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Sadiq Khan gives the go ahead on two tallest towers to be built in the capital

13th Dec 16 11:15 am

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The two tallest buildings in London have been given the go ahead by Sadiq Khan in a final planning hurdle which occurred last night.

Work will begin on the two skyscrapers which will be situated at The Trellis and 22 Bishopgate.

The Mayor gave his consent after developers agreed to include free public viewing galleries in their plans for the new buildings.

They will also make £6m of contributions towards affordable housing and a further £14m will go towards the construction of Crossrail.

The 73 storey Trellis will be the highest building in the square mile, at 305 metres it will only be marginally shorter than The Shard. Consent for the building was given last month by the City of London Corporation.

The skyscraper at 22 Bishopgate will be 59 storeys high making it 255 metres in height.

Khan said: “These two projects represent a significant investment in the heart of London’s economy and are a clear sign that the capital is open for business. They will be highly visible signs of London’s enduring appeal as a place to invest.”

“These new landmark buildings will offer world-class offices and its great news that the development of the site at 22 Bishopsgate can now proceed as this has lain unused for almost five years.”

“What’s more, Londoners and visitors alike should have the opportunity to take in the views from the upper reaches of these new buildings, for free, and I’m really pleased we have been able to secure this as part of the plans.”

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