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Old July 19th, 2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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Berkeley Aims At Docklands Height Record

A scoping application has been filed with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for what could be the tallest building in Docklands.

Developed by Berkeley Homes, the proposal features the regeneration of the 80s office buildings around South Quay Plaza that marked some of the first construction in the area back in the Thatcher era. Indeed, at one point South Quay Plaza stood as an oasis of glass and steel surrounded on all sides by urban deprivation.

The scoping opinion has been filed to try and get an idea of what sort of development would be considered by the council as suitable for the area and is therefore hugely ambitious. Berkeley Homes clearly wish to push the barrier of what is acceptable to Tower Hamlets by proposing as the centrepiece of the project, an 80-storey residential tower that would be up to 249 metres in height.

Further to this there is also a second residential tower of 35 storeys planned of 130 metres and shorter 45 metre tall building to provide a more human height aspect that would contain office space. Needless to say the ground floors are intended to have retail.

The project could have up to 1,150 new apartments, plus 4,000 square metres of retail space and 2,000 square metres of office space.

As part of the planning process, Berkeley is holding an exhibition at unit D of the Great Eastern Enterprise at 3 Millharbour on Friday the 19th of July between 2pm and 8pm, with another chance to see it on Saturday between 10am and 2pm.
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Old July 19th, 2013, 04:44 PM   #2
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Wow... this is big news. So no renders as of yet?

This along with the approval of The Landmark is good news for CW.
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Old July 20th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Wow... this is big news. So no renders as of yet?

This along with the approval of The Landmark is good news for CW.
It's a scoping excerise at the moment, I haven't seen any renders yet. I know they were holding an exibition yesterday or today so I'll see if anything comes up
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Old July 20th, 2013, 07:45 PM   #4
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sorry guys made a mess trying to post the render I think i need to learn how to post pix i am useless

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Old July 20th, 2013, 07:47 PM   #5
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here is a render credit goes to SE9

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Old July 21st, 2013, 12:25 AM   #6
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Here we go:

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Impressed with the project.

- Sleek, described as gegloma01 wrote above.

- Designed by Foster, winner of Berkeley's design competition.

- South Quay Plaza itself will be demolished, with the easternmost office building by Millwall cutting retained and redeveloped.

- The project was introduced to the GLA yesterday, who received it very positively and want it to go through.

- The project will be permeable for pedestrians, and open up the dockside to pedestrian activity. It's envisaged that a pedestrian bridge will link South Quay Plaza to Canary Wharf in due course.

- The base of the tower will encourage pedestrian activity, most likely with restaurants and such.

- The project will be submitted to Tower Hamlets in late October this year.

Should actually be somewhere between 240m-245m.
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I'm assuming 250m is AOD rather than AGL then.
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Are you guys sure it's going to be 80 floors? Since most luxury residential towers have high ceilings, 80 floors for a 240-250 meter doesn't seem very realistic.
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Well that gives a rough ceiling height of about 3.125m which I don't think is unreasonable. Depends on what the developer wants I guess.
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Oh wait complete idiocy on my part, failed to take into account plant floors, any spire, floor plates etc...You're right, 80 floors does seem to be pushing it a bit.
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Are you guys sure it's going to be 80 floors? Since most luxury residential towers have high ceilings, 80 floors for a 240-250 meter doesn't seem very realistic.
Well the City Pride Tower which has been approved just down the road is 75 floors at a height of 233m, so I'd say quite possible.
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Well that gives a rough ceiling height of about 3.125m which I don't think is unreasonable. Depends on what the developer wants I guess.
For a luxury tower that is not much.
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that looks awesome.

So sleek. I love it. CW is going to look fantastic.

It almost feels like there is a City vs CW atmosphere... lol
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Well, there is obviously a strong competition between The City and Canary Wharf, and it forces the two financial centers to stay alert and keep improving I'm glad CW gets some 200+ towers to give it's skyline some more 'body'. Currently it still doesn't look that impressive from some angles, but things are changing very fast.
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It almost feels like there is a City vs CW atmosphere... lol
Good - a bit of rivalry is fine. The growth of Canary Wharf was an important factor in the City of London's authorities allowing skyscrapers, to remain as London's chief financial centre.

Both have their identities and will probably retain (and further develop) them. The City with its historical buildings and medieval street pattern, and Canary Wharf with its docks and street grid - these aspects reflect into the skyscrapers built.

Personally I prefer the City with its charm and quirkiness (how many financial centres can say that?) but I like Canary Wharf too. The great thing about London is that its multitude of districts look set to each contribute in their own way to the skyline..
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The new exhibition boards are now available on the developers' website, http://www.berkeley-southquay.co.uk/...ion-boards.pdf
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The new exhibition boards are now available on the developers' website, http://www.berkeley-southquay.co.uk/...ion-boards.pdf
Thanks IsleofDogsPlans, very informative. The developer is certainly attempting to make a case for height at that location and seem serious to bring this to planning at this scale once refinements have been made.
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Thanks IsleofDogsPlans, very informative. The developer is certainly attempting to make a case for height at that location and seem serious to bring this to planning at this scale once refinements have been made.
I had a read through the plans - looks brilliant. Well thought out.

I cannot see this not being built really.
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THAT - LOOKS - INSANE !

They are beautiful. I love them. Will fit in perfectly in the Docklands. It looks like 2 conjoined towers - it is just one tower, right?
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