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Old April 1st, 2012, 07:36 PM   #3461
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London Bridge redevelopment gets planning permission

Network Rail’s £500M redevelopment of London Bridge station has been awarded formal planning consent.

The plans are part of the second stage of the Thameslink programme to unlock much needed capacity on London’s rail network, and allow more services to travel to and through the capital.

Southwark Borough Council’s decision to grant planning permission means that from 2018 over 90m passengers a year - a 35m increase - will be able to travel through a brand new, state-of-the-art railway station.

Costain has already been appointed design and build contractor for the project.
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:05 PM   #3462
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Old April 1st, 2012, 08:25 PM   #3463
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..nice timing, that will annoy them.

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Old April 2nd, 2012, 05:55 AM   #3464
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 06:03 AM   #3465
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Southbank Centre plans £43 million makeover of Queen Elizabeth Hall and Hayward Gallery

Southbank Centre has announced that it is raising funds for a £43 million refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery complex.

Arts Council England this week announced that Southbank Centre has been successful in the first stage of its application for £20 million funding towards the project to bring the concert halls and art gallery up to the standard of the recently refurbished Royal Festival Hall.

"I am delighted that Arts Council England has supported the first stage of our application for a capital funding grant," says Alan Bishop, chief executive of Southbank Centre.

"This part of the site is in great need of attention and we will now conduct a detailed feasibility study to develop our plans."

Southbank Centre says that it will be exploring an ambitious proposal to reclaim unused and underused space to transform the whole of this complex.

The centre says that a conservation management plan is being drafted in consultation with Lambeth Council, English Heritage and the Twentieth Century Society to better understand both the significant elements of the architecture and how the full potential of the site can be realised as envisaged by the original architects.

Last autumn the QEH and the Hayward were placed on a 'watch list' of endangered buildings by the World Monuments Fund.

The latest proposals are the latest phase of the Rick Mather master plan for the South Bank arts complex which was drawn up 12 years ago.

10 years ago this week the House of Commons culture, media and sport committee issued a report describing the Southbank Centre as a "squalid, seedy and menacing environment".

While much has changed since then in and around the Royal Festival Hall, the QEH is looking shabby and the open-air staircases and walkways now feel incongruous alongside the smarter RFH.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 02:15 PM   #3466
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What was standing on this lot before btw? Some historical buildings? That'd be a pity. I can't remember if there was something some years ago.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 02:24 PM   #3467
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 04:01 PM   #3468
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What was standing on this lot before btw? Some historical buildings? That'd be a pity. I can't remember if there was something some years ago.
I've no idea but this is what's supposed to be like:


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Old April 2nd, 2012, 04:11 PM   #3469
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What was standing on this lot before btw? Some historical buildings? That'd be a pity. I can't remember if there was something some years ago.
Waste land. Had been since the 70s I guess. Before that probably wharves and ware houses.
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Old April 2nd, 2012, 11:19 PM   #3470
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 01:04 AM   #3471
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Centrale owners Hammerson selected to redevelop Whigift Centre in Croydon

Hammerson have been selected as the development partner for the Whitgift Centre. The owners of Centrale shopping centre had been competing with Australian giants Westfield to redevelop the North End mall.

The firm had recently invested £50m in upgrading Centrale, having bought the centre for £100m last year.

At this year’s MIPIM trade fair, Lawrence Hutchings, managing director of UK retail for Hammerson, had outlined his vision of joining up Croydon’s two shopping centres to make the town centre one of the top retail destinations in the country.

The announcement comes after Westfield had been the initial favourites, having entered into exclusive talks with the freeholder Whitgift foundation last November.

But fellow leaseholders Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) and IBRC Assurance Company (IBRCAC) had not been involved and began their own talks.

Jones Lang LaSalle were brought in to handle the deal drew up a shortlist, with Westfield and Hammerson the main candidates.

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New designs for the Elizabeth House redevelopment near Waterloo station have been revealed. The images are compared with those from the previous design which has been re-jigged.

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Much better!
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Wow, great development, Has to be said I prefer the new design.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 04:26 PM   #3475
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I especially love this perspective with the massive columns. Great addition for London
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Definitely much better.
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Canary Wharf 'could become IT hub'

The Canary Wharf Group has revealed plans to attract more technology companies to the London business district.

According to the Financial Times, the property development and management firm wants to replicate the success of the so-called Silicon Roundabout in the Shoreditch area of the capital.

Company secretary John Garwood told the newspaper that Canary Wharf is a "natural fit" for technology and media businesses, which suggests people embarking on IT careers in London will soon find new opportunities in the area.

He added that the presence of so many financial institutions represents a "unique selling point", as start-up companies looking for funding will be drawn to the district.

The nearby Wood Wharf site, which is now owned by the Canary Wharf Group, could be used to accommodate businesses in the technology, media and telecommunications sector.

Development of the semi-derelict area was approved by Tower Hamlets councillors in 2008 and the project is expected to generate approximately 25,000 new jobs.
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Old April 3rd, 2012, 09:30 PM   #3478
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london is the most modern city in europe, no doubt. but there are too much people on the streets which is quite scary really.
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Aylesbury Regeneration

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