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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:31 PM   #4241
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How Bristol firm walks the walk across London’s O2 Arena



Bristol tensile construction specialists Base Structures is helping create a unique walkway across the rooftop of London’s 02 Arena which will give visitors spectacular views across the capital.

The ‘Up at The O2 experience’, due to open by June 21, features a tensile cable and fabric walkway over the venue’s roof.

The only one of its kind in the world, the attraction begins on the south side of the O2 where lead contractors ISG have constructed a staircase and glass lift to the fabric walkway, which starts from a platform 7.5m above the ground.

It then rises to reach a 12m diameter viewing platform at the arena’s apex – at 53m above ground level, it will be higher than the tip of Nelson’s Column – before descending the north side of the O2 where visitors return to ground level.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:41 PM   #4242
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Shared Ownership scheme could help you buy a new home
Tuesday 29th May 2012



With a growing number of people, particularly the younger generation, struggling to buy property in London, many are turning to the Government-funded Shared Ownership scheme for help.

The initiative is designed to help first-time buyers get a foot on the property ladder, enabling people to buy a share of the property that they can afford, usually between 25% and 75%. They then pay below market rent on the rest. This makes buying a home more affordable and once they are living in the property, the resident has the option to increase the share they own. This process is known as ‘staircasing' and means that a homebuyer can eventually own their property outright, making it hugely attractive for those buying property for the first time.

http://www.whathouse.co.uk/news/Shar...a-new-home-537
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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:43 PM   #4243
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£73m ($140m) powerhouse of biomedical research opens at Imperial College London

A major new research facility at Imperial College London designed to expand and accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into new ways of preventing, diagnosing and treating diseases was officially opened by George Osborne MP, Chancellor of the Exchequer, today.

The £73 million Imperial Centre for Translational and Experimental Medicine (ICTEM) combines laboratory space for up to 450 scientists with a dedicated facility for evaluating and developing new medical treatments through clinical trials.

The six-storey building is located on Imperial’s Hammersmith Campus, alongside Hammersmith Hospital. It is 500 metres from the College’s new campus, Imperial West, which is being developed to grow Imperial’s research and education activities in west London.

The upper floors of the building constitute one of the largest cardiovascular research facilities in Europe, including the headquarters of the British Heart Foundation Centre of Research Excellence at Imperial. One of the areas of focus in this unit is to develop stem cell treatments to help the heart repair itself after a heart attack.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 05:45 PM   #4244
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Plan for Heathrow garden city unveiled
May 29, 2012 12:03 am Financial Times

London’s Heathrow should be transformed into a “beautiful, environmentally sustainable” garden city if the government decides to build a new hub airport, according to a planning expert.

The airport site would become “a West London counterpoint to Canary Wharf” under the proposal to turn Terminals 1, 2 and 3 into a mixed-use commercial development, put a retail park at Terminal 4 and build homes for 30,000 people across four so-called “garden suburbs”.

Graeme Bell, vice-president of the Town and Country Planning Association think-tank and author of the report, published on Tuesday, told the Financial Times: “It would be a marriage between town and country. You’re on the outskirts of the capital and on the one side you have the suburbs towards Acton and Ealing but on the other side you’re in the greenbelt.”

The coalition is reviewing its airline strategy, with publication expected in summer, amid calls from business groups for a third runway to be considered at Heathrow to ease a looming capacity crunch. Other options include a new hub airport in the Thames estuary or a rail link from Heathrow to Gatwick.

The three main parties oppose a third runway and the government has ruled it out, although it said BAA, the airport’s operator, was free to lobby in favour of it. Boris Johnson, mayor of London and an opponent, last week warned of the risk that ministers would “tiptoe” back to reconsider the plan.

If they decided instead to build a new hub elsewhere, the report argues, a garden city on the 4.7 square mile Heathrow site could make full use of its existing transport and commercial infrastructure while providing housing at a lower density than typical urban developments.

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Old May 29th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #4245
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Old May 30th, 2012, 04:50 AM   #4246
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Old May 30th, 2012, 01:43 PM   #4247
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London, France's sixth biggest city

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-18234930


Good article!

"I came to London from Paris straight after graduating from art school, just to have a look," says Malika Favre. "That was seven years ago and I've no intention of going back."

"It's like my eyes opened up when I came here - I think the American dream is also present here in the UK."

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Old May 30th, 2012, 02:07 PM   #4248
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this is very wonderful project....................!

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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:53 PM   #4249
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Some photos of the new LED lighting scheme on Tower Bridge.

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Old May 31st, 2012, 12:52 PM   #4250
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I like the new lighting.. kind of wish it was a permanent feature!
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Old May 31st, 2012, 03:01 PM   #4251
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I like the new lighting.. kind of wish it was a permanent feature!
It is. EDF and GE have paid for the installation of a totally new lighting system which will be in place for the next 25 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HLYzdZOEOKE

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Old June 1st, 2012, 08:54 PM   #4252
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I made an SSP style diagram of London:

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Old June 6th, 2012, 02:35 AM   #4253
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Three big projects in one picture.

Taken by me yesterday.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 04:35 PM   #4254
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If anyone wants to see some incredible projection mapping on the face of one of the most recognised landmarks in the world, click the link and watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lki3V...&feature=share
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Old June 6th, 2012, 05:22 PM   #4255
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That technology is amazing, was one of the best bits of the concert! Live and let die possibly slightly more epic.
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Old June 6th, 2012, 10:56 PM   #4256
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What's the grey building being built in the far right of the picture? Thanks
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Old June 6th, 2012, 11:12 PM   #4257
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^ That's the core of 20 Fenchurch Street.
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thanks, wierd design that one.
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Old June 8th, 2012, 01:56 PM   #4259
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If anyone wants to see some incredible projection mapping on the face of one of the most recognised landmarks in the world, click the link and watch the video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lki3V...&feature=share

nice!
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How Bristol firm walks the walk across London’s O2 Arena



Bristol tensile construction specialists Base Structures is helping create a unique walkway across the rooftop of London’s 02 Arena which will give visitors spectacular views across the capital.

The ‘Up at The O2 experience’, due to open by June 21, features a tensile cable and fabric walkway over the venue’s roof.

The only one of its kind in the world, the attraction begins on the south side of the O2 where lead contractors ISG have constructed a staircase and glass lift to the fabric walkway, which starts from a platform 7.5m above the ground.

It then rises to reach a 12m diameter viewing platform at the arena’s apex – at 53m above ground level, it will be higher than the tip of Nelson’s Column – before descending the north side of the O2 where visitors return to ground level.

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http://www.bristol247.com/2012/05/29...2-arena-89203/


Went passed this today, it looks like its coming along nicely!
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