Transforming London’s Skyline
Transforming London’s Skyline by 2020 is a huge task, however, it is something that is already in the process of being changed. We have witnessed many new builds this year, which are already helping to achieve this goal, and there is plenty more to come in the next 2 years. Let’s take a look at some of the construction taking shape in 2018.
The Embassy Gardens
The Embassy Gardens is situated in Wandsworth. Designed by FCB Studios, The Embassy Gardens will overlook the river Thames in Nine Elms from 2018. It will be home to the new US Embassy building, as well as a park, and two residential towers which will be linked by a “Sky Pool” designed by HAL architects.
The Corniche is situated in Lambeth. It is a mixed-use development featuring three landmark towers on the south bank of the River Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. The buildings will have around 253 apartments, which will include affordable homes for senior living, along with offices, restaurants and residents bar, gym, and pool facilities. The building itself will have floor to ceiling windows, and the curved edge of the building will maximise the views across the River Thames.
Manhattan Loft Gardens
The Manhattan Loft Gardens will be in Newham, which is one of the fastest growing parts of the city with the amount of hi-rises located there. The Manhattan Loft Garden is just one of many towers that will be coming to Newham by 2020. The architects behind this building are also the same architects who were behind the tallest building in the world, The Burj Khalifa. The building will be 42 storeys high and will include leisure facilities, a pool, a spa and a roof garden which will overlook the Olympic Park.
London City Island
London City Island is located by Canary Wharf. It is surrounded by water and is connected by a bridge, and will become the headquarters for the English National Ballet. The building, which was designed by Glenn Howells architects, will also include thousands of homes as well as restaurants, shops, offices and even a pedestrian cycle route.
These are some of the projects that are set to be completed by the end of 2018. However, this is not the end of the construction to transforming London’s Skyline, with many more to start and be completed by 2020. Some of these are; 22 Bishopsgate – the City, Ram Brewery, Wandsworth — 2019, The Can of Ham, the City — 2019 and Spire London, Tower Hamlets — 2020.
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