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Old May 8th, 2009, 12:00 AM   #1
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One Nine Elms | Vauxhall | 200m/161m | 58/43 fl | Demo

A scoping opinion went in for the Market tower site in Vauxhall last September.

Scoping opinion for mixed-use development of approximately 3615 square metres of retail/restaurant (A1 and/or A3) floorspace approximately 27550 square of ofice (B1) floorspace, and approximately 772 residential units within four buildings (10, 12, 42 and 47 storeys high) with associated parking and servicing.

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/apply/d...+&pageCount=73


Whether this progresses to a full application remains to be seen as the company is Pacific Group which is owned by Achilleas Kallakis’s who isn't having the best time at the moment and the site has since been sold to Green Property.

Still it confirms that the Battersa/Nine Elms/Vauxhall development area is an area to watch over the next few years.

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Height: 200m and 161m | Floors: 58 and 43 | Architect: KPF | Developers: Green Property & CIT Group | Status: Approved

This has been approved by Wandsworth Council and Boris Johnson. Secretary of State Eric Pickles has decided that the scheme will not be called in for public inquiry despite the objections from English Heritage (source 1 and source 2). At 200m, the taller tower will be western Europe's highest all-residential building.


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Gothicform's rendering of the Vauxhall cluster viewed from Westminster Bridge:
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Current state of site (Market Towers)

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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:12 PM   #2
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is this the vauxhall cross development or sonmthing else?
i always like a new building!
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Old May 8th, 2009, 06:24 PM   #3
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is this the vauxhall cross development or sonmthing else?
i always like a new building!
Something else.
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Old May 8th, 2009, 07:55 PM   #4
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Photovoltaic CHP. Awesome.
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Old May 11th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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i like the market towers, but if its this or the original, it would be the building in the question every time if the design is good.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 02:01 AM   #6
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I quite like Market Towers too, original looking, plus lets save of couple of 60s/70s towers please.
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Old May 12th, 2009, 08:48 PM   #7
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its annoying that they are knocking them all down and replacing them with uninspired glass monstrosities at around 70m high
i have to say i make no judgement until i have seen a render
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I take it you're refering to Drapers Gardens, yeah, that was particularly painful.
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Old May 13th, 2009, 05:55 PM   #9
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yes, thats the main basis of my argument
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Old May 13th, 2009, 07:36 PM   #10
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i think it was getting pretty obvious market towers was about to be the next thing in vauxhall to get looked at for redevelopment. i was just thinking this a few days ago then i see it on the forum.

i personally don't like them. i've never walked round them but seen them on the train from waterloo lots of times. fingers crossed for a good design to replace them. *no random cladding please*
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totally agree- random cladding ruins good designs
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(Thread bump)

While I was going through the list at the Full Summary of Projects thread, I came across a proposed redevelopment scheme for the old Market Towers at Vauxhall. Personally, I think Market Towers is a neutral-looking building (average) and the new towers should be an improvement in Vauxhall. The Global Financial Crisis has put this project on hold, though.
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I liked there are 2 towers they look very nice together. But its not a big miss they are still on purpose or nothing idk.
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From the 'Full Summary of Projects' thread:


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More details released today on the plans to demolish market towers and replace with two new towers. The City Tower (East) will be around 200m (58 storeys) and the River Tower (West) will be around 160m (47 storeys).

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Lol...They're are out of their tiny minds if they think they will get PP for a 200m tower.....given the effort that went into getting St George's Tower approved.

By the time local NIMBY's and EH have stuck their noses in they will be down to the 100m-150m heights.
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Are they renaming the area Vauxwall?
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I was thinking more Vauxtall ... as long as these towers don't get dramatic height reductions - then that name might not have the same ring to it.
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This is a perfect location for tall buildings, since it will now be in a cluster. It's a whole new ball game since St George's Wharf Tower not only got planning permission, but is being built.
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If there's any location where tall may go ahead, this is probably it. It's not just St George tower - the Sky Gardens project - just the other side of Market Towers to St George's tower - has full planning permission (whether or not it gets built; currently looking somewhat unlikely despite the site having been cleared).

Sainsbury's is also thinking big for its neighboring site, and while the plans are at an earlier stage, there will almost certainly be active provision for a potential future underground station, which - one would expect - may be traded off against some additional height.

It won't be easy, but I reckon the relative absence of neighbours and attractive landmarks (until the residents of St George Tower move in, who probably won't want too much blocking the view) means they're likely to get something pretty high through here.
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