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Old May 21st, 2012, 10:33 PM   #4121
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Wait..how many projects are there u/c in Croydon now?
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:42 AM   #4124
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Wait..how many projects are there u/c in Croydon now?
i don't know the exact number of total construction projects happening across croydon at the moment but what i can tell you is that there are plenty of u/c buildings and highrises in croydon. some of the finest projects are wellesley square (44 storey tower), ruskin Square (by an architect norman foster), cherry orchard road, new south quarter and a new £1bn westfield shopping centre etc.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 03:57 AM   #4125
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Croydon shopping centre wins cinema plan approval
2:01pm Friday 18th May 2012

A major town centre shopping centre is set for a £50m transformation after plans were given the go ahead by Croydon Council.

Developers Hammerson are set to demolish a section of Centrale, currently housing fashion store TK Maxx, and replace it with an 11-screen cinema, as well as installing a eight-restaurant food court and two new retail outlets added to the atrium.

At a strategic planning committee on Thursday May 17, the shopping centre giants, who purchased Centrale for £100m last year, said the scheme was aimed at creating a "family-friendly leisure quarter".

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 04:01 AM   #4126
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800 homes plan for London Shell Centre complex
Mon 21st May

Joint venture developers behind plans to redevelop the famous Shell Centre Complex next to the Thames in London have unveiled plans to build 800 homes.

Braeburn Estates, a joint venture between Canary Wharf Group and Qatari Diar, will retain the landmark 27-storey Shell Centre tower but demolish all other buildings on the site.

This will clear the way for an assortment of buildings ranging from 6 to 37 storeys in height, including new offices for Shell.

The masterplan drawn up by architects Squire & Partners includes two office blocks, three residential blocks, two ‘slender’ towers and a new public square.

Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, Patel Taylor and Grid Architects are now working on detailed designs of the individual buildings.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...entre-complex/
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McArdle prepares £1bn Berkeley site for next phase
Mon 21st May

Site preparation work is currently underway for the next phase of Berkeley’s £1bn mixed-use development in Aldgate next to the City of London.

Civil engineering specialist McArdle is on site preparing the site for work to start on another tower at The Goodmans Field site.

The McArdle team is breaking up the old foundations of the former RBS cheque processing site which formerly occupied the site.

Berkeley will build four residential towers of up to 23-storeys on the site alongside a 251-room hotel, nearly 9,000 square metres of leisure and commercial space and a 17,778 square metre basement car park.

The site has sparked intense competition for work from the industry’s largest concrete frame companies.

Mitchellson started on site late last year on a £3.6m job to build the substructure podium for two of the towers.

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very nice news from london
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Work begins on Guy’s Hospital tower makeover

The tower, which dates from 1974, is the tallest hospital building in the world.

Last summer Southwark councillors approved plans drawn up by architects Peynore and Prasad to replace the building's windows and install new energy-efficient cladding to the communications tower.

Preparatory work began during Easter week when Great Maze Pond was shut to motor vehicles to allow contractors to set up their works compound. The street will be shut to cars – but remain open to pedestrians – for the next 18 months.

Now Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Trust has signed the final contracts to enable the tower makeover to begin in earnest.

As part of the scheme the Guy's and St Thomas' Charity has appointed artist Carsten Nicolai to produce a sculpture that will sit at the top of the landmark tower.

Made of lightweight steel and using a series of LED spotlights, the proposed sculpture will be illuminated at night.

"Following a period of careful planning, we're extremely excited to have signed the contracts with Balfour Beatty," says Steve McGuire, director of Essentia (the trust's rebranded facilities and estates department).

"We are confident that Balfour Beatty together with Arup, the project managers, will deliver the project to a high standard.

"We aim to transform the tower's external appearance, to deliver a sustainable landmark design that benefits the trust as a whole, and with an impact reaching beyond the hospital site into the London Bridge Quarter and beyond."

Meanwhile the trust is hoping to attract a supermarket chain to open a convenience store such as a Tesco Metro or Sainsbury's Local at the foot of the tower. Hospital bosses have applied for planning permission to turn the New Salomons Centre in Great Maze Pond into a food shop.


http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/5968

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East London secondary school completes redevelopment
22-May-2012



The project, commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council, has been designed by architects Astudio and developed by Bouygues UK. It includes both new build and revamp work.

