The Docklands

THROUGHOUT HISTORY CITY ISLAND'S LOCATION HAS ALWAYS BEEN A BUSTLING AREA OF COMMERCE. BETWEEN THE 19TH AND MID-20TH CENTURY IT WAS THE SITE OF THE WORLD'S MIGHTIEST DOCKS, THE GRAND MARKETPLACE OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.

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THE DOCKLANDS IS LEADING LONDON'S AMBITIOUS URBAN REGENERATION.

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THE DOCKLANDS IS LEADING LONDON'S AMBITIOUS URBAN REGENERATION.

London is one of a handful of cities that can genuinely be described as a world capital. Owing to its prosperous economy and skilled working population, the city offers a highly investible real estate market.

Like any dynamic city, London is ever evolving. Inhabitants of the city have observed the migration of both creative and commercial industries towards a new constellation of key eastern suburbs including Canary Wharf, Shoreditch, Hackney and Greenwich.

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Canary Wharf

A NEW CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT

This shift downriver has been commandeered by the booming regeneration of Canary Wharf and the Docklands, an internationally renowned financial centre on what was once the declining site of the London Docks.

In under 30 years, Canary Wharf has transformed from an ambitious development at its infancy to one of the principal financial districts in the world, becoming the de facto city centre of London’s rising East.

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THE EVOLUTION OF
EAST LONDON

Attracted by the flexible workspaces between Shoreditch and the River Lea, creative professionals have been flocking to the area since the 1980s. Today East London boasts Europe’s densest concentration of artists and creative professionals.

Design and photography studios are found alongside architects’ firms, internet start-ups and digital technology labs. Meanwhile the vibrant scene of art galleries, theatres, bars and restaurants have become an ever-increasing draw for Londoners at all points of the compass.

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AT THE SAME TIME THAT CANARY WHARF WAS REINVENTING ITSELF AS THE INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS HUB OF TODAY, THE ARTISAN AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF THE INNER EAST WERE ALSO FINDING THEIR VOICE.

SIMPLE, STRONG & ARCHITECTURALLY DISTINCTIVE

THE DESIGN FOR LONDON CITY ISLAND DRAWS INSPIRATION FROM CITIES LIKE CHICAGO – WHERE THE URBAN METROPOLIS IS FRAMED BY A TREE LINED WATERFRONT.

THE VISUAL IDENTITY OF THE ISLAND IS DEFINED BY ITS INNOVATIVE USE OF STRONG, DISTINCTIVE AND EARNEST MATERIALS, A NOD TO THE AREA’S ARTISAN PAST.

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LONDON CITY ISLAND IS A NEW ISLAND METROPOLIS, AN ULTRA-CONNECTED HUB OF VIBRANT CULTURE AND CONTEMPORARY LIVING.

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