List of tallest buildings in the United Kingdom

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The Shard is the tallest building in the UK

As of February 2021 there are 113 habitable buildings (used for living and working in, as opposed to masts and religious use) in the United Kingdom at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall,[1] 89 of them in London, 10 in Manchester, 4 in Birmingham, 3 each in Leeds, Liverpool and Salford, and 1 each in Brighton and Hove, Portsmouth, Sheffield and Swansea (the only such structure outside England).

The Shard in Southwark, London, is currently the tallest completed building in both the UK and was the tallest in the European Union until the UK’s departure; it was topped out at a height of 310 metres (1,020 ft) in March 2012, inaugurated in July 2012 and opened to the public in February 2013.

The UK had not been noted historically for its abundance of skyscrapers, with the taller structures throughout the country tending to be cathedrals, church spires and industrial chimneys. Despite this, since the late 20th century the number of high-rise apartment buildings and office blocks in many large British cities has grown significantly, most notably in London and Manchester. The three tallest residential buildings in the UK are all located on the Isle of Dogs in East London: Landmark Pinnacle (233 m), Newfoundland Quay (220 m) and Valiant Tower (215 m). Landmark Pinnacle is the sixth tallest residential building in Europe.[2] Currently only the Cities of London and Manchester are home to skyscrapers taller than 150 metres (490 ft).[3]

As of February 2021, there are 50 habitable buildings at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall under construction in the UK – 37 in Greater London, 6 in Greater Manchester, 3 in Birmingham, 2 in Woking and 1 in Liverpool. There are also three buildings that have currently stalled while under construction, 2 in Liverpool and 1 in Greater Manchester.

Tallest existing buildings[edit]

This list includes topped out and completed buildings in the UK that stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall. Architectural height is considered, so masts and other elements added after completion of building are not considered.

Updated 14 Dec 2020

Buildings above 100m[edit]

  Was the UK's tallest building upon completion
  Was the city's tallest building upon completion
Rank Name Other Names County Authority Image Height (m) Height (ft) Floors Year Notes
1 The Shard The Shard of Glass, London Bridge Tower Greater London Southwark Shard London Bridge, 7 April 2012.jpg 310 1017 87 2012

[4]

2 22 Bishopsgate The Helter-Skelter, Twentytwo, The Pinnacle City of London City of London 22BishopsgateDec19.png 278 912 62 2020
3 One Canada Square Greater London Tower Hamlets Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square.png 236 771 50 1991

[5]

4 The Landmark Pinnacle City Pride Greater London Tower Hamlets LandmarkPinnacleCanaryWharf.jpg 233 764 75 2020
5 Salesforce Tower Heron Tower City of London City of London Heron Tower, Bishopsgate, London.JPG 230 755 47 2010

[6]

6 The Leadenhall Building The Cheesegrater Greater London City of London Cheesegrater and Gherkin.jpg 225 737 48 2014
7 The Newfoundland Diamond Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets NewfoundlandCanaryWharf.jpg 220 721 60 2019
8 South Quay Plaza Valiant Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets SouthQuayPlazaCanaryWharf.jpg 215 705 68 2020
9 One Park Drive Greater London Tower Hamlets One Park Drive, Canary Wharf.jpg 205 673 57 2019
10 Deansgate Square South Tower Greater Manchester Manchester Deansgate square south tower.jpg 201 659 65 2018 [7]
11 8 Canada Square HSBC Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets HSBC Tower.jpg 200 656 45 2002

[8]

Citigroup Centre 2 CitiGroup Centre East Tower, CitiGroup Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets 25CanadaSquare.jpg 200 656 45 2001

[9]

13 The Scalpel City of London City of London The Scalpel, August 2018.jpg 190 630 39 2018
14 Wardian London East Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets WardianEastCanaryWharf.jpg 187 614 55 2019
15 Tower 42 NatWest Tower City of London City of London Tower 42 looking north from Bishopsgate 2011-05-04.jpg 183 600 43 1980

[10]

16 The Madison Greater London Tower Hamlets TheMadisonCanaryWharf.jpg 182 597 53 2019
17 St George Wharf Tower Vauxhall Tower Greater London Lambeth St Georges Wharf Tower 2013-09-26.jpg 181 594 52 2014

[11]

18 30 St Mary Axe The Gherkin City of London City of London 30 St Mary Axe from Leadenhall Street.jpg 180 591 41 2003

