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Old March 15th, 2012, 12:48 AM   #3321
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Found a really good video from network rail explaining the new kings cross. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ktvrV...eature=related
breathtaking and incredibly impressive architecture for a train station!

the creativity is so iconic and awesome which is something a global city like london needs!!!!




The new Kings Cross station: may the concourse be with you

Kings Cross, long considered one of London’s less glamorous rail termini, has been getting a makeover recently. Original brick facades have been restored and a glass footbridge installed, but the main event is the new western concourse with its enormous, latticed roof. Take a look at these images of the Cross’s new look below (including a map that made us giggle) or see it for yourself from Monday March 19, when it opens to the public.

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London Cable Car Updates

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Plans approved for new homes scheme in Canary Wharf
14/03/2012

Londonewcastle and their joint venture development partner UK and European Investments have received planning consent to develop 121 new homes in Canary Wharf, E14, subject to legal agreement.

The new development, a luxury 31-storey tower, will be situated on West India Docks, and will feature a selection of apartments and penthouses. The scheme was designed by award-winning Ian Simpson Architects.

Dollar Bay will include a double-height reception area with 24-hour concierge service, a residents' cinema and private dining facilities, fitness studios, a landscaped garden and secure basement car parking.

The new homes in the tower will benefit from uninterrupted views of the river with Canary Wharf and the City in one direction and the Olympic Park, O2 and Greenwich Peninsula in another.

The development also includes the regeneration of a site on Thomas Road to deliver much needed new homes. Of the 64 residential - also designed by Ian Simpson Architects - 59 will be affordable homes, bringing the percentage of affordable housing across the two sites to 46%.

David Barnett, CEO of Londonewcastle, said: "We are excited that Tower Hamlets has given the go ahead to a British designed addition to the Canary Wharf success story - and during an exciting year for East London with the Olympics just around the corner."

Barney Kelham, head of UK and European, added: "I am delighted the scheme has been given the green light. This is an exciting project for us and provides high quality residential units for the Canary Wharf market. This project, alongside our recently developed 1 Kingsway project, is part of the exciting ongoing property development taking place across the capital."

http://www.whathouse.co.uk/news/Plan...nary-Wharf-378

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Old March 15th, 2012, 01:31 AM   #3323
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Marriott hotel to form part of new development near Olympic Park
Wednesday 14 March 2012 14:29

Planning permission has been submitted for a 350-bedroom Marriott hotel as part of a wider scheme to create a vibrant, waterside city neighbourhood on a near-derelict site in Stratford, east London.

Plans have been drawn up for the 26-acre Strand East site, just south of the Olympic Park, by LandProp Holding, part of the Inter Ikea Group, to create 1,200 new homes, 58,000sq m of offices, workshops, restaurants, cafés and bars, as well as the hotel.

Incorporating five acres of open space, including a new waterside park, Stand East will celebrate the area's industrial heritage with a strong emphasis on sustainability.

It will be designed around five quarters with the hotel situated in a commercial quarter, alongside office space aimed at the creative industries. Meanwhile, the other quarters will include Dane's Yard - an area which already has planning permission - incorporating a new restaurant and a 40m-high illuminated sculpture; a residential quarter; a riverside quarter; and the Hub, a community area with cafés, bars and shops.

Andrew Cobden, country manager of LandProp, said: "Strand East will be an outstanding place to live and work, built with the long term in mind and to the highest standards, respecting the environment and celebrating the heritage of the area.

The planning application has been submitted to London Thames Gateway Development Corporation and has been validated by the London Borough of Newham.
http://www.caterersearch.com/Article...ar-Olympic.htm




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Virgin Media wins London Underground wi-fi contract
14 March 2012 Last updated at 17:54



Virgin Media has won the contract to provide wi-fi to the London Underground.

The contract is only for ticket offices, escalators and platforms because it would have required major construction work to have added connectivity to the network's tunnels.

From July 2012 all Tube passengers will initially be able to connect to the internet for free.

"Every wi-fi station you pass through is going to give you the chance to stay connected, by quickly updating Facebook, Twitter, email and the like," Kevin Baughan, Virgin Media's director of wireless told the BBC.

