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Could Canary Wharf become home to the tallest tower block in Europe?

Matilda Egere-Cooper

 An application for a new skyscraper in Canary Wharf has been filed with Tower Hamlets Council this month, and if approved, it’ll be one helluva high-rise. Developers hope to replace the current Hertsmere building in West India Quay with a swanky 67-storey block that would tower at an impressive 241 metres high. That’s not quite The Shard levels mind you, but it would be huge enough to make it the tallest residential building in Western Europe and put the nearby One Canada Square to shame. The new block would also provide 869 new homes to the area, as well as community spaces, a children’s play area and shops – but it’s now up to the council to give it the thumbs up. The current consultation will last for a couple of months before a decision is made, which is expected to happen early in the new year. In the meantime, you can follow the building's developments on the Hertsmere House website

Or better still, check out nine more skyscrapers coming to London.

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