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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #2661
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There's so many great projects around, it won't always be like this (unless CW Group starts doing some work).
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:40 AM   #2662
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Also, when does the US embassy construction start?.. is it just the one building or other surrounding it too?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:41 AM   #2663
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That vision skyline shot of London, how much of that is realistic now? I don't think it's too much, it's just what the capital needs imo.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:42 AM   #2664
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Also, when does the US embassy construction start?.. is it just the one building or other surrounding it too?
I've read somewhere it will start in 2013, to be complete by 2017.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:43 AM   #2665
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There's so many great projects around, it won't always be like this (unless CW Group starts doing some work).

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/6b49c7f0-c...#axzz1a2o9lki3


This article sounds like there will be a lot more construction in CW area...
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:45 AM   #2666
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That vision skyline shot of London, how much of that is realistic now? I don't think it's too much, it's just what the capital needs imo.
That could be realistic but certainly not in 10 years time. It's a long term vision.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #2667
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Also, it is perhaps not entirely correct in terms of spacing .. I think artistic license was used to add dramatic effect.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:49 AM   #2668
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This article sounds like there will be a lot more construction in CW area...
Oh I know there's a lot of construction to be done in CW. Architects must be lusting over the entire place but I don't like CW Group at all. They've failed to develop big sized project in recent times and have been outperformed by the City in both skyscrapers and design.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #2669
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Network Rail completes purchase of Victoria Place Shopping Centre



Network Rail today completed the leasehold purchase of the 83,000 sq ft Victoria Place shopping centre at Victoria station in London. The transaction sees ownership of the shopping centre passed over from William Ewart for £91.8m.

The new space made available through the purchase will enable Network Rail to reduce congestion in the station by reconfiguring retail space and linking through to the shopping centre, while enhancing the retail offer with new shops, restaurants and bars.

The purchase forms part of Network Rail’s strategy to enhance the passenger experience through the creation of destination stations, growing the overall retail space and increasing revenue to reinvest in the railway.

The shopping centre lies directly above Victoria station of which Network Rail already owns the freehold. There currently is retailing over three levels with 35 units and 11 permanent kiosks anchored by Sainsbury’s, with a mix of casual dining, fashion and convenience brands.

Mike Goggin, Network Rail’s director of stations and customer service, said: “Over 70m passengers rely on Victoria station for their journeys every year, making it one of the busiest stations in Britain. With this number of passengers the station can become very busy, particularly at peak times.

“The purchase of Victoria Place shopping centre will allow us, in due course, to reconfigure the current concourse to give passengers more space to move around, whilst at the same time continuing to provide the wide range of retail facilities people rely on at busy mainline stations.”

David Biggs, Network Rail’s director of property, said: “Network Rail’s purchase of Victoria Place shopping centre is great news for passengers, great news for our retail partners and great news for the station. It’s one of the first steps to deliver our vision of creating destination stations where travellers, shoppers and families can enjoy unique retail experiences in exciting contemporary surroundings fit for today’s demanding customers and rail passengers.”

“Retail in stations continues to go from strength to strength. Our sales results consistently show growth levels well above the high street. We have the essential locations and high customer traffic to help brands perform to their full potential.”

All profit from Network Rail’s retail activity is re-invested in the railway, limiting the cost to tax payers and passengers.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:53 AM   #2670
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^ More towers will be built around Isle of Dogs and Docklands.

Canary Wharf really does look like North American city skyline

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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:55 AM   #2671
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CN Tower moved to Canary Wharf?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:57 AM   #2672
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Lol, I doubt the CN Tower thing will ever be built... Porto, where do you get your news from?
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Old October 7th, 2011, 01:59 AM   #2673
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I've never seen that one S0143, maybe A 2004-5 MOCKUP when I first found these forums? Still got the presumably on hold/cancelled Columbus tower and North Quay Towers. Throw in Riverside and you got yourself some density there. Half those towers I don't even recognise!
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:01 AM   #2674
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^ Yes London version of CN Tower will be built in Canary Wharf too. I think developers of CW has strong relationship with Canada and the Canadians lolz just look at their names, Canada Water, Ontario Tower, 8 Canada Square, 28 Canada Square, One Canada Square etc etc really
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:06 AM   #2675
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LSE mulling Singapore tie-up to bid for London Metal Exchange
The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is considering a tie-up with Singapore's main bourse to make a joint bid for the London Metal Exchange (LME).




The two parties are reported to have held talks about a move into the fast-growing space of metal trading as they look to diversify their business models.
Both companies failed to complete multi-billion pound takeovers of other exchanges earlier this year.
The Singapore Stock Exchange was thwarted in its attempt to buy ASX, the firm that owns the Australian stock exchange, for $8.3bn (£5.3bn), while LSE's £4.2bn merger with Canadian bourse owner TMX was blocked by local regulators. However, the LSE has since entered into talks about acquiring clearing house LCH.Clearnet.

