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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:54 PM   #3521
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Does anyone have a render of the Guys future look?
this?



i think the gov should consider to spend a peanut amount of money to build a new tower in that area. it is ruining the charisma and beauty of the shard really.

i wish this would be a new guy's hospital in 2014

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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3522
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Old April 5th, 2012, 02:59 PM   #3523
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No, I'm pretty sure that's the old Guys render.. I don't think they are using that cladding now..
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Is this the latest render of the new look? Something about a lighting scheme at the top too.. ?

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Old April 5th, 2012, 03:02 PM   #3525
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That's an old proposal.
This is the approved design:

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This is the approved design:
god! it will not make a difference at all

imo, the one posted above by londonfox is slightly better or are they the same?

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Old April 5th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #3527
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imo, the one posted above by londonfox is slightly better or are they the same?
They're not the same, both are from ARUP though.
At first the blue part was bronze as well but some design review committee thought Southwark could handle something "bolder and less polite" causing the design to evolve into that messy blue/white/bronze lump.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 04:03 PM   #3528
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I know this is impossible, but after the reclad Guys might be even uglier.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 06:00 PM   #3529
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That would be hard.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 06:25 PM   #3530
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I actually like Guy's hospital, it's a fine piece of brutalist architecture that adds a lot to the architectural diversity of London. It's also the tallest hospital building in the world.
It just needs a good reclad.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #3531
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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #3532
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UK ‘leads the world’ in e-commerce

British shoppers buying online have helped digitise the UK’s economy, as the internet contributes a larger share to GDP than in any of the other Group of 20 nations, a report has found. The digital economy grew at a rate of 10.9 per cent a year, higher than the average of 8.1 per cent across the group of 20 nations. South Korea comes second with 7.3 per cent and China is in third place with the internet contributing 5.5 per cent to GDP. If the internet were a traditional sector, the report says, it would be bigger than UK construction, education or the utilities. The sector contributed £121bn to the UK economy in 2010 or 8.3 per cent of GDP, and is forecast to rise to £225bn by 2016, according to research from the Boston Consulting Group.

“The internet economy offers one of the world’s few unfettered growth stories,” said Paul Zwillenberg, a BCG partner and co-author of the report. “Policymakers often cite GDP growth rates of around 10 per cent per year in the developing markets, but they look past similar rates close to home.” British shoppers make 13.5 per cent of their purchases online, higher than 7.1 per cent in Germany, 5 per cent in the US and 6.6 per cent in the world’s most wired nation, South Korea. Even more customers choose to research online and buy in store. Consumers in the UK valued the benefit they got from the internet at about $3,753, with their most loved services including email, search and online banking and investing. Dan Cobley, managing director of Google UK, said:

“This report is massively encouraging and shows that the UK internet is leading the world in e-commerce. At a time of financial uncertainty, the UK internet economy continues to grow at an incredible rate, creating thousands of new businesses and jobs.” Small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK who made use of the internet for marketing, sales and contact with customers and suppliers, grew at a rate of 12 per cent, faster than those who barely used the internet, at only 4 per cent.

The government has been keen to promote Britain as a centre for technology, setting up East London Tech City, as part of the 2012 Olympic legacy. It aims to make London Europe’s leading centre for internet start-ups but the area, which grew out of the organic cluster dubbed Silicon Roundabout, faces stiff competition from Dublin, Berlin and Stockholm. The government is also trying to bridge the digital divide by helping provide superfast broadband to ensure that those living in rural areas have access to the internet.
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Skype hires 400 people between London and Stockholm, as the Microsoft-owned company seeks to expand its presence in the UK and Europe.

London geeks, update your CV’s. Microsoft-owned Skype has plans to hire people in London and Stockholm as part of a wider European expansion, according to the BBC. But it comes as Yahoo reportedly plans to shed 2,000 jobs in the near future. Some are pegging the pink slips to drop at New York’s market opening today.

The Internet-calling giant was bought by Microsoft for $8.5 billion last October following U.S. and EU approval, and was formally rolled into the bosom of the Redmond technology giant as its own division.

Skype’s expansion to the British capital could not come soon enough for the UK government, which is keen on stressing how London will be the “powerhouse” for European tech, as it continues to invest in the East London Tech City, known colloquially as “Silicon Roundabout”.

Skype’s London office is expected to rise by 40 percent to 330 employees, with the first stage of the hiring process to go ahead by June.But UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg specifically identified Skype as one of the services that the government wants to monitor, as part of plans to roll out new laws that record and log Web, email, and call data by the intelligence services.

