WARDIAN LONDON E14
Developer - EcoWorld Ballymore
Architect - Glen Howells
Information on The Wardian, Wardian Place, London E14
Wardian London is a unique residential development located in the heart of the bustling financial district of Canary Wharf. The development, a joint venture between EcoWorld and Ballymore, includes two towers, East and West, rising 50 and 55 stories into the sky and containing 764 apartment suites, restaurants, shops, a rooftop sky lounge, and a 25-meter open-air swimming pool. The buildings also include retail and café facilities on the ground and first floor and a new landscaped public plaza that opens up to South Dock.
The inspiration for Wardian London comes from the 19th-century explorer, botanist and inventor Nathaniel Bagshaw Ward, who invented the glass Wardian case for transporting plants. The development takes its name from this invention and incorporates elements of nature throughout the design. The Wardian Case was significant for London's tea trade, with the glass box being used to safely stow and carry tea plants from the farthest-flung areas of the Earth to London's Docklands, where they were processed and packed for home use.
Wardian's communal spaces echo the botanic palm houses of Kew Gardens, and its entire design is centered around putting nature first. Each apartment has a private wrap-around sky garden,' and the communal areas of the building are a veritable jungle of plants, housing more than 100 different species of exotic plants sourced from all four corners of the planet.
Those living in Wardian London's suites, penthouses, and one- and two-bedroom apartments can enjoy their nature-inspired properties or head to The Observatory, a botanically-inspired sky bar and lounge on the 53rd floor that offers incredible views across the capital. The Observatory's floor-to-ceiling windows flood light into the bar from three sides, providing the ideal hideout for residents wanting to escape the commotion of the city.
Residents can also take advantage of the building's world-class amenities, including a 25-metre open-air swimming pool, state-of-the-art gym and wellness facilities, treatment rooms, private cinema, and landscaped gardens. Residents can mosey around Botanical Boys, a plant and interior treasures store, or pop downstairs to enjoy the restaurant and retail outlets such as Espresso Room, a soulful coffee shop.
By public transport, the closest London Underground station is Canary Wharf, which is served by the Jubilee line and provides direct access to London's West End, the City, and the London City Airport. The development is also a short walk away from the DLR (Docklands Light Railway) network, which provides connections to other areas of London, such as Bank, Stratford, Greenwich, and London City Airport.
London City Airport is a short distance away for those who frequently travel, providing easy access to destinations across the UK and Europe.
Overall, Wardian London is a development that offers a unique combination of luxury living, nature, and a prime location in one of London's most iconic districts. It is a perfect choice for those looking for a peaceful oasis within a bustling city while still being close to all the amenities and opportunities London offers.
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THE WARDIAN FACILITIES:24-hour five-star concierge service
25-metre outdoor pool
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