The ever changing story of London’s skyline

jasonhawkes-6159-2More than 230 tall buildings of over 20 storeys are currently proposed, approved or under construction in London, according to an independent survey which also claims that 80% of the planned towers will be for residential use.

London’s skyline is set to change with more than 230 new towers planned for the city, according to an independent survey.

The survey results released by think tank, New London Architecture (NLA) found at least 236 tall buildings over 20 storeys are currently proposed, approved or under construction in London. Of the total number planned for the capital, 33 buildings are planned to be between 40-49 storeys and 22 buildings will be of 50 storeys or more while 80% of the towers planned will be new residential blocks.

london-skyscrapersAccording to the survey which was researched by property consultants GL Hearn, 48% of the 236 towers have already been approved and 19% are under construction.

Central and East London are the areas with the most future developments with 77% of the total planned tall buildings.

Of the proposed 236 towers, 140 of these are planned for locations in Tower Hamlets, Lambeth, Greenwich, Newham and Southwark.

The chart above shows the top locations in London for the planned towers. Tower Hamlets reports the highest number with 55 towers planned for the borough with 43 of those to be for residential use. Of the remaining towers 18 are set to be office developments, 13 for ‘mixed use’, eight hotels, seven towers for commercial use and one university.Untitled4

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Extra: The stretched middle: can Londoners cope with hundreds of new towers?


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