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London - Full Summary of Projects

Here is a full summary of all London's high-rise projects, including the current status of each. :happy: :cheers:

Click here to view scale diagrams.

And click for the Canary Wharf Annual Results 2005.


London Bridge Tower
Southwark SE1

Height: 310m
Floors: 71 + 16 radiator floors
Architect: Renzo Piano
Developer: Sellar Property Group

Official website
Renzo Piano Building Workshop listing
Station redevelopment
SSC thread

- Irvine Sellar's landmark tower, dubbed the "Shard of Glass" by the media, will be the first building in the UK to break the
1000ft barrier. It will dwarf the likes of Tower 42 and SwissRe.

- London's first truly "mixed use" tower, the floors will be divided as follows: 0-4 Public areas and retail; 5-28 Offices;
31-33 Public area and viewing gallery; 34-52 Hotel; 53-65 Apartments; 68-71 Upper viewing gallery;
72-87 Cooling radiator.

- At the lower levels, the skyscraper will extend the existing public concourse and open up routes connecting Guy's Hospital,
King's College and the southern residential areas to the business communities stretching along the river.

- 30% less energy will be required than for a conventional tall building through the extensive use of the latest
conservation and recycling techniques and materials. A ventilated double skin façade will considerably reduce heat gain
and increase comfort close to the facade. Excess heat from the offices will be used to heat the hotel and apartments
and any additional excess heat will be dissipated naturally through a 16-storey radiator at the top of the tower.
Winter gardens with operable louvre windows will be located on each floor allowing the occupants to connect with
the outside world.

- Following the terrorist attacks of 9/11, the tower was structurally redesigned to improve stability and reduce
evacuation times.

- The total cost of the project is in excess of £1.2bn and includes major refurbishment of London Bridge tube and
bus stations, along with other local transport improvements.

Current Status:
Following objections from English Heritage, and a lengthy public inquiry, London Bridge Tower was given final approval by
Deputy PM John Prescott on 19th November, 2003. Sellar have given PricewaterhouseCoopers (tenants of the current site)
notice to vacate their building and say they are still fully committed to the project. They have now secured a major tenant -
Shangri-La Hotels, who will be occupying floors 34-52 - and are in final negotiations with Transport for London for most
of the remaining space. Demolition of the site is scheduled for the 4th quarter of this year, with construction starting in the
summer of 2007 and finishing in 2010. Click here for the official schedule.


Bishopsgate Tower
City of London

Height: 288m
Floors: 63
Architect: Kohn Pederson Fox
Developer: DIFA (Deutsche Immobilien Fonds AG)

SSC thread

At 288m, the Bishopsgate Tower will form the dramatic centrepiece and soaring pinnacle of London’s financial district.

Plans for a tower on this site have been around since 2002. A previous design by Helmut Jahn was rejected after concerns
about the base and top, and its bulky appearance on the skyline. This new design, however, is far more sleek and elegantly
proportioned. The architects of this new version, Kohn Pederson Fox, have created a tower which is more sensitive to the
delicate City skyline, and complements the neighbouring proposals extremely well.

Current Status:
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. DIFA are now seeking partners to help fund and build the tower. The full planning report can be
accessed by clicking here and the current site can be viewed here.


Heron Tower
110 Bishopsgate
City of London

Height: 242m spire, 203m roof
Floors: 46
Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates
Developer: Heron International PLC

3-D Flash animation
Heron Tower approval
Mayor Ken Livingstone's comments
Architects' project description
The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) listing
SSC thread
New renderings from GMJ

Heron Tower was "called in" by John Prescott the Secretary of State on 27th February 2001, who directed the Corporation
not to grant planning permission and instead refer the application to him. The Public Inquiry was opened on 23rd October 2001
and closed on Monday 17th December 2001. On 22nd July 2002 The Secretary of State announced his decision;
accepting and agreeing with the conclusion reached by the Inspector, and granted planning permission for the development
of the Heron Tower.

Prescott agreed that no significant harm would come to the setting of St Paul's cathedral and that some marginal impact
on heritage interests was inevitable with any major development. He acknowledged that the tower would be
"an elegant, graceful and well proportioned structure" and would contribute to the overall supply of office accommodation
in the City, as well as boosting the economy.

Since that time, London has seen numerous other towers being proposed and approved, while Heron has continued to be
delayed. Tenants of the current site, Norton Rose, recently agreed to move offices to the More London development next to
City Hall but this development is unlikely to be completed until 2006/2007.

