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Gallery | Images of London's future skyline

New images of the prospective 2026 London skyline have been released by the City of London Corporation. They include a suite of under construction or proposed towers being built in the area.

As part of the development plan for the area, there are seven key areas of change where the City of London Corporation, the authority which runs the City or ‘Square Mile’, said it would be promoting sustainable growth.

One such area is that the City Cluster – the area in the eastern corner of the Square Mile - will is to grow and close the gap between the Walkie-Talkie and the rest of the cluster of towers.

Also as part of the plan, two consultations on “transformative” new policies aimed at redefining the wider City of London are currently being undertaken.

The key proposals in the 25-year transport strategy will see pedestrians prioritised, the implementation of a 15mph speed limit and deliveries reduced by 30% through consolidation centres based outside of the City.

The Corporation said Britain’s first large scale Zero Emission Zone covering the an area within the City is also proposed.

Under new plans, development guidance will now encourage more flexible and adaptable office floorspace and a policy requiring all new developments to include a greening element. It said new walking routes through tall buildings would support more “animated” ground floor spaces, and allow the public to benefit from more navigable and less congested network of City streets.

City of London Corporation chairman of the planning and transportation committee Chris Hayward said: “These images remind us that the City’s skyscrapers are some of the most recognisable structures in the UK. But great cities are not made from great buildings alone.

“The ambitious policy proposals outlined in the Transport Strategy and the Local Plan aim to resolve challenges at street level, and in the river, air and open spaces, as well as ensuring that City buildings and infrastructure are more robust than ever.”

Developments to be constructed by 2026Height (m)Status

22 Bishopsgate

294.94 (62 storeys)

Under Construction

52 Lime Street (the Scalpel)

206 (36 storeys)

Under Construction

100 Bishopsgate

181 (37 storeys)

Under Construction

6-8 Bishopsgate/150 Leadenhall Street

185 (50 storeys)

Under Construction

70 St Mary Axe

164.3 (21 storeys)

Under Construction

150 Bishopsgate

150.92 (41 storeys)

Under Construction

80 Fenchurch Street

78 (14 storeys)

Under Construction

1 Undershaft – the tallest in the Eastern Cluster*

304.6 (73 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced – still subject to S106 Approval

2-3 Finsbury Avenue (Broadgate) north of the Eastern Cluster

168.4 (32 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced – still subject to S106 Approval

100 Leadenhall Street

263.4 (56 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced

40 Leadenhall Street

170 (34 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced

130 Fenchurch Street

105 (17 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced

1 Leadenhall Street (corner of Leadenhall Market)

182.7 (36 storeys)

Consented, Not Commenced

*120 Fenchurch Street

85 (15 storeys)

*Completed since last update

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