London’s Top 10 New Skyscrapers 2017

25/05/2017

London is home to some of the world’s most outstanding skyscrapers, here’s a summary of current and planned skyscrapers by the end of 2017

  1. The Scalpel will be 190m tall, 52 Lime Street with 35 floors of offices above ground and mezzanine levels, and is slanted in order to not disturb the closely guarded view of St Paul's Cathedral.
     
  2. Keybridge House, Lambeth will be the UK’s tallest residential brick tower.  It will include eight-storey Keybridge House, and Keybridge Lofts, which stands 37 storeys. Inside, it will host a club lounge, landscaped gardens, a swimming pool, gym and spa with sauna and steam room.
     
  3. Two Fifty One, Southwark Set in a 41-storey tower at Two Fifty One Southwark Bridge Road, the development comprises 42 one to three bedroom apartments between floors 31 and 36 in the heart of Elephant and Castle.
     
  4. Manhattan Plaza, Tower Hamlets which is planned to launch in Autumn 2017 — was inspired by New York’s Meatpacking District, according to architect Barton Wilmore. It was formerly the site of another planned skyscraper — Columbus Tower. 
     
  5. The Atlas — which will mainly be used for student accommodation — features a gym, a 25 metre swimming pool and a 32nd floor roof garden overlooking London’s skyline.
     
  6. Merano, Lambeth - this 28-floor, mixed-use building that will stand across the Thames from the Tate Britain. The building has three stepped bays, which are unique to other developments along the waterfront.
     
  7. Baltimore Tower, Tower Hamlets located a stone's throw from Canary Wharf in the Isle of Dogs — cost around £142 million to build. It started welcoming its first residents in late 2016.
     
  8. One Tower Bridge, Southwark mixed-use development due to be completed in late 2017. A new 70-bedroom boutique hotel has opened on the site, in the Grade II listed St Olave’s building, located off Tooley Street .A new Ivy restaurant and a 900-seat theatre, run by The London Theatre Company, are set to open in autumn 2017.
     
  9. One Blackfrairs, Southwark is a mixed-use development under construction at the junction of Blackfriars Road and Stamford Street at Bankside, London. The development is made up of a 52-storey tower of a maximum height of 170m, as well as two smaller buildings. The tower was originally proposed at 225 metres, with 68 storeys, but was eventually scaled down to 52 storeys, with a maximum height of 170 metres. 
     
  10. Eileen House is a 41-storey residential tower located slightly north of Elephant and Castle. The 125-metre-tall tower is set for completion in 2017.

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