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Old February 9th, 2012, 12:49 AM   #3221
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imo new london HQ will be architecturally superior to that boxy tower in chicago, but @Newcastle Guy are you sure cheese grater will be occupied by Aon?
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Old February 9th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #3222
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That's their plan.
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Old February 9th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #3223
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yeah i just made a bit of research and you're right and i mean it's so great to see the world's biggest insurance company is moving it's HQ to london, bloomberg also reported that income/revenue etc will be listed on london stock exchange as well great big news indeed.

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Old February 9th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #3224
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Deutsche Bank shortlists Shard and Canary Wharf in London Office Relocation

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Deutsche Bank is one of last big investment banks to consolidate its operations into one large office and it has shortlisted four office buildings in London – Heron Tower, Cannon Place, The Shard and Canary Wharf. Banks such as Barclays, HSBC, JP Morgan & Credit Suisse are just some of the companies that have relocated their operations out of the City of London to be consolidated into a large building in Canary Wharf.

The Shard would like to attract a big investment bank like Deutsche but in these times of austerity these moves are by no means certain. CMS Cameron McKenna shelved a massive 200,000 sq ft pre-let at Principal Place on the back of financial uncertainty. At the same time surely Deutsche will be able to drive a hard bargain. The German Bank is the last big investment bank left to make a move, and is currently in discussion to exit its lease at Bishopsgate.

Will Deutsche take space in one of the buildings on its shortlist or will it flex its position of power to negotiate a better deal where it is? It’s likely to get the best deal at Canary Wharf or Cannon Place – but The Shard, part owned by Qatar national Bank is impossible to ignore – in more ways than one.

Deutsche bank is in a very strong position and whatever their decision, it’s a win-win situation. If it decides to move, it will negotiate an exceptional deal and at the same time be seen to be stepping along a path of consolidation, well trodden by its competitors when they moved out to Canary Wharf. If they stay put in Bishopsgate, it can argue a conservative careful approach during times of austerity – and that shopping around was mere prudence to negotiate the best deal.

It will be interesting to see how The Shard fares, regardless of rental values, the high profile alone of The Shard may be a disadvantage to companies needing to project a tight belt. Moving into the tallest building in Europe is always going to make a headline grabbing statement, which some banks are trying to avoid. But imagine Deutsche Bank being to The Shard, what Swiss Re is to The Gherkin. With investment banks there is a background of high finance that can strongly influence a preference for a client building, and Qatar is now a big financial hitter looking for a prominent client for The Shard
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Old February 9th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #3225
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by csk.

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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:03 AM   #3226
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Baltimore Wharf a new residence in London's docklands,which offers luxury, waterfront living.Group's critically acclaimed Pan Peninsula, another luxury residence in London's Docklands.

For more information visit: www.baltimorewharf.com

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Old February 10th, 2012, 04:05 AM   #3227
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The twisting building is absolutely gorgeous
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Old February 10th, 2012, 12:36 PM   #3228
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Sweet. If built it would bring some nice variation to the otherwise bulky Canary Wharf.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 03:54 PM   #3229
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Is there actually any news about the tower?

Either way, I haven't seen those renders before. It's certainly a good looking design.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 07:43 PM   #3230
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It isn't approved as far as my aware. But I think most of us would like it to be built.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:03 PM   #3231
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What's up with the V.T.I (Victoria Transport Interchange)? Any works in progress...? Cheers.
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Old February 10th, 2012, 11:39 PM   #3232
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^ are you talking about this project or is there another one?







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Old February 11th, 2012, 12:46 AM   #3233
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That's what I meant indeed .
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Old February 11th, 2012, 02:18 AM   #3234
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NEO Bankside SE1

NEO Bankside residential development (Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, due to be completed 2012), Southwark Street SE1, Bankside, London. State of construction as of 26 January 2012.

