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Old August 8th, 2012, 04:01 AM   #4481
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Go for Greenwich: Quintain deal poised to kick-start development



London developer Quintain jumped into bed with a Hong Kong billionaire today, in a deal that should kick-start the building of up to 10,000 homes on the Greenwich Peninsula.

The firm’s shares leaped more than 26% as it unveiled the partnership with Henry Cheng Kar-shun, who chairs New World Development, a £4.6 billion conglomerate. The Cheng family — which made its initial fortune in jewellery — is worth an estimated £10.2 billion.

The deal will see Quintain gain up to £300 million in debt financing from Hong Kong to bring forward the Greenwich Peninsula regeneration over the next decade, saving the developer from having to put more of its own cash into the project.

Finance director Rebecca Worthington said: “We now have the capital to make this happen. “The reason they have put up the money is because they believe in London,” she added.

Cheng’s Knight Dragon vehicle now takes a 60% stake in the Greenwich scheme after paying Quintain £78.8 million, although the developer reckons that it could end up receiving as much as £150 million over the next six years before development profits.

Quintain’s previous partner at Greenwich, Australian developer Lend Lease, sold its stake in the scheme for £100 million, booking a £25 million profit. Lend Lease will pump the funds into other London regeneration schemes at Elephant & Castle and Stratford.

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Builders sought for £30m KCL student scheme in south London

King’s College London is planning a £30m redevelopment of student accommodation and is advertising for contractors.

KCL, together with the University Partnerships Programme (UPP), has submitted plans to Southwark Council to redevelop the student residence on Champion Hill in East Dulwich.

The plans include the refurbishment of the Victorian building, known as Platanes House, and the replacement of the existing 1960s buildings, to deliver improved accommodation for students, and enhance the visual appearance of the campus.

The planning permission and listed building consent grants the construction of four new buildings ranging from between four and five storeys in height, refurbishment of Platanes and the Annex to provide a maximum of 740 student bedrooms.

The new buildings will be located around landscaped courtyards.The site’s historic pond will be reinstated to provide a new water feature.

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Developer sought for £50m Brixton town hall scheme

The redevelopment of Brixton town hall is being planned by the London Borough of Lambeth in a project estimated to cost between £30m and £50m.

The council is advertising for a development partner with ‘skill, flair and expertise’ to plan, design and build a mixed use scheme based on the town hall and adjacent offices. The council needs 16,000 square metres of floor space in the town hall for its offices and services but the remaining 13,000 square metres is up for redevelopment and new use. The potential to create an ‘integrated civic, community and cultural hub’ and/or new types of retail in Brixton’s town hall area was identified in a 2009 ‘Future Brixton Masterplan’ prepared by consultants Arup, Stock Woolstencroft and Gerald Eve.

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Old August 8th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #4486
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Builders sought for £30m KCL student scheme in south London

King’s College London is planning a £30m redevelopment of student accommodation and is advertising for contractors.

KCL, together with the University Partnerships Programme (UPP), has submitted plans to Southwark Council to redevelop the student residence on Champion Hill in East Dulwich.

The plans include the refurbishment of the Victorian building, known as Platanes House, and the replacement of the existing 1960s buildings, to deliver improved accommodation for students, and enhance the visual appearance of the campus.

The planning permission and listed building consent grants the construction of four new buildings ranging from between four and five storeys in height, refurbishment of Platanes and the Annex to provide a maximum of 740 student bedrooms.

The new buildings will be located around landscaped courtyards.The site’s historic pond will be reinstated to provide a new water feature.

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Trying to stop the glass falling out and killing someone...it lost a panel a while back apparently, lucky no one was hurt.
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Osborne unveils technology investments

A new Tom Cruise blockbuster will be filmed in the UK, creating 500 jobs, George Osborne, the British chancellor, said on Friday as he announced a string of technology investments.
All you need is kill, a science fiction thriller, will be made at Warner Bros’ £100m studios near Watford, on the edge of London.

Speaking at a business summit held to help London capitalise on the Olympics, Mr Osborne urged technology companies to invest in the UK.

He unveiled a boost to east London’s Tech City with investments from Vodafone, Barclays and Gree, the Japanese gaming company.

“Taken together, these investment represent a triple whammy for Tech City,” he said. “You will not find a country anywhere in the world that is more open to technology, more open to investment and more open to business.”

The investments come just days after Amazon, the US internet services company, and Facebook, the social networking business, announced developments in the capital. Although the Facebook and Amazon sites are outside the Tech City area, they have helped promote the idea that London can attract the world’s biggest digital companies.

