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Old November 25th, 2011, 05:55 PM   #2901
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The King's X lands regeneration projects is absoultely fantastic!
When will it be finished?
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Old November 25th, 2011, 08:57 PM   #2902
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I think developments will slowly be built throughout this decade.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 05:51 PM   #2903
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Stratford Set For Yet More Massive Plans

Plans have been revealed for a massive redevelopment of some brownfield land near to the 2012 Olympic site and Stratford High Street. Dubbed Strand East, the masterplan features the development of 1,200 new homes, including a number of 15 storey buildings on the eastern edge of the site, a new 350 bedroom hotel, shops, and a public sculpture which will rise 40 metres tall overlooking Dane's Yard.

One of the leading principles behind the scheme is that it should be the sort of thing to attract families en masse rather than the small flats often built in London for young professionals and aimed at the buy to let market. Here no less than 40% of all the housing will be three bedrooms or more, an enormous amount for the capital.

Intriguingly, or perhaps worryingly based on the previous experiences of London in such matters, the family housing will be built in areas aimed to be as car free as possible. One way of achieving this plan will be to link the buildings together using raised pedestrian walkways.

London hasn't had a very good experience of such things in the past with the likes of London Wall and Heygate Estate showing how hard it is to do it. In the case of London Wall pedestrians often preferred walking at ground level as it provided them with simpler access and stopped them being limited to a rigid set of routes. In the Heygate Estate the walkways simply turned into a rabbit warren of passageways for muggers and drug addicts.

The first part of the masterplan will be the landscaped public space in and around Dane's Yard. This along with a collection of shops and the sculpture have already received planning permission from the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation which exercises control over this part of London.

Developed by Landprop, a planning application for the rest is expected in early 2012.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #2904
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i wish to live in london how much does it cost to live in a flat with one bedroom? In a "normal area"
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Old November 26th, 2011, 06:33 PM   #2905
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i wish to live in london how much does it cost to live in a flat with one bedroom? In a "normal area"
hello, i'd recommend you open a new thread and post your question in this section you will get tons of useful information and suggestions.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 08:21 PM   #2906
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i wish to live in london how much does it cost to live in a flat with one bedroom? In a "normal area"
It will never be cheap but ultimately depends on the area like in most places.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:02 PM   #2907
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Old November 26th, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2908
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there are many cheap places in london but you need to know where to hunt them. imo paris is slightly more expensive than london. perhaps i went to paris as a tourist so i didn't really know cheap places to stay, shop and dine etc. to be frank i don't really find london that expensive (as people whine) compared to other major cities around the world. even cities like sydney, singapore, los angeles can be more expensive than london in some aspects.
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Old November 26th, 2011, 11:35 PM   #2909
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The cheapest places in London will still be more expensive than in most mid sized cities.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 12:03 AM   #2910
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Well, quality has its price
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Old November 27th, 2011, 01:31 PM   #2911
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I confirm london is expensive but not so much we can think
If you go to a KFC in barcelona is more expensive than paris which is almost the same in price than london in that chain

And last year we have eaten in London and found the restaurants (in canary wharf and Thames riverside near london bridge) not so expensive.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 03:19 PM   #2912
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Canada Water Library / open soon

Viewed from the south, across Canada Water, I'd say the rainscreen colour was mid-bronze rather than light-bronze; however on the north side it does look lighter. I guess that reflection from the dark water at this time of the year is the reason — in the summer months I hope the cladding will look lighter and more lustrous. It is announced that this library is opening 28/Nov/2011


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Old November 27th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #2913
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Peckham Library / 1 (newly opened)

Arch. Will Alsop & Jan Störmer, 1999. This copper-clad, top-heavy, spindly-stilted building won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the UK's most prestigious architecture award, for the year 2000. The prize is for the building that made the greatest contribution to the evolution of architecture in the previous year


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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:47 PM   #2914
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Strand East Sculpture

This new sculpture will be built at Dane's Yard, London. E15 Council Newham County London.



