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Old August 28th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #4561
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Old August 30th, 2012, 02:31 PM   #4562
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something is going on here?

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Old August 30th, 2012, 05:36 PM   #4563
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something is going on here?
External renovation of residential block next to the tower...the developers of 'The Razor' had to agree to such a renovation as part of getting planning permission to build their tower.

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Old August 30th, 2012, 08:32 PM   #4564
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^ thanks for your info!

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Old August 31st, 2012, 04:02 AM   #4565
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Early Plans Surface For Sampson House



The Carlyle Group is at an early stage of planning to replace the office buildings of Sampson House and Ludgate House on the South Bank of the River Thames in London with a new masterplan that's being worked up by PLP Architecture.

The site sits roughly in the middle between Kings reach Tower and The Tate Modern to the south of Blackfriars Station. Running from north to south that train line and railway viaduct further divides the site into two slender north south parcels, with the longest almost 190 metres in length.

The intention is to demolish the existing large office buildings and open up the land alongside the railway viaduct again into a wide north-south route for pedestrians to enjoy. The walkway that runs through the site roughly along the banks of the River Thames will be substantially widened with new links to Blackfriars Street.

In addition to this, a new cultural pavilion could be constructed on the north eastern part of the site where the northern part of Ludgate House currently stands. Building on the cultural capital of the nearby Tate Modern, the arches that run from Hopton Street to Stamford Street also provide an opportunity for further cultural spaces from performing arts to studios for small artists.

Much of the site however will be given over to plans for new residential buildings, the tallest of which would be about 160 metres tall, roughly the same height as 1 Blackfriars which the tallest tower should directly relate to. These are expected to step down in height towards the Tate Modern, and towards the Thames on the north of the site.

Detailed designs have yet to be drawn up however, but this redevelopment will be one too watch over the coming property cycle as the British economy recovers.

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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:05 AM   #4566
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Two Malaysian firms announce property projects in London in a week

PETALING JAYA: Within the space of only a week, two Malaysian companies have announced plans to develop property in London, underscoring the rising appeal of Europe's most iconic city as a safe haven in the current roiling global economy.

A progressively larger share of the world's capital whether from property firms or cash-rich investment funds has found its way to the global financial hub in recent times, hungry for stable returns in an otherwise anaemic, debt-strapped region.

On Wednesday, Amcorp Properties Bhd said it was entering into a joint venture (JV) to acquire a freehold office building in London's trendy Mayfair district, followed by IJM Land Bhd's Friday revelation of a mixed development on Royal Mint Street.

Analysts have favourably regarded IJM Land's latest venture, saying it diversifies the company's income stream from the current concentration in Malaysia.

To recap, IJM Land took a 51% stake in a JV with Lite Bell Consolidated Sdn Bhd for the project, which will buy a 999-year lease on a 2.7-acre site that has already obtained planning permission to be developed into 650,000 sq ft of gross floor area (GFA).

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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:05 AM   #4567
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London Gatwick Airport responds to Consultation for New Rail Project



London Gatwick Airport has responded to a consultation held by the Department for Transport with regards to the combination of the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern rail franchise.

The combined franchise will be expected to operate from September 2013.

The head of surface access for Gatwick Airport, Julia Gregory, said, ‘High quality rail links are key to attracting airlines and passengers to an airport. Research shows that passengers consider the cost and convenience of rail before deciding which airport to fly from.1 Research also shows that airlines look for high quality rail links and services when deciding which airport to operate out of.

Gatwick is without doubt the best connected London airport by rail but if we are to remain competitive and continue to attract major airlines serving the UK’s key trading routes and encourage more people to travel by train then the quality and extent of those services has to improve.

We have called on Government to specify in the tender document what kind of service a successful bidder would be expected to provide. That must include an obligation for any new operator to return the Gatwick Express to a dedicated, non-stop premium service with new fit-for-purpose carriages and the re-introduction of an on-board ticketing service.’

Currently around 12 million passengers travel to and from Gatwick Airport every year by train, with the majority of them accessing the Gatwick Express, a rail-air service between Victoria station and Gatwick Airport.

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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:08 AM   #4568
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A major scheme to build more than 22,000 homes has been given the go-ahead

The first homes could be finished by Christmas next year.

Planners hope 4,500 homes will be on the market by 2020, which the government has said would pave the way for 22,600 homes in the area and support 60,000 new and existing jobs.

Read more: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/910092-m...#ixzz256637wu9
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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:10 AM   #4569
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Plans for sought after London development site revealed

UK builder Barratt Developments has exchanged contracts with the Greater London Authority (GLA) to redevelop one of the most sought after housing led redevelopment opportunities within the M25 motorway. With a gross development value (GDV) of around £250 million, the 83 hectare former hospital site at Cane Hill in Coulsdon, Croydon, will see 650 homes built of which 163 will be affordable.

Barratt will work with Croydon Council and the GLA on the master plan framework for Cane Hill and Coulsdon. A key objective will be to integrate the derelict site within the surrounding area and to strengthen links with Coulsdon town centre. The aim is to submit a planning application within the next year and secure planning by the middle of 2014.

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Old August 31st, 2012, 08:12 AM   #4570
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Approval granted for Vauxhall development



Vauxhall's skyline looks set to change after planning permission was granted for two new high-rise towers behind the MI6 intelligence agency headquarters.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles gave the mixed-use development the go ahead following a public enquiry in March this year.

Two towers - one with 40 storeys and the other with 32 - will provide a total of 291 new apartments, of which 58 will be affordable units.

Shops, restaurants, a hotel and a cinema will also be built as part of the development, helping to regenerate the Vauxhall Nine Elms area.

The original planning application was made in 2010 but it was rejected by Lambeth Council. This prompted landowner Wendover Investments to lodge an appeal, and the development has now been given the green light.

It is part of a much wider redevelopment project that will see 16,000 new homes created along the riverside from Battersea Power Station to Lambeth Bridge and make property to rent in Vauxhall even more attractive.

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Old September 1st, 2012, 05:54 PM   #4572
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Where does the name Vauxhall come from? Such a strange looking word.
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Old September 1st, 2012, 06:28 PM   #4573
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Where does the name Vauxhall come from? Such a strange looking word.
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vauxhall#Etymology
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Old September 3rd, 2012, 03:19 AM   #4574
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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:20 PM   #4575
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SKYCYCLE: Artist's impression gives stunning vision of Boris' planned elevated London bike network

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Old September 4th, 2012, 05:23 PM   #4576
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Old September 4th, 2012, 07:36 PM   #4577
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Paddington Crossrail / Weston Williamson Architects

Architects: Weston Williamson Architects
Location: London, England
Client: Crossrail
Project Value: £150m
Date: July 2009 – Ongoing

Undergoing the most significant change since the historic station was completed to Brunel’s design, the new Paddington Station, designed by Weston Williamson Architects, will provide a major new gateway for London.












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Old September 4th, 2012, 10:46 PM   #4578
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LONDON | Milton Court - 'The Heron' | 112m | 35 fl | T/O

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Old September 5th, 2012, 10:53 AM   #4579
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Milton Court should have been taller, but as part of an ensemble it complements the Barbican. 'Mid century' modern meets its 21st century offspring.
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