Tallest tower in Western Europe coming to London

WCN Editorial Team 7 Sep 2016 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Chinese developer Greenland Group is set to build an £800M residential tower in London Docklands.

The new 67-storey building, named Spire London, is expected to be the tallest tower in Western Europe following its completion in 2020.

The tower, designed by architectural firm HoK, will house 861 apartments — most of them for private sale. In addition, the tower will feature a 35th-floor spa with an infinity pool, a clubroom with a cocktail bar, and a cinema.

Greenland (UK) Investment managing director Wenhao Qian said: “This important launch reflects the confidence that Greenland Group continues to have in both the London economy and the London property market.

“We believe that there is always a demand for best in class property assets that offer a high-quality, bespoke, designed and unique product in a prime location.

“In our view Spire London fulfils these criteria, and we believe there will be significant demand for the apartments within this tower from both the UK and overseas.”

Above-ground demolition works for the project have been undertaken and piling for the tower is set to start in January 2017. The tower is expected to reach the halfway point in height in mid-2018.

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