© Visualhouse / Dan Lowe
© Visualhouse / Dan Lowe

Skyscrapers are set to pop up all over London in the coming years with more than 400 tall buildings in the pipeline.

New London Architecture (NLA) – together with consultancy GL Hearn – has updated its annual rundown of skyscrapers in the capital, revealing an additional 119 projects that have been proposed in the past 12 months.

Ninety-four of these were submitted for planning, with 43 meeting approval in the same year – 32 of which form part of the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration scheme.

© Visualhouse / Dan Lowe
© Visualhouse / Dan Lowe

‘London is in the middle of a population boom that shows no sign of slowing down and it’s important we look at a range of options to achieve both the housing and workspace need,’ said Sir Edward Lister, deputy mayor of planning.

‘Tall buildings can play a role in meeting some of that demand.’

Tower Hamlets, where 93 projects are either proposed or in planning, still leads the way when it comes to the projected number of tall buildings.

Elsewhere, the Eric Parry-designed 1 Undershaft is under planning consideration and could take the crown of tallest building in the City of London.

Barnet and Croydon may become unlikely homes to skyscrapers, with 23 and 18 projects proposed respectively in the boroughs.

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