Nido Spitalfields

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Nido Spitalfields
Nido 100 Middlesex Street.jpg
General information
Status Complete
Location Spitalfields, London, England, UK
Coordinates 51°31′03″N 0°04′37″W / 51.5175°N 0.077°W / 51.5175; -0.077Coordinates: 51°31′03″N 0°04′37″W / 51.5175°N 0.077°W / 51.5175; -0.077
Construction started 2007
Completed 2010
Height
Antenna spire 112 metres (367 ft)
Roof 105 metres (344 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 34
Design and construction
Architect TP Bennett Architects
Developer Nido Student Living

Nido Spitalfields is the tallest student accommodation building in the world. It is located at 100 Middlesex Street in Spitalfields, London.[1] Prior to completion in 2010, the tallest student accommodation building in the World was Sky Plaza in Leeds.[2] There is also another high rise Nido building in London which serves the same purpose and which is situated in King's Cross area.[3] In two 16 story towers, as well as a new low rise one in Notting Hill area. The name "Nido" comes from the Spanish and Italian for "nest".[4]

The 34-storey tower falls within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, though Middlesex Street forms the boundary with the City of London, the principal financial district of the world. Middlesex Street forms part of the Petticoat Lane Market area.

Prior to construction of Nido, the plot at 100 Middlesex Street was occupied by a 1960-built office building, Rodwell House, which comprised an 8-storey block oriented north-south, surrounded by a single-storey office podium.

The tower makes a cameo appearance in the Doctor Who episode The Wedding of River Song.

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