The Shard’s record-breaking apartments

Friday, 20 April 2012 10:09 AM

Ten London apartments in the city’s tallest building, the Shard, will not only have the best views of the city but break two major property records.

These luxury apartments will be the highest homes in the whole of Europe with the Shard reaching a whopping 310 metres.

These sky-high homes will also create one of the most unique and expensive neighbourhoods in the country with prices expected to reach between £30 million and £50 million.

The apartments stretch from level 53 to 65 of the Shard and command previously un-seen views of the cityscape.

They are expected to draw the attention of buyers in Russia, the Middle East and Hong Kong.

This is a similar price bracket to One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge but buyers are getting less space for their pounds in the tall building.

While not finished yet the apartments are set to be fitted out individually each with a bespoke aspect.

They will sit between the observation deck on the top of the Shard and the Shangri-La Hotel.

The Shard is being created by the Sellar Group and is part of a larger project to revamp the London Bridge Quarter.

Many property critics have pointed out that these million pound luxury homes are located in one of the forgotten districts of the city.

The development should benefit the surrounding area as long as it is not treated as a gated community.

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