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London - Full Summary of Projects 21

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The Pinnacle
The City

Height: 288m | Floors: 63 | Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox | Developer: Arab Investments

Links: Forum thread | Bishopsgate Tower promotional video (23mb) | Skyscrapernews listing

  • At 288m, the Pinnacle will form the centrepiece of London’s financial district and will dramatically alter the skyline.
    It will be over 100 metres taller than Tower 42.
  • Plans for a tower on this site have been around since 2002. A previous design by Helmut Jahn was scrapped following concerns over
    the base and crown, and its effect on views from Fleet Street. The revised design - by architects Kohn Pederson Fox - is more
    sleek and elegantly proportioned, and is intended to complement the neighbouring proposals such as the Leadenhall Building.
  • A planning application was submitted in June 2005. A revised planning application with a 19m height reduction was submitted
    and given final approval in April 2006. In November 2006, the developers secured funding for the project from Arab Investments.
    Having been known as the Bishopsgate Tower, the project was renamed "The Pinnacle".
  • The full planning report for the tower can be accessed by clicking here.
Current Status:
Basement works are complete and the central core of the building has been constructed upto floor 6. But the project is on a hiatus and awaiting a significant pre-let and further financing before it continues on with full construction.


Columbus Tower
Canary Wharf

Height: 237m | Floors: 65 | Architect: DMWR Architects | Developer: Commercial Estates Group

Links: Forum thread | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This is a massive hotel and residential scheme for a site just outside the Canary Wharf estate.
  • If built, it would become the tallest building in the Docklands - overtaking both 1 Canada Square and Riverside South.
  • The crown of the building has been deliberately designed to evoke the Thames Flood Barrier.
Current Status:
This project has been floating around for many years. Planning permission was renewed in October 2009, following the intervention
of Boris Johnson. It is unclear when construction will begin. However, the current buildings on site are leased for the next few years
which could delay things further.

Riverside South
Canary Wharf

Height: 236m and 189m | Floors: 45 and 37 | Architect: Richard Rogers | Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Links: Forum thread | Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners - project detail (note - this features the older design) | SkyscraperNews listing - tower 1 | SkyscraperNews listing - tower 2

  • The tallest tower was given a height increase, making it structurally taller than 1 Canada Square (but shorter by AOD height).
  • In terms of floorspace, this will be the largest single office development in Europe - over 3 million square feet.
  • JP Morgan were secured as tenants in August 2008.
Current Status:
After a long period of excavation and piling the basement slab was completed, then the constuction was halted. Constuction for the main towers will begin once JP Morgan are committed to the developemnt, which will become their European headquarters once completed. It is understood that the construction of the basement levels is currently under way but it is still unclear if the towers will follow the completion of those basement levels.

The Leadenhall Building
The City

Height: 225m | Floors: 48 | Architect: Richard Rogers | Developer: British Land PLC/Oxford Properties

Links: Forum thread | British Land development page | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This tower is designed by Richard Rogers, the man behind Lloyds of London, the Dome, and the Pompidou Centre in Paris.
  • Despite its height, the building has a relatively small amount of floorspace (500,000 sq ft), due to its unusual profile
    which means the floorplates gradually decrease the higher up it goes.
  • The base will feature a 90 ft high atrium, extending the public area of St Helens and providing shelter from the elements.
  • Glass lifts will carry employees up the outside of the building, similar to those on the Lloyds Building only twice as high.
  • Click here to view the full planning report from the Corporation of London.

Current Status:
Under Construction

North Quay
Canary Wharf

Height: 216m/203m/120m | Floors: 44/38/18 | Architect: Cesar Pelli | Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Links: Forum thread | Architect's website | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This trio of towers would be situated on a 7-acre site at the northern edge of the Canary Wharf estate. Previously known
    as "Shed 35", the site was sold to Canary Wharf Group with planning permission for a mixed-use development.
  • In total, the North Quay scheme will provide over 4 million sq ft of floorspace for retail and offices.
  • Development is likely to take place after the completion of the Churchill Place and Riverside South districts.
    However, there could be further delays in the form of Crossrail (see below).
Current Status:
Approved, but unlikely to rise until 2017 or even later. The main problem lies with Crossrail, part of which is going
to run directly underneath the towers.

City Pride/The Landmark North
Canary Wharf

Height: 239m | Floors: 76 | Architect: Norman Foster & Partners | Developer: Chalegrove Properties

Links: Forum thread | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This massive residential skyscraper is planned by developer Chalegrove Properties, on the site of a pub in the Docklands. The site was bought for £32m.
  • In terms of floor count, only the Shard and Pinnacle will be higher.
  • The tower has faced considerable opposition from local residents.
Current Status:
Chalegrove Properties have submitted a revised design for this tower, increasing the hight from the original 62 storeys/209m to 76 storeys/239m. There are so images of the new design so far, but it is believed that the new tower may resemble the neighbouring The Landmark towers in appearance.


