More buildings for London

More buildings for London

More buildings for London

The number of tall buildings earmarked for London’s skyline has grown by more than 100 in less than a year, according to new figures released by New London Architecture (NLA). NLA, founded in 2005, is an independent information resource and discussion forum focused on  London’s built environment. It is located at The Building Centre in London.

Compiled with property adviser G L Hearn, the latest data on tall buildings show that plans for 119 new towers have emerged since March 2015, increasing the total number of proposed skyscrapers in the British capital to 436. With 87 proposals, Allies and Morrison are the most prolific designers of skyscrapers in London, followed by SOM with 21 and Farrells with 15 towers.

The research, which is updated annually, counts buildings of 20 storeys and higher.  The 2016 version showed that the number of tall buildings under construction has risen from 70 to  89 over the past year. A total of 233 tall buildings in London have planning approval but are yet to start on site, and a further 114 towers are either in planning or pre-application stages. The survey found that 94 tall buildings were submitted for planning since March 2015, up from 72 in the previous year.

Tower Hamlets is the London borough with the largest number of skyscrapers in the pipeline, with 93 proposals, beating Greenwich’s 67.

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