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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:52 PM   #3981
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London to test 'smart city' operating system‎

An operating system designed to power the smart cities of the future will be put through its paces in London.

Living Plan IT has developed its Urban OS to provide a platform to connect services and citizens.

With partners including Hitachi, Phillips and Greenwich council, it aims to use the Greenwich peninsula as a testbed for new technologies running on the system.

The OS aims to connect key services such as water, transport, and energy.

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David Willetts, Minister for Universities and Science, was among the signatories to the partnership.

"The development of smart cities in future is a crucial commercial opportunity for Britain, and London is the right place to be doing it," he said.

"London was the largest city in the world by the end of the 18th Century. Britain has more historical experience than most of being urbanised."

The Greenwich peninsula is an area of London earmarked for regeneration. New homes and offices will sit alongside a dock for cruise ships while a cable car, due to be opened in time for the Olympics, is already being put through its paces.

"We are entering a phase when everything becomes connected, from healthcare to transportation," said Living Plan IT chief executive Steve Lewis.

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Old May 6th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #3982
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London to build the world's most expensive stadium (to overtake the London Wembley Stadium $1.54 billion completed in 2007 )

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Chelsea bid to buy Battersea power station in £1bn stadium plan

• Chelsea out to build 'one of the world's most iconic stadiums'
• South bank of Thames site fits bill for 60,000-seat stadium


have submitted a formal offer to purchase the site of Battersea power station which, if accepted, could lead to the club leaving Stamford Bridge and the development of "one of the most iconic football stadiums in the world" at a cost of more than £1bn.

The bid, made in conjunction with the club's property development partner Almacantar, was lodged with Ernst & Young on Friday ahead of the deadline for the first round of offers to be presented to the administrators for the 39-acre site at Battersea Nine Elms. Chelsea are cautious over their prospects and have stressed no final decision has been made to leave their home of 107 years but, with redeveloping Stamford Bridge restrictive in terms of cost, and few suitable available areas within a three-mile radius, they recognised the availability of the site on the south bank of the Thames as an opportunity that could not be ignored.

The Grade II* listed former electricity power station was put up for sale earlier this year following the collapse last November of an Irish-backed scheme to revamp the area, with the site having been valued at around £500m a month earlier. That price could have fallen since, given the economic climate, though Chelsea have not revealed the size of their bid. Regardless, the site will be sold with the planning permission, secured from Wandsworth council in 2010 by the former owner Treasury Holdings, for homes, offices, hotel, retail and leisure developments, and with the associated commitments.

That planning permission requires full restoration of the power station, at an estimated cost of £150m, which Chelsea would attempt to incorporate into the design for a 60,000-seater stadium, with all four chimneys and wash towers, along with the Grade II* listed west turbine hall and control room, to be retained in their original locations. The architect Rafael Viñoly has collaborated with the practice Kohn Pedersen Fox on the plans put forward by Almacantar, and Chelsea's initial proposal includes a 15,000 all-seated one-tier stand behind the south goal, with the stadium effectively built within the familiar brickwork shell of the power station.

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1960's office building is transformed into a luxury hotel

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Planning given for Grid Architects' much debated redevelopment of Horseferry Road

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Sushisamba have released images of the restaurant terrace, opening this summer:

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Excellent building with stunning interiors! Thanks for sharing.
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Arundel Great Court



Borough: City of Westminster
Postcode: WC2
Size: 97,052sq m
Status: Proposed

Planning permission has been granted for a new mixed-use development including a new hotel, 147 apartments with unsurpassed river views, varied retail at ground level, and a new Grand A office building. All of this will be based around a new square with thoroughfares restored, in keeping with the Strand conservation area. Architects Horden Cherry Lee are working on the hotel and residential development, Wilkinson Eyre are working on the office building on the Strand.
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Selfridges confirms Shard architect role on revamp
4 May 2012 | By Iain Withers

Renzo Piano’s appointment to store extension will set the luxury retailer’s agenda for the ‘next century’

Selfridges has confirmed the appointment of Shard architect Renzo Piano to design a major extension to its flagship Oxford Street store.

The luxury retailer said in a statement that the “city block-wide project” would set Selfridges agenda for the “next century”.

