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Berkeley Homes Unveils South Quay Plaza

The UK’s Tallest Residential Scheme, moments to Canary Wharf

​HONG KONG, 13 January 2016 – Due to exceptional demand Berkeley Homes South East London Ltd will be launching the second phase of South Quay Plaza, the UK's tallest residential scheme, in the historical London Docklands. South Quay Plaza will bring a vibrant, mixed-use and sustainable waterside development to E14, creating London's youngest landmark.

Set to change the London skyline, the Foster + Partners designed landmark project will include a 68 storey, 220m tower and a smaller 36 storey tower. The development will total more than a million square feet and deliver 888 residential properties, including 188 affordable homes, together with cafes, shops and restaurants. In keeping with its commitment to place making at South Quay Plaza, Berkeley Homes, one of London's most prestigious developers, will generate over 1.6 acres of landscaped public space, including a new dockside promenade and a pocket park.

The proximity to London City Airport already provides excellent business links to New York, Paris and Zurich, but this will be further enhanced with the arrival of the Crossrail in 2018, connecting Heathrow to Canary Wharf in less than 40 minutes.

Renowned for its famous projects including The British Museum, Hong Kong International Airport and the Hearst Tower in New York, award winning architects Foster + Partners have been appointed to design both the architecture and interiors of the development which reflect a striking and contemporary style to complement the capital's skyline.

The scheme will offer a selection of light and spacious, studio, one, two, three bedroom apartments and penthouses.  Each space within every property has been carefully considered and meticulously designed to reflect the needs and requirements of modern urban living. The iconic stepped tower structure will be built at a 45 degree rotation to maximise water views and dual aspects and each apartment within the scheme will have floor to ceiling glazing, which will offer an uninterrupted panorama of the city's skyline.

Residents will also benefit from an exclusive, state of the art health club and spa which is complete with a 20m double height panoramic swimming pool, whilst the entire 56th floor is dedicated to a residents' club lounge including a bar, screening room, business lounge and an enormous terrace with outside bar and dining facilities. Additionally, a 24 hour concierge service will be on hand to provide assistance from booking restaurants to organising transportation.

Harry Lewis, Managing Director, Berkeley Homes (South East London) comments, "At Berkeley Homes all of our developments are designed not only to be fantastic places to live but also to permanently enhance the neighbourhoods in which they are located. At South Quay Plaza, we have gone one step further by creating a visionary scheme of outstanding design quality, both inside and out, with superb residents' facilities and 1.6 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and public realm. With the help of Foster + Partners, this sets a new benchmark for quality London living."

Grant Brooker, Senior Partner, Foster + Partners states, "On a wonderful site at the intersection of the historic docks, South Quay Plaza offers spectacular views out across Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs. Every aspect of the design has been considered – both inside and out – to create a world-class residential building. Set within green parkland that adds to the public realm, we believe this is an extraordinary new place for London."

Planning permission for the site was granted in April 2015. Construction is due to begin in January 2016, with completion of the first phase expected in 2020. The appointed sales agent on the scheme is JLL.

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Notes to Editors:

About South Quay Plaza

South Quay Plaza totals 1,076,256 square ft and will include a 68 storey, 220m tower and a smaller 36 storey tower. The development will produce 888 residential properties, including 188 affordable homes. The architecture and interiors have been designed by Fosters + Partners. Each space within every property has been carefully considered and meticulously designed to reflect the needs and requirements of modern urban living. The towers have been designed at a 45 degree rotation to maximise river views and increase dual aspect.

The scheme will also introduce over 1.6 acres of public realm, which will include a new dockside promenade and pocket park.

Residents will benefit from an exclusive health club and spa, a 20m length panoramic swimming pool, a residents lounge, roof garden and a 24 hour concierge service.

WSP will carry out the structures and M&E. which is due to being in January 2016. Completion for the first phase expected in 2021.

Address: South Quay Plaza, 183-185 Marsh Wall, London E14

About Berkeley Group

The Berkeley Group build homes and neighbourhoods. We focus on creating beautiful, successful places in London and the South East. We work together with other people to tackle the shortage of good quality homes, and make a lasting contribution to the landscape and to the communities we help create.

The Berkeley Group is made up of four autonomous companies: St George, St James, Berkeley and St Edward. We are publicly-owned and listed on the London Stock Exchange as a FTSE 250 company.

Berkeley's business strategy is called Our Vision. This focuses on five key areas: our customers, homes, places, operations and people. Through this framework we are striving to become a world class business.

Sustainability is at the heart of Berkeley.  Our single biggest contribution is to create new places that grace their surroundings and will stand the test of time. The environmental performance of each site is monitored tightly and we publish independent research measuring our social and economic impact.

The Berkeley Group was voted Britain's Most Admired Company across all industries in 2011 and Housebuilder of the Year from 2010 to 2012. In 2014, we won the Queens Award for Enterprise, and have come top of the Next Generation benchmark for the last eight years, which ranks the UK's 25 biggest housebuilders on sustainability.

The Berkeley Foundation was set up in 2011 and supports young people and their communities across London and the South of England. So far it has committed over £5 million to over 60 charities. The Berkeley Group support this independent charity with funding and the time and talent of our staff.

Hong Kong Exhibition:

Time: 11am – 7pm, January 15th (Fri) –17th (Sun) January 2016

Venue: Berkeley office, Suite 3203-3204, Edinburgh Tower, 15 Queens Road Central, Central, Hong Kong.

For more information about the project, please contact:

Mandy Wong,, (852) 2846 5782 or