News of a potential joint bid comes after inter-dealer broker ICAP admitted it was mulling a bid for the LME, which has reportedly received approaches from more than nine suitors, valuing it at about £1bn.

The LME accounts for about 80pc of traded volume in global metal futures transactions. It saw record trading volumes last year of 120m lots – equivalent to $11.6 trillion and 2.8bn tonnes of metal.
Any deal would have to be accepted by 75pc of shareholders, which include Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan and trading firms including Amalgamated Metal Trading and Metdist.
The LME's building on Leadenhall Street in the City of London is one of the last bastions of open outcry trading.
Futures in metals including copper, aluminium, zinc, lead, tin and nickel still change hands in so-called ring trading as well as electronically and over the telephone.

Looks like the London Stock Exchange has licked its wounds and correctly moved on from the stupid TMX merger deal with the protectionist Canadian establishment.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #2676
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Name - Columbus Tower
Floor Count - 65
Height - 237 or 240 ( 778 ft or 788 )
Floor Area - 93,423 m2 (1,005,600 sq ft)
Status - Approved

"Will become the tallest tower in Canary Wharf Financial District when it's finished"



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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:08 AM   #2677
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I've never seen that one S0143, maybe A 2004-5 MOCKUP when I first found these forums? Still got the presumably on hold/cancelled Columbus tower and North Quay Towers. Throw in Riverside and you got yourself some density there. Half those towers I don't even recognise!
Construction of North Quay is just on hold until Crossrail is completed (part of it runs directly underneath the towers) so it isn't cancelled - it should start construction once Crossrail is done. Columbus Tower was approved in the end, but I don't know what's happening with that - hopefully something positive!
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:15 AM   #2678
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Polymetal plans full LSE listing

Saturday, 1 October 2011

The Russian precious metals miner Polymetal plans a premium listing on the London Stock Exchange, raising about $500m (£321m) in a move it hopes will catapult it into the FTSE 100 blue-chip index and hand it currency for acquisitions.

Polymetal, which currently has a market capitalisation of about $7bn based on its Moscow-listed shares, announced it would shake up its structure and transfer its Russian shares and existing UK GDR securities to London.

The move, which opens the miner further to foreign investors, will help it to take advantage of acquisition opportunities in conditions that have squeezed smaller producers.

Analysts said the move would also facilitate an exit for the main shareholders somewhere down the line. Its main shareholders are Czech billionaire Petr Kellner's investment group PPF, Nesis family investment group IST and billionaire Alexander Mamut.

Bobby Godsell, who was previously the chief executive of AngloGold Ashanti and is a veteran of the mining industry, will be Polymetal's independent non-executive chairman.
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Old October 7th, 2011, 02:18 AM   #2679
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Construction Starts On Osiers Gate

Work is about to begin on the next stage of the expansion of the Barratt development pipeline in London, Osiers Gate.



The project is one of the key urban redevelopment sites in the London borough of Wandsworth, and sits between Enterprise Way and the River Wandle, a brownfield plot that has been occupied by 20 light-industrial work sheds. 400 metres to the south is the controversial Ram Brewery site.

The designs from Assael Architecture see a twenty one floor landmark tower, four floors shorter than what originally surfaced during planning consultations, plus an assortment of shorter residential buildings with an average height of nine floors each. Within the scheme will be 275 residential units with the 89 affordable apartments in a self-contained block. There will also be 2,104 square metres of ground floor commercial and residential space, a large 1,404 square metre local health centre.

Landscaped space will sit between the buildings for residents and public alike to enjoy along with a new public plaza. The tower will boast amenity for residents in the form winter gardens on the northern side of the tower.

In expanding their London portfolio, Barratt has kicked off a number of high-rise developments in the past 12 months, including Queensland Road near Emirates Stadium, and a solo residential tower on Alie Street.
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£3bn masterplan for Euston station



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Bigger and brighter: Euston Station Partnership's plans include a hotel, a roof garden and better links with the Underground

A new £3 billion vision for the future of Euston station - complete with a roof garden offering panoramic views across the capital - is launched today.

The proposals for the station and 43 acres around it have been drawn up by Euston Estate Partnership, the firm that owns the four office blocks in the station's forecourt.

EEP hopes its proposals will be taken up by Network Rail, which owns Euston and much of the surrounding land. Camden council is preparing to publish a blueprint showing how it would like the site to be developed.

Architects commissioned by EEP produced an ambitious 10-year redevelopment scheme which includes remodelling and enlarging the station, adding a hotel, and improving links with Euston Square Underground station.

The plan also features shops, leisure facilities and 1,500 new homes.

Richard Anning, managing director of EEP's parent company Sydney & London Properties, said: "We want to stimulate discussion and debate about the future of Euston and the surrounding neighbourhoods."
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