Pre-covid survey reports 140% increase in completions of tall buildings

A record number of tall buildings were added to London’s skyline last year, according to new data.

The 60 completions of buildings over 19 storeys represented a 140% year-on-year increase, according to New London Architecture’s (NLA) annual tall buildings survey which is published today.

The record is unlikely to be broken for the next few years, the organisers admitted, as Britain contends with coronavirus and its fallout.

The pipeline of buildings in pre-planning, planning and construction currently stands at 525, which is a 3% drop on the 541 in 2018.

But that number is likely to fall significantly in the immediate term.

All new buildings

Kettle Yard

from 6 900

Twickenham Gateway

from 9 570

Gallions Point (Gallions Quarter)

from 5 980

St Edwards Court

from 6 633