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The UK Is About To Get A Whole Lot Taller!

Despite their relatively new existence, buildings such as the Shard and the Gherkin in London, and the Beetham Tower in Manchester, have achieved instant iconic status, partly because they’re so striking in design, but mostly due to the sheer scale of their stature.

They stand like a beacon in their respective cities and are testament to incredible feats of engineering and construction.

At 310 metres high, the Shard is set to hold onto its title as the tallest building in Britain for several years to come, however, it’s set to be joined by a host of similarly lofty structures within the capital in the near future.

All buildings under construction in the UK and set to be over 100 metres tall will be situated in London.

Here’s a little more info on some of them:

Hertsmere Tower

Due for completion in 2018, close to Canary Wharf, Hertsmere Tower at a height of 794ft will be the tallest residential skyscraper in Western Europe, containing over 700 apartments and costing around £1 billion to build.

52-54 Lime Street

Already christened the ‘Scalpel’, the 190 metres tall building at 52-54 Lime Street is due to open in 2017, have 38 storeys and sit directly opposite the long-standing Lloyd’s Building. Work started commenced in November of last year.

20 Fenchurch Street

Though it won’t be fully functional until May, the ‘Walkie Talkie’ has already gained notoriety and plenty publicity after it was responsible for melting car parts and shop fronts on the street below during last year’s heat wave due to its quirky design. It stands 160 metres high and has 37 storeys.

Just imagine how many windows each of these buildings will need!

If your windows have seen better days then get in touch with Permaframe, suppliers of a host of attractive and popular designs.

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