The UK capital could soon add timber high-rises to its skyline courtesy of an architectural concept produced by researchers from Cambridge University for submission to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The high-rise proposal developed by Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture in collaboration with PLP Architecture and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork envisages the creation of a 80-storey timber tower within the City of London’s Barbican Centre, which is one of the largest performing arts centres in Europe. The mixed-use tower would rise to a…