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Old March 20th, 2010, 01:20 PM   #1701
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Old March 20th, 2010, 11:04 PM   #1702
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Possibly return of the Leadenhall building.

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Old March 21st, 2010, 06:00 PM   #1703
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Cannon Street Station is progressing quite well.

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Old March 23rd, 2010, 08:56 PM   #1704
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Boris approves Columbus Tower

London mayor approves plan for Tower Hamlets scheme on condition of £4m contribution to Crossrail


In August, the Columbus Tower was refused planning by Tower Hamlets council, but later that month, the mayor exercised his new planning powers and took over the planning application.

The case was presented today at a public hearing at City Hall, by Johnson's own planning officers. Both supporters and opponents made their case, but the mayor decided to grant permission.

It is hoped the Columbus Tower will pave the way for a major development in east London. The construction of the 63-storey building will include thousands of square feet of new office and retail space, as well as 192 hotel rooms and over 74 apartments.

The development, which will add to the regeneration of the Isle of Dogs, has conditions attached to its planning application.

This includes the developer contributing £4m towards Crossrail and over £1m towards affordable housing in the area. Over £2m will also be invested by the developer into the local community.

Johnson said: "I have now had the chance to consider the Columbus Tower application in great detail and, more importantly, had the opportunity to listen carefully, and in person, to the arguments for and against this proposal. I am satisfied that all the major concerns have been addressed and I believe the application will not only strengthen the success story of the Isle of Dogs, but will be hugely beneficial to the whole of London.

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3160103&c=0
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Old March 24th, 2010, 12:16 AM   #1705
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Old March 24th, 2010, 12:29 AM   #1706
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Boris approves Columbus Tower

London mayor approves plan for Tower Hamlets scheme on condition of £4m contribution to Crossrail


In August, the Columbus Tower was refused planning by Tower Hamlets council, but later that month, the mayor exercised his new planning powers and took over the planning application.

The case was presented today at a public hearing at City Hall, by Johnson's own planning officers. Both supporters and opponents made their case, but the mayor decided to grant permission.

It is hoped the Columbus Tower will pave the way for a major development in east London. The construction of the 63-storey building will include thousands of square feet of new office and retail space, as well as 192 hotel rooms and over 74 apartments.

The development, which will add to the regeneration of the Isle of Dogs, has conditions attached to its planning application.

This includes the developer contributing £4m towards Crossrail and over £1m towards affordable housing in the area. Over £2m will also be invested by the developer into the local community.

Johnson said: "I have now had the chance to consider the Columbus Tower application in great detail and, more importantly, had the opportunity to listen carefully, and in person, to the arguments for and against this proposal. I am satisfied that all the major concerns have been addressed and I believe the application will not only strengthen the success story of the Isle of Dogs, but will be hugely beneficial to the whole of London.

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3160103&c=0

Whoa, that's just lightened up my day, my favourite proposed scraper in London could be back on track along with the Leadenhall building and Vauxhall Tower. Too bad the Minerva building never got built, and the same might apply to the Blackfriars tower.

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Old March 24th, 2010, 12:15 PM   #1707
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Old March 24th, 2010, 02:08 PM   #1708
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Apparently the 181m St George's Wharf Tower is starting prep work:



The building is residential, and takes the form of a big cog when seen from above.
This is absolutely stunning
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Old March 24th, 2010, 05:13 PM   #1709
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Heron International has finally filed the long expected application for a second tall building to stand alongside their under construction Heron Tower in the place of Heron Plaza.

Designed by PLP Architects, a firm set up in the wake of a large scale defection from Kohn Pederson Fox's London office, the building will rise to 135 metres in height with 44 floors above ground.

It's intended partly as a hotel for the luxury Four Seasons brand with 190 rooms filling floors four to nineteen along with a conference centre and ballroom plus various facilities those of us who use such hotels take for granted like an all-day restaurant and spa.



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Old March 24th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #1710
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Boris approves Columbus Tower

London mayor approves plan for Tower Hamlets scheme on condition of £4m contribution to Crossrail


In August, the Columbus Tower was refused planning by Tower Hamlets council, but later that month, the mayor exercised his new planning powers and took over the planning application.

The case was presented today at a public hearing at City Hall, by Johnson's own planning officers. Both supporters and opponents made their case, but the mayor decided to grant permission.

It is hoped the Columbus Tower will pave the way for a major development in east London. The construction of the 63-storey building will include thousands of square feet of new office and retail space, as well as 192 hotel rooms and over 74 apartments.

The development, which will add to the regeneration of the Isle of Dogs, has conditions attached to its planning application.

This includes the developer contributing £4m towards Crossrail and over £1m towards affordable housing in the area. Over £2m will also be invested by the developer into the local community.

