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3 Skyscrapers set to fill the London skyline

Commercial Property July 5th, 2018
3 Skyscrapers set to fill the London skyline

Arthur has created a list of upcoming builds set to fill the London skyline by 2026.

The number of skyscrapers being built in London has exceeded 500 for the first time. The majority of these are set to be multi-purpose buildings, offering accommodation as well as commerce opportunities and viewing platforms for the general public. Here are some examples of the skyscrapers coming soon in the capital;

1 Undershaft

Informally known as The Trellis due to his exterior cross design, this skyscraper was approved in November 2016 and will take the title as the second-tallest building in Western Europe upon its completion in 2026.

It will provide 130,000 square metres of office space and 2,000 square metres of retail space.

It is predicted that the building will provide work spaces for around 10,000 employees.

The Skyscraper’s architect, Eric Parry, has said, “Most skyscrapers are used Monday to Friday but 1, Undershaft will be used seven days a week, with the public able to enjoy the new public square, viewing platform and restaurant every day. It will be the jewel in the crown of the City of London and something we hope Londoners will be very proud of.”


A combination of office spaces, library, gym, bicycle park and viewing gallery make this build uniquely able to cater for the commerce and leisure sectors.

It is estimated to be completed by 2019 and is set to stand at 278m.

“Over the next 30 years I expect that we will need to deliver office space for up to 100,000 extra city workers,” said Chris Hayward.

“Therefore iconic buildings such as TwentyTwo will lead the way in ensuring the city remains competitive as a leading financial centre,” he added.

10 Fenchurch Avenue

Planning permission was granted in March 2012 for this new build in South-east London and completion is expected at the end of 2018.

The new 15-storey office building will comprise office and retail space in addition to a landscaped public roof garden.

M&G have already signed a lease to occupy the majority of the office space available.

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