆(Newham)新當選的區長Rokhsana Fiaz的熱情歡迎。區長向新居民承諾市政廳“會保證讓他們生活在一個乾淨、有活力、安全而且有凝聚力的社區”。

談到皇家碼頭——巴利摩(Ballymore)與豪利(Oxley)集團在倫敦皇家碼頭區(Royal Docks)40英畝土地上新開發的3,500套新居,區長說:“作為紐漢姆(Newham )一個新開發的社區,看到如此多的居民搬到我市的這個地區,很讓人感到驚喜,我歡迎你們所有的人,並且盼望著確保市政廳對你們所關注的問題做出回應。 ”

皇家碼頭社區繁榮 獲區長稱讚

圖說:Rokhsana Fiaz,紐漢姆(Newham)的區長參觀了夏日節。

巴利摩(Ballymore)集团的总经理John Mulryan也对居民表示欢迎,并且说:“希望到明年我们举行夏日盛宴的时候,我们已经有了新的社区中心和新的码头,皇家码头的居民可以从那里登上泰晤士河快船(Thames Clipper)前往金丝雀码头。”

他还说,巴利摩一直都把“建立一个居民会跟邻里会面、互相结识的社区”作为自己的目标。

节日活动在新建的皇家码头公园举办,吸引了大约3,000人,用市长的话讲,从人数上来判断“每个人都玩得开心而且很放松”。

夏日盛宴期间,人们最喜欢的是精选的世界食品,从永恒的英式经典到泛亚洲美食。被Esquire杂志评选为英国最佳鱼条店的Kerbisher and Malt把海边美味带到了皇家码头,而许多家庭则直奔Born‘n Raised手工披萨而去,这里的披萨都是手工制作和烤制,而且是在一辆定制的路虎防卫者上烘烤和出售。

皇家碼頭社區繁榮 獲區長稱讚

圖說:帶著小孩的家庭喜歡畫臉、跳呼啦圈和氣球模型。

要想品嚐東方食物,Rainbo的日式街邊美食提供東京最好的餃子。活動期間,隨處可見多種經典雞尾酒、皮姆斯果酒和精釀啤酒。

當天的第一項活動是公園裡舉行免費瑜伽課程,居民可以在享受皇家碼頭景觀的同時清晰地看到泰晤士河的河景。

活動的原聲音樂由Robbie Boyd提供,他是倫敦的一位歌手兼作曲人,曾經在ITV的This Morning節目裡出現,還經常參加BBC Radio2的Graham Norton節目。當八人銅管樂隊Das Brass出現的時候,音樂達到高潮,這個樂隊酷愛搖滾、流行樂和放克樂。

皇家碼頭社區繁榮 獲區長稱讚

圖說:Robbie Boyd現場表演音樂。

皇家碼頭夏日盛宴的收入捐贈給了Richard House兒童臨終關懷院,這個慈善機構支持倫敦東部300名兒童和他們的家庭,幫助他們“在應對生命垂危的病情的時候盡可能的過著積極而且快樂的生活”。這個慈善機構在活動期間組織了一個傳統的籌款運動會,內容包括跳呼啦圈和湯匙盛蛋賽跑。

這個慈善機構的企業合作夥伴官員Katherine Elvin表示,Richard House臨終關懷所是“一個非常開心的地方”,儘管“臨終關懷所的含義”會讓人聯想到“一個悲傷而且非常難過的地方”。她說:“我們還很積極而且開心——通過組織治療小組和活動會來支持家庭。這是我們工作的很重要的一部分。”

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皇家码头社区繁荣 获区长称赞

皇家码头夏日盛宴吸引了大批居民前来,他们得到了纽汉姆(Newham)新当选的区长Rokhsana Fiaz的热情欢迎。区长向新居民承诺市政厅“会保证让他们生活在一个干净、有活力、安全而且有凝聚力的社区”。

谈到皇家码头——巴利摩(Ballymore)与豪利(Oxley)集团在伦敦皇家码头区(Royal Docks)40英亩土地上新开发的3,500套新居,区长说:“作为纽汉姆(Newham)一个新开发的社区,看到如此多的居民搬到我市的这个地区,很让人感到惊喜,我欢迎你们所有的人,并且盼望着确保市政厅对你们所关注的问题做出回应。”

皇家码头社区繁荣 获区长称赞

Rokhsana Fiaz,纽汉姆(Newham)的区长参观了夏日节。

巴利摩(Ballymore)集团的总经理John Mulryan也对居民表示欢迎,并且说:“希望到明年我们举行夏日盛宴的时候,我们已经有了新的社区中心和新的码头,皇家码头的居民可以从那里登上泰晤士河快船(Thames Clipper)前往金丝雀码头。”

他还说,巴利摩一直都把“建立一个居民会跟邻里会面、互相结识的社区”作为自己的目标。

节日活动在新建的皇家码头公园举办,吸引了大约3,000人,用市长的话讲,从人数上来判断“每个人都玩得开心而且很放松”。

夏日盛宴期间,人们最喜欢的是精选的世界食品,从永恒的英式经典到泛亚洲美食。被Esquire杂志评选为英国最佳鱼条店的Kerbisher and Malt把海边美味带到了皇家码头,而许多家庭则直奔Born‘n Raised手工披萨而去,这里的披萨都是手工制作和烤制,而且是在一辆定制的路虎防卫者上烘烤和出售。

皇家码头社区繁荣 获区长称赞

带着小孩的家庭喜欢画脸、跳呼啦圈和气球模型。

要想品尝东方食物,Rainbo的日式街边美食提供东京最好的饺子。活动期间,随处可见多种经典鸡尾酒、皮姆斯果酒和精酿啤酒。

当天的第一项活动是公园里举行免费瑜伽课程,居民可以在享受皇家码头景观的同时清晰地看到泰晤士河的河景。

活动的原声音乐由Robbie Boyd提供,他是伦敦的一位歌手兼作曲人,曾经在ITV的This Morning节目里出现,还经常参加BBC Radio2的Graham Norton节目。当八人铜管乐队Das Brass出现的时候,音乐达到高潮,这个乐队酷爱摇滚、流行乐和放克乐。

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Robbie Boyd现场表演音乐。

皇家码头夏日盛宴的收入捐赠给了Richard House儿童临终关怀院,这个慈善机构支持伦敦东部300名儿童和他们的家庭,帮助他们“在应对生命垂危的病情的时候尽可能的过着积极而且快乐的生活”。这个慈善机构在活动期间组织了一个传统的筹款运动会,内容包括跳呼啦圈和汤匙盛蛋赛跑。

这个慈善机构的企业合作伙伴官员 Katherine Elvin表示,Richard House临终关怀所是“一个非常开心的地方”,尽管“临终关怀所的含义”会让人联想到“一个悲伤而且非常难过的地方”。她说:“我们还很积极而且开心——通过组织治疗小组和活动会来支持家庭。这是我们工作的很重要的一部分。”

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  • Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

    Irish artist Guggi with his latest sculpture 'Rice Bowl' at Embassy Gardens

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Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

An evocative new sculpture, the first in the UK by the influential Irish artist Guggi, has arrived at Embassy Gardens – conferring another powerful boost to the cultural vibrancy of Nine Elms, south of the Thames.

In a fanfare event partnered with Harper’s Bazaar, the new bronze work, ‘Rice Bowl’, measuring 106x201 cms, was specially commissioned by Ballymore’s Chairman and CEO Sean Mulryan to take its place alongside seminal pieces already in situ at Embassy Gardens.

Those works include Florian by British artist Sarah Lucas, a marrow shaped sculpture inspired by the development’s proximity to New Covent Garden Market, and Modern Marriage, by rising British-Japanese artist Simon Fujiwara, comprising a large foot with a ring embedded in the sole, in keeping with the emotive and often autobiographical nature of Simon Fujiwara’s work.

The linear park sculptures reflect Ballymore’s longstanding commitment to the arts on all its developments. Prior to the unveiling, Sean Mulryan said: “I have a longstanding admiration for Guggi’s work and we are delighted that his creativity is now built into the fabric of Embassy Gardens.

“Culture and the arts are the foundation stones of our vision for Embassy Gardens, from the visual pieces on show today to music and dance that brings whole communities together.”

‘Rice Bowl’ by Guggi, who started life as the founding member of the Dublin cult band Virgin Prunes, is a deeply reflective work, inspired by the artist’s humble beginnings. The use of common objects is a central theme of Guggi’s work, who is currently enjoying a major solo show of new drawings and sculpture at Chateau La Coste in France until the end of October. His paintings and sculptures have been exhibited worldwide since the early 90’s.

The event to mark the sculpture’s arrival - part of Bazaar Art Week - came just ahead of the opening of Frieze London and Frieze Masters, so was buzzing with a strong arts and culture milieu. People enjoyed a specially crafted menu by celebrity chef Robin Gill with musical accompaniment by Anna Wolf, a new singer/songwriter signed to Three Bears Entertainment, and World Heart Beat Music Academy - Embassy Gardens’ latest tenant.

The launch attracted an array of stylish faces, including the actress, Naomie Harris, designer John Rocha OBE, Dolce and Gabbana runway models, Viscountess Weymouth and Lady Kitty Spencer, British fashion designer Alice Temperley, model Jodie Kidd and husband Joseph Bates, singer Nicola Roberts, TV Presenters Natalie Pinkham, Sarah-Jane Mee and Pips Taylor, and contemporary artist Juliette Loughran.

The evening was concluded with a DJ set from Josephine De La Baume, the French actress, singer, director and model.

Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

Naomie Harris attended Guggi's 'Rice Bowl' launch night

Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

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Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

The launch night music included a DJ set from Josephine De La Baume

Embassy Gardens will see the creation of nearly 2,000 new homes, landscaped gardens, bars and restaurants and 130,000 ft² of shopping space. Future home to the Sky Pool, the landmark development will establish a totally new community within central London, wrapped around the new US Embassy.

Stars join Guggi for the launch of ‘Rice Bowl’

Guggi and Jodie Kidd with 'Rice Bowl'

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  • Bringing charity into the heart of company culture

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For Ballymore people, charity really does begin at home. From cycling, to rowing, to abseiling, to football, charity heroes from company directors to hundreds of employees gave up their spare time over the summer to help raise nearly £40,000 for good causes.

“I love doing stuff for charity and it’s really good for the company in terms of outreach and networking,” said New Zealander Sophie Stretch, a commercial coordinator at Wardian and Goodluck, a major force behind one of the summer’s star events, the Ballymore Dragon Boat Race.

Ten special Dragon boats, equipped a drummer to keep time and a cox, and each crewed by ten Ballymore rowers raced the length of Millwall Outer Dock on the Isle of Dogs to compete before another 100 spectators on a sunny July 31 to raise more than £10,000 for Teach First, a charity that helps children from low income families fulfil their potential at school.

Sophie, whose Wardian boat came third (London City Island won), told how the initiative to get involved came after one of the head office directors, Terry Arnold, passed on a leaflet he’d picked up outside Canary Wharf station asking big businesses for support.

“Ballymore immediately pledged £8K for its own company-wide event and we went from there,” said Sophie who sent a round robin mail for volunteers. “It was a great day with a barbeque at the end and a trophy and medals donated by Teach First for all the competitors. We are definitely on do it again next year”.

Bringing charity into the heart of company culture

Each Dragon Boat was crewed by ten Ballymore rowers, a drummer and a cox

While the Group “invest a great deal” in charity partnerships and organisational sponsorship, Linda Mulryan, Ballymore’s operations and communications director, said:

“We’re always impressed by the passion of our team to go above and beyond when it comes to giving back. Over the summer there’s been the most fantastic, creative means of raising funds for some very important charities. At Ballymore we’re always willing to support these efforts in whatever way we can, and it’s also a great way for us all to get to know each other a little better – whether that be forming a boat race team, running 5k, or abseiling a building!”

More hair-raising than rowing, the London City Island development team, led by Steve Tennant, raised £21,000 for charity by abseiling down Phase Two of the development to celebrate residents moving in.

Bringing charity into the heart of company culture

Ballymore employees helped raise nearly £40,000 for good causes

The summer also saw John Richardson, who works at Goodluck Hope, raise £1,508 for a prostate cancer charity by riding the Grand Depart Classic – the challenging first road stage of the Tour de France. Dorota Krasnodebska, Ivan Bakovski and Henry O’Neill, who also all work at Goodluck Hope, raised £350 for an ovarian cancer charity by running the Vitality London 10k run.

And the second Royal Wharf five-a-side tournament played in Shoreditch this year, raising £5,200 for MIND – the mental health charity. The employees at the site have raised a total of £16,500 for local charities to date.

On top, the Royal Wharf team has been visiting local school as part of the London Borough of Newham’s Building Futures programme with team judging models designed by local children.

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    十艘特別的龍舟為慈善機構Teach First籌款超過1萬鎊。

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對於巴利摩人來說,慈善確實是從自家開始的。從騎自行車、划船、繩降到足球,今年夏季期間,從公司主管到幾百名員工,這些為慈善機構籌款的英雄們放棄自己的業餘時間,幫助慈善事業籌款解近4萬鎊。

Sophie Stretch說:“我喜歡為慈善事業做貢獻,這非常有益於公司的擴展和聯絡。” 這位新西蘭人是華殿和幸運島的商業協調人,也是今夏重要活動——巴利摩龍舟賽的主要發起人。

7月31日,陽光明媚,十艘特別的龍舟,上面有一個打拍子的鼓手和一名舵手,每艘船上都有十名巴利摩的划船手,賽程是Isle of Dogs的Millwall外碼頭,觀眾有大約百人。這個活動為幫助低收入家庭的兒童實現學習潛力的慈善機構Teach First 籌款超過一萬鎊。

Sophie所在的華殿號是第三名(倫敦城市島號是冠軍),講述了發起這個活動的原因。總公司的一位主管Terry Arnold在金絲雀碼頭車站外拿到一張呼籲大公司給予支持傳單。

“巴利摩立刻承諾會為自己公司內部的活動出資8,000鎊,我們從這裡開始”,Sophie給公司的志願者發送了聯名郵件,“那天很順利,最後舉行了燒烤,Teach First為所有的參與者提供了獎杯和獎牌。我們明年一定還會做。”

讓慈善成為公司文化的核心

每艘龍舟都由十名巴利摩划船手划船,還有一名鼓手和一名舵手。

儘管巴利摩集團向合作的慈善機構和機構贊助“投資很多”,但是巴利摩的運營和通訊主管Linda Mulryan表示:“我們一直對於我們的團隊超出預期的回饋熱情印象深刻。今年夏季期間,人們為一些非常重要的慈善機構籌錢的活動非常精彩而且很有創造性。在巴利摩,我們一直都樂於盡一切能力支持這些努力,這也是我們所有的人加深了解的好辦法——無論是組成龍舟賽的團隊,跑5,000米,還是繞繩下降一棟大樓!”