Wood Wharf
Canary Wharf

Height: 200m/187m/182m/154m | Floors: Various | Architect: Richard Rogers Partnership | Developer: British Waterways & Canary Wharf Group

Links: Forum thread | Official website

  • Wood Wharf is one of the largest urban projects in London. It will lead to the redevelopment of a huge, largely derelict area
    to the immediate east of Canary Wharf. This will be a mixed-use scheme, with 3.5 million square feet of office space and around
    1,500 homes along with retail, leisure and hotels. The office space would effectively be a seamless expansion of the Canary Wharf
    business district, albeit not officially part of the Canary Wharf estate.
  • The development includes four skyscrapers of 200m, 187m, 182m, 154m and a number of smaller buildings.
Current Status:
The final masterplan was approved in October 2008. Two of the towers from the masterplan have been submitted for planning.
The entire development is expected to take around 10 years to build.

Heron Quays West
Canary Wharf

Height: 198m/147m/95m | Floors: 33/21/12 | Architect: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners | Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Links: Forum thread

  • This trio of office towers would be built to the immediate west of the Heron Quays buildings.
  • Together, they would add nearly 200,000 square metres of internal floorspace space to the Canary Wharf estate,
    including the largest trading floors in Europe (7,962 sq m, compared with 6,673 sq m for the current record holder in the City).
Current Status:
Approved in March 2008. It is unclear when construction will begin.



1 Park Place
Canary Wharf

Height: 197m | Floors: 45 | Architect: Horden Cherry Lee | Developer: Grattan Property Company Ltd

Links: Forum thread | Architect's website

  • This will stand just to the east of the Riverside South towers.
  • The tower's height is 191m to the roof, but includes a facade overrun going up to 197m.
Current Status:
The tower was approved in August 2008. Demolition of the current building has started, but it is unclear whether construction of the tower will follow.


100 Bishopsgate
The City

Height: 165m | Floors: 40 | Architect: Allies and Morrison | Developer: Great Portland Estates

Links: Forum thread | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This tower would stand on a site immediately to the south of the Heron Tower. If viewed from Waterloo Bridge, it would be
    obscured by Tower 42.
  • Construction is unlikely to start until 2011 (see below).
Current Status:
Demolition and groundworks are currently under way.


1 Blackfriars Road - "Mirax-Beetham Tower"
Southwark SE1

Height: 163m | Floors: 52 | Architect: Ian Simpson Architects | Developer: Beetham Organization

Links: Forum thread | Exhibition photos and information | Skyscrapernews listing

  • Originally proposed at 70 floors/220m, this has twice been reduced in height, and the footprint has shrunk.
  • A public viewing gallery will be located on the top floor, offering stunning views across the capital.
  • The building will feature a 6-star Jumeirah hotel and luxury apartments, each with their own internal conservatory space.

Current Status:
Approved in March 2009 following a lengthy public inquiry. This scheme is currently undergoing some design revisions, once the new designs are approved construction could start soon after.



Northgate Tower (Bishops Place)
Hackney/City border

Height: 161m/126m | Floors: 51/35 | Architect: Foster & Partners | Developer: Hammerson

Links: Forum thread | Technical drawings | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This is a major mixed-use scheme on the City/Hackney border, immediately adjacent to the Broadgate Tower.
  • Originally, it was intended that a historic pub, the Light Bar, would be demolished. However, following a campaign by
    local residents, along with objections from CABE, this was saved and incorporated into the plans.
Current Status:
A revised application was granted planning permission in November 2009. After substantial enabling works (due to nearby rail lines), it is unclear when this will start construction.



20 Fenchurch Street - the "Walkie Talkie"
The City

Height: 160m | Floors: 36 | Architect: Rafael Vinoly | Developer: Land Securities

Links: Forum thread | Official website | Skyscrapernews listing

  • This project replaces a 91m tower from the 1960s. It involved a very lengthy demolition process.
  • Opinions are very divided on this tower's unusual design. Following criticism about its height and impact on the views
    of St Pauls Cathedral, it was reduced by 9 floors, from 45 to 36. It subsequently went throgh a public inquiry
    (the 4th London skyscraper to go through this process), and was finally approved in July 2007. The full planning report
    can be accessed here.
Current Status:
Under Construction.