Johnson said: "I have now had the chance to consider the Columbus Tower application in great detail and, more importantly, had the opportunity to listen carefully, and in person, to the arguments for and against this proposal. I am satisfied that all the major concerns have been addressed and I believe the application will not only strengthen the success story of the Isle of Dogs, but will be hugely beneficial to the whole of London.

http://www.building.co.uk/story.asp?...de=3160103&c=0
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Old March 24th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #1711
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Old March 24th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #1712
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Heron International has finally filed the long expected application for a second tall building to stand alongside their under construction Heron Tower in the place of Heron Plaza.

Designed by PLP Architects, a firm set up in the wake of a large scale defection from Kohn Pederson Fox's London office, the building will rise to 135 metres in height with 44 floors above ground.
It's intended partly as a hotel for the luxury Four Seasons brand with 190 rooms filling floors four to nineteen along with a conference centre and ballroom plus various facilities those of us who use such hotels take for granted like an all-day restaurant and spa.
I thought it was going to be 13 meters taller. Did they cut the height of this project?
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Old March 25th, 2010, 02:14 PM   #1713
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Southwark Council has resolved to grant planning permission for Renzo Piano’s redrawn proposals for the so-called Baby Shard

The curved 18-storey building, adjacent to his emerging Shard of Glass tower and London Bridge Station, was first granted planning permission in 2007.

But the ongoing work to upgrade Thameslink rail services at the station has forced the architect to rethink.

“The viaduct is being widened at London Bridge, and they wanted to make sure they had plenty of clearance,” explained a spokesman for developer Sellar Property Group.

“They also wanted to make sure there was plenty of space for public realm.”

The mixed use scheme involves demolishing the 22-storey sixties-built New London Bridge House.

The new building will have more than 40,000sq m of office space, shops and cafés, a new entrance to London Bridge tube station at Joiner Street and a public piazza.

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s report on the scheme said that removing the sloping roof of the building and giving it a more facetted and less bulky appearance would better complement the Shard, which is expected to be the highest tower in Europe when completed.

The overall height of Baby Shard has been reduced from 88m to 74m.

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Old March 25th, 2010, 04:32 PM   #1714
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Great render!

After all, it's going to be the tallest in Canary Wharf
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Old March 26th, 2010, 07:49 PM   #1715
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Construction work reaches new milestone on south London development

25/03/2010

Construction work is set to begin on the second stage of a major redevelopment in South East London after Greenwich Council granted its approval.

The council has given the go-ahead to construction jobs to build 710 new homes on the Ferrier Estate in Kidbrooke, following the topping off last week of the first stage of this development, during which 449 homes were erected.

This is part of Berkley Homes' £1 billion Kidbrooke regeneration project, which entails construction work on 4,000 new homes in total, 300,000 square feet of commercial space and new communal amenities, including a school and sports and leisure facilities.

Peter Brookes, deputy leader of Greenwich Council, commented: "The council's vision for Kidbrooke, shared by local residents, is to create new homes fit for the 21st century.

"Phase Two of the Kidbrooke regeneration project will enable us to take a huge step towards that vision, providing a valuable mix of housing suitable for the local community."

The council was also awarded £4.2 million of government funding last autumn to build 47 homes across Greenwich and then a further £1.78 million in January to build 16 more homes in the borough, with these projects helping to fuel construction recruitment in the area.

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Old March 29th, 2010, 08:46 PM   #1716
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City office rents rocket as recovery gathers pace

Office rents in the City soared by nearly 12% at the end of last year as the recovery in the London commercial property market gathered pace.

Property agent NB Real Estate today said average rents in the Square Mile rose from £42.50 per square foot to £47.50 in the fourth quarter of 2009.

The 11.8% quarterly rise was the biggest since records began in 1988 and followed two-and-a-half years of decline.

James Gillet, director of City offices at NB Real Estate, said: “This is a phenomenal recovery in rents in such a short space of time.

"When you consider just how far rents had fallen and how cheap some office space in the City of London had become we shouldn't be surprised to see such a violent recovery in rents.

“Landlords and the financial institutions across the City and Docklands are far more optimistic than they have been in years.”
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Old March 31st, 2010, 07:55 PM   #1717
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ArcelorMittal Orbit by Anish Kapoor

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31/03/10

Artist Anish Kapoor has won a commission to design a 115m high public artwork at Olympic Park in London, to be built as part of London’s Olympic Games in 2012.





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Old March 31st, 2010, 07:59 PM   #1718
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Artist Anish Kapoor has won a commission to design a 115m high public artwork at Olympic Park in London, to be built as part of London’s Olympic Games in 2012.


It's too futuristic for my taste.
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Normally, the most daring projects are not very popular in the beginning.

I shall wait to see any developments on this.
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