Dezeen's Anna Winston reveals a first look at a 768-foot-tall residential skyscraper that is slated to become the tallest residential building in the U.K. and western Europe.
Called Spire London, the HOK-designed, structure will offer 861 apartments spread over 67 stories on a site overlooking West India Quay near Canary Wharf in London. The first eight floors of the building will contain affordable housing units, with shared facilities such as meeting rooms, game rooms, music rooms, and an outdoor deck on the second and third floors.
The project is funded by Greenland Group, China's most successful international developer. The company is also behind a 1175-foot-tall tower by SOM and a 1988-foot-tall tower by Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill, both under construction in China. Spire London is due to be completed in 2020, with construction work set to begin in January 2017.