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Old August 12th, 2012, 04:57 AM   #4501
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Imperial College Extension Approved
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The planning committee of the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham has approved plans for a new 35-storey tower and new university buildings called Imperial West.

The scheme has been speared-headed by Imperial College London who see residential real estate development as a good way to raise cash that can be reinvested in new facilities for the academic institution, much like Coin Street Community Builders who have planned a tower for the South Bank to pay for a new swimming pool.

Designed by Aukett Fitzroy Robinson and PLP Architecture, the project is planned for Wood Lane that sits to the east of Imperial College London's Hammersmith campus. It is the latest phase of an on-going masterplan that has already seen the Imperial West Wood Lane Studios rise that offer accommodation for 606 post-graduates that sits on the northern part of the site.

In the centre of the masterplan will be a new public square modeled on the likes of Hanover Square and Fitzroy Square. About an acre in size, this should provide a new green area for the borough that will be open to the public 24/7 as well as provide a pleasant backdrop to pedestrians taking new routes through the site.

Heading the project will be the new Imperial School of Public Health, with ten floors above ground plus a basement level. The building will offer research and teaching facilities aimed at the public health sector, along with a new GP practise and day case facilities that will provide services for local residents.

Imperial is also planning a Technology Transfer Building. This will be a part six, part thirteen floor building set around a glazed central atrium. It's intended to work partly as a facility for teaching people about the modern business environment, and also to work as a location for tech start-ups.

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Old August 12th, 2012, 05:02 AM   #4502
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Canary Wharf plans its own Tech City

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/b...y-7981583.html





Outgoing Tech City chief to build new tech hub in Canary Wharf



Technology entrepreneur Eric Van Der Kleij, who recently announced his intention to step down as chief executive of the Tech City Investment Organisation (TCIO), has been appointed as a specialist adviser to property development organisation, Canary Wharf Group.

Van Der Kleij will advise the Group on linking Canary Wharf's established financial and professional services companies with London's burgeoning technology scene, providing growing companies with office space, amenities and opportunities to win new business and attract finance, talent and mentoring, according to a statement.

The project is part of Canary Wharf Group's wider strategy to "diversify its tenant base" and encourage companies in "growth sectors" to locate themselves in the area.

"We welcome Eric's expertise on to the team. He will help us to create new, customised business locations, fused with technology and an attractive lifestyle, that aim to match exactly what businesses will require twenty or thirty years into the future," said Sir George Iacobescu, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Canary Wharf Group.

"Canary Wharf has a role to play in bringing together London's business sectors. We can help growing technology companies connect with the business opportunities, talent, investment and advice provided by the world's leading financial services providers already established at Canary Wharf."

Some steps have already been taken to create a technology hub in Canary Wharf. Thomson Reuters, Infosys and Ogilvy & Mather are already based in the area, as well as many additional technology professionals working at adjacent financial services companies.

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i am not exactly sure where they are but please check out the links below

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Crossrail Announces Plans for Underground Commercial Development

Crossrail, a new railway network, will also include a major development at Paddington, London, according to Crossrail Ltd, the company developing the railway project.

The 320,000 sq ft development is located at the intersection of Bishop’s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal, and will include 15 storeys of office space, as well as retail outlets.

The building at Paddington will include entry to Crossrail, National Rail and Hammersmith & City line services.

Ian Lindsay, a director at Crossrail Land and Property, said, ‘This major new commercial development will play an important role in the continued transformation of Paddington. Crossrail is the first UK rail project to deliver an integrated package of new and improved rail infrastructure alongside high-quality over-site development and public realm improvements, which will boost urban regeneration.

This development will signal the completion of a further phase in the renaissance of Paddington as a major commercial location.’

The Crossrail railway link is currently being constructed beneath central London, and is expected to open in 2018, when it will operate up to 24 trains per hour between Paddington and Whitechapel during its peak hours of service.

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The work currently taking place at Tottenham Court Road Underground station, London.

These works are all part of the new Crossrail construction, due for opening in 2018.

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"The Crystal" nears completion









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the construction of the place nears completion!

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new quality towers rising up in both the city and canary wharf financial districts!

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Coalition to unveil building package

(Reuters) - Coalition is preparing to unveil a new stimulus package next month in a drive to encourage house building in its ailing construction sector, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

The draft proposal will be announced by either Prime Minister David Cameron or his deputy, Nick Clegg.

The plan features a complex scheme under which the government would relax rules requiring private house builders to incorporate social housing in big projects.

Under the plan, housing associations and private house builders would have to "sit around the table" and agree to work together on large sites.

The government may also underwrite bonds issued by housing associations, which could reduce their borrowing costs and allow them to step into the gap left by private house builders, the FT said.

