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Old May 14th, 2012, 08:29 PM   #4041
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Old May 15th, 2012, 01:18 AM   #4042
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:32 PM   #4047
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St Bartholomew's (Barts) and the Royal London Hospitals in London are being redeveloped into state-of-the-art facilities with sustainability integrated into all stages of the project



Barts and the Royal London Hospitals are managed by the NHS (National Health Service) Trust, and annually care for over 700,000 people from across central London. Prior to the redevelopment, the hospitals were in acute need of modernisation and expansion following several decades of insufficient investment. The redevelopment project, launched in 2006 and managed by the Capital Hospitals consortium, will deliver modern hospitals that are more functional, more energy efficient and which promote healthy indoor environments.

As both hospitals remain operational throughout the redevelopment, minimising disturbance to the staff and patients is of critical importance. The consortium launched a 14-month planning stage prior to construction to develop and refine the project plans together with stakeholders, enhancing project partner relations and creating the opportunity for innovation. An exemplary noise, dust and vibration protocol has been developed, which set thresholds for each of these nuisances and established a full-time monitoring regime.

By implementing systematic waste processes on site, the construction team has maintained high levels of recycling and any new construction materials are responsibly sourced. Skanska implemented an innovative 'Just in Time' delivery programme in the first phase of the project which reduced journeys into central London by 75 percent.

The new hospital wards are light and airy to create indoor environments that promote patient healing and enhance the experience of both employees and visitors. Skanska and NHS 'Sustainability Champions' have been appointed to ensure that sustainable best practice continues after construction work has finished.

The redevelopment project will create purpose built facilities capable of providing high quality healthcare to deprived communities with a focus on sustainability.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:33 PM   #4048
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New London cable car completes test 'flight'

16 May, 2012 | By NCE Editorial



Construction of London’s first urban cable car came a step closer to opening yesterday as all 34 cabins of the Emirates Air Line took off for their inaugural load testing ‘flight’.

The successful test follows last month’s completion of the Emirates Air Line’s three towers with cabling extended across the river. The cabins will travel across 1.1km of cable, gliding 90m above the Thames with weights representing the maximum number of passengers before the Emirates Air Line opens for passenger service in summer 2012.

The cable car will have the capacity to carry up to 2,500 people per hour in each direction – the equivalent of 30 buses per hour.

The London mayor’s office has secured £36M from Emirates to fund the connection which will create a direct link between the O2 and ExCeL, and an additional interchange between the Jubilee Line and Docklands Light Railway.

“The speed with which we have gone from designs to safety testing of the Emirates Air Line is a clear demonstration of London’s ability to deliver world class projects and attract major investment,” said London mayor Boris Johnson This new transport link is set to support my plans to transform east London into a vibrant new metropolitan quarter boasting new jobs, homes and enterprise.

Design, build and operating contractor Mace has been working alongside cable car specialist Doppelmayr to carry out the testing.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #4049
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Peabody plans £120m London estate rebuild
Mon 14th May | 6:59



Peabody has submitted plans for the £120m regeneration of St John’s Hill Estate, near Clapham Junction station in south west London.

Nine 5-storey residential blocks built by Peabody in 1936, along with two lodge buildings will be demolished to make way for 527 homes, around half for private sale.

New buildings will range from four to 12 storeys, designed with high performance building envelopes, energy efficient lighting, acoustic louvres, over 13,000 sq ft of photovoltaic panels and an on-site district heating system and CHP unit.

The Peabody development is designed to deliver a 33% reduction of carbon emissions over the 2010 Building Regulations and achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4.

A new community hub will include a café, club room, crèche, learning and function rooms, some commercial space and 136 car parking spaces and 687 cycle parking spaces.

Peabody’s project leader, Richard Stanway-Williams, said: “These plans will help us realise our ‘21st Century Peabody vision, which is to integrate developments into the wider community.

“This is best expressed in the creatively designed open spaces including a square, and amenities such as a community centre. I am especially pleased with the quality of the architecture and landscaping.”

Planning consultant Phil Villars, managing director of Indigo Planning, said: “These plans will offer Peabody’s residents a higher standard of living in larger and more sustainable homes, making more efficient use of a site that already benefits from being very close to a major transport hub and the centre of Clapham Junction.”

Farrer Huxley Associates is the landscape architect for the scheme. The sustainability consultant is Max Fordham and transport advice is provided by Capita Symonds.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:35 PM   #4050
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Royal Mail plans London sorting office redevelopment
Tue 15th May | 7:38

Royal Mail group plans to redevelop half of its London sorting office site with a 1m sq ft residential-led scheme.

It has commissioned architect Sir Terry Farrell to design the high-rise scheme on around 6 acres at Mount Pleasant in Clerkenwell.

It is one of a series of UK sites the group has been looking to dispose of as it raises funds and consolidates operations ahead of a potential privatisation.

The company is already spending £32m on redeveloping part of the 12-acre site to consolidate its London operations.

A Royal Mail spokesperson said: “At the end of 2011, Camden and Islington Councils held a public consultation to explore what development might be possible on the parts of the Mount Pleasant site that Royal Mail no longer needs for its operations.

“A planning brief has now been agreed by the Councils which shows a substantial residential scheme on areas of the site that are surplus to Royal Mail’s operational requirements.”

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:36 PM   #4051
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Kier wins £19m West London academy
Tue 15th May | 5:45



The Twyford Church of England Academies Trust has named Kier as its preferred bidder for the new £19m academy in Greenford, West London.

Now Kier’s project team will submit a planning application to the London Borough of Ealing this month.

