Architects office HOK has revealed plans to build a 234-metre-high skyscraper in east London that will segregate private and social apartments (+ slideshow).

Spire London is set to become the tallest residential building in the UK and western Europe according to its developer, Chinese firm Greenland Group.

Plans for the £800 million tower were unveiled this week, days after a survey revealed that London residents want restrictions on the height of buildings constructed in the city.

The tower will contain 861 apartments spread over 67 storeys, and will be constructed on a site overlooking West India Quay near Canary Wharf in east London. More info