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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:45 PM   #4141
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Neglected London dock to get re-vamp



Mobile phone giant Vodafone to help Newham charity ve-vamp dock ahead of Olympics

A neglected London dock is set to get a re-vamp ahead of the Olympics, thanks to Newham charity Gasworks Partnerships together with mobile phone giant Vodafone.

The telecoms brand named the 150-year-old Cody Dock on the River Lea top of its 'best community projects' list.

The charity has called on crowdfunding website Spacehive.com after Olympic Games chiefs failed to commit to regenerating the industrial wasteland that runs along the Lea from the Olympic Park to the Thames.

Opening up the sealed dock, which is owned by the charity, would complete a 26 mile-long pedestrian route that links Hertfordshire and Thames through the Olympic Park.

Simon Myers, a local campaigner, said that he wants to create space for entrepreneurs and artists, as well as mooring space for around 50 boats. He also hopes to create a nature reserve for locally grown produce.

To date, more than £56,000 has been raised, and the charity is hoping that between the public and private firms, the remaining £83,000 that is needed will be raised through the crowdfunding website.

The mobile phone giant has joined keen boater and Poirot star David Suchet in supporting the scheme. Suchet, who is chairman of the River Thames Alliance, said: 'One of London's most historic docks currently sits behind lock and key in a neglected corner of the capital. This brilliant grassroots project will reinvent it as a vibrant home for artists, entrepreneurs, and boaters.'

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:47 PM   #4142
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Mayor of London and TfL to set up £30m London architecture panel

The Mayor of London and Transport for London are to establish a new procurement panel that will award contracts for architectural, public realm and urban regeneration schemes - worth up to £30 million in fees - over a three-year period.

The Architecture, Design and Urbanism Panel will be a joint Greater London Authority and Transport for London body that will aim to promote high quality architecture and urban regeneration in the capital.

The mayor of London's office said the new panel will also be available for use by London boroughs, housing associations and other public sector organisations involved in the built environment in London.

The new panel will replace the current London Development Agency Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design panel and the TfL Urban Realm Design Framework.

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Estates in west London set for regeneration

Officials have given the green light to a major regeneration project in West London, it has emerged.

Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) Council's cabinet has approved a Conditional Land Sale Agreement affecting the area around Earls Court and the West Kensington and Gibbs Green estates.

Therefore, subject to no issues arising in the near future, thousands of new homes and jobs may be created in this area of the capital as all 760 homes in these estates would be rebuilt.

Under the terms of this scheme, council tenants, freeholders and leaseholders will be compensated and then moved into their new homes when they have been completed.

The results of the local authority's vote on this matter revealed that 57 per cent of council tenants who responded are in favour of the move.

Councillor Stephen Greenhalgh, leader of the body, commented: "Our part of West London is a vital engine of the London economy and the London economy drives UK growth."

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:48 PM   #4144
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London urged to start work on (£15bn) Crossrail 2
May 21, 2012 1:12 am

Detailed planning must start urgently on a £15bn north-south rail link for London to avoid the capital’s underground system “grinding to a halt” in the next 20 years, the government has been warned.

The scheme, dubbed Crossrail 2, envisages building a new underground line, which could link Wimbledon in south-west London to Tottenham in the north-east by the end of next decade.

The capital’s population is expected to grow by 1.2m to more than 8.8m by 2031, with an extra 750,000 jobs created, negating the capacity improvements under way to relieve congestion during peak hours.

Capacity is set to increase by a third over the next 10 years as the Tube network benefits from a multibillion pound upgrade along with the £16bn Crossrail project that will connect east and west London by the end of this decade.

But by 2031, projections from Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail predict that commuters will once again face squeezing into overflowing train and tube carriages, particularly in south-west and north-east London.

A report by London First, the business lobby group, will on Monday urge the government and TfL to start detailed planning immediately for Crossrail 2 to avoid the delays that have hamstrung previous projects.

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:50 PM   #4145
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London Crossrail works in The City

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 06:51 PM   #4146
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Old May 22nd, 2012, 08:59 PM   #4147
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25 Churchill Place

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Old May 22nd, 2012, 09:57 PM   #4148
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it looks more like in canada
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 02:08 AM   #4150
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Is the docklands urban project concluded? does it need more buildings?
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:01 AM   #4151
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Is the docklands urban project concluded? does it need more buildings?
according to the financial times and other reports, the CWG is planning to double the size of canary wharf by 2020.



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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:13 AM   #4152
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London Cable Car

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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:24 AM   #4153
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this video shows the rising core of the 25 churchill tower, walkie talkie tower, nearly competed "the shard" and other construction sites in various locations.


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and some more excellent aerial views around the city


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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:26 AM   #4154
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wow amazing , i love this city
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Old May 23rd, 2012, 06:36 AM   #4155
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Avant Garde | Shoreditch | 74m | 24 Floors

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Milton Court - 'The Heron' | 112m | 35 fl











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Walthamstow Greyhound Stadium flats plan approved

A plan to build 294 homes and a leisure complex at Walthamstow Stadium in east London has been approved by Waltham Forest Council.

It paves the way for the owner of the Grade II listed greyhound racing track, housing association London and Quadrant (L&Q), to develop the site.

Local MPs - Conservative Iain Duncan Smith and Labour's Stella Creasy - had urged for the plan to be rejected.

The scheme will need to be approved by Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

The famous landmark hosted racing for 75 years, with the last race held in 2008.

Following the decision, Ms Creasy said she was "saddened" and added: "Walthamstow deserves better than the L&Q plans".

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Old control tower set for demolition

IN the 1950s, when Heathrow was developed as an international airport, one of its first, most prominent structures to rise to the skies was the Old Control Tower (OTC).

The T-shaped building replaced the original RAF control tower which was used in the early days, when passenger terminals were ex-military marquees that formed a tented village along the Bath Road.

Now fast forward to 2012 and the red-brick radar tower, an architectural gem in its time, has been sealed shut, marking the end of an era.

Hundreds of thousands of airport workers, operator BAA, and planespotters have now bade farewell to one of Heathrow's last-standing iconic buildings, after 57 years of service.

Designed by architect Frederick Gibberd, the historic building, which closed its doors on April 27, 2012, was first opened on April 1, 1955.

Prior to this, Heathrow's first modern landing strip was built and The Queen declared the Europa Building (now known as Terminal 2), the first permanent terminal, as a gateway for London's elite travellers open.

Now the removal of the nine-storey building will pave the way for a new road layout as part of the new Terminal 2 construction. It is set to be demolished after the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

With rapid expansion at Heathrow, it became apparent that the old tower, which rises to a height of 44.4 metres, equivalent to 10 double decker buses stacked on top of each other, would not meet the requirements of a modern-day hub airport.

Workers based at the towers moved out two weeks ago, relocating to the World Business Centre (WBC)site to the north of the airport on Bath Road, with others going into buildings in the Central Terminal Area (CTA).

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