London Shard about to break two records
May 9, 2012 Leave a comment
Flats in London’s tallest skyscraper are ready to put two new records on their name. Not only will the Shard, West-Europe largest building which features 310 metres high, have the highest flats in Europe, it will also be responsible for the most differentiated area in terms of house prices.
London’s new pride is expected to be ready around July this year. The skyscraper will include UK’s first five star Shangri-La Hotel, which is known worldwide for its expertise and luxury. On top of that, there are offices, restaurants and an observatory deck where you can enjoy London’s most stunning view. And last but not least, the most luxurious and expensive flats of the UK are located in the London Shard.
The Italian architect of the Shard, Renzo Piano, has created 13 floors for ten dream apartments that are estimated to cost between £30m and £50m each. This is said after a research conducted by Savills.
The the 1,017ft glass building is built only two streets away from the London Bridge, which is in contrast with the most prestigious neighborhood in London, Knightsbridge.
Actually, on average a house costs £520 per square foot. This is not even then percent of the price you pay per square foot for one of the new apartments, which will is between £5,000 and £6,000 per square foot.
All in all, for most of us it’s unfortunately not possible to make an offer. Nevertheless, everyone is welcome to spend a night in the Shangri-La Hotel, to have an exclusive dinner or go up to the top to lose your minds while watching London’s sunset.
Photo by: Matt From London / Flickr