Art and architecture came together at 250 City Road in March, at the unveiling of the first in a series of sculptures to stand in the new public plaza.
Entitled 'Opening the Lockgate', the art celebrates the history of the nearby Regent's Canal, which reaches its 200th anniversary this year.
Berkeley commissioned artist Ian Rank-Broadley to create a series of three sculptures, paying tribute to the site's heritage and the working community that enlivened London's canals. He is well known for his effigy of H.M. Queen Elizabeth II, used on coins.
Ian Rank-Broadley said: "It is my intention as the sculptor to portray the working lives of these people with dignity and create a lasting tribute that acknowledges the contribution they made. Bronze will last a thousand years or more, and so now can the memory of the canals."
Brian Mckenzie, Operations Director at Berkeley said: "At Berkeley, not only do we build homes and places to enjoy living in and visiting - we're passionate about creating beautiful neighbourhoods that revolve around communities and link the present with the past. These magnificent sculptures by Ian are a wonderful way to keep history alive while giving residents and visitors the pleasure of enjoying world-class art."
With more than 900 new homes, public green space, a new hotel, shops, restaurants and the iBasin offices, 250 City Road offers something for everyone. The new public plaza, standing at the heart of the site, has been designed to be enjoyed by the local community and visitors alike.