[London: 16 August 2019]:
Ballymore celebrated an important milestone as their visionary, botanical development, Wardian London officially ‘topped out’ yesterday. Overlooking the South Dock and adjacent to Canary Wharf, the 55-storey residential-led development is set to complete in 2020, offering residents access to a green, tranquil escape in one of London’s busiest and in-demand commercial neighbourhoods.
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, Stevan Tennant and Peter McCall (pictured, left to right).
Sean Mulryan, Chairman & Group Chief Executive of Ballymore Group added: “Ballymore have 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 luscious, 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.”
With residents set to move in to their new homes in 2020, the ceremony was a significant landmark for Wardian London. The developer’s vision for a green escape from Canary Wharf’s urban landscape first started 2016, when construction of the large-scale housing project began. Following completion, the development will offer residents a unique opportunity to benefit from green spaces whilst being just minutes away from one of London’s most vibrant and well-connected commercial centres.
Designed in collaboration with Glenn Howells Architects, Wardian London comprises two residential towers of 55 and 50-storeys which contain 766 homes including suites, one and two-bedroom apartments and penthouses.