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Old February 19th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #1
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Uk's skyscraper boom

(Sorry about all the pics) Now I know there is a thread dedicated to London, but believe it or not London isn't the only city in the Uk which is opening it's eyes to skyscrapers.

I'm using WJ's original London List to make a List of towers for the whole Uk over 100m (I'm not sure if all the towers are here, I think I missed a few)

UK Skyscrapers

Green = Completed
Blue = Proposed/Approved
Red = Under Construction



London- Shard/London Bridge- 310m
London- Bishopsgate Tower- 288m
London- Minerva- 247m
Birmingham- Arena Central Tower- 245m
London- Heron tower (110 Bishopsgate) 242m
London- Columbus Tower- 237m

London- 1 Canada Square- 235m
London- 122 Leadenhall- 225m
London- Beetham Tower- 219m
London- North Quay 1- 216m
London- Riverside South 1- 214m
London- Heron Quays West 1- 214m
London- North Quay 3- 203m
London- 20 Frenchfurt street- 200m+

London- 8 Canada Square (HSBC Global Headquarters)- 200m
London- 25 Canada Square (Citigroup Centre)- 200m

London- Riverside South 2- 189m
Manchester- Eastgate Tower- 188m

London- BT Tower- 188m
Newcastle- Gallowgate Tower- 187m
London- Tower 42 (formerly known as the NatWest Tower)- 183m
London- St George's Wharf (Vauxhall Tower)- 181m
London- Suffolk House- 180m
London- Vauxhall Bondway Tower- 180m

London- SwissRe ("The Gherkin")- 180m
London- Wilkinson Eyre Tower- 176m
Manchester- Beetham Tower- 171m
Portsmouth- Spinnaker Tower- 170m
London- Vauxhall cross island tower 1- 170m
London- Stratford City Tower- 170m
Leeds- West point 1- 170m
London- Doon Street Tower- 168m
Liverpool- Brunswick Quay- 166m
Manchester- 1 Hardman square- 165m

London- Broadgate Tower- 164m
London- 1 Milharbour Scheme A- 160m
Leeds- Criterion place residential tower- 160m

London- 1 Churchill Place- 156m
London- Heron Quays West 2- 156m
London- 25 Bank Street- 153m
London- 40 Bank Street- 153m

London- Newington Causeway Tower- 152m
Birmingham BT Tower- 152m
London- 10 Upper Bank Street- 151m

London- Merchants square- 150m
Manchester- Crown Building-150m

London- Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
London- Multiplex Tower- 147m
Blackpool- Blackpool tower- 144m
London- Guys Hospital- 143m

London- Wood Wharf Tower 1- 140m
London- Wood Wharf Tower 2- 140m

Liverpool- Beetham Tower West- 138m
London- 22 Marsh Wall Block 2- 137m
London- The London Eye- 135m
Brighton- City Gateway Tower- 135m
London- 100 Middlesex Street- 134m
Glasgow- Elphinstone Place- 134m
Liverpool- Central Station Tower 1- 133m
London- Cross Harbour Building 1-131m
Birmingham- Broadstreet Tower-131m

Birmingham- Holloway Circus Tower- 130m
Brighton- Brighton Marina Tower- 128m
London- Kings Reach Tower Rebuild- 128m

Northhampton- Express Lift Tower- 128m
London- Citypoint- 127m

London- Dome Waterfront Hotel- 127m
Liverpool- Radio City Tower- 125m
London- The Willis Building- 125m
London- Euston Tower- 125m
London- Shakespear Tower- 124m
London- Lauderdale Tower- 124m
London- Cromwell Tower- 124m

Brighton- New England Square- 122m
London- Lots Road Tower 1- 122m
London- News International Headquarters Building- 122m
London- North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Leeds- Providence Tower- 120m

London- Millbank Tower- 119m
London- 1 Millharbour (Scheme B) Tower 2- 119m
London- St Helens- 118m
Manchester- CIS Tower- 118m

Leeds- Monkbridge Forge Main Tower- 118m
London- Empress State Building- 117m
London- Centre Point- 117m

