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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:07 PM   #4421
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here's my pic taken in april, london is always changing!

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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:18 PM   #4422
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Crossrail Limmo Peninsula

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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:22 PM   #4423
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Construction of Crossrail launch shafts nears completion

July 26th 2012

Workers have reached the temporary bottom of the two huge launch shafts at Crossrail’s major tunnelling site in east London, ahead of tunnelling between Docklands and central London.

The larger of the two shafts is 30 metres in diameter and will be 44 metres deep when completed.

Construction has now commenced on two mined tunnels that will connect the two shafts.

Assembly of Crossrail’s third tunnel boring machine (TBM), Elizabeth, is now well underway.

The large blue cutterhead was installed earlier this week with the TBM now visible from the Docklands Light Railway.

During the coming months, the 150-metre machine will be fully assembled and tested before being lowered in sections into the two shafts.

Crossrail’s first TBM, Phyllis, is now 500 metres into construction of the first section of tunnel between Royal Oak and Farringdon.

More than 250 people are now working at the Limmo Peninsula site, with that number expected to peak at around 500 people at the height of construction.

Crossrail’s eastern tunnels will run for 5.16 miles (8.3km) from Docklands to Farringdon where they will join with the western tunnels from Paddington.

Crossrail’s eastern tunnels project manager, Peter Main, said: “We are now gearing up for the start of Crossrail tunnelling in east London. Work to construct two large launch shafts is now complete with assembly of the first of our tunnel boring machines now well underway.

“We understand how critical it is to limit the impact of Crossrail’s construction on local communities and have planned to transport the excavated material from the eastern tunnels by boat from Instone Wharf, removing the need for more than 30,000 lorry journeys in east London.

“We will also deliver 120,000 concrete tunnel segments by boat from Chatham Dockyard to further reduce our local impact.”

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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:25 PM   #4424
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The £8bn development of Battersea Power Station redevelopment to create 20,000 jobs

David Cameron, the prime minister, said that the £8bn ($13bn) development of Battersea Power Station will create 20,000 jobs during its construction.

Battersea Power Station is to be redeveloped after the four-tower listed London landmark was sold to a consortium led by Malaysia's SP Setia for £400m earlier this month.

The prime minister said the development will create 20,000 jobs during construction, with 13,000 permanent jobs at the end. He added that the project will "protect the towers of that iconic landmark".

His comments came as he launched the British Business Embassy, the biggest ever drive to attract investment into Britain, in London.

The Prime Minister will be joined by IMF chief Christine Lagarde, Bank of England Governor Sir Mervyn King and ECB President Mario Draghi for the Global Investment Conference, the first major event hosted by the British Business Embassy.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:30 PM   #4425
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London 2012 Olympic media building set to be turned into cloud computing centre

The £295 million ($465 million/€380 million) Olympics media centre looks set to be turned into a cloud computing centre after iCity were today selected as the preferred bidder by the London Legacy Development Corporation (LDDC).

The announcement had been widely expected following the decision of the only other bidder, the UK Fashion Hub consortium, which had planned to turn it into a centre for the UK's fashion and textile industries, withdrew.

They pulled out, claiming that the process had not been transparent, following reports that the LDDC favoured the iCity proposal for them to become long-term tennants on a 99-year lease.

The iCity bid is backed by data centre manager Infinity and property company Delancey and its proposal fits with British Prime Minister David Cameron's vision for London's East End to become a technology centre to rival California's Silicon Valley.

Delancey had earlier partnered with Qatari Diar, the property branch of Qatar's sovereign wealth fund, to buy the Olympic Village for £557 million ($871 million/€710 million)

The Main Press Centre and International Broadcast Centre, which is set to accommodate more than 20,000 members of the world's media during the Olympics and Paralympics, contains over 31,000 square metres of office space and includes such facilities as 1,300 internet ports with fibre optic cabling.

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Old July 26th, 2012, 08:40 PM   #4426
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London Opens The World's Biggest McDonald's

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Old July 27th, 2012, 05:37 PM   #4427
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The Olympic park looks great with the landscaping and trees.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 06:57 PM   #4428
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according to the financial times and other reports, the CWG is planning to double the size of canary wharf by 2020.



