London's tower pipeline breaks 500 mark for first time

Aerial view from the east

Capital set for another 510 buildings over 20 storeys

The number of tall towers planned for London has broken through the 500 mark for the first time.

The pipeline has jumped 12% from last year’s figure of 455 to a new high of 510, analysis by New London Architecture (NLA) shows.

Ninety per cent are residential, with commercial, student, hotels and co-living making up the rest.

A record 115 buildings over 20 storeys are currently under construction in the capital, with consent for a further 267.

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