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Old January 7th, 2013, 06:44 AM   #221
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rumour has it they'll have a statue of a giant squid sucking the life out of capitalism.
I thought it was more traditional to have a picture of the chairman hanging in the boardroom!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:12 PM   #222
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i think the chairman may object to a picture of him being hung from the gallows
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Old January 7th, 2013, 05:58 PM   #223
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Curzon street block, Mayfair

Knocking down 50's brick office block for some stately limestone creation.











This massive building will contain just 25 flats. There are some jaw dropping floorplans.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 06:23 PM   #224
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Well it's probably too close to St Paul's for a skyscraper.

Fleet Building with Plumtree Court visible behind:


Fleet Building, Farringdon Street, London by World of Good, on Flickr

Proposed building from the same angle:
Great to see such an ugly building is gonna bite the dust but that amount of sq could be in a tower :-(
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Old January 8th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #225
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Knocking down 50's brick office block for some stately limestone creation.




This massive building will contain just 25 flats. There are some jaw dropping floorplans.
i'm liking their residential work. the renovation of international house (is that the one???) is another example of it - very new york i think. don't know if it's ever been posted but here it is -
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Old January 8th, 2013, 06:43 PM   #226
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i'm liking their residential work. the renovation of international house (is that the one) is another example of it - very new york i think. don't know if it's ever been posted but here it is -
Detail, ooh layered fenestration, a tapered roof! I feel faint!
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Old January 9th, 2013, 01:40 AM   #227
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I think the building on Curzon was actually a residential building, known to our trade purely for the now defunct Mirabelle's Restaurant.
I'm too liking that on Paddington Street/Chiltern Street.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 02:03 AM   #228
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Hot dig-adi dam, London is making it's steady but surly recovery from WWII.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 10:21 AM   #229
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Cant seem to find a thread for this one, but I know its been mentioned before



http://www.hilsonmoran.com/News/Arti...redevelopment/

Current building has now completely gone! was there last time I walked down Cheapside, now totally demolished
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Old January 14th, 2013, 11:52 PM   #230
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Is this already known?

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Green light for £500m London twin tower scheme





Developer CLS has won planning approval for its 50-storey twin tower scheme at Vauxhall Square in London.

The £1.6m sq ft mixed-use scheme for the 3-acre site in the Nine Elms area includes 410 flats in the towers, student rooms, a large hotel and four screen cinema with surrounding shopping and cafes.

Construction work is expected to cost more than £500m and will begin in 2015.

CLS said it would now progress discussions on phasing, design, pre-letting and funding options.

Chief executive officer of CLS, Richard Tice, said: ”We are delighted to have secured this major planning approval in the main Central London regeneration area, which is undergoing rapid transformation and attracting the attention of investors worldwide.

“The project is expected to create over 5,000 construction jobs, 2,000 permanent jobs, and deliver more than £500m of inward investment into the Vauxhall area.”

Included within the proposal is a giant walkway, which would allow pedestrians to cross the Vauxhall gyratory. The public realm area will be as large as the City of London’s Paternoster Square.

  • 520 new homes, consisting of 410 private homes in two 50 storey towers and a further 110 affordable homes
  • 22,732 sq m of offices
  • 3,119 sq m of retail space
  • 278 bedroom hotel and a 123 suite hotel, a 50 bedroom new hostel for the homeless and 359 student rooms
  • 3,777 sq m multi-screen cinema and associated community facilities substantial new public square and public realm improvements

Helen Fisher, Programme Director for Nine Elms on the South Bank, said: “Vauxhall Square is the latest in a series of major planning consents across Nine Elms on the South Bank and comes just weeks after the Chancellor announced a £1bn loan guarantee for the Tube extension to Battersea.

“This is by far the biggest development programme in London and will one of the greatest drivers of new jobs and homes in the UK for many years to come.”
http://www.constructionenquirer.com - 19th december



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Hope that flats will have more living space. Something like +80m².
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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #231
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Well it's probably too close to St Paul's for a skyscraper.

