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Old May 31st, 2012, 11:52 AM   #941
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CWG are also bidding to develop the royals business park in the royal docks further east. Designs will be released later this year.
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Old June 1st, 2012, 01:17 PM   #942
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The Billinsgate site could end up going, that's equivalent to two North Quays, especially the section by the McDonalds.
Billinsgate market is due to move soon, however that site is owned by the City of London and not CW. also the site where McDonals is, McD have planning permission to build a 30 storey tower...they paid LBTH something around £3.5M in 106....wonder where that money will get spent...hmmmm let me see now...LBTH pension pot I believe ...not the local area....
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Old June 1st, 2012, 02:00 PM   #943
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Billinsgate market is due to move soon, however that site is owned by the City of London and not CW. also the site where McDonals is, McD have planning permission to build a 30 storey tower...they paid LBTH something around £3.5M in 106....wonder where that money will get spent...hmmmm let me see now...LBTH pension pot I believe ...not the local area....
Where is billingsgate market moving to?
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Old June 1st, 2012, 06:10 PM   #944
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somewhere around the M11 link road...near Leyton where the new covent garden market is based.... the last time I heard ...read said link.... http://www.publications.parliament.u...01/3063006.htm
but since the letter (attached link) nothing has been done, however now that the porters roles is open to market I think its only time before the rest of the market moves closer to more accessible motorways etc...as a lot of the fish comes from Norfolk etc...
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Old September 14th, 2012, 12:59 PM   #945
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"Architect Terry Farrell & Partners have been appointed to develop masterplan for the site, where a full development review is taking place in light of changing market conditions.

It is anticipated that the site will comprise around 3,000 residential units complementing 2.15m sq ft of commercial office space and a further 240,000 sq ft of retail, cultural and community space. "

In May 2009, the current master plan received planning consent for 4.6m sq ft net. This consent, which was renewed in 2012 and represents an area almost one third of the size of the Estate, currently comprises approximately 1.25m sq ft of residential, 3.1m sq ft of offices, 0.2m sq ft of retail and a 0.2m sq ft hotel.

Having secured full control of the scheme the best uses for the site are being reviewed, potentially altering the mix of uses in favour of residential, reducing the size of individual office buildings to appeal to new target sectors and to integrate and connect this new district to the existing Estate.

http://www.digitallook.com/news/rns/...ly_Report_html
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Old September 15th, 2012, 01:23 AM   #946
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makes alot of sense, I'm surprised wood wharf has been so slow, the potential there is enormous.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #947
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"Architect Terry Farrell & Partners have been appointed to develop masterplan for the site, where a full development review is taking place in light of changing market conditions.

It is anticipated that the site will comprise around 3,000 residential units complementing 2.15m sq ft of commercial office space and a further 240,000 sq ft of retail, cultural and community space. "

In May 2009, the current master plan received planning consent for 4.6m sq ft net. This consent, which was renewed in 2012 and represents an area almost one third of the size of the Estate, currently comprises approximately 1.25m sq ft of residential, 3.1m sq ft of offices, 0.2m sq ft of retail and a 0.2m sq ft hotel.

Having secured full control of the scheme the best uses for the site are being reviewed, potentially altering the mix of uses in favour of residential, reducing the size of individual office buildings to appeal to new target sectors and to integrate and connect this new district to the existing Estate.

http://www.digitallook.com/news/rns/...ly_Report_html
Masterplan? I thought the masterplan had already been planned?
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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #948
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that"s what I thought too
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Old September 16th, 2012, 06:47 PM   #949
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Sounds like a big rethink, and probably a smart one financially - focussing on residential blocks rather than offices.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #950
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What we must now be wary of is jagged, jutting balconies that offset any potential sleekness.
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Old September 16th, 2012, 07:52 PM   #951
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Masterplan? I thought the masterplan had already been planned?
Existing masterplan must now be deemed unaffordable in the current economic climate.
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Old September 17th, 2012, 11:54 AM   #952
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Billinsgate market is due to move soon, however that site is owned by the City of London and not CW. also the site where McDonals is, McD have planning permission to build a 30 storey tower...they paid LBTH something around £3.5M in 106....wonder where that money will get spent...hmmmm let me see now...LBTH pension pot I believe ...not the local area....
Is there any thing even planned for the Market site ?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #953
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Canary Wharf banking on bright future with £2bn plan for Shoreditch-style shops

-- Link to London Evening Standard article --



Canary Wharf plans to shake off its image as a windswept financial ghetto by building a £2 billion “urban village” next to its trademark skyscrapers. The owners of the Docklands banking district want to make Canary Wharf - once notorious for its absence of shops and restaurants - into a vibrant East End “creative quarter.”