London- Convoys Wharf Tower 1- 116m
London- City Roads Basin Site A- 115m
Liverpool- Grand Central Lime Street- 115m
London- Arrowhead Quay (Scheme A)- 112m
Manchester- Chapel Wharf Tower 1- 112m

London- Kings Reach Tower- 111m
London- No.1 West India Quay- 111m

London- Arrowhead Quay Residential (Scheme B)- 111m
Leeds- Bridgewater Place- 110m
London- Norton Folgate Tower- 108m
Glasgow- Elmbank Tower- 108m

London- Upstream Building- 107m
Manchester- City Tower- 107m

Swansea- Ferrara Quay- 107m
London- Granite Wharf Tower 1- 107m
London- Granite Wharf Tower 2- 107m
Pioneer Point North- 105m

Leeds- Criterion place Hotel Tower- 105m
London- 33 Canada Square- 105m
London- Ontario Tower New Providence Wharf- 104m
London- 99 Bishopsgate- 104m
London- Eagle House- 104m
London- 1 Harbour Quay- 104m

London- Battersea Power Station- 103m
Brighton- Sussex Heights- 102m

Manchester- BSC Residential tower- 102m
London- Portland House- 101m
Cardiff- Heritage Gateway Scheme- 101m
Liverpool- Liverpool Cathedral- 101m
London- Royal London Hospital Tower 2- 101m
London- London Hilton On Park Lane- 101m
Sheffield- Arundale Gate Block 1- 101m
London- Drapers Garden- 100m
Birmingham- Alpha Tower- 100m
Birmingham- Joseph Chamberlain Clock Tower- 100m

London- Exchange Tower- 100m
London- Southwark Towers- 100m
London- Wallis House- 100m
London- United Standards House- 100m
London- Creekside Industrial Estate Building B- 100m
London- Vauxhall Cross Island Tower 2-100m


Over 100m:
42
10
74


By 2012: 127 over 100m

Skyscrapers (Over 150m)
12
2
32


By 2012: 46 Skyscrapers

Quite a good list. Most of these towers are in London, With quite a few in Manchester and Birmingham too.

In 2012:

London: 36 Skycrapers
Manchester: 4 Skycrapers
Birmingham: 2 Skycrapers
Leeds: 2 Skyscrapers
Liverpool: 1 Skycrapers
Newcastle: 1 Skycrapers
Portsmouth: 1 Skycrapers


Of course this is just going by what we know know. New proposals are coming out all the time, by 2012 we can expect dozens of new proposals.
And although it doesnt happen very often here, some towers could be cancelled.

Some of the most notable towers outside of London:

Birmingham: Arena Central tower: 245m


Manchester: Eastgate tower: 188m


Newcastle: Gallowgate tower: 187m


Manchester: Quay point tower 1: 175m


Manchester: Beetham Tower Manchester: 171m: U/C

Most recent U/C pics:



Glasgow: Cheapside T1: 170m


Glasgow: Cheapside T2: 170m

Leeds: West Point T1:


Liverpool: Brunswick quay: 166m


Leeds: Criterion Place Residential tower: 160m


Edinburgh: Edinburgh Waterfront hotel: 160m


Manchester: Crown building: 150m


Liverpool: Beetham Tower West: 137m: U/C


Leeds: Bridgewater place: 137m: U/C


Sheffield: Spital tower: 137m


Birmingham: Broadstreet tower: 134m


Glasgow: Elphinstone Place: 134m


Liverpool: Central station tower 1: 133m



Brighton: Brighton Marina Tower: 128m


Brighton: New England square: 122m


Leeds: Providence tower: 120m


Cardiff: Heritage Gateway scheme: 101m: U/C

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Old February 19th, 2006, 06:46 PM   #2
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Good list, poor picture of BST though also wheres HCT there in those images, its still U/C you know lol

