The company, EcoWorld Ballymore, celebrated the topping out of a new residential development in London’s busy commercial district, on Thursday 15th August 2019, at the new botanical development, Wardian London, which overlooks the South Dock.
Celebrations involved a touching display wherein the resident gardener, Huw Morgan, tended to the exotic plants and trees which are on display on the buildings 53rd floor sky garden.
Both of the two towers, comprising the overall development, will measure at a height of 57-storeys, with the development itself serving as a world’s first in housing design through providing residents with a serene, natural haven within the heart of London’s business and financial district.
The Chairman and Group Chief Executive of the Ballymore Group, Sean Mulryan stated: “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.
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 incredible proud of what has been achieved.”
The trees and plants in question, which create the serene and natural environment which makes The Wardian unique, were procured two years prior to their installation and have been allowed to mature alongside the project since construction began in 2016.
Completion of the development in scheduled for 2020 as the two towers, each consisting of 55 and 50-storeys, will contain a substantial 766 homes, including suites, one and two-bedroom apartments, and penthouses, with the towers both resting upon a two-storey podium that will contain a grand lobby, a pool, and restaurant and retail outlets.
The towers were designed as part of a collaboration with Glenn Howells Architects, featuring generous wrap-around balconies and slender profiles to blend in with the contemporary, sleek architecture of the districts other unique landmarks.
Residents of The Wardian will also be granted membership to The Wardian Club, complete with access to exclusive facilities such as a 25m open-air swimming pool, a gym, a cinema, two restaurants, and a vibrant rooftop observatory.
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