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Galliard Homes New £550 Million “Vertical Village” Brings Manhattan Glamour to London’s Canary Wharf

Hong Kong, 23 June 2015 - Galliard Homes, in association with Cain Hoy, are launching Harbour Central at 2 Millharbour Dock Basin which consists of the £550 million transformation of a 2.65 acre industrial site into a new Manhattan style "vertical village" for Canary Wharf. Harbour Central will provide 901 new homes, retail, commercial, leisure and parking facilities in five mixed-use towers, up to 41 storeys high, designed around two new London green squares.

Located off Lighterman's Road close to Millharbour Dock Basin Harbour Central is designed by multi-award winning international architects Rolfe Judd.

Harbour Central will provide 624 homes for private sale, 277 intermediate and affordable rented homes, 10,538 sqft of ground floor retail and commercial premises and an 11,292 sqft six storey New York style entertainment and leisure facility providing a lounge/library, gymnasium/spa, private cinema, cocktail bar and club lounge.

Studios average 370sqft in size with prices starting from £350,000. One bed apartments average 562 sqft in size, with prices starting from £495,000. Two bed apartments average 756 sqft in size, with prices starting from £625,000. Three bedroom apartments average 1,075 sqft in size, with prices starting from £1.25 million.

The architectural centerpiece of Harbour Central will be two iconic high rise residential towers, 41 and 35 storeys high, providing homes for private sale comprising studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and four/five bedroom premier and duplex penthouses. The towers have striking New York style Art Deco themed façades with expanses of glass, bronze effect panels and ceramics with brise-soleil feature screens and traditional and covered balconies.

The third tower will be 24 storeys high and features apartments for private sale, whilst the final pair of towers, eight and 27 storeys high, will provide intermediate and affordable rented homes. At the base of some of the towers will be high quality retail and commercial premises for shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

The towers are designed around two new London green squares known as Millharbour Park, complete with tree lined pedestrian boulevards, green areas and landscaping. There is also an underground parking complex with 210 parking bays and 1,163 bicycle/motorcycle bays.

The tallest 41 storey tower, known as Maine Tower, will be the first part of the project launched for sale. Maine Tower will provide 297 apartments and penthouses for private sale. Argent Design have designed the main entrance foyer for Maine Tower and the six storey entertainment and leisure facility that is located seven metres above the ground in a link-bridge structure that connects the main and eight storey towers.

Located in the link-bridge, the lowest floor of the six level leisure facility will contain the development's 24 hour concierge and CCTV security. The concierge can provide dry cleaning, laundry, house keeping, porterage, valet parking and other hotel style services. The 2nd and 3rd floors will feature business meeting rooms and a double height lounge/library with inviting seating areas and book lined walls, a place where residents can relax, meet guests and socialise.

The gymnasium and spa on the fourth and fifth floors will have a fully equipped gymnasium, a studio/pilates space, steam room and sauna. The fifth floor will also have a private 20 person cinema, which can be hired by residents to entertain guests. The top floor of the leisure facility will feature a club lounge illuminated by a skylight above, with seating areas and an Art Deco themed champagne and cocktail bar with stone, bronze effect and glass finishes.

The apartments and penthouses in Maine Tower will introduce a "London West End" specification and quality into the Canary Wharf housing market. All will have a spacious reception room with natural Oak strip engineered flooring, bespoke entertainment/shelving unit with LED smart TV, mood lighting and floor to ceiling glazing, with many opening onto private balconies. The designer fully fitted kitchens will have high gloss laminate units, stone worktops and integrated SMEG appliances.

The bedrooms will have subtle lighting, warm woven carpets and high gloss floor to ceiling fitted wardrobes, with ensuites to master bedrooms in the larger apartments. The stylish bathrooms with stone tiled flooring, feature glass walls, heated towel rails, bespoke vanity units and underfloor warming. Each home will have advanced communications, home entertaining and security systems and comfort cooling to principal rooms.

The uppermost floors of Maine Tower will feature four premier and four duplex penthouse residences. These large residences will provide an abundance of entertaining space, four or five bedroom suites, and the penthouses will open onto private roof gardens.

As a luxurious optional extra, purchasers can work with Argent Design to create homes with their own bespoke interiors and dressing schemes (design budget by separate arrangement).

Located by Millharbour Dock Basin where the area's most prestigious residential buildings are situated, Harbour Central is just 5 minutes' walk from Canary Wharf which has banks, headquarters buildings and four retail malls. Canary Wharf is a major transport network, with underground (Jubilee Line), Docklands Light Railway, Thames Clipper shuttle service and City Airport: with Crossrail scheduled for 2018.  It is just 10 minutes into Bank (City of London), 15 minutes into Bond Street (London's shopping and leisure West End) and 14 minutes to London International City Airport

Stephen Conway, Chairman & Chief Executive of Galliard Homes said: "Harbour Central is the largest and most exciting luxury project that Galliard Homes has undertaken to date in London Docklands. This is the first time that West End focused luxury design house Argent Design have worked in Canary Wharf. Galliard Homes has worked closely alongside Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design to create the spectacular Manhattan style communal, entertainment and leisure facilities at the development, providing purchasers with a superb lifestyle proposition, as well as a sound investment."

Hong Kong Exhibition:

Time:11 a.m. to 7 p.m. from June 26th (Fri) – 28st (Sun) June 2015

Venue: 7/F, Tian & Di Room, Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 15 Queen's Road Central, The Landmark, Central, Hong Kong.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Mandy Wong,, (852) 2846 5782 or

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