Squire proposes UK's tallest residential tower
Squire and Partners has submitted plans for a 75-storey tower in London’s Docklands
The 239-metre high residential skyscraper replaces an earlier 63-storey proposal by Foster and Partners for the Westferry Road site, occupied by the now-closed City Pride pub.
Submitted to local authority Tower Hamlets, Squire’s scheme features around 864 residential units and 84 serviced apartments.
The tower would be shorter than Renzo Piano’s 95-storey Shard which recently became the UK’s tallest building. It would also be six metres shorter than César Pelli & Associates’ One Canada Square nearby which held the title for 19 years.
Foster’s scheme (pictured below) hit the rocks in 2011 after Irish property company and project backer Glenkerrin went into receivership. The plot was subsequently sold on and is now being developed by Chalegrove Properties.
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