The Heron Tower scheme includes a second, smaller tower of around 90m, immediately adjacent to the main building's
north side. This is Heron Plaza and will include 250,000 sq ft of retail space.

Current Status:
An additional 4 floors have been added to the final design of Heron Tower, taking its total height to 242m, making it the 2nd tallest
planned tower in the City of London. Preliminary work is being carried out on the site before demolition and construction can begin.
The site will be vacated in Autumn 2007 and the core is expected to be rising by late 2008.


122 Leadenhall
City of London

Height: 225m
Floors: 52
Architect: Richard Rogers
Developer: British Land PLC

Official website listing
SSC thread

If built, the Leadenhall Building would become the tallest skyscraper in the City of London, at a whopping 225 metres.
It 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 office space (500,000 sq ft), due to its unusual profile which means
the floorplates gradually decrease the higher up it goes. The slanting wedge-shaped design would be a stunning addition to
the London skyline. The base will feature a 90-foot high atrium that will extend the public area of St Helens whilst
providing shelter from wind and rain. Glass lifts will carry employees up the outside of the building, similar to those on the
Lloyds Building only twice the height!

Current Status:
Following an eight month planning application, the building was approved on 26th October 2004. The lease on the current
site won't expire until 2008. However, British Land recently announced that construction will start in 2007. Click here
to view the full planning report from the Corporation of London.


Beetham Tower
Southwark SE1

Height: 226m
Floors: 70
Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
Developer: Beetham Organization

SSC Thread

This huge 70-storey tower would be one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe. The developers, Beetham, are renowned
for the speedy construction of their towers, as seen in other UK cities, and if this London tower is approved it will almost certainly
start construction immediately. The site has already been demolished. It is a very controversial project, however, being located in
such a prominent and central location, and so close to the river.

Current Status: Architect Ian Simpson has been asked to redesign this tower - in particular, its overhanging shape - before it
can be submitted for planning approval.


North Quay
Docklands E14

Height: 216m (tower one) and 203m (tower three) and 120m (tower two)
Floors: 44 and 38 and 18
Architect: Cesar Pelli
Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Cesar Pelli website listing stories/pr_11.htm

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 CWG with planning permission for a mixed-use development. Development of North Quay
is likely to take place after the completion/letting of the nearby Churchill Place and Riverside South districts.
In total, the North Quay scheme will provide over 4 million sq ft of floorspace for retail and offices. As part of the Crossrail
development, a new station will be built here. A bridge designed by Will Alsop will also feature as part of the project.

Current Status:
Approved, but unlikely to start construction until 2010 or later, unless a major tenant comes forward.


Riverside South
Docklands E14

Height: 214m and 189m
Floors: 44 and 38
Architect: Richard Rogers
Developer: Canary Wharf Group

Richard Rogers website
RS2 stories/pr_11.htm

These twin towers, joined at the base, would be situated on the south-western edge of the Canary Wharf estate.
Accountancy giants, PricewaterhouseCoopers, have expressed an interest in taking these buildings for their new HQ.

Current Status:
Approved in summer 2004. Unlikely to start construction until a pre-let has been secured though.


20 Fenchurch Street
City of London

Height: 192m
Floors: 45
Architect: Rafael Vinoly
Developer: Land Securities

SSC thread

This huge proposal, already nicknamed the "Walkie Talkie", would be located at the southern end of the cluster,
near the Thames. It would replace an existing 91m building from the 1960s and would significantly bulk out the
skyline when viewed from Waterloo Bridge. Opinions are very divided on this tower's unusual design.
If approved, Land Securities plans to start building in the third quarter of 2007.

Current Status:
A planning application was submitted in March 2006 and the developers hope to start construction in 2007 if the
scheme is approved. They have confirmed it will be built speculatively.


St George's Wharf
Vauxhall, SW8

Height: 181m
Floors: 49
Architect: Broadway Malyan
Developer: St George

Broadway Malyan listing

- Energy efficiency is one of the Vauxhall Tower's most important aspects. The structure is topped by a wind turbine, which
will power the tower's common lighting. At the base of the tower, water will be drawn from the London Aquifer and heat pump
technology will be used to remove warmth from the water in the winter to heat the apartments. The tower will require one
third of the energy compared to a similar building and CO2 release will be between one half and two thirds of normal
emissions. It will be triple glazed to minimise heat loss and gain, with low ‘e’ glazing and ventilated blinds between the glazing
to further reduce heat gain.

