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Old April 4th, 2012, 01:34 AM   #3481
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Barratt's have released an official update, including an excellent aerial shot, presumably taken from the roof one of the Canada Estate towers (Columbia Point I think).

A2 = Vancouver House and Ottawa House, the newest completed buildings, behind the cranes
A3 = Brampton House, the mid-rise (some of it's even low-rise) under construction
A4 = Ontario Point, the tower (u/c)

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Old April 4th, 2012, 02:01 AM   #3482
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What is the status of the Baltimore Wharf Twisting tower?

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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:21 AM   #3483
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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:26 AM   #3484
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i don't know the name of it but it is definitely a newly built tower

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and other new towers u/c on the right side of the stratford shopping centre

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some nice decoration near the station

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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #3485
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new buildings @ the stratford city

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Old April 4th, 2012, 11:06 AM   #3486
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taken @ the wembley city i couldn't take pics of the other u/c buildings because they are a bit far and i didn't really know how to get there...

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this white tower is a student hostel

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Old April 4th, 2012, 11:19 AM   #3487
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i think this u/c building is located near the st james park station (it's unusual shape is quite interesting and it reminds me of one new change)

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Old April 4th, 2012, 12:51 PM   #3488
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The Place taken yesterday

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Old April 4th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #3489
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NEO Bankside U/C

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Old April 4th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #3490
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Old April 4th, 2012, 04:34 PM   #3491
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http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworst...light-capital/

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London Property: The Home of Flight Capital

London has long been home to flight capital: the money that people don’t think is safe in their own countries and should thus be placed elsewhere. Sure, Switzerland and other places figure much higher in the secrecy stakes, so that governments cannot find out how much they can steal from you. But for investments in actual things London’s always been high on the list: it’s number of centuries since the State last tried to permanently confiscate the property of foreigners which is always comforting.

And it appears that London property itself has become an attractive place for that rat run of foreign money out of unsafe jurisdictions:

According to research by Knight Frank, the property company, 7.3pc of all London purchases in the first two months of this year were made by Italians, up from 2.1pc in the same period last year. Russians made 7.2pc of purchases in the prime London index, which covers homes worth £3.7m on average.

Experts said the change represented a flight to London by overseas investors who want to preserve their wealth in the face of political and economic upheaval in the eurozone. Around 3pc of purchases in these two months were by Greeks, pushing Greece – at the centre of the eurozone crisis – into the top five nations buying London luxury homes.

For that Greek number, note that the population of the entire country is about the same as that of Greater London. For both the Greeks and the Italians we can assume that the move has two causes: one is the devaluation of the pound against the euro in recent years which makes London property look cheaper to euro based buyers. But that’s not changed all that much in this past year so we might happily assume that we’re seeing rather the fleeing of the possible devaluation of some hypothetical future Lira or Drachma.

For the Russians the calculus is different of course. Assets in that country really just aren’t safe, reliant as they are on continued political goodwill towards you for you to be able to keep ownership of those assets. Having a goodly piece of money tied up in a Mayfair house can seem like a very good idea in such circumstances.

In all these cases the general bet being made is that a decent London house will maintain its value: whatever happens to your own local currency or even your relationship to those with the political power.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 05:04 PM   #3492
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great pictures, the finished tower in stratford is called something like the stratford eye, i think it was finished around 2007/08 and is about 70m tall
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Old April 4th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #3493
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IT’S THE ECONOMY
London Is Eating New York’s Lunch




Every month, some young bureaucrat in the Chinese State Administration of Foreign Exchange (known, slightly menacingly, as SAFE) reaches out to a trader in London and buys or sells billions of dollars’ worth of U.S. Treasury bonds. You’ve heard the overblown fears that China owns too much U.S. debt, but you might not realize that it’s a British firm that regularly gets the commission. That’s because London is the world’s largest market for dollars. When a company in Shanghai or São Paulo decides to sell public shares internationally, they’re very likely to choose London, too.

In fact, if you follow the flow of money around the world, you might be surprised to find that the central node of global finance, the place where money passes through most often, is London, not New York. Wall Street, of course, is no piker. American investment banks — partly because the U.S. economy is the largest in the world — do more business and make more money. But when it comes to international transactions, London is the world’s financial center. The City of London, its Wall Street, employs more than 300,000 people, whereas Wall Street itself employs fewer than 200,000. Banks in the United States hold total assets that come to about 85 percent of the country’s gross domestic product. In Britain, the banks hold almost 400 percent more money than its G.D.P., mainly because so much international business takes place there. And as the U.S. share of global finance shrinks, international business matters more.

How did London surpass Wall Street? In part because even in a world of electronic trading, brokers still want to know there is a human being at the other end of their 0’s and 1’s. London’s working hours overlap with those in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia; New York’s don’t. The more significant reason, however, is regulation. In 1986, Margaret Thatcher instituted what’s known as the Big Bang, which blew up centuries of regulations protecting Britain’s old, slow-moving firms. In an instant, the City of London went from a charming, ancient system of legally protected, relatively small institutions to electronic banking, enormous investment conglomerates and millionaires who made their money via speculative bets. Out were the Oxbridge set and oak-paneled rooms. In were ambitious young men with Cockney accents and walls of Bloomberg terminal screens.

