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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:54 PM   #21
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Looks much better

The existing building needs demolishing anyway.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 03:55 PM   #22
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House prices will go up as well. Great news. It's a win win. You could rent somewhere at http://www.sittingtenants.com
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Old May 29th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #23
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Does anyone think there will be a big opposition from locals?? That's the shame about towers in London...No one seems to like them, and everybody opposes them until after they are built, when they start claiming how much of a 'architectural icon' they are - happens every time, it's a joke
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Old June 19th, 2012, 09:50 PM   #24
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Old June 19th, 2012, 10:13 PM   #25
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Wow this is to become another serious skyscraper cluster for London! Impressive stuff!
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Old August 24th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #27
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Planning consent granted for £400m Vauxhall towers

21 August, 2012 | By Chris Berkin


A major mixed-use scheme in Vauxhall Cross, involving a 40-storey tower and a 32-storey tower, 291 apartments and 26,000 sq ft of offices, has been granted planning permission


The development will also create shops, restaurants, a digital cinema, a hotel with a sky bar, a dental surgery, a children’s play area and 58 affordable homes.

Wendover investments is the landowner involved in the scheme, while Montagu Evans will act as project manager. Squire and Partners are the architects behind the development.

Adrian Owen, partner and head of residential at Montagu Evans, said: “The vision for Vauxhall Cross Island Site has been a trailblazer for the area well in advance of other applications. Michael Squire’s original concept begun in 2006 and was picked up again in 2009.”

“The GLA’s planning policy framework for the Vauxhall, Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area was only adopted in March 2012, showing how truly inspired the project is.”

The site will be located within the Greater London Authority’s Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, being transformed by 16,000 new homes and regenerated transport infrastructure.

The towers, for which planning permission was sought in 2011, will join the St George’s Wharf Tower in the Vauxhall Cluster, set to form the centrepieces of a new commercial and residential district.

Infrastructure upgrades include a new entrance to Vauxhall Underground station and a series of new road crossings to the bus station.

Raoul Veevers, a planning partner at Montagu Evans, said: “Bringing to fruition this scheme on this site has been challenging, but this consent will see the development of one of the key strategic sites in Vauxhall and help to establish this area as one of the most important residential and economic hubs in the capital.”

Michael Squire, partner, Squire and Partners, said: “We are delighted that the plans for the Vauxhall Cross Island site have been granted consent by the inspectorate”.

“The scheme will transform and reinvigorate the area, opening up the confusing transport interchange and providing an important connection between the historic centre of Vauxhall, the river and the emerging Vauxhall, Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area”.

“New retail, offices and public spaces will improve the ground floor environment and bring life to this previously derelict site.”

Steve Reed, leader of the council for the London Borough of Lambeth, said: “Now that the decision has finally been made about the future of this site we are determined to work together to ensure the future regeneration of Vauxhall.

“There may have been different views in the past about the best way forward. The situation has now changed. Going forward we will be working together to realise and unlock this important site’s enormous potential for Vauxhall.”

The Department of Communities and Local Government said it expected the scheme to “kick start regeneration of the Vauxhall area in teh way invisaged in CS Policy PN2”, as well as “deliver and contribute towards growth in housing and employment opportunities, as required by the London Plan Policy 2.13”.

“The Secretary of State agrees with the inspector’s reasoning and conclusions on high quality and inclusive design. He agrees that the proposal has the capacity to deliver buildings and a layout of high architectural quality.”
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Planning consent granted for 200m (£400m) Vauxhall towers

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Old August 24th, 2012, 04:47 PM   #29
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The design is very common to me unfortunately, that's a pity. I like the footbridge connecting both towers though. The good thing is that another two towers are gonna see the light in the nice area of Vauxhall.
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Old August 24th, 2012, 04:59 PM   #30
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That's now 4 or 5 towers of 150m-200m with planning consent..and with the new American Embassy starting construction just down the road, the demand for residential property in this area will soar.

Dead certs to be built....
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Old August 27th, 2012, 09:15 PM   #31
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Dead certs to be built....
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Nine Elms presents chance of new ‘South Bank’

By James Pickford, London and South-East Correspondent


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From a vantage point at the top of Battersea Power Station, with vistas of the capital stretching out in every direction, it is easy to see why the promise of this London landmark has seized the imagination of developers in the nearly 30 years since its turbines fell silent.

