Western Europe is all set to get its tallest building in London soon. Greenland Group, China’s biggest private property company will build Europe’s tallest residential tower, the 67-storey Spire London in London Docklands, The Guardian reported.
The sky-piercing tower will stand 150ft taller than city’s existing tallest residential building the St George Wharf Tower in Vauxhall.
According to the Guardian report, the edifice vouches for “five-star lifestyle amenities” including a 35th-floor club and infinity pool with spectacular views over the city of London. Sadly, all these will be reserved for “private buyers” only. Prices will start at roughly £600,000 for the luxurious one-bedroom apartment and will go up to around £3 million for a three-bedroom duplex penthouse at 700ft.
The report adds, “The affordable housing units will make up 96 of the 861 apartments, but the developers insist they will have equal access to other communal facilities on the third floor, including a creche, meeting rooms, games room, and a ‘music/learning/cultural space’.”
The Spire London, which will be made up of three orchid-style petals is estimated to cost around £800 million and is expected to be completed by 2020. The building’s lower floors will exhibit Bronze-coloured-metal detailing, connoting the “tan brickwork dominating the historic buildings located along the perimeter of the dock basin where the tower will sit”, says an Inhabitat report. The interior design of the tower has been entrusted to interior designer Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design.
“This important launch reflects the confidence that Greenland Group continues to have in both the London economy and the London property market,” said Wenhao Qian, the UK managing director of Greenland Group.
However, controversies have already hit this project as the skyscraper said that it will have a separate “poor door” entrance for social housing tenants and main entrance for the super-rich residents.
But no matter what, the pictures released by the group ensure that the views will probably be worth the extravaganza.