比划船更讓人興奮,倫敦城市島開發團隊,在Steve Tennant的帶領下,為了慶祝居民入住,從開發項目第二階段的大樓繞繩下降,為慈善機構籌集了2.1萬鎊。

讓慈善成為公司文化的核心

巴利摩的僱員為慈善機構籌款近4萬鎊

今年夏天,在幸運島工作的John Richardson參加了Grand Depart Classic,環法自行車賽頗具挑戰性的第一階段,為一個前列腺癌症慈善機構籌款1,508鎊。同樣是在幸運島工作的Dorota Krasnodebska、Ivan Bakovski和Henry O’Neill參加倫敦Vitality 十公里長跑,為一個卵巢癌慈善機構籌款350鎊。

今年第二屆皇家碼頭五人足球賽在Shoreditch舉行,為心理健康慈善機構MIND 籌集了5,200鎊。這個工地的僱員到目前為止已經為當地的慈善機構籌款1.65萬鎊。

此外,皇家碼頭的團隊還參觀了當地的學校,為當地的孩子設計的模型評分,這是倫敦Newham自治市建築未來項目活動的一部分。

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对于巴利摩人来说,慈善确实是从自家开始的。从骑自行车、划船、绳降到踢足球,今年夏季期间,从公司主管到几百名员工,这些为慈善机构筹款的英雄们放弃自己的业余时间,帮助慈善事业筹款接近4万镑。

Sophie Stretch说:“我喜欢为慈善事业做贡献,这非常有益于公司的扩展和联络。” 这位新西兰人是华殿和幸运岛的商业协调人,也是今夏重要活动——巴利摩龙舟赛的主要发起人。

7月31日,阳光明媚,十艘特别的龙舟,上面有一个打拍子的鼓手和一名舵手,每艘船上都有十名巴利摩的划船手,赛程是Isle of Dogs的Millwall外码头,观众有大约百人。这个活动为帮助低收入家庭的儿童实现学习潜力的慈善机构Teach First 筹款超过一万镑。

Sophie所在的华殿号是第三名(伦敦城市岛号是冠军),讲述了发起这个活动的原因。总公司的一位主管Terry Arnold在金丝雀码头车站外拿到一张呼吁大公司给予支持的传单。

“巴利摩立刻承诺会为自己公司内部的活动出资8,000镑,我们从这里开始”,Sophie给公司的志愿者发送了联名邮件,“那天很顺利,最后举行了烧烤,Teach First为所有的参与者提供了奖杯和奖牌。我们明年一定还会做。”

让慈善成为公司文化的核心

每艘龙舟都由十名巴利摩划船手划船,还有一名鼓手和一名舵手。

尽管巴利摩集团向合作的慈善机构和机构赞助“投资很多”,但是巴利摩的运营和通讯主管Linda Mulryan表示:“我们一直对于我们的团队超出预期的回馈热情印象深刻。今年夏季期间,人们为一些非常重要的慈善机构筹钱的活动非常精彩而且很有创造性。在巴利摩,我们一直都乐于尽一切能力支持这些努力,这也是我们所有的人加深了解的好办法——无论是组成龙舟赛的团队,跑5,000米,还是绳降一栋大楼!”

比划船更让人兴奋,伦敦城市岛开发团队,在Steve Tennant的带领下,为了庆祝居民入住,从开发项目第二阶段的大楼绳降,为慈善机构筹集了2.1万镑。

让慈善成为公司文化的核心

巴利摩的雇员为慈善机构筹款近4万镑

今年夏天,在幸运岛工作的John Richardson参加了Grand Depart Classic,环法自行车赛颇具挑战性的第一阶段,为一个前列腺癌症慈善机构筹款1,508镑。同样是在幸运岛工作的Dorota Krasnodebska、Ivan Bakovski和Henry O’Neill参加伦敦Vitality 十公里长跑,为一个卵巢癌慈善机构筹款350镑。

今年第二届皇家码头五人足球赛在Shoreditch举行,为心理健康慈善机构MIND 筹集了5,200镑。这个工地的雇员到目前为止已经为当地的慈善机构筹款1.65万镑。

此外,皇家码头的团队还参观了当地的学校,为当地孩子设计的模型评分,这是伦敦Newham自治区建筑未来项目活动的一部分。

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  • Royal Wharf team wins award for Excellence
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Royal Wharf team wins award for Excellence

Construction workers on Ballymore’s Royal Wharf development in London’s docklands have won the Seal of Excellence for Site Management accolade at the national 2018 NHBC (National House Building Council) Pride in The Job awards.

Praising his team, project manager Joe Cashman said: “This award is a credit to everyone working on the site and is recognition from NHBC of the hard work we have put in as a team to make this site better in every aspect over time.”

The Quality award is awarded to 400 sites out of 16,000 active NHBC sites in the UK, 60 of which are represented in London and South East region. From those, 18 sites were awarded the Seal of Excellence - with four going on to be crowned regional winner in the categories of small, medium, large and multi storey.

“In the past year we have made great strides by first being put forward for a quality award, then winning and followed on with the Seal of Excellence award. To go up three steps in a year is a fantastic achievement,” added Joe.

“We must now push on as a team and look to achieve these awards again next year - with our new goal being to win the Regional award in 2019. It will be possible to do this by making sure we continue to improve the quality of works on site. A large part of this is getting consistency across the board on all aspects of the build. We are not there yet so we need to keep working hard to achieve this.”

Royal Wharf is a new riverside development east of Canary Wharf comprising more than 3,300 new homes, from townhouses, to contemporary duplexes and apartments.

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  • Debating the London Olympics’ lasting legacy

    Lord Coe and chair Gavin Esler

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Debating the London Olympics’ lasting legacy

Civic leaders, developers and town planners joined Lord Coe to assess how the Olympics became a game changer in the development of east London.

Lord Coe, the man who brought the 2012 Olympic Games to London, said “the litmus test” of the lasting legacy of the games was the massive building boom beyond the Olympic Park that had transformed London’s docklands 13 years on.

‘It’s been truly dramatic”, he told a 200-strong audience at a packed panel event on the enduring legacy of the games on the regeneration of east London chaired by BBC Newsnight presenter Gavin Esler and hosted by Ballymore, described by Lord Coe as “one of the first guys over the parapet” to invest in docklands and support the bid.

“I am not a town planner, I am not an expert in these fields – this is a room full of experts,” Lord Coe told the audience at Royal Wharf. “But for me the litmus test is the development that has taken place beyond the curtilage of the Olympic Park.

“The story quintessentially was not just about the development of that 520 acres – which is an incredible story – a new city inside an old city. But it is also when I come to these parts, which I do regularly, and see the catalytic impact of the Games. So, on the regeneration front, I think we got more things right than any other games since the Barcelona Olympics of 1992,” said Lord Coe, who confessed “an emotional connection” to the area as his father was born “streets away” from the Olympic Park.

Lord Coe recalled an early crucial meeting in the City to raise institutional support for the bid. “One of the reasons I am sitting here this evening is that, actually these guys – Ballymore - were the first to stick their heads over the parapet. The next morning, they were the first to say they want to support the bid, we think this is a really important thing to do, and then a few more came on board, EDF energy, British Airways, BT. But it took somebody to actually stand up and say how they saw this project developing.”

Ballymore’s Managing Director John Mulryan raised laughter from the audience when asked by Esler whether the company had been fearful of “the risks” of being the first “over the parapet.”

“Well, Ballymore had bought about 100 acres of land between the Royal Docks and the lower Lea Valley between 2000 and 2005, so when Sean (Ballymore’s Founder) agreed to support your bid, I think he had a slightly vested interest!”

Debating the London Olympics’ lasting legacy

From left, Deirdre Armsby, Colin Stanbridge, Stewart Murray, Lord Coe, Gavin Esler, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE and John Mulryan

But even before the Olympics, Mulryan said, “you had the parks on one side and the River on the other, so everything you needed for a community was already there.” Paying tribute to the global success of the Games, he added:

“For us what was interesting when the Olympics happened was that with people looking in from the rest of the world, it was such a showcase for British people.” The result was “we managed to get almost £3 billion in development finance across London in those three or four years after the Olympic games. London became an amazing place to sell. That sort of institutional investment is not easy to get and I think the Olympic Games played a huge part in that.

“You’re also creating new areas in docklands, which is very different to developing infill sites in west London”, explaining in his welcoming remarks that at Royal Wharf, “as well as 3,500 new homes, a new high street, a new Town Square, a new pier is being created…an incredibly ambitious project and challenge.”

Also on the panel, Deirdre Armsby, former Director of Regeneration of Planning at Newham, said the borough had taken credit “for some pretty epic place-shaping for this area of east London”, adding that the Games had “accelerated the potential and put the spotlight on the area’s rich history. And this development here at Royal Wharf exemplifies that perfectly.”

Colin Stanbridge, Chief Executive of the East London Chamber of Commerce and Industry, agreed that the games had “turbocharged the focus on east London – and that “immutable deadlines” had “condensed the experience” of developing east London.

Stewart Murray, Strategic Director Economic Growth, in the neighbouring borough of Waltham Forest - set “to become London’s first borough of culture” - accredited the “Olympic bounce with transforming the lives and life chances” of many east London communities.

Paralympian Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, DBE, now Director of the London Legacy Development Committee, holder of 30 world records, said:

“For me what’s been transformational is just seeing how it’s grown and thrived. Every time I go there, it feels like there’s something different. There’s been 281 apprenticeships, 6,000 new homes, there’s planning permission for another 14,000, 4,000 built in the next 18 months; investment in East Bank, it’s going to a billion pounds, BBC Orchestra’s coming, the V & A, The Smithsonian, Sadler’s Wells, Loughborough University, UCL – and it’s changing people’s lives.

“And it’s more than just the buildings, it’s about making sure local people are employed – 62 per cent of the people come from the local area, so it’s not just about dumping something and hoping it’s going to be fine. There’s a huge amount of work that goes on behind the scenes.”

Debating the London Olympics’ lasting legacy

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  • “Everyone makes you feel you are part of something”

    Mo Hassan in Ballymore's office

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“Everyone makes you feel you are part of something”

Ballymore has eight apprentice administrators working on its sky-high Wardian development. Here, one of them, Mo Hassan, explains why reaching the top has always been his goal.

Life for 20-year-old Mo Hassan has always been about getting ahead. Ever since he chalked up a record time of 10.4 seconds for the 100 metres as a teenage sprinter representing his home borough of Tower Hamlets, he has always strived to be top.

Now, 18 months into an apprenticeship with Ballymore as a young site administrator on Wardian London in Canary Wharf, he has won a prized company sponsorship to study for a part-time degree in construction at South Bank University.

“My aim is to become a construction manager – a high-riser, the King of the Heap of my street!”, said Mo, who has just completed his Level 3 NVQ in Business Administration and will spend a day one day a week at uni from September while continuing working to complete the twin 55-storey towers of Wardian apartments at 163 Marsh Wall.

“I am the eldest of four in my family,” explained Mo from Poplar, whose grandparents originally came from Bangladesh. “They look up to me to set the path so I always try to set an example.”

“I was good at IT because my uncle was a programmer and I was always looking over his shoulder. I was good at maths too - and running of course. At first I was interested in law but a careers advisor at Tower Hamlets College suggested I applied to Ballymore for one of their apprenticeships in the design team.”

His job today involves daily quality assurance checks on online ‘day files’ produced by consultants for ‘the package managers’, acting as a go-between on issues like, decoration, dry-lining, joinery and fittings.

“It’s a great office atmosphere with about 30 to 40 people working on commercial, fit out, façade, construction, design and management. Everyone makes you feel you are part of something. People never let you down and there’s always someone I can speak to if I have any problems. It’s really supportive,” said Mo, who is 21 in October.

“My line manager called me to have a word and offered me this sponsorship to go to university - which I saw as a clear opportunity to rise through the company.”

But it’s not all work and no play in the office. “We have days out - like go-karting which Ballymore organised and trips to see shows at the O2 Centre.”

Mo is one of eight apprentice administrators working at Wardian under the wing of sustainability manager Sicilian Sirio D’Aleo, who said: “Our apprentices need to be keen to learn, have a good attitude, to be punctual and to be interested in construction,” – all qualities Mo and his colleagues share in spades.

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  • Major arts festival debuts at City Island and Goodluck Hope

    Around 150 arts organisations are taking part in the festival

Arts and Culture

Major arts festival debuts at City Island and Goodluck Hope

The most ambitious arts festival to be staged in London’s docklands is planned on the Leamouth peninsular in late September bringing together a local galaxy of 150 independent arts organisations to forge “an incredible island of the arts.”

The Unity Arts Festival, on the weekend of September 22/23, will celebrate the creativity of one of east London’s most exciting new neighbourhoods when London City Island, Goodluck Hope and Trinity Buoy Wharf combine for the first time to put on some of the most innovative exhibitions, installations and workshops seen in the capital.

Drawing, oil and watercolour painting, music and dance, ballet, film and aerobics are just some of the activities that will be on offer in and around City Island’s gallery spaces, studios and workshops.

The Woods, a new music and dance studio opening at LCI by Three Bears Entertainment will join the Unity Arts Festival programme, putting festival goers through their paces with series of dance workshops and fitness classes across the weekend. The Woods will also host a photography exhibition by island resident Sokari Higgwe along with drop-in music production workshops and a choir drop in session.

Atropelos, a new exhibition at the island’s arebyte Gallery combines Brazilian graffiti culture with web-based visuals to form a modern commentary on the abolition of societal borders. And Trinity Art Gallery, an extension of Trinity Art Studios, will host a fine art showcase at London City Island, exhibiting work from local residents and the surrounding area.

For film buffs, Goodluck Hope will host Unity Arts Festival’s movie marathon in the renovated warehouse, bordering the Thames. London Film School’s brightest students, who will soon call the peninsula their new home, will host screenings of their latest work, with Q&A sessions on the motivations and inspirations of their work.

English National Ballet, who will soon be relocating to London City Island, will take advantage of the new dance studios at the development, hosting workshops and demonstrations. Meanwhile, youngsters will be able to explore the world of animation with London City Island resident Tim Allen, who will be holding children’s workshops, creating plasticine figures which will be then brought to life through the magic of animation.

The arts community at Trinity Buoy Wharf will open its doors with The Big Draw, a sketch crawl entitled Uniting the Island, a drawing and painting workshop which will take place inside and outside throughout the whole Unity area. The results will then be on show at an exhibition in Trinity Art Studios the week after the festival.

Another major attraction is that the Festival will coincide with The Line, London’s first dedicated contemporary art ‘walk’ showcasing works by Antony Gormley, Gary Hume and Damien Hirst, which begins at north Greenwich following the meridian to move through LCI where seven sculpture plinths have been installed awaiting new works.

