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Old April 10th, 2012, 01:24 PM   #3641
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well let me clarity this, ok i am not the one who creates renders and that one posted above is the latest render found on skyscrapersnews which announces every latest construction project. but if they don't post new renders there, then i can't post new renders here, simple as that mate. on top of that i didn't know it's an outdated one because it's not been mentioned there as well.
just read the UK section of this forum instead
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3642
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So much work and regeneration going on in London right now!! It must be the busiest city in terms of construction outside of Asia in the world.
lol i'd agree if you meant "europe's busiest city in terms of construction" you should not forget the fact that many other cities in africa and south america are also booming in terms of new projects/constructions. i suppose in north america toronto is perhaps the most booming city which is building plenty of skyscrapers and highrises


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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #3643
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London the most important city to the world's wealthy
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London is the city that matters most to global high-net-worth individuals, followed by New York, Hong Kong and Paris, according to exclusive new research published in The Wealth Report 2012.



The findings reflect the results of a sentiment survey sent to Citi Private Bank's wealth advisors and Knight Frank's luxury property specialists around the world, which assesses the importance of key cities to HNWIs based on everything from economic openness to their appeal as somewhere to live or visit.

We asked respondents to rank the most important global and regional cities to HNWIs now and in 10 years, and to pinpoint those growing most quickly in importance. We also asked them to rank cities in terms of economic activity, political power, quality of life, and knowledge and influence.

London came top in virtually every category of the survey.

Survey respondents from all regions bar one voted it the city that matters most to their clients now. Even respondents in Asia Pacific put London and New York ahead of Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai and Beijing.

Only respondents in Latin America disagreed, putting London in third place after New York and Miami.

London and New York remain in first and second place in our league of the leading cities in 10 years' time, suggesting it will be some time yet before their influence fades.

When asked what makes a global city, the top-scoring indicators were personal safety and security, economic openness and social stability, which is perhaps unsurprising given recent geopolitical turmoil around the globe, and goes some way to explaining London's impressive performance.

Though deemed less important, the availability of luxury housing and excellent educational opportunities, as well as the presence of other HNWIs, were also noted as key attributes - all of which London and New York have in abundance.

But for how long can London and New York retain these top spots?

Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong are hot on their heels in our table of the leading cities in 10 years - Beijing made it to third place in this league (a rise of six places), followed by Shanghai, Singapore and Hong Kong, knocking Paris down to seventh place.

Beijing and Shanghai also lead the list of cities growing in importance most quickly to HNWIs, followed by London, Singapore, Hong Kong and New York. This reflects the impact of the flourishing economies of the East. But is economic growth alone enough to make a city really matter to HNWIs?
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Old April 10th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #3644
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U/C building in Oxford Street

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Old April 10th, 2012, 03:59 PM   #3645
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Old April 10th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #3646
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So much work and regeneration going on in London right now!! It must be the busiest city in terms of construction outside of Asia in the world.
New Yorks only major projects are the WTC site (as mentioned) and the largest expansion of the subway since it was first built, still dwarfed by projects the size of crossrail though
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Old April 10th, 2012, 06:02 PM   #3647
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yes london is indeed on top of the game in many aspects
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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:35 PM   #3648
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NEQ (North East Quadrant) Regent's Place major development

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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:55 PM   #3650
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This project doesn't get much attention but it's going to be pretty big. 140 metres if I remember correctly?

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Old April 10th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #3651
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£14m Canada Water Library SE16

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Old April 10th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3652
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Guy's Hospital re clad starts this thursday 12th April....

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Over the next 18 months we will be recladding Guy's Tower Wing, the tallest hospital building in the world. The project is scheduled for completion in autumn 2013.

Starting this Thursday 12th April, the building contractor will be preparing the area at the base of the Tower for the works.

The works area will extend across the roadway on Great Maze Pond to the edge of the existing pavement. A pedestrian route will be maintained down Great Maze Pond for the entire project, but from this Thursday, the lower half of the road, from Collingwood Street exiting on to St Thomas' Street, will be completely closed to traffic.

Setting up the works area will involve putting up temporary Heras (metal) fencing for health and safety during the set up period, whilst a permanent hoarding is constructed for the duration of the project. The safety fencing for the compound will extend into Collingwood Street to maintain pedestrian safety during the work.

Every effort will be made to minimise disruption during this set up phase, and during the actual construction, and we apologise in advance for any inconvenience. Further details about the scheme will be provided regularly.
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This project doesn't get much attention but it's going to be pretty big. 140 metres if I remember correctly?
i agree this project is being neglected by most of our forumers although this is a massive project which includes a 45 storeys tall tower as well. quote some wiki