Fleet Building with Plumtree Court visible behind:

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Fleet Building, Farringdon Street, London by World of Good, on Flickr

Proposed building from the same angle:

could this proposal be more banal and crap? for such a bank is this all they can come up with?
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could this proposal be more banal and crap? for such a bank is this all they can come up with?
If you were one of the most despised financial institutions in the world...would you want to draw attention to yourself with a piece of stand out show piece architecture..?
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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:23 PM   #233
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Farringdon Street as a precongestion charge trunk route is still suffering from it's former role. Now devoid of the constant procession of trucks couldn't the street be made a more welcoming thoroughfare by planting some trees down the centre of the road or something? Afterall there is room.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #234
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Wow looks great! Putney people don't like modernity much, as a rule... I'd love to live in Putney though, so what does that tell you about me?

Anyway, I think the design is great and hope construction starts soon.
i do live in putney and I think that design is awful!

Or perhaps I should say that render is awful - hard to judge a design from one render at the best of times, and that render isn't the best of times. (the render's also a bit crap in that it totally doesn't show the building facing onto the high street - had to read the design pdf you linked to make any sense of it!)

That said even if it is as awful as it appears, build it as far as i'm concerned. It's not like it's a beauty spot (I used to work in the red building at the back), the police building is a right brick. And I'd rather have something like that than more totally generic stuff.

would be a bit surprised if it's approved though
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Old January 15th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #235
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unfortunately there aren't any good quality images of it to be found. from what i can see it looks good, and check out the architect too - they only do quality stuff.
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Old January 15th, 2013, 06:33 PM   #236
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Yeah, there isn't even a decent render in the planning documents. However, this gives you an idea of the external look, as they've listed what materials they plan on using in this image:

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Old January 16th, 2013, 03:13 PM   #237
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Lots of new applications now arriving.

Detailed app for the Curtain site just north of Broadgate and the Principal place development. Mainly 9 to 12 storey office buildings and ground floor retail, but with a 40 storey residential tower.











Plans have been filed with Hackney Council for a 150,000 sq ft development in Shoreditch. The project, dubbed Shoreditch Village, would be built on the old car-park opposite the Tea Building, currently beloved of street artists and fashion shoots.

The redevelopment, designed by architects Ellis Miller, would be mixed-use, with offices, a hotel, and a handful of new homes, propped up by ‘edgy, aspirational stores that typify the streets and culture of Shoreditch’. With construction unlikely to start until the end of next year, the nearby retail rival of Boxpark should be coming to the end of its enduring ‘pop-up’ tenure by the time the development is open for business.

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The most exciting possible development is the Denmark street development above the crossrail tunnels. It's not tall (above those tunnels!) 4 buildings of about 4 and 5 storeys. Consisting of a few flats in the refurbished historic buildings a small hotel anout 5 pubs/restaurants all on different floors and some retail space.

The most exciting part is that these all sit above a 800 person venue in the basement. Unfortunately it sounds a bit posh for GAY to move back, as it's described as suitable for award ceremonies, fashion show and live music events. As it's new it won't be the old skanky Astoria and the acts it used to attract. But still it brings back a major entertain space.

Also to whet the appetites of those here there is something described as an "Urban Gallery" consisting of 20,000 sq ft of LED light displays. Though it looks like it is to be contained in a semi open space with one of the buildings that can be screened off for events. From the sounds of it they might have to give warnings to epiletics.


Though there are mountains of planning documents already, it's mostly reams of structural reports about building above tunnels and a million soil samples. For example all the elevation drawings just consist steel sections. Nothing as of yet to show you what it looks like.

I do have a couple of floor plans.







Reading more, it seems this Urban Gallery will be a big space with all the walls and ceilings covered in LED screens which can be hired by brands looking to market something. It is designed to be digitively interactive so consumers can point there smart phones at products on screens and purchase.

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New Student Blocks near St Pancras Hospital, built above a retained Builders Merchants for Travis Perkins.









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Informative posts! The kind I like most.

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