“The seed of the idea for the Festival came after a visit from John Mulryan (Ballymore’s Group Managing Director) who dropped into my gallery with his wife and young family,” explained Ian Felton, who set up Trinity Art Studio in a Victorian pitched roof electricians’ shop 13 years ago.

“He loved what we were doing and invited me to discuss how we could form better links with Trinity Buoy Wharf. He described Ballymore like a huge ship - building 1,700 homes and very difficult to change direction. But through collaboration with an arts trust, he felt it would be a lot easier to manoeuvre and make things happen.”

The festival, said Ian, which would make for “an incredible island of the arts” represented “a huge leap of faith – a leap of faith throughout which Ballymore has been incredible enthusiastic and supportive.”

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  • 巴利摩宣布使館花園1號(One Embassy Gardens)開售

    使館花園1號(One Embassy Gardens)

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巴利摩宣布使館花園1號(One Embassy Gardens)開售

倫敦高端新投資地點已經開售了,使館花園旗艦寫字樓毗鄰Nine Elms地區的新美國使館以及蘋果公司位於巴特西的倫敦新園區。

使館花園1號(One Embassy Gardens)由巴利摩集團按照頂尖標准設計,超過80%的部分已經預先出租給了頂尖出版社企鵝蘭登書屋和DK出版社。

“九榆區(Nine Elms)是歐洲最重要的重建項目之一,使館花園(Embassy Gardens)正位於它的中心。”巴利摩集團董事總經理約翰·馬里安(John Mulryan)說。 “這個商住混合開發項目的主要部分是這個按照最高質量和設計標准設計的地標性商業建築。它就是使館花園是一個全新的地點的最好見證,也是使館花園1號的設計質量的最好見證,我們已經吸引了英國兩家頂尖出版社入駐。”仲量聯行(JLL)和第一太平戴維斯(Savills)負責使館花園1號的銷售。

仲量聯行倫敦西區資本市場負責人Simon Beckett表示:“Nine Elms是一個充滿活力的市場,新的計劃中的線形公園的河畔環境、目前正在開發的頂級的新考文特花園市場以及正在投入這裡的基礎設施的超過10億鎊的投資——包括把這個地區和西區連在一起的Nine Elms地鐵站,預計將給這裡帶來顯著的持續增長。”

“附近的巴特西電站預租給蘋果公司的50萬平方英尺的辦公區,以及2021年在那裡將修建一個新園區的計劃,都反應了Nine Elms的吸引力和科技公司集中的重要性。”

第一太平戴維斯的倫敦市中心投資主管Barry Mangan表示:“使館花園1號是地標性寫字樓,位於倫敦最具雄心的場所營造開發項目的核心。使館花園1號為收入型投資者提供了在Nine Elms獲得立足點的第一個機會,他們將會受益於高質量的長期收入、低起租以及低相關佔用成本、有優勢的初始回報率和優秀的增長潛力。”

這個佔地15.6萬平方英尺的寫字樓位於倫敦市中心,緊鄰泰晤士河,提供地面以及地上十層優秀的商用空間,第十層有景色秀麗、朝西的露台。

這棟地標性建築由PLP 建築師事務所的Lee Polisano設計,能夠看到美國使館、泰晤士河、倫敦市中心和從Vauxhall開始到巴特西電站結束、貫穿Nine Elms的線形公園以及使館花園1,750套新居。大樓的設計以英國建築研究院綠色建築評估體系的優秀等級為目標。

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  • 巴利摩宣布使馆花园1号(One Embassy Gardens)开售

    使馆花园1号(One Embassy Gardens)

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巴利摩宣布使馆花园1号(One Embassy Gardens)开售

伦敦高端新投资地点已经开售了,使馆花园旗舰写字楼毗邻Nine Elms地区的新美国使馆以及苹果公司位于巴特西的伦敦新园区。

使馆花园1号(One Embassy Gardens)由巴利摩集团按照顶尖标准设计,超过80%的部分已经预先出租给了顶尖出版社企鹅兰登书屋和DK出版社。

“九榆区(Nine Elms)是欧洲最重要的重建项目之一,使馆花园(Embassy Gardens)正位于它的中心。”巴利摩集团董事总经理约翰·马里安(John Mulryan)说。“这个商住混合开发项目的主要部分是这个按照最高质量和设计标准设计的地标性商业建筑。它就是使馆花园是一个全新的地点的最好见证,也是使馆花园1号的设计质量的最好见证,我们已经吸引了英国两家顶尖出版社入驻。”仲量联行(JLL)和第一太平戴维斯(Savills)负责使馆花园1号的销售。

仲量联行伦敦西区资本市场负责人Simon Beckett表示:“Nine Elms是一个充满活力的市场,新的计划中的线形公园的河畔环境、目前正在开发的顶级的新考文特花园市场以及正在投入这里的基础设施的超过10亿镑的投资——包括把这个地区和西区连在一起的Nine Elms地铁站,预计将给这里带来显著的持续增长。”

“附近的巴特西电站预租给苹果公司的50万平方英尺的办公区,以及2021年在那里将修建一个新园区的计划,都反应了Nine Elms的吸引力和科技公司集中的重要性。”

第一太平戴维斯的伦敦市中心投资主管Barry Mangan表示:“使馆花园1号是地标性写字楼,位于伦敦最具雄心的场所营造开发项目的核心。使馆花园1号为收入型投资者提供了在Nine Elms获得立足点的第一个机会,他们将会受益于高质量的长期收入、低起租以及低相关占用成本、有优势的初始回报率和优秀的增长潜力。”

这个占地15.6万平方英尺的写字楼位于伦敦市中心,紧邻泰晤士河,提供地面以及地上十层优秀的商用空间,第十层有景色秀丽、朝西的露台。

这栋地标性建筑由PLP 建筑师事务所的Lee Polisano设计,能够看到美国使馆、泰晤士河、伦敦市中心和从Vauxhall开始到巴特西电站结束、贯穿Nine Elms的线形公园以及使馆花园1,750套新居。大楼的设计以英国建筑研究院绿色建筑评估体系的优秀等级为目标。

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  • 世界頂尖出版社落戶Nine Elms

世界頂尖出版社落戶Nine Elms

世界頂尖插畫參考書出版社Dorling Kindersley(簡稱DK)追隨其姐妹公司英國企鵝蘭登書屋遷移到Embassy Gardens一號,這個行動進一步鞏固了Nine Elms作為泰晤士河以南新媒體中心的地位。

DK宣布租用巴利摩在Embassy Gardens 一號的三層樓,該公司首席行政官Ian Hudson表示:“我們很高興跟英國企鵝蘭登書屋的同事們一起搬到Embassy Gardens一號。這個非常好的場所位於倫敦最讓人興奮的開發項目的核心。”

跟企鵝蘭登書屋一起搬入這個位於Vauxhall和Battersea之間、耗資150億鎊全新的開發項目包括Michael Joseph和企鵝蘭登書屋兒童書籍部門,這兩者此前都在the Strand。Transworld和Vintage分別從Ealing 和Vauxhall Bridge Road搬過來。

巴利摩英國公司總經理John Mulryan對於DK決定在2020年之前進駐的決定表示歡迎。

“DK搬到Embassy Gardens一號是對Nine Elms不同尋常城市更新的極好證明。他們和企鵝蘭登書屋的行動將會為倫敦創造一個新的媒體與出版中心,我們盼望著迎接新的客人。企鵝蘭登書屋是知名品牌,聲望很高,是一個非常理想的租客。

“美國使館新館近期開幕以及蘋果公司宣布將總部搬到這個地區,這都給這個不同尋常的重建地區帶來更多的動力。”

企鵝蘭登書屋將會占據Embassy Gardens一號一樓到五樓8.34萬平方英尺的面積,在地面一層有一個專屬的前台和舉行活動的空間。

企鵝蘭登書屋的首席行政官Tom Weldon表示:“這次搬遷給我們所有的團隊提供了進一步緊密合作的機會。這不僅僅是工作場所的變更,我們也希望利用新的工作場所為未來打造一個有創造性的風氣,這會幫助我們吸引和留住最優秀的人才。”

作為城市更新開發項目的一部分,Nine Elms有一個新的倫敦地鐵站正在修建中,這是Northern Line 延長至Battersea的一部分。

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  • 世界顶尖出版社落户Nine Elms

世界顶尖出版社落户Nine Elms

世界顶尖插画参考书出版社Dorling Kindersley(简称DK)追随其姐妹公司英国企鹅兰登书屋迁移到Embassy Gardens一号,这个行动进一步巩固了Nine Elms作为泰晤士河以南新媒体中心的地位。

DK宣布租用巴利摩在Embassy Gardens 一号的三层楼,该公司首席行政官Ian Hudson表示:“我们很高兴跟英国企鹅兰登书屋的同事们一起搬到Embassy Gardens一号。这个非常好的场所位于伦敦最让人兴奋的开发项目的核心。”

跟企鹅兰登书屋一起搬入这个位于Vauxhall和Battersea之间丶耗资150亿镑全新的开发项目包括Michael Joseph和企鹅兰登书屋儿童书籍部门,这两者此前都在the Strand。Transworld和Vintage分别从Ealing 和Vauxhall Bridge Road搬过来。

巴利摩英国分司总经理John Mulryan对于DK决定在2020年之前进驻的决定表示欢迎。

“DK搬到Embassy Gardens一号是对Nine Elms不同寻常城市更新的极好证明。他们和企鹅兰登书屋的行动将会为伦敦创造一个新的媒体与出版中心,我们盼望着迎接新的客人。企鹅兰登书屋是知名品牌,声望很高,是一个非常理想的租客。

“美国使馆新馆近期开幕以及苹果公司宣布将总部搬到这个地区,这都给这个不同寻常的重建地区带来更多的动力。”

企鹅兰登书屋将会占据Embassy Gardens一号一楼到五楼8.34万平方英尺的面积,在地面一层有一个专属的前台和举行活动的空间。

企鹅兰登书屋的首席行政官Tom Weldon表示:“这次搬迁给我们所有的团队提供了进一步紧密合作的机会。这不仅仅是工作场所的变更,我们也希望利用新的工作场所为未来打造一个有创造性的风气,这会帮助我们吸引和留住最优秀的人才。”

作为城市更新开发项目的一部分,Nine Elms有一个新的伦敦地铁站正在修建中,这是Northern Line 延长至Battersea的一部分。

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  • 道格拉斯塔——集居住、工作和娛樂於一身

    道格拉斯塔

道格拉斯塔——集居住、工作和娛樂於一身

幸運島上最高的塔樓是以英國燈塔設計大師的名字命名的,他以對高塔的鍾愛和獨特的創新而著稱。

幸運島上30層高的道格拉斯塔是以詹姆士·道格拉斯爵士(Sir James Douglass)的名字命名的,他是英格蘭海岸上兩座最高燈塔的設計者——康沃爾海岸的艾迪斯頓燈塔(Eddystone Lighthouse)和希利島上的主教岩石燈塔(Bishop Rock)。

詹姆士·道格拉斯爵士於1826年出生於倫敦塔橋區(Tower Hamlet)的Bow地區,是領港公會(Trinity House)的首席工程師,這個特許授權機構在三一浮標碼頭有工作室,碼頭有倫敦目前僅存的燈塔,而且也是道格拉斯設計的,就在巴利摩集團新推出的河畔社區幸運島開發項目的隔壁。

主教岩石燈塔,也被稱為“燈塔之王”,是著名的藍絲帶跨大西洋遠洋郵輪比賽的出發點,終點在紐約。而倫敦交響樂團則為它的姐妹塔艾迪斯頓燈塔譜了一首曲子,它的燈塔每十秒鐘閃一次,22海裡之外就能看到。道格拉斯也因為它而獲得爵士頭銜。

道格拉斯塔開始發售,巴利摩集團的總經理John Mulryan表示:“我很榮幸宣布道格拉斯塔開始發售。這個建築的設計具有裡程碑意義,將會跟我們的倫敦城市島一起改變利河半島。巴利摩承諾保護我們所有開發項目的獨特的歷史遺跡。我們正非常欣喜的恭迎同樣珍視本土文化的新居民。”

塔樓由Allies and Morrison建築事務所設計,以這個地區特有的港口特色為基點,又融入了現代風格。每間公寓都有自己的玻璃和金屬屏風,展開之後它們會形成“冬季花園”,關上就會變成書房或者用餐和娛樂區。

道格拉斯塔樓的頂層是“燈籠屋”(The Lantern Room),這是一個共享的靈活工作區,背景是不可多得的倫敦環景,居民可以在這裡工作、創造和合作。

道格拉斯塔——集居住、工作和娛樂於一身

道格拉斯塔樓的頂層是燈籠屋

燈籠屋是1595俱樂部的一部分。俱樂部提供游泳池(The Water House)、斯堪的納維亞風格的蒸氣室(The Steam House)、裝備齊全而且有單獨房間和舉重室的健身房(The Sweat House)和商務中心(The WorkHouse)。

可供選擇的娛樂設施包括私人影院(The Picture House)和餐館(The Spice House)。居民還可以利用倫敦城市島的設施,包括一個室外泳池、業主俱樂部和島上特有的意大利熟食店和百貨(The Grocer)。

道格拉斯塔將在9月8日開始發售,屆時會有一些單元供出售,起價39.5萬鎊。欲了解更多信息請訪問goodluckhope.com

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  • 道格拉斯塔——集居住丶工作和娱乐于一身

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幸运岛上最高的塔楼是以英国灯塔设计大师的名字命名的,他以对高塔的锺爱和独特的创新而着称。

幸运岛上30层高的道格拉斯塔是以詹姆士·道格拉斯爵士(Sir James Douglass)的名字命名的,他是英格兰海岸上两座最高灯塔的设计者——康沃尔海岸的艾迪斯顿灯塔(Eddystone Lighthouse)和希利岛上的主教岩石灯塔(Bishop Rock)。

詹姆士·道格拉斯爵士於1826年出生於伦敦塔桥区(Tower Hamlet)的Bow地区,是领港公会(Trinity House)的首席工程师,这个特许授权机构在三一浮标码头有工作室,码头有伦敦目前仅存的灯塔,而且也是道格拉斯设计的,就在巴利摩集团新推出的河畔社区幸运岛开发项目的隔壁。

主教岩石灯塔,也被称为“灯塔之王”,是着名的蓝丝带跨大西洋远洋邮轮比赛的出发点,终点在纽约。而伦敦交响乐团则为它的姐妹塔艾迪斯顿灯塔谱了一首曲子,它的灯塔每十秒钟闪一次,22海里之外就能看到。道格拉斯也因为它而获得爵士头衔。

道格拉斯塔开始发售,巴利摩集团的总经理John Mulryan表示:“我很荣幸宣布道格拉斯塔开始发售。这个建筑的设计具有里程碑意义,将会跟我们的伦敦城市岛一起改变利河半岛。巴利摩承诺保护我们所有开发项目的独特的历史遗迹。我们正非常欣喜的恭迎同样珍视本土文化的新居民。”

塔楼由Allies and Morrison建筑事务所设计,以这个地区特有的港口特色为基点,又融入了现代风格。每间公寓都有自己的玻璃和金属屏风,展开之後它们会形成“冬季花园”,关上就会变成书房或者用餐和娱乐区。

道格拉斯塔楼的顶层是“灯笼屋”(The Lantern Room),这是一个共享的灵活工作区,背景是不可多得的伦敦环景,居民可以在这里工作丶创造和合作。

道格拉斯塔——集居住丶工作和娱乐于一身

道格拉斯塔楼的顶层是灯笼屋

灯笼屋是1595俱乐部的一部分。俱乐部提供游泳池(The Waterhouse)丶斯堪的纳维亚风格的蒸气室(The Steam House)丶装备齐全而且有单独房间和举重室的健身房(The Sweat House)和商务中心(The Workhouse)。

可供选择的娱乐设施包括私人影院(The Picture House)和餐馆(The Spice House)。居民还可以利用伦敦城市岛的设施,包括一个室外泳池丶业主俱乐部和岛上特有的意大利熟食店和百货(The Grocer)。

道格拉斯塔将在9月8日开始发售,届时会有一些单元供出售,起价39.5万镑。欲了解更多信息请访问goodluckhope.com

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  • Pioneers of modern living

    The Isokon building designed by architect Wells Coates opened in July 1934

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Pioneers of modern living

The Isokon in north London is a classic example of the quest for viable ways people can live together - a challenge that has exercised the minds of developers and architects for decades and continues today.