A glance downwards also suggests why success has – so far – eluded them. The scale of the Grade II listed edifice is vast, its bleak interior now largely open to the elements and its bricks, steel beams and tiles scarred by dereliction.


The former power station is just one element in a huge regeneration plan that stretches across 450 acres on the south side of the river between Battersea Park and Lambeth Bridge.

For council and city leaders, the so-called Nine Elms Opportunity Area, which straddles the boroughs of Lambeth and Wandsworth, represents a chance to create a new “South Bank” on the Thames, transforming employment opportunities for thousands, and creating housing and schools, restaurants, bars, shops and hotels giving onto the river. For developers, it is also an opportunity to build on a large scale within striking distance of sought-after Chelsea and Westminster.

Ballymore Group, which has already begun constructing roads and infrastructure at its Embassy Gardens site downriver from the disused power station, plans 2,000 homes by 2015. John Mulryan, managing director, says: “Nine Elms is such a short distance from some of the highest-value residential property in the world.”

Like many developers in London, it has taken its sales efforts to south-east Asia, where demand remains buoyant. Of an initial 314 properties that Ballymore marketed and will begin constructing in September, it has pre-sold 260.

Asian demand has been critical for developer St George, which is building the tallest residential-only building in Europe near Vauxhall Bridge.

Mark Griffiths, managing director of St George South London, says Asian purchasers are often buying not just for investment reasons but also in many cases to provide their children with accommodation while studying in London.

“There’s not a lot of liquidity in this part of the world but international money is prepared to invest in the area. It’s not just south-east Asia. When you get to £3m-plus properties you’re looking at Russia and the Middle East,” says Mr Griffiths.

Other developments include the new US Embassy, expected to open in 2017, and Riverlight, a St James scheme of six residential buildings overlooking the river.

Asian money recently brought new hope for Battersea Power Station itself, after the site was purchased this month for £400m by a consortium of Malaysian companies including SP Setia, a property group, and Sime Darby, a palm oil plantation operator. The new owners have said the site would be built to an £8bn masterplan by architect Rafael Viñoly.

Key to the success of the Battersea end of the regeneration is the extension of the Northern Line from Kennington, a £1bn plus project supported by developers, government and City Hall. Two extra stations are planned: one at Nine Elms serving the US embassy and the New Covent Garden Market, a historic fruit, vegetable and flower market; and another at the power station.

Support from Wandsworth and Lambeth councils for the transformation of Nine Elms was reflected last month by a flurry of planning approvals by the councils, including the rebuilding of the New Covent Garden Market, the development of One Nine Elms, two tall buildings set to replace the tired Market Towers near Vauxhall Underground station. Lambeth Council also gave the green light to a Sainsbury’s scheme to update its store and build 700 new homes.

The level of co-operation between Conservative and Labour controlled councils has been striking for two local authorities with a history of conflict.

“Five or so years ago our predecessors wouldn’t have been seen in the same room. In this area we have a single goal,” says Ravi Govindia, Conservative leader of Wandsworth.

Differences remain on the levels of social housing that developments should provide, with Wandsworth aiming for 15 per cent against 40 per cent for Lambeth.

Labour’s Steve Reed, leader of Lambeth council, says: “That is our starting point for negotiation. We also prefer social housing to be near [private properties] so we don’t create ghettos of rich and poor people. But if the costs work out so that we can get more social housing by doing it in a separate building we can do that too.”

For Mr Govindia, the imperative for social housing needs to take its place alongside other priorities. “The Northern Line Extension is so important to the success of the development that we’ve traded higher contributions on that [from developers] for social housing.”



End to Vauxhall’s blight in sight


Congested and polluted, Vauxhall has a reputation as a place of transit rather than a destination.

Yet its current state belies a rich history as a public space that planners, businesses and local residents hope to revive.

In the 18th century, people flocked to Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens for entertainments in and around its pavilions, faux-classical ruins and its dining and music rooms.

The gardens, which closed in 1859, fell victim to a railway that bisected them and stand today alongside a bus station and busy gyratory road system that Lambeth council plans to reclaim for the public.

Steve Reed, council leader, said: “It’s a historic town centre that’s been destroyed . . . We’re giving it back its heart.” About 200 businesses have joined the Business Improvement District, agreeing to make a contribution on top of business rates to fund local works. A similar arrangement was adopted in 2005 by Bankside, which is now a thriving cultural hotspot with Tate Modern, the Globe theatre, Borough Market, as well as restaurants and shops.