The new school in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets has a capacity to house 1,495 pupils between age groups 14 to 19. Scope of work involved construction of three new buildings on the school's 3.5 acre-area to stitch together the renovated main building. Among the various features of the new facility include a strong entryway, new and remodelled classrooms, a new Performing Arts Centre, and an advanced Virtual Learning Centre.

There has been creation of a new double height entrance space for the Virtual Learning Centre on Stepney Way as part of the project. The block to the west has undergone an extension with a building for the Performing Arts Centre. The building covers two floors comprising performance space and music rooms. The current five-storey stairwell of the main existing building has received a five-level extension, featuring matching height and width of this primary block.

The new school also sports strategic external areas, and hard-surfacing of all available external spaces to make room for play space alongside tree-planting and landscaping. The new buildings have been adorned in ceramic tiles as a stark contrast with the brick- and concrete-built current buildings of the 1960s and 1970s.

The school redevelopment forms part of Wave 5 of the Tower Hamlets Building Schools for the Future programme. It has already secured a BREEAM Very Good rating.

http://www.worldinteriordesignnetwor...opment_120522/
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London Reads: Christopher Fowler, Tom Jones and Craig Taylor talk London
May 22, 2012



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Flax Mill restoration would be no problem with London postcode
Monday 21st May


An artist’s impression of how the main mill area, built 1797, would look

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New York Tops London With A Million Dollar Parking Space
May 22, 2012

In London, specifically the trendy and uber-expensive Knightsbridge neighborhood, $849,000 buys you a 350 square foot parking garage, complete with its own overhead door and separate entrance.

In Manhattan, a new ultra-luxury condo building in Greenwich Village is asking a mind-warping $1 million for a single parking space in a communal garage. To even qualify for purchase, first you have to buy one of the building’s largest condo units, which are priced from “just under” $39 million according to MSNBC’s The Bottom Line.

Outside of Manhattan, $39 million (or $40 million, with parking) is enough to buy you a sizable small town, with ample parking for thousands of your closest friends. Even by Manhattan standards, $40 million for a condo and a parking space is a bit... pricey.

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Prudential seeks new building for London HQ

Prudential is on the hunt for a new headquarters building in central London in a sign of the company's commitment to the UK, despite its recent threat to move its domicile to the Far East.

As part of a wave of insurance firms looking to upgrade to new offices in the Square Mile, Britain's biggest insurer is understood to have hired Savills to find a 60,000 sq ft headquarters office and is examining the Shard, Heron Tower and the Walbrook Building.

Prudential's current corporate head office is close to Cannon Street station on Laurence Pountney Hill.

Other insurance companies looking for office space include RSA, Amlin and JLT Group. According to property agent CBRE, there are 13 insurance firms actively looking for about 1m sq ft in Central London.

US insurer Markel is poised to becoming the first tenant to sign up to the Walkie Talkie, which is due to be built by 2014. It is understood that Markel is offering to lease 65,000 sq ft at the Walkie Talkie on floors 25 and 26. It will pay around £65 per sq ft.

Amlin, which is looking for 100,000 sq ft and is being advised by Savills, is also thought to be examining the Walkie Talkie, as is Kiln Group, Ascot, Liberty and RSA.

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New lights for Elephant & Castle’s Faraday Island
Tuesday 22 May 2012



Anyone who has passed the Elephant & Castle roundabout at night in recent weeks will have noticed a colourful glow coming from Michael Faraday Memorial at the centre of the roundabout.

Southwark Council has installed multicoloured feature lighting around the Faraday memorial, replacing the system designed by winners of a competition held by the BBC's Blue Peter programme in the mid-1990s.

"I am very pleased to see the new lighting system for the Michael Faraday Memorial reach completion," says Cllr Veronica Ward, Southwark's cabinet member for culture, leisure, sport and the Olympics.

"The iconic building is a great hallmark of our borough and we are committed to maintaining its upkeep.

