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Old May 19th, 2011, 12:06 AM   #41
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Well this is something new and interesting
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Old May 19th, 2011, 02:19 AM   #42
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Half a mile from the Olympic stadium!
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:03 AM   #43
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Canary Wharf owners eye Royal Docks

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The chief executive of Canary Wharf, the UK's most famous enterprise zone, has welcomed the creation of new zones by the Coalition as a "fantastic idea".

George Iacobescu said Government support had been "absolutely critical" to the success of the East London business estate and said Canary Wharf Group will "look" at becoming involved in London's new enterprise zone at the Royal Docks, which is just two miles away.

The continued success of Canary Wharf was highlighted on Friday in the group's annual results which showed the value of its properties increased 4.1pc to £4.91bn in 2010.

The portfolio is 97pc let and Mr Iacobescu is exploring opportunities for new office and retail developments in Central London and the estate itself, including an expansion of the retail into car parks and over the water. Songbird, the majority owner of Canary Wharf, posted pre-tax profits of £464m, up 39pc on 2009.
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Old May 25th, 2011, 01:16 PM   #44
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New Hotel to be built on the Royal's Business Park - Royal Docks hotel 'will regenerate' new business park

Plans for another hotel in the Royal Docks have been approved by Newham Council which says it will aid the regeneration of the area.

Councillors met last Tuesday evening and passed the proposal for the Travelodge development on Victoria Dock Road despite concerns from a resident the increase in traffic could be a danger to children.

The five-storey structure proposed by Citygrove Securities will contain 131 bedrooms and will be positioned between the council offices at Building 1000 and the Excel centre.

It forms part of what the London Development Authority says will be a 'high street' for the Royal Business Park.

LDA head of development Stephen Kennard said: "Our vision for the Royal Docks includes making its waterfront into a hub of activity once more - a thriving destination for Londoners and visitors alike.

"This new hotel, close to Excel and its International Conference Centre, will help bring more people and more jobs to the area."

The council report said it will create additional employment opportunities and "aid in the regeneration" of the Royal Docks.

The consultation raised just one objection which said the proposal would result in an increase in traffic making the area unsafe for children.

This danger was ruled out by the council which said: "It is considered that the development will increase activity in the area and in turn natural surveillance will be improved."

Developers will give payment under Section 106 terms of £40,000 to the Royal Docks Accessibility Works to pay for public transport improvements. It will also contribute £23,000 for skills training.

The hotel will be near the Premier Inn and Ramada hotels. Developers plan to have it built and open in time for the 2012 Olympics.

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Old May 25th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #45
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Well at least it has nice bricks
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Old May 25th, 2011, 11:24 PM   #46
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Well at least it has nice bricks
Yea i like brick buildings. Its good to see a big building designed with bricks. Dont often see it as much these days.
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Old May 26th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #47
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Could this be best looking Travelodge in the country?
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Old May 27th, 2011, 12:05 AM   #48
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Could this be best looking Travelodge in the country?
probably
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Old May 29th, 2011, 06:19 PM   #49
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Ballymore submits Minoco Wharf plans

http://ballymoregroup.com/developments/minoco

Architects: Glenn Howells (Masterplan), Glenn Howells and Fielden Clegg Bradley (Phase 1)

Ballymore has submitted a planning application to build 3,500 residential units at the Royal Docks enterprise zone in London.

The 41 acre site at Minoco Wharf will house up to 20,000 people and promote jobs in the green and creative industries as part of its designation as an enterprise zone.

The firm said it hopes the scheme will act as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider area.

Sean Mulryan, chairman and group managing director at Ballymore, said: “The Royal Docks represents a unique opportunity in London to create a new piece of living and working City representing a 21st century version of the great Georgian and Victorian developments of West London”.

The application describes plans for "3,500 residential units in a rich mix of houses, mansion blocks and apartments".

Ballymore has traditionally been known for high-end apartment developments. A spokes-man didn't respond to queries on whether the Minoco development would be scaled back for post-recession England.

Other elements of the scheme include "shops, doctors, dentists, cafes, restaurants, a nursery school, a primary school and a community hall", centred around a new high street.

The site is located about 10 minutes from Canary Wharf and five minutes from London City Airport. It also benefits from the new 'Enterprise Zone' designation with simplified planning rules, super-fast broadband and tax breaks for businesses.

The scheme will be marketed in late 2011 with the first residents arriving in 2013.

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Old May 29th, 2011, 08:29 PM   #50
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first residents arriving in 2013 this development will be built very quickly then
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Old May 29th, 2011, 09:50 PM   #51
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first residents arriving in 2013 this development will be built very quickly then
well townhouse could be built in that time frame.
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Old May 29th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #52
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The plan looks similar to new develops in the Netherlands and other parts of Northern Europe (as a overall masterplan).
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Old May 30th, 2011, 10:07 PM   #53
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first residents arriving in 2013 this development will be built very quickly then
Yea but can be done though, its being built in a phased development. Its going to take years though for them to complete the project, because half of the land that this development is going to be placed on has a lot of warehouses and a few houses still in use.

Does any body have any pictures of this new masterplan? i can only find old pics of the last masterplan.
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Old May 30th, 2011, 11:20 PM   #54
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I have downloaded the outline application from Newham.

It's a 200 page PDF for the design and access document.

The initial part of the plan discusses how the whole area can be planned out including sites that are owned by others as far west as Peruvian wharf.



The plan is for a high street to stretch in a diagonal from one DLR station to the middle of the site then parallel the river and road and then back out to the next DLR station.






The whole site is cut up into a grid streets, on top of which a mixture of terraces and flats have been fitted with ground floor uses along the high street.



There will also be a variety of squares.





The terraces will be 3/4 storeys. The flats will be 4/8 storeys. There will be few taller towers acting as focus points (less than 20 floors).











This is the section they currently own and will develop themselves












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Old May 31st, 2011, 01:00 PM   #55
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looks very promising, a whole new town.
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Old May 31st, 2011, 03:39 PM   #56
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a few photos of capital east from a couple of weeks ago







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Old May 31st, 2011, 10:07 PM   #57
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Residential units above retail outlets in a high street and roads planned out in a grid pattern with squares? Sounds like l'Eixample in Barcelona or indeed any late 19th Century Western plan of a city. Which is not a bad thing. Wait to see if the buildings themselves match up to the urban layout.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 06:26 PM   #58
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Thanks Rational Plan.

The plans for Minoco Wharf look great, I just hope they go ahead with it, and it dosent become another silvertown quays flop!

Nice pictures Gothicform.
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Old June 1st, 2011, 09:56 PM   #59
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The advantage it has over Silvertown is that it is further from the airport, a relatively easy site next to the park. They are not burdened with such huge warehouse buildings that dominate the site and have no expectations to create a town centre with leisure uses. Also Silvertown took so long to negotiate that by the time it was ready to go ahead the recession arrived.
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Yea true. I look forward to seeing it go ahead hopefully and being built.

Does any one know anything about the Gallions Quarter, Albert Basin masterplan? last time I saw anything about it, they had shortlisted four development partners. But there is not alot of info or pictures about it.
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