If you haven't noticed recently, building work is on the up...quite literally!
Across the UK there are currently over 270 existing high-rise buildings and structures, of which around 70% are in London. There are just 17 high-rise buildings over 150m (492ft.) in height and just one building – The Shard in London – over 300m, and London itself is considered ‘low-rise’ for a global city and financial capital of the world.
However, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of high-rise buildings proposed and approved for construction in the UK. The UK development pipeline currently stands at around 500 buildings, of which over 85% are planned in London, while the rest are clustered in key cities such as Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester and Salford.
Plenty of new buildings are being built and will dominate the Norwich skyline. The newest student accommodation being built opposite John Lewis is towering higher and higher everyday. Will Norwich be over-run with high rise buildings in the future? Who knows, but for now here are some of our favourite big new builds and refurbishments.
NUA Student Halls
City College Norwich Creative Arts Building
Rose Lane Car Park
Union Building/Rooftop Gardens