Understanding how to foster a sense of community is integral to the creation of new neighbourhoods such as those created in London by Ballymore. At the new Douglass Tower at Goodluck Hope, for instance, there will be purpose-built work and social space and a club with a gym, pool and steam room.

Ideas about the kind of communities we want to be part of have been subject to changing fashions and tastes over the years. But as the success of developments such as London City Island is proving, spaces where people can come together is a valuable ingredient when it comes to choosing where we live.

One of the very first experiments in urban living, the iconic Isokon flats in London’s Belsize Park, is still a model that’s emulated today. Sophisticated and progressive, this remarkably un-British development transformed how people thought about urban living.

Influenced by progressive architectural developments on the continent, Molly Pritchard, a psychiatrist, together with her husband Jack, head of advertising at the Venesta Plywood Company decided to abandon plans to build houses on the site and enlisted Canadian architect Wells Coates to design the Isokon, or the Lawn Road Flats as they were known originally. Built using reinforced concrete – one of the earliest examples in Britain, as was the ’gallery-access’ to the 32 apartments - the emphasis was on compact, thoughtfully fitted rooms. Kitchens were kept purposefully small as the original flats were serviced, with meals available to order from the staffed Isokon kitchen on the ground floor.

Attracting many distinguished residents after it opened in 1934, including the writers Nicholas Monsarrat and Agatha Christie, intellectuals, and even one or two spies, the Isokon became a fixture in Hampstead’s vibrant cultural life. Pritchard also set The Half Hundred Club, a supper club that allowed no more than 25 members who could bring 25 guests. They dined either at the Isobar, at Pritchard’s penthouse flat or occasionally at more exotic locations, such as London Zoo.

“If you try and think back to the mindset of when it was conceived,” says John Allan who as director of Avanti Architects was responsible for the renovation project and is now chairman of the Isokon Gallery Trust. “What Pritchard and Wells Coates were reacting to was all that clutter and excess we associate with those rambling Victorian houses, and thinking that the modern world was surely moving on from that.”

Pioneers of modern living

The Isobar became famous as a centre for intellectual life in North London

When the Isokon’s central kitchen was replaced with a café and bar named the Isobar in the late 1930s, designed by Marcel Breuer, this proved far more popular, attracting not only residents, but artists and intellectuals living in Hampstead.

“Almost from the beginning [the Pritchards] conceived the project as a collective enterprise,” says Allan. “He lived in the penthouse apartment and was a very hands on landlord. He knew everybody and surrounded himself with interesting people. That’s the kind of community he wanted to be part of and there was no shortage of interesting people around at that time.”

So important to life at the Isokon were the Pritchards that once they retired the Isokon began a slow process of decline, first under the ownership of the New Statesman and then Camden Council in 1969 and 1972 respectively. Now restored by Avanti Architects for Notting Hill Housing in 2004, the Grade I listed building has been refitted to a standard suitable for a new generation, while staying true to the vision of creating a distinct community in a central location.

“It’s a way of living that suits some kinds of residents and not others, but for the relatively minimalist, mobile professional, it can be very suitable,” says Allan, who with Magnus Englund and Fiona Lamb set up the Isokon Gallery Trust in 2014 and with a small team created the Isokon Gallery in the former garage. Since opening, the gallery, which is used for events and talks has attracted 15,000 visitors.

“We were very keen to have some communal, collective element in the project and if we weren’t going to have the bar back, we can have events and when we do, make sure alcohol is available - Jack and Molly would have approved,” says Allan, adding that the success of the Isokon restoration shows how well thought out and intrinsically valuable the ideas were: “If the latent value of the idea is still there, then that value can be retrieved.”

The Isokon Gallery has free entry 11am to 4pm each Saturday and Sunday from March through October. For further details please visit isokongallery.co.uk

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  • Rock around the dock

    French musician Jean-Michel Jarre observes the Royal Victoria Docks ahead of his rock extravaganza 'Destination Docklands'. Credit: PA images

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Rock around the dock

London’s 2012 Olympics has been credited with kickstarting the regeneration of east London but more than 20 years earlier a rock spectacular made the docklands a destination.

Jean-Michel Jarre’s legendary Destination Docklands 1988 concert on Royal Victoria Dock “heralded the start of a remarkable quarter century of dramatic economic change for east London, culminating in the 2012 Olympics” says the man who tried to ban it.

Speaking on the 30th anniversary of the ground-breaking ‘spectacular’ by the French musician composer, Labour MP for East Ham Stephen Timms, who chaired Newham’s Planning Committee at the time, said: “I tried to ban it. Fortunately, I didn’t succeed. It was a good event but the organisation around it was dire and there were serious and genuine public safety concerns. At one point we were being told that one million people were going to turn up on the edge of a very large dock.”

Timms, who went on to be Chief Secretary to the Prime Minister Tony Blair, added: “In retrospect, it was a great event – and the only time Charlotte Rampling (then married to Jarre) ever attended a Newham Council meeting!

“The concert created an atmosphere where people could see that there were clearly big opportunities on our side of London which had been neglected – it effectively changed the economic base of the area - and that change is still going on.”

Timms recalled that three major consortia expressed interest in the site immediately following the concert, but pulled out in the wake of 1990 property crash. Since then the area’s fortunes have continued to revive with developments by Ballymore at Royal Wharf to the south of Royal Dock and Goodluck Hope to the west.

Three decades ago, the Royal Victoria Dock was a deserted industrial wasteland.

Yet it was precisely this awe-inspiring desolation that persuaded Jarre to choose the location for one of his mesmerising musical extravaganzas – huge outdoor ‘spectaculars’ set against a backdrop of breath-taking synchronised fireworks, lasers and searchlights which had earned him international fame.

Like at ‘Rendezvous Houston’ two years earlier, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the State of Texas, which attracted a world record 1.5m and then at a concert in his home town of Lyon to celebrate the visit of Pope John Paul 11, watched by a million people.

“I don’t see myself as a conventional rock musician”, said Jarre at the time after surveying the bleak docklands landscape by helicopter. “I am trying to use images and music to tell a story and I try to use locations that bring together the environment, the architecture, the buildings – and the docklands are exactly in the spirit of this concept.”

By bringing the abandoned area back to life with a concert attendance which topped 200,000 - even if only for one wet weekend in October - it made people realise that docklands could be a destination. So what’s the ‘Destination Docklands’ story 30 years on?

Dominated by the massive old Customs House, the location’s architecture was ideally suited to Jarre whose concerts regularly featured projected images onto buildings. With approval from the LDDC (London Docklands Development Corporation), work started in earnest in early summer with the event planned to go live in September.

The floating stage on which Jarre and his musicians performed was built on top of four large barges, towed down from Newcastle and welded together in the dock to create an enormous stage of 40m by 30m, capable of supporting 250 performers, (including boys and girls from the Newham Academy of Music) and technicians as well 400 tons of gear. “Let’s hope this Frenchman can swim!”, a cockney welder chortled at the time.

Three large purpose-built 90m by 100m display screens had to be built, and one of the old silo buildings to be used as a backdrop was painted white. A set of 6000-watt projectors were requisitioned to create “a giant Chinese magic lantern effect” on the buildings.

Rock around the dock

Spectators sat where the Excel Centre was later built on the northern quay of Royal Victoria Dock

Despite the steady progress on location, the concert seemed doomed when Newham Council’s Planning Committee, chaired by Timms, rejected the initial licence application over safety fears. Jarre felt “betrayed” and set about looking at tens of alternative venues from Dover to Edinburgh. But following negotiated improvements, Jarre eventually got the go-ahead to stage two separate performances on the weekend of October 8/9.

The concert was intended to show a history of the area, with tracks dedicated to the industrial revolution, the Swinging Sixties – with Shadows legend Hank Marvin - and the future regeneration of the area. The concert programme featured drawings of the redevelopment works due to take place in the years after the concerts, as did some of the projections on the building facades.

On the first night, poor weather threatened to break the stage from its moorings, putting paid to the original plan to float the stage across the Royal Victoria Dock. Wind speeds were so high that many of the 23 television cameras were blown over. On the second evening the audience, which included Diana, Princess of Wales, was soaked by rain and wind, prompting Jarre to quip to the crowd “Frogs like rain!”

The concert’s scale was larger than any seen in the UK before or since.

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  • Douglass Tower - a place to live, work and play

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The tallest tower on Goodluck Hope honours Britain’s master lighthouse builder - famed for his love of heights and ingenuity.

The 30-storey Douglass Tower on Goodluck Hope, has been named after Sir James Douglass, the redoubtable designer of the English coastline’s two tallest lighthouses - the Eddystone Lighthouse off the Cornish coast and Bishop Rock, on the Isle of Scilly.

Born in Bow, Tower Hamlets in 1826, Sir James Douglass was chief engineer at Trinity House, the chartered authority with workshops at Trinity Buoy Wharf, the site of London’s only remaining lighthouse - also designed by Douglass - next door to the Goodluck Hope development, Ballymore’s new waterside neighbourhood.

Bishop Rock, known as “The King of Lighthouses” is the starting point for ocean liners competing in the famous Blue Riband transatlantic race to New York. Its twin – the Eddystone Lighthouse – for which Douglass was knighted, has been set to music by the London Symphony Orchestra and its beacon flashes every 10 seconds, visible for 22 nautical miles.

Commenting on the launch of Douglass Tower, John Mulryan, Group Managing Director of Ballymore, said: “It gives me great pleasure to announce the launch of Douglass Tower. The building is a landmark feat of design and will transform Leamouth Peninsula in line with our work at London City Island. Ballymore is committed to preserving the unique heritage of all our development projects and we are excited to welcome new residents who value the cultural environment of the area”.

Designed by architects Allies and Morrison, the tower builds on the area’s distinctive docklands character but with a contemporary twist . Apartments each have custom glass and metal panels that can be moved to form ‘winter gardens’, which can be closed off to form a study space or an area for dining and entertaining.

At the highpoint of Douglass Tower is The Lantern Room, a shared flexible workspace where residents can work, create and collaborate with a unique panorama of London as its backdrop.

Douglass Tower - a place to live, work and play

At the top of Douglass Tower sits The Lantern Room

The Lantern Room forms part of The 1595 Club. Benefits include a swimming pool (The Waterhouse), Scandinavian style steam room (The Steam House), fully equipped gym with studios and weight room (The Sweat House) and business centre (The Workhouse).

Entertainment options include a private cinema (The Picture House) and restaurant (The Spice House). Residents will also be able to take advantage of the facilities of London City Island which include an outdoor swimming pool, resident’s club and The Grocer - the island’s very own Italian deli and restaurant.

Douglass Tower launches on September 8th when a number of units will be available to purchase with prices starting at £395,000. For more details visit goodluckhope.com

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“There’s nothing a woman can’t do on a construction site”

Ballymore wants to attract more women into its workforce. One of its ‘ambassadors’, Donna Keogh, explains why negotiating skills are now more sought after than strength if you want to work on site.

“There’s no job on site that women can’t do”, said Donna Keogh from her office at Embassy Gardens where she works as Construction Completions Manager. “And when it comes to banter I’m probably worse than some of the lads!”

Donna’s approach to her work has earned her the title of one of Ballymore’s ‘ambassador’ for Women in Construction, a national initiative actively promoted by the company, currently committed to increasing the already high proportion of women working on its construction sites - 71 out of 326.

“We have got there through a positive policy of attracting women into our workforce,” said Rachel Hawley, Ballymore’s Head of Talent. “We hope our policy achieving a mixed gender balance will help us become an employer of choice.”

Throughout her life Donna has always defied stereotypes. “I wanted to be a policewoman when I was growing up - but I was a foot too short,” explained Donna, from Dublin and one of seven siblings.

Instead at 16, she stretched her age to land a job as an au pair in London with a big showbiz family. “I wanted something more than the prospect of just being a mum. I wanted a career and a life. The move to London was a breakout”.

She went on to join home improvements retailer Wickes - “selling bricks and blocks” – eventually crowned the Face of Women in Retail and Store Manager of the Year out of 180 stores before moving to Willmott Dixon as a Senior Customer Service Manager. “I wanted to see what they did with the bricks and blocks,” explained an ever-restless Donna.

“Then I joined Ballymore in January 2015 as a Handover Manager, checking finished apartments before passing them to sales - and I loved it straightaway. It’s a very welcoming company, with so many jobs and paths you can take - and freedom to learn,” said Donna, who has just completed her NVQ Level 6 in record time – four months instead of a year.

“One minute you can be on your hands and knees inspecting a site, the next in the boardroom talking to directors of the client company.”

An average day for Donna starts at 7.30 and finishes around 6 or after. “I set up my team of four finishing managers, all men yes - poor men! Only joking. And no, I don’t boss them about. ‘Coax them about’ perhaps!

“I think it’s all about how you treat people. If you talk to people disrespectfully, you are going to get it back. And I wouldn’t ask people to do something I wouldn’t do myself – and they know and respect that.”

Her job chiefly involves picking up ‘snags’ - faults and imperfections - in apartments as the blocks gradually come on stream before they are handed over to sales. She is currently working at Embassy Gardens blocks B and C, comprising 80 affordable housing units, and then in block A, with 179 larger residential units.