More than any specific change in the law, however, the Big Bang signaled that the government wasn’t going to obstruct people from making oodles of money. And so between 1986 and 2002, this lack of regulation, often called the light touch, helped London catch up with New York. Then, after Congress passed the Sarbanes-Oxley reforms in 2002, the balance of power shifted further. Designed to prevent another Enron, this legislation mandated, among other things, numerous reporting requirements that firms complained were expensive and bureaucratic.

U.S.-based companies may have been stuck with this new law, but foreign companies weren’t. They could avoid it by simply listing their stocks in London. And many did just that. From 1996 to 2000, U.S. exchanges captured an average of 74 percent of the total value of global public offerings. In 2007, their share fell to about 14 percent. The trend became so troubling that Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Senator Charles E. Schumer and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson mounted a push for less of a regulatory burden. In other words, New York wanted to become like London.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 06:09 PM   #3494
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http://www.sixtylondon.co.uk/

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215,000 sq ft Sixty London scheme due for completion summer 2013



AXA Real Estate Investment Managers has appointed Balfour Beatty as the principal contractor to deliver the final construction phase of Sixty London, a prime London office development. The next phase of work on the Kohn Pederson Fox designed scheme will delivery 215,000 sq ft of Grade A office space in the City of London in summer 2013.

Development Venture III, advised by AXA Real Estate in partnership with Favermead is speculatively developing the project – previously the site of Bath House – to ensure delivery into a supply-constrained London office market in 2013. The building is targeting a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ sustainability rating and has been upgraded to achieve an additional 25% carbon saving.

In addition to the 215,000 sq ft of office space, Sixty London will offer 20,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant accommodation on the ground floor and discussions are underway with a number of potential occupiers who would further enhance the building and the local area.

Elsewhere within the City of London, AXA Real Estate is developing 60,000 sq ft of new offices with 20,000 sq ft of retail / restaurant space and 10,000 sq ft of prime residential apartments at 1 St Paul’s, as well as 160,000 sq ft of new office space at 6 Bevis Marks, EC3 in conjunction with MGPA and Eurohypo.

Harry Badham, AXA Real Estate’s UK Director of Development said: "Our team has worked incredibly hard over the past year to finalise and enhance the design and specification of Sixty London and to procure a construction programme – which began last summer – that meets our 2013 delivery timetable. We are now very excited to hand over the final construction phase to Balfour Beatty, who have an excellent team and track record, to deliver this fantastic new prime office building.”

This contract is one of several commercial sector contracts awarded to Balfour Beatty which add up £100m of business. Another City project will see the construction firm deliver 11-storey offices in the Square Mile for Viridis Real Estate Service on behalf of their client Emmatown Properties.

Commenting on the awards, Balfour Beatty Chief Executive, Ian Tyler, said: “We are delighted to see encouraging signs of renewed activity in the London commercial sector and to be able to demonstrate our diverse capabilities which enable us to take advantage of such growth opportunities. We have been able to harness technology to create innovative solutions for our customers and look forward to working with them in delivering these first class schemes.”
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Old April 4th, 2012, 07:23 PM   #3495
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Judge gives go-ahead to 'The Quill'

A High Court judge has paved the way for the building of a 31-storey London skyscraper to be called "The Quill".

Mr Justice Lindblom dismissed a claim that a local authority acted unlawfully in giving the go-ahead to the tower - intended to be used as student accommodation - in Southwark, south-east London.

He said Southwark Council's decision to grant planning permission was lawfully reached, after objectors said the building would interrupt views of the Tower of London.

A firm which owns a nearby building complained that The Quill was "unneighbourly" and "overbearing" and said it would jeopardise redevelopment plans in the area.

But the judge dismissed an appeal for a judicial review after a High Court hearing in London.

Private developers aim to build the tower, which will be more than 328ft (100m) tall, at the corner of Weston Street and St Thomas Street.

Designers were inspired by the shape of a quill pen and the literary heritage of the area, which has links to Charles Dickens and William Shakespeare.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 07:49 PM   #3496
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i don't know the name of it but it is definitely a newly built tower

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Its 'the Stratford Eye' according to the website at the bottom of the tower. It was up by around 2007, as I can remember seeing it on the train about 6 mounths mounths after the Olympics were announced...

Edit: Sorry B890bt, I just realise you've said virtually the same thing
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Old April 4th, 2012, 07:50 PM   #3497
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You mean us Londoners weren't just making it up? Shocking.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 10:10 PM   #3498
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New Capital Quay

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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:22 AM   #3499
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It's truly good news.

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I like.

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Old April 5th, 2012, 12:45 AM   #3500
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that's a sick design but is it going to be built next to the hideous looking hospital? wish it would get demolished soon
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