The Millharbour Quarter
Canary Wharf

Height: 151m | Floors: 46 | Architect: Foster & Partners | Developer: Millharbour LLP / Millharbour 2LLP

Links: Forum thread | Skyscrapernews story

  • A mixed-use development, featuring nine buildings in total, this will substantially increase the density of the area.
  • It was originally planned as six towers of around 100m. The tallest will now be 151m - taller than nearby Pan Peninsula.
Current Status:
Proposed in October 2009.

Crossharbour - "Baltimore Wharf"
Tower Hamlets

Height: 150m | Floors: 45 | Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merrill | Developer: Ballymore Properties Ltd

Links: Forum thread

  • This major residential development would stand to the south-east of the Canary Wharf cluster.
  • It has gone through a series of design changes, at one point being proposed at 170m. This latest version is 150m.
  • It will contain 330 flats, plus retail units at ground level.
  • The development includes some neighbouring low-rise buildings, in addition to the main tower.
Current Status:
Approved in July 2008. The neighbouring low-rise buildings have been under construction for some time now. However, it is
unclear when the tower itself will start to rise. UPDATE: it is understood that Ballymore, the developers of this building are looking to possibly sell the site or consider a joint venture agreement in which they stay on as development manager.


Merchant Square

Height: 150m | Floors: 44 | Architect: Perkins & Will | Developer: Paddington Development Corporation Limited

Links: Forum thread | Official website

  • This residential development, planned for a site on Harbet Road in Paddington, will contain a total of 223 apartments,
    68 units of which are affordable housing that will occupy the lowest ten floors of the scheme.
  • Several other buildings are planned as part of Merchant Square, ranging in height from 49-66m.
Current Status:
Planning permission was granted for buildings D (52m) and E (63m) in May 2007, and for buildings C (66m) B (65m) and F (49m)
in June 2007. One of the office blocks and another residential block have since topped out. The tallest building (150m)
was approved in July 2007 and work is expected to begin on site in the near future.

Ludgate House and Sampson House redevelopment

Height: Approx 165m

Forum Thread

Current Status: Pre planning. It is understood that the two riverside buildings will be demolished, making way for a new high rise development.

Vauxhall Cross Island Towers

Height: 170m/100m Floors: 41/31
Forum Thread

Status: Approved.

Market Tower redevelopment

Height: 200m/161m Floors: 58/43

Status: Approved.

Bondway Tower - "The Octave"

Height: 149m Floors: 43

Forum Thread

Status: Approved


Other Projects (various)

This includes all 'midrise' buildings under 150m. Also listed are any other schemes worth mentioning, such as long term projects,
towers in pre-planning, or rumoured but unconfirmed schemes. Projects highlighted in red are under construction. Here they are,
in descending order of height:
  • Three Spires. A trio of snaking towers with heights of 250m, 200m and 100m that would stand to the south-east
    of London Bridge Tower. This mixed-use development is being designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron.

  • Whitgift Centre redevelopment. A major redevelopment of this prominent site in Croydon, South London. The developers have
    hinted at a possible 60-storey tower.

  • Bishopsgate Goods Yard. Ballymore and Hammerson are planning a major redevelopment of this prominent site, at the northern edge of the City.
    Early indications are that it will include towers of 200m+ and a number of surrounding midrises. This could form a cluster with
    the Broadgate Tower and the Northgate Tower. Not expected to begin construction until at least 2014.

  • Market Tower redevelopment. Possible 170m and 155m towers for Vauxhall.

  • Odalisk. A mixed-use scheme in Croydon, still at the pre-planning/consultation stage. It has already faced opposition
    from local residents for being too tall. 160m/51 storeys.

  • Cherry Orchard Road Towers. A series of four distinctive towers for East Croydon including a 160m skyscraper. However, the current scheme
    faces a redesign and most likely a substantial reduction in height.

  • Broadgate Centre redevelopment. British Land have plans for a massive redevelopment in this prime location next to
    Liverpool Street station, potentially adding over 1.2 million square feet of floorspace. The leases on some of the buildings
    in the Broadgate Centre are due to expire in the next few years, and space is rapidly running out in the estate. Taking advantage
    of changes in the viewing corridors to St Paul's cathedral, they have hinted at the possibility of much taller buildings on some of
    the existing sites, perhaps as high as 150m/35 storeys.

  • Heron Plaza. Part of the Heron Tower development, this neighbouring scheme will include a mix of hotel and leisure space, along with a new public square. The Four Seasons Hotel chain are to be the main tenants. An unknown delay has halted demolition of the building which currently occupies the plot.
    148m/43 storeys.

  • Dollar Bay Tower. A possible mixed-use scheme for the eastern end of Canary Wharf. 109m/31 storeys.