"Even while travelling people will have a great experience."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17373523




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"ONE HYDE PARK" - A RARE GLIMPSE INSIDE THE WORLD’S MOST EXPENSIVE APARTMENTS

In London's most luxurious apartment complex, Arab sheiks and Russian oligarchs share a movie theater and private golf course. A two-story penthouse here recently sold for 162 million euros, a new record for the most expensive home on the planet.




LONDON - Without an invitation from a resident, you’re not even going to make it past the lobby of London’s most exclusive building. The barrage of dark-suited, grim-faced men standing at the entrance to the glass and steel One Hyde Park complex won’t let you. If you have an invitation, they’ll radio the building’s security to run a check and make sure that you are who you say you are. Only then may you proceed inside.

Bulletproof glass, panic rooms, iris recognition scanners in the elevators – security here is as tight as in an embassy, and not without reason. After all, the owners of the 86 luxury apartments in this building are among the richest and most influential people in the world. Arab sheiks, Russian oligarchs, European billionaires, 22 nationalities are represented in the apartment complex overlooking London’s Hyde Park.

In its sales literature, the real estate developer Project Grande calls One Hyde Park the most expensive residential address in the world. And they proved it by selling a two-story penthouse for 136 million pounds (162 million euros) – setting the world record for the most expensive home on the planet.

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Old March 15th, 2012, 10:19 PM   #3324
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Rathbone Market - 74 m

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Old March 15th, 2012, 11:13 PM   #3326
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"king cross st pancras underground station" ??
If i come from Lille is it this station i will use for underground?
It will replace the underground one from st pancras?
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Replace? No, it's the same station.

The complex is all linked underground.
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Old March 16th, 2012, 01:53 PM   #3328
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"king cross st pancras underground station" ??
If i come from Lille is it this station i will use for underground?
It will replace the underground one from st pancras?

If you are coming from Lille, then I would imagine you will be arriving at King's Cross St Pancras International on the EuroStar. St Pancras is the glorious gothic building with the gorgeous St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel.

King's Cross Railway Station (the one pictured above) is directly opposite St Pancras on the other side of the road. This is the station that this lovely new renovation is about to be finished on.

However, both stations are connected underneath the city roads as they both share and have access to King's Cross St Pancras tube station...

Three stations, one international (St Pancras) one national rail (King's Cross) and one underground (King's Cross St. Pancras tube station).

All linked together by walkways underground from either side of the tube station... the whole thing is usually considered as one station, not three.

None are being replaced.
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Minoco Wharf Wins Approval

The masterplan by Glenn Howells for Minoco Wharf in Silvertown, London, has been approved by the planning committee of the local council, Newham.

The proposals set off North Woolwich Road have been worked on for Irish developer Ballymore who are seeking to regenerate the 38-acre riverside brownfield side that sits near the Royal Docks.

The proposals feature the complete reconstruction of the site with 3,385 new homes to be built in a collection of apartment blocks, the tallest rising to sixteen storeys in height. There will also be terraced housing, a smattering of mews homes, ground floor retail and office space aimed at smaller companies,

One of the things that the architects have tried to achieve in their masterplan is the creation of a series of new squares of a similar nature, albeit more modern, as those that pepper the older parts of London.

Glenn Howells replace previous architect, 3DReid who had penned plans for 2,600 homes back in 2008. This replacement no doubt has something to do with the fact that Ballymore has been a victim of the Irish recession, and needs to maximise its London holdings to balance the books.

The project will be built in a number of phases with the first one drawing together Glenn Howells, Fielden Clegg Bradley, and Townshend Landscape Architects.
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However, both stations are connected underneath the city roads as they both share and have access to King's Cross St Pancras tube station...

None are being replaced.
ok thanks. When you wait outside in front of eurostar terminal you are face to face with king cross works.
That's why i asked that
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New building construction Oxford street London 15th March 2012

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If you go down to Regent Street today, you're sure of a big surprise, thanks to a £1 billion regeneration project by The Crown Estate

16 March 2012



The south end of Regent Street has always been a handsome sweep of buildings but has long lacked the retail residents to match.