Our interview takes place in her small site office, dominated by huge flow charts. Twice anxious young men in hardhats interrupt us. She agreed that “calm negotiating skills” were key to the job. “And because I have worked before in customer services, I can do it. I try to prevent a problem before it gets to after care”.

On women in construction, Donna said: “There’s no bar to women. It’s not a question of strength anymore because there’s no heavy lifting for anyone now with all the Health and Safety rules. It’s more a case that women have stopped themselves – but there’s nothing a woman can’t do on a construction site.”

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“You can’t just rely on the Thames”

As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture, Glenn Howells led a tour of Royal Wharf, a new neighbourhood in the heart of the Royal Docks regeneration area

Developed by Ballymore & Oxley, Royal Wharf the scheme will see the creation of 3,385 homes for approximately 10,000 residents. The first residents moved into their new homes in early 2017.

The London Festival of Architecture is an annual event running throughout June. It brings together designers, architects and curators to share ideas on architecture and its impact on the capital. The theme of this year’s festival was ‘Identity’.

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Mayor says Royal Wharf community is thriving

A huge turn-out to the Royal Wharf Summer Fête received a warm welcome from Newham’s newly-elected mayor Rokhsana Fiaz – who pledged to new residents that the council “will ensure they live in a clean, vibrant, safe and cohesive community.”

“As a new community development in Newham,” the Mayor said, referring to Royal Wharf, Ballymore and Oxley’s 3,500 new homes project on 40 acres of London’s Royal Docks, “it’s amazing to see so many residents moving to this part of the borough. I welcome you all, and look forward to ensuring that we as a council are responsive to the things that you are concerned about.”

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Rokhsana Fiaz, the mayor of Newham visited the summer fete

John Mulryan, Ballymore’s Managing Director, echoed the Mayor’s welcome, adding that “hopefully by the time we have the summer fête next year we’ll have a new community centre and a new pier where Royal Wharf residents can hop on the Thames Clipper to Canary Wharf.

It had always been Ballymore’s ambition “to build a community here where residents will meet their neighbours and get to know each other,” he added.

And judging by the 3,000 or so who attended the Festival - held in the new Royal Wharf Park- “having fun and relaxing” was – in the mayor’s words - “just what everyone was doing.”

Meanwhile festival favourites ranged to a selection of world food - from timeless British classics to pan-Asian treats. Kerbisher and Malt, Esquire Magazine’s Best British fish and chips, brought the taste of the seaside to Royal Wharf, while many families made a bee-line for Born ‘n Raised artisan Pizza, handcrafted and fired from a custom-built Land Rover Defender.

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Families enjoyed facepainting, hula hooping and balloon modellers

For a taste of the east, Rainbo’s Japanese Street Food served up the best gyoza this side of Tokyo, and a selection of classic cocktails, Pimm’s and craft beers flowed freely at the festival.

The day began with free yoga sessions in the park, providing the great opportunity to embrace Royal Wharf’s landscape while taking in sweeping views of the River Thames.

The festival’s musical soundtrack was provided by Robbie Boyd, a London-based singer songwriter who has appeared on ITV’s This Morning, as well as starring on Graham Norton’s BBC Radio 2 show. The volume went up with Das Brass, an eight-piece brass band with a penchant for rock, pop and funk favourites.

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Live music from artist Robbie Boyd

Proceeds from the Royal Wharf Summer Fête went to the Richard House Children’s Hospice, a charity that supports 300 children and their families in East London “to lead as positive and happy a life as possible when dealing with a life-limiting health condition.” The charity organised a traditional fund-raising sports day at the festival with hula hooping to egg-and-spoon races.

The charity’s corporate partnership officer, Katherine Elvin said the Richard House Hospice was “a really happy place’, despite “connotations of a hospice” as “a sad and very difficult place”. “We are also very positive and happy - supporting families with therapy groups and activity sessions. It is a very important part of what we do.”

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Six reasons to visit Nine Elms

Nine Elms, extending from Lambeth Bridge in the north to Chelsea Bridge in the south, is by far the largest riverside regeneration in London. And it’s an area full of interesting things to do and see from the new US Embassy to the one of the best coffee shops on the South Bank

Born in the USA

The 25 metre Sky Pool is one of the world’s most eagerly anticipated construction projects and nowhere more so than in Colorado. The pool’s transparent acrylic material was manufactured there by Reynolds Polymer Technology Inc. The 58,000kg structure was then transported 1,500km across the US mainland, escorted by a specialist highway patrol. The steel is also US-made - by North Carolina’s Bradford Products.

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Dining in antique splendour

Brunswick House, a Grade 11* listed building, stands in isolated grandeur as you emerge from Vauxhall tube. The house was bought by George 111’s brother-in-law, the Duke of Brunswick in 1811, after which it became a post office, then the headquarters of the Great Western Railway and a local working men’s club. It was bought 15 years ago by Ferrous Auger, founder of the architectural salvage and supply company, LASSCO, who also runs a restaurant and bar where customers wine and dine beneath a glittering array of antique chandeliers.

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Best coffee

These days, some of the best coffee shops in London are found south of the river, in particular ‘District’, located in the heart of Embassy Gardens complex, offering great coffee, tasty cakes and healthy snacks.

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Battersea Power Station

One of London’s most famous landmarks, the monumental industrial structure sat empty and crumbling until it was bought in 2012. The site will become a shopping, business and residential quarter - and the new home of US global giant Apple.

Down by the river

The recently opened Nine Elms Pavilion is a space for relaxing by the river, and to stage events and performances. Fabricated from copper coated water tank panels, the structure has a raised garden, planted with Hawthorn trees, grasses and perennials to attract local wildlife. The pavilion was designed by architect Studio Weave in collaboration with Churchman Landscape Architects.

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The new American Embassy

Designed by Philadelphia architects Kieran Timberlake, the Embassy is the most secure, hi-tech and environmentally friendly embassy ever built by the United States and is full of art. By far the most dramatic piece is “The Constitution”, a huge, patriotic piece by Los Angeles-based artist Mark Bradford that spans 32 canvases.

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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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  • Food glorious food heads south for the summer

    Pequod, a wild fish burger stall, will be at Embassy Gardens Market on July 28th

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Food glorious food heads south for the summer

A choice selection of London’s most popular street traders is heading for Embassy Gardens market on Saturday July 28 offering an international range of mouth-watering produce - from fresh pasta to swordfish burgers, from cookies and fudge to Japanese gyoza dumplings.

Francesco Veltre of Streetfoodish picked the 13 stall holders for the market from 70 street traders who work with his company “according to variety to give the widest choice. And they are all independent traders and no big companies.”

“I believe it will be a great market”, said Francesco. “It’s a very good site and we have had a lot of help from Ballymore in promoting the market to residents and local families,”

So, who’s going to be there?

As people become more health conscious, the bread, cakes and confectionery baked with 100% wholemeal flour by The German Wholegrain Bakers Shop get quickly snapped up from the baking trays at the 10 London weekly markets where the company sets up stall.

“We are popular because people are realising that wholemeal is better for health because it retains the vitamins and proteins lost in over-processed white bread,” explained Susanne Wormstaedt, who runs the bakery with Alexandra Nestle. “We started five years ago because we were missing our German bread! We use old grain, spelt, kamut, rye and barley in our bread and don’t use sugar.”

Said Susanne: “It’s also better for the digestive system because you actually eat less wholemeal bread than white bread because it’s more satisfying.

“Also, we sell quite a few cakes without sugar – using maple syrup, honey and stevia leaf extract instead, as well as wheat-free cakes for people with an intolerance to gluten,” said Susanne, who bakes all their own produce with a home kitchen licence.

Entranced in his teens by Herman Melville’s seafaring novel Moby Dick, Italian Daniele Sergio named his wild fish burger stall he co-founded ‘The Pequod’ after Captain Ahab’s ill-fated whaling ship.

Arriving in London eight years ago, Daniele was already ‘a pescatarian’, someone who avoids meat. He learned his trade in kitchens and in London’s famous Borough Market.

“I have always loved the buzz of the Market, so decided to go full time as a street trader, serving traditional swordfish and tuna fish burger recipes, handed down from my father’s Sicilian family.

“We changed the recipe slightly for the English market, adding cabbage and hummus, and wasabi powder to give a tangy flavour. But the most popular are our tuna, avocado, mayo and salad cress burgers”, said Daniele, who co-founded the business with Leonardo Grassellini from Perugia. Both “go every day to buy fresh from Billingsgate”, before chilling the fish and preparing and cooking each day on The Pequod stall.

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Produce sold by The German Wholegrain Bakers Shop is made without sugar

Hide Uno originally set up Juzu ten years ago with a street stall in Brick Lane serving Japanese hot food to Londoners who were quickly discovering a taste for ramen – noodle soup and gyoza – flavoured dumplings. “Both are very popular in this country, partly because they are healthier. The sources are vegetable based, not from animal fat as in English gravy,” says Hide who learned on the job as a sushi chef. “I had a takeaway shop, then a market stall and now do a lot of festivals as well, like Hyper Japan at Olympia and the Secret Garden Party.”

When Russian-born Natasha Rogoff lost her job at Lehman Brothers in the 2008 crash, she decided to swop a career in investment banking to a pesto producer. She began helping her boyfriend Giovanni Carleschi run his food business, Seriously Italian, and since then they have never looked back.

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Seriously Italian will be launching a new brand of pasta at Embassy Gardens market this month

“Our pasta is very special, made in a very traditional Italian way by hand with a bronze dye but with flour, milk and beef – all milled and produced in Britain,” says Natasha, revealing that the couple – who now have two sons as well as a thriving Italian pasta business – plan to launch a special new brand when they debut at Embassy Gardens on July 28.

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Goodluck Hope will be hosting a weekend urban retreat dedicated to fitness and fun.

Gone are the days when breaking sweat in the gym once a week was all you did to stay fit. Today’s ‘wellness’ – a radical broader approach to a healthy balanced lifestyle – combines fitness with food, drink and even partying.

“Fitness started as being all about weight-loss and celebrity work-outs,” explained Shara Tochia, co-founder of the online health magazine DOSE - ‘the pleasure seekers guide to wellness.’ Said Shara: “Today’s 25-35 year-old millennial women tend to see wellness as ‘healthy hedonism’ - which can be anything that makes you feel better or happy – a workout or yoga, walking with your partner or sharing a good meal with friends.”

“People who may have spent a long time partying or drinking too much wine now seek the same high through yoga or a workout perhaps followed by a good brunch. It’s all about recreating those ‘DOSE’ highs - dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphin - but in a natural, healthy way,” explains Shara, who “side-hussled” a 15-year career in marketing as a part-time ‘spinning’ instructor before going into business 18 months ago with Hettie Holmes – whose pleasures, according to the website, include “a full-bodied Malbec.”

“It’s not so strict or puritanical. We have a strong party aspect in our programme with a lot of musical experiences holding spin classes in night clubs enjoying healthy cocktails.”

The trend for new developments to include gyms and swimming pools has been driven by demand: more people are prioritising health and quality of living as a way of mitigating the effects of the daily urban grind.

“Ballymore has been very kind to let us have the garage space and marketing suite at Goodluck Hope for a special ‘urban retreat’ event taking place on the Saturday and Sunday morning of July 21-22.

“We are sending out an invitation to our subscribers to join our HIIT ( Hi-Intensity Interval Training) session, followed by a yoga class overlooking the O2 Centre and coming back for a good healthy brunch”, said Shara.

Yoga has long been one of the best options for dealing with the stresses of life because in today’s “stressed out social media world people need a place where they can learn to breathe and find a moment’s peace”, said Shara, who predicted the next trend would be for ‘meditation’ – with a big focus on apps where “you pay to sit still”.

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The capital’s largest free contemporary arts festival is heading south of the river with a dozen internationally renowned artists exhibiting in new and iconic locations from the Hayward Gallery through Nine Elms to Battersea Power Station.

The festival, on July 7th from 6pm to 4am the following morning, has been curated by Hayward Gallery director Ralph Rugoff to coincide with the institution’s 50th anniversary. Ralph Rugoff said: “Stretching across a deeply interesting part of the city that is being rapidly redeveloped, Art Night will showcase extraordinary performances, installations and films.”

The art works question the emotional and political meanings of ‘home’ – residency, security and even the quest to live on other planets.

Embassy Gardens residents have been invited to take part in the ‘London Procession’, a large-scale participatory performance choreographed by Italian dancer Marinella Senatore, beginning at Battersea Power Station and moving north throughout the night culminating in a finale at the Hayward Gallery.

“Have you got a secret talent?”, EG residents are being asked. “Are you part of a group or organisation? Do you play an instrument? Do you sing in the shower? Take part in this artwork, which will consist of a series of performances by residents alongside dancers, musicians, athletes and many more!”.

Also at Embassy Gardens is Happily Contained, by Chinese artist Miao Ying, her first work using virtual reality technology which promises to “defy the laws of gravity” by inviting audiences to take part in ‘lifestyle hypnotism’ described as virtual journey in search of utopia and contemporary ideas of home.

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The wider festival programme features new commissions by artists such as Turner Prize nominee Anthea Hamilton who will transform parts of Battersea Power Station with a new augmented reality experience to take place alongside her recently unveiled Tate Britain 2018 Commission.

Lara Favaretto will present her installation I poveri sono matti for the last time. The work - a red and blue gypsy caravan lit from the inside and emitting a recording of the popular World War II-era polka, Rosamunde - will be suspended from a crane in Nine Elms and Dwelling.

A video work by Tawianese artist Yuan Goang-Ming shows a comfortably furnished living room exploding in slow motion while Turner prize-winner Jeremy Deller will be presenting a new performance in his second collaboration with the Melodians Steel Orchestra.

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New Birmingham landmark tops out with a midas touch

Birmingham’s new Three Snowhill office development, the largest speculative city-centre scheme outside London, has topped out - with a touch of gold.

The milestone was marked when trainee sub-contractor Matt Alcock inserted a golden bolt into a steel girder at the highest point of the building - by M&G Real Estate, the property investment arm of Prudential and development partner Ballymore.

Attending the ceremony, Leader of Birmingham City Council Cllr Ian Ward said Three Snowhill “embodies Birmingham’s growing confidence.

“The Birmingham skyline is going through a dramatic change,” said Cllr Ward. “The city is humming with the noise of regeneration. Looking at the number of major development projects, it is clear the city is undergoing a massive transformation.

“The whole Snowhill estate is part of new Birmingham and the topping out of Three Snowhill represents more than simply a landmark moment for a fantastic new building, it also typifies a confident and ambitious Birmingham; a city that is quite literally on the up.”