  • Ram Brewery. Minerva are planning a "new urban quarter” for Wandsworth on the site of the former Young’s Ram brewery.
    The ERP-designed scheme will comprise 700 flats spread across two residential towers of 39 and 29 storeys and
    a mix of low-rise homes, restaurants, shops and a microbrewery. Height of the taller tower would be 146m. They are approved,
    but currently going through a public inquiry.

  • 151 City Road. A boutique hotel on the fringes of Hoxton designed by Squire and Partners. 78m/24 storeys. Construction started June 2012.

  • Providence Tower. Ballymore are planning a neighbour for the Ontario Tower. Designed by Skidmore,
    Owings & Merrill, it will be 136m/44 storeys. The site is currently being prepared for construction.

  • Wellesley Square. Berkeley Homes are planning a major residential tower for Croydon, designed by Rolfe Judd. Under Construction. Height is 134m/44 storeys.

  • 360 London. First Base won planning permission in September 2007 for this Rogers-designed residential tower near Strata.
    Height is 134m/44 storeys. XXX

  • Eileen House. A residential tower in Elephant & Castle that would join nearby Strata and 360 London.
    Proposed in February 2009, this has been reduced in height due to the intervention of English Heritage.
    Originally 143m/47 storeys, it will now be 134m/41 floors.

  • 20 Blackfriars Road. This project consists of two towers: a 133m residential building and a 98m office building. Although approved in early 2009
    following a PI, it now faces a complete redesign.

  • 150 Stratford High Street. A major residential tower under construction on a site near the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic Park Height is 133m/41 storeys.

  • 225 Marsh Wall. Residential tower shaped like a number one - "1". Cancelled in mid-2009, it has now gone back into planning.
    Height is 132m/43 storeys.

  • 100 City Road. This residential tower at the Old Street roundabout was rejected for being too tall. The developers lodged an appeal,
    and won in October 2008. 131m/39 storeys.

  • 30 & 40 Marsh Wall. Possible 39 and 31-storey residential towers for Canary Wharf.

  • 25 Churchill Place. This KPF-designed office tower was given a height increase in May 2008. It will now be 130m/23 storeys. Construction began January 2012.

  • Stratford City Tower. Part of the masterplan for the area includes a 40-storey residential tower, revealed in September 2007.

  • Kings Reach Tower redevelopment. Possible reclad + height increase for this prominent landmark on the South Bank. Already approved,
    the new height would be 127m/34 storeys. Currently on hold.

  • Lots Road, Chelsea. Two residential towers, one of 122m/37 storeys and another of 85m/25 storeys. The taller tower
    was originally planned at 99m, but was given a height increase and has now been approved. The shorter building,
    originally planned at 130m, has now been reduced in height, and is approved. The developers were embroiled in a
    dispute with a local NIMBY, but eventually got through the legal process, and the towers now have full approval.
    Demolition began in early 2008.

  • Trafalgar Way Towers. A pair of residential towers designed by Make, at the northeast corner of the
    Canary Wharf estate. They would link the Ontario and Quebec towers with the main cluster and Wood Wharf.
    Heights would be 122m/35 storeys and 104m/29 storeys.

  • Sky Garden Tower. A residential tower in Vauxhall that would stand near St George's Wharf. Approved in October 2008.
    Height is 120m/35 storeys.

  • Newfoundland Tower. Possible 37-storey hotel/residential tower for Canary Wharf, on a site bounded by Park Place,
    Westferry Road and Heron Quays Road. Approximately 120m.

  • Convoy's Wharf. A trio of 3 residential towers in Greenwich, all of which are approved. The tallest will be 116m/40-storeys,
    but its AOD height will be significantly higher, at 148m. The other towers will be 91m/32 storeys and 72m/26 storeys respectively.
    Architect is Richard Rogers.

  • Islington City Basin Towers. Two towers with heights of 115m and 90m have outline planning permission for a site
    in Islington, North London.

  • Arrowhead Quay.
    A Docklands office development being planned by Ballymore. Currently on hold. Work has been completed
    up to basement level, however. 114m/26 storeys.

  • Walbrook Square. A major redevelopment of a prominent site between Cannon Street and Bank stations which has seen
    the demolition of Bucklersbury House, one of the City's ugliest and most prominent eyesores. In its place will
    stand four individual buildings connected by a new public square and 'historic' pedestrian routes, along with an exhibition space
    displaying the remains of the Roman Temple of Mithras. In total, this massive development will contain almost a million square feet
    of floorspace and will feature buildings of 106m, 71m, 67m and 66m. The project received approval in July 2007. However, latest
    reports suggest that it faces a possible redesign and major delays.

  • Eagle House. A mixed-use tower for Old Street/City Road, just north of the City. Approved in April 2006. Architect is Terry Farrell
    and the developer is Groveworld. The tower is currently Topped Out, however the remainder of the construction is currently on hold. Height is 104m/34 storeys.