[12]

19 100 Bishopsgate City of London City of London 100 Bishopsgate 2.jpg 172 564 40 2018
20 Beetham Tower Hilton Tower Greater Manchester Manchester Beetham Tower from below.jpg 169 554 47 2006

[13]

21 Wardian London West Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets WardianWestCanaryWharf.jpg 168 552 50 2019
22 One Blackfriars The Vase, The Boomerang Greater London Southwark One Blackfriars with OXO Tower.jpg 165 541 52 2018
23 Principal Tower Greater London Hackney Principal Tower.jpg 161 528 51 2018
The Broadgate Tower City of London City of London Broadgate Tower.jpg 161 528 33 2008

[14]

25 20 Fenchurch Street The Walkie-Talkie City of London City of London Walkie-Talkie - Sept 2015.jpg 160 525 34 2014
26 Deansgate Square East Tower Greater Manchester Manchester Deansgate Square - October 2019.jpg 158 518 50 2019 [15]
27 One Churchill Place Barclays Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets Barclays HQ.jpg 156 512 32 2004

[16]

28 Elizabeth Tower Crown Street Greater Manchester Manchester Elizabeth Tower U-C 2020.jpg 153 502 52 2021 [17]
25 Bank Street JPMorgan Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets 25 bank street 2007.jpg 153 502 33 2003

[18]

40 Bank Street Greater London Tower Hamlets 40 Bank Street Heron Quay London.jpg 153 502 33 2003

[19]

31 10 Upper Bank Street Clifford Chance Building Greater London Tower Hamlets 10 Upper Bank Street London.jpg 151 495 32 2003

[20]

Southbank Tower King's Reach Tower Greater London Southwark South Bank Tower 2015.jpg 151 495 41 2015

[21]

33 Baltimore Tower The Slinky, Arena Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets Cropped image of Baltimore Tower - 30435639090 bf141ef3b1 o.jpg 150 492 45 2016

[22]

10 Park Drive Greater London Tower Hamlets 10ParkDriveCanaryWharf.jpg 150 492 43 2019

[23]

35 Guy's Tower Guy's Hospital Tower Greater London Southwark Guys hospital tower.jpg 149 488 34 1974/2014

[24]

Highpoint 360 London Greater London Southwark 149 488 46 2018
Manhattan Loft Gardens The Stratford Greater London Newham Manhattan Loft Gardens, April 2018.jpg 149 488 43 2019

[25]

38 Strata SE1 The Razor, The Electric Razor Greater London Southwark Strata SE1 from Monument 2014.jpg 148 486 43 2010

[26]

39 Pan Peninsula East Tower One Millharbour Greater London Tower Hamlets Pan Peninsula London.jpg 147 483 48 2008

[27]

40 One Bank Street Greater London Tower Hamlets HeronQuaysWestCanaryWharf.jpg 146 479 28 2019

[28]

41 Maine Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets MaineTowerCanaryWharf.jpg 145 476 42 2020

[29]

42 Deansgate Square West Tower Greater Manchester Manchester Deansgate Square - West Tower.jpg 141 459 44 2018

[30]

43 West Tower Merseyside Liverpool West Tower, Liverpool, England.jpg 134 440 40 2007

[31]

44 Landmark East Greater London Tower Hamlets 22 Marsh Wall.jpg 136 447 44 2010

[32]

Charrington Tower Providence Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets Providence Tower, Blackwall, London, UK.jpg 136 446 44 2015

[33]

Ten Degrees Greater London Croydon 101 George Street Croydon 03.01.2020.jpg 136 446 44 2019 [34]
47 Saffron Tower Saffron Square, Wellesley Square Greater London Croydon Saffron Square Tower, Croydon, London.jpg 134 440 44 2016

[35]

The Atlas Building Greater London Hackney 134 438 40 2018

[36]

49 The Stratford Halo Greater London Newham 150 High Street, Stratford.jpg 133 436 41 2012

[37]

50 Two Fifty One Eileen House Greater London Southwark 131 430 43 2018

[38]

Anaconda Cut Exchange Court Greater Manchester Salford 100 greengate.jpg 131 428 44 2018 [39]
52 25 Churchill Place Greater London Tower Hamlets 25 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf.jpg 130 430 44 2013

[40]

