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24 February 2016

HOK Scheme Approved for 67-Story London Spire

Hertsmere House Entrance

Members of Tower Hamlets’ Strategic Development Committee have approved plans for the redevelopment of London Spire on West India Quay in London’s Canary Wharf.

Hertsmere House NightHOK’s design of the 67-story tower provides 861 high-quality homes in a new landmark development.

At 789 feet tall, the building will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower. The petal-shaped design will create an architecturally unique, visually striking addition to London’s skyline.

“We are delighted that Tower Hamlets have decided to share our ambition to deliver a landmark residential building at West India Quay,” said Setareh Neshati, senior planning manager for Greenland Group, which has built three of the world’s 10 tallest buildings since 2005. “This is Greenland Group’s most important project in Europe. The carefully designed public realm will provide the most appropriate and balanced setting for the proposed residential building.”

The London Spire development includes significant public realm and landscaping improvements alongside shops and cafes that will revitalize West India Quay in Canary Wharf. The building will feature communal amenity pavilions including glass winter gardens, landscaped roof terraces, public open spaces, and carefully designed external and internal children’s play areas that have rooms for music, interactive games and graphics.

Hertsmere House Communal terraces