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London’s evolving skyline: a high-rise future!

London’s skyline depicts the capital’s fine heritage as a metropolis of great distinction, carefully interspersing important historical architecture with modern day structures and impressive engineering feats.  

The commercial and cultural draw of London has ensured that the strength of the construction pipeline in London has remained constant over the years but with space at a premium now more than ever, it seems increasingly that the only way is up. 

Consequently the architecture of the city is set to keep on soaring above the sky and further toward the clouds.  And with a multitude of tall buildings in the pipeline, these are exciting times for Novo UK as the scale of opportunities available for our clients and candidates also continue to grow.

There are currently over 400 buildings with over 20 storeys in the pipeline and of those plans submitted over the past 12 months, only three have been rejected.  With 89 of these projects under construction, 233 approved but yet to go to site and 114 at planning or pre-application stage, these are busy times for London’s ever expanding skyline.  Already this year, 119 new buildings of this scale have entered the planning process.

In the heart of the City’s financial district, wedged between the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater, 1 Undershaft will rise 309m in to the London sky to match the Shard for height.  Meanwhile the reworked plans for 22 Bishopgate have been approved, providing commercial space across its 62 Storeys and over in Tower Hamlets Hartsmere House is set to take the crown of tallest residential building in Western Europe at 240.5 metres.

London’s high-rise future has become and is still developing into a shibboleth of contemporary architectural discourse. This only serves to sustain the future of construction and solidifies the need and demand for staff in this industry.

A high and wide structure with a sweep of megastructures will spread from the East in Canary Wharf to Wandsworth Bridge in the West and this significant expansion in clusters of high rise build parallels the growing need for exceptional construction staff.

With the increase in proposals, rework plans and construction activity come a plethora of opportunities and roles to fill.  Here at Novo we can give you the chance to be a part of this growth and play a crucial role in shaping the development and evolution of one of the greatest cities in the world. 

If you would like to play a part in London’s ever changing skyline, please send your details to us today or call one of the team on 01442 767808.  We look forward to hearing from you.

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