THE RIVERWALK VIEW
NEWSLETTER SPRING 2015
OVER 60% SOLD
Since launching to the market last year, over 60% of the apartments at Riverwalk have sold and in many cases the unique SW1 riverside location is what has attracted purchasers. Recent research highlighted the limited development on the North Bank of the Thames compared to the pipeline of residential units on the opposite side. On the South Bank from Battersea Bridge to Blackfriars Bridge planning permission has been granted for 8,500 apartments.* In comparison to this development surge on the southern stretch of the river, only 500 residential units have been given planning permission on the North Bank.
* Research by Molior London
Over the course of 2014 Riverwalk has risen out of the ground, with the sculptural form designed by RIBA Stirling Prize winners Stanton Williams taking shape. The panoramic river views from the upper storeys are already spectacular. The 16-storey West Building is now structurally complete and the six-storey East Building is due to reach structural completion shortly. Cladding is underway on both buildings, revealing the interlocking strata of limestone and aluminium that flow around the development. The topping out ceremony will take place this month, with practical completion on track for early 2016.
LISA RONSON HOME
We are delighted to announce the launch of Lisa Ronson Home, a bespoke turnkey interior design and lifestyle service available for buyers at Riverwalk, as well as homeowners throughout the capital. The team, led by founder Lisa Ronson, is working with a hand-picked panel of award-winning interior designers to provide clients with an interior design service to suit their individual requirements and tastes. From everyday essentials to custom-designed fabrics and furnishings, Lisa Ronson Home project manages the interior design and moving in process to make it as seamless as possible. To find out more and get access to ‘Lisa’s Little Black Book’, please see and contact
ART AT RIVERWALK
With its location opposite Tate Britain and next to the Henry Moore sculpture ‘Locking Piece’, Riverwalk is already well positioned for art. The scheme will be adding to the area’s artistic heritage through a new sculpture by Peter Randall-Page and two specially commissioned benches by Pablo Reinoso.
Peter Randall-Page’s ‘Shapes in the Clouds’ will be installed in the landscaped area around Riverwalk and explores how the sensual and organic can emerge from the formal and geometric. In this version of a dodecahedron carved out of Rosso Luana marble, in which the heavy figuring is reminiscent of solidifying cloud, the Dartmoor-based artist has combined geometric order with geological chaos to produce something both visceral and sensual. Peter often describes it as breathing life into dumb matter.
Pablo Reinoso, the French-Argentinean artist and designer, is currently working on two bespoke benches that will provide an area for quiet contemplation in the Riverwalk grounds. Combining his experience as an artist, sculptor and furniture designer, Reinoso is renowned for reinterpreting furniture and placing it in new paradigms. Consumed by his exploration of the relationship between the seemingly static bench and its surroundings, with its twisted tangles growing in search of an organic attachment to their location, he shows us that function and form are not always clearly defined.
Gastronomy in Westminster
The borough of Westminster is home to some of the finest restaurants in the country and the Michelin-starred Roux at Parliament Square counts itself amongst these. On 18 March, Michel Roux Jr. will be hosting an exclusive evening with Gruaud-Larose, the prestigious vineyard in Bordeaux, at the highly-acclaimed Westminster restaurant. For one night only, Roux at Parliament Square will be serving a specially designed menu by Michel Roux Jr., with each course carefully paired with wine from Gruaud-Larose.
Music in Westminster
Having celebrated its 300 year anniversary in 2014, the Spring Season at St John’s Smith Square is set to begin the year on a good note. Widely regarded as one of the best examples of English Baroque architecture, the former church was converted into a unique music venue after the Second World War. This year’s programme includes regular lunchtime concerts, Mozart Explored concerts by the London Mozart Players and the new Sunday at St John’s series of afternoon chamber music. For more information please visit www.sjss.org.uk