Knight Frank Thailand, the world’s leading real estate consultancy and leading London property developer EcoWorld Ballymore and, will exhibit its Wardian London development in Bangkok, Thailand, from 26 to 27 August 2017. Taking place at the luxurious St. Regis Bangkok Hotel, the sales launch will showcase Wardian London’s range of beautiful apartments with suites, 1 and 2 bedroom units, and 3 bedroom penthouses available for purchase from £650,000. Each apartment also comes with a spacious Sky Garden of up to 32.7 sqm in size. Knight Frank Thailand is honoured to serve as the representative for Wardian London’s first launch in Thailand. At the exhibition, clients will be advised on the process of buying and investing in London.
Designed by Glenn Howells Architects, Wardian London is symbolic of EcoWorld Ballymore’s commitment to designing projects with the desires of the modern buyer at their core. The development, contained in two towers rising to 50 and 55 stories, seeks to combine space and tranquillity with a prime central location. The result is a luxury oasis in the heart of Canary Wharf that sets the benchmark for future residential developments in the capital.
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. This botanical inspiration is reflected throughout the development such that communal spaces, from the atrium to private outdoor swimming pool, will showcase over 100 different species of exotic plants. Similarly, each apartment is styled by a bespoke team of designers, while the interiors make use of traditional craft techniques to create a hand-finished feel. 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 open the space and colours seamlessly transition from external to internal space.
For the modern buyer, the most precious commodity is time. Wardian London’s unique landscaping service – The Gardener – is a testament to this concept by minimising the effort usually associated with maintaining a botanical oasis in the sky. The Gardener offers seasonal plant packages to maximise the floral variety of each apartment, while expertly guiding residents to the best outcome for their own peace of mind.
Situated in Canary Wharf, Wardian London is at the forefront of the area’s continuing evolution – from maritime site to one of the most important business districts in the world. Home to the European headquarters of international finance, media and technology companies, Canary Wharf has now overtaken the City of London as Europe’s pre-eminent financial hub. However, Canary Wharf is no longer just a centre for business. The vibrant location is also characterised by its wide array of amenities and unique leisure opportunities. For those searching for culture, Wardian London is just a 13 minute walk from the Museum of London’s eastern outpost, while Canary Wharf also boasts one of the UK’s largest collections of Public Art. With an ice skating rink in winter and open air concerts, food markets and vintage fairs in the summer, Canary Wharf has an extensive programme of events designed to cater for a variety of tastes. Green spaces are not limited to Wardian London’s unique Sky Gardens and floral instillations. Jubilee Park is situated just minutes from the development, acting as the perfect natural refuge from the commercial buzz of Canary Wharf.
Each resident of Wardian London 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. The development is also defined by its connectivity. Just a three-minute walk from Cabot Square, Wardian boasts superior transport links to destinations across the capital and London City Airport provides a convenient route to the continent and beyond. 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.
Commenting on the launch, Dato’ Teow Leong Seng, CEO of EcoWorld International, said: “We are really proud to have achieved something so unique with Wardian London. The concept comes as a result of listening to our buyers and we are confident this will resonate with the international market”.
Emma Colin, Head of Sales at Ballymore, added: “As a development inspired by Botanicals, Wardian London sets the standard for innovative residential developments in London. The creation of numerous green spaces throughout the project is a key hallmark of all EcoWorld Ballymore developments and we are eager to display this concept around the world.”
Frank Khan, Executive Director, Head of Residential, Knight Frank Thailand, said: “The London property market holds very high potential for investment, considering it is a hub for investment, with a secured financial system and good infrastructure, including the future Crossrail which will be expected to be completed in December 2019. This will increase connectivity into Central London. With a favourable currency exchange rate, Crossrail’s impending completion, London holds very high potential for investment.
Raul Cimesa, Partner from Knight Frank London, said “In the last thirty years, Canary Wharf has been transformed – guided by one of the largest redevelopment masterplans the world has seen; it has now surpassed the City of London as Europe’s leading financial district.”