1 West India Quay

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Coordinates: 51°30′25.0″N 00°01′16.7″W / 51.506944°N 0.021306°W / 51.506944; -0.021306

1 West India Quay
General information
Architectural stylePostmodernism
LocationLimehouse, London, E14
United Kingdom
Construction started2002
Technical details
Floor count36

1 West India Quay is a skyscraper designed by HOK in Limehouse in London which was completed in 2004. It is 111 metres (364 feet) tall and has 33 floors (not including roof). The bottom 12 floors house a Marriott Hotel, including 47 serviced suites on floors 9-12. Floors 13-33 house 158 apartments. The tower overlooks West India Docks and Canary Wharf.

On-screen appearances[edit]

In the film Run Fatboy Run, the character Whit owns an apartment in 1 West India Quay. Early on in the film, he is heard saying "West India Quay please!" to a taxi driver. Whit proposes to Libby, played by Thandie Newton, on the staircase of one of the penthouses with floor-to-ceiling windows.

Whilst still a construction site, the building was used as a location in the film Layer Cake starring Daniel Craig.

Robert Carlyle's character in 28 Weeks Later escapes zombie apocalypse with his family by seeking refuge in the building.

Much of the music video "Heartbroken" by T2 (a London-based, garage music band) was filmed in or around 1 West India Quay.

The introduction of the show Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds was filmed on the rooftop of 1 West India Quay, with Richard Hammond standing close to the building's signature arched top.

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