  • Cuba Street/Manilla Street development. Yet another residential development for the area just south of Canary Wharf.
    Currently in pre-planning, this could include twin towers of around 30 storeys.

  • Reuters Blackwall Yard Redevelopment. Another project designed by Squire and Partners which includes a residential
    tower of 98m/29 storeys. The development has been approved and will be located near Canary Wharf.

  • Gypsy Corner Tower. Hamilton Associates are planning a 30-storey residential tower for Acton, West London.

  • Waterloo Trilogy Tower. Willingale Associates have plans for a 30 storey tower - dubbed Waterloo Trilogy Tower - on the
    corner of Waterloo Road and Baylis Road, near the London Eye.

  • 33-35 Commercial Road. A residential tower, designed by Burland TM Architects for a fringe site just to the east of
    the City of London. 95m/36 storeys

  • Ailsa Waterside. Mixed-use development in the Lower Lea Valley which includes 800 new homes in a cluster of towers.
    The tallest is around 95m/30 storeys.

  • Indescon Court. Mixed-use buildings to the south of the main Canary Wharf cluster. The tallest will be 95m/30 storeys.

  • East India Dock Road Development. After the successful launch of the Elektron Tower scheme, Barratt Homes have
    another new project for a site just over the road. This consists of a series of post-modernist yellow apartment blocks,
    the tallest of which is 94m/36 floors.

  • 60-70 St Mary Axe. A new office building designed by Foggo Architects. Height is 90m/18 storeys.

  • Skylon. Originally seen at the Festival of Britain in 1951, there are now plans to resurrect this 90m structure.

  • 20 Albert Embankment. A trio of Foster-designed, mixed-use towers that will form part of a growing cluster of
    developments in the area including St George's Wharf, Vauxhall Sky Gardens and 36-48 Albert Embankment. 89m/27 storeys.

  • Croydon College Vocational Tower. Mixed-use scheme, approved in February 2007, will become the tallest building
    in Croydon, unless Croydon Gateway is built sooner. 88m/29 storeys.

  • 250 City Road. Land Sec are planning a large development that includes a 27 storey tower almost opposite the other
    already consented City Road Basin towers.

  • Trinity One, Two and Three. A series of three mixed-use buildings planned by Beetham for a massive site
    on Minories, in the Aldgate area. Heights are 85m, 60m and 45m. The tallest will feature an observation deck
    and public cafe on the top floor. The scheme was approved in January 2008, but is currently on hold.

  • Quill. A tower containing student accommodation. It would stand just to the east of the Shard. Currently in pre-planning.
    Approximately 85m/28 storeys.

  • Swiss Cottage Station Tower. Manchester developer Pervaiz Naviede is planning a tower of up to 25 storeys in north London,
    after buying a landmark site above Swiss Cottage Tube station from CIT.

  • 100 West Cromwell Road. Multiplex/Tesco are planning a tower for a site on Cromwell Road / Hammersmith Flyover,
    overlooking the tube from Earls Court to Olympia in West London. 82m/24 storeys.

  • New London Bridge House - "The Place". As part of the Shard London Bridge development, 88m/18 storeys. Currently Under Construction.

  • Orchard Place. Ballymore are planning a huge mixed-use scheme on the Leamouth Peninsula in the Docklands.
    This began construction in July 2007 and consists of 10 towers ranging in height from 44-80m/14-26 floors.

  • NEO Bankside. A trio of residential towers for the South Bank, close to the Tate Modern. The tallest tower will be around 80m/24 storeys.

  • 1 Mitre Square. Another new midrise from Helical Bar, planned for EC3 in the City. Architect is Sheppard Robson.

  • Chesterfield House. New midrise being planned for Wembley, North London. The design is similar to Moorhouse.
    It has been approved since 2001 and is yet to begin work. Height is 80m/19 storeys.

  • 1 Commercial Street. A new 79m office tower for the eastern edge of the City.

  • Aldgate Union. A massive groundscraper under construction on the eastern edge of the City. In total, it will contain
    nearly 600,000 sq ft of floorspace. The 2nd phase will include a tower of 79m/17 storeys.

  • Victoria Towers. As part of the regeneration taking place in Victoria, Land Securities are developing a cluster of office towers.
    Originally proposed at 160m, this project has been scaled down twice, and faces ongoing issues with Westminster council.
    The tallest building is now 79m.

  • Goodmans Fields. A residential scheme planned for a site just to the south of Aldgate. Includes a tower of around 76m/24 storeys.

  • Tate Modern Extension. Designed by internationally famous architects Herzog & de Meuron, after a delay of a few years while funding was secured this tower is now under construction. The original 'glass pyramid' designed was replaced with a brick tower.

