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9 Mar 2016

New London Skyline: Skyscrapers

London’s changing skyline: planned tall buildings ‘almost double in two years’

The capital has 436 buildings over 20 storeys in the pipeline – and, of those submitted over the past year, only three have been rejected, reports The Guardian.

London’s skyline is changing dramatically, with almost double the number of tall buildings in the pipeline compared to two years ago, and only three planning applications rejected over the past 12 months, according to a report by New London Architecture and GLHearn.

Since this time last year a total of 119 new buildings with at least 20 storeys have entered the planning process. These take the total number in the pipeline to 436 – 89 are under construction, 233 have approval but work is yet to start, and 114 are at the planning or pre-application stage. This is almost double the 230 in the pipeline two years ago.

The report also found that – of the 94 tall buildings submitted for planning approval over the past year – 43 were approved and only three refused. Most of the 43 form part of the Greenwich Peninsula scheme, while those rejected were Hounslow House in west London, the “central phase 4 site” in Woolwich, and Gagarin Tower in Southwark. Renzo Piano’s controversial “Paddington Pole” scheme was withdrawn. The rest still await a decision.

In the City, 1 Undershaft will match the Shard for height and become the tallest in the square mile at 73 floors high. Reworked plans for 22 Bishopsgate were approved. Elsewhere in London, Tower Hamlets is home to 93 proposed tall buildings – including City Pride, the capital’s tallest residential building at 75 floors – Greenwich has 67, Barnet has 23 and Croydon has 18.

Website: London’s changing skyline article – The Guardian, 9 Mar 2016

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Trellick Tower Building – 27 Feb 2016

Bishopsgate Goodsyard Buildings – 15 Feb 2016

Paddington Place London Skyscraper by Renzo Piano – 1 Feb 2016

Key new towers affecting the London Skyline:

1 Undershaft Tower London – 8 Feb 2016 ; 9 + 8 Dec 2015
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry - London Skyline
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects

60-70 St Mary Axe London – 28 Dec 2015
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper - London Skyline
image courtesy of the architects
A small tower building developed by TIAA Henderson Real Estate, with more than 277,000 sqft of offices across 24 floors.

The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street - London Skyline
image courtesy of the architects
This 38-storey tower design gained approval in 2013.

Ludgate House & Sampson Houses Building Development, London, UK – 9 Oct 2013
Architect: PLP Architecture
Ludgate House and Sampson House - London Skyline
picture from architects

257 City Road, Islington, north east London
257 City Road Building
image by dbox branding & creative
257 City Road Tower – 12 Mar 2012

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Future for London Skyscrapers – external link

Major tower buildings affecting the London Skyline:

The Shard
Design: Renzo Piano Building Workshop (RPBW)
The Shard London
photo © Nick Weall
London Bridge Tower : 66 storeys

122 Leadenhall Street
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
122 Leadenhall Street
image : Cityscape
The Cheesegrater: 48 storeys
construction work recommenced on site in January 2011.

The Pinnacle – aka Helter Skelter
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
The Pinnacle
image : KPF and Cityscape
The Pinnacle : 60 storeys

20 Fenchurch St – discussions underway
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Walkie Talkie building London
image from architects
Walkie Talkie skyscraper : 37 storeys

Heron Tower – 110 Bishopsgate – complete
Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Heron Tower
photo ©
Heron Tower : 46 storeys

20 Blackfriars Road – news update
Wilkinson Eyre
20 Blackfriars Road
picture from architect
20 Blackfriars Road : 43 storeys

Beetham Tower London
Ian Simpson Architects
Beetham Tower London
picture from Eusas
London skyscraper : 51 storeys

Doon Street tower – approval news 2009
Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Doon Street tower
picture from architect
Doon Street tower : 43 storeys

201 Bishopsgate
Skidmore Owings Merill
201 Bishopsgate
London skyscraper photograph © Adrian Welch
201 Bishopsgate : 63 storeys

City Road Tower
Will Alsop, architect
City Road Tower
image from SR
City Road Tower

London Skyscrapers – Architecture News 2008

Pan Peninsula aka 1 Millharbour
Skidmore Owings Merill
Pan Peninsula
image from TTA
London towers : 48 storeys

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99 Bishopsgate Building
99 Bishopsgate Building
photo © Nick Weall

Canary Wharf towers
Canary Wharf towers
picture © Adrian Welch

Centre Point Tower
Centre Point Tower
photo © Nick Weall

City of London skyscraper : Willis Building
City of London skyscraper
image © Adrian Welch

Lloyds Building
Lloyds Building
photo © Adrian Welch

London Wall Buildings
London Wall Buildings
photo © Nick Weall

Millbank Tower
Millbank Tower
photo © Nick Weall

25 Ropemaker – news update 2010
25 Ropemaker
photo © Nick Weall

St Helen’s Building (former Aviva Tower)
Aviva Tower
photo © Nick Weall

Stock Exchange Building
Stock Exchange Building
photo © Nick Weall

Stratford Eye Tower
Stratford Eye Tower
photo © Nick Weall

Swiss Re Building – 30 St Mary’s Axe
Swiss Re Tower Building
photo © Adrian Welch

Tower 42 – former Nat West Tower
Tower 42 London
image © Adrian Welch

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Website: London’s changing skyline – article in The Guardian, 3 Mar 2016