London City Island Life Now Open!
- A new island for London
- Future home of English National Ballet and The London Film School
- Direct link to Jubilee Line and DLR (2 min walk to Canning Town Station)
Apartments from £432,500.
Via advert in Metro metro.co.uk 27.06.2017
27/06/2017 10:40 by Buildington
London City Island's first phase includes a permanent art gallery, announced Ballymore this week.
City Island will host year-round exhibitions of some of the most up and coming artistic talent in London, showcased in the public areas of The Arts Club, the island’s private members club.
The Gallery brings artistic integrity and the needs of the creative industry to the fore and provides yet another cultural attraction to the already thriving City Island. It will be open to residents and to any and all that wish to visit with artwork sourced exclusively from surrounding East London.
Working in partnership with galleries in the nearby area such as Unit G Gallery, Castle Fine Art, Gabriel Fine Arts and the Time Art Gallery, the City Island gallery will showcase work in three month cycles, ensuring that there is a constant stream of new inspiration and allowing it to keep up with the ever developing world of the artists.
The current exhibition is a partnership between Ballymore and Unit G Gallery, with East London artists and artwork sourced by the Gallery and the display curated for the partnership by the Gallery’s Maguelone Marcenac. The exhibition includes a number of diverse paintings and sculptures from Sade English and a selection of the Gallery’s artists, such as their Saatchi START-fair multidisciplinary artist Conrad Armstrong, a series of oil paintings of urban scenes from Mick Dean and several more abstract sculptures from Gillian Drinkwater and Marie-Louise Jones. Unit G Gallery is dedicated to promoting fine art made in East London and by selling their artists’ work helps to sustain the local creative scene. All works will be on sale and ready to buy for tenant and tourist alike.
City Island is more than just a place to live; it is a destination for art, culture and creativity. Known as a mini-Manhattan, the island is a new neighbourhood for the capital, surrounded by water on Leamouth Peninsula and connected to Canning Town by a specially commissioned red bridge. With 1,600 residential units when complete, along with independent cafes, shops, restaurants and diverse cultural facilities, the first phase of this 12-acre site welcomed its first residents earlier this year. Already English National Ballet, English National Ballet School and The London Film School have announced that they will relocate to the island and east London’s contemporary art walk The Line recently announced that it will extend to the Island and set up a ‘hub’ for visitors to learn about the sculptural trail.
Sean Mulryan, chairman and founder of Ballymore Group commented: ‘’Ballymore has always had a strong affiliation with art and this new initiative is a great pleasure to us as a company. The first residents have now moved into City Island and already the development’s booming with life, now with the opening of the gallery I am sure the vibrancy of the community will only deepen.’’
Maguelone Marcenac, Unit G Gallery Curator added: “City Island will not become the ordinary London property development; it has its own singular creative identity. The Island provides the East End with a strong and credible new cultural hub. Serving the diverse fine art scene of East London, Unit G Gallery’s collaboration with City Island makes a great match.”
05/02/2017 09:56 by Buildington
City Island has been shortlisted in the 'Best New Place to Live' category at next year’s London Planning Awards.
Organised by London First, in partnership with the Mayor of London, London Councils, the Planning Officers Society and the Royal Town Planning Institute, the London Planning Awards celebrate the capital’s top planning and development projects.
Now in its 14th year, the awards ceremony will be held at City Hall on 27 February 2017.
To find out more please visit www.londonfirstevents.co.uk
01/12/2016 08:01 by Buildington
EcoWorld Ballymore, one of London’s most prominent property developers, declared London City Island open this week and officially announced that the London Film School will move to the development.
This announcement furthers the area’s creative offering and follows the announcement last year that English National Ballet and English National Ballet School will move to the island. With the first homes in the development now complete and residents moving in, the event last night officially declared the island open and marked the arrival of the first of the island’s amenities.
