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Eco World Ballymore’s London City Island launches its next phase

development and announces its ground-breaking partnership with English National Ballet. This maiden launch of the second phase of


London City Island comprises of 417 new homes ranging from suites to one, two, three and four- bedroom units across two blocks. The ‘mini Manhattan’ of London boasts a 260 ft iconic red bridge linking the island to Canning Town mak- ing it one of the best connected developments in the Capital with fast access to Canary Wharf (four minutes), the West End (Bond Street in 20 minutes) and the City (London Bridge in 11 minutes). Comprising of 12 acres, the new neighbour-

hood will include independent artisan restaurants, shops, and al fresco spaces used to show public art, design installations and host ad-hoc creative performances. Residents will have exclusive access to The City Island Arts Club, a private resident’s club with screening room, gym, concierge service and a striking swimming pool

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co World Ballymore, one of London’s most prominent property developers, launches the second phase of the new

which is vibrant red in colour. Glenn Howells Architects are responsible for

London City Island’s architectural design, draw- ing inspiration from world cities Chicago, Tokyo and Manhattan, bright seafaring-inspired hues have been used throughout the development, with a single striking colour in glossy brickwork chosen for each of the buildings. The apartments themselves are designed with a warehouse aes- thetic, with generous open plan living spaces and loft style features they draw design features from the history of Leamouth and the creative energy of East London. A new creative and vibrant island metropolis,

London City Island will be a destination of cul- ture and contemporary living. The partnership with English National Ballet will see one of the country’s most treasured artistic institutions make a landmark move to London City Island. ENB will occupy architecturally outstanding and unique rehearsal spaces designed to enable passers-by to experience the ballet’s magic as they pause to watch rehearsals through floor-to-ceil- ing windows. In addition, there will be provision

for a new English National Ballet school which will increase student capacity and make use of outside public spaces at London City Island, bringing ballet closer to the lives of these new east Londoners. English National Ballet’s move to London City

Island from their current space in Kensington is a testimony to the cultural vibrancy and ever-expanding arts scene of east London. At the heart of this dynamic area of the capital sits London City Island, set against an iconic backdrop of The O2, Canary Wharf and the City. The partnership with English National Ballet

is the meeting point between creative excellence and commercial innovation. It signifies English National Ballet’s ongoing commitment to nurturing talent, creating new audiences for ballet and reinforcing the company’s vision as a diverse and inclusive organisation. It further underpins Eco World Ballymore’s position as a property developer with an ambition and commitment to creating truly exceptional places to live, work and visit.

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