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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:39 PM   #181
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Land Securities actively works with the Greater London Authority, Westminster City Council, the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime, Job Centreplus, the London Probation Trust, the Prince’s Trust and grassroots community groups to engage with disadvantaged unemployed young people in Westminster. Since the launch of the London Employment Programme in 2010, Land Securities has already helped 204 people with training including 6 apprenticeships and 35 NVQs and secured jobs for 83 Londoners.
£655 million for six apprenticeships. so we could expect 900 apprenticeships in the entire construction industry then.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:06 AM   #182
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Fletcher Priest Architects has been granted planning permission for the mixed-use redevelopment of an existing Royal Mail site next to Paddington Station in London.

The scheme integrates an early 20th-century building with a new structure that will include 129 apartments, and restaurants and shops at street level. The design also allows for the future expansion of the Bakerloo Underground line beneath the retained building, as well as the landscaping of the surrounding streets.

The site is bounded by Praed Street to the south, London Street to the west and Winsland Street to the north, and is bisected by Winsland Mews.

The latticed design took inspiration from the vast network of railway tunnels beneath it, while also responding to the proportions of the existing structure’s red brick.


The existing building, with Fletcher Priest’s new, latticed design behind it.
Offices and apartments are arranged in three buildings. Two of these overlook a central courtyard, with the third in the redeveloped building, with roof terraces and balconies, on nearby Praed Street. The penthouse apartments rise up above the retained building to create a striking profile to the new orange addition.

Fletcher Priest, whose recent projects include the masterplan of Stratford City in east London and an urban centre in Latvia, also proposes a strong sustainability strategy, including an integrated local energy network based on combined cooling, heating and power.

Partner at the practice Keith Priest said: “London Street Paddington is a vibrant architectural context with a rich language. Our work for the Royal Mail Group aims to build upon this, and respond with lively public and private realm.”



Hmm not exactly contextual.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 01:08 AM   #183
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I rather like the look of that.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 10:56 AM   #184
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If it is clad in treated copper alloy then it could be an excellent building; but plastic will probably look awful.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 12:53 PM   #185
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Wow, looks amazing.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 04:54 PM   #186
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Brilliant stuff. Same it can't be extended over the existing corner building like a wrap over.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 09:50 PM   #187
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That would just create flat roof-line, now we have some variety.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 04:05 PM   #188
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 07:48 PM   #189
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This is the kind of thing I have been advocating. We get the large floorplates clients want on top, but the street level maintains its charm and visual interest.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 08:25 PM   #190
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those before and after pictures are beautiful, perhaps too beautiful because they are making the demolished elements of this development far too attractive!
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Old November 26th, 2012, 01:19 PM   #191
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Riverwalk House in Vauxhall (45m tall) is under demolition.



It's to be replaced by this:





Though I don't think it has attained planning permission yet, the proposed residential tower would be 57m tall.

http://tradescant.blogspot.co.uk/201...-millbank.html
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Old November 26th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #192
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The soon to be demolished building looks miles better, and that's saying something. I'd suggest not replacing the building given the location. Yes, there is a multi-storey building on the other side of the bridge, but I think this tiny stretch of waterfront would look better without the high density building proposed, just leave it as an open space (albeit for the need of er, making money out of the site )
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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:09 PM   #193
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Riverwalk House in Vauxhall (45m tall) is under demolition.



It's to be replaced by this:





Though I don't think it has attained planning permission yet, the proposed residential tower would be 57m tall.

http://tradescant.blogspot.co.uk/201...-millbank.html
yeah. design by stanton williams, 121 apartments. i quite like riverwalk house in its current form. was approved in march 2012 it seems - £5.5 million towards affordable housing and £128,000 to education for the planning gain.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #194
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I think reality will look better than these renders.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 06:11 PM   #195
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It's so good to see that horrible building being replacing, nonetheless I'm not quite sure about the new one, let's hope for high quality materials.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 08:21 PM   #196
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yeah. design by stanton williams, 121 apartments. i quite like riverwalk house in its current form. was approved in march 2012 it seems - £5.5 million towards affordable housing and £128,000 to education for the planning gain.
Cheers. For a minute I thought that 5.5 million towards affordable housing was the reason for that detached smaller tower element. But then I realised it would be too much for a developer to handle, building affordable housing with a prime river front view.
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Old November 26th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #197
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Here's the details regarding the cladding:





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Old November 27th, 2012, 08:46 AM   #198
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Yeah, it does look pretty good.Thank you for share RMB2007.
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Old November 28th, 2012, 03:44 PM   #199
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I love the new look of Portland House. It looks clean, white, and minimal, with no random cladding anywhere. It will also be one of the best addresses in the world.
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http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/ahmm-...046887.article

AHMM submits revised plans for Camden market
17 September 2012
Camden councillors vote in favour of revised proposals after Make dropped from scheme

AHMM’s second attempt at securing planning permission for its controversial Hawley Wharf proposals has won the backing of Camden Council.

Councillors voted in favour of developer Stanley Sidings’ scheme last week. It will now be referred to London mayor Boris Johnson for a final decision.


AHMM’s revised plans for Camden market- aerial masterplan
AHMM was commissioned to work on the project alone after joint proposals drawn up with Make Architects were rejected earlier this year.

Changes to the scheme included reducing the massing of the buildings and increasing the amount of open space across the site.

The scheme is divided into four main areas:

A canal market and workshop building with two public open spaces.
A residential building and primary school which includes a renovated grade II listed building.

A mixed use quarter containing residential, employment uses, retail and leisure.
A building containing residential and employment uses.
Work is expected to start on-site late next year.

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