  • 252-385 Alie Street. Hamilton Associates have submitted planning proposals for a new 76m/25 storey energy-efficient tower
    in Aldgate. The building will have 287 apartments including affordable housing, plus retail units at ground floor.

  • SilverTree. New residential eco-tower for the Royal Docks in Newham. 24 storeys.

  • Oakmayne Plaza Towers. Three residential towers for Elephant & Castle. They have faced major delays, and now face a possible height reduction too.
    The tallest will be 76m/23 storeys.

  • Great West Quarter. This project, part of the urban regeneration of the Great West Road Corridor, comprises the
    redevelopment of the old Smithkline Beecham H.O. brownfield site into a new large mixed use residential development.
    The project, to be completed in 2010 over a number of phases, will provide in excess of 750 private and affordable
    residential units. The developers are Barratt Homes, and the tallest tower will be around 75m/25 storeys.

  • 81 Black Prince Road. A residential tower near the Albert Embankment. Originally turned down by Lambeth Council, it was approved following
    a public inquiry. 24 storeys.

  • 36-48 Albert Embankment. A fin-shaped residential tower. Refused planning permission in January 2009. 75m/23 storeys.

  • 32-42 Bethnal Green Road. A residential tower for a site just north of the Bishopsgate Goods Yard. 74m/25 storeys.

  • 399 Edgware Road. New 72m residential tower, approved in November 2006.

  • 30 The North Colonnade. This is one of several new midrises for Canary Wharf, the others being built in nearby Churchill Place.
    It will contain 320,000 square feet of office floorspace, most of which has been let to Fitch Ratings and KPMG. The top of the
    building overlooking Canada Square and Churchill Place will feature a double height winter garden. Height is 71m/17 storeys.

  • New Court. Merchant bank Rothschild's new headquarters for the City. 70m/14 storeys. Topped out.

  • Potters Fields. Originally planned as a cluster of 8 towers, the tallest being 69m, this project is now facing a complete redesign
    following massive local opposition.

  • 120 Fenchurch Street. A massive, bulky office development similar to Plantation Place. Originally proposed at 130m+,
    it will now be 69m/14 storeys.

  • Wandsworth Road Development. A new residential midrise for Wandsworth Road, SW8. Height is 65m/21 storeys.

  • 64-74 Mark Lane. New office tower, adjacent to Fenchurch Street station. The sloping glass roof will provide skygarden access
    on a number of floors. Height is 63m/17 storeys.

  • 240 Blackfriars Road. Great Portland Estates are planning a redevelopment of this prominent site on Blackfriars Road,
    with a striking new 15-storey office tower containing 130,000 sq ft of offices with ancillary retail and residential accommodation
    in a separate building. 65m/15 storeys.

  • 72 Fore Street. New office scheme adjacent to Moorgate station. Approved in February 2008. Height is 56m/13 floors.

  • 46 Blackfriars Road. A hotel/office development near Southwark station, next to the old BT building. Reduced in height
    from 80m/20 floors. New height is around 55m/14 floors.

  • 82 West India Dock Road. This hotel will stand to the northwest of the Docklands cluster. 53m/16 storeys.

  • Bezier Apartments. A pair of striking residential towers for Old Street/City Road. Heights are just under 50m.

  • Chambers Wharf. A new Simpson-designed residential scheme to the east of Tower Bridge. The project includes 13 wind turbines.
    There are six buildings. The tallest will be 46m/14 floors.

Large scale regeneration projects

Greenwich Peninsula - Greenwich - £5billion
- 190 acres
- 4million sq ft of commercial & retail space
- 10,000 homes

Brent Cross Cricklewood - Barnet - £4.5billion
- 370 acres
- 27,000 jobs
- 7,500 homes

Stratford City - Newham - £4billion
- 180 acres
- 13.4m sq ft of mixed use
- 5,312 homes

Wood Wharf - Tower Hamlets - £4billion
- 17.5 acres
- 4.9million sq ft of office space
- 1,688 homes

Battersea Power Station - Wandsworth - £4billion
- 38 acres
- 8million sq ft of mixed use
- 3,500 homes

Ebbsfleet Valley - Kent - £3billion
- 1,450 acres
- 6.3million sq ft of commercial space
- 9,500 homes

Aylesbury Regeneration - Southwark - £2.5billion
- 70 acres
- 4,200 homes

King's Cross Central - Camden & Islington - £2billion
- 67 acres
- 8 million sq ft of mixed use
- 2000 homes

Elephant & Castle - Southwark - £1.5billion
- 170 acres
- 800,000 sq ft of retail space
- 5,300 homes

Kidbrooke - Greenwich - £1billion
- 270 acres
- 400,000 sq ft of retail space
- 4398 new homes

Chelsea Barracks - Westminster - £1billion
- 13 acres
- 638 homes

Lewisham Regeneration - Lewisham
- 5.6 acres
- 1million sq ft of mixed use
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Old September 12th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #2
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This thread is by no means complete, there are still a lot of things to change and new projects to include. I will edit this post at a later date when I have more time.

