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Old July 27th, 2017, 08:54 PM   #20921
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Chelsea Barracks | Chelsea SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577494

Official website: http://www.chelseabarrackspartnership.com/



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  • Address: Chelsea Barracks, Chelsea Bridge Road, London SW1
  • London borough: Westminster
  • Station: Sloane Square

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  • Developer: Qatari Diar
  • Architect: Squire & Partners | Eric Parry
  • Cost: £3 billion
  • Homes: 448

Detailed plans for the final phases of Chelsea Barracks have been unveiled. The full scheme, from phase 1 to 6:





















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Old July 27th, 2017, 09:08 PM   #20922
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I'm getting anti-white vibes here.
Not at all, petal.

When some developer produces renders for a new scheme in Fulham, say, that depicts an almost exclusively black population, you can rest assured that I will point out the offensive absurdity of that too.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 09:29 PM   #20923
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Totally random fact of the week, utterly unrelated to what was going on before, no just NO.

Half of all multi millionaire homes sold in central London (2007-2014) were going to rich African buyers. By 2015 alone they'd bought £900 million worth.

Also if you look carefully at the render, there's a bald Black bloke (I think) on the bench, and a woman with headscarf, and daughter, an Asian guy and gal at far left, and a 'woman of colour' on the bench at far right. I still think it's social cleansing, there isn't anyone who doesn't look yuppie, professional and upper middle class. Except maybe the chavy baseball cap wearing Asian guy at far left mentioned earlier.

Or maybe that womad of colour is just a Nazi brunette.

At the end of the day London's higher end property market has been pandering to foreign, non-White buyers for nearly two decades now, especially the neverending flush of new money from the Developing World. Back in the 90s race did correlate with income, but nowadays that's long been out of the window, every since the property bubbles started and vast swathes of inner city working class areas became newly minted middle class areas, whereby the poor sold on for huge profits and retired into the suburbs, notably the Caribbean, Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities that overtook native earnings within a generation. UK's two highest earning stratas are now Indian men, followed by Black women.

Nowadays London is still divided by class, despite 20 years of the unsaid rule of mixing income brackets in every development (now threatened since the previous mayor's tenure), but not defined any longer by White/ non-White - though racial correlation still exists.

Working class:
- traditional London born White British, established Caribbean remnants (the majority- over half a million sold on and moved out of London) - entrenched poverty.
- newly arrived Subcontinentals (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal), newly arrived Africans, Chinese and East Europeans also - upwardly mobile.

Middle class:
- traditional White British (usually from outside London), established British Indian, Caribbean, Chinese and African, recently established East Europeans, newly arrived West Europeans.

Upper class:
- traditional White British aristocracy, established Arab aristocracy, established Polish aristocracy, newly arrived Arab, African, Latino, Indian, Chinese, Russian, French and Italian families parking their money or investing in education.

-So every class at every level is mixed now. Look at the cities most elite private schools, and they will be made up of the global cream of the crop.

City Of London (financial district) private schools:









West/ Westminster private schools:



Even the most premier, traditionalist school in the country, breeding ground for future Prime Minsters - Eton College, is now 20-25% non White and often over half from foreign ancestry. If it was in London I'm sure it would be even higher.





However as mentioned before social cleansing is very much the most major of issues still in London. Under Labour Mayor's Ken Livingstone 30-50% of new multiple-housing developments had to be affordable or they wouldn't get planning permission (even the luxury ones), and gated developments banned. Under Conservative Mayor's Boris Johnson these were mostly scrapped. Grenfell Tower is the most infamous recent example, of the return to the bad old days started by Thatcherism, with newly arrived migrants being grouped again into tower blocks rather than 20 years of the opposite mixing of income levels. Regeneration in London increasingly means kicking out the poor, and separating them apart from the rest.



- In short renders very much use multi-racial props for boosting their sales pitch, in order to attract the global non-White clientele that form their majority sales. However, they very much exclude any visibly working class, even if it's mixed housing. Noone pushes a buggy, without wearing suitable Clapham mum attire. Noone is fat. Noone smokes. Or walks their rottweilers, holding lottery tickets, knives and a flat cap. 'Social mixing' means class in London, no longer race, and renders don't show that.
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Old July 27th, 2017, 10:22 PM   #20924
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London Just Broke a Property Price-Tag Record

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...rd-1-7-billion

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Another part of Londonís skyline has been snapped up by an Asian buyer.

Land Securities Group Plc and Canary Wharf Group Plc agreed to sell the skyscraper known as the Walkie Talkie to Hong Kong-based LKK Health Products Group Ltd. for 1.28 billion pounds ($1.7 billion), according to a statement Thursday.

The price, a record for a single U.K. office property, is remarkable given that the building will face ongoing maintenance costs, JPMorgan Chase & Co. analysts including Tim Leckie wrote in a client note.

LKK, which sells Chinese herbal medicines, paid a 13 percent premium to book value for the property even as Land Securitiesís shares trade at a 26 percent discount, he said.

Asian investors have poured into Londonís office market in the year since the Brexit vote, capitalizing on the weak pound to buy towers for record-high prices. Hong Kong real estate developer C C Land Holdings paid 1.15 billion pounds for the Cheesegrater tower in May.

