Scalpel tower makes the cut

A NEW skyscraper, located at the junction of Lime Street and Leadenhall Street and dubbed “The Scalpel”, is expected to be given planning permission by the City of London Corporation early next week.

Planning officers from the City of London Corporation this week recommended approval of the proposed 35-storey building, which will reach 190 metres in height and provide more than 560,000 square feet of offices, leaving it the eighth tallest building in the capital, slightly higher than The Gherkin.

Work is due to begin later this year and completed in 2017.