Building broke the news on Thursday of Renzo Piano’s role, which sees the retailer revisit a decade-old plan to overhaul its west London store.

In a statement on Friday Selfridges said: “Selfridges & Co is in the early stages of development of a vibrant and ambitious project to extend its flagship site on Oxford Street. The vision for this city block-wide project is to set Selfridges agenda for its next century.

“Plans incorporate the 1909 landmark building along with adjacent spaces and new architecture within (and above) the urban block. The project is rooted in Selfridges ambition to remain great for generations to come, by pushing the boundaries of architecture, design and customer experience.

“Renzo Piano Building Workshop has been appointed by Selfridges & Co to plan feasibility for an extension project of the flagship store on Oxford Street in London. Mr Piano and Selfridges are working together to further define the vision of the project.”
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Wealthy French people are looking to London as a refuge from fresh taxes on high earners pledged by candidates in the country’s presidential elections.

The “soak the rich” rhetoric that has punctuated the presidential campaign has prompted a sharp rise in the numbers weighing a move across the Channel, according to London-based wealth managers, lawyers and property agents specialising in French clients.

François Hollande, the Socialist candidate who leads the presidential race after the first round of voting last week, wants to impose a tax rate of 75 per cent on income above €1m and at the launch of his bid in January said: “My true adversary in this battle has no name, no face, no party ... It is the world of finance.”

Inquiries from French clients had risen by roughly 40 per cent since the speech, says David Blanc, a partner at Vestra Wealth, a London-based wealth manager. “I have definitely seen strong interest in what could be done to protect assets both for people resident in France but also for French nationals who are UK resident,” said Mr Blanc, a former UBS executive.

The prospect of a Gallic diaspora of high earners was backed up by Knight Frank, the property agent, which said numbers of French web users searching online for its prime London properties online in the past three months had risen 19 per cent compared with the same period last year. The equivalent figure for Europe as a whole fell 9 per cent. “The election seems to have pushed a growing number of wealthy French to consider their options for where they are likely to base themselves in the future,” says Liam Bailey, head of research at Knight Frank.

London’s status as an international finance hub as well as its proximity to France make it a natural choice for French professionals rattled by the campaign’s hostile mood towards the wealthy. Enclaves of French expatriates are firmly established in areas such as Belgravia and South Kensington, close to the Lycée Français Charles de Gaulle, a popular secondary school.

The departure of France’s business people, entrepreneurs and the young for opportunities overseas is not a new phenomenon. When Nicolas Sarkozy visited London in 2007 he called for its French residents to return to a reformed France under his presidency. But the trend has been accelerated by the growing possibility of a Socialist victory in Sunday’s decisive second round of the presidential election.

Mr Blanc says some French clients were even contemplating acquiring British or other nationality in order to safeguard assets from fears that France could move to collect more tax from citizens overseas. “A lot of people are extremely worried,” he said.


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More piling going on on the north side of the site over the last week, albeit with soggier ground







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Prudential seeks new building for London HQ

Prudential is on the hunt for a new headquarters building in central London in a sign of the company's commitment to the UK, despite its recent threat to move its domicile to the Far East.



Prudential is understood to have hired Savills to find a 60,000 sq ft office and is examining the Shard (above), Heron Tower and the Walbrook Building. Photo: Getty Images

As part of a wave of insurance firms looking to upgrade to new offices in the Square Mile, Britain's biggest insurer is understood to have hired Savills to find a 60,000 sq ft headquarters office and is examining the Shard, Heron Tower and the Walbrook Building. Prudential's current corporate head office is close to Cannon Street station on Laurence Pountney Hill. Other insurance companies looking for office space include RSA, Amlin and JLT Group. According to property agent CBRE, there are 13 insurance firms actively looking for about 1m sq ft in Central London.

US insurer Markel is poised to becoming the first tenant to sign up to the Walkie Talkie, which is due to be built by 2014. It is understood that Markel is offering to lease 65,000 sq ft at the Walkie Talkie on floors 25 and 26. It will pay around £65 per sq ft. Amlin, which is looking for 100,000 sq ft and is being advised by Savills, is also thought to be examining the Walkie Talkie, as is Kiln Group, Ascot, Liberty and RSA.

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This looks amazing!
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