PRESS RELEASE: POTENTIAL NEW LOCATION FOR THE LONDON FILM SCHOOL

EcoWorld Ballymore launches Emerald House : 58 new apartments at London City Island 
 
[London: 14th May 2016]: Today EcoWorld Ballymore, one of London’s most prominent property developers, launches 58 new apartments for sale at London City Island, its development on the Leamouth Peninsula.
This news follows the recent announcement that The London Film School intend to re-locate to the Island in 2017, cementing the island’s position as a hub for the arts.
 
Home to 1,700 apartments, stunning al fresco spaces and striking surroundings, London City Island is set against an iconic backdrop of The O2, Canary Wharf and the City. Located in Emerald House on the unique new twelve acre island neighbourhood, this launch releases 58 new units for sale and will include suites, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bed units. 
Prices for the new units will start from £365,000.
 
The recent announcement that The London Film School intend to move to the island builds on an established reputation for London City Island as a place for culture and follows an announcement last year that English National Ballet and English National Ballet School will be moving to the island in 2017. 
 
London’s new island neighbourhood, dubbed a ‘mini Manhattan’, London City Island will become a vibrant cultural area and one of the Capital’s most exciting and inspirational places to live. Whilst residents will enjoy all the benefits of riverfront ‘island living’, they will only have to cross the iconic 260ft red footbridge which spans the River Lea to be connected to the rest of London.
This new link, constructed by Ballymore to improve the islands connectivity, will allow residents to reach Bond Street in just 20 minutes via the Jubilee Line and DLR at Canning Town.
 
Residents of the island will automatically become members of the City Island Arts Club, the island’s own private resident’s club which is due to open later this year when the first homes are completed and ‘island living’ begins.
The arts club includes a striking red swimming pool of bright, seafaring red tiles - the trademark hue which appears throughout the island.
 
John Mulryan, UK Managing Director, Ballymore Group, says “The arrival of The London Film School at London City Island resonates strongly with our ethos of creating a destination which embraces culture and supports the arts.
The London Film School is renowned for supporting emerging creative talent and engaging directly with the vibrant UK screen industries. Their presence furthers the development’s creative credentials and supports our aspiration to offer unique living experiences at each and every development.”

The London Film School will release additional information over the coming weeks.

 
For more information contact:

London City Island
Beth Thoms/Bea Garwood, Account Director
The Communication Group plc
, 020 7630 1411
 
The London Film School
Véronique Fricke, Head of Marketing and Communications
, 074 8180 4768

Notes to Editors:

About The London Film School 
Founded in 1956, LFS is one of the world's longest established graduate filmmaking schools.
It is constituted as an independent arts education charity and as a cosmopolitan conservatoire. 
The school is one of three Creative Skillset Film Academies, approved by the UK film industry as a Centre of Excellence. 
 
LFS produces 180 films a year via its Masters programme. The school currently offers Masters Degrees in International Film Business, Screenwriting, Filmmaking and a PhD programme validated by the University of Exeter and Warwick, as well as around 50 Continuous Professional Development courses each year and outreach programmes as LFS Workshops. The LFS alumni are established in film and television production in more than eighty countries, including world-renowned filmmakers such as Mike Leigh, Michael Mann, Tak Fujimoto, Roger Pratt, Ueli Steiger, Iain Smith, Duncan Jones, Horace Ove, Ho Yim, Danny Huston, Franc Roddam, Brad Anderson, Ann Hui, Marius Holst, Oliver Hermanus and Bill Douglas, as well as the film historian David Thomson and the late playwright Arnold Wesker.

In April 2016: Several LFS alumni and student films will be screened at the 69th edition of the Cannes Film Festival; MADRE by Simón Mesa Soto who won the Short Film Palme d’Or for his LFS graduation film LEIDI in 2014 and Hamid Ahmadi in the Cinéfondation with IN THE HILLS, Zhannat Alshanova with WHITE ORCHID HOTEL, Michael Stylianou as Producer of THE CALL; STUTTERER, LFS alumnus Benjamin Cleary, won an Irish Film & Television Academy Award for Best Short Film the film won the 88th Academy Award for Best Live Action Short earlier this year; MAGNUS with LFS alumnus Øyvind  Asbjørnsen serving as Executive Producer and Cinematographer on the film will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival; Chun-Yi Li's graduation film SEA BREEZE has won both the Best Student Film award and the Best Crowdfunded Film Award at this year's Aspen Shortsfest as well as having screened at the 2015 London Short Film Festival; LFS alumnus David Rom worked as a Cinematographer on BAFTA-nominated show HUMANS, the show is nominated for both the Best Drama Series and the Radio Times Audience Award; LFS Alumnus Hamish Summers won both a National Royal Television Society Award and an RTS West Award as Series Producer for BBC 1 programme DIY SOS Homes for Veterans, aired on BBC; Divij Roopchand and his team, whose LFS graduation film MAST QALANDAR has been named Best Student Film at the Manchester International Film Festival 2016, Best Student Film at Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival and will be screened at the 70th edition of EIFF.
www.lfs.org.uk
 
About EcoWorld Ballymore
EcoWorld Ballymore is formed of EcoWorld, one of Malaysia’s leading property developers and Ballymore, who have over 20 years’ experience in the London property market.

The two companies share the vision of creating some of London’s most exciting and innovative residential developments. Their joint venture represents a careful balance of investment in three of the most important waterside development projects in London’s future, both east and west: Embassy Gardens, London City Island and Wardian London.
www.ecoworldballymore.com
 
About London City Island
London City Island will comprise 1,700 new homes set on an island of 12 acres, with independent artisan restaurants, shops, creative hubs and al fresco spaces.
The development takes its inspiration from the area’s maritime heritage, with bold primary colours and making use of its waterside surroundings with river walkways.
www.londoncityisland.com