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Old June 16th, 2005, 04:53 PM   #41
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Old June 17th, 2005, 01:42 PM   #42
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I think they look amazing, good for you London.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 01:54 PM   #43
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fine architecture!!
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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:19 PM   #44
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I don't like them, I think they have far too much balcony space on them and on those renderings, IMO..they look like oversized CD racks
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Old June 17th, 2005, 02:24 PM   #45
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Yeah lol they look like CD racks in a good way! CD racks aren't all that dissimilar from skyscrapers are they? When I study architecture i will incorporate CD racks in my buildings!
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Old June 17th, 2005, 04:14 PM   #46
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They look abit like modern versions of the Barbican towers.......suprisingly i actually like them..i especially like the street scene in that top pic...lets hope it turns out like that in real life
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:01 PM   #47
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Awesome design! Very modern. I really like that sculpture and all the greenery.
No very origanal though, looks very much like the BIGO in Genova build by Renzo Piano.
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:06 PM   #48
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Great!
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Old June 17th, 2005, 07:55 PM   #49
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there great i like them.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 02:39 AM   #50
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I live right next door to the Convoys Wharf development in Deptford, (which is under Lewisham control).

I really like the designs, I just hope that they end up some thing like that.

There are some issues that need to be looked into for this project to work, mainly,
- The local area is poor, run down and crime is a problem
- The transport need to be update, the main line trains is about 600 – 800 metres from the river.

Its looks like they have tram lines in some of the designs. I think there is/or was a plan to bring them to Greenwich, but NOT to Convoys Wharf at the moment.

Loads of info at http://www.richardrogers.co.uk/rende...1,4,24,128,130

More detailed plans where at Wavelengths Leisure Centre,
Giffin Street Deptford Lewisham London SE8 4RJ
Tel: 020 8694 9400 Fax: 020 86949652

NOT sure if they are still there any more.
They just showed where and how roads would be changed and what it would mean, and so on.

Hope this helps.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:01 AM   #51
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what is curently in this place????
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Old July 7th, 2005, 10:58 AM   #52
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what is the construction timetable? I ealy like this development... its like a Rogerised Barican.
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Old July 7th, 2005, 05:33 PM   #53
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this is what it looks like now, (where Prince Street and New King Street meet in deptford)


here is one of the main ways in to Convoys Wharf, New King Street deptford. it does not look that nice!


Convoys Wharf was a large importer of paper which was landed in the dock there.
The paper was mostly for the news papers industry. It also has a few very large warehouses that stored paper.

At this moment I THINK (I don’t know) it has stopped importing and storing paper.
About 4 – 8 Lorries come in and out each day (they go past my home) but that is not as many as it once was.
It is also used to store a few Lorries (beer Lorries I think) overnight.
Other than that I don’t think any thing is doing on there.

All the buildings and warehouse are all still there and
I think it would time some time to remove them all and get the site ready for building.

I what I have been told, its looking at being completed around 2010, or soon after that.
I really like it and just hope it happens.

sorry about the size of the pics.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 02:26 AM   #54
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why????

Why buildings in London are so horrible?,,,, I don't like any of them, and that egg by foster totally ugly.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 02:32 AM   #55
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^ Yawn... don't you have anything useful to contribute to the forum?
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Old July 8th, 2005, 07:34 AM   #56
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wow, nice!
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Old July 8th, 2005, 07:04 PM   #57
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I think the designs are Great, new and cool looking,
and lets face it, its alot better than what is there now.
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Old July 8th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #58
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very cool towers
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Old July 8th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #59
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very very nice indeed, the list get's longer for great stuff in London!
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Old August 11th, 2005, 05:12 PM   #60
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Convoys Wharf_Reality Check

News International's application for Convoys Wharf has not received planning permission and the illustrationa are not designs.

Although LB Lewisham's Strategic Planning Committee resolved to approve the application on 27 May 2005 it has yet to be referred to Ken Livingstone and John Prescott. The claim, on the Richard Rogers Partnership website, that permission has been granted is untrue.

It is an outline application with little more than bulding heights, numbers of residential units and the area of commercial floorspace actually specified.

There is an agreement whereby if News International get a grant of permission then two Hong Kong companies, Hutchison Whampoa and Chung Kong (Holdings) Ltd, controlled by billionaire Li Ka Shing will buy the site. Although press coverage, apart from local, has been very limited the South China Morning Post covered the story in July.
Reproduced here by a local blogger:
http://brockley.blogspot.com/2005/07/deptfordism.html

If the site is sold to the HK interests then they will probably sit on the permission for a few years before claiming that it is not financialy viable and can they have permission for more residential.

On 7 July nkey posted that the main line trains [sic] is about 600 - 800 metres from the river. The distance is about double that. The site of the tallest tower currently has no access to public transport, when using Transport for London's PTAL methodolgy. The only improvements being considered are the diversion of one bus route, which runs every 12mins in theory, and a ferry to the Isle of Dogs about which the funding is unclear.


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