Construction of North Ealing Church of England Academy is expected to begin in October, with the main building being complete for the first intake of pupils in September 2013.

Internal fit-out works will continue until April 2014.

The school will teach 1,200 11 to 16-year-olds, a sixth form with places for 250 students and a centre for children with special educational needs.

Under current proposals, the local community will also be able to use the school’s facilities, including its full size sports pitches, floodlit hard playing surfaces, indoor sports hall and activity studio.

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:39 PM   #4052
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East London £400m construction framework winners revealed

A total of 11 contractors including Willmott Dixon and Bouygues have been appointed to two construction framework agreements worth an estimated £400 million in east London.

The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham has awarded places on the frameworks that have been procured on behalf of councils that form part of the East London Solutions procurement group, which includes the London Boroughs of Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.

The firms on the frameworks are:

Barnes Construction, Borras Construction, Bouygues/Leadbitter, Cosmur Construction, Durkan Limited, Higgins Construction, Lakehouse Contracts, Neilcott Construction, McLaren Construction, Rooff Limited and Willmott Dixon.

The frameworks will be used to deliver a range of non-housing construction projects including a large programme of Education works.

A further Housing specific framework is also planned to be implemented in early summer 2012.

LBBD finance and resources corporate director Tracie Evans said: “These frameworks will not only help the council get better value from its investments in construction work but will also provide training and skills opportunities for local people as well as adding a significant contribution to the local economy.”

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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #4053
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£50m plan to redevelop Walthamstow Stadium gets green light



A £50 million plan to redevelop Walthamstow Stadium has been given the go-ahead by local planners.

Conran and Partners architects have drawn up the blueprint for redeveloping Walthamstow Stadium for developer London & Quadrant. The designs are aimed at helping tackle the area’s housing shortage while also preserving the site’s historic listed buildings.

The 294 homes built will be a balanced mix of private, intermediate and affordable housing.

Conran and Partners director Lee Davies said: “Our plan for the stadium site will deliver well-designed, affordable housing for local people in an area of real need. It will bring benefits to everyone living in the borough.

“We are also firmly committed to preserving the heritage of the site. We are bringing the listed buildings into long-term sustainable use for all ages within the community and will deliver a community-based development that will provide new homes, a modern leisure centre, children’s nursery, allotments and jobs.

“The development will also see this iconic heritage asset preserved and brought back to life for the wider community and future generations to appreciate and use.”

L&Q land director Mike Johnson said: “We are pleased that our proposals have been approved by Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee.

“This is an important milestone for the scheme and we look forward to beginning work as soon as we possibly can, subject to meeting the remaining conditions in the planning process.

“Our proposals offer a mix of 50 houses and 244 apartments providing high quality and much needed homes for people on a range of incomes.

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Leadbitter to deliver £196m London estate regeneration



Bouygues-owned contractor Leadbitter has clinched the job to regenerate the Havelock Estate in Southall, London.

The firm is working with Catalyst Housing, which Ealing Council has chosen as it partner housing association to deliver the £196m redevelopment of the troubled 1950s estate.

Construction of nearly 1,000 homes will get underway early next year.
  • 904 new homes, including 372 homes for existing tenants, 105 shared ownership and shared equity properties and 427 new homes for outright sale
  • Purpose built homes for older people that are well located, highly insulated and secure, and are designed to meet individual needs.
  • Improvements to the local area including new park areas, and landscaping along the canal to increase the amount of public open space.
Ealing Council’s cabinet unanimously approved the decision to select Catalyst.

Lead member for housing, Hitesh Tailor said: “I’m delighted with this decision, which is excellent news for Havelock residents and the Southall community. ”

Rod Cahill, chief executive of Catalyst Housing said: “Catalyst has a long standing commitment to the Southall area stretching back over forty years, which has given us an immense knowledge and understanding of the local area.

“Our proposals will be great for the people that live in the neighbourhood and will make a positive impact on the wider Southall area.”

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Tory peers urge ministers to back Heathrow third runway
14 May 2012



The government has been urged by Conservative peers to abandon its opposition to a third runway at London Heathrow.

Lord Tugendhat and Lord Spicer both warned of the economic consequences of refusing to expand airport capacity.

Labour peer Lord Soley also said a third runway would cost the public nothing and "add about £8 billion to the GDP of this country".

The government will begin an aviation consultation this summer.

At Lords question time, Lord Spicer, a former aviation minister, said: "Surely the government should accept that Heathrow airport is now full up and there is a desperate need therefore for the construction as soon as possible of a third runway."

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So UGGGLLYYY !!! This spire is very bad.


Do you not read? It's not a real project.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #4057
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Vinyl destination

The use of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) in construction is a contentious issue, magnified at global events such as the upcoming London 2012 Olympic Games. For years green campaigners have fought the AEC industry for its utilisation of the material, touting low levels of biodegradability, toxic emissions during PVC production and hormone disruption as reasons for its dismissal. As such, a policy was issued by London 2012 in 2009 to outline the parameters of vinyl use in the London 2012 Olympic Park....http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=19786









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ArcelorMittal Orbit completes

The 18-month construction period on the highly contested ArcelorMittal Orbit at the London 2012 Olympic Park reached conclusion this week, celebrated by an event which saw the first members of the public take the 455 steps to the structure’s viewing platforms. From within the two 300 sq m inside viewing decks, visitors were able to gain panoramic views of the Olympic Park and London skyline for 20 miles in every direction....http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=19789



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Top one looks real!? Is the 'skin' on the stadium now then?
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