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Old June 30th, 2011, 07:02 PM   #2501
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Hoping the cladding will mirror (no pun) the shards!
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Old July 1st, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2503
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Westfield plans £1bn expansion of White City site

The plans include 1,700 homes and 500,000 sq ft of new retail space, including a department store which John Lewis is the early favourite to occupy. Westfield says the proposals will create 2,500 permanent jobs and represent a £1bn investment, although the development will be "phased over time".

The extension would create a pedestrianised area adjacent to the existing shopping centre and connect with the town centre of Shepherd's Bush. At present, the land is occupied by access roads, service yards and warehouses.

Consultations will now take place with the local community. The plans will be on display in a three-day exhibition in the area next month.

Duncan Bower, director of development and asset management at Westfield, said: "We believe our plans represent an exciting new chapter for the area and will continue the regeneration of the area that is already under way."

Westfield London opened in 2008 and has been a major success for the Australian company. A second Westfield centre next to the Olympic Park in Stratford is due to open this September. It is anchored by John Lewis with other retailers including Primark and Forever 21.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 02:04 AM   #2504
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London commercial property 'set for growth'

London's commercial property sector shows no signs of cooling, according to Pearl & Coutts.

Real estate firm Pearl & Coutts has tipped London's commercial property market to extend its recent strong growth, but acknowledged that space in the heart of the city may prove tricky to come by.

In its latest assessment of the sector, the company claimed early predictions of a sustained property investment boom appeared to have been borne out over recent months, with no signs of a slowdown heading into the second half of 2011.

"We have been sourcing sustainable premises day in day out for our clients," the agency commented in a statement. "We're also continuing to routinely look after the needs of multinationals to gain a presence in the capital."

Pearl & Coutts also noted that London was in "sharp contrast" to other areas of the UK, with prime office space prices climbing by around one-third since June 2009.

Last week, the Federation of Small Businesses called on the government to bring vacant commercial property back into use to serve as new premises for smaller and medium-sized enterprises.
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Old July 2nd, 2011, 02:15 AM   #2505
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:46 AM   #2506
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Make wins planning for contentious London Wall scheme

Make has won planning for this ‘evolvable’ office scheme on the site of the 1950s St Alphage House, at London Wall in the City of London.



The high-rise 46,450m² London Wall Place project provoked a flurry of objections from residents in the nearby Barbican but was approved by the City of London’s Planning and Transportation Committee earlier today (27 June).

Backed by developer Hammerson the development features a 27,870m² headquarters block next to Foster & Partners’ Moorhouse building and a 16-storey multi-tenant tower on the western edge of the site - matching the height of Eric Parry’s neighbouring 5 Aldermanbury Square offices.

Ian Lomas, partner for MAKE said: ‘This is a complex site and the scheme balances the needs of Barbican residents with the reinvigoration of the City. As a practice we are proud of the scheme and are pleased this was approved by the committee.’

The proposal is understood to have received more than 130 letters of disapproval with many complaining about the potential imapct on the nearby remains of St Alphage Church tower (Grade II listed).

Martin Jepson, Hammerson managing director, London Group, added: ‘There has been overwhelming recognition from City of London Members of the scheme’s quality and this is a result of our commitment to constantly evolving the design and challenging traditional preconceptions of both the site and occupier’s needs.

‘This is a prime location, where we could achieve completion in 2014 ready for full occupation in 2015. We expect London Wall Place to become a well known City landmark.’
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 11:33 AM   #2507
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lol...objections from Barbican residents, without doubt the biggest single concentration of Nimby tossers in London.
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Old July 3rd, 2011, 02:40 PM   #2508
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Old July 4th, 2011, 04:07 PM   #2509
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London Has $34B of Luxury-Homes in Pipeline

London has a pipeline of luxury-home developments valued at about 21 billion pounds ($34 billion) as a shortage of properties helped push prices to a record and spurred new projects, according to EC Harris LLP.

Investors and developers plan to build 9,000 prime apartments and houses by the end of the decade that they’re aiming to sell for more than 1,000 pounds a square foot, according to a study released today by the London-based consulting firm. Of this amount, 4,000 units are scheduled to open in 2014 and 2015, EC Harris estimates.

Prices for prime residential properties in neighborhoods such as Chelsea, Mayfair and Kensington climbed to a record in June, real estate broker Knight Frank LLP estimates, as overseas buyers were attracted to London because of the weak pound and to find a haven for their wealth. Savills Plc, another broker, estimates that foreign buyers will spend 3.7 billion pounds buying prime residences in the British capital this year.

“London prime residential developers need to have a robust and realistic business plan,” said Mark Farmer, head of private residential consulting at EC Harris. Pitfalls include failing to ensure properties “will suit the unique requirements of an increasingly discerning future market.”