- If built, Vauxhall Tower would be the tallest residential building in the United Kingdom and one of the tallest in Europe. The
total height from the basement is 185.4m (608.3ft) - 180.6m (592.5ft) of which is above ground. There is 1 basement floor,
1 ground floor (with mezzanine), 48 residential floors and a mechanical penthouse, all topped by an 11.4m (37.4ft) tall
wind turbine.

Current Status:
Following ongoing advice from the government architectural body CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built
Environment), two revised planning applications were submitted and subsequently withdrawn. A final decision was made by the
ODPM in April 2005 and the tower was approved. It has been confirmed that construction won't start until 2008, however.


Doon Street Tower

Height: 168m
Floors: 48
Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
Developer: Coin Street Community Builders

SSC thread

This is a 47-storey mixed-use development and would be one of the tallest buildings on London's South Bank.
Its height and location make this a controversial project, as it would infringe on famous views from St James' Park.
It would also interfere with views from the pods in the London Eye. For many people, the design and aesthetics of
the tower are also unappealling. It cannot be denied, however, that this project would greatly help in
regenerating the surrounding area, improving pedestrian links and other amenities.

Current Status:
A planning application was submitted in May 2006. Despite its height and the controversial location, it stands a fair to moderate chance
of being approved, as the developers have spent a great deal of time consulting with Southwark Council.


Broadgate Tower/201 Bishopsgate
City of London

Height: 165m
Floors: 35
Architect: Skidmore Owings and Merril
Developer: British Land

Webcam 1
Webcam 2

British Land announced they would build this skyscraper, the Broadgate Tower, speculatively (i.e. without a pre-let). It will stand
on the northern edge of the City, quite far from the main cluster, but still in a fairly prominent location next to the Broadgate Complex.
Along with the adjoining 63m building, 201 Bishopsgate, it will contain a vast amount of floorspace, over 850,000 sq ft.

Current Status: Under Construction!


Pan Peninsula Tower
Docklands E14

Height: 147m
Floors: 50
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merril
Developer: Ballymore

Current Status: Under Construction!

Official construction thread

The name of this tower - full of luxury apartments including a cocktail bar on the 50th floor - was recently changed
from 1 Milharbour to the Pan Peninsula Tower, as part of its marketing programme. It will be one of
the tallest residential buildings in the country.


Docklands E14

Height: 131m
Floors: 43
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merril
Developer: Ballymore

Current Status: Under Construction!

Official construction thread

This project has been around since 2000. It was originally proposed as 6 towers, the tallest being 157m. It was then proposed
as a single tower of 171m, but following complaints from local residents this was cut down to 131m before being approved.
Work began in May 2006 and is expected to be completed by 2008. It shares the same architect and developer as the
nearby Pan Peninsula Tower, also under construction.


51 Lime Street (The Willis Building)
City of London

Height: 125m
Floors: 26
Architect: Foster and Partners
Developer: British Land

The OFFICIAL 51 Lime Street (Willis Building) Construction thread
Webcam 1
Webcam 2

Foster’s second major tower for the City of London, this will stand opposite the Lloyds Building and SwissRe.
All 400,000 sq ft of the building has been let to the Willis Group, who wanted “an iconic building” for their new HQ.

Current Status:
Under construction!


Pioneer Point North
Ilford, North London

Height: 105m
Floors: 31
Developer: Empire Property Group

The OFFICIAL Pioneer Point construction thread
More renderings

Pioneer Point is a complex of two interlinked towers, the tallest to the north, and will stand close to the site of the Olympics.
It is a residential development and the height will be 105m/31 storeys.

Current Status:
Under construction!


Ontario Tower, New Providence Wharf
Canary Wharf

Height: 104m
Floors: 32
Architect: Skidmore Owings & Merril
Developer: Ballymore

The OFFICIAL Ontario Tower (New Providence Wharf) Construction thread
More renderings

This lipstick-shaped tower will become one of the tallest residential developments in the Docklands. It was recently given a
height increase to 104m. Construction is well underway and the building’s core has topped out.

Current Status:
Under construction!


