Plans have been drawn up for what will be one of Britain’s tallest residential property projects, featuring a ‘shard of glass’ design.
Developers the Sellar Group are behind the scheme, which would stretch to 250 metres and include plush homes and penthouse suites.
The London Evening Standard says the most prestigious of these homes could cost £100 million ($142 million) and that two smaller towers would make up an overall development.
Earmarked for the South Bank side of the river Thames, the development would be one of London’s most spectacular real estate projects when complete.
It is separate to another striking London homes project, already known as the ‘Shard of Glass’, and scheduled to be built near London Bridge.
Details are still emerging about the new scheme, but it has already sparked a debate about the future of London’s high-rise real estate strategy.
Quoted by the Times, Zandra Rhodes, whose home would be overshadowed by the development, said: “These blocks would be good for the area and will tie in with other things . . . This would fit in with the ‘shard’.”
Some homes in the proposed development could get views all the way to the English channel and in the main spire would be in a building even taller than the famous Canary Wharf tower.
Mayor of London Boris Johnson will have to approve the scheme, having recently come under fire from conservationists for giving the thumbs-up for too many high rise real estate projects in the capital.