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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:28 PM   #1
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I thought it might be sensible to start a new thread for a few of the low rise projects around Cheapside and London Wall in the west end of the City.

First up - Austral House, the new home of L&G who will vacate Bucklesbury House in 2007. Current site - pile drivers putting foundations in: July 05


Austral House when completed:


35 Basinghall Street - what is should be like in 2007.


current site - bloody big hole in the ground - July 05


No.5 Aldermansbury - on the site of the former Royex House on Wood Street and London Wall.





Current status July 2005 - core up to 14th floor, another 5 to go. The steel framework is up to the 2nd floor.





Next time round I'll get some updates of 120 Cheapside (No.1 Wood Street) and Bow Bells House, both of which are shrouded in scaffolding with jackhammers at work on bringing them both down by the end of the summer.
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Old July 29th, 2005, 09:33 PM   #2
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Nice, I went round that area a few weeks back and remember wondering what all the development was.
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Old July 30th, 2005, 08:33 PM   #3
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is that L and G the South Korean Electronics firm?

if so it is strange for a electroncs firm to have offices in the city

does Samsung or Sony etc have city offices?
I thiught they were all out in Surrey etc
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Old July 30th, 2005, 09:05 PM   #4
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L&G = Legal & General, I think.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 12:22 AM   #5
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LG is the Korean Electronics Firm.They make mighty fine Monitors, Tv's, DVD-RW's
L & G is Legal and General as pointed out.
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Old July 31st, 2005, 09:37 PM   #6
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right got it

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Old July 31st, 2005, 11:49 PM   #7
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Sony are based in the West End, near Oxford Circus I think. Not sure about Samsung.
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Old August 1st, 2005, 11:47 AM   #8
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LG means Lucky Goldstar I think. The Korean electronics manufacturer.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:18 PM   #9
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Update from No. 5 Aldermansbury. The core has topped out at 18 storeys and the steelwork is starting to climb up, currently around the 4th floor.



In other news, the scaffolders were busy today (Sunday) at 150 Cheapside, almost directly opposite Paternoster Square. Also new hoardings from Land Securities have gone up on No.1 Wood Street. Within the next 6 weeks I'd expect both Bow Bells House and the current No.1 Wood Street building (formerly a Citygroup office) to be demolished down to ground level.
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its pretty shocking to me that britains biggest building under construction isnt in london.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:32 PM   #11
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its pretty shocking to me that britains biggest building under construction isnt in london.
You're correct, and I presume you mean Beetham Manchester - but what's that to do with this thread old bean? The developments listed on this thread are all pretty much lowrise due to their proximity (couple of hundred meters) to St Pauls. 18 storeys for 5 Aldermansbury is actually going to look quite imposing next to London Wall.
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You're correct, and I presume you mean Beetham Manchester - but what's that to do with this thread old bean? The developments listed on this thread are all pretty much lowrise due to their proximity (couple of hundred meters) to St Pauls. 18 storeys for 5 Aldermansbury is actually going to look quite imposing next to London Wall.
i know but ive just found out and clicked on this thread to find a average mid rise and it had to come up.
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Old September 4th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #13
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i know but ive just found out and clicked on this thread to find a average mid rise and it had to come up.
what did you expect - its fairly common knowledge that London has some cracking proposals on the go (122 Leadenhall, DIFA, LBT, Minerva, Beetham etc), but none of the biggies actually under construction. Its not suddenly going to change over night.

Yes, I suppose this thread is full of rather 'average lowrises', but as I said, that's what suits the location. I actually rather like the stainless steel cladding to be used on 5 Aldermansbury!!!!
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Sony are based in the West End, near Oxford Circus I think. Not sure about Samsung.

Sony Music and Sony Pictures are based the West End and Sony Uk ltd are based in Brooklands business park in Weybridge, Surrey.

Samsung are on the Great West Road in Brentford.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 01:18 AM   #15
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Sony Music and Sony Pictures are based the West End.
They are in Great Marlborough St.
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Old September 5th, 2005, 10:39 AM   #16
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its pretty shocking to me that britains biggest building under construction isnt in london.
Tallest not biggest. Heathrow Terminal 5 and the new Wembley Stadium are the biggest buildings ever built in Britain and both are UC in London.
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Quote:
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its pretty shocking to me that britains biggest building under construction isnt in london.
Heathrow Terminal 5 is by far the biggest construction site in the Uk at the moment. And Wembley is bigger than Beetham.
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damn ya beat me to it, didnt see ya post there monkey.
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I think the ctrl/st pancras/stratford international ranks at least along side those two and you also have the 3 sites of the arsenal stadium project that is pretty big. And shortly if what I saw the other day, piling equiptment at the Battersea Park Rd side of battersea power station, there will be another huge construction site in London.
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Oh within two years a little project called "The London Olympics 2012" will be under construction.
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