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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #3421
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #3423
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Goldman Sachs talks to Norman Foster over new European HQ in London

Goldman Sachs is pressing ahead with plans for a new European headquarters in London by holding discussions with Lord Foster and two other leading firms of architects.

The US investment bank – whose boss has gone on an internal "muppet hunt" – has discussed plans to build a new campus for its European operations on Farringdon Street with Foster and Partners, the architects behind the Gherkin and Wembley Stadium, and two US practices, Kohn Pedersen Fox and SOM. KPF designed Goldman's existing London offices.

The bank, which employs about 6,000 people in London, wants to redevelop a 1m sq ft site on Farringdon Street, around the corner from its current main offices, although construction is not imminent. It has long owned one building at the site and recently bought an adjacent one. Both are empty.

Goldman's plans suffered a setback in November when the government granted Grade II listed status to 1960s murals on the front of Fleet Building, which used to be London's largest telephone exchange. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport followed advice from English Heritage that the nine ceramic tile murals by Dorothy Annan, which depict pylons, cables, telegraph poles and generators, were of "historic interest" to the telecoms industry and had "relative rarity as surviving works of 1960s mural art".

Goldman had opposed the listing of the murals and relocating them could be costly and time-consuming.

The bank's two main offices are in Fleet Street, while the firm's asset management division is based near the London Stock Exchange in Paternoster Square, next to St Paul's cathedral.

Possible candidates for the management of the bank's scheme include Tishman Speyer, which already managed the construction of Goldman's $2.4bn (£1.5bn) global headquarters in New York and rival US project management firm Hines. Goldman reportedly hired Tishman Speyer last June for general real estate advice in London. The company's finance chief Russell Makowsky previously spent 20 years at Goldman in the New York, Hong Kong and London offices.

Goldman again made headlines this week after it emerged that the chief executive, Lloyd Blankfein, had begun scouring emails for use of the word "muppets," a fortnight after one of its London-based bankers resigned amid much furore, claiming that was what some people at the bank called clients.

The bank declined to comment on its plans for a new headquarters.
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Old March 30th, 2012, 01:21 AM   #3424
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Mideast group closes in on prime London site

Land Securities, the UK’s largest property company by market value, is close to selling one of London’s largest development sites to a Middle Eastern private equity group fronted by Amanda Staveley.

The deal to sell Arundel Great Court, the former Deloitte offices on the north bank of the Thames, to PCP Capital Partners is expected to net Land Securities £234m. The 3.3-acre 1970s building has planning permission for nearly 150 apartments, a 152-room hotel with views over the river, and a 400,000 sq ft office building on the Strand.

Land Securities is understood to be keen to focus on its existing £1bn development programme, which includes the 1m sq ft scheme at Victoria Circle and its “Walkie Talkie” City skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch Street. However, the sale crystallises a loss for the company, which paid £306m for the building at the top of the property boom in 2006.

Dubai-based PCP is headed by Ms Staveley, the British dealmaker advising the government of Abu Dhabi on taking a possible £10bn stake in Royal Bank of Scotland. In 2008, the company came close to buying Land Securities’ facilities management business, Trillium. However, PCP narrowly missed out when the unit was eventually sold to Telereal.


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London’s Tech City project got a big boost on Thursday when Google officially opened Campus, its first hub offering start-up technology companies desk space and mentoring.

Opened to great fanfare by George Osborne, chancellor, the seven-storey building will house 100 start-up companies and organisations such as Seedcamp, the technology incubator, and TechHub, the original provider of co-working space in the Shoreditch area.

The building itself is kitted out in the modern start-up vernacular, with stripped-back concrete ceilings, brightly-coloured furniture, table football and mini-kitchens fashioned out of mock shipping containers. The commemorative plaque unveiled by the Chancellor is done in Banksy-style spray paint, and even the flowers in the courtyard are linked to sensors that tweet when they need to be watered.

For the government, Thursday’s opening ceremony was a nice set-piece event to show their commitment to the high tech economy, following on from the tax breaks unveiled last week for the creative industries, and measures such as the entrepreneur visa, launched last year.

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Old March 30th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #3429
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Amazing news about Goldman Sachs.. really confirming the powerful pull London has for these companies over anywhere else. What with AON moving from Chicago to London too... real boost for the London economy.

But couldn't Goldman Sachs take up some space in The Pinnacle? to get that project moving again? Seems silly not to even think about moving into that iconic building.
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where is the HQ of goldman sachs? are they going to base in the canary wharf, the city financial districts or somewhere else in central london?
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Old March 30th, 2012, 12:49 PM   #3431
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North and intermediate towers of Thames cable car updates

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Wind anemometer on top of the London Cable Car tower at the O2 in Greenwich - 25 March 2012 by Vickie Flores (Wapping), on Flickr

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"Goldman had opposed the listing of the murals and relocating them could be costly and time-consuming"

miserable & tight fisted springs to mind!
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I would expect a really nice project.
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Amazing news about Goldman Sachs.. really confirming the powerful pull London has for these companies over anywhere else. What with AON moving from Chicago to London too... real boost for the London economy.
Goldman Sachs that plunged most of the world into an economic crisis ?
Well I guess when your economy is completely dependent on finance, you'd better grasp everything you can.
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not if they are moaning about moving some murals
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The Wembley Hilton is looking very good.
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If you don't like London rising up, then perhaps you should move out

BFLS, the architecture firm that designed the love it/loathe it Strata 'Razor' tower in Elephant and Castle, has designed a new eco tower to sit next to Dalston's Kingsland Station. It will have 130 apartments, and includes hanging gardens running up the tower, which will top out at about 50 metres tall.

The scheme, however, has created a whirlwind of local protest, repeating arguments wagered against similar development proposals throughout London. These complaints are as predictable as ever.

One such complaint attacks the scheme as it could overshadow other buildings, with the dramatic claim that it will "steal" light. The right to light is a legally protected right but this does not mean you cannot be overshadowed at all. All buildings cast shadows and what has to be acknowledged is that the amount of light that is considered legally acceptable in London is not the same as the amount you could expect in the countryside. If this were the case, nothing would ever get built.

Opponents even complain about the greenery the project could incorporate. The communal roof gardens, which will total 1,000 square metres of space, will be maintained in part through the service charges that people in apartment blocks are obliged to pay. Individual balconies will be maintained by the residents themselves - if you don't want a garden on your balcony you don't have to have one.

Rather than being negative, perhaps opponents could look at an existing model for this sort of scheme and see its potential as a positive step forward. One Brighton is a high-density development by Bioregional Quintain, named after the seaside city it takes its name from. There they encourage residents to share gardening equipment and see the rooftop allotments and gardens as a place to bring together the community that lives in the development. A caretaker is also on site to help out if people are feeling lazy or need some advice on getting greener fingers.

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