Buildings in development





Approved Buildings

Any list of proposed buildings?
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Old July 27th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #4429
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Are they finally recladding these towers? What is that on the top of the tower to the left?
Think i read that those two commie blocks were to be demolished sometime after the olympics.
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Old July 27th, 2012, 07:32 PM   #4430
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Any list of proposed buildings?
this list consists of all the proposed (at least 100m) buildings in london.

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Old July 27th, 2012, 07:53 PM   #4431
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20 Fenchurch Street

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IYLO Set To Restart



The stalled and half built IYLO development in Croydon could soon be about to see construction begin again following the purchase of the scheme by new developers, Rosefair Ltd, for an unspecified sum.

Designed by Darling Associates, the project was originally developed by Phoenix Logistics and work was well underway by the time of the financial crash of 2008 with numerous apartments sold off-plan to investors and would-be occupiers alike.

The main contractor on the site, Lancsville, was removed in mid 2010 by the developer, before restarting after the developer set up their own construction company, St James's Croydon. This in turn went into administration in 2011 and work halted leading to the current state of the site now of being a half finished building, with much of the interior exposed to the elements, and rubbish gradually accumulating on site creating a very visible symbol of recession.

The new developer has informed the council of their intention to begin constructing the 182-apartment scheme later this year once they have removed the fly-tipped rubbish from the site, with the completion of the project scheduled for the end of 2014, seven years after work began.

Once completed IYLO will be the second tallest residential building in the south London borough, at least until Berkeley Homes complete Saffron Tower.

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Old July 28th, 2012, 04:55 AM   #4433
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Great news!
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the Walkie Talkie looks like broccoli
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Old July 29th, 2012, 01:47 AM   #4435
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I really hope it goes through. It is such a shame that 30 years since decommission, no project was able to be finalized.

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Battersea Power Station Redevelopment To Begin Next Year



David Cameron announced yesterday that the £8 billion project to transform Battersea Power Station into the hub of a new riverside development will begin next year.

The last time a Conservative Prime Minister announced a redevelopment project at Battersea, it was Cameron’s political heroine Margaret Thatcher, who famously donned a hardhat and fired a laser gun at the station in 1988 to officially launch a short-lived project to turn it into a theme park. The incumbent chose the more sober surroundings of the Global Investment Conference, at which he extolled Britian as a good place to do business, and promised that Battersea would transform the area and create 20,000 jobs during construction, with 13,000 permanent positions once the project was finished (though we’re struggling to imagine how all these people would be employed).



As approved in 2010, the plan is to redevelop the remains of the station into a complex of offices, shops, housing, a hotel and, apparently, one of London’s largest ballrooms. As part of the project, a Northern line extension from Kennington to Battersea via Nine Elms will be constructed. The company that guided the project through the planning stages went bust in December, and the site was sold at auction last month: after bids by Chelsea FC and a proposal to turn the site into an urban park, the winning bid came from a Malaysian property firm.

The joint venture, comprising of Malaysia’s SP Setia, industrial conglomerate Sime Darby and the country’s Employees’ Pension Fund will take full ownership of the 39-acre site this September.
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Old July 29th, 2012, 03:09 AM   #4436
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i hate it with a passion and i think old and ugly building like that deserves to be demolished!
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i hate it with a passion and i think old and ugly building like that deserves to be demolished!
...and that is why you are a retard
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Old July 29th, 2012, 03:16 AM   #4438
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Crossrail contractors have reached the bottom of two huge shafts being built in east London for launching the third tunnel boring machine.

More than 250 people are now working at the Limmo Peninsula site with that number expected to peak at around 500 people at the height of construction.

The larger of the two shafts is 30m diameter and 44m deep. Construction has now started on two mined tunnels that will connect the two shafts.

Assembly of Crossrail’s third tunnel boring machine (TBM), Elizabeth, is also underway. The large blue cutterhead was installed earlier this week with the TBM now visible from the Docklands Light Railway. During the coming months, the 150m-long machine will be assembled and tested before being taken apart again and lowered in sections into the two shafts.

Crossrail’s eastern tunnels will run for 8.3km from Docklands to Farringdon where they will join with the western tunnels from Paddington.

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Old July 30th, 2012, 01:59 AM   #4440
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i hate it with a passion and i think old and ugly building like that deserves to be demolished!

Battersea Power Station?

No ******* way!

Its an amazing building and... it is listed.. no one is allowed to knock it down.
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