Those of you more informed, can you please list all the projects and proposals that I've missed, and of the ones that are listed can you please let me know if they are no longer going ahead. Thank you.
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Thanks Medo

Hmmm, don't like all that blue windows

Sainsbury's Nine Elms (final completion in 2016 and 120m.)
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Old September 12th, 2012, 07:01 PM   #4
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Congrats, Medo. This is a courageous effort on your part to bring present and future projets up to date. You asked us to comment, add, change etc. I have the following observations:

1. City Pride/Landmark North. Thought the architects behind this scheme were now Squire & Partners and the design may well have changed from the render shown.

2. Wood Wharf. There have been mre recent renders of projected/proposed buildings for phase 1 (see post # 913). The various architects include Pelli and Assoc., KPF. Not sure what input Rogers Stirk Harbour have in this though, apart from the initial master plan.

3. 1 Park Place is now an empty plot. A smaller alternative mid-rise has also been submitted (see Post # 517).

4. 1 Blackfriars Road. This building is no longer Mirax-Beetham. Title and the note about Jumeirah Hotels should be removed. They are no longer involved.

5. Northgate Tower is now called Principal Place with a new design by Foster & Partners.

6. 20 Fenchurch Street. Developers are Land Securities and Canary Wharf.

7. Merchant Square. Design has changed by Robin Partington at 42 floors (see Post # 302).

8. Vauxhall Cross Island: heights are 140m and 110m and 41 and 31 storeys respectively.

Other Projects (various):

Remove: Strata, NEO Bankside, 30 North Colonnade, New Court, as they are all complete.
Add: Vauxhall Square 164m by Allies and Morrison; Hampton House 13-27 storeys by Foster & Partners; Eastbury House up to 28 storeys by Rogers Stirk Harbour, Sainsburys Nine Elms at 120m 90m and 62m by Rolfe Judd

Change: Potters Fields description. This is now largely a low-rise development.
Rename: New Providence Wharf Bldg C to Providence Tower.

Hope this helps in your formidable task!
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Four more major additions that have been approved or proposed:

1. WR Berkely Lime Street at 192m by Kohn Pedersen Fox;
2. Manhattan Loft Apartments, Stratford at 140m by SOM;
3. 259 City Road at 30 storeys
4. Plough Yard, Shoreditch by Pringle Brandon Drew
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Updated render for Principle Place, formally called Northgate Tower:

Updated render for Merchant Square (Height change also needed. 42 Stories, 140 meters):

Updated render for Vauxhall Cross Island. (Height change needed as well, 140m and 110m)

City Pride/The Landmark North - worth stating that the proposed new tower is only 239m AOD. Actual height will be more like C. 233m

1 Park Place: It isn't clear what will be built there. Canary Wharf Group were/have? submitted an application for a 650,000 sqft building, although they are retaining permission for the old for 950,000 sqft (197m building in the render) If the new planning application building is the one they go with, it should be around two thirds the height of the original proposal judging by floor space.

100 Bishopsgate got a height increase ages ago. Should be listed as 172m not 165m. Updated render as well (click to view, way too huge to post directly):

25 Churchill Place is NOT 130m. That is the AOD height. The AGL height, which should be listed, is 124m. The thread title needs changing to reflect this as well, as I suspect it is the source of the confusion.

You have put the Market Towers proposal on the list twice, once with the new proposal and render (200m) and then further down you have also listed the old proposal (170m) which is no longer happening for obvious reasons.

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Thanks guys, I will update the info accordingly at the weekend when I have time.
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Found more changes:

Dollar Bay Tower. A possible mixed-use scheme for the eastern end of Canary Wharf. 46-48 storeys.
A new planning application was submitted for a 109m, 32 story tower. It's designed by Ian Simpson Architects, to be built by Londonewcastle, and it gained planning permission in March. Approved:

Bezier Apartments and Alberta House can be removed as they are complete. (Along with Strata, NEO Bankside, 30 North Colonnade and New Court as mentioned by gravesVpelli)

Indescon Court – All the low rise sections have been built, but the 95m tower has yet to start. (that info might need double checking)

Eagle House has Topped out, but is currently on hold. It was recently sold to Mount Anvil. Work expected to resume in the near future.