Giles Semper, who leads Vauxhall One, which is managing the scheme, said the 1.5 per cent levy based on a company’s rateable value is likely to generate about £750,000 a year.

“People judge Vauxhall on the way it looks – which is not good at all – but some of us have always felt it’s really a village with a lot of interesting features and strong networks. It’s a great place to have a business.”
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Old September 15th, 2012, 06:53 PM   #32
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Europe’s tallest residential tower in London gets planning go ahead

Friday, 14 September 2012

Europe’s tallest residential tower is set to be built in Vauxhall central London with a decision that is regarded as demonstrating the government's new hands off approach to planning and housing delivery.
Ministers have confirmed that they will not seek to call in the planning application for Green Property's £500 million One Nine Elms scheme in Vauxhall which includes a 200 meter tower.

The project becomes the tallest residential tower to gain planning consent without going to public inquiry after UK Secretary of State Eric Pickles confirmed that planning consent for the project, a collaboration between Green and their Development Managers CIT, would not be called in by his department.

Coming just four days after the Chancellor George Osborne signalled a major deregulation of planning laws as a means of boosting the British construction industry, the decision will enable the creation of up to 1,000 jobs during and after construction.

The scheme had the backing of London Mayor, Boris Johnson, who in a letter to Eric Pickles on 31 August urged him to; ‘Demonstrate the Government's commitment to economic growth and allow this decision to proceed at the local level’.

‘The decision of the Secretary of State not to call in the ONE project is a ringing endorsement of the hard work that the development team have devoted to delivering a scheme which is of the highest architectural standards and will bring real benefits to this area of London. We have worked closely with the London borough of Wandsworth and neighbouring Lambeth, the Greater London Authority and Mayor, to deliver a scheme which had the support of local community groups, and now the Secretary of State,’ said Michael Tapp, director of Green Property.



‘We have achieved a lot in 18 months which is a testament to the spirit of co-operation we have found with all involved. At a time of concern about the state of the property industry this decision sends a strong message that Government supports the development industry and believes in supporting growth and jobs,’ he added.

The twin tower development, designed by architects Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), will be built on the site of the current 22 storey Market Towers building. When complete it will have a 50 storey, 200 meter City Tower and 43 storey, 160.5 meter River Tower which will have 487 high quality new homes, including 51 affordable, 11,000 square meters of modern office space, a 209 room four star hotel and 720 square meters of retail space.

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Old September 16th, 2012, 05:56 AM   #33
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Nice boxy designs. The old building is ugly.

Are those buildings empty, or still occupied?

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Old November 10th, 2012, 03:45 AM   #34
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Linear Park

A continuous green corridor will sweep through the district from west to east – providing a beautifully landscaped, green and car-free pathway from Battersea Power Station all the way to Vauxhall Cross. Along its route the park will open out into a variety of open spaces and will extend off into the new developments, linking up with other public squares, shopping parades, hotels, parks and gardens.

This extraordinary green channel will be entirely open to the public and a focal point for shopping, sports, leisure and recreation, outdoor events and all forms of community life. Its edges will be lined with homes, shops, cafes, leisure venues and other attractions to draw people in and activate the space.

It will offer a new pedestrian and cycle route through the centre of the district – a green and pleasant alternative to the main road. At four key points along the way it will connect to the riverside path, giving people the opportunity to switch between the linear park and water’s edge as they make their way through the district on foot or by bike.

The linear park will be delivered in stages as a series of neighbouring brownfield investment sites are redeveloped – each one forming a new link in the green corridor. Its conception and design has been a collaborative process between neighbouring landowners and their consultant teams, the area’s two local authorities and the GLA. This innovative, partnership approach to spatial planning will provide an exceptional new amenity for the new Nine Elms on the South Bank.

The Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership is now exploring management arrangements for the area’s new public spaces which would see them play host to a range of exciting outdoor events and attractions.

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Old November 10th, 2012, 12:12 PM   #35
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That is a very neat development. Good to see that it get's the go ahead.
The view from the river is great.
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yes, realy big project!!
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Old November 10th, 2012, 01:59 PM   #37
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such a messy looking masterplan
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Old November 10th, 2012, 02:19 PM   #38
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This is really great news, the cluster looks brilliant. Very glad to see that it has mostly been granted approval already
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Just exceptional, I love the trend of having green roofs especially and the focus on creating a public space is to be praised. Should be a fantastic area.
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Another 200m+ for london
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