Luxury London development ruined by actual resident
AN EXCLUSIVE City development of £1m apartments has been scandalised by the revelation that someone lives there.
More than three-quarters of the Renzo Piano-designed Cube Point apartments overlooking the Thames are up for sale after the discovery that bond trader Joseph Turner has been living on the premises for long as six months.
Prince Rashad Al Maddah said: “This used to be a lovely mixed-use residential and high-end retail complex.
“You could stand out on your balcony and hear nothing but the gentle hum of your property accumulating value before returning to your suite at the Dorchester.
“But the other weekend I noticed a man dodging furtively into the elevator like he actually knew the place.
“Turns out he’s been living there full-time. Food in the cupboards, sleeping in the bed, showering, the lot.
“He may as well be a squatter.”
Turner said: “I know I’ve broken the service agreement, but my place in Dubai’s tied up in my divorce, the apartment in Paris is being sublet and the house in the Cotswolds was set on fire for tax reasons.
“If it helps at all I am a non-dom.”