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Old April 30th, 2012, 02:42 AM   #3941
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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:04 AM   #3942
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Rathbone Market | Newham | 74m | 22 fl | U/C





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Old April 30th, 2012, 04:14 PM   #3943
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Heron Plaza | City of London | 135m | 43 fl | Demo



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Old April 30th, 2012, 05:53 PM   #3944
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Station owners signal start of £2.5bn facelift

DETAILS of a £2.5billion upgrade to one of South London’s busiest railway stations have been announced. Network Rail has said it will start work in summer next year on the redevelopment of London Bridge, after planning permission was given by Southwark council in December. The railways owner and operator will create new platforms, lay down 46 miles of new track and build a new concourse. The improvements will be funded by the £6billion Thameslink programme, which will enable more frequent train services to and through the capital.
On completion of the project in 2018, there will be nine “through” platforms, six terminating platforms and a connection to Crossrail services. The final station layout will include two dedicated platforms for Thameslink services, allowing 18 trains an hour through the station.

The project will also ease a“bottleneck” between London Bridge, Waterloo East and Canon Street, which causes trains to be held up outside the station, and will create better access for passengers. Network Rail has said the station will not be closed during the redevelopment. However, a spokesman said it was inevitable, at certain times during the works, that some services would pass through the station without stopping. He said details of these periods would be advertised well in advance. He said: “Early work, including diverting utilities and other facilities, will be undertaken this year, ahead of major construction activity.

“The station will be built in nine phases, beginning in summer next year and ending in 2018. “The station will remain operational throughout.” On completion, the station will have the largest concourse in the UK, creating 66 per cent more space, with new shops. The work will allow for more than 90 million passengers a year – a 35 million increase on current levels – to travel through the new station. Network Rail chief executive David Higgins said: “The work will see the transformation of one of London’s oldest and highly congested railway [stations]. “It is only by remodelling London Bridge station that we can allow the new fleet of 12-car trains to operate at a metro-frequency on the Thameslink route.” He said the project would bring benefits to the local community by providing jobs and services during construction.
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Old May 1st, 2012, 01:44 AM   #3945
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When will construction begin on Wood Wharf area?
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Old May 2nd, 2012, 12:45 AM   #3947
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When will construction begin on Wood Wharf area?
i think it's a long term project and investment

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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:35 AM   #3949
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cool renderings of leaden hall (the cheese grater) tower which is now u/c in the city





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Europe's Office Buildings Facing Greater Obsolescence, Value Depreciation Than Ever Before


According to Jones Lang LaSalle's Offices 2020 Research Program, over the next decade European office buildings face an increased risk of value depreciation and obsolescence as structural change in three factors will combine to accelerate risk.

The rate of increase of office obsolescence, where the building is no longer desirable or fit for use, will accelerate due to increasing sustainability legislation, advancing workplace technology and evolving employer requirements.

As a result, substantial amounts of office stock will depreciate in value and be converted to alternative uses. For example, in Amsterdam, take-up of office space over 1,000 sq m totaled 160,000 sq m in 2011, whereas over 93,000 sq m of office space was allocated for uses such as hotels and residential. In Birmingham, take-up over 1,000 sq m totaled 31,100 sq m in 2011. This compares with 50,000 sq m which was allocated for alternative uses. This trend will intensify as legislation and technology continue to evolve.

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Old May 2nd, 2012, 10:37 AM   #3951
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Willmott Dixon has been chosen by City & Guilds to create a new office in Giltspur Street, Clerkenwell.



The project will see Willmott Dixon demolish a six storey building behind a retained façade at 5-7 Giltspur Street to keep the building’s character while providing 4,650 m2 of new office space behind the frontage. It will bring back to life a vacant property that was previously a mixed development comprising a public house, apartments and offices.

The City & Guilds project sees Willmott Dixon construct a steel-frame seven storey building behind the 1920’s era façade to provide modern offices with latest IT infrastructure and contemporary lay-out. It also includes fit-out to Cat A and Cat B standards, with work complete in October next year.

The company is also fitting-out new retail space over four floors for leading fashion brand McQ in Dover Street and creating a new spa for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.
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Cheesegrater Reaches Passes First Stage
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Construction is progressing on the Leadenhall Building, more popularly known as the Cheesegrater, with the first stage of the tower now starting to be fleshed out above ground making the shape of tower finally apparent to all.

Lead by main contractor Laing O'Rourke, the concrete floor slab the tower will sit on should now be complete with the steelwork and floor decking up the fifth floor. The northern service core that will provide the lift shafts has risen to the same height. This section can be identified by the use of yellow steel. The next step will be to start construction above this level, something that has already begun in the case of the white steel of the central core.

One notable part of the construction process involves some of the most impressive transporting of recent years. The stair cores of the tower will have 48 metre long steel girders and these are to be transported to the site in one piece. Putting this into perspective, 48 metres is the same height as Swansea's civic centre clock tower.

They will be transported by Hindle's, the firm who recently moved the large parts of the Olympic Cable Car down the River Thames and are experienced in moving large loads to building sites through the capital. Hindle's will be doing this by utilising abnormal low-loaders, and they will of course have a traffic escort to reach the site. The date of this will depend on weather conditions.

Once completed in 2014 the Leadenhall Building will be 224.5 metres tall and the main London headquarters for Aon, the insurance company. In the meantime architecture aficionados will have a new landmark building to watch rise now the Shard approaches completion.
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A new statue unveiled in central London. It is Bronze statue of Genghis Khan by Dashi Namdakov at Marble Arch.

It was installed in April 2012 on the site that had been occupied by the Jelly Baby Family.

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Leadenhall is amazing to watch being constructed.
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 12:32 PM   #3956
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A new statue unveiled in central London. It is Bronze statue of Genghis Khan by Dashi Namdakov at Marble Arch.

It was installed i
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 03:28 PM   #3959
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I don't think that could be uglier if they tried! That would be an embarrassment for London if that gets built!
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Old May 3rd, 2012, 03:57 PM   #3960
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i love it! fits in perfectly in that position
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