Exchange Tower
City of London

Height: 100m
Floors: 26
Architect: Nicholas Grimshaw
Developer: Hammerson

SSC thread

The old Stock Exchange tower, in the heart of the City, is set to undergo a major renovation. This will involve a
complete recladding of the exterior, and substantial expansion of the internal office space. A crane recently arrived on site,
meaning this project is now active. Work is set to be completed in early 2007 and once finished it will contain more than
45,000 square metres of refurbished office space, plus 2,500 square metres of new retail space on the lower floors and
new pedestrian links joining Old Broad Street with Throgmorton Street.

Current Status: Under construction!


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:

  • Columbus Tower. This huge skyscraper was planned for a site just outside the northwestern edge of the Canary Wharf estate.
    It secured full planning permission and looked like being certain to go ahead. Sadly, the rich Arab investor who was funding it
    passed away, the tower has since been shelved and the site sold on. Although this project appears to be dead for the time being,
    there is still a chance it could be resurrected at some point in the future, or another similar-sized tower from a different developer
    could replace it - the site in question is a prime piece of real estate and has planning permission for a tower of 237m/61 storeys.

  • The Minerva Building. This huge tower, planned for a site near Aldgate Station on the eastern edge of the City, would be
    a stunning addition to the London skyline and the first office tower in the Square Mile to contain more than a million square feet
    of floorspace. However, recent announcements appear to suggest that the developers, Minerva Plc, are reluctant to press ahead
    with the scheme due to the difficulty of finding tenants, and the competition from other nearby tower schemes such as the
    Bishopsgate Tower, 122 Leadenhall, Heron Tower and 20 Fenchurch Street. It still has a chance of going ahead at some point
    in the future, though, so it cannot be ruled out completely just yet. If built, the height would be an impressive 217m/53 storeys.

  • Heron Quays West. This is a long term option for Canary Wharf, still at the pre-planning stage, which could include 2 new towers,
    one of 214m/40 storeys and another of 156m/29 storeys.

  • 20 Blackfriars Road. Land Securities are planning a "crystalline" tower that will stand on a site almost immediately
    adjacent to the Beetham Tower mentioned above. The architect is Wilkinson Eyre. Height was initially rumoured to be 176m,
    but the new model shows it to be around 200m.

  • 80-88 Bishopsgate. This tower has been planned for several years now. It would stand in a very prominent location
    at the heart of the City of London cluster, and was initially rumoured to be 260m/55 storeys, but is now reported
    to be 40 storeys which would make it around 180-190m.

  • Northgate. A massive residential scheme being planned by Hammerson, which would stand on a site immediately adjacent to
    the Broadgate Tower, on the northern edge of the City. The architect is Foster. It would contain a vast amount of residential
    and hotel space including a tower of 181m/50 storeys.

  • Vauxhall Cluster. In addition to St George's Wharf (already approved - see the main summary), there are at least 4 other
    similar-sized towers being planned for the area. These include Squire and Partners' twin tower Vauxhall Cross scheme,
    London and Regional's Vauxhall Bondway Tower and yet another 600-footer at Nine Elms Lane.

  • Stratford City Tower, in Newham. This is still a long way off (2010 perhaps), but is very likely to get the go-ahead
    and will most likely be a skyscraper of around 170m/50 storeys. It will form the pinnacle of a new cluster.

  • Bevis Marks Tower. 168m/40 storey office tower that could fill the gap between SwissRe and Minerva.
    Few details are known about this project at the moment, as it's still in pre-planning and is unlikely to be
    built until the next property cycle.

  • Greenwich View Place Redevelopment. A mixed office and hotel scheme being planned by Rowan Asset Management.
    The architect is Sheppard Robson. This would stand to the south of Canary Wharf. Height is estimated at 165m/54 storeys.
    More pics here:

  • Multiplex Tower. This major new residential tower was approved in March 2006 as part of the Elephant & Castle redevelopment.
    It will stand 147m tall and construction is expected to start in early 2007.

  • Wood Wharf. This will include two towers of around 140m. Construction of these could begin in 2006.

  • 22 Marshwall. 140m tall and 110m tall residential towers for Marshwall in the Isle of Dogs literally next door to riverside south.
    It was recently confirmed that they will start construction in 2006.

  • The Three Sisters. A trio of buildings in Waterloo, situated next to the Shell Building. The tallest would be around 140m.

  • 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 around 138m/45 floors.

  • City Road tower. LMS are planning a mixed-use scheme next to the Old Street roundabout, on the northern edge of the City.
    This could start in 2008 if it gets planning, as they get vacant possesion at the end of 2007. Height is an impressive 43 storeys.

