£400m Batman-inspired skyscraper at Leadenhall expected to get approval

A skyscraper at 40 Leadenhall Street, nicknamed the “Gotham City”, is set to get approval.

Officially known as the Leadenhall Triangle, the £391m skyscraper is backed by fund managers Henderson Global investors.

Designed by Make architects, the building is said to be inspired by iconic American skyscrapers like the Rockefeller Centre in New York and the Fisher Building in Chicago, which was the backdrop for Gotham City in Tim Burton’s Batman movie. If it get splanning permission, Gotham City will be London’s 13th highest building

City of London’s chief planning officer Peter Rees gave the scheme the green light today, City A.M. has reported.

“The proposal is in substantial compliance with the development plan policies that elate to it and in particular it supports the objective of promoting the City as the leading international financial and business centre,” Rees said in the planning documents filed today.

However, the building plans met with some objections from the Victorian Society, the Council for British Archeology and local residents.

The proposals will be considered in a planning committee next week. If it gets the go ahead, construction work is expected to start at the beginning of 2015.

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