Theres also the 110m Martineau Gellery tower in Birminghams eastside which wa proposed last month aswell as the 100m ish City Park Gate Tower.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:04 PM   #3
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The Liverpool Central Station tower is growing on me slowly. It hasn't got the most interesting of designs but the cladding looks good.
Still the pick of the proposals are Brunswick in Liverpool and Brighton Marina. Its's a shame their prospects are more than a little shaky.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:07 PM   #4
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What is the status of the Newcastle Gallowgate tower?
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:24 PM   #5
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What is the status of the Newcastle Gallowgate tower?
The public have seen the 3 main proposals for the site and which ever one was most welcomed would be proposed, however I have heard the one most likely to go in to be proposed now is the schem with 3 100m-150m towers.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 07:27 PM   #6
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also wheres HCT there in those images, its still U/C you know lol
I didn't add the completed ones, acording to Gothics site it's finished now.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:04 PM   #7
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It's just incredible how ALL the UK's major cities are going through such an incredible skyscraper boom.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:25 PM   #8
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i like this Manchester-Leeds skyscraper rivalry. go Leeds!

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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:30 PM   #9
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Incredible skyscraper boom? Even compared to other decades things are moving a bit slowly to say the least.

That Newcastle tower isn't going to happen NK - the s&n report discussed the merits of tall buildings, but one at 187m is well over the elevation of st.james's park. It was a fantasy to say the least.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 08:37 PM   #10
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Its quite remarkable, that Britian was once such a lowrise country now, every major city, even the smaller ones such as Portsmouth and Brighton are planning towers, just as high as thier equivelents in the states.

Birmingham Alabama, should be Brums aim, its pretty close however going on stats, but there are much better aligned and set out then ours.
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Incredible skyscraper boom? Even compared to other decades things are moving a bit slowly to say the least.

That Newcastle tower isn't going to happen NK - the s&n report discussed the merits of tall buildings, but one at 187m is well over the elevation of st.james's park. It was a fantasy to say the least.
1. In the past 5 years our country has gone from having 2 skyscrapers to 9 with another 2 U/C and dozens more planned

2. I always had my doubts about gallowgate tower, that is why I posted in a post higher up that the triple tower scheme with smaller towers was more likely. It seems that Newcastle doesn't mind having a nice size tower, as long as it is designed to the highest standards.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 09:14 PM   #12
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The public have seen the 3 main proposals for the site and which ever one was most welcomed would be proposed, however I have heard the one most likely to go in to be proposed now is the schem with 3 100m-150m towers.

In the SSP diagram someone changed Gallowgate tower's status from proposed to "vision". I made the drawing.
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The only British City, which is experiencing a skyscraper boom, is London.

The Arena Central tower will not be built. Birmingham has a Height Restrictions because of the Airport.. and it would make the other 130m Skyscrapers in Birmingham look really small.
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Hey mate, fantastic list! Incredible to see sooo many towers


You missed out Dalmarnock Tower at 143m is proposed (very early stages, mind) in Glasgow.

Other than that, top notch stuff


Glasgow has just had another 30 story tower proposed, height is unknown as of yet, but will prob be about 100m or so
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The only British City, which is experiencing a skyscraper boom, is London.

The Arena Central tower will not be built. Birmingham has a Height Restrictions because of the Airport.. and it would make the other 130m Skyscrapers in Birmingham look really small.
Even though the new masterplan is being shown in Cannes? and Dandara have been chosen for the residential 50 storey tower scheme?

Oh and also, Birmingham already has the 152m BT Tower aswell as the 134m BST tower which should be given approval this month.
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Nice work, wjfox, thanks.

Just one gripe, and thats with putting some of the heights of 'scrapers as the height of their spires.
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Old February 19th, 2006, 10:33 PM   #17
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The only British City, which is experiencing a skyscraper boom, is London.
Rubbish. If anything, until recently London has been missing out on the skyscraper boom. Its only in recent months that it has begun to get its plans off the ground.
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Insignia - AC will sit directly opposite Orion - the tower covered up in this picture. AC will only be 30m+ taller then HCT the blue tower at the end, and 50m taller the Alpha tower which is also located directly opposite Orion.

It will not look out of place in the faintest

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Nice summary of the towers that are proposed/planned/under construction out of London and in the other big cities.

And to the guy who says that London is the only city experiencing a boom, he should note that until recently barely any skyscrapers or tall buildings were being built and now we have a whole host of proposals and many under construction which elipse the tallest in their respective cities.
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Good rundown.

Manchester though, by 2012, will have more like 6-8 'skyscrapers'.
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