"Michael Faraday's work may not resonate with all residents so this is a great opportunity to celebrate his enormous achievements."

"It is a great time of redevelopment in Elephant and Castle and each strand of the regeneration scheme is geared towards making the area a more pleasant place for local residents to live with the creation of more local jobs and training opportunities and new cultural and leisure facilities."

The grade II listed Michael Faraday Memorial was designed by Rodney Gordon in 1960-61 to commemorate the Newington-born scientist's significant contributions to the study of electromagnetism and electrochemistry.

New digital advertising screens installed on the roundabout have been positioned to open up views of the memorial that were previously blocked by the previous static billboards; ad firm Primesight now markets the roundabout under the 'Southern Gateway' brand.

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Poplar's Chrisp Street to get £100m regeneration
21st May, 2012

Some £100 million is to be spent regenerating the Chrisp Street area of Poplar in Tower Hamlets.

Poplar Housing and Regeneration Community Association (HARCA) has chosen United House and Allied London as the preferred developer in a joint project. Chrisp Street Market, which is a purpose-built market square and was created for the Festival of Britain in 1951, will be central to the plan to make over the space.

A new food and shopping destination is to be created and so flats to rent in Poplar may become much sought after once the work has been completed.

Jeffrey Adams, group chief executive of United House, noted it means East London can look forward to creating a new "community focus" for residents. "United House has an outstanding track record of working with local communities to deliver award-winning regeneration programmes and we look forward to creating a new sense of place in Poplar," he added.

Michael Ingall, chief executive at Allied London, observed a "new urban village" will be created by the project. He went on to note the regeneration scheme will play an important part in breathing new life into the East End.

Chief executive of Poplar HARCA Steve Stride admitted he is glad to see the new version of Chrisp Street coming closer. "We are all very excited at the potential of this project and for the benefits that it will bring to our residents and shopkeepers," he remarked.

Such is the extent of the work to be carried out that it is not expected to be finished until 2017. New space is planned for a variety of reasons, including leisure, health and fitness, cultural, commercial and retail. As well as this, a new community area will be constructed around the Market Square.

http://www.net-lettings.co.uk/london...eneration-2699
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The Top 100 Regeneration Projects 2012
Friday, 18 May 2012

The Top 100 Regeneration Projects 2012, published in partnership with Planning's sister title Regeneration & Renewal, reveals that private investment in 46 of the projects that have consistently responded to the surveys over the past four years rose by a fifth from £6.02 billion to £7.24 billion between the beginning of 2011 and January this year.

Over the past four years, private sector investment has increased by 33 per cent, despite suffering a five per cent decline between the 2009 and 2010 reports.

In comparison, investment that the public sector has committed to the 46 projects grew from £4.03 billion in 2011 to £4.52 billion in 2012, an increase of 12 per cent.

The report also shows that, while the lion's share of public and private sector funding committed to the 46 projects is directed to London and the South East, the gap has closed slightly over the past four years, with 46 per cent of investment located in the wider South East this year compared with 53 per cent in the 2009 report.

One reason for this is the drop in public funds committed to London projects from £1.6 billion in 2009 to £851 billion in 2012.

http://www.regen.net/Community_Renew...projects-2012/
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Leadbitter to deliver £196m London estate regeneration

Bouygues-owned contractor Leadbitter has clinched the job to regenerate the Havelock Estate in Southall, London.

The firm is working with Catalyst Housing, which Ealing Council has chosen as it partner housing association to deliver the £196m redevelopment of the troubled 1950s estate.

Construction of nearly 1,000 homes will get underway early next year.

Ealing Council’s cabinet unanimously approved the decision to select Catalyst.

Lead member for housing, Hitesh Tailor said: “I’m delighted with this decision, which is excellent news for Havelock residents and the Southall community. ”

Rod Cahill, chief executive of Catalyst Housing said: “Catalyst has a long standing commitment to the Southall area stretching back over forty years, which has given us an immense knowledge and understanding of the local area.

“Our proposals will be great for the people that live in the neighbourhood and will make a positive impact on the wider Southall area.”

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