Chinese to redevelop London riverfront with Europe’s tallest residential building

Shanghai-based Greenland Group has won planning permission to build what it says will be Western Europe’s tallest residential tower in London, England.

Designed by US-based architect HOK, the petal-shaped Hertsmere House will rise 240.5m (67-storeys) over West India Quay in London’s Canary Wharf.

The tower will have 861 homes, of which 96 will be “affordable”, the company said. A linked development in nearby Limehouse will see a further 60 affordable homes built.

Greenland Group is also giving the local authority, the borough of Tower Hamlets, $26.8 million (£19m) for affordable housing and a further $29.6 million (£21m) under a community infrastructure levy required by UK planning regulations.

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