Good news for Skype-using evil masterminds. It’s still one of the most secure way of sharing your dastardly plans. Osterloh said the plans will not affect Skype’s hiring spree, but noted that it would “not be able to hand over user data” because of the peer-to-peer infrastructure of the network.
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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:22 PM   #3533
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Energy Beams To Zap Cancer Coming To UK

Patients will be treated at two centres including one in London which will be built by 2017 (Pic: Scott Tallon Walker Architects)


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Old April 5th, 2012, 07:25 PM   #3534
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29-storey development planned for Waterloo’s Elizabeth House site

David Chipperfield Architects have unveiled their latest proposals for the redevelopment of the Elizabeth House site in York Road next to Waterloo Station.


Victory Arch Square


The proposed north and south buildings seen from the corner of York Road and Chicheley Street


The low-rise southern section of the current Elizabeth House seen from the London Eye


The proposed buildings seen from Charing Cross. In reality the view is likely to be obscured by new high-rise development on the Shell Centre site in the foreground.


Chipperfield was selected in September 2010 by the site's joint owners Chelsfield and London & Regional Properties. Since then the architectural practice has produced a number of concepts for the site. The scheme was radically redesigned last summer after the proposals were presented to Mayor of London Boris Johnson who is said to have taken a keen interest.

Elizabeth House, which sits between York Road and the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, dates from the 1960s and was designed by John Poulson.

The current owners acquired the site after an earlier scheme by P&O – designed by Allies and Morrison and known as the 'three sisters' – was vetoed in 2009 by the then communities secretary John Denham.

The latest scheme, to be submitted to Lambeth Council this week, includes a 29-storey building at the northern end of the site with offices on floors 1 to 12 and 142 homes on 15 floors above.

The southern half of the site (towards Leake Street) would feature a 10-storey office building.

The developers are placing a strong emphasis on their plans to upgrade the entrance to Waterloo Station with the creation of a new 'Victory Arch Square'.

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United House selected for £130m ($205m) north London scheme

Development and regeneration specialist United House has been selected by the Business Design Centre to develop a £130 million regeneration project in Islington, north London. The company will work with City North Islington in a joint venture. 04 Apr 2012. Proposed plans for the regeneration of the mixed-use development include 308 new homes, with provision for affordable housing and retail space. Under the plans two new 21-storey towers will also be situated at the Finsbury Park site.

“The combination of private and affordable homes, shops, restaurants and offices will bring new focus to Finsbury Park," said Jeffrey Adams, chief executive of United House. The site is located on a trading estate next to Finsbury Park train station and underground, which is the busiest transport hub outside the London's tube zone one, the developer said. It is hoped that the regeneration project will act as a catalyst for wider regeneration in the area. It is the largest regeneration scheme undertaken in Islington since the Arsenal Stadium project. Under the proposals for the regeneration, 47 affordable homes will be built, along with 116,000 square feet of retail, restaurant leisure and office space.

“We are delighted to be working with United House on this project," said Jack Morris, chairman of City North Holdings. "They share our vision and values for City North in wanting to create a scheme for Finsbury Park which we, and the local community, can be proud of." "It will bring much-needed new homes, business investment, employment and economic growth to what will become one of London’s most exciting and vibrant areas," he added. The developers expect to start work on the site in the spring of 2013 and hope to complete the project in 2016.
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Taylor Wimpey Central London launches new homes in West Hampstead

The recently created Central London division of Taylor Wimpey has reached a landmark moment with the topping out of its first development, The Mill Apartments, a collection of new homes in West Hampstead.

The Mill Apartments, which will feature a selection of one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments when completed in December 2012, will be officially launched later this month. Prices range from £383,000 to £1.4m.

The new homes, which are being built by Willmott Dixon on behalf of Taylor Wimpey Central London, are sure to appeal to a range of buyers looking to find a property in West Hampstead, including property investors.

Tenant demand for properties in West Hampstead is generally high due to the area's thriving up-market high street full of boutique shops, popular bars, cafes and restaurants, as well as easy access to excellent transport links, including two overground stations, an underground station on the Jubilee Line and a 24-hour bus service.

With 39 new homes in total, Taylor Wimpey Central London is making six apartments available to private investors now, ahead of a public launch at the tail end of April 2012, with an estimated gross annual rental return of 5.4% achievable.