A new creative and vibrant island metropolis, London City Island will be a destination of culture and contemporary living. The partnership with The London Film School will see this iconic learning institution, which boasts alumnus including Michael Mann, Duncan Jones and Mike Leigh, make a landmark move to London City Island. Highly respected, The London Film School (LFS) has had unparalleled success in film festivals across the globe, and the school’s move to London City Island from their current space in Covent Garden is a testimony to the cultural vibrancy and ever-expanding arts scene of east London.
The new neighbourhood will include al fresco spaces used to show public art, design installations and host ad-hoc creative performances, enabling increased community engagement and improved facilities for film school students. Residents of London City Island and the surrounding area will be able to attend film screenings and Q&A evenings. In addition, the school will use the public open spaces of the island as set locations, activating these spaces and bringing the craft of filmmaking closer to the lives of East Londoners. The school is committed to nurturing talent, creating new audiences for the screen industries and reinforcing the school’s vision as a diverse and inclusive organisation.
Due to open in late 2017, The London Film School’s new home on London City Island will accommodate 220 students, along with over 55 staff, from over 60 countries. Students will study filmmaking, screenwriting and film business in the new purpose-built space which will include two cinemas, studios and office space. The building has been designed by Nicholas Hare Architects, who have previously worked on the Courtauld Institute and The David Attenborough Building at The University of Cambridge. Funds will come from a range of sources, including Lottery funds, trusts, foundations and individuals donors.
Jane Roscoe, Director & CEO of The London Film School said “We’re really excited about joining the English National Ballet at London City Island. Together, we’ll be at the heart of an emerging cultural hub; creatively inspiring our students, practitioners and residents alike, and putting film at the centre of the Island “
Dato’ Teow Leong Seng, President and CEO of Eco World International Berhad added: “We were excited to welcome so many cultural influencers to celebrate the official opening of London City Island last night. We’re very pleased that the London Film School is joining English National Ballet and English National Ballet School as island residents, to further the creative offering on the island and add to the area’s sense of cultural space.”
Sean Mulryan, Chairman and CEO, Ballymore Group, also said: “Our vision for City Island has always been to create a vibrant, cultural neighbourhood for London which has creative innovation at its heart. We are delighted that this vision is becoming a reality with English National Ballet, London Film School and The Line all making the island their new home as part of phase two, which Ballymore has developed in conjunction with EcoWorld. On 8th November, we are celebrating the official opening of City Island and we are looking forward to welcoming the first ‘Islanders’ to this exciting new destination – the island of dance, film and art.”
The Island Grocer by Ballymore, which also opened last week, will provide a grocery and restaurant for residents and the surrounding area. It is the vision of Sean Mulryan, Chairman and Chief Executive of Ballymore to recreate this initiative across other developments including Embassy Gardens in Nine Elms and Wardian London in Canary Wharf. The independent, artisan Island Grocer will set the benchmark for the retail and leisure spaces across the 12 acre site. In addition, the gym and iconic red outdoor swimming pool are now complete, which will form part of the residents Arts Club.
12/11/2016 15:52 by Buildington
Final launch at London City Island development 3rd September 2016! Apartment prices from £365,000. Two minute walk to Jubilee line and DLR.
Source: Homes & Property, Evening Standard on Wednesday 17th August 2016.
18/08/2016 10:30 by Buildington
Summer release at Fish Island Saturday 30th July 2016! Apartment prices from £405,000*. Book your appointment at www.londoncityisland.com.
20/07/2016 17:41 by Buildington
New release at City Island development on Saturday 14th May 2016!
Apartment prices from £365,000.
Contact sales representatives to book your appointment www.londoncityisland.com.
05/05/2016 12:21 by Buildington
New release of apartments at City Island launching 6th February 2016! Prices start from £342,500.* Visit the development website Londoncityisland.com for more information.
27/01/2016 10:14 by Buildington
New release Dawsonne House 24.10.2015!
For more information please visit www.londoncityisland.com.
07/10/2015 19:02 by Buildington
City Island - new on Buildington!
25/02/2014 20:48 by Buildington