Developer EcoWorld Ballymore promises a “sense of escape and tranquility” at Wardian London and the says it has looked to the history of the East End to provide a botanical backdrop for its buildings.
The residential towers in South Dock will boast a rooftop observatory bar and gin garden, a swimming pool within a tropical environment and atriums filled with flowers from across the globe.
These, coupled with private sky gardens and sunken greenery in a public plaza, are intended to blur the lines between indoor with outdoor spaces taking inspiration from homes in Brisbane and Singapore.
The 624-property scheme, launched in its full, leafy glory on September 24, takes its name from the traditional Wardian Cases. These were created in east London and used by the British Empire to transport both rare plants and tea plants.
Camlins architects’ spokesperson Huw Morgan said: “Wardian London offers an exceptional opportunity to engage with the natural elements while living in the thriving hub of east London.
“Green space is one of the most sought after commodities in the capital and Wardian London capitalises on this with abundant planting of more than a hundred different exotic species of plants and flowers across the development.
“Creating hidden sanctuaries, inspired by Wardian Cases, was of utmost importance in this project to deliver a tangible retreat from city living.”
EcoWorld Ballymore’s new offering of suites, apartments and penthouses will be spread across two towers overlooking the water.
The gin garden is intended to be the highest in the capital while residents will also be able to enjoy two restaurants.
The development sits on South Quay, a five-minute walk from Canary Wharf.
Managing director of Ballymore UK John Mulryan added: “At Wardian London we are pioneering outside-in living, which demonstrates our imagination and innovative design.
“We are known for delivering some of the best-known and most ground-breaking developments in London and have extensive experience in and around Canary Wharf.
“This project will cement our reputation to go above and beyond in the creation of a truly unrivalled product.”
Ballymore will continue to manage the development after competition with top-level service and a 24-hour concierge. Residents are expected to move in during 2019. Prices for suites start at £395,000.
The Wardian boat, owned by Ballymore, is available to hire and take Canary Wharfers on a site tour.