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Old January 23rd, 2012, 03:42 AM   #3121
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Old January 23rd, 2012, 03:48 AM   #3122
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Plans for a floating river park on the north bank of the Thames have been scuppered for the time being. In a letter seen by Property Week, and cited in Building Design, the company behind the project confirmed to stakeholders that construction of the park will not go ahead before the Olympics.

The London River Park, a 1km walkway stretching between Blackfriars Bridge and Tower Bridge, was strongly backed by Boris Johnson and had been pencilled in for deployment ahead of the Olympics. However, objections from local residents and a less-than stellar reception from key bodies including the Port of London Authority has led to the proposal being withdrawn and placed under review.

The letter states that the plans have not been totally abandoned, and that further details will be released in early 2012

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Old January 23rd, 2012, 06:31 PM   #3123
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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:51 AM   #3124
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Pinnacle delayed???

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Old January 24th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #3125
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:26 AM   #3126
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London skyscraper stalls as builders down tools

(Reuters) - Construction of what will become the tallest skyscraper in London's financial district has stalled after builders downed tools over funding concerns, a source close to the matter told Reuters.

Canadian firm Brookfield Construction restarted building work on the Pinnacle tower late last year after it slowed to a virtual standstill as developer Arab Investments tried to secure the next stage of funding for the 945-feet tower.

A deal was struck that included a 500 million pounds debt facility from a group of lenders including HSBC and HSH Nordbank, plus the injection of new equity from Saudi Arabia-based investor consortium Sedco.

It was reliant on the developer pre-letting a chunk of the tower to lower the scheme's risk, which it has not yet done. The tower is currently at an early stage of construction, appearing as a stump in the ground.

"About a week ago building work stopped," the source said. "The bottom line is that the Pinnacle will need looking at from a funding point of view or a sizeable pre-let which is difficult in this market."

A Brookfield spokesman declined to comment and Arab Investments was not immediately available for comment.

The 64-storey skyscraper is one of several under construction in central London. HSH has already provided 140 million pounds of debt to help buy and prepare the site for the main construction work while Sedco has put in several hundred million pounds to date.

Although developers had hoped to exploit a shortage of high quality office space over the next several years, the financial crisis has meant many companies are reluctant to sign pre-let deals that make such speculative schemes viable.

London skyscrapers the Shard, the Pinnacle, the Walkie Talkie, the Cheesegrater and the tower at 100 Bishopsgate are at varying stages of build and have only signed one office deal between them.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:52 AM   #3127
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For the second time, work on the Bishopsgate Tower, aka the Pinnacle or the Helter-Skelter, has been halted because of financial concerns. The developer, Arab Investments, has for the time being failed to pre-let enough of the tower to guarantee a half-billion pound package from HSBC.

The core of the on-again off-again skyscraper is currently nudging past the ninth floor, with work having only re-started last year after it was put on hold in late 2010. Should it ever reach its full height of 288m, it would be the tallest building in the Square Mile.

London’s clutch of new skyscrapers has been the subject of much criticism and discussion recently, with one report from Barclays suggesting that tall buildings could be harbingers of recession. While the argument is a flawed one, the appearance of all this new office space may not be what the capital needs in the years ahead: Reuters notes that the four most conspicuous under-construction towers, the Shard, 100 Fenchurch Street (Walkie-Talkie) and 122 Leadenhall Street (Cheesegrater) and the Bishopsgate Tower, have signed only a single office deal between them. Not a sign of a healthy market, then.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:56 AM   #3128
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London company is the best company. its service is the best of world.
every work is too good and many construction working in this time ...may i thanks for the company so give me a chance to create the post and link thanku very much



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Old January 24th, 2012, 10:14 AM   #3129
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London 2012: Olympics to create 'record' wireless spectrum demand

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The London Olympic and Paralympic Games are likely to require up to 20,000 separate wireless frequency assignments, according to the communications regulator Ofcom. The organisation says that is nearly double the amount of licences that it granted for the city over the course of last year.

The body says that new broadcast technologies are helping drive demand.

Ofcom plans to finalise its Spectrum Olympics Plan by early February.

The regulator says it approved 12,505 applications in 2011.

It has already received 10,000 requests covering the seven-week period of the Games, but expects that number to rise thanks to the event being "the biggest media event in history".

