Thursday 20 February 2020 – Media Release
Southbank Place Comes to Life as Thirty Casson Square Welcomes First Residents
- Thirty Casson Square has welcomed its first residents, with selection of apartments and communal areas fully-opened
- Remainder of building set to complete by Spring 2020
- 95% of apartments have sold, with only eight residences remaining
- The collection of eight upper level apartments enjoy stunning vistas, taking in St. Paul’s Cathedral, the City, the Shard, River Thames, London Eye and Houses of Parliament
- Contemporary interiors by world-class design house Johnson Naylor
- Prices announced for the exclusive two-bedroom apartments, starting from £2.2 million
Thirty Casson Square, the second residential building to open at Southbank Place, has welcomed its first residents. Following the opening of the ground floor reception, building concierge, communal areas and apartments on the lower levels, the 29-storey Squire & Partners-designed tower is coming to life.
The stone-clad development, designed to remain in keeping with the aesthetic set by the iconic Shell Tower, has been one of the most popular buildings on the development, with 95% of the 166 units sold to date.
Situated on the upper and penthouse levels of the building, the eight remaining two and three bedroom apartments range in price from £2.2 million to £7.75 million. Each apartment comprises a mixture of bedroom suites, bathrooms and open-plan kitchen/dining & living area, with some benefitting from a 75 sq. ft. corner balcony.
The views on offer are some of the best in the capital with direct aspects onto the River Thames, London Eye and Houses of Parliaments, as well as vistas of the City, the Shard and St. Paul’s Cathedral.
Award-winning design house Johnson Naylor have created carefully considered interiors that create calm, yet contemporary apartments, with an emphasis on natural light and maximising views.
One of the first buildings to launch at Southbank Place, Thirty Casson Square has attracted a mixture of buyers, including Rasmus Berglund, a Lawyer based in The City and Boon Lim a retired doctor, previously based in Australia.
One of the first purchasers at Thirty Casson Square, Rasmus had been searching the local area for the perfect new home, but hadn’t found what he was looking for until he took a tour of the dedicated marketing suite and show apartments located in County Hall: “I looked at other apartments and houses close by, but was particularly attracted to the development not just in terms of the location but also in relation to the interesting architecture and the level of amenities, such as the large gym, swimming pool and cinema room.”
Attracted by the buzz of living in a prime central London location, Boon Lim and his wife Sally are looking forward to exploring the city as part of an active retirement: “My wife Sally and I like the city life and apartment living is the way to go as we are downsizers. We have been living in apartments since we moved to Australia, so Southbank Place offers us the perfect lifestyle with a home that suits our needs, with facilities such as the gym and swimming pool that we can really enjoy.”
Situated between Waterloo and County Hall, with Westminster a short walk over the River Thames, Southbank Place is arguably one of London’s best located developments. Residents will enjoy excellent transport links including a new entrance into Waterloo Station with access to the Jubilee, Northern and Bakerloo lines, as well as rail services to the South and South West of England. The Development is also a stone’s throw from some of the city’s best-known attractions and landmarks, as well as theatres, art galleries and fine dining, which all can be found along the South Bank.
Residents at Thirty Casson Square also benefit from access to an 18,000 sq. ft residents-only health & fitness facility, designed in the style of a five-star hotel spa by interior specialists; Goddard Littlefair. Located beneath the Southbank Place development, the space includes steam and sauna rooms, gymnasium, 25-metre swimming pool, treatment rooms, wet room and individual exercise rooms. With the space flexible to meet ever-changing fitness trends, there is also a hair and beauty bar and spa treatment room for those in need of some rest and relaxation.
Prices at Thirty Casson Square start from £2,200,000 for a two-bedroom apartment. For further information on Southbank Place or to book an appointment in the marketing suite visit www.southbank-place.com or call 020 7001 3600.
For further information, please contact:
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2166
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 Qatari Diar
Qatari Diar is a global leader in sustainable real estate, building landmark projects of unrivalled scope and vision. We create vibrant communities dedicated to capturing the hearts and imaginations of the people we serve. These developments are conceived from our commitment to preserving and reflecting local characters and traditions and our visions have created places with a sense of identity and purpose where people aspire to live, work and visit.
Qatari Diar’s European operation is based in London, and boasts several key local projects, including a landmark residential development at the 12 acre Chelsea Barracks site in Belgravia; Southbank Place, a mixed-use joint venture between Qatari Diar and Canary Wharf Group situated in a prime central London location on the south bank of the River Thames; 30 Grosvenor Square, the current US Embassy in London, which will become a luxury hotel, retail and event space; and East Village & Elephant Park, a joint venture with Delancey and APG, offering more than 4000 private residential apartments for rent.
Qatari Diar seeks to harness the world’s greatest architectural and design talent in order to create sustainable communities that will stand the test of time.
About Canary Wharf Group:
Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 17m sq. ft. of London real estate, which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising around 1m sq. ft. across five shopping malls, including the award-winning leisure development, Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 200 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.