Belfast Telegraph

Europe's tallest skyscraper for residents to be built in London's Docklands

A Chinese property firm is pressing ahead with the construction of Europe's tallest residential skyscraper in London.

Expected to cost in excess of £800 million, Spire London in the Docklands will boast 67 stories standing at 235 metres (771ft), an infinity swimming pool and roof gardens.

The move marks a sign of confidence in the London property market following the UK's vote to quit the European Union, and the Chinese investment comes at a critical time for Sino-British ties in light of the Government's delay over Hinkley Point.

Wenhao Qian, managing director of Greenland UK, the company behind the tower, 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."

Mr Qian added that he believes there will be "significant demand" for the apartments from both the UK and overseas.

The public launch of Spire London will take place in October, with apartments going on sale from £595,000.