53 10 George Street Greater London Tower Hamlets 10GeorgeStreetCanaryWharf.jpg 129 423 35 2020 [41]
54 Novotel Canary Wharf Greater London Tower Hamlets Novotel Hotel Canary Wharf.jpg 128 419 39 2016 [42]
Keybridge Tower Greater London Lambeth 128 419 37 2020 [43]
56 Citypoint Britannic Tower, Britannic House City of London City of London City Point.jpg 127 417 36 1967

[44]

57 Gladwin Tower Nine Elms Point, Nine Elms Sainsburys Tower, Waterford Point Greater London Lambeth 126 412 37 2019

[45]

Sirocco Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets SiroccoTowerCanaryWharf.jpg 126 412 36 2019

[46]

59 Willis Building City of London City of London Willis Building (London).jpg 125 410 28 2007

[47]

60 Euston Tower Greater London Camden Euston Tower 2004.jpg 124 407 36 1970

[48]

One The Elephant Greater London Southwark One the Elephant.jpg 124 407 37 2016
62 City Tower Sunley House Greater Manchester Manchester Sunley Tower, Manchester.jpg 123 404 30 1967

[49]

Cromwell Tower City of London City of London Crowell Tower, London.jpg 123 404 42 1973

[50]

Lauderdale Tower City of London City of London Barbican Estate Tower 2005.jpg 123 404 43 1974

[51]

Shakespeare Tower City of London City of London Barbican Estate Tower 2007.jpg 123 404 43 1976

[52]

Stratosphere Tower Greater London Newham Stratosphere Tower, Stratford, London.jpg 123 403 38 2017 [53]
67 Pan Peninsula West Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets Pan Peninsula London.jpg 122 400 39 2008

[54]

Holloway Circus Tower Beetham Tower West Midlands Birmingham Holloway Circus Tower Birmingham (cropped).JPG 122 400 39 2006
Deansgate Square North Tower Greater Manchester Manchester Deansgate Square - October 2019.jpg 122 400 37 2019 [55]
Tower West Lots Road South Tower Greater London Kensington and Chelsea 122 400 37 2019

[56]

Southbank Place Greater London Lambeth 122 400 37 2019

[57]

72 Sky Gardens Nine Elms Greater London Lambeth Vauxhall Sky Gardens.jpg 120 394 35 2017
73 Millbank Tower Greater London Westminster Millbank Tower, Westminster, London, 24Apr04.jpg 119 390 33 1963

[58]

74 St Helen's Aviva Tower, Commercial Union Tower City of London City of London St. Helen's - St. Mary Axe- 2011-05-04.jpg 118 387 28 1969

[59]

CIS Tower Co-operative Insurance Tower Greater Manchester Manchester CIS Tower Manchester.jpg 118 387 25 1962

[60]

Affinity Living Circle Square Tower 1 Greater Manchester Salford Circle square March 2020.jpg 118 387 38 2021
77 Centre Point Greater London Camden Centre Point London.jpg 117 384 35 1967

[61]

Empress State Building Greater London Hammersmith and Fulham Empress State Building.JPG 117 384 31 1961

[62]

79 Chronicle Tower Lexicon Tower Greater London Islington Lexicon and Canaletto Towers, Islington, London.jpg 115 377 35 2016

[63]

80 Altus House Hume House West Yorkshire Leeds Altus House, Leeds.jpg 114 374 38 2021

[64]

81 Insignia Point East Village Tower 2 Greater London Newham 113 371 30 2018

[65]

82 The Heron Milton Court City of London City of London The Heron Milton Court (geograph 3216844).jpg 112 367 35 2012

[66]

Sky View Tower Greater London Newham Capital Towers, Stratford, London.jpg 112 366 35 2017

[67]

Affinity Living Riverview Greater Manchester Salford Affinity Living Riverview Nearing Completion 2020.jpg 112 368 35 2020
85 1 West India Quay Greater London Tower Hamlets Marriott Hotel, West India Quay London.jpg 111 364 36 2004

[68]

86 Bridgewater Place The Dalek West Yorkshire Leeds Bridgewater place, Leeds 2011.jpg 110 361 32 2007

[69]

87 Liberty Heights Wakefield Street Tower Greater Manchester Manchester 17 New Wakefield Street.jpg 109 358 37 2012

[70]

Dollar Bay Greater London Tower Hamlets DollarBayCanaryWharf.jpg 109 358 32 2016

[71]

