Is drone delivery the latest apartment must-have for potential buyers?

This could be a scene from the future. Speculation is rife that the Spire in London, the tallest residential building in ...
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This could be a scene from the future. Speculation is rife that the Spire in London, the tallest residential building in Europe, will be equipped for drone deliveries when it is completed in 2020, the same year Amazon hopes to begin deliveries by drone.

Apartment developers will pull out all the stops to get you to choose their building over the one next door.

First we saw the obligatory swimming pools, saunas and gymnasiums, then the concierge and library, and now it's a drone delivery service that could pull in buyers to the tallest residential tower to the built in Europe.

The Spire, developed by China's Greenland Group and going up in Canary Wharf, London, will soar to a mind-boggling 235 metres, with 67 floors of high-end apartments on offer. The publicity says it offers all the facilities of a five-star international hotel, including a 24-hour concierge service.

The Spire will offer panoramic views right across London from its Canary Wharf site.
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The Spire will offer panoramic views right across London from its Canary Wharf site.

Amazon is currently developing drone deliveries that are due to come on stream in 2020, the same year the Spire is completed. And the developer of the Spire says not only will the building be "future-proofed" but it will also be integrating new technologies and ways of living as they emerge.

Websites in the UK have already been speculating that the Spire might well offer this service, especially in light of Amazon's tests with delivery drones in the UK, where regulations are more relaxed than other countries.

But we wonder what other apartment dwellers relishing their expensive privacy might feel about drones buzzing past the windows. Hmmm​



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