How London's skyline will change by 2026

  • August 22, 2018

How London's skyline will change by 2026

2018 might have just kicked off but we cannot wait to see the 2026 City of London skyline, as future plans have been revealed and they look amazing.

Within the next decade, the City will get 13 skyscrapers for Londoners and tourists alike to see the world from above. The City of London Corporation recently issued new designs that show 13 new skyscrapers, which are either currently under construction, about to commence construction or have been approved. The cluster of new towers will provide company to the Leadenhall Building and The Gherkin.

Among the revealed renderings, the designs for the 289.9-metre 1 Undershaft and the 278-metre TwentyTwo tower, stand out due to their innovative concepts and notable figures.“Iconic buildings such as TwentyTwo will lead the way in ensuring the City remains competitive as a leading financial centre.” said Chris Hayward, the chair of the planning committee at the City of London Corporation.

“It is unprecedented to see such a scale of development taking place at one time in the Square Mile,” Hayward highlighted. “There are now more cranes in the City sky than in recent decades.”

The City of London Corporation has spoken out about how the capital’s financial district will become more diverse by expanding onwards and upwards. For the financial hub to attract more visitors, six of the 13 new skyscrapers will boast free public rooftop viewing decks.

The six skyscrapers with public rooftops will be :

  • the 85-metre 10 Fenchurch Street by Eric Parry Architects
  • 1 Undershaftby Eric Parry Architects
  • the 185-metre 6-8 Bishopsgate by WilkinsonEyre
  • the 182.7-metre 1 Leadenhall Street by Make Architects
  • 2-3 Finsbury Avenue scheme by Arup
  • TwentyTwo by PLP Architecture

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

Here’s the full list of upcoming skyscrapers in 2026 :

  • the 206-metre-tall 52 Lime Street or The Scalpel by Kohn Pedersen Fox’s
  • the 181-metre 100 Bishopsgate tower by Allies and Morrison
  • the 164.3-metre 70 St Mary Axe by Foggo Associates
  • the 150.92-metre 150 Bishopsgate by MSMR Architects
  • the 78-metre 80 Fenchurch Street by TP Bennett
  • the 105-metre 130 Fenchurch Street by Farshid Moussavi
  • Architecture 170-metre 40 Leadenhall Street by Make Architects

This March, survey company New London Architecture will launch its tallest building survey, set to examine the skyline in the aftermath of the Brexit finalisation.