150 Stratford High Street is topped out and almost externally complete.

Potters Fields needs changing. It has been approved and is under construction. This is what is being built:


Skylon can be removed as well. Nothing has been heard since 2009 (If it was going to be built, it was for the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain in 2011). That has come and gone.

Wallbrook Square info needs changing. Bloomberg bought the site and changed the planning application. This has been approved and is currently at the demo/basement construction phase:

Bondway Tower - "The Octave" is NOT approved. Planning permission was refused. It is unclear what might be built there. Worth relegating that project to the "Other Projects" section and getting rid of the renders.

Cuba Street info needs updating. A planning application for two towers of 51 and 39 fl was submitted earlier this year. Still waiting on the outcome I believe. (the thread title could also do with updating with the new floor count)

New London Bridge House info could do with updating. Currently Topped Out.

The Quill needs updating. It is approved and 109m, taller than the original proposal. Thread title info needs changing on that one too.

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Chambers Wharf - I'd update to something like:

Demolition of the large cold stores to the east of Tower Bridge is complete. Planning permission remains in place for a Simpson-designed residential scheme of six buildings (tallest at 46m/14 floors) including a row of 13 helical wind-turbines along the river. But the original developers (St Martin's, aka Kuwaiti sovereign wealth fund) have sold the site to St James, joint venture between Berkeley Homes and Thames Water. Chambers Wharf is now a preferred site for some above-ground infrastructure for the Thames super-sewer. Expect at least a partial redesign, possibly an entirely new proposal, and certainly a long delay.

And you could include Ontario Point at Canada Water, u/c, should complete mid-2013. Largely residential, bit of retail at the base. 26 storeys above ground, 96m tall (I think). Part of the final phase of British Land / Barratt Homes joint venture Maple Quays development. Wouldn't suggest it deserves a pic on this thread, but if you want one then suggest
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Wow nice buildings core rising, thanks.
Maybe if we have the complete summary we can reset the topic? Starting with the first post?
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More projects that need to be added to the list:

Imperial College development in Shepherd's Bush. 35-storey, 141-metre. Approved:

New US embassy at Nine Elms, Kieran Timberlake architects. Also includes possible pedestrian bridge. Planning Approved:

New Ballymore project known as Embassy Gardens proposed next door to the new US embassy at Nine Elms. 1626 – 1982 apartments, new shops, 100 bed hotel, offices and car show room planned. (currently without its own thread, part of the US embassy thread.) Planning Approved:

5 Broadgate (New 700,000 sq ft UBS London HQ), 69m. Demo underway:

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It's honestly hard to know where to draw the line. There are so many 60 - 80m projects not on the list.
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-> High rise
(Maybe just the projects above 100m?)

-> Low rise
(Projects that are interesting in greater London, just name, maybe picture or link to the thread?)

I'm sorry that I can't help.
But maybe we can all collect the projects for the new summary and then delete all posts in the thread?
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A bit more pruning here. Leave it to you if you wish to update the notes:

For some reason 1 St George’s Wharf and the Heron Building have been removed but are still under construction. St George’s Wharf is of course a prominent inclusion.

100 Bishopsgate. Construction is unlikely to start before a substantive pre-let.

Under Other Projects (various):

St Mary’s, Elephant and Castle 127 metres/ 37 storeys by Squire and Partners

32-34 Bethnal Green Road now called Avant Garde. Under construction.

Eileen House. Redevelopment in doubt following a refusal by local planning authority.

100 City Road. Original project refused and replaced by a squat, dull, featureless and totally unremarkable proposal.

Trafalgar Way. Approved at third attempt and on hold.

Elizabeth House. New proposals submitted April 2012 by David Chipperfield Architects. North block 123 metres and 29 storeys. South block 53 metres and 10 storeys

Shell Centre Redevelopment. Proposals for extensive replacements submitted May 2012.

Waterloo Trilogy Tower. Remove as no news since first mooted in January 2008.

East India Dock. Scheme dead since 2008.

1 Mitre Square. Current building boarded up and awaiting demolition.

64-74 Mark Lane. Currently on hold but announcement that construction would start January 2013.

240 Blackfriars Road. Under construction.
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Yeah there are way too many projects, not that I'm complaining. I quite like the idea of putting them into categories, otherwise it will be one big mess.
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But even if you cut it off at 100m it's still so much! Can we maybe have 100-150 and then 150+?
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Does the forum have spoiler tags? You could free up a lot of space with the pics/description in those if so.
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@Medo, I will help you if you want. But I'm not from London and my English is not so good.
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The render of the skyline at the top seems to be way off, Guys is visible far left along with St Pauls yet the Shard is right in the middle of shot when its literally next door to Guys
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it was an image put together by wjfox a few years ago to show what london could look like if u put all the tall buildings together. (i think!)
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