East London

Residential units



20,000 square meters






Thames views and a range of cafes, shops, restaurants and cultural facilities

The creation of an exclusive island neighbourhood on one of the best-connected sites in London was once just an ambitious vision. Now, it is a stunning reality. Bridging the business might of neighbouring Canary Wharf and the cultural energy of East London, London City Island is one of the most important waterside projects London has seen in recent years. Taking inspiration from the best elements of metropolitan islands across the world, the project combines bold architecture and pioneering landscape design to create a spectacular landmark in riverside living.

The development includes 1,600 residential units and 20,000 square meters of office space. Highlights include English National Ballet’s new home, a brand-new footbridge bringing Crossrail and DLR transport links within a short stroll away, fantastic Thames views, and a range of cafes, shops, restaurants, and cultural facilities. More than just a place to live, City Island is a bona fide destination. Devised to complement the neighbouring business district with a high-end residential and cultural offering, this unique location is at the vanguard of a new wave of investment that is building on and expanding the great success story of Canary Wharf.

Once again EMS UK LTD combined to deliver a detailed plan, design, and cost for all aspects of the temporary electrical and mechanical services. From the get-go, EMS exchanged ideas, recommendations, and proposals with the client, Ballymore, to keep our services economical and befitting of this prestigious project.

From the start of the project, we were on-site and set up the initial HV (High Voltage) and LV (Low Voltage) mains supplies. This stage of the project took all our knowledge and skills, as the building is on a purposed island and came with some logistical problems. Temporary ducting and routes were designed in a way to reduce the risk of damage and movement throughout the project. We also installed all aspects of temporary site plumbing and water and took our option of smart metering to rule out the risk of water leaks and water wastage. We also installed a mixture of L.E.D. and fluorescent lighting to meet Ballymore’s commitment to sustainable and economic benefits.