St George, London's leading mixed use developer, has launched the new Riverside Pontoon at Fulham Reach, W6, on Friday 16 November 2012.
At an event attended by Directors of St George, Cllr Peter Graham and a selection of rowers from the renowned Latymer Upper School, the opening of the brand new 25 metre pontoon will offer residents and the local community alike the opportunity to enjoy everything that the River Thames has to offer from rowing, kayaking or simply to enjoy the breathtaking views that this picturesque location provides.
Nick Hutchings, Managing Director of multi-award winning developers St George Central London commented: "I am delighted to mark the official opening of the new Fulham Reach Riverside Pontoon with Cllr Peter Graham and pupils from nearby Latymer Upper School.
"The Riverside Pontoon is a valuable riverside facility. It is the first phase of a new water sports facility at Fulham Reach where St George is building and will equip a 500sqm boat house. The new facilities will be available to the local community where we hope to introduce encourage and teach people to row."
Fulham Reach will offer the ultimate in luxurious city living on the banks of the River Thames. The stunning new mixed-use development sits adjacent to the historic Grade II listed bridge and includes 744 new apartments and penthouses set around a European-style public piazza with landscaped gardens.
Cllr Peter Graham, Ward Councillor for Fulham Reach, commented: "It is a fantastic opportunity to mark this important occasion with both the developers of Fulham Reach, St George Central London. Access to the is restricted and I hope this brand new pontoon will encourage people to get on to the water."The landmark development will transform the 7.25 acre site, into a thriving new riverside community, with shops, bars and restaurants, riverside promenade, landscaped gardens and community rowing club.
Residents of Fulham Reach will be able to enjoy the benefits of membership of a private lifestyle club with access to facilities including a state of the art gymnasium, swimming pool, spa, private screening room, wine cellar, snooker room and golf simulator.
The area around Fulham Reach is also famous for its famous residents. King Charles II was a frequent visitor to the area, while William Morris, founder of the Arts and Crafts Movement moved here in 1879. Mahatma Gandhi lived in Fulham when he studied law at University College, London. And Gustav Holst, the English composer of the famous orchestral suite, The Planets, was also a resident for most of his life.
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