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Nod of Approval For Leadenhall Building

British Land's massive tower for the City of London, 122 Leadenhall Street, has been approved by the Corporation of London's planning department following warm support from all sides. Welcomed by the Mayor, the Commission for Architecture and Built Envirnonment, and even English Heritage the building marks the approval marks the latest saga in tall buildings for the square mile, and perhaps more significantly a potential new peak to the skyline. The application has now been passed on to the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister who is not expected to quibble with the decision to approve it.

At 225m tall with 48 floors, the British Land development takes architect Richard Rogers structural expressionist style to the max literally opposite his opus Lloyds of London.

The tower which contains only 1,000 sq meters more than Citypoint and about half the floorspace of the Minerva Tower making it small for its height but it is understood that a substantial pre-let will be required before it can begin construction. However, its known there are a good half a dozen companies out there looking for office space right now and capable of filling this building so construction may not be as far off as it seems although, as has become cliche, the current occupied site will have to be vacated first.

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