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Old July 24th, 2005, 02:54 PM   #41
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Is it expected to start in 2006 then Will?
Well, these are the facts:
  • Norton Rose, the current tenants, said that they won't leave the site until 2007, when their new HQ on the South Bank is completed.
  • Ronson, the developer, recently confirmed that the tower would be built speculatively, and that construction would start in 2006.
  • Last week, a team of workmen arrived on the site and began performing tests and other work in preparation for the tower's construction.

So, this begs the question: when are Norton Rose actually going to move?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 02:57 PM   #42
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Old July 24th, 2005, 02:58 PM   #43
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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:01 PM   #44
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That's the previous design for London Bridge Tower - it was about 400m/80 storeys.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 03:53 PM   #45
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Well, these are the facts:
  • Norton Rose, the current tenants, said that they won't leave the site until 2007, when their new HQ on the South Bank is completed.
  • Ronson, the developer, recently confirmed that the tower would be built speculatively, and that construction would start in 2006.
  • Last week, a team of workmen arrived on the site and began performing tests and other work in preparation for the tower's construction.

So, this begs the question: when are Norton Rose actually going to move?

its a strange one. Heck, they can come and work at my house if it means this starts rising soonish

hehe, that diagram there doesn't even include Bishopsgate tower :p
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:24 PM   #46
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They did well in managing to get just about every height wrong! Where did that come from?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 06:31 PM   #47
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^The BBC last year
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/3521644.stm
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Old July 24th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #48
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What the hell is this building? How tall is it? Where will it be? How likely is it to be constructed?
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Old July 24th, 2005, 09:12 PM   #49
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London's got 100s of proposals...but nothing's happening.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 09:18 PM   #50
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That's United Standard House, near Aldgate. A combined hotel and office near Minerva. 100m/24 storeys.

I believe it was recently cancelled though, and they're planning something else there now.
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Old July 24th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #51
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Just heard on the UK forum, Heron will start demolition by the end of 2005... however, due to the presence of asbestos this demolition will take at least 36 months.

I bloody give up. London is a joke when it comes to high rise construction.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 12:24 AM   #52
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Just heard on the UK forum, Heron will start demolition by the end of 2005... however, due to the presence of asbestos this demolition will take at least 36 months.

I bloody give up. London is a joke when it comes to high rise construction.
your joking everyone wants to see london build some more towers it is frustrating.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 01:33 AM   #53
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Goth and Brittania are both under the impression that the 36 months remark is codswallop.

Lets hope so. As long as they are commited to building it and its up before 2012, then thats something to hold on to.
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Old July 25th, 2005, 01:38 AM   #54
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London's got 100s of proposals...but nothing's happening.

Well they do have a 124m and dozens of 80-110m towers U/C - It also has a 135m Stadium being built at this moment
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Old July 25th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #55
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dozens of 80-110m towers U/C
Erm... slight exaggeration.

There's actually about 5 towers in that height range under construction atm: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?11861422
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Erm... slight exaggeration.

There's actually about 5 towers in that height range under construction atm: http://www.skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/?11861422
Lol sorry, how many are due to start soon?
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Millharbour (140m) is starting in September - this is almost certain.

Broadgate Tower (164m) is due to be approved tomorrow, and construction could start fairly soon as the site has already been demolished and cleared, and it's being built speculatively.

News International (122m) in East London might start by the end of the year.

That's about it, I think.
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News International doesn't have consent yet.

1 Millharbour will start construction this year, unless Ballymore decides to wait for the resi market to pickup... it'll have 2 towers of 139m and 119m (approx).
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Old July 25th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #59
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how does asbestos increase demolition times???? surely it doesnt strengthen walls, or infect the steel demoloition vehicles? seriously can someone explain this to me?
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Broadgate will be exciting because it's tall-ish comparable to the Bank Street buildings so that will be something to watch whilst we wait for the big boys to finally get underway.
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