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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:49 AM   #4081
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Building works for a new neuroscience research centre in London will begin later this month, after Kier signed contracts worth over £70m.

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre will form part of the UCL main campus in Fitzrovia

The Enquirer tipped the contractor for the Sainsbury Wellcome Centre building job last year, which will be located on the corner of Howland Street and Charlotte Street.

Since the London Borough of Camden approved the plans work to demolish the existing building on the site has been completed.

The construction element of the building, designed by Ian Ritchie Architects, with a team of specialist consultants including Arup, will comprise two basements, rising to five floors.

The Sainsbury Wellcome Centre will form part of the UCL main campus and with scientists investigating how circuits in the brain process information.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:51 AM   #4082
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Go-ahead for £90m ($145m) Croydon shopping centre revamp



London Borough of Croydon planners have given Hammerson the green light to redevelop the Centrale Shopping Centre.

Revamp work on the 700,000 sq ft shopping centre could now start in early 2013 with the new leisure and restaurant quarter open in Autumn 2014.

The proposals, designed by Leslie Jones Architecture, include redesigning 140,000sq ft of internal shopping space and creating a family-friendly leisure quarter.

Hammerson bought the shopping centre last March as part of a strategic move away from office development to retail.

Two flagship retails units will be built for fashion retailers alongside the new restaurants.

Hammerson also plans to bring a multi-screen cinema to Centrale to create a cinema anchor for the scheme and fit a glazed roof link over Drummond Street to link to neighbouring parts of the town.

Lawrence Hutchings, Hammerson managing director UK Retail said: “There has been significant underinvestment in Croydon’s retail core for some time with major brands missing from the town’s retail mix.

“Croydon has one of the highest catchment spends in the UK and our proposals will deliver well designed space creating a new prime pitch for the town.”

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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:55 AM   #4083
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Costain and Skanska win latest £40m Crossrail contracts

A Costain Skanska joint venture has won the latest £40m Crossrail contracts to build ventilation and access shafts in east London.

Work will start on the C360 contracts at Eleanor Street and Mile End Park during the later half of this year.

The Costain Skanska team beat-off competition from a list of industry heavyweights:
  • Barhale Construction
  • BAM Nuttal Kier JV
  • Dragados Sisk JV
  • Ferrovial Agroman
  • Morgan Sindall plc
  • The shafts will house ventilation and emergency exit facilities between Stratford and Liverpool Street stations. Both shafts will extend around 30 metres below ground.

At Mile End, the works will include the relocation of a coach park and all-weather football pitch within the grounds of the park.

Andy Mitchell, Crossrail Programme Director said: “To enable future rail services to operate through the new rail tunnels, ventilation and access shafts are required to be constructed at various locations along the route including Eleanor Street and Mile End Park in east London.”

The ventilation shafts along the Crossrail route have been designed to ensure optimal air movement within the tunnels.

As Crossrail trains will be air-conditioned, they will release warm air into the tunnels. The shafts will help extract this warm air out of the tunnels.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 05:58 AM   #4084
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United House bags £100m market revamp

United House and Allied London have joined forces to lead the £100m regeneration of the Chrisp Street area in Poplar, east London.

The partnership has been chosen as preferred developer following a procurement process by Poplar HARCA.

The regeneration scheme will be focused on Chrisp Street Market which was created for the Festival of Britain in 1951.

The revamp will create a new food shopping destination, with new outside eating areas and a mix of private and affordable homes.

Leisure, health and fitness, cultural and commercial developments are also planned.

United House and Allied London will now produce a detailed scheme with the aim to start work in 2014 with completion in 2017.

Jeffrey Adams, Group Chief Executive of United House, said: “The world is looking East and this is a great opportunity for United House and Allied London to work together to create new homes, shops and a new community focus for local people and for visitors to enjoy vibrant Chrisp Street market and the surrounding area.

“United House has an outstanding track record of working with local communities to deliver award-winning regeneration programmes and we look forward to creating a new sense of place in Poplar.”

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Planning on Deptford



What a week! Last night the London Borough of Lewisham resolved to grant planning consent for The Deptford Project, our joint venture scheme with United House. It’s our second planning success this week. We’ll be working closely with our partners to finalise the section 106 agreement and we’ll hopefully be on-site towards the end of this year. A big thank you to all the team who have worked so hard to get the scheme to this point.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:12 AM   #4086
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Clapham One £80m



With our joint venture partners United House, we are building a landmark £80m mixed-use regeneration scheme which will transform leisure services across two sites in Clapham town centre, south west London. The Public Private Partnership scheme, will provide Clapham with a new, highly sustainable leisure centre, a new, state-of-the-art library, a new family health centre and some of the most high quality residential accommodation in the borough including affordable housing in partnership with Notting Hill Housing Group.