The first element involves turning the entire 39th floor of the highest skyscraper, One Canada Square, into a “nursery” for growing technology firms to bring “a touch of Shoreditch” into E14. There will also be a four storey shopping centre - due to open in 2015 - above the new Crossrail terminal at Canary Wharf.

But the biggest element of the overhaul is the masterplan for the currently unused 17 acre Wood Wharf site. It is still being drawn up in consultation with local residents by urban planner Sir Terry Farrell ahead of a planning application next Spring. Sir Terry’s new “low rise” vision replaces an earlier plan for more huge towers from rival architect Lord Rogers.

In the new scheme there will be around 3000 homes. John Garwood, Canary Wharf Group’s company secretary, said: ”People now want to live and work in a close community in the same area, they don’t want to commute in any more.” Wood Wharf will be two thirds residential and one third commercial, breathing life into an area dominated by bank offices. It will also make far more use of the surrounding water than the original Canary Wharf.

The first phase of the conversion of Canary Wharf from “City satellite” to “the new Shoreditch” begins in January when “Level 39” opens to technology entrepreneurs. Eric Van Der Kleij, special adviser to property company Canary Wharf Group, says the project will be “Europe’s biggest financial services technology space.”

From launch in the New Year it will provide a whole range of subsidised facilities, from office space and a boardroom to so called “sandboxes” where new software codes can be tested securely. The suspended ceilings from the former KPMG office space are being ripped out to give it are more edgy industrial East End feel. Mr Van Der Kleij said: “We would hope the successful start-ups of Shoreditch would see this as place to grow up. We will start initially with financial services but the next phase will be retail services.”

Around 100,000 people work in Canary Wharf during the week - a figure that is expected to double by 2025 - and between 50,000 and 60,000 visit at the weekend. There were just six shops when the first offices opened in the new Docklands financial district in 1991. Now there are 200 with 68 bars, cafes and restaurants and Europe’s largest health club.

The Canary Wharf Group is planning to develop the Wood Wharf scheme over the next 10 years with the first phase commencing in 2014 and completing in time for Crossrail trains running through Canary Wharf from 2018. Sir George Iacobescu, chairman of Canary Wharf Group, said: ”The development strategy will focus on establishing Wood Wharf as a new creative district for London with a siginificant residential element drawing on the strengths of Canary Wharf’s amenities, employment and transport infrastructure.”

The Key Changes:
  • 39th floor of One Canada Square skyscraper turned into 29,000 sq ft subsidised “incubator” for tech companies
  • Huge transport improvements with Crossrail arriving in 2018
  • New four storey shopping mall above Crossrail with Lord Foster designed park on roof opening 2015.
  • Extension of existing shopping area at Jubilee Place
  • New programme of entertainments - many free - ranging from opera to comedy nights with 180 events a year.
  • New Docklands “village” at Wood Wharf with 3000 homes
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Old October 20th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #954
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Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat...?
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Old October 20th, 2012, 02:46 PM   #955
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Yep that was my first reaction, more low rise dross.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 03:25 PM   #956
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Yep that was my first reaction, more low rise dross.
From the BD article about this last month (http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/farre...042752.article):

"Farrells has been asked to improve integration with surrounding residential areas and design waterside parks and European-style streets. The amount of housing on the site will be increased although overall density will remain the same."

So I don't imagine it will all be lowrise. Not unless they are planning on making it very dense indeed at ground level, with little open space.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #957
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Low rise. FFS what a stupid idea. Why? This is the one area you can properly go for it in terms of height.
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Bit stupid really because Canary Wharf has plenty of restaurants and bars these days.

Will be extremely disappointed if the previous scheme is replaced with a low rise one. What a complete waste of a great opportunity.
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Bit stupid really because Canary Wharf has plenty of restaurants and bars these days.

Will be extremely disappointed if the previous scheme is replaced with a low rise one. What a complete waste of a great opportunity.
There's no demand, or prospect of any demand for 200m towers with huge, open floor-plates, residential is where it's at for CW & WW for the next decade.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 06:49 PM   #960
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If there is no demand for office space in a financial hub like London, when places like NY, toronto, singapore, melbourne, tokyo, HK and others and scattered with high-risers, than thats a shame.
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