Ofcom says demand will come from a variety of sources:

-Wireless television cameras used to provide close-up shots of the competitors
-Wireless microphones offering broadcasters a range of sound sources
-Location, timing and scoring technologies
-Sports commentaries offered to spectators
-Communications systems for broadcasters, security personnel and the emergency services


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£80 million project will see renovation of Commonwealth Institute

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The Design Museum has unveiled plans for the transformation of the Commonwealth Institute in west London to become a new museum for design and architecture.

The £80 million project will see John Pawson redesign the interior of the grade II* listed building, while OMA will draw up plans for a surrounding residential development.

Pawson said: “The most exciting thing about the project is that, at the end of it all, London will have a world-class museum of design, with galleries for permanent and temporary exhibitions, education spaces and a library.

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“There is particularly nice symbolism in the fact that in making this legacy for future generations, we are saving a work of iconic architecture. I hope the result will demonstrate that you don’t need to demolish old buildings to make wonderful new public space.”

In its new home the museum will have three times the space it has at its current premises in Tower Hill, and is expecting some 500,000 visitors a year.

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The ground floor will have three temporary exhibition spaces and a cafe and 200-seat auditiorium will also be created.

The new museum, which is being backed by Chelsfield Partners and the Ilchester Estate, will open in 2014. Some £18 million in funds is still needed to ensure completion.

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This hotel is truly fantastic!! i was near excel last time.
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This hotel is truly fantastic!! i was near excel last time.
i am still looking forward to seeing more fantastic pics from you, merci

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Old January 25th, 2012, 02:37 AM   #3134
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Kidbrooke Regeneration

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Winter 11/12: Submission of the detailed design for Phase 3.





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Old January 25th, 2012, 03:40 AM   #3135
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Airports in the Thames estuary are nothing new. They were headline news 40 years ago. David Hurst, these days an aviation consultant, was a young press officer with the British Airports Authority at the time. He now delves into the memory (and archives).

Much of the detail comes from government papers in the National Archives plus the annual reports of British Airports Authority and Port of London Authority (PLA). The name did not change to BAA Plc until privatisation in 1988. The 2011 statistics are those of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). Current fuel price is from the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. There are no surviving archives from the British Airports Authority predecessor to BAA Ltd. PLA archives are in the Docklands Museum though their Maplin boxes have not been consulted and are unsorted.

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Horniman and Museum of London to receive £20 million a year in funding

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Staff at the Horniman Museum and Museum of London will be celebrating tonight after the two London institutions were included in Arts Council England's sixteen-strong list of Renaissance Major partner museums. The selected museums will receive a total of around £20 million a year in funding over the next three years.

The announcement comes after the Arts Council was given responsibility for museum development following the abolition of the Museums Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) in the coalition government's 'bonfire of the quangos'. In line with the Arts Council's focus on transparency, this is the first time that major Renaissance grants have been decided through an open application process with published criteria.

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Outer London offices part of £177m financial boost

Mayor of the capital Boris Johnson has revealed financial plans to boost some of the boroughs in which businesses have outer London offices. In total, £177 million is being pumped into the city to help regenerate it, with a second round of financing from the £50 million Outer London Fund hoped to revitalise boroughs such as Harrow and Bromley.

Nearly £3 million is to go towards Harrow town centre, with the creation of a Business Improvement District and work to better transport access on the agenda. Bromley is to receive more than £5 million, with Mr Johnson claiming almost 500 local firms with outer London offices here will benefit from several projects.

The £70 million Regeneration Fund will also be put towards developments such as a £5.3 million fashion outlet hub in Hackney town centre, new London offices and retail space in Southwark and the development of a Crossrail station in Ealing.

Mr Johnson commented: "London is the motor of the UK economy and prosperous local high streets are the collective beating heart." He added investment in its town centres is required to bolster local economic growth.

Residents and businesses with London offices were also reminded by the mayor to take part in the public consultation on the transformation of 3,000 hectares of riverside land in east London.

The London Riverside Opportunity Area extends across Havering, Newham and Barking and Dagenham, and Mr Johnson said he believes thousands of jobs and new homes can be created as a result of the redevelopment of this area.

Part of the plans includes creating a Green Enterprise District to be at the forefront of green technologies.

"London riverside has the potential for tremendous economic growth," Mr Johnson said, adding the area offers a number of advantages, such as "available land for reuse, position, transport links and open spaces".
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