The PPP deal meant that in the teeth of the recession, we were able to secure £35m funding for this hugely important project (including loan funding from the Homes and Communities Agency’s kickstart programme), pre-sell £46m of the development and guarantee the London Borough of Lambeth a brand new library and leisure centre funded entirely from the sale of the private sector element of the development.

The former Mary Seacole House on Clapham High Street has been replaced by The Library Building, designed by Studio Egret West. The new public library on the ground and basement is based around an audacious spiral design, connecting to the new health centre, a café, performance space and community rooms, reinforcing the community spirit of the development. All of these fantastic facilities will be open to the public in 2012.

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Old May 19th, 2012, 06:16 AM   #4087
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The Movement, £275 million ($435m) Project for Greenwich



In April 2011 we were granted planning consent for The Movement, a vibrant, highly sustainable and truly mixed-use scheme located on the former Greenwich Industrial Estate. The 2.2 acre site is currently derelict but in a prime position adjacent to Greenwich DLR and Mainline Station. With our partners Development Securities Plc we will deliver a new threshold for the Royal Borough at the main point of entry for visitors to the World Heritage Centre.

Our scheme was developed with award-winning architects HLM and Studio Egret West and in close consultation with Greenwich Council. The Movement will comprise 181 residential apartments, 358 student apartments, education/administrative space, a health and fitness club, convenience food store, nursery and 7,000 sq ft of business incubator or’start up’ units – all located along a new public, pedestrian-friendly street connecting the DLR with Norman Road. The new street is part of a wide range of public realm improvements which will enhance the experience of passengers using the DLR and Mainline Stations.

We signed the section 106 agreement with the London Borough of Greenwich in January 2012. Since then we have been making significant progress with The Movement and began the demolition process on the 1st June 2012. We’ve signed a joint venture agreement with Willmott Dixon to deliver the 181 high quality new homes, including affordable and shared ownership apartments, as well as the health, retail and nursery facilities. Willmott Dixon will also deliver the sustainable energy centre for the entire site.

The Movement will also provide a new 30-bed boutique hotel and restaurant behind the existing North Pole public house as well as a 3-star 104-bed hotel on Greenwich High Road which has already been pre-let to Travelodge on a 35-year lease.

The Greenwich West Community Centre will also be extended and improved as part of the Section 106 agreement. Designed by Studio Egret West this will provide the facility with an extra 2,000 sq ft of floor space and increase the venue’s capacity by 250 people.

The Movement will be an exemplar 21st Century development. There will be the on-site energy centre providing renewable energy, more than 400 spaces available for bicycles and an innovative bicycle cafe which will double up as a cycle repair shop. We’ve also allocated two car club spaces for the development.

The scheme will generate £275 million for the local economy over the next ten years.

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Bromley South Central (£90m mixed-use PPP scheme)



We are partners with the London Borough of Bromley in a £90m mixed-use PPP scheme to transform part of Bromley Town Centre. Our Bromley South Central scheme is designed to kick start the regeneration of the South end of Bromley High Street. At the heart of a new residential and leisure quarter will sit a landscaped public square surrounded by a nine screen multiplex cinema, 25,000 sq ft of cafés and restaurants, a 130-bedroom business hotel, 200 private and affordable apartments and a new 400 space secure underground car park. On Tuesday 6th March, the London Borough of Bromley passed a resolution to grant planning consent for the scheme and the section 106 agreement was signed shortly afterwards. We hope to be on-site in Autumn 2012.

Our scheme will see the existing 600 space Westmoreland Road car park demolished and replaced with a high quality mixed-use leisure development as part of Bromley Council’s wider proposals to enhance the town centre economy and its cultural and recreational offering. Bromley is London’s largest borough but there is no multiplex cinema in the town centre.

Over 1.3 million people live within a 30 minute drive of Bromley town centre and there is a core local population catchment of 300,000. 66% of them are ABC1 yet there are no high end family chain restaurants in the town centre. Imagine the cars those people drive – yet there is real lack of quality, secure town centre car parking. Bromley is only 16 minutes from Victoria station, yet there is no quality branded business hotel nearby. Our development is being designed to take advantage of these anomalies. We expect it to create 370 jobs in Bromley, and provide a total of £300m GVA (Gross Value Added) to the local economy over the next 10 years.

