The City may be getting a brand new skyscraper - here's what it looks like

 
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London's newest skyscraper will be on Leadenhall Street (Source: L&O)

Brace yourself - a new skyscraper could soon dominate the City's skyline.

London & Oriental (L&O) has revealed plans for a new 56-storey tower in the City at 100 Leadenhall Street that will provide up to 110,000 square metres of flexible, high-quality office space.

Located on the edge of the City's eastern cluster, the new landmark will also open up a fresh pedestrian route into the City.

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The new skyscraper was designed by award-winning architects Skidmore, Owings & Merrill - the company behind the Broadgate Tower, One World Trade Centre and the Burj Khalifa.

L&O was commissioned by the Hong Kong-based Lai Sun Development Company to consider the redevelopment opportunity after purchasing three buildings - 100, 106 and 107 Leadenhall Street - and to seek planning consent for a new commercial development.

The company aims to submit a planning application to the City of London Corporation in early 2018.

Mark Cannell, partner at London & Oriental, said:

Our ambition has been to create a building which both respects the valuable historic and contemporary surroundings while contributing an exciting new landmark building for London.

As well as offering a beautiful and striking piece of new architecture to the London skyline, the proposed building will provide new high-quality office space needed to maintain London’s standing as a global financial centre.

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