Spurred by the news of Qatar residential Tower in London, British Prime Minister whilst speaking in Singapore 3 days ago, vowed to expose the use of “anonymous shell companies” buying luxury UK property, thus pushing up UK house prices.  

This story however is not about purchasing but developing a uniquely resplendent residential building that will nonetheless come at a certain price.

QIA Residential TowerQIA JV to build 57 storey residential tower in London

Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) plans to build a residential tower in London as reported by a Qatar daily Gulf Times  on 28 July 2015.

The tower will be a 468 apartments building set in a prominent waterfront of South Dock, directly to the east of the existing Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf Group, a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the QIA, has received planning approval to build this residential tower that was designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron.  The cylindrical residential tower will form a key part of a new sizable residential development at Canary Wharf.

For more see at

Qatar residential Tower in London

Reuters informed in January 2014 that Qatar was to extend the London Shard development with a new 27 storey tower next to the Shard, the skyscraper that has become since then a London landmark.



The Shard was conceived as a building with multiple uses: a vertical city where people could live, work and relax. It comprises world-class offices, award-wining restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel, exclusive residences and the UK’s highest viewing gallery, The View from The Shard, offering 360-degree views. Well-connected and comprehensively serviced by central London’s transport infrastructure, facilities and amenities, The Shard is a timeless reminder of the power of imagination to inspire change.

Further reading is at Qatar fund makes joint approach for Canary Wharf


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