89 Angel Gardens Greater Manchester Manchester Angel Gardens 29 03 2019.jpg 108 354 35 2019 [72]
90 The Tower, Meridian Quay City and County of Swansea City and County of Swansea The Tower, Meridian Quay 2015.JPG 107 351 29 2008

[73]

Shell Centre Greater London Lambeth Shell Centre, London, UK, June 2004.jpg 107 351 26 1961

[74]

92 Sky Plaza The Plaza Tower West Yorkshire Leeds Sky Plaza Tower.JPG 106 348 37 2009

[75]

Ontario Tower Greater London Tower Hamlets Blackwall Tunnel ventilation shafts and the Ontario Tower - geograph.org.uk - 789359.jpg 106 348 31 2007

[76]

94 Chapter Spitalfields Nido Spitalfields Greater London Tower Hamlets Nido 100 Middlesex Street.jpg 105 344 34 2009

[77]

Citigroup Centre 1 Greater London Tower Hamlets Canary Wharf Wide View, London - July 2009.jpg 105 344 18 1999

[78]

Pioneer Point North Greater London Redbridge Pioneer Point nears completion (geograph 2337704).jpg 105 343 31 2011

[79]

30 Casson Square Greater London Lambeth CassonSquareSouthbank.jpg 105 343 30 2019

[80]

Imperial West Residential Building Imperial College West Residential Building Greater London Hammersmith and Fulham 105 343 35 2018

[81]

99 99 Bishopsgate HSBC City Tower City of London City of London 99bishopsgate.jpg 104 341 26 1976

[82]

100 Stratford Central Legacy Tower Angel Lane Greater London Newham Stratford Central (Legacy Tower), Stratford, London.jpg 103 331 33 2018

[83]

101 The Bank Tower 2 West Midlands Birmingham Bank II Birmingham.jpg 102 334 33 2019

[84]

Sussex Heights East Sussex Brighton and Hove Sussex Heights, Brighton (from St Nicholas' Garden of Rest).JPG 102 334 24 1968

[85]

No.5 Upper Riverside Greater London Greenwich 102 334 31 2020

[86]

The Highwood Greater London Southwark 102 334 31 2019

[87]

105 London Hilton on Park Lane Greater London Westminster The London Hilton on Park Lane 1.jpg 101 331 29 1963

[88]

St Paul's Tower South Yorkshire Sheffield St Pauls Tower View.JPG 101 331 32 2010

[89]

Portland House Greater London Westminster Portland House, London, England.jpg 101 331 29 1963

[90]

Skyline Greater London Hackney Skyline, Woodberry Down, London, UK.jpg 101 331 31 2016

[91]

East Side Plaza Hampshire Portsmouth Portsmouth Number One Tower.JPG 101 333 26 2008 [92]
One Angel Court City of London City of London 101 331 21 2016

[93]

111 125 Old Broad Street Stock Exchange Tower City of London City of London Former London Stock Exchange Building - geograph.org.uk - 1501273.jpg 100 328 27 1970

[94]

Urbanest King's Cross King's Cross Central Building Greater London Camden Urbanest King's Cross, London.jpg 100 328 27 2013 [95]
Alpha Tower West Midlands Birmingham The Alpha Tower, Birmingham - DSC08757.JPG 100 328 28 1970

[96]

Tallest buildings under construction[edit]

This list ranks all under-construction buildings in the UK that will stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[97] [98]

