Just days after revealing that the Pinnacle has finally been scrapped, the City of London's Head of Design Gwyn Richards has told BD that three new skyscrapers are soon to be submitted for planning on nearby sites. Though Richards did not reveal the architects of the three towers, he singled out one of the plans as "a very considered response from an architect I have the utmost respect for," adding "I have worked very closely with him and there’s a mutual respect. It’s a good example of cooperation between architect and planner to come up with a building that hopefully the public will see the value in."
Two of the applications are expected before the end of the year. As the City's head of design, Richards is responsible for ensuring that the planning applications meet the design standards required in the area around the 'Eastern Cluster' of buildings around Bishopsgate, where the new buildings will join critically acclaimed buildings such as Lloyds of London, the Gherkin and the recently opened Cheesegrater.
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