Now, however, behind a high, camel-coloured awning, Burberry’s vast new ocean liner of a store, occupying almost an entire block between Vigo and Heddon streets, and set to open in June, is taking shape. A little further along Regent Street, the finishing touches are being applied to preppy American fashion label Hollister’s grandiose new premises. And that’s just for starters. The transformation of the southern end of John Nash’s famous boulevard is astonishing. A decade ago, this was one of the most depressing stretches of any of the great West End arteries – an uninspiring pot pourri of cashmere and crockery with grimy, Stygian offshoots such as Sherwood Street and Glasshouse Street, notorious for the stench of urine and the crunch of needles underfoot.

Yet within weeks the £1 billion transformation of Regent Street will be well and truly complete. It is the work of The Crown Estate, the custodian of £7 billion-worth of the Queen’s property, which is the landlord along Regent Street’s entire length and also owns 50 per cent of St James’s, as well as tracts of land in Richmond, Kingston, Croydon and Blackheath. The Crown Estate has all but finished a £300 million redevelopment of the so-called Quadrant 3 building, which once housed the huge Regent Palace Hotel, and the surrounding streets that bleed into Soho. Once the weather picks up and the last of the workmen disappear, the newly pedestrianised Glasshouse Street will become the latest addition to London’s burgeoning café culture. The Crown Estate likes to boast that this project is the biggest pedestrianisation in Central London for 30 years, after Trafalgar Square. It is a vision that has been overseen by The Crown Estate’s twinkly eyed and loquacious Regent Street veteran David Shaw, whose project it has been for the past decade.

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Chanel 'snaps up 20,000 sq ft of London offices at New Bond Street'

Luxury fashion house Chanel has agreed to rent nearly 20,000 sq ft of space for new London offices at 158/159 New Bond Street.

A report from CoStar UK has revealed the designer brand will move staff into the new base above its flagship retail space. The headquarters will be housed across floors two to four.

Chanel moved into the building two years ago after Nicole Farhi decided to transfer to new premises. It agreed to a 25-year lease at a zone A rate and last month received approval to double the size of the designer store.

The former tenant of the London offices was Rathbone Brothers, whose 15-year lease runs out in April. The firm paid £33.50 per sq ft, the publication stated.

Both Bond and New Bond Street are popular with luxury retailers. Savills noted last month that Belstaff had agreed to take a 20-year lease at 135/137 New Bond Street, paying a record rent of £3 million a year.

To be renamed Belstaff House, the Grade II-listed building will provide the fashion house with around 25,000 sq ft of space over six levels.
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City Peninsula Completes At Last

The first of what will eventually be dozens of major residential towers on the Greenwich Peninsula has finally been finished and is now opening its doors to residents.



City Peninsula, built on plot M0102, has been designed by Stock Woolstencroft Architects for Bellway Homes and built by Ardmore Construction. The scheme features two towers, one of 20 floors that overlooks the River Thames, and the other of 11, plus a shorter block that ranges from 2 to 5 storeys which bounds the adjacent street.

Between the buildings are two new landscaped courtyards that creates a self contained urban space for the residents to enjoy. There are additional outdoor spaces in the form of a green terrace and a brown terrace, plus touches of hanging greenery on the walls.

In total the development contains 229 new housing units, largely apartments but also a small number of townhouses and maisonettes, 60 of these will be affordable and managed by the London + Quadrant Housing Trust.

Cladding the building is blue brickwork, white render, plus touches of timber on some parts of the lower floors. To help green the building it has a biomass generator, and can be integrated via CHP into the proposed Greenwich Peninsula Energy Centre once that eventually opens.

With the scheme now completed eyes will be turning to what gets constructed next. As joint developer of the Greenwich Peninsula, Quintain Estates, recently announced their desire to progress with a further three buildings it seems City Peninsula will not stand alone for too long.
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Indeed, quite a shame. The plot is prime location for a skyscraper.
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They won't build a skyscraper just because we want them to. If it fills the needs of the tenant, that's what they care about.

It might not be a skyscraper but I wouldn't call a 700,00 sq ft building a 'midget'.
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