Abu Dhabi developer to construct skyscrapers on historic police HQ site
Six $2.1.5billion skyscrapers are set to transform the skyline of London when they are built on the site of the Metropolitan Police’s world-famous headquarters, New Scotland Yard.
The striking towers of between 14 and 20 storeys are on a site bought by Middle-Eastern investment company Abu Dhabi Financial Group (ADFG) for $520m- $170m more than the original asking price.
It plans to create a complex of 268 apartments, including four bedroom penthouse suites expected to be among London’s most expensive flats, in what has been hailed as the most important development in the capital of the decade.
The 1.7-acre Ten Broadway scheme, set to be approved by Westminster Council tomorrow (Tuesday), will include a “retail pavilion” of shops on the ground floor, three levels of offices with the flats above.
The development also features a four-storey basement housing luxury health spas, a swimming pool, and car and cycle parks.
ADFG’s CEO, Jassim Alseddiqi, said the firm hopes to create a new London landmark.
He said: “The New Scotland Yard site will be one of the most important redevelopment projects undertaken in central London this decade, replacing a world-famous headquarters with a world-class development.”