Reaching New Heights in Construction
November 19, 2017
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The tallest buildings within the UK are mostly all in London, apart from structures like the 330.5 metres free standing grade 11 Emley Moor Transmitting Station in Kirkless, West Yorkshire. Three buildings outside London are almost in the running too, but don’t quite make it. These are Beetham Tower in Manchester which looks like an upended Playstation 2, the BT Tower in Birmingham, and Liverpool’s West Tower.
177 metres – The BT Tower in London held the title of Britain’s tallest building from 1965 to 1980. 180 metres – The Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe holds a charity event called the Gherkin Challenge, where hundreds of people raise money for the NSPCC by running up the building’s 38 steps.
181 metres – St George Wharf Tower in Vauxhall was opened in 2014 and features 223 flats
200 metres – The HSBC Tower, in Canada Square serves as the bank’s headquarters.
200 metres – Citigroup Centre, these headquarters are also in Canada Square.
225 metres – The wedge shaped Leadenhall Building built in 2014 is nicknamed the Cheese Grater.
230 metres – The Heron Tower in Liverpool Street is near to St Paul’s Cathedral.
235 metres – One Canada Square, Canary Wharf was eventually outdone by The Shard.
310 metres – The Shard at London Bridge claims the title of the tallest building in the European Union, and is shaped, as you might have guessed, like a shard of glass.
There are other tall buildings planned and under construction throughout the capital such as 22 Bishopsgate, Landmark Pinnacle, 1 Undershaft and The Scalpel. The one thing that all of these constructions have in common is that they have all been built using a range of heavy plant machinery. If you need heavy or small plant machinery or equipment for your project in parts of London like Ilford, you can choose from our vast range of machinery for hire.