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Saffron Square (formerly known as "Wellesley Square") is a planned town square and high-rise building in West Croydon, London, United Kingdom to be developed by Berkeley Homes. Planning permission for the tower was given in April 2008. The location of the site on the 'urban motorway' of Wellesley Road has lain fallow for over ten years. The project aimed to start in 2008 with completion in 2012; however, construction actually started somewhat later - in 2011. As of early 2012, the project currently plans to complete its first building around late 2012 and the tower around 2015. The vision is to deliver a mixed-use development. In recent years, the development of tall buildings has been encouraged in the London Plan, which will lead to the erection of new skyscrapers over the next few years as London goes through a high-rise boom. It is part of the Croydon Vision 2020 regeneration plan for the London Borough of Croydon to add to its goal of being London's Third City.
i think this project is one of boris johnson's plans. i still remember he said that he wants croydon to become 3rd financial/business district of london after the city and canary wharf financial centres. this is going to be really great for croydon and i hope his plan will come true


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A Vibrant New Destination

Saffron Square is set to change the face of Croydon as we know it. Located on the Wellesley Road gateway, on a site that has lain fallow for over 10 years, Berkeley is developing a high quality mixed use development incorporating an iconic 45 storey tower and new public town square. The scheme will comprise commercial uses on ground and part first floor levels with of 719 private residential studios, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouses on the upper floors.

Apartments within the iconic 45 storey tower, clad in muted tones of pinks and mauves to represent an image of a crocus, will benefit from wall to ceiling glazing offering unrivalled stunning views across the Croydon skyline and beyond and a highly contemporary specification will offer a quality never before seen in Croydon.

At the heart of Saffron Square is a new landscaped public square that will be flanked by cafes, bars and shops. This high quality open space will offer a safe and attractive environment for people to engage, rest and play. The new square has been designed so it is accessible to all and will provide a range of functions and hence increase vitality in this part of Croydon.
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Old April 10th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #3654
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IKEA To Start Construction Of Entire London Neighborhood
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IKEA, the Swedish furniture company known for its Billy bookcase and eccentric instruction manuels, is entering the world of city planning, building and management, via its real estate division, according to The Daily Globe and Mail. In 2013, IKEA will begin construction on a self-contained neighborhood in the largely neglected area of East London, which will be called Strand East. Plans include 1,200 apartments and houses to accomodate 6,000 residents at a range of income levels, in addition to commercial space.

You won't have to deal with rows and rows of parked cars in the Ikea town either. The underground parking lot will take care of that, according to TIME. Nor would this be the first pre-assembled town in the history of the world. Far from it.

IKEA, which has recently launched a number of projects beyond its home furnishings business, may be looking to take advantage of recent government efforts to solve London's problematic housing situation. Last month, the UK government agreed to simplify urban planning laws in order to encourage sustainable urban planning projects, like IKEA's.

IKEA has launched efforts into more sustainable projects stateside, too. The first IKEA pre-fabricated home debuted last month in Portland, at a cost of just $86,500. Likewise, IKEA recently installed 4,620 solar panels on the roof of its Paramus, New Jersey store, building further on its efforts to promote renewable energy sources.
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New Premier Inn on York Road, Waterloo.



Works have commenced at the brand new Premier Inn Hotel in Waterloo. Main contractor John Sisk & Son is building a 234 bedroom Premier Inn Hotel on the site of the former General Lying In (GLI) Hospital and nurses home.

The nurses home will be demolished and replaced with a 14 storey reinforced concrete frame, while the GLI building will be remodelled and converted with both buildings linked from the basement to the second floor to create the new hotel.




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CONTRACT WON AT GREENWICH REACH



We have recently secured works at the Greenwich Reach development.

Work includes the hire, erection and dismantle of scaffold to blocks B & H.

The 1 million ft² residential-led scheme including luxury apartments and commercial space will also facilitate a supermarket, a crèche, offices, healthcare facilities, riverside restaurants and landscaped courtyards.

We look forward to working on the development that will bring real benefits to the people of South East London, transforming the local area and community.
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Greenwich Mixed Use Development Underway

Works progress at Greenwich Reach with independent perimeter scaffold now erected to the 7th floor approximately 20m high on all four blocks.

Upon completion, the mixed use development will comprise of apartments, a hotel and office workspace, arranged around landscaped courtyards. Latest images of the project can be seen above and below.

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Contract Won for Twickenham Academy
April 3, 2012



One of our most recently secured contracts includes Twickenham Academy, the former Whitton School in Richmond. The Scheme comprises of the re-build of the school into an Academy. The existing structures will be demolished to make way for new buildings.

Our remit includes the supply, erection and dismantle of all internal and external access for various trades working on the development. The project is being led by main contractor Leadbitter and upon completion will focus on digital technologies and sport with a range of related complementary A-levels and professional qualifications offered.
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Crossrail mega construction in central london

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Old April 11th, 2012, 03:00 AM   #3660
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I think London is undergoing more than New York...

Granted New York is having the entire 'twin towers' area being rebuilt... but London is constructing at least 4 new skyscrapers in the City area alone.. not to mention the new projects now in the Canary Wharf area with Wood Wharf being green lighted for development, then there is the Olympic Park area.. and Cross Rail (Europe's biggest construction project)... the Batersea area, Vauxhall, Croydon, Euston, King's Cross, London Bridge... the list is endless...
Projects built in London are a fracture of the size of those built in NY. NY has a lot more on the boards.
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