London's new 73-storey skyscraper
Planning approval has just been granted by the planning and transport committee of the City of London Corporation to construct 73-storey tower in central London. The building will rival the current record height holder (The Shard) when it reaches completion at some point in the 2020s, and will stand as the second-tallest building in western Europe.
The building, currently called the Trellis, will be constructed on the site of London’s old Aviva Tower. Construction must wait for the sites currently decaying buildings to be cleared. As is often the way, the lack of London land often requires a significant land clearance.
The buildings design was penned by Eric Parry for Singaporean developers Aroland Holdings, and is intended to offer the city a feeling of calm. The building will allow visitors access to a free public viewing gallery, and what could be the highest restaurant in London.
The building will deliver over 130,000 square metres of office space and up to 2,000 square metres of new retail space. The building will create space for up to 10,000 workers.
Image: © DBOX for Eric Parry Architects