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Old February 11th, 2012, 04:00 AM   #3235
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^ are you talking about this project or is there another one?
I hadn't seen this one yet. Really cool.
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Chelsea Barracks ( Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners )

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The Masterplan is based on good urban design principles. Detailed plans and elevations of buildings are not appropriate at this stage - these will follow later, and be consulted on separately. However, sufficient information has been produced to fully describe the layout, size and height of buildings, their uses and the streets and public spaces that will surround them. The Masterplanning team have also created a 'Design Code' in collaboration with our liaison group members. This code will help to guide detailed design at the next stage, once planning permission has been obtained.

The Final Masterplan has now been submitted to Westminster City Council for outline planning permission (3 December 2010). The various drawings and documents which describe the planning application can be seen here. This website contains information and planning documents relating to the Outline Planning Application for a Masterplan for the Chelsea Barracks site. Formal Outline Planning Permission was granted for the Masterplan on December 1st 2011.

Project Blue Ltd has submitted an Application under Section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act to vary conditions 1, 26 and 53 to alter some of the approved drawings and documents to allow minor material amendments to be made to the Approved Masterplan (10/10496/OUT) for the redevelopment of the former Chelsea Barracks site in London SW1. These amendments relate solely to the size and form of Plots 1 and 2 and the relationship between them and there is no change to the maximum heights of the buildings as permitted by the Outline Planning Permission.

Project Blue Ltd and their design team have had an opportunity to review the Approved Masterplan and consider that the relationship between Plots 1 and 2 should mirror that between Plots 2 and 3. Whilst the treatment of Plots 1 and 2 in the Approved Masterplan is an entirely acceptable solution in masterplanning and design terms, it is considered that this amendment results in a more robust and legible Masterplan and a better relationship with Pimlico Square.

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Canada Water Tower Set To Rise

The more observant Londonites may have noticed that work has begun on one of Barratt Homes current projects at Canada Water Building A4, which happens to be the tallest element of the project.



With the tower crane now in place, work has started on the towers reinforced concrete frame whilst the construction of a protective scaffold gantry is to be erected around the underground station entrance.

Due to the operating hours of the station this will happen between 10pm and 5am each day when the station is closed, although the precise date of this work is still to be agreed with the London Underground.

Designed by Glenn Howells, the tower was first proposed in 2009. Once complete it will stand at around 80 metres in height to the tip of the fašade overrun. As additional phases on the Canada Waters development the scheme includes four low-rise block forms part of Phase A that add up to 688 new homes.

Despite looking like a slim affair, the massing of the tower is actually based on nearby council blocks, Regina Point and Columbia Point.

Cladding it is a mixture of glazed panels and white vertical beams. The tower is topped by a fully glazed fašade that overruns the roof by two storeys offering not only an interesting focal point but also protection for the towers roof garden.

Completion is set for 2014 with a core soon to grace the London skyline.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 05:28 PM   #3238
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SO143 Please do not post incorrect images and/or info.

That Rogers Stirk Harbour masterplan for Chelsea Barracks was thrown out amid huge controversy and has been replaced by another, more traditional one.
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Old February 11th, 2012, 06:01 PM   #3239
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SO143 Please do not post incorrect images and/or info.

That Rogers Stirk Harbour masterplan for Chelsea Barracks was thrown out amid huge controversy and has been replaced by another, more traditional one.
which one is incorrect and which info is wrong? i just posted the article, current state of the site and the visual images according to the official websites, as the matter of fact i have provided 2 links, one is RSH and the other one is official chelsea barracks construction website which even shows the the details of planning applications. whether they have revised or changed their masterplan is not my case and i have not got a clue about it as i am not the owner of the this construction project. all i can do is to share the current updates of the projects which are being advertised on their websites, that's it. please don't shoot the messenger btw!
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following the link you gave, go to the most recent application and you get a totally different proposal than the one illustrated in the renders you posted, which have been supersede.

For the current schematic layout http://www.chelseabarracks.net/plann.../CB_PP_105.pdf

Can a moderator please take the images of the old superseded proposal off this thread? They give a misleading impression.
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