The biggest vegetable ever coming to London as Cucumber plans approved

A flurry of vegetable-themed skyscrapers will soon be dominating London’s landscape as one of the most well-known projects, the Cucumber, has been granted planning permission.

Westminster City Council have approved the designs for the Cucumber Tower, which will be the tallest tower in Westminster when it is completed.

Westminster City Council’s Alistair Moss said in a statement that the council, “have given our approval of these detailed plans including the height and design of the buildings, which has the potential to transform this part of Westminster.”

The plans, which are a joint venture with the Reuben Brothers and the Jarvis family, for the site, which is officially known as 1 Merchant Square, but has been nicknamed “the Cucumber”, due to its resemblance with the vegetable.

The project is likely to create hundreds of new construction jobs in the capital as the plans include building an additional three towers. Planning permission was granted for a 17-storey office building, a 21-storey block of flats and a 15-storey building for residential purposes.

The Cucumber is the latest in a series of a vegetable-themed towers coming to London, and follows in the footsteps of The Gherkin, the “Can of Ham” building, and object-themed towers like the Shard and the Razor.

We covered the Cucumber building when the plans were announced last year, with our Salad days ahead for construction as Cucumber joins the Gherkin, which I wrote in November.

What do you think about the plans? Is the Cucumber a good addition to London’s skyline? Let us know on the Train4TradeSkills Facebook and Twitter pages.


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Posted on February 17, 2011, in electrician, electrician courses, electrician jobs, plumbing, plumbing courses, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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