With a record of 76 new tall buildings due to hit London's skyline with structures more than 20 storeys high being planned or undergoing construction, the record figure has now reached 541 tall buildings.
This number is up from 510 in 2017, according to the latest research from the industry forum New London Architecture (NLA).
The yearly survey shows that 366 of them are based in central London with the other 175 in outer London; the figure of the latter is currently up by 3%.
Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London, has requested the number of new homes to be up by 66,000 each year, following from “a systematic failure for decades to build enough new homes that are genuinely affordable”.
The mayor is pleased to announce that the towers will provide more than 110,000 new homes by the year 2030.
Currently, London’s skyline holds 360 tall buildings. The tallest office tower, based in Bishopsgate, is known as Twentytwo, due to its 22-storey structure. It was previously named the Pinnacle and ironically, the Stump after work stalled for a period of time, causing a delay of reaching the planned height.
The opening date for the TwentyTwo has been pushed back from July to November as Sir Stuart Lipton and Peter Rogers, the structural developers, have announced that the shutting down of the cranes was due to the wind strongly, which strongly affected their opportunity to build.