  • Grand Union Building. 132m office tower, part of the Paddington Basin redevelopment. Currently on-hold due to downturn
    in the office market.

  • Crossharbour. 131m residential tower being planned for the Docklands. The original proposal for this building was
    53 storeys tall, with a structural height of 170 metres. It was reduced in height following concerns from local residents
    and the planning authority.

  • Kings Reach Tower. Reclad of the existing tower, plus a height increase to 130m. Consent for the scheme was granted in July 2005.

  • Dome Waterfront Hotel. Situated on the Greenwich Peninsula, this has been approved and will become
    the UK's tallest hotel. 127m.

  • 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.

  • News International, Wapping. The headquarters of News International will feature two towers - one of 122m/27 storeys
    and another of 56m/12 storeys. These will stand mid-way between the City of London and Canary Wharf. If approved,
    construction could begin in 2005.

  • Convoy's Wharf. A trio of 3 residential towers in Greenwich, all of which were recently 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. Construction is expected to begin very soon.

  • Arrowhead Quay. New office development being developed by Ballymore that will stand just to the south of the
    main cluster. Construction is very likely to start in either late 2006 or early 2007. Height is 112m/25 storeys.

  • Walbrook Square. A major redevelopment of a prominent site between Cannon Street and Bank stations which will see
    the demolition of Bucklesbury House, one of the City's ugliest and most notorious concrete groundscrapers. 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. This development will be very visible from Waterloo Bridge.

  • 100 Middlesex Street. A midrise tower that will stand close to the site of Minerva and will help to stretch the City skyline
    northeastwards. This was approved in May 2004 as an office tower, but has now been proposed as a residential tower instead.
    This has seen a very slight height reduction, but an increase in the number of floors and will now be 105m/34 storeys.

  • 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. Height is 104m/34 storeys.

  • Millharbour Residentials. This new development is proposed right next door to the Pan Peninsula towers. It consists of
    six interlinked towers of various heights, the tallest being approximately 100m/30 floors.

  • United Standard House. This combined hotel and office will stand near the Minerva Building. It will contain a glass atrium
    of interlocking sheets that rise up the middle all the way to its top. The height will be just under 100m/24 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.

  • Milton Court. A redevelopment on Moor Lane, right near Citypoint and the Barbican, which will include a 30-storey residential tower.
    This is unusual for the City, as the Corporation is normally reluctant to allow residential schemes.

  • 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.

  • Various projects in Croydon including a possible 28-storey "leaning tower".

  • Ropemaker Place. A new midrise for the City which will stand literally next door to Citypoint and Moorhouse. The height
    is fairly significant and it will help to bulk out the northwestern part of the cluster. 93m/23 storeys.

  • "Baby Shard" (a.k.a. New London Bridge House). As part of the Shard London Bridge development, Irvine Sellar plans to
    demolish New London Bridge House and replace it with a 600,000 sq ft office building of 88m.

  • West End Green. A residential tower that could start construction next year. Reduced in height from 133m to 85m.

  • Tabard Square. Residential tower under construction in Southwark. Height is 82m. The building is now topped out.

  • 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.

  • 30 Crown Place. A wide, glassy office tower is planned for Shoreditch, just to the north of the City, near Broadgate.
    It was approved in February 2006. Architects are Horden Cherry Lee, and the tower's height will be 81m/19 storeys.

    [*]Elektron Towers. Developer Barratt Homes has begun construction of a massive housing scheme along
    Aspen Way, opposite the Millenium Dome. This will feature three towers ranging in height from 73m to 81m.

  • Mitre Square. Another new midrise from Helical Bar, planned for EC3 in the City. Architect is Sheppard Robson.
    It was recently confirmed that construction will start in 2006. Height will be 80m/19 storeys.

  • 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.

  • Lewisham Gateway. A major redevelopment of this busy shopping and transport hub, the masterplan includes
    various midrises including a possible 77m 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.

    [*]Drapers Gardens redevelopment. New 74m midrise to replace the existing 100m tower. This will be the tallest demolition
    ever carried out in the UK.

  • Dashwood House. This midrise near Liverpool Street station is getting a reclad and a height increase, to 73m/17 storeys.

  • Poplar Business Park Tower. Galliard Homes are planning a new residential development to the northeast of Canary Wharf
    and the scheme is currently being marketed. Height is 24 storeys, which would be around 72m. The planning application
    can be accessed here.