The proposal was drawn up by Oliver Letwin, the prime minister's head of policy, along with Grant Shapps, housing minister, and Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the Treasury.

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Lend Lease reveals plans to build 1,000 London homes per year

Lend Lease will sell new homes in London directly to the general public for the first time, it said today.



The contractor and developer said it has secured a strong residential pipeline in the capital and plans to be delivering up to 1,000 new homes a year under its own brand by 2017.

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.”

The first new Lend Lease homes in London – situated at the Elephant & Castle regeneration in Zone One - are expected to go on sale early next year.

The developer submitted a detailed planning application earlier this summer for 284 units in the 37-storey St Mary’s tower.

In total, 2,800 homes will be built at Elephant and Castle over the course of the next decade.

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Residential Building Construction in the UK Industry Market Research Report now updated by IBISWorld

Buying the family home is the largest lifetime investment for most Britons and can deliver households with both financial and emotional security. Trends in housing investment have huge implications for the economy and fiscal and monetary policy.

The Residential Building Construction industry accounts for the bulk of work done on new housing construction, repairs and improvements. It also generates revenue from the aligned non-residential building market (notably from work on mixed-use commercial and apartment developments).

The industry is forecast to generate revenue of £46.3 billion in 2012-13, a decrease of 8.5% on the previous year and representing an annualised decline of 5.5% over the past five years. Industry value added is estimated at £12.8 billion in 2012-13, representing 1.0% of GDP and an annualised fall of 8.0% over the past five years.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/business/prweb...#ixzz23ZALYMqN
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Urmet Group secures key door entry project at King's Cross Central

Access control solutions specialist the Urmet Group has been chosen to secure the first two residential buildings at the prestigious King's Cross Central scheme in London.

King’s Cross Central is a major mixed-use development site in the heart of London and plays host to offices, restaurants and shops, new homes and a university.

Planning permission for 50 new and restored buildings in addition to 20 new streets was granted back in 2006, in turn rendering this exciting new development the largest single-ownership project to be master-planned and energised in central London in over 150 years.

It's so extensive that there's even a new postcode for the development: London N1C

Up to 2,000 homes and serviced apartments are being built at the King’s Cross Central site. The accommodation on offer includes affordable and private housing, supported homes for the elderly and student accommodation.

The Urmet Group has now been appointed as the access control solutions supplier for the first two residential buildings at the 67-acre development. The company initially supplied the first residential space, namely Building R4, which consists of 117 apartments. It's now supplying a second apartment block - Building R5.

Residents moved into Building R4 last month, while its R5 cousin is due to be completed early next year.

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Grimshaw submits proposal for over-site development in Paddington

Grimshaw Architects have released submitted a proposal for a major commercial office development planned above the Crossrail station at Paddington in London. The 15-story structure, located at the junction of Bishop’s Bridge Road and the Grand Union Canal, will also provide retail space, a grand colonnade along the canal frontage, and a new entrance to the Hammersmith & City and Circle Line stations below.






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Collection Of Towers Planned For Shell Site



New proposals have surfaced for a multi-tower masterplan that could stand next to the Shell Tower in London, one of the first true tall buildings built in the capital led by developers Canary Wharf and Qatari Diar.

Sir Howard Robertson's design was considered hugely controversial in the day with it consciously rejecting modernism that was taking hold in British architecture plumping for something more art-deco in style.

The 107 metre tall tower was completed in 1962 as part of what was the largest single complex of office buildings built in London at that time, intended as Britain's answer to the Rockefeller Centre complete with the country's first public plaza, and another open space sheltered within the development.

The plans are to retain the existing Shell Tower, known as the Upstream Building, and then demolish everything around it as well as build on much of the site that is currently public space including parts of the plaza that bound York Road. These areas have been much neglected for years with a lack of modernisation.

The towers have been masterplanned so that the taller buildings are at the south of the south site and the shorter ones sit on the north nearest the River Thames. In the case of Building 1, this also reduces the potential for down-drafts.

A number of towers have been designed by leading firms for the site including a 31-storey residential building by Patel Taylor, a part 11 part 21 storey residential building by Grid Architects, a 14-storey residential tower by Stanton Williams, and two residential towers of 30 and 37 storeys by Squire and Partners.

KPF has designed one of the office contributions that will be 17 storeys and 37,000 square metres in size. Squire and Partners has also designed an office building specifically for Shell that will have 33,000 square metres of space.

The sheer density of the scheme not only means the loss of open space and a much smaller central square as a replacement on a northern part of the site, but appears to be an attempt at over-development by cramming in as many buildings as possible adding a large amount of bulk to what is a currently a fairly open plot.

It should be interesting to see if this elicits the same sort of response as the previous plans for Elizabeth House received before David Chipperfield was brought on board to design something that actually worked.
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