The 420,000 sq ft, 17-storey development - now less than a year away from completion - will be the only new top-quality Grade A office space in Birmingham in the first half of 2019.

Mr Alcock, a subcontractor for BAM Construction, is undertaking a Finishes and Interiors Sector course before a two-year apprenticeship, having previously been unemployed. He is one of 27 new staff who BAM took on to work on Three Snowhill, alongside more than 200 staff at the site. In total, more than 400 jobs have been supported by the construction work.

Three Snowhill, the final building on the four-acre Snowhill estate, will complete an attractive new gateway to Birmingham’s thriving central business district. Its flexible floorplates, suitable for a range of work styles and reflecting the latest in office design, will enable fit-out designers to create unique workplaces.

Ballymore’s Richard Probert, Project Director at Three Snowhill, who has worked on the estate since 2003, said: “When Three Snowhill completes we will have transformed a long-derelict site at the gateway to the city centre, which enabled the Metro city centre extension with the viaduct across the site and delivered nearly 1m sq ft of prime office space set in more than three acres of new public realm, including the St Chad’s open space, the Winter Garden, Colmore Square piazza and water feature and the Metro viaduct and boulevard, alongside Europe’s longest green wall.

Aaron Pope, Director, Asset Management at M&G Real Estate, added: “Our investment in Three Snowhill is a sign of our confidence in Birmingham. The arrival of HS2 will further boost the £110 billion regional economy, and support further inward investment and job creation.

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Ballymore’s mission for ‘place-making’ won national industry recognition for the second year running by walking away with the Best Place-Making Marketing Campaign for its pioneering development at Goodluck Hope.

In its submission, the developer said: “Throughout Ballymore’s place-making marketing campaign, the aim has been to transform Leamouth Peninsula and in particular Goodluck Hope into a new riverside neighbourhood where people would want to live, work and explore.

“Utilising the riverside location and local amenities including the Faraday School, the extension of the Thames Clipper route, The Brick Brewery and the thriving artistic community at Trinity Buoy Wharf, all located adjacent to Goodluck Hope has meant Goodluck Hope has been popular with the target audience of young professionals and families.

“Ballymore’s legacy on the island, having created London City Island, has already set firm foundations securing the London Film School and English National Ballet that has led to the expansion of the site’s target audience to those interested in a place to be immersed in high quality art and culture.”

London City Island won the same category last year in the Property Marketing Awards, organised by the Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors with Estates Gazette, for “the campaign which most effectively promotes a place, e.g. a town or city, a high street or town centre, a business park or a Business Improvement.”

The winners in each of the 13 PMA categories were revealed by broadcaster Sophie Raworth at the awards ceremony in London last night.

Thomas Brown, chair of the PMA judges, an independent panel of marketing professionals, said: “The property industry is full of fascinating projects and excellent marketing campaigns, so reviewing the entries and creating a shortlist is never an easy task for the judges.”

The latest award comes after Ballymore was crowned Developer of the Year at the 2018 Property Awards, the property industry’s ‘Oscars’, saluting “an epic year for the business,” and confirms “the ambitious vision to create a mini-metropolis built on connectivity and integration” of Ballymore’s founder and CEO Sean Mulryan.

Goodluck Hope by Ballymore is a new riverside neighbourhood comprising of 804 homes located directly on the River Thames at the historic Leamouth Peninsula.

Further to winning this award, Goodluck Hope also received the Public Spaces Award at the New London Architecture awards.

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  • East London - the land of vast opportunities

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What is it about East London that makes it a byword for creativity and cool and the capital’s fastest growing neighbourhood?

Ballymore’s Sales Director, Jenny Steen kicked off a high-powered panel discussion on the future of East London by declaring it a “hub of creativity, innovation and change”.

Organised by Bisnow, the breakfast event was held at Goodluck Hope’s warehouse marketing suite and attended by over 180 industry professionals.

Opening the discussion, Tony Travers of the LSE asked each panel member where they would live if they could choose anywhere in the world and East London received a resounding endorsement.

Tim Reeve, the V&A’s Chief Operating Officer said: “If the V&A could choose only one site today, we would be based in East London because it’s where the audience we were founded to serve live”.

Laura Gander-Howe, Director of Public Engagement & Culture at UAL said the London College of Fashion’s move to Stratford would allow it find new audiences and students and would also connect it to “ the heritage of fashion” – a reference to the East End’s role in London’s clothing industry from Huguenot silk weavers to Bangladeshi sari suppliers

But for the V&A, added Reeve, which will occupy a new building in Queen Elizabeth Park, Stratford, it was precisely the lack of cultural institutions in East London that made the museum’s move so exciting.

He explained that the area had “not been served by national institutions” but this was now changing, thanks in part to the role played by Ballymore in bringing both English National Ballet and The London Film School to London City Island.

All the speakers agreed that the ‘creative economy’ was not only important for East London but “is one of the success stories of the UK economy right now”.

Peter Robinson, principal of property investors Crosstree, said: “The reason we like East London is that it’s a very dynamic mixed use area, and this is what entrepreneurs and tech companies look for in an area.”

Jacob Loftus, founder and CEO of General Projects pointed out that 10 or 15 years ago office locations were determined by what was convenient for the CEO but now keeping staff happy is “the number one driver… historically it was west (London) but now the paradigm is inverting quite significantly because East London is a more interesting place to be”, he said.

The panel agreed that while East London has traditionally suffered from prejudice, mainly because it was poor and industrial, “attitudes are changing,” said Roger Black, and the area is “now a land of opportunity”.

Tony Travers asked the panel, with so much development taking place, how it thought different communities could be bound together.

Robert Wolstenholme, founder of Trilogy Property, said it was important to “think beyond the building and think about the people and how to bring them together in a creative way”.

In Black’s view this lies at the heart of successful placemaking and is one of Ballymore’s guiding principles. “Buildings are just a back drop and it’s social infrastructure that binds us together,” he said.

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Royal Wharf to be the focus for Ballymore & Oxley’s event for the London Festival of Architecture

Architects Mae, Serie Architects and Glenn Howells Architects will explore what gives a place identity and why London is always being re-invented at a special London Festival of Architecture event at Royal Wharf.

Royal Wharf, on the north bank of the Thames is steeped in history. Part of the Royal Docks regeneration area and formerly Minoco Wharf, it was originally riverside marshes before becoming part of the world’s biggest port in the 19th century.

The development by Ballymore and Oxley will see the area transformed into a new community for approximately 10,000 residents. The first residents moved into their new homes in early 2017

The event will begin with a tour of Royal Wharf led by Glenn Howells of Glenn Howells Architects followed by presentations by Alex Ely of Mae Architects and Chris Lee of Serie Architects. Each will explain how understanding the history of the site and the wider context of London’s ‘great estates’ have shaped the architecture.

Mae’s building at Royal Wharf reflects the geology of the riverbank. The 14-storey building has a textured façade inspired by oyster shells discovered in the excavation of dock walls.

In contrast, Serie Architects building references classical architecture and Nash terraces. Finally, Glenn Howells Architects has taken inspiration from both Docklands warehouses and the historic squares of east London.

The London Architecture Festival is an annual citywide event whose theme this year is ‘identity’.

The festival director Tamsie Thomson said “ London is the best city on earth – made more so thanks to its gloriously maddening, diverse and eclectic character but what defines the city and therefore the identity of those who live in it?”

The tour ends at the Marketing Suite designed by HAL Architects an elegant, minimal box in dark metal and clear and frosted glass that offers sweeping views of Greenwich Peninsula and the Thames Barrier.

The event will begin at Pontoon Dock DLR station at 6.30pm, followed by a tour, drinks and presentations at the Royal Wharf marketing suite.

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Listen to the beat

The vision to transform Embassy Gardens into London’s newest cultural hub took a major step forward with the choice of World Heart Beat Music Academy as the development’s key cultural anchor.

Selected from 42 organisations by Wandsworth Council and EcoWorld Ballymore to become the area’s newest cultural tenants, World Heart Beat’s new creative space at Embassy Gardens will include a 110-seat auditorium and state-of-the-art educational, recording and broadcasting facilities opening next year.

World Heart Beat is an award-winning music charity committed to bridging cultural, political, economic and linguistic barriers through music. Its Arts Council National Portfolio Organisation status reflects its key role in teaching musical excellence to a highly diversing young community.

Students are taught, mentored and nurtured by top professionals – with no cost. Since 2002, World Heart Beat has motivated over 1,000 children to learn and play music.

World Heart Beat Founder Sahana Gero said: “Embassy Gardens is going to elevate us to a completely new level. It means that our concept for changing the lives of the next generation of raw talent through music education can become a reality for much greater numbers than we can reach currently.”

Leader of Wandsworth Council, Cllr Ravi Govindia, said: “I am delighted to welcome World Heart Beat to Nine Elms, the second cultural anchor to be announced. Art and culture is at the heart of our vision for Nine Elms and World Heart Beat are well known for championing music education of all kinds to young people in the borough.

“I am proud that the Council has played its part it helping to nurture this very popular and well respected local organisation and the move to Nine Elms will open their services up to residents in Battersea and beyond. This will contribute to creating a vibrant hub of activity in the developing Embassy quarter – helping to link communities, new and existing, across the Nine Elms area.”

Sean Mulryan, CEO of Ballymore Group said: “World Heart Beat moving to Embassy Gardens is demonstrative of our commitment to creating vibrant new neighbourhoods and we believe the new performance space will become a musical hub for young people of all backgrounds.”

Commenting on the development’s newest cultural tenant, Dato’ Teow Leong Seng, President and CEO of EcoWorld International said: “EcoWorld Ballymore is delighted to welcome World Heart Beat to Embassy Gardens. We hope that this meaningful partnership will allow more children to thrive through creating and playing music.”

With almost a quarter of their £2 million fundraising target already achieved, World Heart Beat are still seeking further investment through major grants, donations, sponsorships and performance events. Discover more about the World Heart Beat Music Academy at www.worldheartbeat.org.

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    圖說:巴利摩集團的Linda Mulryan、Robert Mulryan、John Mulryan領取年度開發商獎

巴利摩集團雙喜臨門

巴利摩集團被授予房地產業的“奧斯卡” ——2018年年度開發商獎,迎接“公司偉大的一年” 。

巴利摩集團剛剛慶祝公司創辦35週年,他始終不渝的專注於設計質量,同時致力於通過藝術、文化和營造場所使社區充滿活力,這一榮譽使他成為倫敦以及全英國最活躍而且最具先鋒性的開發商之一。

巴利摩集團還因為在London City Island進行的重建工作獲得了場所營造獎,這樣在倫敦的Grosvenor House舉行的聲譽顯赫的Property Week頒獎儀式上,該公司引人注目的取得了兩項第一。

巴利摩集團去年的營業額顯著增長,從2016年的5.55億鎊增長到近7億鎊,London City Island、Royal
Wharf、Embassy Gardens和Wardian這幾個關鍵開發工作同步進行,隨著Goodluck Hope於6月的開盤發售,巴利摩集團的業績達到了這一年的最高峰。

在他遞交的材料中描述,公司將2017年記錄為“這簡直就是公司卓越非凡的一個時期”。

昨晚(4月17日)巴利摩英國公司的總經理John Mulryan在領獎時表示:“我們的開發項目因為優秀的質量、對一方土地強有力的設想、大膽的設計,加上豐富的文化和創造性活動,而得到認可和稱讚,我們很高興。”

巴利摩在2017年的顯著成績是Goodluck Hope,這是一個具有先鋒性和雄心勃勃的城市發展開發項目,目的在於將整個地區轉變成倫敦東部文化和創意中心,毗鄰London City Island,這裡也將是英格蘭國家芭蕾舞團和倫敦電影學院的所在地。

巴利摩始於愛爾蘭的一個家族房屋建造商,目前歸Mulryan家族所有,這個家族後來成為在歐洲一些最大的城市中心重新開發項目的領軍人,尤其是在倫敦。

2017年,公司在施工中的項目為超過5,500人提供就業,各住宅、零售和商業項目包括7,000棟住宅,超過150萬平方英尺的辦公空間和一個強有力的銷售展望。

公司現有的土地儲備能夠再建造9,000套住家以滿足未來城市的發展需求,公司在大型商業房產開發方面也很活躍,目前有100萬平方英尺的辦公樓正在施工當中。

儘管公司的規模和願景在不斷增長,巴利摩集團始終努力使每個開發項目的每個環節都達到最高的標準,創造使人、商業、文化和社會都能夠共同繁榮的場所。

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  • 巴利摩集团双喜临门

    图说:巴利摩集团的Linda Mulryan、Robert Mulryan、John Mulryan领取年度开发商奖

巴利摩集团双喜临门

巴利摩集团被授予房地产业的“奥斯卡” ——2018年年度开发商奖,迎接“公司伟大的一年” 。

巴利摩集团刚刚庆祝公司创办35周年,他始终不渝的专注于设计质量,同时致力于通过艺术、文化和营造场所使社区充满活力,这一荣誉使他成为伦敦以及全英国最活跃而且最具先锋性的开发商之一。

巴利摩集团还因为在London City Island进行的重建工作获得了场所营造奖,这样在伦敦的Grosvenor House举行的声誉显赫的Property Week颁奖仪式上,该公司引人注目的取得了两项第一。

巴利摩集团去年的营业额显著增长,从2016年的5.55亿镑增长到近7亿镑,London City Island、Royal
Wharf、Embassy Gardens和Wardian这几个关键开发工作同步进行,随着Goodluck Hope于6月的开盘发售,巴利摩集团的业绩达到了这一年的最高峰。

在他递交的材料中描述,公司将2017年记录为“这简直就是公司卓越非凡的一个时期”。

昨晚(4月17日)巴利摩英国公司的总经理John Mulryan在领奖时表示:“我们的开发项目因为优秀的质量、对一方土地强有力的设想、大胆的设计,加上丰富的文化和创造性活动,而得到认可和称赞,我们很高兴。”

巴利摩在2017年的显著成绩是Goodluck Hope,这是一个具有先锋性和雄心勃勃的城市发展开发项目,目的在于将整个地区转变成伦敦东部文化和创意中心,毗邻London City Island,这里也将是英格兰国家芭蕾舞团和伦敦电影学院的所在地。

巴利摩始于爱尔兰的一个家族房屋建造商,目前归Mulryan家族所有,这个家族后来成为在欧洲一些最大的城市中心重新开发项目的领军人,尤其是在伦敦。

2017年,公司在施工中的项目为超过5,500人提供就业,各住宅、零售和商业项目包括7,000栋住宅,超过150万平方英尺的办公空间和一个强有力的销售展望。

公司现有的土地储备能够再建造9,000套住家以满足未来城市的发展需求,公司在大型商业房产开发方面也很活跃,目前有100万平方英尺的办公楼正在施工当中。

尽管公司的规模和愿景在不断增长,巴利摩集团始终努力使每个开发项目的每个环节都达到最高的标准,创造使人、商业、文化和社会都能够共同繁荣的场所。

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  • A new chapter opens in the Thames story

    Images by Sokari Higgwe, www.sokari.eu

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A new chapter opens in the Thames story

In bright sunshine with hardly a gust of wind, the newly built Trinity Buoy Wharf pontoon was gently craned into place watched by a crowd of locals including residents of London City Island.

