Number of skyscraper approvals grows despite drop in applications

View from City Hall in 2026

More than 70 towers were approved in 2018

The number of tall towers in London where construction is expected to wrap up this year is set to soar, according to new research.

New London Architecture’s 2019 London Tall Buildings survey has revealed that while the number of planning applications for tall buildings in 2018 fell slightly the number of approvals grew. 

The number of applications decreased from 78 in 2017 to 75 in 2018, but the number of tall towers granted planning increased to 72 from 63.


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