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New images of how City of London skyline will look in 2026 released

The City of London Corporation has released new images of how the City’s cluster skyline will look in 2026.

These new images now include 100 Leadenhall Street.

The City cluster – the area in the eastern corner of the Square Mile – is home to some of the capital’s most iconic skyscrapers.

Policies which are set to redefine the area and the wider City of London are currently out for consultation.

The local plan pinpoints seven key areas of change where the City Corporation will be promoting sustainable growth.

As one of the key areas of change, the City cluster will grow to close the gap between the Walkie-Talkie building and the rest of the cluster of towers.

The plan’s development guidance will inspire more flexible and adaptable office floorspace, a policy requiring all new developments to include a greening element and new walking routes through tall buildings will support more animated ground-floor spaces.

2026 Waterloo Bridge view looking east (Credit – GMJ and City of London Corporation)

Chris Hayward, chairman of the planning and transportation committee at the City of London Corporation, said that the images served as a reminder that the City’s skyscrapers were some of the most recognisable structures in the UK.

“But great cities are not made from great buildings alone.

“The ambitious policy proposals outlined in the transport strategy and the local plan aim to resolve challenges at street level, and in the river, air and open spaces, as well as ensuring that City buildings and infrastructure are more robust than ever.

“These plans will play a central part in shaping the future of the City of London, therefore, it is vital that we hear from the local residents, workers and key stakeholders that will be impacted.”

2026 aerial view looking west (Credit – GMJ and City of London Corporation)

The consultation for the transport strategy closes on 13th January 2019 with the last drop-in session set to take place with City Corporation transport officers at Guildhall on Wednesday 9th January.

The final version of the transport strategy is due to be published in spring 2019.

The local plan is open for consultation until 28th February, with drop-in sessions arranged throughout January and February.

A list of developments that are to be constructed by 2026 can be found on the City of London Corporation’s website.

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