London City Island, E14

London City Island, E14

View all by Ballymore Group, View all by EcoWorld
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4.5 Rating (based on 15 reviews) 15 reviews

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London City Island is a mixed-use 12-acre neighbourhood from Ballymore and EcoWorld, with a central square, commercial units, parkland, Manhattan-style apartments, and the City Island Social Club, all overlooking the River Thames and the River Lea. It’s now home to the English National Ballet, and offers excellent transport links out of Canning Town station. Read more

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4.27
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Value
4.33
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Amazing Community

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I have lived here 2 years and it’s amd incredible development. There is a sense of community on the island. Neighbours talk to each other and people chat to strangers in the lift. This may all seem very normal but a anyone who has lived in large developments in London will know it is not. My apartment was delivered to the highest standard and the Ballymore team were amazing. The whole place is great and my wife and I love it. Ballymore have delivered something special to this part of London.

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The island is great and is only getting better as more of it is finished. 5 minutes from Canary Wharf with all the shops and restaurants you could want.

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I wish I bought an extra one as an investment…

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I work for Ballymore

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Nice little investment!

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Great development in an upcoming area! Ballymore have done well to have the National ballet and Film School re-locate here, it will only add value and make the area more buzzy. My flat rented out extremely quickly and easily – overall I’m very pleased with my investment here!

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Still not a huge amount going on in Canning Town but once London City Island is fully complete, as well as Good Luck Hope, it will get more and more popular!

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Great social living

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Cozy and sociable environment. Great facilities and amazing views

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Love the great connections through DLR and tube

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That is quite remote to get by car

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Olga Turner Property Pro

Thriving new community

London City Island is a thriving new community created by Ballymore and EcoWorld and resembles a ‘mini Manhattan’, centred on a large public square and anchored by the new English National Ballet headquarters, which looks set to be a stunning building. Working as a development consultant in London City Island has always been one of my favourite developments in the capital, and my partner and I therefore bought a 2 bedroom apartment there off-plan. The communal areas are now completed and look fantastic: a retro-inspired gym, outdoor pool surrounded by planting, a grocer and Italian deli, bar and pizzeria and even more facilities still to come in later phases. A fantastic effort has been made with the landscaping, placemaking and creating a sense of community, with regular events being hosted by the developer and a series of artisans moving in. The scheme is easily accessible from the Canning Town tube station (Jubilee Line) and gives the perfect combination of big city life with its amazing connectivity, and simultaneously that of a small-town community, with the classic high-street occupants like a florist, art gallery and grocer. We can’t wait to see it complete!

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Great investment

I have bought two flats here, one completed and rented out. My flat rented out easily and I have had great feedback from the tenant and they are keen to stay longer. There have been some delays but I think this is a very special and unique development and am delighted to have two properties within my portfolio.

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tenants are very happy

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Love being in a development

I love it here. It is February snowing and my friends and I swam in the outdoor pool – how amazing is that!! We chose to live here because of the location but also the facilities – it is the first time I have lived in a development and I love the fact that I have a pool and a gym that I can use everyday. I do wish more of the island was complete and can see it is going to take a few years before everything is ready but we couldn’t be happier and would live in a new building now over something old and dated anytime.

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London City Island is essentially a building site but within our completed development we love it, just be aware that building works will take a lot longer

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so unique

We were really impressed after a recent viewing and had also looked at a few other developments in London but London City Island stood out for us. Such a unique location, great transport links, nice flats and we feel confident that when all the landscaping is complete it will be beautiful. It has a real wow factor when you walk over the bridge to the mini city and it does feel like something special.

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London City Island is a unique large development in a prime location

London City Island is a large new development from Ballymore comprised of a cluset of high rise buildings comprised of flats ranging from studios to 4 bedrooms. The development is unique in that is located on an island and thus relatively isolated from the area. The development is mix used and is centred on a new central square, called Trinity Square and will have commercial spaces and the English National Ballet. London City Island also includes many other amenities for the residents, such as a gym, heated pool, waterside parks, arts club and 24 hour concierge and security. Since the area itself is very limited to cars, there is little parking and would be subject to negotiation and certain fees. The standard finishings of the units are of high quality and include inbuilt closets, oak floors, carpets in bedrooms, and open floorplans. Some units also have balconies.
In terms of location, London City Island is located on the Jubilee underground line (Canning Town Stations, which is included as a stop in the night tube) and the DLR, allowing quick access to central London, the City, Canary Wharf, London City Airport, Greenwich, and Stratford. In the future, the Crossrail (Elizabeth Line) will be close to London City Island, making access to Central London and Heathrow even easier. The development is well equipped to be its own neighbourhood, with its own restaurants, stores, and grocery store. Despite its close proximity proximity to Canning Town Station, the area is quiet and there is little noise heard from the flats. Due to the large number of units (there are 6 different large buildings), the amenities are bound to become crowded. However, it will also allow for the possibility that the area will thrive.
The leasehold units in London City Island start at around GBP440,000 for a studio and can go over GBP1,000,000 for a 3 bedroom penthouse. The units are offered on a 999 lease and incur a yearly ground rent charge from GBP400 GBP1000 depending on the unit. The estimated service charge is GBP4.65 per square foot.

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