Description of Wardian London
Wardian London is a residential-led development in London Borough Of Tower Hamlet, south of Canary Wharf in London's Docklands E14.
Wardian London consists of two 55- and 50-storey botanically inspired towers comprising 764-apartment suites, restaurants, shops, a rooftop sky lounge and a 25-metre open-air swimming pool. The development, designed by architect Glenn Howells, will complete in 2019.
There will be retail, leisure and café facilities at the ground and first floor. Integral to the development is the creation of a new, landscaped public plaza in the western part of the site, opening up the site to South Dock, which is just to the north of the site.
In addition to the high-end apartments, the project boasts commercial, leisure facilities and innovative sky gardens by landscape specialist Camlins.
The inspiration behind Wardian London is the explorer, botanist, and inventor, Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, a doctor, who invented a method of transporting plant life across vast distances in his innovative glass ‘Wardian cases.
The 0,55ha site is situated in the Millwall ward of the Isle of Dogs.
The development is a joint venture between EcoWorld and Ballymore.
The Wardian launched 24th September 2015. According to Glenwall Howell Architects, the launch was hosted in Ballymore's Design Cube. Guests were entertained with gin cocktails at a preview of Wardian London's rooftop observatory bar - set to be the largest botanical gin garden in London.
Prices at Wardian London started from £508,500 at launch in 2015.
- Glen Howells Architects www.glennhowells.co.uk