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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:15 PM   #1
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Lots Road Towers | Chelsea/Fulham | 122m/85m | 37/25 fl | U/C

Just read in the ES that the ODPM has given the thumbs up to the LOTTS ROAD towers, and over ruled the council, who refused permission.

Good looking towers, not sure how they will impact on the skyline though
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Old February 1st, 2006, 06:19 PM   #2
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Are they these ones?

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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:06 PM   #3
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Are they these ones?

that's it. cycled around the site a few months back and its really a derelict mess at the moment, although surrounded by lots of the typical Chelsea/Fulham type town houses. Sound like a cliche but this scheme would really regenerate the area, although I doubt the average joe will be able to actually afford any of the apartments. The gold pointed roof on the left is Chelsea Harbour (or Wharf) and is the London home of such luminaries as Michael Caine etc.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:41 PM   #4
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Michael Cain, was one of the residents who objected to these towers.
How hypocritical can you get, complaining about a high rise building, when you live in one yourself!!!!!
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:53 PM   #5
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I like them, those renders don't look right the taller one is considerably higher.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 07:59 PM   #6
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Excellent news!
At the end of the day, I dont know what has been approved. The project has been amended a lot since first proposed.

Can someone tell us more on the approved development ?
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Old February 1st, 2006, 08:14 PM   #7
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Don't build...those bloody towers...near me
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Old February 1st, 2006, 08:21 PM   #8
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Can someone tell us more on the approved development ?
The towers are 122m/37 storeys and 85m/25 storeys respectively. Considering their location, that's bloody tall.
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Old February 1st, 2006, 09:51 PM   #9
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Yes that's what I read on the GLA website. Also they eventually swaped the towers, the taller one is now in Hammersmith instead of Kensington.
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Yes that's what I read on the GLA website. Also they eventually swaped the towers, the taller one is now in Hammersmith instead of Kensington.
ha, I live over in Hammersmith and Fulham and we're often portrayed as the poor neighbours of the Royal Borough, which, errrm, is fairly true. Anyhoo, a 122m tall tower in H&F is not to be sniffed at.

The Lots Road model was at the Building Design centre last year, but the changing exhibits seem to have usurped it. Perhaps it'll be back, anyway, as mentioned earlier, the towers on the render look smaller than what I think will eventually materialise.
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Look at it this way - 122m is the same height as Birmingham's tallest building, the Holloway Circus Tower.
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Look at it this way - 122m is the same height as Birmingham's tallest building, the Holloway Circus Tower.
.......and taller than my beloved Bridgewater Place. Huzzah! May swing down on the wheels and grab a shot of the current nice. The old power station conversion will be superb.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 01:36 PM   #14
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I like them, dont what the fuss was all about!
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 03:22 PM   #15
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that's it. cycled around the site a few months back and its really a derelict mess at the moment, although surrounded by lots of the typical Chelsea/Fulham type town houses. Sound like a cliche but this scheme would really regenerate the area, although I doubt the average joe will be able to actually afford any of the apartments. The gold pointed roof on the left is Chelsea Harbour (or Wharf) and is the London home of such luminaries as Michael Caine etc.
Thats Belvedere Tower - each appartment covers an entire floor. Transport links in this part of west London will be improved if and when St George build Imperial Wharf station on the NLL. Caine probably complained about that too.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 03:59 PM   #16
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Look at it this way - 122m is the same height as Birmingham's tallest building, the Holloway Circus Tower.
I beg to differ - I classify our BT tower as a building
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 07:01 PM   #17
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Nice development, this has been around for years, glad to see it finally approved. Does anyone know when construction will start?
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 09:43 PM   #18
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^ According to the Evening Standard, the council may challenge Prescot's decision in the courts.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:24 PM   #19
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therefore I doubt it will ever be built. maybe a different scheme.
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Old February 2nd, 2006, 10:42 PM   #20
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that render makes the towers look deceptively small....

i think its the size of the river, the size of the clouds, and the general zoomed out scale (especially with the river) that gives that impression. In all reality, when you compare the towers to its neighbours and the buildings around it then you can see they are huge.
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