London Festival of Architecture comes to Royal Wharf

[London: 1st May 2018]: Royal Wharf, Ballymore & Oxley’s flagship development in London’s Royal Docks, will join the capital’s finest architectural plans, projects and minds as part of the annual London Festival of Architecture. Taking place throughout the month of June, London Festival of Architecture seeks to celebrate the leading lights of architectural experimentation, thinking and practice.

Within this year’s programme, Ballymore & Oxley will host an event on the evening of 26th June at Royal Wharf. Taking place between 6.30pm and 9.00pm, guests will experience a comprehensive tour of the unique 3,385 homes scheme, followed by an architectural presentation and drinks reception in the Marketing Suite. Situated at the heart of the scheme, the Marketing Suite, with its two roof terraces, is the ideal location to experience the sheer scale and architectural innovation of the scheme, while offering sweeping views of Greenwich Peninsula and the Thames Barrier. For more information and to RSVP please visit [Insert LFA website event listing on 2nd May].

Royal Wharf is defined by its rich variety of architectural styles as well as its plethora of open and green space. Inspired by the traditional Georgian architecture of Belgravia and Fitzrovia, the mixture of brick townhouses and apartment buildings are reflective of a classic but contemporary design that makes use of industrial materials in testament to the heritage of the surrounding Docklands. This array of building typologies is underpinned by the range of architects involved in the design of the scheme, with Glenn Howells Architects overseeing the development as master planners and Whittam Cox Architects being the executive architects of the project. Design competition winners Mae Architects and Serie Architects have provided the design for Park View Place and Sienna House respectively, while David Morley Architects have designed Royal Wharf’s world class leisure facility.

The variety of architectural styles is complemented by access to green and open space. Indeed, residents will be able to step out of their apartments onto the new 500m riverfront promenade which leads to the two riverside parks which border the development, Barrier Park and Lyle Park.

The London Festival of Architecture is a city-wide event which brings together designers, architects and curators to share ideas on architecture and its impact on the capital. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Identity’, a concept which seeks to celebrate those projects which both reflect and add to the unique identity of London. Royal Wharf has been instrumental in shaping the new identity of Royal Docks, leading the charge for regeneration in the area through the provision of new homes, green spaces and state-of-the-art amenities.

Developed by Ballymore & Oxley, Royal Wharf is a landmark new neighbourhood located in the heart of the Royal Docks regeneration area. The scheme will see the creation of 3,385 homes for approximately 10,000 residents and the first residents moved into their new homes in early 2017. It was recently announced that the development had completed its 1200th home, with a further 1,000 units due to complete in 2018. This is reflective of the unprecedented pace and scale of development, facilitated by innovative construction techniques and driven by Ballymore & Oxley’s desire to create new neighbourhoods rooted in quality and heritage.

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About Royal Wharf:

Comprising of nearly 3,500 new homes set on 40 acres along the river, Royal Wharf is located moments from Canary Wharf, with outstanding transport links to central London. Travelling from Pontoon Dock or West Silvertown on the DLR, and Canning Town on the Jubilee Line, will enable residents to reach the West End in 20 minutes, Canary Wharf in five minutes and London City Airport in two minutes. The opening of a new Crossrail station at Custom House will mean that residents can reach Heathrow Airport in just 41 minutes and the West End in 15 minutes. In addition, the Emirates Air Line, London’s only cross-river cable car, is a short walk away. The homes command spectacular views over the river Thames, O2 and Canary Wharf and have been inspired by the traditional Georgian architecture of Belgravia and Fitzrovia.

About London Festival of Architecture:

The London Festival of Architecture celebrates London as a global hub of architectural experimentation, practice and debate. The festival returns to the capital from 1-30 June 2018 with a lively and diverse programme of public events across London exploring the theme ‘identity’.

The London Festival of Architecture began in 2004, and has since grown to become Europe’s biggest annual architecture festival. The festival attracts a vast public audience – 400,000 people in 2017 – and a global media audience of millions. The vast majority of events are free, and are staged by a core festival programming team working alongside architecture and design practices and practitioners, leading cultural and academic institutions, artists and many others.

In 2017 the London Festival of Architecture was named by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan as one of his design advocate organisations, and is working alongside the Mayor’s team to champion architecture, provide expertise and guidance, and help to make London a better city.

About Ballymore and Oxley’s collaboration:

Oxley and Ballymore offer a complementary set of skills and resources for the Royal Wharf development. Oxley is one of the largest developers in Singapore and are also actively engaged in the development of important projects in Malaysia, Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China. Significant financial strength, strong brand recognition in Asia and a reputation for delivering high quality developments are additional strengths Oxley brings to Royal Wharf.

Ballymore is one of London’s largest residential developers with an experienced management team that have been successfully working on developments across London. Their developments include sites in London’s Docklands, the lower Lea Valley, Wapping, Spitalfields, Shoreditch, Nine Elms, West Hampstead, Brentford and Hayes. Ballymore has been selling homes in London for over 20 years, giving the partnership a genuine local insight.



London Festival of Architecture comes to Royal Wharf