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English Skyscrapers : Architecture

Tall Buildings in England, UK High-Rise Information + Images

post updated 27 February 2022 ; 4 Nov 2020

Contemporary English Skyscrapers + Towers

Designs, alphabetical:

201 Bishopsgate, London, south east England
Design: Skidmore Owings Merill (SOM)
Bishopsgate tower
photograph © Adrian Welch
Bishopsgate tower : 35 storeys, 165m high – 3rd tallest building in City of London
Built at an estimated cost of £240m, this skyscraper building marked the next major phase of construction
in the Broadgate estate that began in the 1980s to provide high-specification office space for the Square Mile (the City of London). The tower is situated in the northeast corner of the City of London, north of Liverpool Street station.

Axis tower, Manchester, north west England
Design: HKR Architects
Axis Tower
Manchester tower

Beetham Tower, Manchester
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower Manchester
building – photo © Adrian Welch
Beetham Tower : tallest building in the UK outside London – 172m
Designed by Manchester-based firm, Ian Simpson Architects, the Hilton Hotel tower was completed in early 2007. It includes 218 premium apartments and a 279 room five star Hilton Hotel. The remarkable crystalline blade which stretches 25 metres above the building, providing a buffer zone from the sun for the glass facade

Beetham Tower, 10 Holloway Circus, Birmingham
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower Birmingham
photo © webbaviation
Beetham Tower Birmingham : 130m high / 40 storeys

Bridgewater Place tower : Leeds’ tallest building
Design: Aedas
Bridgewater Place tower
photo © webbaviation
Bridgewater Place tower : 110m high

CIS Tower, Manchester
Design: Sir John Burnett Tait & Partners with GS Hay
CIS Tower
building photo © Adrian Welch
CIS Tower Manchester

Beetham Tower, London
Design: Ian Simpson Architects (design practice has since renamed)
Beetham Tower London
One Blakfriars Road : 52 storeys, orig. 68 storeys
A landmark slender tower, which will house a six-star hotel and apartments, next to the Thames at One Blackfriars Road SE1, was given the go-ahead by Southwark Council last night (18 December) following modifications to the scheme agreed with English Heritage. This follows planning consent being granted by Southwark on 24 July this year, subject to the approval of the Secretary of State and English Heritage.

Centre Point Tower, London
Design: R.Seifert & Partners
Centre Point Tower
photo © Adrian Welch
Centre Point Tower
This famous London tower building is a substantial concrete and glass office building in central London, occupying 101–103 New Oxford Street, WC1, close to St Giles Circus and almost directly above Tottenham Court Road tube station. The site was once occupied by a gallows. One of the first skyscrapers in London, it is now the city’s joint 27th tallest building.

Canary Wharf tower – One Canada Square, London
Design: Cesar Pelli
Canary Wharf tower
photograph : Jason Baxter
Canary Wharf tower : 235m / 771ft high

City Road Tower, London
Design: SMC Alsop
City Road Tower
City Road Tower : 43 storeys

Doon Street tower, South Bank, London
Design: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Doon Street tower
Doon Street tower : 43-storey

Fenchurch Street Tower – ‘Walkie Talkie’ building, London
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Fenchurch Street Tower
image from Rafael Viñoly Architects
Walkie Talkie skyscraper : 192m high

122 Leadenhall Street, London
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership (now RSHP)
122 Leadenhall Street : 225m high, due to be tallest building in City of London

Lloyds Building, London
Design: Richard Rogers Partnership (now retitled RSHP)
Lloyds Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Lloyds Building

Lumiere Tower, Leeds, West Yorkshire
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Leeds skyscraper
Lumiere Tower/a> : two towers of 54 and 32 storeys

Owen Street development, Manchester
Design: Ian Simpson Architects
Owen Street Manchester
Owen Street Manchester

Pan Peninsula, London
Design: Skidmore Owings Merill (SOM)
Pan Peninsula towers
Pan Peninsula : 41 & 50 storeys high

Princes Dock Tower
Design: RMJM Architects
Liverpool Tower
Princes Dock Tower

Radio City Tower, Liverpool
Design: Weightman & Bullen Architects
Radio City Tower
photo © Adrian Welch
Radio City Tower : 120m high

Regal Tower, Birmingham, central England
Design: Aedas
Regal Tower Birmingham
Regal Tower Birmingham

The Rotunda Conversion, Birmingham
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Birmingham Rotunda
photo © Nic Gaunt
The Rotunda Birmingham

The Shard, London
Design: Renzo Piano Architect of RPBW
London Bridge Tower
image by Hayes Davidson and John Mclean
The Shard London : 1016 ft tall

Swiss Re Building – 30 St Mary’s Axe, City of London
Design: Foster + Partners
Swiss Re tower
photo © Adrian Welch
Swiss Re Building

Tower 42 – former Nat West Tower, London
Design: R. Seifert & Partners
Tower 42
photo © Adrian Welch
Nat West Tower : 183m high, 47 storeys

Willis Building – 51 Lime Street, London
Design: Foster & Partners
Willis Building
photo © Adrian Welch
Willis Building : 28 storeys

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