For ‘islanders’, the afternoon had particular significance.

While there’s been a pier at Trinity Buoy Wharf for over 40 years, it wasn’t designed to take Thames Clippers- the river bus service that operates commuter services between eastern and central London as well as a tourist service.

John Burton, project manager at TBW said the new pier was an “important infrastructural step”. He said “We have provided a bigger space so Thames Clippers, which will manage the pier, can have engineers, storage, an office and so on but it also means more people can arrive here by boat.”

Trinity Buoy Wharf has a range of spaces for hire including The Electrician’s Shop, a 19th Century industrial building and the 18th Century Drawing Studio. Both are popular wedding venues with guests often choosing to arrive by boat.

The 600 tonne pontoon will now be towed down the river to the Royal Docks so it can be pumped with concrete for ballast. Once back at TBW a new bridge will connect the pontoon to the Thames bank.

Photographer Sokari Higgwe, who lives on London City Island said the new pier was “a very exciting, very historic moment which I wanted to be part of”.

The Thames Clippers will service the peninsular including LCI and Goodluck Hope together with a stop at Ballymore’s Royal Wharf.

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“Architecture is about thinking of things that haven’t been created” 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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After a successful launch last autumn, the Embassy Gardens Market is back – and set to become a regular Saturday destination throughout the summer showcasing a mouth-watering range of street food from around the world.

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“Buildings move. All buildings do.” BALLYMORE PEOPLE

“Buildings move. All buildings do.”

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

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  • Dedicated followers of fashion

    "East makes sense to us", Rob Lakin, Creative Director of the Fashion Business School

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Dedicated followers of fashion

Fashionistas descended on London City Island for the opening of an exhibition showcasing work by students of the Fashion Business School at the London College of Fashion, UAL.

The exhibition called #FashionMeansBusiness was the brainchild of Rob Lakin, Creative Director of the Fashion Business School. Mr Lakin said he’s been “excited about the possibilities of exhibiting at London City Island because of the demographic and because it aligns with our move to east London”.

The London College of Fashion, UAL is currently spread over five sites but from 2021 the college will move to a new building on Stratford Waterfront, part of the new Cultural and Education Quarter at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

The new building, designed by Allies & Morrison, will house upwards of 5,500 fashion students and 500 staff over 30,000 m², bringing six specialist disciplines under one roof for the first time.

Dedicated followers of fashion

Student interactive work on show in the arebyte gallery

“East makes sense for us. The Olympics created this environment we wanted to move in to and London is shifting east so by coming to London City Island we are building our footprint and building new relationships to support the move” says Mr Lakin.

East London has long been home to some of the capital’s best-loved designers but the fashion business is changing, he explains. While the ‘business’ of fashion has always been seen as the drier side of the industry, the evolution of tech and media means that fledgling fashion designers can launch a brand much more easily.

“They can now use social media to for comms and marketing and distribution. There’s so much potential” he says.

And it has helped shift fashion from its traditional centres.

“The idea of fashion having centres like Milan or Paris is dissolving but certain cities have a zeitgeist and there is something about London which is not just to do with fashion, it’s a melting pot and an assemblage of ideas and London will always have that creativity and innovation”.

Dedicated followers of fashion

Fashionistas descend on London City island

John Mulryan, Managing Director of Ballymore Group, said: “#FashionMeansBusiness is the latest in a long line of exhibitions hosted on the island, a trend which we very much hope to continue. Our collaboration with London College of Fashion and arebyte is indicative of the creative appeal of east London and we are pleased to be at the heart of this cultural shift”.

The collaboration with arebyte and London College of Fashion, UAL ran from 25th – 29th April 2018, presenting student and graduate work from across all facets of the Fashion Business School.

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  • Double award triumph for Ballymore

    Ballymore's Linda, Robert and John Mulryan collected the Developer of the Year award

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Double award triumph for Ballymore

Ballymore was crowned Developer of the Year at the 2018 Property Awards, the property industry’s ‘Oscars’, saluting “an epic year for the business.”

The accolade endorses Ballymore – which has just celebrated its 35th year this year - as one of London and the UK’s most active and pioneering developers through its unswerving focus on design quality allied to a commitment to energising communities through arts and culture and ‘place making’.

So in a remarkable double first at the prestigious Property Week awards at London’s Grosvenor House, the company also walked away with the top award for Place Making for the transformative regeneration of London City Island.

Ballymore Group’s turnover increased significantly last year to almost £700m, up from £555m in 2016 - with work growing apace at key developments at London City Island, Royal Wharf, Embassy Gardens and Wardian, while the pinnacle of Ballymore’s year came in June with the launch of Goodluck Hope.

In its submission, the company recorded 2017 as “quite simply an epic era for the business.”

Picking up the award last night ( April 17th) John Mulryan, managing director of Ballymore UK said: “We are delighted our developments have been recognised and celebrated for their great quality, strong vision of a place, bold design, coupled with a rich programme of cultural and creative activity.”

Ballymore’s significant achievement in 2017 is Goodluck Hope, a pioneering and ambitious regeneration project intended to transform the entire area into the epicentre of culture and creativity in East London, next door to London City Island to where English National Ballet and the London Film School are set to relocate.

Starting as family-run house builders in Ireland, Ballymore remains under the ownership of the Mulryan family, who went on to pioneer some of the largest city centre regeneration projects in Europe – most notably in London.

In 2017, the business provides jobs for over 5,500 people across its live schemes, with residential, retail and commercial schemes currently under-construction including 7,000 homes, over 1.5m sq ft of workspace and a strong forward sales pipeline.

The company’s existing land bank gives capacity to add a further 9,000 homes to meet future demand and it is active in its development of significant corporate estates, with 1 million sq ft under construction.

Whilst the scale and ambition of its work has grown, Ballymore has consistently worked to the highest standards on every individual element of every development, creating places in which people, business, culture and society can thrive.

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Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

After a successful launch last autumn, the Embassy Gardens Market is back – and set to become a regular Saturday destination throughout the summer showcasing a mouth-watering range of street food from around the world.

More than 15 UK and international traders will be setting up stall for the first of the summer markets, on April 28 from 10.00-5.00 pm at Embassy Gardens’ New Union Square in Nine Elms, returning on the last Saturday of each month throughout the summer.

From handmade English fudge to botanical gin creations, the market will offers an exotic choice of street food.

A new comer will be Trang Nguyen, who arrived in London from Hanoi five years ago and set up Rao Deli with another Vietnamese chef Mac Nguyen, specialising in a French-inspired homemade Vietnamese baguette, called ‘bahn mi’.

Much lighter than the French original, the speciality is a proven winner at the five other London markets where Trang already has a stall, and now the pair have opened their first restaurant in Borough High Street. The appeal is the thin crust but fluffy inside with three choices of filling - barbeque pork, tender grilled chicken and homemade tofu.

“People like Vietnamese food because it is very light and healthy. Every week we go to Smithfield and New Spitalfields markets to buy so everything is super fresh”, said Trang. The meat is then marinated for 24-hours with a special mix of five spices, including cinnamon and ginger.

 Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

Rao Deli will be selling a Vietnamese specialty called 'bahn mi'

“It’s the first time at Embassy Gardens and we are very excited,” added Trang who came to London to study for an MA in Arts Management.

Keeping with the French theme, L’Amuse Bouche, run by Parisian chef Clement Martin and Thomas Lemaire from Lyons, specialises in delicious French crepe and galettes with a choice of savoury and sweet filings.

 Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

Savoury and sweet crepes from L'Amuse Bouche

Tutored by Clement – “he taught me everything I know” – Thomas, who worked in restaurants, explained: “The secret is to make it with love – you have to be very careful with the mixing the dough and improving the batter.”

Best sellers are the savoury galettes filled with raclette cheese – so popular on the ski slopes - gherkins, ham, mushroom and mustard sauce. Or you could go for goats cheese, red onion chutney and spinach – all based on Normandy recipes.

 Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

Taste and buy some of the finest produce the capital has to offer

For the sweet tooth, there’s nutella and banana, Belgian chocolate, salty butter and caramel and cheshnut puree, the last “a winter favourite – but it tends to be all the year round in London – because here you can have winter in August!”

John Mulryan, managing director of Ballymore UK, said: “We’re delighted that the street market will be returning throughout the summer at New Union Square.

“For Ballymore, food markets are not only about championing local producers of food and drink but they are also community spaces because they promote a sense of place - people connect their purchases to an experience and people connect with each other.”

 Taste sensation: EG’s Saturday food market returns for a summer season

Live music from Axel Johnson

In addition to the wide array of seasonal produce, guests will be treated to live music from Axel Janson, the Swedish-born singer songwriter and Dana Mckeon, a beatboxer and singer with international renown. Both artists’ unique performances will provide the perfect soundtrack when indulging in a cold drink or browsing the finest selection of hot food Nine Elms has to offer.

The Embassy Gardens Market is the result of collaboration between EcoWorld Ballymore and Shepherds Markets, London’s leading market curator.

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味覺享宴:使館花園周六食品市場夏季歸來

在去年秋天成功啟動之後,Embassy Gardens Market現再次登場,而且將在整個夏天成為固定的周六美食城,展示來自世界各地的讓人垂延欲滴的街頭美食。

4月28日上午10點至下午5點,超過15個英國及國際商販將在Nine Elms的Embassy Gardens的New Union Square參加第一次夏季市場,建立攤位,整個夏季期間,他們會在每個月的最後一個星期六都設立攤位。

從手工製作的英式牛奶軟糖到植物杜松子酒,這個市場會提供多種外國風味的街邊美食。

Trang Nguyen是一位新來的攤販,他在五年前從河內來到倫敦,跟另外一名越南廚師Mac Nguyen建立了Rao Deli熟食店,他們的特色是家庭製作的受到法國食品啟發的越南長棍麵包,名叫Bahn mi。

這種麵包比法棍輕,這個特色產品在倫敦另外五個市場都取得成功,Trang已經在這幾個市場擁有攤位,現在他們在Borough High Street開設了第一家餐館。吸引人之處在於麵包的脆皮很薄,裡面很鬆軟,有三種餡料供選擇——燒烤豬肉丶嫩燒雞肉和自製豆腐。

Trang說:“人們喜歡越南食物,因為它熱量少丶很健康。每個星期我們去Smithfield和New Spitalfields市場採購,所以所有的東西都是非常新鮮的。”肉會使用特製的五種香料醃製24小時,香料包括肉桂和姜。

味覺享宴:使館花園周六食品市場夏季歸來

Rao Deli出售一種名為bahn mi的越南特色麵包

Trang還說:“這是我們第一次來Embassy Gardens,非常興奮。”他當初來倫敦學習藝術管理碩士學位。

L’Amuse Bouche由巴黎廚師Clement Martin和來自里昂的Thomas Lemaire經營,採用法式主題,專長是美味的法式煎餅和法式加麗特餅,有多種鹹味和甜味的餡料。

味覺享宴:使館花園周六食品市場夏季歸來

L’Amuse Bouche出售的鹹味和甜味的法式煎餅

曾經在餐館工作的Thomas跟Clement學習廚藝,“我所知道的每一件事都是他教的”,“製作的時候懷著愛心,這是成功的秘密,你在製作麵團和讓麵團發起來的時候必須要非常小心”。

賣的最好的是鹹味的加了半硬質牛奶乾酪丶醃黃瓜丶火腿丶蘑菇和芥末醬的加麗特餅。你也可以選擇山羊奶酪丶紅蔥酸辣醬和菠菜,所有都是根據諾曼底食譜製作的。

味覺享宴:使館花園周六食品市場夏季歸來

品嚐和購買精緻美食

對於愛吃甜食的人,這裡有Nutella榛子巧克力醬和香蕉餡,比利時巧克力餡,加了鹽的黃油丶焦糖堂和栗子泥餡,最後這一種餡是“冬天裡的最愛,但是在倫敦它會全年都受歡迎,因為在這裡你在8月份也會出現冬天的天氣”。

巴利摩英國分公司的總經理John Mulryan表示:“我們很高興,街頭美食市場在整個夏天都會在New Union Square登場。”

“在巴利摩看來,食品市場不僅是在推崇本地生產的食品和飲料,它們也是社區的空間,因為它們會提升地區感,人們能夠把他們購買的東西跟一種經歷聯繫起來,人們也會通過這件事彼此產生聯繫。”

味覺享宴:使館花園周六食品市場夏季歸來

Axel Janson以及Dana Mckeon帶來現場音樂

除了眾多的季節性產品外,顧客還會聽到瑞典出生的歌手兼作曲者Axel Janson以及有國際聲望的口技表演者兼歌手Dana Mckeon帶來的現場音樂。這兩位藝術家帶來的獨特表演會為享用冷飲或者瀏覽Nine Elms最好熱食的人們帶來完美的原聲音樂。

Embassy Gardens Market由EcoWorld Ballymore和倫敦頂尖的市場管理公司Shepherds Markets聯合舉辦。

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味觉享宴:使馆花园周六食品市场夏季归来

在去年秋天成功启动之后,Embassy Gardens Market现再次登场,而且将在整个夏天成为固定的周六美食城,展示来自世界各地的让人垂延欲滴的街头美食。

4月28日上午10点至下午5点,超过15个英国及国际商贩将在Nine Elms的Embassy Gardens的New Union Square参加第一次夏季市场,建立摊位,整个夏季期间,他们会在每个月的最后一个星期六都设立摊位。

从手工制作的英式牛奶软糖到植物杜松子酒,这个市场会提供多种外国风味的街边美食。

Trang Nguyen是一位新来的摊贩,他在五年前从河内来到伦敦,跟另外一名越南厨师Mac Nguyen建立了Rao Deli熟食店,他们的特色是家庭制作的受到法国食品启发的越南长棍面包,名叫Bahn mi。

这种面包比法棍轻,这个特色产品在伦敦另外五个市场都取得成功,Trang已经在这几个市场拥有摊位,现在他们在Borough High Street开设了第一家餐馆。吸引人之处在于面包的脆皮很薄,里面很松软,有三种馅料供选择——烧烤猪肉丶嫩烧鸡肉和自制豆腐。

Trang说:“人们喜欢越南食物,因为它热量少丶很健康。每个星期我们去Smithfield和New Spitalfields市场采购,所以所有的东西都是非常新鲜的。”肉会使用特制的五种香料腌制24小时,香料包括肉桂和姜。

