Berkeley Group Sponsors Firework Night at Victoria Park

6th November 2015

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The Berkeley Group is co-sponsoring the 2015 Tower Hamlets Fireworks Night display, which is returning to Victoria Park after five years. The free fireworks night will take place on Saturday 7 November 2015, with gates opening at 5.30pm and the display starting at 7.00pm.

Craig Carson, Managing Director of St George City, a member of the Berkeley Group said:

"We are pleased to be supporting the London Borough of Tower Hamlets fireworks in Victoria Park, a free and fun night for all the family. On Saturday night the sky will be lit up with stunning pyrotechnics to a musical soundtrack. It's fantastic that the fireworks are returning to the borough's largest and oldest public park and it will no doubt be a very special evening."

St George is developing London Dock in Wapping, Tower Hamlets: a mixed use development of 1,800 homes, 486 of which will be affordable; 210,000 sq ft of commercial space; six acres of public open space and land for a new secondary school for 1,200 pupils.

One of London's most highly-anticipated new developments, London Dock is located in close proximity to well-known landmarks Tower Bridge, the Tower of London and St Katharine Docks. St George has successfully launched the Clipper Wharf and Admiral and Alexander Wharf phases earlier this year and construction is now well underway, with the first residents expected to move into their homes in 2016.

 
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For further information, please contact FTI Consulting:

Ollie Pratt T: 0203 727 1428 E: Ollie.Pratt@fticonsulting.com

Sian Disson T: 0203 727 1747 E: Sian.Disson@fticonsulting.com

About St George

St George is proud to be a member of the Berkeley Group, London's leading mixed use developer. We regenerate brownfield land to create thriving new communities in attractive landscaped environments.

Since 2000, St George has delivered over 8,730 new homes, more than 2,400 of which are affordable; 836,000 sq ft of commercial floor space; 83,000 sq ft of community space; and 30 acres of open space. Each home St George delivers creates or sustains 5.6 jobs.

In 2002, St George was the first residential developer to be granted the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. The Berkeley Group as a whole received this prestigious accolade in 2008 and again in 2014, and received the 2015 Sunday Times Housebuilder of the Year award.

About London Dock

In March 2014, the London Borough of Tower Hamlets granted permission to St George to transform London Dock site in Wapping into a residential-led mixed use development.

The world-class Patel Taylor masterplan includes:

  • 1,800 homes, 486 homes of which will be affordable (30% of overall habitable rooms)
  • 210,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace
  • Six acres of public open space including a major new civic square
  • Land for a six form entry secondary school and sixth form college (1,200 pupils)
  • 1,800 homes, 486 homes of which will be affordable (30% of overall habitable rooms)
  • 210,000 sq ft of commercial floorspace
  • Six acres of public open space including a major new civic square
  • Land for a six form entry secondary school and sixth form college (1,200 pupils)

Construction of London Dock started in September 2014. The first residents will move into their homes in late 2016.

St George is contributing over £6 million in Section 106 funding for:

  • Local leisure facilities
  • Public open space
  • Public realm improvements
  • Extensive local employment and training commitments, including 65 apprenticeships 
  • Local leisure facilities
  • Public open space
  • Public realm improvements
  • Extensive local employment and training commitments, including 65 apprenticeships 

About Tower Hamlets Fireworks

Tower Hamlets Fireworks Night is taking place on Saturday 7 November 2015. The free event is co-sponsored by Berkeley Group, Barratt London and Veolia.

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