Get us in your inbox


Plans for the tallest skyscraper in the City have just been approved

Isabelle Aron

When we heard the news last year that a skyscraper called '1 Undershaft' could be coming to London, we kind of thought (and hoped) it might be an elaborate joke. But it turns out it wasn't. The phallic-sounding, phallic-looking skyscraper has just been given the green light and will now become the second tallest building in western Europe. The Shard will keep its title as the tallest tower, but 1 Undershaft isn't far behind, at only five metres shorter.

The 73-storey building is being developed by Singaporean company Aroland Holdings, and if it all goes to plan, it'll be finished in the 2020s. The plans include nearly 1.4 million square feet of office space, a free public viewing gallery, and what promises to be London's highest restaurant. 

And if you can't bear to call it '1 Undershaft', it's also been dubbed 'The Trellis', because one stupid name clearly isn't enough.

In other news, one in four UK graduates come to London for work

And the number of buses on Oxford Street could be cut by half

Popular on Time Out

    Latest news

      Read next