Greenland Group to build UK’s tallest resi skyscraper

China’s Greenland Group is building and launching a 67-storey residential skyscraper known as Spire London; the planned 771 foot high building will be the tallest residential block in western Europe once completed, with a completed value in excess of £800 million.

The tower will provide 861 apartments, of which 765 are for private sale. The private sale apartments include luxurious suites, one, two and three bedroom apartments, and three bedroom duplex penthouses.

The skyscraper will also provide hotel-style concierge, retailing, residents’ gardens and five-star lifestyle amenities including a 35th floor Spa and Club Bar. Spire London is located in Hertsmere Road, adjacent to Canary Wharf, and directly fronts onto the 30 acres of water in West India Quay.

Architects Larry Malcic and Christopher Colosimo are designing the building, while interior designer Nicola Fontanella of Argent Design is in charge of its specification.

The architecture is inspired by the nautical history of the Dock site and by the orchid, a flower cultivated in China for more than 3,000 years. Three petals form the spire, creating faceted glass façades and nautical style ‘prow’ and ‘bow’ contours.

“This is Greenland Group’s most important project in Europe, and will deliver exceptional new homes for Londoners. Greenland Group operates across four continents and is a global leader in delivering high-rise residential buildings, and has already built or is developing four of the ten highest buildings in the world,” said Yuliang Zhang, Chairman and President of Greenland Group.

“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, Managing Director of Greenland (UK) Investment. “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.”

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