Braeburn Estates win coveted Best Apartment award at the International Property Awards 2021 – 02.11.21

Braeburn Estates is delighted to announce its win at the London edition of the International Property Awards, which took place on 29 October. The Penthouse at 30 Casson Square, Southbank Place, has been awarded with the prize in both the Best Apartment – London, and Best Apartment – United Kingdom categories, the latter meaning that the apartment is to be entered into further global competition rounds. A joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, 30 Casson Square sits proudly within Southbank Place, a mixed-use development at the globally recognised 5.25-acre Shell Centre tower site. Southbank Place will, when complete, feature eight exceptionally designed buildings, as well as a prominent piazza, shops and restaurants and a collection of public squares providing the perfect destination to live, work and relax in the heart of London.

The winning three-bedroom penthouse apartment is located on the 27th floor, with 360-degree views of the UK capital and a playful geometric interior, which incorporates specially designed furniture pieces by interior designer Portia Fox.

The International Property awards recognise the highest levels of achievement in real estate, development, architecture and interior design in both residential and commercial sectors. With sustainability, high living standards, ergonomics, originality and creativity at the forefront of judges’ decisions. The London judging round celebrates the very best of what the UK has to offer, with 40+ categories split across 4 key sectors: Architecture, Interior Design, Development and Real estate. An International Property Award is a world-renowned mark of excellence and recognises only the most outstanding properties. Entries are judged on location, sustainability, safety, internal layout and supporting marketing activity.

As winners of the Best Apartment categories for both London and the United Kingdom, The Penthouse at 30 Casson Square represents a triumph in design both in its architecture and in its interiors. Floor to ceiling windows, panoramic views and carefully thought through interiors which play on the sites’ history through a rich tapestry of colours, illustrate the very best of what London’s residential sector has to offer. The result is a truly impressive home worthy of International recognition.

Brian De’ath, Managing Director at Canary Wharf Group said: “Southbank Bank is one of our landmark developments, designed to provide the best of London living in an unparalleled location. This award win for our show apartment at 30 Casson Square, Southbank Place, is a great acknowledgement of our commitment to create an exceptional place and embodies cosmopolitan London living at its best.’’

Richard Oakes, Sales & Marketing Director, Europe, Qatari Diar, added:’’ We are thrilled that our vision for creating a new chapter in prime riverside living in what was previously an unmodernised area of London has been recognised through this award win. A huge well done to all the team involved.’’

Southbank Place is one of London’s best located developments within comfortable walking distance to some of the city’s most popular landmarks and iconic green spaces. Altogether, the full development comprises five residential and two commercial buildings, and includes a direct entrance to London Waterloo underground station, as well as beautiful landscaped public squares. Occupying the basement of the development is a 17,000 sq. ft. private health club for residents of Southbank Place Designed by Goddard Littlefair, the health club includes a 25-metre swimming pool, his and hers steam and sauna rooms, expansive gymnasium with specialist workout rooms, relaxation pods and a hair and beauty studio

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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 (CWG) is the developer of the largest urban regeneration project in Europe. CWG develops, manages and currently owns interests in approximately 7.7 million square feet of office space, 0.9 million square feet of retail and over 1,000 Build to Rent apartments.

CWG is the largest sustainable developer in the UK with over 11 million square feet of sustainable certified buildings. CWG also excels operationally having purchased 100% electricity from renewable sources since 2012 and zero waste to landfill since 2009.

CWG has created a 24/7 city where people can live/work/play on the Canary Wharf estate and enjoy all the benefits: great transport links, access to green spaces and waterside living; and a wide range of amenities including an award-winning arts and events programme.

Canary Wharf’s retail offering comprises over 300 shops, including grocery stores, pharmacies, health clubs, bars and restaurants, all within 15 minutes’ walk.
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