We place a high priority on the quality as well as quantity of public realm, with a new landscaped piazza around which the cafés, restaurants and other amenities will be grouped, creating an attractive, managed, environment for families and groups of friends. A Community Trust will deliver an ambitious public art programme andother innovations such as an outdoor climbing wall, that will ensure that all sections of the community are catered for.

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CLS gains planning for £100m Vauxhall flats



Developer CLS Holdings has gained planning for its 210,000 sq ft hotel and student flats project in Vauxhall, London.

The Spring Mews project is currently out to tender with Bam, Shepherd, Vinci, Sir Robert McAlpine, Ocon and Watkins Jones in the chase for the £50m building job.

CLS also reported today that its other big scheme in the area, known as Vauxhall Square, was progressing well with the local council.

Vacant possession of this second site for 1.5m sq ft is due to be gained from the end of 2014.

The two applications represent a total of almost 2m sq ft of development and a development cost in excess of £450m.

Spring Mews will include 408-bed student accommodation and a 120-bed budget hotel.

Around these CLS aims to build 30,000 sq ft of shopping units and 50,000 sq ft of offices as well as a replacement community centre.

The developer said it was is in active discussions with potential operators and expected to start on site later this year.

Executive Chairman of CLS, Sten Mortstedt, said: “Gaining planning consent at Spring Mews is an important achievement for our plans in Vauxhall, an area of London which we expect will see significant regeneration and growth in the next few years.”

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the guys hospital redevelopment

Fri 18 May, 2pm making slow progress. (by anthonySE1)


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(a rising walkie talkie tower on the right side)


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The Croydon revamp looks great! They are spending some serious money there!! Is there a list of projects going on in Croydon?
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Cuba St | Canary Wharf | 40/57 fl | 170m | Pre-planning

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The Croydon revamp looks great! They are spending some serious money there!! Is there a list of projects going on in Croydon?
there are many u/c buildings in croydon and one of the biggest projects is the new westfield shopping centre which may be even bigger than the one in stratford.
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Croydon College Vocational Tower, Croydon

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Borough: Croydon
Status: Under construction
Completion: 2012


A new mixed-use, 30 storey high-rise development, with educational uses on the lower levels and residential accommodation above. The ground floor will provide a public arcade and major pedestrian route from Croydon East Station to the Queens Gardens.



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Edridge Road, Croydon

Key information:
Borough: Croydon
Status: Under construction

www.mdrassociates.co.uk/index.html

Located in Croydon Town Centre in an area designated for tall buildings this application was subject to the scrutiny and the approval of the GLA and the Local Authority.

Making use of an under utilised car park site in a mixed used area, the scheme proposes residential units in a tower form set above a commercial podium.

Careful consideration was given to the quality of the internal layouts and the private and common amenity spaces, which include biodiverse roofs and a space for public artwork and sculptures.

The proposal allows for a 10% renewable strategy by utilising ground source heat pumps.

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IYLO, Croydon

A 20 storey glass-clad tower with 100% private residential apartments, a biomass communal boiler and an excellent Eco-Homes rating. An elliptical tower, comprising two equal halves that slide past each other. The development provides 183 private residential units and key worker units. The building makes use of a brownfield island site at a major entrance to Croydon centre and will achieve an excellent BREEAM rating and will be in full compliance with Lifetime Homes, offering disabled access throughout.

The form of the tower was carefully considered to create an elegant form, without overshadowing the neighbouring buildings. It will provide stunning views for the apartments inside whilst responding to the scale of the neighbouring residential buildings to enable sunlight to reach the central space of the scheme.



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New South Quarter, Croydon’s New Urban Village

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Borough: Croydon
Postcode: CR0
Status: Under construction




Mixed-use scheme incorporating 790 dwellings, commercial space, business start-up units for Croydon Business Ventures, a nursery and a doctors surgery. This new urban village has excellent transport links to the capital, imaginative architecture, open spaces and much more. A selection of one, two and three bedroom apartments are available and Key workers and first time buyers can buy through the Homebuy Direct scheme.

New South Quarter is a superb new urban village by Barratt Kent, which is situated just one mile from the centre of Croydon. When complete, the scheme will comprise nearly 800 one, two and three bedroom apartments in addition to commercial space, which will include a nursery school, medical centre, cafe and convenience store as well as units for workshops and small start-up businesses.

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