On Wednesday 26 June, award-winning London developer and asset manager LBS Properties and main contactor Balfour Beatty celebrated the topping out of The Madison, marking the completion of the 53rd story of this landmark E14 residential tower, adjacent to Canary Wharf. LBS Properties is the development manager for the project, on behalf of clients ED Group and Xinyuan Real Estate.
The ceremony was attended by the project team and key stakeholders, who enjoyed panoramic views from the top of the 187-metre tower, which is designed by the award-winning Make Architects. The Madison includes a collection of 319 high specification studio, one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, plus 104 affordable homes, an expansive collection of residents’ amenities, as well as commercial space and new public park at ground floor level.
The slender form of the glass tower enables 70% of the overall site to be dedicated to new public realm, including over half an acre of thriving biodiverse public gardens with extensive planting and seating areas, situated on the quieter side of the docks that will offer a peaceful escape.
Nick Crawford, Managing Director of LBS Properties, said: “This is a landmark moment for The Madison, which is transforming this opportunity area within the docklands and will provide benefits not only for residents but the public thanks to the expansive new gardens. Through the combination of unique design, specification and outstanding location, we have enjoyed strong sales success to date including significant off plan sales, despite a challenging backdrop. Overall estimated completion is due in Q3 2020 and we look forward to welcoming the first residents.”
Residents at The Madison will benefit from a beautifully appointed private lounge, gym, screening room and top of the range business facilities, collectively known as the Highline Club on the 16th floor. All of these first-class facilities will front on to three external terraces with 180 degree outstanding views of Canary Wharf, the City of London and beyond. There will also be a five-star-style spa area with 12m pool, sauna and steam room.
The luxurious interior design at The Madison can be found in all areas of the building – from the impressive double-height entrance to the detailing of the kitchens in the apartments themselves. The thoughtful layout of each home maximises floor space to create generous, light-filled rooms with expansive views over London, with many apartments also benefiting from balconies, winter gardens and external terraces
Positioned close to Canary Wharf, The Madison enjoys a convenient and enviable location with excellent transport connections, including South Quay DLR station a short walk away. These connections are set to improve further with the new Crossrail Station at Canary Wharf, which will provide a direct link to the City, West End and Heathrow Airport, while next year the new South Dock Bridge will make the walk to Canary Wharf even shorter. The surrounding area is also undergoing widespread transformation with the provision of new homes, shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, including Wood Wharf.