The apartments are being made available on a 999-year leasehold and come with a 10-year NHBC Warranty, plus an additional two year Taylor Wimpey customer warranty.

This is the first of a strong pipeline of developments for Taylor Wimpey Central London, as it sets its stall out in 2012.

Speaking during the ceremony earlier this week, Taylor Wimpey Central London managing director, Ingrid Skinner, said: "This is a very important project for us. It is our first as a division and the first of many we will be undertaking this year. This project perfectly represents our desire to create niche developments in fashionable areas of London. As expected demand for these apartments has been extremely high and we look forward to selling the remaining units."
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£90 million ($142m) scheme with urban flair will revitalise Bromley


Cutting edge: the residential building and square at Bromley South Central

Bromley is London's largest borough — 59 square miles — most of which is green belt running into Kent and Surrey.

Packed with leafy avenues and quiet backwaters, the area also has 17-minute train links to Victoria, making it popular with commuters.

Many young residents living with their parents yearn for a local new home with a bit of fizz — and now, at last, one is coming.

Bromley South Central is being built on the site of a former car park and aims to rejuvenate the tired town centre with a new quarter that integrates residential, leisure, shopping and the arts.


New landmark: an aerial view of the £90 million Bromley South Central transformation

Two plazas, upper and lower, are linked by wide stairs, inspired by Rome's famous Spanish Steps

The £90 million scheme, moments from the train station, is set around a new public square and brings 200 private and affordable apartments, a nine-screen Vue multiplex cinema, a 130-bed hotel, plus cafés and restaurants offering alfresco dining. All will be welcome, as poor retail and leisure facilities often force residents to travel to Bluewater.

Architect Guy Hallaway says the goal is to create a genuinely vibrant new hub with high-quality design and public realm space. Two plazas, upper and lower, are linked by wide stairs, inspired by Rome's famous Spanish Steps, where people will be able to sit in the sun. To register for one of the homes, call 020 7939 0800.

Cathedral Group, the developer, is bringing its regeneration expertise to another suburban project — The Old Vinyl Factory in Hayes, west London. This is another mixed-use scheme, with an accent on business space and residential.

The 18-acre site was once the headquarters of EMI Records and many of that company's classic LPs were produced there. New apartments are being built alongside restored Art Deco buildings.

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London's digital infrastructure leads Europe, but lags behind Tokyo



London's digital infrastructure is ahead of Paris, Berlin and Barcelona, but behind the likes of Tokyo, Hong Kong and New York, according to technology experts.

As it prepares to host the 2012 Olympic Games this summer, research conducted among 97 IT decision makers placed London in fourth place globally in terms of its digital infrastructure.

Former Olympic host Tokyo topped the board with 37% of those surveyed saying they consider the Japanese city to be leading the way, followed by Hong Kong (17%) and New York (15%), with London scoring 15%.

However, England's capital did rate higher than European rivals Berlin (4%), Barcelona (3%) and Paris (2%).

The poll showed that 54% of respondents believe digital infrastructure is very important to attracting new businesses to cities, while 48% believe it very important when it comes to retaining businesses within a city.

The study was conducted by Aurora Research and SurveyMonkey on behalf of Digital London, on the eve of the first ever Digital London event at ExCeL this week (13 to 14 March 2012).

Adam Malik, founder of the event, said: “If London is really to act as the catalyst for future UK growth, it is imperative that we convince the world of our capital’s readiness to deliver for businesses.

“However the smart buildings, intelligent transportation and sustainable businesses which are critical for this, have yet to be built.”

Debating London’s future at the event will be speakers from the CBI, the Mayor’s office, London Olympics Steering Committee, John Lewis and the architects responsible for major London projects at Battersea Power Station, Eurostar and the Imperial War Museum.
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Tech City to get exhibition space in East London
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The Government’s Tech City UK is making a move from the digital to the real as it puts down foundations for a home and exhibition centre in East London.

Tech City Investment Organisation, set up by the Government’s UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) and headed by entrepreneur Eric Van Der Kleij, was created to boost technology, digital and creative companies around East London’s “Silicon Roundabout” and across the UK.

It now plans to open a 350-seat exhibition space in the area to boost awareness of its opportunities.

The new home, close to Shoreditch House, just off Shoreditch High Street should be ready by the middle of next month to host a raft of events for start up businesses.
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Lol..how is London 'behind' New York when they both score 15...?
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