Wednesday, September 7, 2016


  • Southbank Place reveals latest homes in prime riverside location, with views across the Thames, The Houses of Parliament, Whitehall and the London Eye

  • Prices announced for 97 new apartments, starting from £1,050,000

  • First look inside bespoke designed homes inspired by The Festival of Britain


Wednesday 7th September 2016, London:  From today, homeowners are being offered a first glimpse into the unrivalled homes being offered in the newest building to be unveiled at Southbank Place ahead of the launch on Thursday 29th September.

Belvedere Gardens, developed by Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, is the third building at Southbank Place to be launched and offers the most premium apartments to date with unique views across London. Facing Jubilee Gardens and at the heart of London’s South Bank, striking images reveal dual aspect homes offering river views of London’s most recognisable landmarks, including the Houses of Parliament, Whitehall and the London Eye.

Set in the prime position of the 5.25 acre Shell Centre development, Belvedere Gardens will offer panoramic views of the River Thames and across central London. With refined interiors exclusively designed by Goddard Littlefair and sophisticated architecture by GRID Architects, the 97 apartments are split over 20 levels, comprising, 23 one-bedrooms, 58 two-bedrooms, 13 three-bedrooms and one three-bedroom duplex, plus two penthouses, arranged across the 10 and 20 storey buildings.


These design-driven apartments will vary in price and size, with a one-bedroom apartment starting from £1,050,000.


Southbank Place sits on the former home of The Festival of Britain, from which the design of Belvedere Gardens has been heavily influenced to celebrate the area’s heritage and culture. The visually striking exterior is inspired by the Festival of Britain emblem, the Festival Star, embossed and debossed across the façade, with the bronze colour, echoing the nearby Palace of Westminster. This small and detailed texture can also be seen in the perforated aluminium panels on the sides of the building and shading the terraces, playing with the sunlight to offer a veil likecurtain for privacy whilst maximising light into the homes.


Residents will have access to a private residents’ lounge, leading to an opulent outdoor terrace, providing an intimate space for social gatherings and business meetings, as well as space for residents to entertain and relax. These homes will have access to a dedicated health and fitness facility, exclusively designed by Goddard Littlefair and in addition to the health club already available to all Southbank Place residents.


GRID Architects and Goddard Littlefair have worked together to create an outstanding sense of luxury that flows through the living spaces at Belvedere Gardens. Each apartment will be fitted to the very highest of standards and specifications, providing a seamless blend of elegance and practicality with the ability to cater for both small intimate gatherings and large scale entertainment with ease and flair. Floor to ceiling windows fill the spaces with light and focus the eye on the spectacular skyline and river views.


Martin Goddard, Co-Founder and Director of Goddard Littlefair, said: “We have developed sophisticated interiors, designed to leave a lasting impression and enhance the rare character and setting of these apartments. The spaces have been carefully considered to make the most of the open aspect, the natural light and the superb river views. The rich mix of materials and textures complement and harmonise with the architectural concept and link to the mid-century design of the surrounding area.”


Craig Casci, founding partner of GRID Architects, said: “We have worked carefully to ensure that the unique design of this building becomes a landmark in its own right; the visually striking exterior complemented by incomparable views from within. The apartments are arranged across the 10 and 20 storey elements of the building, providing 1, 2 and 3 bedroom residences culminating in spectacular penthouses at the very top levels.”


From Thursday 29th September 2016, 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. This will be the third phase of the Southbank Place development to launch, following the successful sales for 1 Casson Square in September 2015 and 30 Casson Square in March 2016.


For further information on Southbank Place or to book an appointment inthe marketing suite visit or call 0207 001 3600.




Notes to editors

For further media enquiries, please contact:


Ajay Teli

Canary Wharf Group

Tel: +44 (0)20 7418 2326



Zainab Al-Deen

Qatari Diar

Tel: +44 (0)20 7907 2356




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 has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m 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.



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.