Type A Apartment 11 Level 59
Welcome to Landmark Pinnacle, which at 75 floors is one of London’s tallest residential towers. It is an accolade that demands a location like no other, and this is precisely what Landmark Pinnacle possesses. The building stands four-square at the head of South Dock on the edge of Canary Wharf, with views that extend out across London’s unmistakable monuments and waterways.
Landmark Pinnacle has a unique vantage point. No other residence has as many uninterrupted views both westward down the River Thames, across the entire city, and eastward over the docks to the Thames Barrier and beyond.
The amenities span a series of entire floor plates, providing a harmonious division between the apartment levels. The combination of exquisitely curated spaces and unparalleled views ensures that Landmark Pinnacle will proudly take its place among London’s leading residential buildings.
Landmark Pinnacle’s peerless position within this landscape cannot be overstated. There is no other building on the edge of, or within, Canary Wharf that offers as many unobstructed views east and west across the water and, hence, such a great sense of privacy.
Where other existing and emerging residential buildings sit within densely built locations, Landmark Pinnacle ensures that residents throughout the building, not just on the highest floors, have access to these breathtaking panoramas.
It is rare in London to live at such an altitude and be able to observe not just the scale and workings of the entire city, but also see where London ends and the countryside begins. From the apartments at Landmark Pinnacle, residents will wake up every day to these defining views of one of the world’s greatest cities sitting under a vast atmospheric sky.
These are views that are as beguiling by day, when tourist boats zip along the Thames and sailing boats glide along South Quay, as they are bedazzling by night, when London’s monuments light up the darkened canvas below.
Every apartment has been carefully positioned to provide its residents with views of the sun rising or setting over the capital. The west-facing apartments offer views that follow the Thames as it meanders past iconic buildings such as the Walkie Talkie and Cheesegrater, under Tower Bridge, and on past London Eye and The Shard to Battersea and beyond.
Landmark Pinnacle stands like a beacon on the western edge of Canary Wharf. Its pure glass-clad form is conceived to complement the surrounding modern skyline and reflect the light and movement of the water and sky.
There are, however, subtle distinctions in the design of this modern structure. From the outside, a series of clear divisions are made by a change in the glass, which harmoniously slices across the façade. These make each of Landmark Pinnacle’s grand amenity levels visible. The top of the building is crowned by two double-height roof terraces, whose dramatic glazing and night-time illumination accentuate the impressive width of these luxurious leisure spaces.
There is further demarcation inside between the two groups of residential levels: The mid-level residences, from levels 11-55, which range from suites to two-bedroom apartments; and the Pinnacle residences, from levels 57-73, which include one- to three-bedroom apartments.
This is a building that boasts some of the best views in London, but it is also one whose design is infused with a distinct character and sense of identity.
Ground level and Level One
The interior designed entrance lobby epitomises the elegant simplicity of the design at Landmark Pinnacle. It displays the expanses of glazing that define the building and emphasise the connection with the outside world.
Every amenity space in Landmark Pinnacle has been designed with three principles in mind: Space and light, pure form, and sense of place. The lobby is no exception, with its carefully curated pieces of low-lying furniture and the clean, crisp tones and textures of chrome, brass and metal mesh walls, along with a feature reception desk made of bronze coloured steel, serving to emphasise the sense of height, volume and light.
It is a space where guests can happily wait in comfort and to which residents will feel delighted to return. A 24-hour concierge will be there to welcome residents home and assist with requests, just to make life that little bit easier. Among the facilities available on level one are media rooms and a private cinema, where residents can relax with friends over a film of their choice.
The amenities at Landmark Pinnacle make themselves known from a distance, with the distinct demarcation on the building’s glass façade denoting these luxurious leisure levels as a place to socialise, or enjoy quiet reflection, while gazing at the spectacular views.
Level 27 offers residents a huge and magical play area for children, designed to ignite the imagination. The play space spans the width of the building, with winding pathways and stepping stones set among lush vegetation, and a climbable wall and picnic tables to encourage family time.
At one end is a zone for toddlers, with an undulating artificial lawn, while at the other is a games room for older children.
This amenity floor also provides residents with a second more formal garden lounge, named London Square Garden, which again spans the width of the building, but whereas the Play Garden faces east, this faces west. With secluded seating areas, set among planters and specimen trees such as olive, mimosa and eucalyptus – London Square Garden is a place to sit and quietly take in the expansive views across the water and the city.
Level 56 offers residents a stunning, first-class gym, where the views from the treadmills will surely distract runners enough to notch up a few extra miles, and a separate exercise studio, as well as Pilates area and relaxation area.
This amenity floor also provides elegant, calm spaces in which to wind down. The social lounge is a large and peaceful place where residents can relax on sofas, play some pool or ping pong, practice their swing on a golf simulator, or gather their thoughts as they soak up a bird’s eye view of London.
Level 56 is also home to two elegant private dining rooms with wifi areas and a lounge and library. The look is subtle opulence, with silver travertine floors, timber joinery walls and Belgian black-marble bars in the dining rooms, while the ceilings glow with the delicate sheen of polished plaster.
Level 75 is home to a roof terrace sure to inspire a sensation of being ‘on top of the world’, offering huge views across London as it silently unfurls below. The sense of light and space from the roof terrace is heightened by the glazed walls and double-height, open-air ceiling, that wrap around the two light-flooded gardens, connected by the lift lobby.
Each garden has a dramatically different atmosphere and planting. The East Terrace is designed to emulate a sense of walking in the clouds. Its bold, sculptural forms delineate intimate seating areas, and there are green walls and ‘sky rooms’ where residents can sit and relax.
The West Terrace is like a flower meadow. Think of picnics in parks, garden parties and the sound of a band playing on a summer’s day. The mood of this West Terrace is serene, romantic and colourful, with wild planting and a water feature designed to reflect the sky.
Each of the terraces has been crafted around those founding principles of space and light, pure form, and sense of place. They are places to socialise or enjoy quiet contemplation, designed to draw you in but never to detract from the panoramic vistas.
Residences and Pinnacle Residences
Squire and Partners have made a name for themselves as interior designers as well as award-winning architects, and in Landmark Pinnacle they have considered every element to create a design that is cohesive and consistent. The residences lead off elegant carpeted lobbies with dark metal thresholds.
Within each apartment, a neutral palette of white walls, timber floors and brushed chrome and black ironmongery lend each of the spaces a refined purity. The feel is simple and sleek, with high-quality furnishings and fittings that complement, without detracting from, the spellbinding views across the water and landscape.
The open-plan kitchens create a convivial, combined dining and social space, with angular, modern fittings that echo the building’s founding principles of design. There is a beauty and simplicity in the splashback, worktops and island unit, which chimes with the clean, pure form of the building itself. A stand-out feature of many of the residences is a winter garden which can be accessed from the living area and bedroom. It provides space to sit and even comfortably dine outdoors, bringing in the light and views without the accompanying drop in temperature.
In the suite apartments, a partition wall provides a flexible division between the living and sleeping areas, while still enabling each room to benefit from the full-height vistas over the surrounding landscape.
The Pinnacle Residences, between levels 57-73, are immediately distinguished from the mid-level residences by their elegant herringbone floors in the large, open-plan living and kitchen/dining area. The spaces are homely, without any intrusive adornment. A feeling of high quality is given throughout by muted, natural tones from a palette that is deeper and richer than in the mid-level residences, with a black marble feature wall in the bathroom, dark splashback and island, stone kitchen worktops and walnut veneer kitchen cupboards.