Billionaire Dubai Sheikh to build six-storey car park for luxury motors in London


With a fleet of over 100 luxury motors, the ruler of Dubai is all set to build a personal six-storey car park in London.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, one of the richest men in the world is having the car park built to house up to 114 cars as well as five-star accommodation for chauffeurs and staff.

The billionaire will have the car-park built next to Battersea heliport by the River Thames. This will allow the emir of Dubai and his associates — including 23 children — to arrive in the capital by helicopter and head into the city in whichever luxury car they choose.

The super car park will comprise two basement floors and six above ground, to also include offices, bathrooms and three triple-bedroom flats for the chauffeurs.

Locals however have expressed concern over the construction, citing the numerous cars that would start arriving and departing on a daily basis from the car park.

Neighbours are opposed to the car park being built and one even wrote “Mendip Road has become the personal fiefdom of the drivers who work from the current car storage facility.”

The Sheikh has business interests including the Godolphin horseracing stables and the Jumeirah luxury hotel group.

The planning application was approved by councillors at Wandsworth Borough Council. No figure was given for the cost, but construction sources estimated it would cost around £4 million to build, three times as much to excavate the basements, and another ‘couple of million’ for any finishing touches, making an estimated total of nearly £20 million.

A source however said “That’s just the basic structure. Obviously it will be a lot more if he’s planning to cover it in marble.”

This article originally appeared on Mail Online