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Old November 12th, 2005, 01:51 PM   #1
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UK Boom

I know everyone knows that the UK is booming in terms of devolpment but I have seen other threads on this site for countries showing their constructions and proposals and it got me thinking how many projects the UK must have under construction. It must be about 250. If we could post all the pictures the thread would be about 20 pages long.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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"..how many projects the UK must have under construction."

define projects... if we're talking about every single construction site then we're talking hundreds of thousands!
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Old November 12th, 2005, 04:58 PM   #3
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I'd say we've got perhaps 150 highrises under construction, at a stretch.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:03 PM   #4
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I'd say we've got perhaps 150 highrises under construction, at a stretch.


What do you consider to be highrises?
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:36 PM   #5
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These are the tallest buildings currently u/c in the UK, listed in order of pinnacle height:

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?13764314

This doesn't include the PanPeninsula Tower (150m pinnacle), which is still undergoing site preparation.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #6
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What do you consider to be highrises?
35m or more.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #7
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These are the tallest buildings currently u/c in the UK, listed in order of pinnacle height:

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?13764314

This doesn't include the PanPeninsula Tower (150m pinnacle), which is still undergoing site preparation.
I wouldn't count the O2 as being under construction. It's like me counting Sunley in Manc just because it's getting a complete refurb. At the end of the day the building is complete, they're just changing it on the inside. As for Pan Peninsula, well site prep is ongoing at Eastgate and Crown in Manchester, so if you can include Pan Peninsula then we can include those.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 05:48 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wjfox2002
These are the tallest buildings currently u/c in the UK, listed in order of pinnacle height:

http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?13764314

This doesn't include the PanPeninsula Tower (150m pinnacle), which is still undergoing site preparation.

There are many buildings in London underconstruction that would get on that list. For instance the Office development in Wood St (can't think of the name)that's about 15 floors, the Emirates Stadium, Housing elements of the Emirates Stadium, Bankside 1 and many many more. There is row of apartment blocks going up next to the A40 at North Acton that no-one has ever mentioned on this site and they are around 18 floors.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:21 PM   #9
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Do you have any renders of the north acton apartment towers? Or construction pics?
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Old November 12th, 2005, 06:26 PM   #10
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124 u/c over 35m, not 60 like ssp says, thats excluding the housing bits of emirates stadium i have pics for but havent added. mind you, only 3 are tall enough. cabman,the north acton stuff is on my site too. we have EVERYTHING almost
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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #11
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Total Number of highrises U/C in the uk, cities

London - 35
Manchester - 31
Glasgow - 23
Leeds - 9
Liverpool - 6
Cardiff - 5
Birmingham - 4 (seems abit too low)
Dublin - 3
Edinburgh - 2
Sheffeild - 2

Portsmouth, Bury St Edmunds, Nottingham, Sunderland, Southampton - all have 1

= 124

Manchester might topple london soon

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/bdbsea...&Submit=Search
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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:37 PM   #12
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I think this picture signifies the boom in Manc, if not, the UK!

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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #13
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/\ CJC looks well over 80m in that pic, seen as the three leftbank buildings are 60m each.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:44 PM   #14
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I think this picture signifies the boom in Manc, if not, the UK!

What a stunning pic... the city is being transformed.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #15
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oops, i forgot bury cathedral was opened back in july, its now complete! it shouldnt be listed as u.c.

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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:54 PM   #16
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wow.


They still build them like that


I was looking at a church the other day, and I thought...they don't build them like this anymore.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 07:58 PM   #17
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yeah, you can read about it here. that said, i dont like it much.
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=366
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:25 PM   #18
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no it looks a bit too manufactured, like they've tried to hard. But I guess, it needs a few hundred years before we can really compare.
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #19
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STUNNING, pic of Manchester btw
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Old November 12th, 2005, 08:40 PM   #20
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Impressive picture of Manchester - does it really have 31 tall buildings? Does this include blocks of flats so typical of the Glaswegian cityscape?
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