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Nearly 600 more skyscrapers 'in the pipeline' for London - report - SKYNEWS

MAY 09, 2024

A report says hundreds of tall structures could be built across the capital with the number of people living in London expected to reach at least 10 million by 2030.

London's famous skyline could become more crowded with almost another 600 tall buildings, according to a report.

New London Architecture (NLA), a thinktank on the capital's built environment, has found as many as 583 skyscrapers are "queuing up in the pipeline".

In the organisation's 10th annual tall buildings report, there are 583 structures of more than 20 storeys that could become new additions to the city's skyline.

The figure far exceeds the 270 built across London in the last 10 years, it added.

"Tall buildings have changed the face of London substantially over the past 20 years and will continue to do so," NLA co-founder Peter Murray said, according to the Evening Standard.

"The pipeline that NLA has tracked means there is at least 10 years' supply that has already been defined."

"We still need tall buildings", he added, with the population growth in London "passing the 10 million mark at the end of this decade".

The report, London's Growing Up: A Decade Of Building Tall, says the increasing infrastructure has been "fuelled by burgeoning demand for office and residential space" alongside investment and an environment of supportive planning.

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The report is due to be officially published on Thursday evening as part of an event to"look at the past decade of building tall".

The Shard became the capital's tallest building when it was officially unveiled more than a decade ago.


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