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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:50 PM   #2915
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Aon Sign Leadenhall Contract

After years of swirling rumours, insurance giant Aon has finally signed on the dotted line for almost 18,000 square metres of space in the under construction Leadenall Building in the City of London.



The Aon deal for the Rogers, Stirk, Harbour and Partners designed Cheesegrater will see approximately a third of the space taken by the firm on the lowest part of the tower, floors 4 to13, where the floorplates are largest. In addition to this Aon will have an option to take a further six floors if their requirements change, levels 14 to 18, which translates into another 7,900 square metres. The rent Aon will be paying will be £56.60 per square foot.

Promisingly, this now means that over half of British Land's commercial developments in London have been pre-let before completion showing that their ambitious progression of their development pipeline despite an insipidly performing British economy, a decision some have seen as excessively risky, has been the right choice.

The scheme is being developed jointly by British Land and Oxford Properties as a 50:50 venture between the two partners.

Main contractor, Laing O'Rourke, is already on site, and work is currently at the stage of concrete pouring of some of the lowest floor slabs. Once completed in 2014 it will have a height of 224.5 metres.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 05:54 PM   #2916
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Another twin towers for London, BOOMING

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Allies + Morrison Design Vauxhall Twins



Continuing the trend of a succession of new towers in London's Vauxhall Bridge area are these ones from Allies and Morrison who are leading the design for a scheme that will regenerate a small part of land next to the key Covent Garden Market site.

The development will consist of eight major buildings on one of the most easterly pieces of land owned by CLS Holdings, with Wandsworth Road running to the north, and Miles Street cutting through the site. Seven of these buildings will be new with the other being a renovation of the existing Victorian terraces to the north east of Miles Street.

In total the project will host 604 residential units, plus retail space, 15,114 square metres of offices, and a new hotel. There will also be a new street market on the site plus a number of cafes and eateries.

Most notable on the skyline will be two twin towers of 53-storeys each using the signature grid-like façade that Allies and Morrison has become noted for. They should be tall enough to stand out amongst the crop of towers planned for the area - the Vauxhall Bondway plot is to the immediate south, Market Towers are to the north, and Vauxhall Cross Island sits on the north-east. As such the heights of the buildings step up along Wandsworth Road to fit in with the cluster that is emerging there.
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Chiswick Octopus Approved

Make has secured planning permission for what could be an iconic building in west London, the so-called Octopus to sit on the island site of Chiswick Roundabout.




The 52 metre tall building is designed to have seven floors above ground with approximately 6,000 square metres of internal space, and a very distinctive design thanks to the tentacle-like parts of the structure that rise from the ground level. 21 metres in height they will be particularly prominent to the passing motorists who could also be targeted by advertising on the building if it is installed. although this has been substantially scaled down since 2009. At night the rooftop garden will have the ability to be lit up creating a highly visible landmark for miles around.

The project is being developed by London and Bath Estates and Galliard Homes in a joint venture although there isn't a precise date yet on when construction could start, nor is the Octopus the first such tall proposal to be mooted for this plot of land.



As long ago as 2001 a 120 metre tall tower was proposed for the site, with other plans going back even further for development into the nineties meaning that pulling this off could be quite the achievement for such a hostile site.
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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:11 PM   #2918
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The Place has just topped out.

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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:22 PM   #2919
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The octopus is great but the above twins* look terrible, & to say that they are 53 storeys...

The cladding reminds me of that of Nexity in La Défense.



* hopefully, the cladding will be different (appeals)
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Old November 27th, 2011, 09:43 PM   #2920
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^ those will be built as residential towers just like "strata tower" or "st george wharf" tower currently under construction in vauxhall. i think it's early to judge and give any criticism on their architecture and design as the official renders have not even been unveiled yet. anyhow, 53 storeys sounds not too boring to me as they will not be too short. can't wait to see the close up renders and details of those two twins towers



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