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Old January 15th, 2013, 11:14 PM   #1
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Colliers Wood Tower, Demolish, Refurb Or Leave To Crumble?

I was in Colliers Wood today and came across a building i know know to be the Colliers Wood Tower, dozens of it's windows have been smashed some up to 13 stories up. It looks beyond disrepair and i would love to just see it go, a friend of mine said it has been in this state for as long as he can remember what can you guys say about this building??

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Demolish... What's happening with them?
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It's being refurbished, reclad and forms the centrepiece of a new town square with housing and retail.

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List it! Before it's lost forever. Reclads compromise the architectual integrity of a building.

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Old January 16th, 2013, 09:22 PM   #6
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It doesn'ty look like a building that had a lot of architectural thought put into it .. probably off-the-shelf cladding and bog standard layout
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Those night time visuals are always so deceptive. Have to say though it's an improvement, anything is.
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I live close by and have heard it would be very difficult to demolish as the Northern line runs directly underneath it at a shallow depth. Not sure how true that is.
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All these old towers get refurbed into apartments. Ruislip High Street, Hounslow High street, Feltham, Ealing, Chiswich, Brentford etc etc
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The last I heard of the Colliers Wood Tower, an entry on the urban75 blog from July of 2013 said that work on the Colliers Wood Tower was supposed to have started "by the end of the year". Now, almost a year and a half later, it is unknown of the planned residential conversion has actually started. So, should the Colliers Wood Tower still be converted to residential as planned or should it end up demolished anyway (eventually)?
I honestly think all development projects must be sustainable and futureproof.

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Old December 25th, 2014, 08:51 AM   #11
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Restoration to its original condition. That dark steel cladding has character.

But instead, London's disfiguring a mid-century modern tower beyond all recognition with glass and plastic random cladding.
What a shock...

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Seems like work has started here.
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