Updated 14 Dec 2020

Rank
Name
City
Region/County
Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors
Estimated Completion
1 Aspen, East Tower, Consort Place[99] London Greater London 217 709 64 2023[100]
2 8 Bishopsgate[101] London City of London 204 699 51 2022[102]
3 City Tower Nine Elms[103] London Greater London 200 654 58 2022
4 Harcourt Tower, South Quay Plaza 4[104] London Greater London 192 630 58 2024
5 One West Point Block A[105] London Greater London 184 604 52 2021
6 Tower N8, Nine Elms Square[106] London Greater London 177 581 54 2022
7 One Heritage Salford Greater Manchester 173 568 55 2024
8 DAMAC Tower[107] London Greater London 170 558 50 2021
9= Vauxhall Square North[108] London Greater London 168 551 49 2024
9= Vauxhall Square South[109] London Greater London 168 551 49 2024
11 Bankside Yards LH2[110] London Greater London 163 534 49 2022
12 River Tower, Nine Elms[111] London Greater London 161 528 43 2021
13= Greengate Park Tower Salford Greater Manchester 155 510 52 2024
13= 40 Leadenhall Street[112] London City of London 155 510 35 2023
15 The Blade Manchester Greater Manchester 154 505 52 2022
16 Tower N10, Nine Elms Square[113] London Greater London 151 494 47 2023
17 Carrara Tower City Road[114] London Greater London 150 491 43 2022
18 54 Marsh Wall[115] London Greater London 140 459 42 2022
19 Viadux Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 138 446 40 2024
20 One Bishopsgate Plaza[116] London City of London 135 448 43 2021
21 The Mercian[117] Birmingham West Midlands 132 432 42 2022
22 Valencia Tower City Road[118] London Greater London 130 427 36 2024
23 One West Point Block C[119] London Greater London 128 421 36 2021
24 Millharbour Village West G2.1[120] London Greater London 126 413 38 2023
25 One Crown Place South[121] London Greater London 123 404 35 2021
26 West Tower, Consort Place[122] London Greater London 122 400 34 2023
27 Cherry Park Tower 1 London Greater London 121 397 37 2023
28 Infinity Tower 1 Liverpool Merseyside 120 394 39 Stalled
29 Tower N9, Nine Elms Square[123] London Greater London 118 385 36 2023
30 Victoria Square Tower 1 Woking Surrey 117 382 34 2021[124]
31= The Stage, Shoreditch[125] London Greater London 115 377 38 2021
31= Rudolf Place[126] London Greater London 115 377 37 2021
31= 20 Ropemaker Street[127] London Greater London 115 377 27 2022
31= Burlington Tower, South Quay Plaza 2[128] London Greater London 115 377 38 2024
31= Taberner House, Queen's Quarter Block 1[129] London Greater London 115 376 35 2021
36= Millharbour Village West G2.2[130] London Greater London 113 371 35 2023
36= St. John's Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 113 371 36 2024
38 The Lexington Tower[131] Liverpool Merseyside 112 368 35 2021
39 Exchange Square 2 Birmingham West Midlands 111 364 36 2022
40 The Residence[132] Salford Greater Manchester 110 361 34 Stalled
41 Oxygen[133] Manchester Greater Manchester 109 357 33 2021[134]
42 103 Colmore Row[135] Birmingham West Midlands 108 353 26 2020
43= Cassini Tower White City Living[136] London Greater London 107 350 36 2023
43= Anthology Hale Works[137] London Greater London 107 350 33 2021
45= One Crown Place North[138] London Greater London 106 348 30 2020
45= Hylo (formerly Finsbury Tower)[139] London Greater London 106 348 28 2021
47= Lewisham Exchange Block B[140] London Greater London 105 344 35 2021
47= Victoria Square Tower 2 Woking Surrey 105 344 30 2021[141]
49 East Village E20 No.6 Tower 2 London Greater London 103 338 29 2021
50= Infinity Tower 2 Liverpool Merseyside 102 335 33 Stalled
50= Westmark, West End Gate[142] London Greater London 102 335 30 2021
50= Millharbour Village West G4[143] London Greater London 102 335 32 2023
53 Douglass Tower, Goodluck Hope[144] London Greater London 101 332 30 2022

Tallest approved buildings[edit]

This list ranks all approved for construction buildings in the UK that will stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[145]

