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London skyline set to change further over next decade

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London’s skyline is set to change further over the next decade

LONDON’S skyline will look increasingly different over the next decade as new major schemes reshape the city’s building configuration.

The City of London Corporation has revealed how the skyline is set to change in the Square Mile, reports Construction Enquirer.

A total of 13 new major schemes are currently consented, under construction or due to start construction in the City’s eastern cluster.

Construction Enquirer reports that around 60% of the Square Mile’s growth will be delivered in the eastern cluster.

‘Unprecedented’

The report quotes Chris Hayward, Planning Committee Chairman at the City of London Corporation, who 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.”

He continued: “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 30 years I expect that we will need to deliver office space for up to 100,000 extra city workers.

‘Iconic buildings… will lead the way’

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

For the full story and a list of major projects in the pipeline go to http://www.constructionenquirer.com/2018/01/02/city-of-london-chiefs-reveal-the-skyline-of-2026/