[London: 1st July 2016] Hot on the heels of winning Large Developer of the Year at the Resi Awards, Ballymore has been heralded as Property Developer of the Year at the inaugural Evening Standard Business Awards last night. The judges commended Ballymore for their projects which “add to the quality of life in the capital and make it a better place to live.”
Competing against rivals Taylor Wimpey, Almacantar, Land Securities, Berkeley Homes, Crown Estate and Lendlease, Ballymore’s UK MD John Mulryan succeeded to the winners’ podium at the high-profile awards dinner held at Tobacco Dock. Ballymore celebrated alongside easyjet boss Dame Carolyn McCall, who won Personality of the Year, Jo Malone, who took Entrepreneur of the Year, Lloyds Banking Group, for Financial Services Business of the Year and online takeaway group, Deliveroo, which won Tech Company of the Year.
This win, so soon after its Large Developer of the Year award at the prestigious Resi Awards 2016 only last month, comes at an important time for Ballymore following the companywide rebrand earlier in the year. The property developer is heavily involved in some of the most ambitious urban regeneration schemes in London, most notably Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms, London City Island on the Leamouth Peninsula, Royal Wharf in the Royal Docks and Wardian in Canary Wharf.
John Mulryan, Ballymore UK MD, commented: “This award is a real triumph for Ballymore and we are thrilled with the result. It’s a big year for Ballymore, following our rebrand and with a number of very exciting projects in development. Our schemes at London City Island and Royal Wharf will welcome their first residents later this year and Embassy Gardens is quickly becoming a true destination to live, work and play. This awards recognises our commitment to placemaking and we will continue to strive to deliver places that people want to be”
At the ES Business Awards, special praise was given to London City Island, a 12-acre residential development of 1,700 properties under construction on the Leamouth Peninsula in east London. Ballymore has vowed to “bring the arts to a new audience” at London City Island by creating a number of dedicated performance spaces, including one for English National Ballet.
John Mulryan added: “It is really important to us that our developments are not just residential and there is a lot on offer to those who live there and in the surrounding area. we would like City Island to become a cultural hub that can contribute to the London arts scene — especially now that we will host English National Ballet from 2018. That will help us really put the island on the cultural map.
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About Ballymore Group
Ballymore is an international property development company with a reputation for innovative projects that push boundaries and energise cities. Led by its founder, Chairman and CEO Sean Mulryan, who formed the company in Ireland over 35 years ago, Ballymore believe in creating developments that improve, enrich and enhance people’s lives, with the scale of a heavyweight developer whilst retaining the integrity of a family business.
Ballymore have an entirely new vision for every project they undertake, aiming to produce residential and commercial developments that set new standards in placemaking, construction, design and urban planning, with each development culturally led and drawing on the character and history of the neighbourhood in which it is found. Ballymore lead each project from conception through to delivery and they remain fully committed to their buildings, long after the last unit has been sold, through their estate management teams.
Ballymore’s current development portfolio includes Royal Wharf , London City Island, Embassy Gardens, Wardian London, 161 Marsh Wall, Three Snowhill, Dublin Landings, West Hampstead Square, Providence Tower, Pipers Hill and Royal Canal Park.