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Pan Peninsula, also known as 1 Millharbour, is an exclusive luxury residential development in the Docklands area of London, near South Quay DLR and Canary Wharf Underground stations. Pan Peninsula is one of several new high-rise residential developments that have sprung up due to increased demand for higher living standards in and around Canary Wharf. Major financial institutions such as HSBC, Barclays, Citi, and Morgan Stanley have headquarters just nearby. Other firms such as KPMG, barristers, Clifford Chance and Slaughter & May, and the London 2012 Olympic Committee also are headquarted in Canary Wharf. Design Pan Peninsula consists of two towers - the taller one is 147 metres and 48 storeys, the tallest residential tower in London, surpassing the towers of the Barbican Estate and 25th tallest building in London (as of November 2010). The shorter building is 122 metres and 38 storeys high. The tallest tower was topped-out in September 2007. Both buildings were completed in early 2009, with the first residents moving in. The project was designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and was developed by Irish property firm Ballymore. The towers are connected by a reception area containing a concierge foyer, multi-floor gym, private cinema and terraced restaurant. The 3rd floor of the West Tower also houses the Six Senses Spa, the first UK location for the internationally renowned day spa and luxury resort operator. The 48th floor of the tallest tower houses the exclusive cocktail bar, the Attic at Pan Peninsula, open to residents and their guests. The tops of the towers have been designed to resemble lanterns, providing strong LED lighting features that are very visible on the skyline and gradually change colour. Apartments The towers house mainly two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments, all containing balconies. The studio apartments are relatively small, containing storage space in the majority of the finished walls, and a fold-up bed that locks into the wall space, creating a dining room environment. Despite this space restriction, the studio apartments have still been sold at £300,000. At 2006, the top penthouse was priced at £10,000,000 The West Tower contains 430 units, while the East Tower houses 356 units. The 25th floor and above in both the West and East towers are more spacious and residents living on these floors also have exclusive access to the SkyLounge, located on the 31st floor of the East Tower. The sky lounge provides a place where residents can relax, hold meetings and conferences, or host events.