Rank
Name
City
Region/County
Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors
1 1 Undershaft London Greater London 295 967 73
2 Riverside South (South Tower) London Greater London 237 776 45
3 One Lansdowne Road East Tower[146] London Greater London 236 774 68
4 Trinity Tower X[147] Manchester Greater Manchester 213 699 67
5 Heron Quays West London Greater London 198 650 34
6 100 Broad Street Birmingham West Midlands 193 634 61
7 South Quay Plaza 4 London Greater London 192 630 56
8 Riverside South (North Tower) London Greater London 186 610 37
9 Ludgate House[148] London Greater London 161 528 49
10 One Eastside Birmingham West Midlands 155 509 51
11 The Circle Manchester Greater Manchester 154 505 52
12 1 Merchant Square[149] London Greater London 150 491 42
13 20 Blackfriars Road Residential Tower London Greater London 141 463 43
14 Doon Street Tower London Greater London 141 463 43
15 Trinity Tower V[150] Manchester Greater Manchester 140 459 41
16 54 Marsh Wall London Greater London 140 459 41
17 St Michael's Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 139 456 40
18 Sapphire Tower Cardiff Cardiff County 132 433 42
19 The Peak Manchester Greater Manchester 131 420 41
20 Trinity Tower Y[151] Manchester Greater Manchester 128 420 37
21 Infinity Towers Building B London Greater London 127 417 34
22 Martineau Galleries Birmingham West Midlands 126 413 36
23 Glasswater Locks Birmingham West Midlands 123 404 37
24= 10–12 Whitworth Street[152] Manchester Greater Manchester 117 384 35
24= 211 Broad Street (Super Slender Tower) Birmingham West Midlands 117 384 37
24= Wellington St Sheffield South Yorkshire 117 384 38
25 Convoys Wharf Tower 1 London Greater London 116 381 40
26 South Quay Plaza 2 London Greater London 115 378 36
27 Boerma Tower Birmingham West Midlands 113 371 30
28 Quill London Greater London 109 358 31
29 Sampson House London Greater London 108 354 30
30 Bedford Square Phase 2 Belfast Northern Ireland 105 344 26
31 Infinity Towers Building B London Greater London 104 341 30
32= Axis Square Tower 2 Birmingham West Midlands 101 331 23
32= The Gateway Building London Greater London 101 331 20

Tallest proposed buildings[edit]

This list ranks some proposed buildings in the UK that, if built as planned, would stand at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[153][failed verification]

Currently updating, 30 Aug 2020

Rank
Name
City
Region/County
Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors
1 Quay House London Greater London 235 771 70
2 North Quay Tower 1 London Greater London 222 728 67
3 North Quay Tower 2 London Greater London 212 696 61
4 North Quay Tower 3 London Greater London 203 666 57
5 Vauxhall Cross Island London Greater London 175 574 53
6 Student Castle Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 168 551 55
7 The Goods Yard Tower 1 London Greater London 166 545 46
8 One Park Place London Greater London 162 531 32
9 Project Skylines London Greater London 160 525 48
10= Stratford Waterfront Tower 1 London Greater London 160 525 47
10= Stratford Waterfront Tower 2 London Greater London 160 525 47
12= 225 Marsh Wall London Greater London 158 518 49
12= Cotton Quay Tower 1 Salford Greater Manchester 158 518 48
14 Octagon Birmingham West Midlands 155 509 49
15 Ovatus 2 Liverpool Merseyside 147 481 48
16 Irish Centre Tower Birmingham West Midlands 146 478 48
17 Springwell Gardens II Leeds West Yorkshire 142 466 46
18= 30 Marsh Wall London Greater London 139 456 43
18= Downing Living Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 139 456 44
20 CEG Southbank Tower 1 Leeds West Yorkshire 138 446 40
21 82 West India Road London Greater London 136 446 39
22 Cuba Street Tower 1 London Greater London 134 440 41
22= Arena Point Leeds West Yorkshire 134 440 45
24 20 Ropemaker Street London Greater London 129 423 27
25 Goldsworth Road Woking Surrey 128 419 40
26 X1 Media City II Phase 3 Salford Greater Manchester 127 416 41
27 Great Charles Street Birmingham West Midlands 126 413 39
28 Cotton Quay Tower 2 Salford Greater Manchester 123 404 37
29 Elephant & Castle Town Centre Tower 1 London Greater London 121 397 32
30 Mondial House London Greater London 120 394 35
30= Aire Park (Tetley)[154] Leeds West Yorkshire 120 394 39
32 Victoria Riverside Tower A Manchester Greater Manchester 119 390 37
33= Concord House Woking Surrey 117 385 34
33= Elephant & Castle Town Centre Tower 3 London Greater London 117 384 34
35 Borough Triangle London Greater London 115 377 38
36 Union Living, St John's Manchester Greater Manchester 113 370 36
37= Gorton Street Tower, Greengate Salford Greater Manchester 112 367 36
37= Great Jackson Street Tower 1 Manchester Greater Manchester 112 367 36
39 The Square Birmingham West Midlands 111 364 35
40= 16/19 Hatfields/1-5 Paris Garden London Greater London 110 361 24
40= The Culinary Quarter Tower 1 London Greater London 110 361 35
42 X1 Media City II Phase II Salford Greater Manchester 109 358 35
43 North Quay Tower 4 London Greater London 107 351 30
44 Upper Trinity Street Birmingham West Midlands 102 334 32
45 Anchorage Gateway Manchester West Midlands 101 331 31
46= 44 Merrion Street Leeds West Yorkshire 100 328 33
46= Midland Mills Leeds West Yorkshire 100 328 32
46= Integrated City Tower 1 Leeds West Yorkshire 100 328 31
46= Integrated City Tower 2 Leeds West Yorkshire 100 328 31

