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Old December 17th, 2015, 03:35 AM   #1
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LONDON | Balfron Tower Refurbishment

The Grade II* listed Balfron Tower, an iconic Brutalist apartment tower in London, England, will undergo a thorough refurbishment by
Studio Egret West, who completed phase 1 of the Park Hill refurbishment in 2013.
It was originally designed in 1965 by Erno Goldfinger.

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Balfron Tower, Poplar
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Address: Balfron Tower, St Leonards Road, E14, Poplar
London borough: Tower Hamlets
Developer: United House Developments
Architect: Londonewcastle
Height: 84m
Floors: 27



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The future of the balfron tower will be decided tonight , Photos from the Balfron Social Club





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Scheme has been unanimously approved by Tower Hamlets council tonight
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Old December 25th, 2015, 08:40 AM   #2
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They've already begun to erect the scaffolding

Balfron Tower by Luke, on Flickr
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Old December 27th, 2015, 06:06 AM   #3
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Very cool of the UK to refurbish their brutalist architecture. In my opinion, people have an unfairly negative opinion of this type of architecture because it is almost always dilapidated.
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Old December 31st, 2015, 09:46 AM   #4
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Cannot wait for this! Balfron tower and Trellick tower are among my favourite towers in the UK! So excited to see it finished
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Old December 31st, 2015, 04:37 PM   #5
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I would like it if they did the same thing for the Trellick.
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Old January 4th, 2016, 03:21 PM   #6
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The rooftop will become an outdoor area for the residents.

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Old September 16th, 2016, 01:15 AM   #7
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As of late November 2016, the tower is empty. They should be somewhat through gutting by now.
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Old September 30th, 2016, 01:21 AM   #8
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They should just demolish it. The Balfron Tower is a good example how brutalism is just so ugly. It's looks perfect for a Soviet flat.
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It's actually a beautiful building underneath the worn out facade. Coming from someone who actually lived in a communist apartment, this building is nowhere close to one of those.
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I like it

I think it fits the image a lot of poeple have of the industrial cities of England. Only thing missing is Vicky Pollard.
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Trellick Tower will also be externally renovated by 2018. No renders out, yet.

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You can't polish a turd. Knock it down and start again, and reintroduce a proper streetscape while your at it.
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Keep the tower. It needs a podium extension with storefronts.
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What a catastrophic ugly building. What should architects from the 1800s thought about this?
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Lovely building.
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Trellick getting scaffolding for its window/wood cladding replacement and concrete sandblast

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How expensive is it to live in?
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Not sure what the pricing will be in Balfron, but flats in Trellick have sold from £250,000 to £480,000.
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What a vile eyesore
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