“First London apartment block with drone delivery landing site to open in June 2019”

Dezeen Magazine reports that a housing block designed by architects Farrells, currently under construction in west London, is aiming to be the first housing in the city to accept delivery of packages by drone.

“Although commercial drone deliveries are not yet happening in London, developer Almacantar wants Lyons Place to be able to take advantage of the technology as soon as possible,” says the report. “Scheduled to complete in June, the 76-home development will incorporate a landing area for drone deliveries, operated by drone-infrastructure company Skyports….The landing platform will be located in the centre of the roof on Lyons Place’s main housing block. Skyports has agreed to lease the space for the platform – or vertiport – from the developer, and will operate and maintain the landing area. The system will allow residents to have deliveries delivered directly by drones as soon as this service is available in London.”

“Lyons Place will be able to accept drone deliveries as soon as the service is available in London,” continues the report. “Tenants living at Lyons Place, by the click of a finger, will be able to order items from the comfort of their homes through the internet, which is then delivered by a drone landing on the roof,” said Ade Awoye, senior architect at Farrells.

“The concierge is then notified of the parcels arrival and collects the item to be hand delivered to the tenant’s front door,” he told Dezeen.

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