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Wardian London on the Isle of Dogs
Luxury Penthouses in EcoWorld Ballymore Housing Development – design by Glenn Howells Architects
28 Apr 2017
Wardian London Luxury Penthouses
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Location: the Isle of Dogs, London, UK
Wardian London Penthouses
EcoWorld Ballymore offer the gift of time with the launch of the Penthouses at Wardian London
– Twelve penthouses provide outside-in living, bringing botanical beauty to Canary Wharf –
London: Thursday 28th April – EcoWorld Ballymore today launch twelve luxury penthouses for sale at Wardian London, offering residents a botanical oasis with panoramic views of Canary Wharf and the City. The homes will offer buyers the gift of time, being ideally located to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and The City.
Situated overlooking South Quay in London’s Docklands, the Wardian penthouses are Wardian London’s premier residential units. The penthouses sit atop two magnificent towers rising to 50 and 55 storeys, each comes complete with a spacious garden terrace up to 32.7 sq. m in size. The launch includes four three-bedroom and four two-bedroom apartments in the West Tower, along with three two-bedroom and one three-bedroom apartment in the East Tower. Penthouses start from £1.85m.
Wardian London takes inspiration from the Wardian case, the 19th Century creation of Dr Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward which revolutionised the transportation of exotic plants across the globe. Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, the development is a testament to Ward’s botanical legacy and is characterised by bold lines and geometry. This 21st Century modernism is fused with innovative landscaping to achieve the best use of space and light, and the communal spaces, from the atrium to the private outdoor swimming pool, will showcase over 100 different species of exotic plants.
The penthouse interiors have been styled by a bespoke team of designers who drew inspiration from the developments unique eco-concept and make use of a plethora of natural organic materials and an earthy colour palette. Such an approach seeks to blur the boundaries between the privacy of apartment living and the luscious vibrancy of the innovative sky gardens so that when all the windows are opened up the space and colours transition from the external space to the internal seamlessly. Traditional craft techniques were used to give the interiors an artisan’s touch, with unlacquered marble, stone and brass, as well as raw, shaved, organic times to lend a hand-finished feel.
The development is defined by its connectivity, perfectly suited for the modern buyer whose most precious commodity is time. Not only do the penthouses provide a tranquil escape, they seamlessly coexist with one of London’s most vibrant and well-connected commercial centres. Just a three minute walk from Cabot Square, Wardian boasts superior transport links to destinations across the capital. The introduction of Crossrail in 2018 will improve connectivity further, dramatically cutting travel times and linking Canary Wharf to London’s other major business hotspots. London City Airport also provides a convenient route to the continent and beyond.
In keeping with EcoWorld Ballymore’s commitment to embracing green spaces, Wardian London has its very own indoor and outdoor landscaping service. Tailored to fit residents’ lifestyles, ‘The Gardener’ offers seasonal plant packages and comprehensive garden maintenance to maximise the floral variety of each penthouse. In addition, every resident will become a member of The Wardian Club, allowing access to exclusive facilities including a 25m open air swimming pool, gym, cinema, two restaurants and a vibrant rooftop observatory. A 24 hour concierge service is also provided.
2 Mar 2017
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Location: the Isle of Dogs, London, UK
On Thursday 2nd March, EcoWorld Ballymore will release the latest properties for sale at Wardian London. Situated close to Canary Wharf, Wardian London is a much sought after development, inspired by botanicals and the legacy of Nathanial Bagshaw Ward who created the Wardian case to transport exotic plants back to the UK during the British Empire. The architecture adopted by Wardian incorporates nature into its design with every apartment featuring a beautiful sky garden. These will slowly transform with the seasons, promoting an enhanced sense of living and wellbeing.
The two bedroom Hortorium apartments to be released at the launch will all have their own individual garden terrace, up to 37.2 square metres in size, that will be looked after by an onsite Wardian gardener. The atriums and communal areas in the buildings, including the swimming pool, will be surrounded by greenery with over 100 different species of exotic plants for residents to enjoy. Prices for homes available for sale on Thursday will start from £617,500 with a selection of suites, 1 and 2 bed units available for sale in both the East and West Tower.
The launch itself will be held between 2-8pm on Thursday 2nd March at the Design Cube, Marsh Wall with delicious botanical inspired canapés and cocktails served throughout the day. As part of the event two half hour talks will be given by Michael Pawlyn, at 5pm and 7pm. Michael was responsible for creating the biomes at the Eden Project and is a passionate speaker on the use of nature to create wellness in design. The talks aim to provide more background on how incorporating nature into design and architecture has the potential to create a more positive and fulfilled lifestyle.
Just a three minute walk from Cabot Square, the new homes are situated in two tall buildings rising to 50 and 55 storeys, overlooking South Dock with stunning views of Canary Wharf and the City. This impressive development is designed by Glenn Howells Architects with the first residents expected to move in during 2019.
Residents will have access to The Wardian Club, offering a range of glamorous spaces and facilities. Like all their schemes, Ballymore will continue to manage the development after completion so residents will benefit from an exceptional level of service, including a 24 hour concierge.
The location of the event is The Design Cube, 76 Marsh Wall, London, E14 9SL. The closest station to this location is South Quay on the DLR.
EcoWorld Ballymore, one of London’s most prominent property developers, are currently selling units in both the West and East Towers of Wardian London, the new riverside development located moments from Canary Wharf. Just a three minute walk from Cabot Square, the new homes include suites, 1, 2 bedroom apartments and penthouses situated in two tall towers rising to 50 and 55 storeys. This impressive development is designed by Glenn Howells Architects with the first residents expected to move in during 2019.
Wardian London is inspired by the Wardian glass case, created in the 19th Century in East London by Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward to transport exotic plants around the world. Overlooking South Dock with stunning views of Canary Wharf and the City, this botanically-inspired scheme offers extensive private ‘sky gardens’ with every resident having their own tranquil oasis to escape to.
In keeping with the design roots of the building and its namesake – possibly the first flat-pack creations – Blackdown Horticulture, leading experts in roof gardens, have collaborated with Wardian London to make innovative ‘flat-pack gardens’ available to all buyers. ‘The Gardener’, a bespoke indoor and outdoor landscaping service, will provide an assortment of plant packages and comprehensive garden maintenance, tailored to fit residents’ lifestyles; with a florist on-site.
Alongside the apartments, Wardian London will contain a landscaped public plaza with more than 100 species of plants and flowers, a vibrant rooftop observatory bar, two restaurants and a 25 metre open air swimming pool set within a flourishing tropical environment. The West Tower will also feature the serene ‘Western Garden’ – a large landscaped area extending to four storeys, on the Western side of the building.
Rare plants and trees, like those first transported to London by Wardian Cases at the peak of the British Empire, will be sourced for the landscaped public areas. The Gardener is also delighted to be bringing the exceptionally uncommon Wollemi Pine to Wardian, as well as introducing a collection of succulents, providing high style and a thick, verdant landscape floor to all outdoor living space. These succulent plant collections display a seasonal variety, which allow the elevated outdoors to move with nature’s rhythms.
Furthermore, residents will have access to The Wardian Club, offering a range of glamorous spaces and facilities. Like all their schemes, Ballymore will continue to manage the development after completion so residents will benefit from an exceptional level of service, including a 24 hour concierge.
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