Survey: More tall buildings planned for London as 436 now projected

A new report by New London Architecture (NLA) and GLHearn (part of Capita Real Estate) reveals that there are an additional 119 new tall buildings planned for London since this time last year, which takes the total number of tall buildings in the pipeline to 436.

NLA and G L Hearn write:

  • The research shows that since last year, the number of tall buildings that are under construction has increased from 70 to 89
  • A total of 233 tall buildings in London have planning approval but are yet to start on site and a further 114 towers are either in planning or at pre-application stage
  • 94 tall buildings were submitted for planning since this time last year, up from 72 in the previous year. Of these 43 were approved in the same year, albeit 32 of these form part of the Greenwich Peninsula scheme, which has been developed through the planning system over a number of years. Three were refused and the rest await planning approval.
  • A significant number of the tall buildings planned form parts of wider masterplans, which arrange multiple towers in clusters.

The research, which commenced in 2014 and is updated annually, includes buildings of 20 floors and over.

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