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'Jenga Tower' Reaches Construction Milestone in London

28/11/19

London's new DAMAC Tower has made significant progress with a key installation. The 'Jenga Tower', named due to its unique overhanging structures and distinctive stepped design, has seen a sky bridge installed to join its north and south...

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Plan for UK’s tallest ‘hanging gardens’ tower

28/11/19

Plans have been unveiled for a 36-storey tower in the City of London featuring a huge green wall. Designed by architect Eric Parry, the building will give the impression of a hanging garden across the facade, pioneering extensive urban greening...

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Severfield targets high-rise flats with steel frame design

28/11/19

Britain’s biggest constructional steelwork contractor said this morning it was on track to deliver forecast profit for the year despite a poor first-half performance. The firm blamed the current profit phasing on projects for a fall in pre-tax...

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Plans go in for 20-storey Bolton tower

28/11/19

A planning application for the transformation of a key gateway site in Bolton town centre has been submitted to the local council. Beechlane Investments has submitted plans for the Trinity Gateway project which includes a 20-storey residential...

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Planning approved for London’s 73-storey Trellis tower

28/11/19

The City of London has given the go-ahead for the 73-storey, 1 Undershaft Tower, informally known as The Trellis. The 289 m-tall building, next to the Gherkin, will provide 90,000 sq m of office space, with retail space and a large public square...

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Rise of the skyscraper: Why tall buildings must start scaling new heights

28/11/19

High-rise development is going through a turbulent period with big schemes on hold amid planning issues and a changing market. When Sadiq Khan blocked Norman Foster’s proposed Tulip Tower in July, overturning the City of London’s approval, he...

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City’s tallest tower handed formal OK

28/11/19

Decision letter for 1 Undershaft comes three years after Eric Parry building won backing. Three years after members of the City of London’s planning and transportation committee voted to approve it, the Square Mile’s tallest building has...

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Britain Seeing Huge Growth In Number Of High-Rise Buildings

4/11/19

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

31/10/19

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

30/10/19

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

28/10/19

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

21/10/19

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

21/10/19

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

21/10/19

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

18/10/19

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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