9 crazy stats about One Hyde Park, the world's most expensive apartment block

Just how much money do you need to live here?

One Hyde Park, Nick and Christian Candy’s magnum opus, is the world’s most expensive block.

Features of the Knightsbridge luxury apartment block include an exclusive private cinema, 21-metre “ozone” swimming pool, squash court, eye-scanners in the lifts, and 24/7 room service from the next door Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel.

Here are nine stats you need to know about One Hyde Park:

Cost of the project: £1bn

Number of apartments: 86

Average price per square foot: Between £5,000 and £7,500 per square foot

Starting price: £5m

Cost of the apartment sold in 2015: £75m

Cost of apartment sold in 2014: £140m

Cost of apartments sold in 2011: £140m

Renting a flat in One Hyde Park:  £200,000 a month  

Number of flats “occupied by individuals” as of 2013: Only 19 out of 85

Who lives there: Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al Thani, Prime Minister of Qatar; Christian and Nick Candy, the developers of the property; Ukraine’s richest man Rinat Akhmetov; Vladimir Kim, chair of the London-listed Kazakh copper giant Kazakhmys plc


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