Among the new development projects are KOP Properties Pte. Ltd.’s revamp of 10 Trinity Square, which is opposite the Tower of London, and Richard Caring’s plans to convert the former U.S. Navy building on Grosvenor Square to luxury apartments.
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CapCo submits plans for Earls Court regeneration

EC Properties, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Capital & Counties Properties, has submitted plans for the regeneration of 13.3m sq ft of developable space in the Earls Court & West Kensington Opportunity Area.

The planning applications include outline applications for the 77 acre Sir Terry Farrell Masterplan, plus a detailed application for the 7.5 acre Seagrave Road car park site.

The scheme will represent a multi-billion pound investment in London, and the project has a total estimated value of £8bn. More than 7,500 new homes and 12,000 new jobs will be created by the Masterplan which together with Seagrave Road involves 11.4m square feet of development. In addition to the new homes, the Masterplan includes new office space in Earls Court, leisure, hotel and retail space, as well as a new primary school, library, an integrated health centre and 23.5 acres of public open space including the 5 acre ‘Lost River Park’.

At present the Opportunity Area, which is identified in the Mayor’s London Plan, principally includes the Earls Court Exhibition Centres, owned by EC Properties; railway lands, largely owned by Transport for London; and the West Kensington and Gibbs Green housing estates, owned by the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. The Masterplan has been developed by EC Properties on behalf of the three landowners.

Sir Terry Farrell, Founder of Terry Farrell & Partners, said: “We have developed a Masterplan that draws inspiration from the surrounding communities to create ‘Four Villages and a 21st Century High Street’ which will bring new homes, health & education facilities, as well as remarkable new open space to London.”
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Old July 5th, 2011, 12:04 AM   #2511
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Old July 7th, 2011, 09:38 PM   #2512
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High-profile London offices 'will drive construction'

Growth of high-profile London offices is set to have a positive impact upon the construction industry.

Such is the finding of a new report from the Construction Products Association (CPA), which noted that in the next five years, the building of offices will climb by more than 50 per cent.

It would appear that the development of London offices and other corporate space will be more successful than other parts of the sector. The report stated that by 2014, road construction will halve, while over the next three years, starts of public houses will decline by almost 40 per cent.

Commenting on the industry as a whole, CPA economics director Noble Francis stated that output in 2011 will retreat by 0.5 per cent, "followed by a greater fall of 2.8 per cent in 2012. In 2013 output will be broadly flat with just 0.2 per cent growth, before a return to some significant growth of 3.4 per cent in 2014".

One of the more recent high-profile London projects to be announced is the new one million sq ft City offices of Goldman Sachs.

Property Week recently reported that Tishman Speyer - which has previously led projects like New York's Rockefeller Center - has been selected by the financial giant to create the new base in the UK's capital.
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Old July 7th, 2011, 11:41 PM   #2513
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Laing O'Rourke leads Cheesegrater chase



The UK's biggest privately owned building firm is close to clinching the prized £300 million contract to build British Land's Cheesegrater skyscraper.

Laing O'Rourke - also managing the construction of the 2012 Olympic Park - is the hot favourite to land the deal to build the 47-storey tower, industry sources say.

The glass skyscraper at 122 Leadenhall Street, designed by architect Richard Rogers, will stand 736 feet tall when completed in 2014.

The firm is understood to have pipped bidding rival Skanska, which built the Gherkin at 30 St Mary Axe, to the deal.

The Cheesegrater marks the builder's second major success in the capital this year, after it won a £400 million deal to build the UK Centre for Medical Research and Innovation near St Pancras - Europe's biggest medical research centre.

Plans for the Cheesegrater were shelved during the recession, but British Land brought the project out of mothballs last October after signing a £340 million 50/50 joint venture with the property arm of a Canadian pension fund, Oxford Properties, to complete the project.

In May, insurer Aon agreed to lease nearly a third of the building, when it signed heads of terms for 191,000 square feet with an option over a further 85,000 square feet.

British Land declined to comment but is understood to be poised to confirm the appointment within the next few weeks.

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Old July 8th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #2514
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@PortoNuts: Wow !! Thanks for sharing these - 'up of the line' - articles !!
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Old July 9th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #2516
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Looks better than i expected it would.
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Old July 9th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #2517
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Broadgate scheme approved this week, pre let already secured, construction soon...160m residential and low rise office element.

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Old July 9th, 2011, 10:27 PM   #2518
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what a town!!! i love this activity
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Old July 10th, 2011, 09:56 PM   #2519
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The last time when i was around Harrods, i saw a tall building u/c on the other side of the road, it is not too far from One Hyde Park apartments i reckon ... does anyone know what that tower is?
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Old July 10th, 2011, 10:52 PM   #2520
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if its the one im thinking about its just a makeover iam afraid lol
that brand new soon uc Shoreditch's tower is gonna be neighboured with an other one under construction not yards away isnt it?? residential as well cannot remember name, next to the overground station.

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