Seeing red

One of London’s most prominent property developers, EcoWorld Ballymore, has launched new units within its London City Island development, the unique 12 acre island set on the Leamouth Peninsula which will welcome its first residents later in 2016.

The new apartments include suites, one and two bed apartments with prices starting from £342,500. A stand out feature of the development is its striking red swimming pool, one of the amenities available within the City Island Arts Club, the Island’s own private resident’s club. The pool features bright, seafaring red tiles – the trademark hue which appears throughout the island including the 260ft iconic bridge which links the island to Canning Town, making it one of the best connected developments in the capital.

Striking block colours are one of the stylistic features at London City Island, each of the ten apartment buildings is constructed from glossy brickwork in a single bold colour and is cleverly designed to maximise the building’s river frontage. The apartments 15themselves boast a warehouse aesthetic with generous open plan living spaces and loft style features. Their design inspiration has been drawn from the history of Leamouth and the creative energy of East London. With waterside walkways along the River Lea that surrounds the development, the island’s identity takes much of its inspiration from London’s rich riverside heritage.