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A tall order - east London leads the way in residential towers

The facts couldn't be clearer, say east London estate agents. The desire to live in London is perpetual. More people are moving to the capital city - from within the UK and from overseas. There is no plan, as yet, to move London's border outwards, therefore land is finite. The only way, it appears, is up. Estate agents will agree that it sometimes feels like there are not enough properties for sale in east London to go round but that could all change in light of recent research by New London Architecture and GL Hearn. Its annual Tall Buildings Survey shows a deluge of new London towers and skyscrapers either under construction or in the planning. The good news' The biggest proportion of towers is planned for east London. The survey revealed that 80% of the towers being planned or built are earmarked for residential use, with east London estate agents bracing themselves for a flurry of off-plan apartments to sell in the coming months and years. Tower Hamlets - which includes Bow, where Winkworth has an office - is the area in London with the most towers under construction (18), with neighbouring Newham registering seven towers well underway. In terms of areas in London with the most towers in planning, Tower Hamlets also came out on top, with 14 schemes awaiting sign off. While there will always be disagreements over the height, style and location of towers, east London estate agents say building up is the best way of using London's precious supply of land. It's a notion shared by the capital's Deputy Mayor, Edward Lister, who said the solution to London's burgeoning population - tipped to top 10 million by 2030 - was to build towers in groups: "Research shows that the vast majority of tall buildings are being built in carefully planned clusters." Lister went on to cite robust planning rules, top quality design and rigorous scrutiny as ways of ensure the addition of more towers maintained and enhanced London's position as a leading world city, with a dynamic and evolving skyline. If you would like more information about property for sale in east London, as well as to register for some of the capital's most stunning tower developments, contact Winkworth today.

The facts couldn't be clearer, say east London estate agents. The desire to live in London is perpetual. More people are moving to the capital city - from within the UK and from overseas. There is no plan, as yet, to move London's border outwards, therefore land is finite. The only way, it appears, is up.

Estate agents will agree that it sometimes feels like there are not enough properties for sale in east London to go round but that could all change in light of recent research by New London Architecture and GL Hearn. Its annual Tall Buildings Survey shows a deluge of new London towers and skyscrapers either under construction or in the planning. The good news' The biggest proportion of towers is planned for east London.

The survey revealed that 80% of the towers being planned or built are earmarked for residential use, with east London estate agents bracing themselves for a flurry of off-plan apartments to sell in the coming months and years. Tower Hamlets - which includes Bow, where Winkworth has an office - is the area in London with the most towers under construction (18), with neighbouring Newham registering seven towers well underway. In terms of areas in London with the most towers in planning, Tower Hamlets also came out on top, with 14 schemes awaiting sign off.

While there will always be disagreements over the height, style and location of towers, east London estate agents say building up is the best way of using London's precious supply of land. It's a notion shared by the capital's Deputy Mayor, Edward Lister, who said the solution to London's burgeoning population - tipped to top 10 million by 2030 - was to build towers in groups: "Research shows that the vast majority of tall buildings are being built in carefully planned clusters." Lister went on to cite robust planning rules, top quality design and rigorous scrutiny as ways of ensure the addition of more towers maintained and enhanced London's position as a leading world city, with a dynamic and evolving skyline.

If you would like more information about property for sale in east London, as well as to register for some of the capital's most stunning tower developments, contact Winkworth today.

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