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Old April 15th, 2012, 08:48 PM   #3781
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Green light for luxury London scheme
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Singapore-based developer KOP Properties has received planning permission to convert the landmark 10 Trinity Square building in central London into a new luxury development.

Work is expected to get underway on the transformation of the Grade II*-listed property during the third quarter of this year, with the Woods Bagot-designed project also involving Beijing, China-based Reignwood Group.

A 120-bedroom hotel; a spa; a members' club; 41 serviced residences; a restaurant; and two bars are planned as part of the development, which is due to be completed in Q4 2014.

Further details of the spa are yet to be announced, although it has been confirmed that LTW Designworks will be responsible for its design. KOP Hotels and Resorts will run the hotel.

David Collins Studio is consulting on design of the hotel's public areas, bar and members' club at the building, which opened in 1922 as the Port of London Authority's headquarters.

KOP Properties chief executive officer Leny Suparman said: "Our vision is for 10 Trinity Square to become a new global destination in of the City of London, with a very British DNA and a timeless, classic appeal.

"Surrounded by old world elegance and new age luxury and with unrivalled views of the London skyline, 10 Trinity Square really will be the ultimate destination address in the City."
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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:00 PM   #3782
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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:05 PM   #3783
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a new tower rising at the canary wharf financial centre

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Old April 15th, 2012, 09:13 PM   #3784
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BIG NEWS

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Old April 15th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #3785
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Probably falling into the highly-unlikely-to-see-the-light-of-day category, but nevertheless I'd missed this and I thought it interesting.

http://www.dezeen.com/2012/02/01/cam...ak-arkitektur/



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Old April 15th, 2012, 11:26 PM   #3786
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Premier Inn Brings £12 Million to the Most Central London Site to Date

LONDON, April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Premier Inn, the UK's best value hotel chain*, is expanding its London portfolio of hotels with a new site in the heart of London. The new hotel in Leicester Square will bring a total of £12 million to the local economy through tourism and trade.

The new 83 room hotel is just one of twenty new sites opening across London in the next 24 months, which is a part of Premier Inn's plans to grow to 65,000 rooms within the next 5 years.

Located at 1 Leicester Place, the hotel is in the heart of Central London, within walking distance of many popular theatres, shops and London Tourist attractions such as The National Portrait Gallery and Covent Garden.

The new site which will open at the end of May has created 32 job opportunities for London residents, and is a leader in innovation with double soundproofing that ensures sleeping guests are not disturbed by action outside the hotel.

Mina Fattahi, General Manager of Premier Inn Leicester Square commented: "We are delighted to be opening a new hotel in the heart of London. Our hotel is in a prime location for those wanting to explore London, and within walking distance of many tourist attractions. It's ideal for those wanting to be right at the centre of activity and our double sound proof rooms ensure that no matter the hustle and bustle outside, guests are guaranteed a great night's sleep."

Each bedroom caters for up to two adults and two children (aged 15 and under) and includes an en-suite bathroom; a king size bed; remote control TV with Freeview; tea/coffee making facilities, and a spacious desk area with Wi-Fi Internet access. The site will also offer the 'Premier Breakfast'.

Premier Inn offers all guests a no quibble 'Good Night Guarantee', which means if customers are not 100% satisfied with their stay they will get their money back.

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Old April 16th, 2012, 12:58 AM   #3787
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Old April 16th, 2012, 01:58 AM   #3788
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The cladding on Shard is amazing.. don't know what the **** someone was talking about it being bad.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 02:33 AM   #3789
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yes the shard is awesome!
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Old April 16th, 2012, 06:30 AM   #3790
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Wow... That's what a I call a train station! Quite an improvemet, uh?
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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:42 AM   #3791
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so true!

the cladding looks outstanding although it is not thoroughly cleaned yet ..

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fantastic... its like a crystal cathedral.. it looks ghostly in this shot, almost see through.. and sometimes it reflects the light completely real variation in this tower.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 11:47 AM   #3792
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The cladding on Shard is amazing.. don't know what the **** someone was talking about it being bad.
Must be the shade of green, as seen through some French eyes that they don't like...
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Aye, I don't doubt it... never mind.. not our problem! there is always jealousy when your ahead of the pack and on top of the game.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 02:18 PM   #3794
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It seems that Galliard is about to start construction on Indescon Court - Phase 2. It features a main tower ranging from 12 to 32 storeys and a 10-storey rotunda building. The new buildings will provide 546 residential units, a 120-bed three-star hotel, plus office and retail space. The development will be 95 metres high.

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london never stop growing!!!
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Old April 16th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #3795
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Those towers in East India Dock aren't "new" either.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 02:37 PM   #3796
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They did say that Canary Wharf will have doubled in size by 2020.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 02:39 PM   #3797
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^ yes as far as i remember, the canary wharf group announced that the size of the second financial centre of london will be doubled by 2020
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Keep the London vs. Paris crap out of this thread. In fact, let's try and keep it out of the forum if we can.
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Old April 16th, 2012, 04:25 PM   #3799
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London market lifts asking prices to a record high

Housing market confidence among sellers is booming, according to figures published today by property site Rightmove.

Meanwhile, a rival survey suggests mortgage demand is climbing. Taken together, the two offer hopes of a nascent recovery – but only in London and certain hotspots across the country.

Average property asking prices soared to a record in April, reaching £243,737. The previous peak of £242,410 was reached in May 2008. However, the research reveals a widening north-south divide in sentiment.

London asking prices have climbed by more than retail price inflation in the last four years, but asking prices have fallen in the rest of the country.

London prices have increased 14.9 per cent to £464,944, well above the retail price inflation over the period of 11.5 per cent. But in the rest of the country prices have slumped 4.3 per cent.

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Developers sought for London’s £5bn procurement panel
Monday 16th April 2012

The Greater London Authority (GLA) is seeking developers for a new £5 billion procurement panel meant to boost house building in the capital.

The new London Development Panel will replace the current Homes and Communities Agency’s Delivery Partner Panel from 2013. It is aimed at accelerating the sale and development of public sector land and property holdings in the capital.

Up to £5 billion of housing led mixed-use development is expected to be procured through the London Development Panel, which will run for four years from 2013.

The GLA, London’s boroughs, government departments and other public land owners will all be able to use the panel.

It will be managed by the GLA with the support of Transport for London (TfL) which will act as the GLA’s procurement agent and help recruit developers to the new panel.

Between 20 and 28 firms are expected to be appointed with bids currently being sought from firms capable of delivering housing developments including the raising of finance, physical delivery of housing and associated community facilities, together with the sales and marketing of homes.

Interested developers need to complete and return a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by the 11th May 2011 and Invitations to Tender will be issued in the Autumn with contracts awarded to successful bidders by 1st April 2013.
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