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City Island – Unique Riverside Neighbourhood in London

Benefits of island living in the heart of one of the world’s greatest cities

SINGAPORE, 18 September 2013: Ballymore Group, one of the largest private property developers in Europe, together with sole marketing agent Jones Lang LaSalle, is pleased to introduce City Island – a unique new riverside development and 12-acre “mini-Manhattan”, set against stunning views of Canary Wharf and the City of London’s iconic skyscrapers. When completed in 2017, it will be adjacent to London’s most exciting creative and commercial districts.

City Island combines the best contemporary architecture with the build vernacular of islands and island-style communities, with 1,700 new apartments, stunning al fresco spaces, waterside parks, vibrant new bars and restaurants, artist studios, boutique shops and an exceptional private residents’ club. This landmark development was inspired by the landscape and heritage of the area – from the early nineteenth century this was the site of the world’s largest docks, the marketplace of the British Empire.

This riverside location offers all the benefits of island life with quick access to the city and beyond. With excellent connections – major hub station Canning Town just a short stroll away, offering speedy access to central London and the Square Mile as well as Mainland Europe via City Airport.

Richard Oakes, Sales and Marketing Director, Ballymore Group, commented: “We believe City Island is the most exciting development in London today – contemporary waterside living at its best. This is an extraordinary opportunity to buy into an exclusive private island – a new kind of metropolitan neighbourhood with a unique sense of place.”

Said Doris Tan, Head of Residential International Projects, Jones Lang LaSalle, Singapore: “We are extremely pleased to be marketing this unique development. The United Kingdom, particularly London, is popular with foreign investors, including Singaporeans, and we have seen an increased interest in London properties due to the UK economy showing signs of recovery and the sterling pound improving. City Island is well placed to benefit from the strengthening of the London property market.”

About Ballymore Group
Ballymore Group is one of the largest private property developers in Europe and a leader in urban regeneration. The company has been responsible for many of London’s major regeneration and legacy projects. Developments of note include Embassy Gardens, Pan Peninsula, 21 Wapping Lane, New Providence Wharf, High Point Village and Mastmaker Road.

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Notes to editors

1.    Please find attached press release and info sheet for City Island.
2.    Please contact Vivian Lim at 6494 3824 or should you require the high resolution image.

About Jones Lang LaSalle
Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE:JLL) is a professional services and investment management firm offering specialized real estate services to clients seeking increased value by owning, occupying and investing in real estate. With annual revenue of $3.9 billion, Jones Lang LaSalle operates in 70 countries from more than 1,000 locations worldwide. On behalf of its clients, the firm provides management and real estate outsourcing services to a property portfolio of 2.6 billion square feet and completed $63 billion in sales, acquisitions and finance transactions in 2012. Its investment management business, LaSalle Investment Management, has $46.3 billion of real estate assets under management.
Jones Lang LaSalle has over 50 years of experience in Asia Pacific, with over 26,100 employees operating in 79 offices in 14 countries across the region. The firm was named ‘Best Property Consultancy’ in nine Asia Pacific countries at the International Property Awards Asia Pacific 2012, in association with HSBC, and was named the number one real estate advisory firm in Asia Pacific in the Euromoney Real Estate Awards 2012. 
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