City finalises ground-level vision for high-rise development

How the City of London will look by 2026 if its current pipeline of consented towers is built – the graphic pre-dates the approval of Foster & Partners' Tulip

Plan eyes offsetting ‘unprecedented’ vertical growth with extra greenery and more pedestrian-friendly streets

The City of London has firmed up its City Cluster Vision proposals to make the Square Mile greener and more pedestrian-friendly, with wider pavements and more restrictions on traffic as its tall-building count increases at “unprecedented” levels.

New towers such as PLP’s 22 Bishopsgate, SOM’s 100 Leadenhall Street, Eric Parry’s 1 Undershaft and Make’s 1 Leadenhall are part of the upwards drive that is projected to see 60% of the Square Mile’s new office floor space delivered in the Eastern Tall Buildings Cluster.

The City’s director of the built environment, Carolyn Dwyer, said the expansion would introduce an additional 75,000-100,000 workers into the cluster over the next decade and that the final version of the vision aimed to offset the figures with a greener and safer environment at ground level.

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