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September 7th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners get the go-ahead from Southwark Council to build the London Park Hotel Tower
Urban regeneration developer, First Base, has taken another important step in the transformation of Elephant & Castle after receiving planning consent for a major new 44-storey tower designed by renowned architects, Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners. Proposals for a mixed-use residential scheme on the site of the Old London Park Hotel have been approved by Southwark Council, just a month after a separate First Base development, ‘Printworks’, was given the go ahead. The news also follows the recent selection of First Base, as part of a consortium with Lend Lease and Oakmayne, as development partners for the overall £1.5bn masterplanned regeneration of Elephant & Castle. Designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners (formerly known as the Richard Rogers Partnership), the scheme will deliver 470 new homes for London, ranging from affordable and social rent properties delivered under English Partnerships’ London-Wide Initiative, to high-end apartments, all with stunning views across the capital. The demolition of the existing Old London Park Hotel will make way for a 44-storey iconic architectural structure with a new public square, cafés and a stunning new home for Southwark Playhouse. In the heart of the Elephant the 200-seat auditorium and a dedicated education space will allow the playhouse to continue its commitment to teaching and drama in the local area. The site is currently owned by national regeneration agency English Partnerships. It is being developed by First Base as part of the London-Wide Initiative (LWI), a scheme managed by English Partnerships to deliver new, affordable homes for Key Workers across the capital. The LWI shared equity scheme makes homes more affordable for key workers on lower incomes by reducing home ownership costs as a percentage of monthly outgoings.
Dont smash me to the ground, i was simply forgot my title in my enthusiasm.
Sorry totaly forgot it... :lol:
September 7th, 2007, 05:22 PM
It isn't 150m though... And how can you spell London wrong in the title and then go on to spell it correctly in the name of the project lol!
September 7th, 2007, 05:24 PM
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September 7th, 2007, 11:08 PM
Stop calling it "Londen"... FFS.
September 8th, 2007, 12:29 AM
This will be very close to this:
September 8th, 2007, 12:32 AM
Great project...bad thread opener. (No offence)
We need more UK forumers who've been here a while to start these sort of topics on the world forums.
September 8th, 2007, 02:07 AM
not bad at all
September 8th, 2007, 10:52 AM
I now, i have a bad title (in the list) but my thread itself is OK now. Al least some people that are positive. Next time i will do it correctly ok. But it is a nice building...
September 8th, 2007, 06:09 PM
September 9th, 2007, 04:05 PM
September 9th, 2007, 05:39 PM
Nice tower, the area around it looks fairly residential, where abouts is this going to be?
September 10th, 2007, 08:53 PM
Elephant and Castle, South London...that area is residential.
September 10th, 2007, 10:11 PM
Nice tower, any day-time renderings?
September 11th, 2007, 06:15 PM
Again a very nice tower for London, great:)
September 12th, 2007, 01:10 AM
omg i love it!
September 12th, 2007, 02:56 AM
Nice tower, any day-time renderings?
:okay: (taken by forumer 'Bileduct' on his camera phone)
September 12th, 2007, 03:32 AM
Nice, but nothing special, seeing what is being projected lately. I prefer that other render with the turbines at the top. Looks evil!!
September 12th, 2007, 12:49 PM
^^ The building you mentioned with turbines on the top resembling an electric shaver is an entirely different project that has gained approval with demolition underway. This tower is within close vicinity of the other which used to be known as the Multiplex tower but these are different projects.
September 12th, 2007, 02:06 PM
Cool then!!! EVIL BUILDING on the move!!!
September 14th, 2007, 04:14 AM
September 14th, 2007, 03:00 PM
I think it is the nicest residential UC in London area
September 14th, 2007, 06:40 PM
Partner picked for £1.5billion Elephant revival
24 July 2007
A New Town Centre for Central London
Southwark Council will completely transform the Elephant and Castle into a thriving town centre of quality housing, shopping, parks and gardens with an ambitious £1.5billion regeneration scheme which moved a decisive step closer today (July 24).
Southwark Council’s executive has selected a consortium of Lend Lease, First Base and Oakmayne as its development partner, marking a major milestone in a four year planning process. This signals the beginning of the most important stage of a 10 year programme to turn the council’s bold vision of a new quarter of central London into a reality.
It is the capital’s largest ever development by a single borough, covering 170 acres, and is aimed primarily at creating a desirable new neighbourhood for current residents who are passionate about their community and want to see it flourish. The commercial partner's selection is based on its ability to bring finance, resources, experience and capacity to deliver one of the most innovative and significant projects in Europe.