    [*]44 Hopton Street. Work has now started on this 72m residential midrise, which will stand next to the Tate Modern in Southwark.
    It was originally refused planning permission by Southwark Council, but was approved following an appeal.

  • Royex House. A 70m midrise for the City which will add to the cluster around CityPoint/Moorhouse.

  • 1 Commercial Street. A new 70m tower for the eastern edge of the City. It will join several other new towers
    in the Aldgate area, the largest of course being Minerva.

  • Potters Fields. A cluster of 8 towers, resembling Daleks, that would be built on the green space currently situated between
    Tower Bridge and City Hall. The tallest would be 69m. They were recently approved, the developers are now
    unlikely to pursue the scheme, following massive opposition by local residents.

  • Ability Place, also known as 31-39 Millharbour. A residential development that will stand close to the Pan Peninsula Tower.
    Construction started in January 2006 and the height will be 67m/22 floors.

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

  • The Stratford Eye. Also known as Maryland Works Redevelopment. A new 19-storey tower being built as part of
    the regeneration of Stratford. 58m/19 floors.

  • Churchill Place. A trio of enormous groundscrapers being built around the Barclays headquarters in Canary Wharf. Once they are finished,
    it is expected that Riverside South will be the next buildings to go up.

    [*]Bankside 2 and Bankside 3. Part of the Bankside 123 development which has been under construction for some time now.
    These large groundscrapers are being built right next to the Tate Modern. Height is 46m/11 storeys.

    [*]More London. A group of huge midrises on the South Bank, directly opposite the City, adjacent to City Hall. These have been
    under construction for some time now, with over half of the development already completed. Tenants of the Heron Tower site,
    Norton Rose, will be moving there in the Autumn of next year, allowing construction of Heron Tower to start. Height of
    these buildings is only 44m/10 storeys, but they contain vast amounts of floorspace and will add a significant amount of bulk
    and density to the area.

  • Westminster Bridge Park Plaza. A 14-storey luxury hotel with 900 suites, along with business lounges, executive meeting rooms,
    a ballroom, 2 restaurants, a brasserie, bars, health spa, gymnasium and indoor pool. It will also feature one of London's
    largest conference rooms. It replaces an ugly groundscraper on a site virtually opposite Big Ben.

City of London and City Fringe Map

A - 99 Bishopsgate
B - Draper's Gardens
C - Angel Court
D - Tower 42
E - Stock Exchange Tower
F - St. Helen's
G - Lloyd's Building
H - 54 Lombard Street
I - 20 Fenchurch Street
J - 30 St Mary Axe (SwissRe)
K - 58 Fenchurch Street (AIG Europe)
L - Plantation Place
M, O, P - Barbican Towers
N - Citypoint
Q - 125 London Wall
R - 200 Aldersgate Street
31 - Moor House

2 - Ropemaker Place
6 - 51 Lime Street (Willis Building)
30 - Royex House

1 - Alie Street Hotel
3 - 100 Middlesex Street
4 - Heron Plaza
5 – Heron Tower (110 Bishopsgate)
6 - 51 Lime Street
7 - 64-74 Mark Lane
10 - Minerva Building
14 - 122 Leadenhall Street (British Land)
33 - 1 Commercial Street

8 - Norton Folgate
9 - 80-88/104 Bishopsgate & 1-11 Camomile Street Redevelopment (Great Portland Estates)
11 - 30 & 32-38 Duke's Place Redevelopment (Corporation of London)
12 - International House Redevelopment (20-storey tower by Helical Bar plc.)
13 – Bishopsgate Tower (DIFA)
15 - Ellerman House
16 - Beetham Tower
17 - Aldgate Union
18 - United Standard House
19 - Bury Street Tower


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Can someone tell me what's happening with the Old Stock exchange re-clad? I relly want to see this crappy looking tower restored to primo condition, but the whole thing seems to be happening reeeeely slowly!

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gothicform said:
so what. they arent building the building. its misleading of people to claim this is u.c and thats u.c simply because a site is being cleared.
We had an official 51 Lime Street thread when the old building started demolition, there's an official Pioneer Point thread even though that hasn't broken ground, we had a Palestra thread even though that was a hole in the ground, I expect we'll have a Shard thread when Southwark Towers comes down and I expect as soon as the scaffolding goes up on 122 Leadenhall. I don't know what the problem is.
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