City of London chiefs reveal the skyline of 2026

Grant Prior 6 months ago
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The City of London Corporation has revealed how the skyline is set to change in the Square Mile.

How the City skyline is expected to look in 2026

Thirteen new major schemes are currently consented, under construction or due to start construction in the City’s eastern cluster.

Around 60% of the Square Mile’s growth will be delivered in the eastern cluster.

Chris Hayward, Planning Committee Chairman at the City of London Corporation said: “It is unprecedented to see such a scale of development taking place at one time in the Square Mile.

“There are now more cranes in the City sky than in recent decades.

“The City’s occupier base is becoming more dynamic, with SMEs and media companies choosing the Square Mile as their home.

“I am particularly proud that we are able to make available economically inclusive spaces with free public viewing galleries in City skyscrapers.

“Over the next thirty years I expect that we will need to deliver office space for up to 100,000 extra City workers.

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

Major projects in the pipeline

Development Height (m) Status
22 Bishopsgate 294.94 (62 storeys) Under Construction
52 Lime Street (the Scalpel) 206 (36 storeys) Under Construction
100 Bishopsgate 181 (37 storeys) Under Construction
6-8 Bishopsgate/150 Leadenhall Street 185 (50 storeys) Under Construction
70 St Mary Axe 164.3 (21 storeys) Under Construction
150 Bishopsgate 150.92 (41 storeys) Under Construction
120 Fenchurch Street 85 (15 storeys) Under Construction
80 Fenchurch Street 78 (14 storeys) Under Construction
1 Undershaft – the tallest in the Eastern Cluster* 304.6 (73 storeys) Consented, Not Commenced – still subject to S106 Approval
2-3 Finsbury Avenue (Broadgate) north of the Eastern Cluster 168.4 (32 storeys) Consented, Not Commenced – still subject to S106 Approval
40 Leadenhall Street 170 (34 storeys) Consented, Not Commenced
130 Fenchurch Street 105 (17 storeys) Consented, Not Commenced
1 Leadenhall Street (corner of Leadenhall Market) 182.7 (36 storeys) Consented, Not Commenced

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