Elephant and Castle already has more than £400million of regeneration underway in anticipation of today’s decision. Funding for the redevelopment of St Mary’s Churchyard and major roadworks has this week been confirmed by the London Development Agency, and that work is already taking shape alongside the hotel, cinema, homes and shops at Oakmayne Plaza, as well as the £100million Multiplex tower with room for more than 400 homes.
Both affordable housing and quality retail space are top priorities for Southwark Council, replacing the brutal Sixties architecture of the outmoded Heygate Estate and the unappealing shopping centre.
The council aims not only to create a new built environment, but to improve the lives of residents through access to better housing, transport, health, education, training and employment. All improvements will be borne out of the unique culture and diversity already existing at the Elephant and Castle and are aimed to complement the strong-rooted community of the area.
Plans include more than 6,000 new homes, leisure facilities, two major new public parks, a cinema, civic square and a new pool. In a safer, cleaner environment, pedestrians and cyclists will take priority over traffic as the subways and the southern roundabout are removed.
Traders who have made their living for decades in the area will be the first to benefit from the revitalised business opportunities. The whole shopping experience will be transformed into a new town centre, avoiding the idea of a characterless enclosed mall, and instead building retail space around the needs of traders already in the neighbourhood.
There will be high street shopping, supermarkets and a mix of retailers, more independent traders on a pedestrianised main boulevard, and smaller stalls and shops in a market square. With improved public transport and the addition of the planned Cross River Tram, the Elephant and Castle will again become a prestigious and attractive destination in central London.
Throughout the conceptual stages, Southwark Council has taken and held the lead role, in order to ensure that regeneration proposals would meet the long-term needs of residents, and after extensive consultation, the plans enjoy overwhelming support from local people.
The scheme will be carbon neutral, despite almost tripling the number of homes and businesses in the area, and with a focus on renewable energies including wind and solar power, it will set a new benchmark for green development of the highest eco-standards.
The council’s framework for development has been recognised as setting a new standard for public/private planning. In 2002 the Royal Institute of British Architects and the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment both chose Southwark as their Local Authority of the Year. In 2004, the Greater London Authority named Southwark the Best Local Authority in its Planning Awards. And in 2006, the council won a prestigious masterplanning award at the international Building Exchange symposium in Madrid.
Councillor Nick Stanton, leader of Southwark Council, said: “We are proud to be bringing this comprehensive regeneration scheme to fruition. The Elephant will regain its potential and again become a jewel in London’s crown. Within a few years it will have become a new quarter of one of the most dynamic capital cities in the world.
“But we are not doing this for an unknown community, ready to be drafted in from elsewhere. The people who deserve the new Elephant are already here. They have shown their confidence in the area by living and trading here, and it is their ambitions and hopes that this council wants to fulfill.”
Lend Lease Europe Chairman Nigel Hugill said: “We, and our partners, are obviously delighted. Certainly, it has been a long road, but the pace of change already taking place on the ground tells you everything about what can now be achieved. Big mistakes were made only thirty years ago, but the preparedness of Southwark and the Mayor to face up to the enormous resulting challenges with a commitment to quality and to the community is another clear sign of London’s renewed confidence. The reconstruction of Elephant and Castle can become another example of London showing the rest of the world how things can now be done.”
ARTICELS DEVELOPMENT: http://www.elephantandcastle.org.uk/
October 26th, 2008, 05:08 AM
i like this building...hope it gets built
February 28th, 2011, 06:30 PM
Seems like this project is back on the drawing board - ~10 planning applications in Feb to initiate prior & conditional works.
SITE OF THE FORMER LONDON PARK HOTEL, 80 NEWINGTON BUTTS, LONDON, SE1 4QU
Proposal: Details of condition 25 foundation design as required by planning application 07AP0760 dated 01/04/2008 for (Erection of buildings comprising 1 building of up to 44 storeys (145.5 metres AOD) and a terrace of up to 7 storeys in height to provide 470 residential flats (Class C3), theatre (Class D2) and cafe (Class A3) uses and a pavilion building for retail/marketing suite purposes (Class A1/ Sui Generis) with associated public open space, landscaping, underground car parking for 30 cars and servicing space.)
March 1st, 2011, 07:08 PM
It's definitely not back to the drawing board, in fact what you just posted is good news for the tower, looks like it's more likely to go ahead now. :D
July 25th, 2012, 10:27 PM
wow that hotel is huge. Wonder what it feels like at the top.
October 14th, 2012, 01:23 PM
Is this tower going to happen or what?
October 15th, 2012, 03:46 AM
This is absolute crap. It's a lame box.
October 16th, 2012, 12:03 AM
It's not crap because it's a lame box, it's crap because it's an OVERDONE box. Boxes need to be simple to be elegant, and not have a mish-mash of styles like this one.
October 16th, 2012, 01:44 PM
Agree, and I don't see any added value in those 'flaps' on the top.