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Tower Hamlets, London
|Roof||147 m (482 ft) (East Tower)
122 m (400 ft) (West Tower)
|Floor count||48 (East Tower)
38 (West Tower)
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Skidmore, Owings and Merrill|
|Structural engineer||WSP Cantor Seinuk|
Pan Peninsula, also known as 1 Millharbour, is an exclusive luxury residential development in the Docklands area of London, near South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf Underground stations. Pan Peninsula is one of several new high-rise residential developments that have sprung up due to increased demand for higher living standards in and around Canary Wharf.
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 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 the exclusive cocktail bar, the Attic at Pan Peninsula, 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.
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. In 2006, the top penthouse was priced at £10,000,000. In 2013, units are reselling above the purchases prices as the development is known as the number 1 development in canary wharf
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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