London is seeing an explosion in the number of tall buildings as the capital’s population increases and investors pour money into London’s real estate. There are more than 230 towers over 20 storeys in the pipeline, which will have a significant impact on the London skyline, streets and public spaces – particularly on the south bank of the river.
Earlier in the year an exhibition organised by New London Architecture examined the impact that this growth will have on the Capital, where it is taking place and why. The show concluded with the idea that the Mayor should set up a special Skyline Commission to monitor the quality of new proposals that will have a strategic impact on views and local areas.
Peter Murray is Chairman of New London Architecture and is the curator of the recent exhibition ‘London’s growing up!’ He will talk to us about the impact that the NLA study had in London and around the world, and also the reaction at City Hall to his suggestions for stricter controls.
Tickets are £7.50 – available at the door.