Thursday 3 March 2016 – Media Release

Brand New Homes Launch Today at Southbank Place

  • Buyers can buy sought-after homes at 30 Casson Square today
  • Exclusive amenities and contemporary interiors revealed
  • Prices announced for 164 new apartments, with studio apartments starting from £650,000

Potential homeowners are being offered a second opportunity to secure a new home in the sought-after Southbank Place, London’s new residential quarter, as the development’s second building, 30 Casson Square, goes on sale today.

Since the launch in September 2015, over 80% of the apartments from One Casson Square (formerly One York Square) have already been sold.

The developers are offering a first glimpse of the interiors of 30 Casson Square in the coveted development on the globally recognised 5.25 acre Shell Centre, as well as starting prices for the cutting-edge homes.

Industry-leading interior designers, Johnson Naylor, and architects Squire and Partners have continued to work together to create the outstanding space and seamlessly integrate quality high-spec interiors. Calm and contemporary, with an emphasis on natural light and the views across London and the Thames, the apartments are split over 29 levels, comprising 26 studio apartments, 67 one-bedrooms, 56 two-bedrooms, 14 three-bedrooms and one four-bedroom duplex penthouse.

Each of the 164 apartments will be fitted to the very highest of standards, with Miele appliances and Quartz technical stone work surfaces throughout the kitchens, well designed bathrooms, as well as bespoke detailing designed by Johnson Naylor.

Set on Level One, residents will have access to an exclusive lounge and screening room providing a multifunctional and flexible area, with business and meeting facilities, as well as a relaxation space.

Located on the site of the Festival of Britain, Casson Square has been named as a tribute to Sir Hugh Casson, former Director of Architecture for the Festival of Britain, celebrating the design and architectural history of the area.

Potential buyers have the opportunity to view show apartments including fixtures, fabrics and design layouts in the development’s prestigious marketing suite in the Grade II listed County Hall building, the interiors of which have been exclusively designed by designers Goddard Littlefair.

These design-driven apartments will vary in price and size, with a studio starting from £650,000, one bedroom apartments from £750,000, two bedroom apartments from £1.2m and three bedroom apartments from £3.6m.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Murray Levinson, Partner at Squire and Partners, said: “Five months since the launch of Southbank Place, we are excited to reveal the second building in London’s new residential development, 30 Casson Square. Squire and Partners’ designs create an elegant residential landmark, set across 29 levels with dual aspect apartments affording residents unparalleled views of London’s stunning skyline via full height windows and projecting balconies. Conceived as a partner building to One Casson Square, 30 Casson Square is expressed as a crisp stone frame crafted with bespoke bronze details, and  topped with a dramatic four storey glazed lantern containing three exceptional penthouse apartments.”

Fiona Naylor, founding partner of Johnson Naylor, added: “We have created contemporary, intelligent spaces using materials in a considered, balanced palette, gently referencing the urban context and history of the location in texture and detail. It’s not about imposing a style or way of living. The apartments are intended as a quiet backdrop to life, allowing the homemaker to add their furniture, art and objects to create the final layer.”

Those seeking information about buying or wishing to view the marketing suite can visit www.southbank-place.com or call 0207 001 3600.

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For further information, please contact:

Press Office
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2000
E: pressoffice@canarywharf.com

Notes to editors

About Southbank Place
Southbank Place is being developed by Braeburn Estates, a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group plc and Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company

About Canary Wharf Group
Canary Wharf Group plc is a globally recognisable London real estate business which has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe. The Group design, build and manage a unique set of assets to serve local and international companies, renowned retailers and some of the UK’s most exciting technology start-ups.

Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority, two of the world’s largest commercial real estate and fund companies. The Group was acquired in March 2015 and as part of this process, Songbird, the former majority owner of Canary Wharf Group, delisted from the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market.

About Qatari Diar
Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company is wholly owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, the sovereign wealth fund of the State of Qatar, and was established to co-ordinate the country’s real estate development priorities. The company is currently involved in more than 39 signature projects in more than 21 countries around the world with a combined value of over $ 35bn.

With a significant UK presence Qatari Diar boasts key projects including Chelsea Barracks, comprising a rare collection of apartments in Belgravia, and East Village, a joint venture with Delancey, offering 1,439 private residential apartments for rent.

Qatari Diar has also recently acquired the US embassy’s Chancery Building, at 24-31 Grosvenor Square, broadening Qatari Diar’s already impressive estate portfolio in London.