Britain Seeing Huge Growth In Number Of High-Rise Buildings


Across the UK as a whole, there are currently over 270 existing high-rise buildings and structures, of which around 70% are in London. The UK has just 17 high-rise buildings over 150m (492ft.) in height and just one building – The Shard in...

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Grenfell report backs ‘golden thread’ calls for high-rise buildings


Next phase will examine why materials in fatal blaze failed to meet regulations, says inquiry head

The first long-awaited Grenfell Tower Inquiry report has pointed the finger of blame for the spread of the fire at ACM cladding and...

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Green light for Manchester tower


Architect Feilden Clegg Bradley behind 22-storey proposal opposite Arndale shopping centre.

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios has been given the green-light for a 22-storey mixed-use building in Manchester city centre.

The High...

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Sheffield to be home to Yorkshire’s tallest building


Student room developer CODE is moving into co-living with plans for a £100m scheme in Sheffield city centre that would be Yorkshire’s tallest building.

CODE Co-Living has submitted plans for three building elements: one of 12...

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Green light for £79m “Mancunian” tower


Manchester City Council’s planning committee has given the go-ahead for a £79m regeneration scheme.

Developer CEG said plans to transform the gateway site between the High Street and Northern Quarter will replace a predominantly...

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JRL starts £470m Isle of Dogs twin tower project


Hong Kong developer Far East Consortium has given the go-ahead for work to start on its £470m flats and hotel scheme at the Isle of Dogs in London Docklands.

Specialist contractor JRL starts piling and basement work this month on the...

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Foster + Partners to design ‘landmark’ scheme in Shard’s shadow


Foster + Partners is to design a ‘landmark redevelopment’ of the 1960s Colechurch House near London Bridge station

The existing 5,400m² mainly office building, close to Renzo Piano’s Shard, is owned jointly by the City...

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Maslow funds resi skyscrapers in Manchester


Maslow Capital has agreed a £123m loan to provide Renaker funds to develop two residential towers in Manchester.

With an estimated gross development value in excess of £230m, Crown Street’s Elizabeth and Victoria towers will seek to...

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KPF’s designs for London's tallest resi tower ‘a concern’, says mayor


London mayor Sadiq Khan has raised concerns over the height of a new KPF skyscraper scheme in Ealing, which he says is likely to become the tallest residential building in London

The major development on Portal Way, North Acton,...

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Waterloo tower gets green light


Work on AHMM’s Elizabeth House scheme to start next year

AHMM’s plan to redevelop Elizabeth House next door to Waterloo station has been given the green light.

Lambeth council’s planning applications last night...

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Beijing’s 528m Citic Tower opens to the public


Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Citic tower, Beijing’s tallest building, has opened to the public.

The 528m-high tower, which is located in the city’s 30ha central business district, will be the headquarters of state-owned financier Citic...

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Virtual reality key to study of high-rise building sway


A projected 3D virtual reality system will enhance the realism of a new hydraulically-powered simulator to be used by researchers to study the human effects of sway in high rise buildings.

The “Cave-type” VR system will project...

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Plan for Salford’s tallest skyscraper


Plans have been revealed to build a 55-storey residential tower in Salford.

Hong Kong-based developer One Heritage Property Developments aims to start construction next year, subject to planning.

Designed by OMI Architects, the...

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London developer commits to zero carbon buildings by 2030


Property developer Great Portland Estates has committed to constructing net zero carbon buildings by 2030.

The firm has also signed up to a ground-breaking Climate Change Commitment launched by members of the Better Buildings...

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Byrne back to profit after London tower orders


Byrne Group bounced back into the black this year following major London tower wins. In a year of recovery, the group notched up profit of nearly £6m to June 2019 after an £8m loss last year.

Revenue for the year also recovered rising...

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