Pan Peninsula

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Pan Peninsula
Pan Peninsula London.jpg
General information
Location 1 Millharbour
Tower Hamlets, London
Coordinates 51°30′00″N 0°01′04″W / 51.5001°N 0.0179°W / 51.5001; -0.0179Coordinates: 51°30′00″N 0°01′04″W / 51.5001°N 0.0179°W / 51.5001; -0.0179
Construction started 2005
Completed 2009
Height
Roof 147 m (482 ft) (East Tower)
122 m (400 ft) (West Tower)
Technical details
Floor count 48 (East Tower)
38 (West Tower)
Design and construction
Architect Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Developer Ballymore
Structural engineer WSP Cantor Seinuk

Pan Peninsula, also known as 1 Millharbour, is an residential development in the Isle of Dogs, London located near South Quay DLR. Pan Peninsula is one of several new high-rise residential developments that have been constructed on the Isle of Dogs.

Design[edit]

Pan Peninsula consists of two towers—the taller one is 147 metres and 48 storeys, surpassing the towers of the Barbican Estate and 13th tallest building in London (as of November 2010). The shorter building is 122 metres and 38 storeys high. The tallest tower was topped-out in September 2007. Both buildings were completed in early 2009, with the first residents moving in.

The project was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and was developed by Irish property firm Ballymore.[1]

The towers are connected by a reception area containing a concierge foyer, multi-floor gym, private cinema and terraced restaurant. The 48th floor of the tallest tower houses a cocktail bar which is open to residents and their guests. The tops of the towers have been designed to resemble lanterns, providing strong LED lighting features that are very visible on the skyline and gradually change colour.

Apartments[edit]

The towers house mainly two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments, all containing balconies. The studio apartments are relatively small, containing storage space in the majority of the finished walls, and a fold-up bed that locks into the wall space, creating a dining room environment. Despite this space restriction, the studio apartments have still been sold at £300,000[citation needed]. In 2006, the top penthouse was priced at £10,000,000[citation needed].

The West Tower contains 430 units, while the East Tower houses 356 units. Residents living on premier floors (e.g. 31st and above in the East Tower) have exclusive access to the Sky Lounge, located on the 31st floor of the East Tower. The Sky Lounge provides a place where residents can relax, hold meetings and conferences, or host events. Residents also have access to a Business Centre with meeting room, conference room facilities and a library, all with free WiFi access for residents.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Keith Dovkants (2 October 2008). "Credit Crunch Towers". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 18 January 2014.