New images of what the City of London cluster will look like in
2026 have been released by the City of London Corporation as consultations on
two major plans for the area come close to finishing.
images include the new 56-storey 100 Leadenhall Street, with other buildings
set to be completed by 2026 including 1 Leadenhall Street, 40 Leadenhall Street
and 130 Fenchurch Street.
The pictures were revealed as consultation on the 25-year
Transport Strategy and Local Plan draw to a close, scheduled to end on 13
January and 28 February respectively.
The Local Plan highlights seven key areas the City Corporation
will support sustainable growth in the square mile, including growing the City
cluster to close the gap between the Walkie Talkie and the other towers.
It will also introduce a requirement for all new developments to
include a greening element and encourage more use of flexible and adaptable
The plan will also promote developers to add walking routes
through the base of tall buildings to reduce congestion in the City and create
more interesting floor spaces.
plan includes proposals for the country’s first zero emission zone, which would
cover the City cluster. The City Corporation said the plan would enable the
transformation of the square mile into a more attractive place to walk, cycle
and spend time.
Chris Hayward, chairman of the Planning and Transportation
Committee at the City of London Corporation, said: “These images remind us that
the City’s skyscrapers are 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.”