味觉享宴:使馆花园周六食品市场夏季归来

Rao Deli出售一种名为bahn mi的越南特色面包

Trang还说:“这是我们第一次来Embassy Gardens,非常兴奋。”他当初来伦敦学习艺术管理硕士学位。

L’Amuse Bouche由巴黎厨师Clement Martin和来自里昂的Thomas Lemaire经营,采用法式主题,专长是美味的法式煎饼和法式加丽特饼,有多种咸味和甜味的馅料。

味觉享宴:使馆花园周六食品市场夏季归来

L’Amuse Bouche出售的咸味和甜味的法式煎饼

曾经在餐馆工作 的Thomas跟Clement学习厨艺,“我所知道的每一件事都是他教的”,“制作的时候怀着爱心,这是成功的秘密,你在制作面团和让面团发起来的时候必须要非常小心”。

卖的最好的是咸味的加了半硬质牛奶干酪丶腌黄瓜丶火腿丶蘑菇和芥末酱的加丽特饼。你也可以选择山羊奶酪丶红葱酸辣酱和菠菜,所有都是根据诺曼底食谱制作的。

味觉享宴:使馆花园周六食品市场夏季归来

品尝和购买精致美食

对于爱吃甜食的人,这里有Nutella榛子巧克力酱和香蕉馅,比利时巧克力馅,加了盐的黄油丶焦糖堂和栗子泥馅,最后这一种馅是“冬天里的最爱,但是在伦敦它会全年都受欢迎,因为在这里你在8月份也会出现冬天的天气”。

巴利摩英国分公司的总经理John Mulryan表示:“我们很高兴,街头美食市场在整个夏天都会在New Union Square登场。”

“在巴利摩看来,食品市场不仅是在推崇本地生产的食品和饮料,它们也是社区的空间,因为它们会提升地区感,人们能够把他们购买的东西跟一种经历联系起来,人们也会通过这件事彼此产生联系。”

味觉享宴:使馆花园周六食品市场夏季归来

Axel Janson以及Dana Mckeon带来的现场音乐

除了众多的季节性产品外,顾客还会听到瑞典出生的歌手兼作曲者Axel Janson以及有国际声望的口技表演者兼歌手Dana Mckeon带来的现场音乐。这两位艺术家带来的独特表演会为享用冷饮或者浏览Nine Elms最好热食的人们带来完美的原声音乐。

Embassy Gardens Market由EcoWorld Ballymore和伦敦顶尖的市场管理公司Shepherds Markets联合举办。

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  • Say it with flowers

    Bouquet making at Embassy Gardens

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Say it with flowers

Ever wished you could put together the perfect personalised bouquet. A one-off Saturday event in mid-May at Embassy Gardens will show you how

A pop-up bouquet-making workshop will be held on the roof terrace and orangery of the Embassy Gardens marketing suite where people can learn floristry skills while overlooking the linear park and new US Embassy ornamental lake.

From 11am and 4pm on Saturday, May 19, residents and guests will be invited to find out more about life at Embassy Gardens while taking part in horticultural masterclasses and two hand-tie bouquet making workshops, courtesy of Lucie Mason Flowers (email events@ecoworldballymore.com to book a space).

Meanwhile a cart stocked with beautiful spring posies will showcase Embassy Gardens in full bloom. Seasonal sweet and savoury treats, all incorporating floral and botanical elements, will be available throughout the day.

The pop-up workshop is part of the 7th Chelsea Fringe Festival which is staging a huge variety of hundreds of horticultural events in London and throughout the UK, all exploring the great British love of gardens and gardening.

Independent of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, though acting with its support, the Fringe encompasses everything from grassroots community garden projects to avant-garde art installations.

An open-access principle governing the Fringe means that just about anything goes – as long as it’s interesting and legal, and on the subject of gardens, flowers, veg-growing or landscape - showcasing a wide range of work from professionals and enthusiasts, both from the gardening world and beyond. Contributors create installations, events and experiences, exhibits, talks and walks.

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  • Dorling Kindersley to follow Penguin to Nine Elms
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Dorling Kindersley to follow Penguin to Nine Elms

In a move bolstering Nine Elms as a new media hub south of the Thames, DK, the world leading illustrated reference publisher is to follow sister company Penguin Random House UK by relocating to One Embassy Gardens.

Announcing the company’s lease option for three floors at Ballymore’s One Embassy Gardens, DK’s CEO Ian Hudson said: “We are delighted to be moving to One Embassy Gardens with our Penguin Random House UK colleagues. This is a wonderful new space at the heart of one of London’s most exciting new developments.”

Also joining Penguin Random House on the new £15bn development between Vauxhall and Battersea, one of the largest regeneration projects in Europe, are Michael Joseph and Penguin Random House Children’s, both previously based at the Strand. Transworld is moving from its site in Ealing and Vintage from Vauxhall Bridge Road.

John Mulryan, managing director, Ballymore UK, welcomed DK’s decision to move by 2020.

“DK’s relocation to One Embassy Gardens is a great testament to Nine Elms’ remarkable transformation. Their move, in conjunction with Penguin Random House, will create a new media and publishing hub for London and we are looking forward to welcoming our new guests. Penguin Random House is the ideal tenant given its strong brand and reputation.

“With the recent opening of the new US Embassy and the announcement of Apple moving its headquarters to the area, this gives further momentum to this remarkable place of regeneration.”

Penguin Random House will occupy 83,400 square feet across floors one to five of One Embassy Gardens with a dedicated reception and event space on the ground floor. CEO Tom Weldon commented:

“This move provides an opportunity for all of our teams to work together even more closely as one company. This is about much more than just bricks and mortar. We want to use our new workspace to build a creative culture for the future that will help us to attract and retain the very best talent.”

As part of the redevelopment, a new London Underground station is currently under construction in Nine Elms as part of the Northern line extension to Battersea.

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  • Second gallery opens on London City Island

    Ian Felton talking to guests at the opening of Trinity Art Gallery

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Second gallery opens on London City Island

A new gallery on London City Island opened its doors this week, with a group exhibition curated and managed by local artist Ian Felton

Trinity Art Gallery is the second new gallery on the ‘island’ following the opening of arebyte last year.

For its inaugural show, the gallery joined forces with the Pontone Gallery, which has brought ten of its artists to the space with a variety of work including sculpture, oils and painted copper ranging in price from £700 to over £10,000.

Ian is a well-known figure in the area having set up Trinity Art Studios on Trinity Buoy Wharf in 2005. It was there he first met Ballymore’s UK MD John Mulryan who visited one of the studio’s regular group shows last autumn.

“John commissioned an art piece from me and then invited me to do a group show on London City Island combining artists from Trinity Buoy Wharf Studios and local residents.”

The result was what Ian describes as a ‘unity show’ bringing artists from the Studios alongside amateur artists from London City Island and it was at that point Ian had the idea for Trinity Art Gallery.

“The gallery will continue to link the two sites together, explains Ian, “and our aim is to support the local arts community. We also want to become a reputable gallery and make genuine art accessible at all price points”.

Among the artists on show is Iain Faulkner, a Scottish artist whose work appears in many private and corporate collections while very different in style is the work of Jamal Naqsh, one of Pakistan’s best-known contemporary artists. The series of paintings on show are bold, colourful abstract representations of the Arabic script.

As Ian explains, he has selected artists who he believes cater for a range of tastes and pockets from a large gold Buddha by British artist Sukhi Barber to American Dina Brodsky’s delicate circular paintings on copper discs.

“Thanks to Ballymore we have this great space and with it the opportunity to test out different artists and engage the reaction”.

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  • Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

    Start the walk from the red bridge over Bow Creek

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Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

With spring nearly sprung, there’s no better way to discover one of Dockland’s most historic areas than on foot, starting and ending at Ballymore’s eponymous ‘red bridge’ over Bow Creek

Arriving at Canning Town station, start by finding the Bow Creek exit and before crossing the red bridge, give yourself a moment to admire the dramatic panorama of London City Island the other side of the water.

Before the bridge was built, the only way onto the ‘island’ was via Orchard Street where you’re now heading. If you fancy a latte and croissant set-me-up before you get going, drop by The Island Grocer by Ballymore, a chic Italian deli and café/restaurant serving London City Island’s new residents.

Here you can also pop into arebyte, an edgy art gallery whose upcoming exhibitions include Infinite Multiple and a unique evening celebrating the collaboration of food and dance featuring Mesa and Helen Cox. A short walk away, you will also find Trinity Art Gallery which launches it’s spring exhibition featuring artwork from Mayfair’s Pontone Gallery.

Culturally, London City Island is set to hum, with the arrival of English National Ballet and the London Film School, the latter in a new dedicated building on the southern edge of the site, which you pass as our walk takes us south towards the Thames and the entrance to the East India Dock Basin.

Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

London City Island from East India Dock Basin

To get into the Basin, turn right through a sculpted wrought-iron gateway to enter a broad nature reserve and waterway where the River Lee flows into the Thames. Built to serve the East India Company, the dock was constructed in the early 19th Century and today offers probably the best view of the O2 Centre across the River.

A few steps on from the Dock at Virginia Quay is another major historical landmark, the Virginia Settlers’ Monument, commemorating the English Pilgrims who set sail from here back in the 17th century.

Retracing our steps back to Basin gates, the walk continues towards Trinity Buoy Wharf along Orchard Place, where you spot the palm trees of the Goodluck Hope marketing suite, and a vast 5-ton navigation buoy, salvaged by Museum of London Docklands.

Dominating this once-cobbled thoroughfare are a few old docklands warehouses, still bearing the names of their original owners – Mathers Whale Oil Extraction and Ditchburn and Mare Ship Builders, founded in 1838. A little further on, another old building, now The Electric Shop, announces the right to solemnise marriages since 1949.

Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

Old docklands warehouses at Goodluck Hope

Finally our walk ends at Trinity Buoy Wharf, today a thriving waterside ‘village’, comprising the Royal Drawing School, housed in a building made entirely of old shipping containers, office space for ‘creatives’ built of the same, The Chainstore Gym and Parkour Academy, next to Andrew Baldwin’s fabricated steel sculpture workshop, the Faraday Lighthouse where the inventor carried out his early experiments and the London Lighthouse 95 audio recording studio, housed in a luminous red lighthouse vessel, moored on the quayside.

TBW provides a useful free map that has all the key sights that you can pick up as you arrive.

Weekend walks - London City Island & Goodluck Hope

Fatboys at Trinity Buoy Wharf

And if you’re hungry, there’s always Fatboys Diner – ‘For a Mighty Fine Dine’, in a classic 1950s-style American chrome-and-neon diner with counter stools for hamburger and fries, hot dogs and milkshakes.

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  • 週末漫步 - 倫敦城市島(倫敦城市)和幸運島(Goodluck Hope)

    從橫跨Bow Creek的紅橋開始漫步

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週末漫步 - 倫敦城市島(倫敦城市)和幸運島(Goodluck Hope)

春暖花開,要想了解Dockland最有歷史意義的一個地區,沒有什麼比散步更合適了,起點和終點是以巴利摩命名的跨越Bow Creek的紅橋。

抵達Canning Town車站後,首先找到通往Bow Creek的出口,通過紅橋之前,停留片刻欣賞一下河對面倫敦城市島(London City Island)激動人心的全景。

這座橋沒有修建之前,通往這座“島”的唯一路徑就是烏節街,這也是你現在前行的目標。如果在散步前你想要來杯拿鐵,吃個羊角麵包,可以到Ballymore修建的Island Grocer去,這是一家意大利熟食店兼咖啡館和餐館,服務島上的新居民。

你還可以到arebyte看看,這是一個前衛的美術館,即將開始的展覽包括Infinite Multiple和一個獨特的晚會,內容融合了食物和舞蹈,主演是Mesa和Helen Cox。再走一會兒,你會看到Trinity美術館,這裡推出的春季展覽展品包括梅費爾的Pontone美術館的藝術品。

隨著英格蘭國立芭蕾舞團(英國國家芭蕾舞團)和倫敦電影學院(倫敦電影學院)的到來,倫敦城市的文化生活注定會很繁忙,倫敦電影學院將在這個地點的南邊擁有一棟全新的專屬建築,我們向南走向泰晤士河以及東印度碼頭盆地(東印度碼頭盆地)的時候會經過那裡。

週末漫步 - 倫敦城市島(倫敦城市)和幸運島(Goodluck Hope)

從東印度碼頭盆地看到的倫敦城市島(倫敦城市島)

進入盆地之後,向右轉,穿過一個有雕刻的鑄鐵大門,就進入了一個寬闊的自然保護地和水道,通過這條水道River Lee流入泰晤士河。這個碼頭是為了東印度公司而在19世紀早期修建的,今天從這裡觀看河對面的O2中心,地點可能是最好的。

在Virginia Quay碼頭走出幾步就是另外一個歷史性地標,維吉尼亞定居者紀念碑,這是為了紀念17世紀從這裡出海的英格蘭清教徒修建的。

向回走,返回到盆地的大門,繼續沿著Orchard Place向Trinity Buoy Wharf步行,你可以看到Goodluck Hope樓盤銷售樣板間旁邊的棕櫚樹以及一個巨大的五噸重的導航浮標,它是被倫敦碼頭博物館(London Docklands)保留下來的。

這條路曾經是鵝卵石鋪就的大路,現在上面有一些舊碼頭的倉庫,上面還有它們原先的名字 - 鯨魚油提取和Ditchburn and Mare Ship Builders,後者成立於1838年。再往前走,是另外一個老建築,現在是The Electric Shop,自從1949年以來,人們就用那裡來宣布婚姻的神聖。

週末漫步 - 倫敦城市島(倫敦城市)和幸運島(Goodluck Hope)

幸運島(Goodluck Hope)的舊碼頭倉庫

我們的漫步在Trinity Buoy Wharf達到終點,今天這裡是一個繁榮的河邊“村落”,包括完全是由舊集裝箱組成的建築 - 皇家繪畫學校,同樣是集裝箱組成的“創意”辦公空間丶Chainstore Gym健身房和Parkour學院,旁邊是Andrew Baldwin的鋼結構雕塑車間,法拉第進行過早期實驗的法拉第燈塔(法拉第燈塔),以及錄音棚London Lighthouse 95,它在一艘停靠在碼頭里的夜光紅色燈塔船上。

Trinity Buoy Wharf提供有用的免費地圖,上面標註了所有重要的景觀,你可以在抵達的時候拿一份。

週末漫步 - 倫敦城市島(倫敦城市)和幸運島(Goodluck Hope)

Trinity Buoy Wharf上的Fatboy's餐館

如果你感到餓了,Fatboy’s Diner - ‘精美大餐’總是會在那兒,它採用了經經的上個世紀50年代美國風格的鉻合金和霓虹燈,提供漢堡丶薯條丶熱狗和奶昔。

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