Last edited 27 Nov 2018

Tallest buildings in the UK

[edit] Introduction

This list of the UK’s tallest buildings includes only those with continuously occupiable floors, as opposed to non-building structures such as communications towers. Roof or spire height is taken into consideration in this ranking, but not antenna height.

(This classification excludes Emley Moor transmitting station which, at a height of 330.4 m (1,084 ft), is the tallest freestanding structure in the UK.)

(Correct as of 23 November 2018.)

[edit] Top 20

1. The Shard, London. (2012), 309.6 m (1,016 ft).

Has held the title of the UK’s tallest building since 2012.

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2. One Canada Square, London. (1991), 235 m (770 ft).

UK’s tallest building 1990 – 2012.

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3. Heron Tower, London. (2010), 230 m (755 ft).

4. Leadenhall Building, London. (2014), 225 m (737 ft).

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5. Deansgate Square – South Tower, Manchester. (Under construction) expected to be 201 m (659 ft).

6. 8 Canada Square, London. (2002), 200 m (656 ft), and 25 Canada Square, London (2001), 200 m (656 ft).

7. NatWest Tower, London. (1980), 183 m (600 ft).

UK’s tallest building 1980 – 1990.

8. St. George Wharf Tower, London. (2014), 181 m (594 ft).

9. 30 St. Mary Axe – ‘The Gherkin’, London. (2003), 180 m (591 ft).

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10. BT Tower, London. (1964), 177 m (581 ft).

UK’s tallest building 1964 – 1980.

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11. Beetham Tower, Manchester. (2006), 169 m (554 ft).

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12. Broadgate Tower, London. (2008), 161 m (528 ft).

13. 20 Fenchurch Street – ‘The Walkie-Talkie’, London. (2014), 160 m (525 ft).

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14. One Churchill Place, London. (2004), 156 m (512 ft).

15. 25 Bank Street, London. (2003), 153 m (502 ft), and 40 Bank Street, London. (2003), 153 m (502 ft).

16. 10 Upper Bank Street, London. (2003), 151 m (495 ft), and South Bank Tower, London. (2015), 151 m (495 ft).

17. Arena Tower, London. (2016), 150 m (490 ft).

18. Highpoint, London. (2018), 149 m (487 ft).

19. Strata SE1, London. (2010), 148 m (486 ft).

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20. Pan Peninsula East Tower, London. (2008), 147 m (484 ft)

Before the completion of the BT Tower in 1964, the tallest buildings in the UK had been:

  • Millbank Tower, London. (1963 – 1964), 118 m (387 ft).
  • CIS Tower, Manchester. (1962 – 1964), 118m (387 ft).
  • Shell Centre, London. (1961 – 1962), 107 m (351 ft).
  • Royal Liver Building, Liverpool. (1911 – 1961), 50.9 m (167 ft).

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