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Old July 27th, 2017, 10:30 PM   #20925
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^ Never mind the aesthetics - it's the cash that counts.
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Old July 28th, 2017, 03:05 PM   #20926
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57 Berkshire Road | Hackney Wick E9

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1920411

Official website: N/A



Location
  • Address: 57 Berkshire Road, London E9
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Station: Hackney Wick

Project facts
  • Developer: Coldpark
  • Architect: Mikhail Riches
  • Homes: 39
  • Commercial space: 2,021m≤ (GIA)

Plans for 57 Berkshire Road have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation:





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Old July 28th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #20927
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those last few projects are absolutely stunning!
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Old July 28th, 2017, 06:44 PM   #20928
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MediaWorks | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=2017463

Official website: http://www.ynap.com/pages/people/tech-hub/



Location
  • Address: MediaWorks, White City Place, Wood Lane, London W12
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Station: White City

Project facts
  • Developer: Stanhope | Mitsui Fodusan
  • Architect: Allies and Morrison | Grimshaw Architects
  • Floors: 6
  • Office space: 21,500m≤ (GIA)
  • Retail space: 1,500m≤ (GIA)

The YNAP Tech Hub has opened at MediaWorks in White City:











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Old July 29th, 2017, 11:59 PM   #20929
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Old July 30th, 2017, 05:03 AM   #20930
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However as mentioned before social cleansing is very much the most major of issues still in London. Under Labour Mayor's Ken Livingstone 30-50% of new multiple-housing developments had to be affordable or they wouldn't get planning permission (even the luxury ones), and gated developments banned. Under Conservative Mayor's Boris Johnson these were mostly scrapped. Grenfell Tower is the most infamous recent example, of the return to the bad old days started by Thatcherism, with newly arrived migrants being grouped again into tower blocks rather than 20 years of the opposite mixing of income levels. Regeneration in London increasingly means kicking out the poor, and separating them apart from the rest.
Been on this forum, mainly lurking, for nearly 15 years now. just seen the debate. and to this ^, I just want to say - WORD.
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Old July 30th, 2017, 04:38 PM   #20931
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Its not as bad as that, its not like we have areas in London like Bel-Air or Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. Where its exclusively for the rich, even in the most up market areas have social housing blocks and if you don't have local knowledge. The homes there don't scream out rich, like the mansions said areas above in L A.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 07:48 AM   #20932
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Its not as bad as that, its not like we have areas in London like Bel-Air or Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. Where its exclusively for the rich, even in the most up market areas have social housing blocks and if you don't have local knowledge. The homes there don't scream out rich, like the mansions said areas above in L A.
Eh, there's still The Bishop's Avenue. The main difference is that the volume of heritage architecture means that the "tear down and build a new mansion" trend you see in LA and other cities can't really happen in London. Instead, the mega-basement became a thing.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 06:33 PM   #20933
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It was John Healey (Labour) Housing Minister under Gordon Brown who relaxed the building regulations which allowed thousands of low cost or old towers (including Grenfell Tower) to be clad in this flammable material.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 10:38 PM   #20934
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It was John Healey (Labour) Housing Minister under Gordon Brown who relaxed the building regulations which allowed thousands of low cost or old towers (including Grenfell Tower) to be clad in this flammable material.
Tsss, you are ruining internet trend to blame Torries for everything.
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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:49 PM   #20935
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The Landmark Pinnacle | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=613565

Official website: http://www.landmarkpinnacle.co.uk/



Project facts
  • Address: 15 Westferry, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Station: Heron Quays | Canary Wharf

Project facts
  • Developer: Chalegrove Properties
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Height: 233m
  • Floors: 75



Newfoundland | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1632163

Official website: http://canarywharf.com/residential/newfoundland/



Location
  • Address: Newfoundland, Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Station: Heron Quays | Canary Wharf

Project facts
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Horden Cherry Lee
  • Height: 220m
  • Floors: 60



Landmark Pinnacle and Newfoundland construction update by athurstudent

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250 City Road | Islington EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=834722

Official website: http://www.250cityroad.co.uk/



Location
  • Address: 250 City Road, London EC1
  • London borough: Islington
  • Station: Old Street | Angel

Project facts
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 155m | 137m
  • Floors: 41 | 36
  • Homes: 995



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Old July 31st, 2017, 11:58 PM   #20937
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One Fen Court | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=590728

Official website: http://www.fencourtlondon.com/



Location
  • Address: 10 Fenchurch Avenue, London EC3
  • Ward: Langbourn
  • Station: Fenchurch Street | Aldgate | Bank-Monument

Project facts
  • Developer: CORE
  • Architect: Eric Parry Architects
  • Height: 69m
  • Floors: 14
  • Floorspace: 63,000 m≤



One Fen Court is nearing completion, photos by gravesVpelli

London City: Fen Court viewed from Fenchurch Street by Graham Hart, on Flickr

London City: One Fen Court (July 2017) by Eric Parry Architects by Graham Hart, on Flickr
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The Scalpel | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://thescalpelec3.co.uk/



Location
  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Ward: Lime Street
  • Station: Bank-Monument | Aldgate

Project facts
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39
  • Floorspace: 58,329m≤ (GIA)



Construction update by mrfrimley

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Coal Drops Yard | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: https://www.kingscross.co.uk/coal-drops-yard



Location
  • Address: Coal Drops Yard, London N1C
  • London borough: Camden
  • Station: King's Cross St Pancras

Project facts
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Heatherwick Studio
  • Floorspace: 13,348m≤



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The International Quarter South | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1809721

Official website: http://www.theinternationalquarter.london/



Project facts
  • Address: The International Quarter South, Stratford City, London E20
  • London borough: Newham
  • Developer: Lend Lease
  • Architect: Various
  • Floors: 20 | 19 | 19 | 19 | 10 | 6 | 5 | 5
  • Flexible office space: 275,000m≤



Cancer Research UK and the British Council will be moving to new premises in TIQ South
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