Mr Osborne, who has sought to be closely associated with the Tech City project, announced a number of investments near Old Street’s “Silicon Roundabout”, including a technology lab built by Vodafone.

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London trick is to keep up investment, Boris Johnson (Mayor of London)



LONDON (Reuters) - Boris Johnson, the most colourful cheerleader for the 2012 Games, said on Tuesday that the trick will be to maintain momentum once the Olympics are over and the world's attention has moved on.

The Mayor of London, who was first spotted on the world stage, hand in pocket, taking the Olympic flag from the host city Beijing four years ago, is attempting to schmooze international businesses and persuade them to invest in the capital.

"This is the summer to be in London," Johnson told Reuters in an interview. "It's all getting better and better. It's just a great crescendo of excitement.

"There will be, and there are already significant benefits, from hosting the Olympics but the trick is going to be to keep up the momentum."

The mayor's infectious ebullience has already persuaded private companies to sponsor some of his ideas, including a cable car over the River Thames, a self-service bicycles for hire scheme and an orbital tower in the Olympic Park that partly resembles a helter skelter.

Now Johnson hopes that about 100 new foreign companies will come to London, creating an initial 3,000 jobs and 350 million pounds ($548.38 million) of economic benefit.

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London Olympics 2012: The £300m ($475m) plan to transform Olympic Park

A collection of British companies are preparing for the £300m transformation of the Olympic Park into its post-London 2012 form.



The London Legacy Development Corporation, a public body, has been put in charge of the project.

It has appointed construction and engineering group BAM Nuttall to oversee the redevelopment of the park areas and Mace as project manager.

The plans involve the removal of temporary venues from the Olympic Park after the Paralympics, such as the Basketball Arena.

Balfour Beatty will also remove the temporary seating from the Aquatics Centre, leaving 2,500 seats for future use.

The Olympic sStadium’s new occupier is yet to be confirmed, with four parties including West Ham United still in the running, but the LLDC has appointed Greenwich Leisure Limited to run the Aquatics Centre and the Copper Box handball venue, as well as awarding housebuilder Taylor Wimpey the right to build almost 1,000 new homes in the Olympic Park.

The Velodrome will also remain in the Olympic Park.

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Urbanest To Expand with Brand New London Developments

Urbanest, providers of accommodation for students in london, are expanding their property portfolio with new developments close to London universities at Tower Bridge and King's Cross.

Founded in Australia in February 2008, where they are fast becoming the largest provider of student digs down under, Urbanest recently launched in London and opened their first property at East Road, Hoxton.

Looking to change the traditional image of student dwellings as little more than a damp, dirty, and dank doss, the ethos behind Urbanest is, "student accommodation with a difference where everything is just that bit better."

The new properties at Tower Bridge and Kinks Cross will follow the Urbanest blueprint of providing quality rooms for students at affordable prices.

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Lend Lease to sell London homes direct to public



Lend Lease is expanding in the London housing market with plans to sell up to 1,000 homes a year direct to the general public by 2017.

The first new Lend Lease homes at Elephant & Castle are expected to go on sale early next year.

The developer submitted a detailed planning application last month for 284 units in the 37-storey St Mary’s tower at the south London site.

A total of 2,800 homes will be built at Elephant and Castle over the next decade and Lend Lease also has 350 residential units at The International Quarter in Stratford.

The company said it is looking for new development opportunities in the capital.

Dan Labbad, Lend Lease’s Chief Executive in Europe, said: “There is an acute shortage of new homes in London and we believe that we have the capability to take advantage of a unique market opportunity.

“We will be building on our residential track record and those who buy homes from us will experience for themselves exactly why Lend Lease is one of the most trusted names globally in property and construction.”
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Mace prepares for big move

The end of this month sees the start of Mace consolidating its operations from five London offices into a single new global headquarters.

From Tuesday 28 August 2012, Mace’s new headquarters will be at 155 Moorgate, London, EC2M 6XB. By the end of June 2013, all employees from five London offices will have moved in.

Mace said that the move would “strengthen delivery of the company’s integrated service offer and clients will benefit from knowledge and expertise being shared under one roof”.

The office move will take place in three phases. Consultancy business, construction team, central services and the Macro team and fm24 that are currently in Atelier House and Centro 3 will move in August and September 2012.

Phase two sees cost consultancy teams from Southwark Bridge Road moving in by May 2013.

In the third phase, the Mace construction team at Cambridge House and Como at Eldon House will have moved by end of June 2013.

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