New images have been released showing how the City of London’s increasingly high-rise skyline will look in 2026

Commissioned by the City of London Corporation, the visualisations include all 13 skyscraper schemes proposed in the Square Mile’s Eastern Cluster that have received planning permission but have not yet been completed.

These include PLP’s 62-storey 22 Bishopsgate – known as TwentyTwo – Eric Parry’s proposed 73-storey 1 Undershaft and Kohn Pedersen Fox’s 52-54 Lime Street, dubbed The Scalpel.

City of London Corporation planning committee chairman Chris Hayward said: ‘It is unprecedented to see such a scale of development taking place at one time in the Square Mile. There are now more cranes in the City sky than in recent decades.

‘The City’s occupier base is becoming more dynamic, with SMEs and media companies choosing the Square Mile as their home.

‘Over the next 30 years I expect that we will need to deliver office space for up to 100,000 extra City workers. Therefore iconic buildings such as TwentyTwo will lead the way in ensuring the City remains competitive as a leading financial centre.’

However, the new images do not include SOM’s proposed 100 Leadenhall tower, dubbed the Cheesegrater 2, which has yet to be officially submitted for planning.

Source: AJ