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The tallest residential skyscraper in Western Europe is coming to London Docklands - this is what it will look like

Helen Cahill
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The skyscraper will be built by a Chinese firm (Source: Greenland Group)

Londoners will soon get the chance to live in Western Europe's tallest residential skyscraper.

The £800m tower, set for London Docklands, is being built by Chinese firm Greenland Group and will be 67 storeys tall, housing 861 apartments.

But don't worry - getting to the top won't take long. There will be nine lifts travelling between floors at a speed of six metres per second.


Who would say no to a garden on top of a skyscraper? You could see your work from home (Source: Greenland Group)

And, as is the trend in modern luxury living in the capital, plenty of amenities will be provided, including a concierge, gardens, a spa and plenty of "sculptural benches" to recline on after a busy day in the City.

The spa includes a swimming pool with an "infinity edge" and a jacuzzi.

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The interiors of Spire London have been designed by Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design. The tower itself, designed by Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo of architects HoK, has been inspired by orchids - the building is made of three "petals".


Enjoy views across London from your open-plan living room (Source: Greenland Group)

Yuliang Zhang, chairman and president of Greenland Group, said: "This tower will be Western Europe's tallest residential building and underlines London's enduring status as a world-class city and destination.

"This is Greenland Group's most important project in Europe, and will deliver exceptional new homes for Londoners."


The rooms come with a winter garden, of course (Source: Greenland Group)

Residents will be able to see the Thames, Canary Wharf and the City all from the comfort of their beds.