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Pan Peninsula Tops Out

What is shaping up to be Britain's tallest ever residential building has topped out in London's Docklands.

The Pan Peninsula Tower, a 147.39 metre tall, 48 floor residential tower with 356 apartments within, reached the maximum height of the central concrete core last week.

Developed by Ballymore and designed by Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the project unlike Manchester's Beetham Tower is almost entirely residential and beats the current tallest residential buildings in the U.K, the highest of which are the trio of three Barbican Towers, each 125.60 metres tall that have held the record since the seventies.

The tower which is accompanied by a shorter neighbour, will not only be the tallest residential building on completion but also has more floors than any other building ever built in London but One Canada Square.

Although London has a number of tall residential proposals at various stages including the soon to be under construction Strata, the Landmark East, and its very own Beetham Tower, the latter will be about 50% hotel and the other two are both marginally shorter. The recently approved Doon Street and Park Hotel towers also both come to just over 140 metres.

It seems unlikely that anything residential will be taller in London until either St Georges Wharf Tower or the Vauxhall Island project, both in Lambeth and entirely residential finally get underway.

Looking at the project pipeline Pan Peninsula could hold this record for a while yet in the capital even if another British city beats it in the meantime.

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