Tallest demolished buildings[edit]

This list ranks all demolished and destroyed buildings in the UK that stood at least 100 metres (330 ft) tall. This includes spires and architectural details but does not include antenna masts.[155]

Rank
Name
City
Region
Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors
Year built
Year demolished
1= Drapers' Gardens London Greater London 100 328 30 1967 2007
1= Southwark Towers London Greater London 100 328 25 1976 2009

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

This list ranks the tallest storied buildings in the UK throughout history, excluding free standing clock towers, church spires and other such structures.

Name
City
County
Image Height (m)
Height (ft)
Floors
Years as tallest
Victoria Tower London Greater London Victoria Tower from the south-west.jpg 98.5 325 14 1860–1961 (102 years)
Shell Centre London Greater London Shell Centre, London, UK, June 2004.jpg 107 351 26 1961–1962 (1 year)
CIS Tower Manchester Greater Manchester Co-operative Insurance Society Tower, Miller Street, Manchester (2) (geograph 2757249).jpg 118 387 25 1962–1963 (1 year)
Millbank Tower London Greater London Millbank Tower, Westminster, London, 24Apr04.jpg 118 390 32 1963–1964 (1 year)
Post Office Tower London Greater London BT Tower-1.jpg 177 581 36 1964–1980 (16 years)
NatWest Tower London Greater London Tower42.jpg 183 600 47 1980–1991 (11 years)
One Canada Square London Greater London Canary Wharf 1 Canada Square.png 235 770 50 1991–2012 (21 years)
The Shard London Greater London Shard on 12 March 2012.JPG 310 1,017 87 2012–

Tallest buildings by city[edit]

List of tallest buildings and structures in Birmingham
(Three tallest structures: BT Tower (Birmingham) 152m, 10 Holloway Circus 122m, The Bank Tower 2 102m)
List of tallest buildings in Bristol
(Three tallest buildings: Castlemead 80m, Eclipse 65m, Avon House 64m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Edinburgh
(Three tallest buildings: Martello Court 64m, Citadel Court 57m, Persevere Court 57m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Glasgow
(Three tallest buildings: Glasgow Tower 127m, Glasgow University Tower 85m, 15 Croftbank Street 74m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Kingston upon Hull
(Three tallest buildings: 109–351 Homethorpe 64m, 185–427 Milldane 64m, 13–122 Highcourt 59m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Leicester
(Three tallest buildings: Cardinal Telephone Exchange 84m, St George's Tower 82m, the Summit 67m plus National Space Centre ≈ 40m)
List of tallest buildings in Newcastle upon Tyne
(Three tallest buildings: Vale House 80m, Shieldfield House 77m, Bewick Court 77m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Nottingham
(Three tallest structures: Eastcroft Incinerator 91m, Victoria Centre Flats A 75m, Pine View 62m)
List of tallest buildings in Portsmouth
(Three tallest buildings: 1 Gunwharf Quays 95m, Ladywood House 72m, Admiralty Tower 68m)
List of tallest buildings in Salford
(Three tallest buildings: Anaconda Cut 131m, Blue MediaCityUK 90m, One Greengate Block A 88m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Southampton
(Three tallest buildings: Moresby Tower 80m, Millbrook Tower 73m, Canberra Towers 70m)
List of tallest buildings and structures in Wolverhampton
(Three tallest buildings: Building 1 75m, Brockfield House 62m, Hampton View 62m)

Cities with tallest buildings[edit]

Cities with buildings >100m[edit]

List measures buildings by architectural height

City ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m ≥100m
England London 1 1 9 20 65
England Greater Manchester 1 3 10
England Birmingham 4
England Leeds 3
England Brighton 1
England Liverpool 1
England Portsmouth 1
England Sheffield 1
Wales Swansea 1

Cities with buildings >100m (Under Construction)[edit]

List measures buildings by roof height only (excluding spires and antennas).

City ≥300m ≥250m ≥200m ≥150m ≥100m
England London 3 11 24
England Greater Manchester 3 4
England Birmingham 3
England Liverpool 3
England Woking 2
England Leeds 1

See also[edit]

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