Catching Light & Grabbing Attention: Topping Out Dollar Bay

All eyes have been on Dollar Bay in recent months as its signature glass façade has risen to full height at the foot of the South Dock. This week saw the topping out of this captivating, shimmering wall of glass. Read more below.

Dollar Bay’s crystalline dockside tower was conceived by award-winning architects SimpsonHaugh and Partners to stand alone overlooking Canary Wharf and the Thames. Its rippled glass façade is now fully in place, following a celebratory topping out ceremony with our development partners One Housing Group.

Facing west, this striking curtain wall is a series of ‘crystal’ panels that catch and reflect the shifting colours of the water and sky. The strong waves in the glass at the tower’s base soften to ripples at the top, creating an ever-changing, sculptural form that celebrates the light and movement of the South Dock.

Dollar Bay’s unique glazing demanded development and innovation. The product of hours of research and testing by Mount Anvil and Italian curtain wall specialists Focchi, the completed panels, assembled in Italy, are composed largely of specially-commissioned Spanish glass and components from across the globe.

Not just an aesthetic statement, Dollar Bay’s 360 degree floor-to-ceiling windows offer homes here unparalleled, uninterrupted views over London and light-drenched living spaces. The façade also creates the tower’s winter gardens—enclosed yet open private spaces for each of its sleek, minimal apartments.

The glass is arranged in specially-designed louvre panels, which contribute to Dollar Bay’s shifting, fluid exterior and allow residents to regulate their winter gardens’ heat and airflow. Combined with subtle differences in the glass used depending on an apartment’s position within the tower, the curtain wall ensures that Dollar Bay residents can enjoy effortless indoor-outdoor living year round.

Dollar Bay is truly a rare commodity for Canary Wharf. Prices for the remaining apartments start from £650,000.* Call our sales team on 020 7776 5710 for more information, or register your interest online. For more details of all available apartments at Dollar Bay visit the apartment finder now.


*Price correct at the date of publication.