Spire London: 771ft high and only one set of stairs for fire escape

One of the world’s tallest skyscrapers has been given planning approval in London despite having only one escape stairwell for residents on its top floors.

And a Sunday Times investigation has found at least a further seven tower blocks have been approved in the capital, each with a single stairwell escape like Grenfell Tower.

The 67-storey Spire London will have 861 apartments and offer stunning views across the capital. The £800m development, the epitome of high-rise living, will be the tallest residential skyscraper in Europe when it is completed by 2020.

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