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Property expert says skyscrapers will not damage London's heritage

Property expert Bradley Baker told a construction industry forum this week that London will benefit from the influx of tall buildings such as the Shard.

Estate agent Knight Frank head of Central London tenant representation Bradley Baker told construction and property forum Forge that the “skyscraper boom” is not compromising London’s heritage.

He said London needs to continue to evolve if it is to “remain and fulfill its role as the world’s number one global city”.

“The new breed of tall buildings in London will have a positive impact on their surroundings assisting in urban regeneration, their increasingly mixed use format only adding to their global appeal,” he said.

“They are also green in nature by virtue of their development density minimising urban sprawl and focusing on transport hubs.  

“The fact is that occupiers like tall buildings and always have done so. This is clearly illustrated by the higher rents that they are prepared to pay to be in them.”

 

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