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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:08 PM   #4581
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First renders of London's newest square mile skyscraper..192m

Construction starting in 2013, which so long as it gets planning permission, will almost certainly happen, as it is being built as a bespoke HQ for insurance firm WR Berkley..no pussyfooting around waiting for pre lets with this one..

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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:48 PM   #4582
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love how sleak it is! that square is going to be stunning in its mix of buildings
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Old September 5th, 2012, 05:55 PM   #4583
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Wow! Along with the Cheesegrater, this and other projects will certainly lend an angular aspect to the central cluster.
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Old September 6th, 2012, 01:30 PM   #4584
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Old September 6th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #4585
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First renders of London's newest square mile skyscraper..192m

Construction starting in 2013, which so long as it gets planning permission, will almost certainly happen, as it is being built as a bespoke HQ for insurance firm WR Berkley..no pussyfooting around waiting for pre lets with this one...

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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:14 AM   #4586
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First renders of London's newest square mile skyscraper..192m

Construction starting in 2013, which so long as it gets planning permission, will almost certainly happen, as it is being built as a bespoke HQ for insurance firm WR Berkley..no pussyfooting around waiting for pre lets with this one..

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New Lime Street Skyscraper Revealed

Kohn Pederson Fox's new skyscraper design for American insurance giant W.R Berkley in the City of London has been unveiled at 52-54 Lime Street.

The scheme will be 39 floors above ground with a height of 192.1 metres, that in the spirit of previous proposals should perhaps be nicknamed "the scapel" due to its look. The prismic looking scheme features full floor to ceiling glazing and approximately 58,000 square metres of floor space over 35 floors.

Floor plates for office accommodation will be about 2,000 square metres at the lowest part of the building where the footprint is widest, a figure equivalent to half a football field, and reduce to about 900 square metres on the upper floors as it tapers.

Building services will be provided by a southern facing core, the positioning of which will help with the solar shading of the office space.

At ground level there will be landscaped space that helps slot the project into the existing area around the Willis Building that will allow for the creation of a new public space of a quarter of an acre in size. A ground floor retail outlet in the form of a café inspired by the original Lloyds Coffee House that birthed the insurance industry will bound onto the plaza providing al-fresco seating.

The proposal is just the latest tower for insurance companies in the area that is creating a financial industry cluster - Aon has taken the Leadenhall Building over the road, the Willis Group are next door in their tower, Lloyds of London stands a stones throw away, Aviva are on St Helen's and Swiss Reinsurance occupy the Gherkin.

If planning permission is awarded by the City of London, construction is expected to begin in 2013, with the development completed in 2017.
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:20 AM   #4587
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http://www.nce.co.uk/news/geotechnic...r&contentID=-1

Deep basement progress on Merchant Square

13 August, 2012


Construction of a 9m deep basement by P J Carey in West London is progressing well despite its close location to the Grand Union Canal and poor ground conditions at the site.

http://www.merchantsquare.co.uk/


The excavation for the 3 Merchant Square mixed-use development just off the Edgware Road at Paddington is lined with a combination of steel sheet piles and a secant piled wall. Concern over the significant and variable lateral forces imposed on the piled retaining wall meant that getting the right support for the work was essential.

Carey is using five 500t capacity MP500 Super Struts and four 150t capacity MP150 knee-braces from Groundforce to support the 100m long and 49m wide excavation.

According to Carey, the Groundfroce struts were chosen primarily to maximise the amount for working space inside the excavation so the basement slab could be cast and work could begin construction of the central core without undue interference due to supporting steelwork.

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I wonder how New Lime Street will look like on the City's new skyline. Just can't wait to see other renders
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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:38 AM   #4589
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Malaysia to participate in new London landmark

LONDON: The Battersea Power Station project here is set to transform the riverside district in Central London with the entry of Malaysian heavyweights.

Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Idris Jala said this is a significant project because of the participation of Sime Darby Bhd, one of the largest companies listed in Malaysia, SP Setia Bhd, Malaysia’s largest listed property developer and Employees Provident Fund (EFP).

The 15.8 hectare iconic site, housing two decommissioned coal-fired power station which stopped producing electricity in 1983, will be a new landmark in London with the development of a town centre comprising residential and commercial sites.

Residential and commercial sales launch for phase one of the project will held next year with construction work commencing in the second half of 2013.

The project development includes the regeneration of the power station, the largest brick building in Europe and the most significant surviving examples of the Art Deco architecture.

However, the power station built in the 1930s was also once known as the biggest polluter in London.
The Battersea Power Station redevelopment will involve generating power again but this time ‘green energy’ for the development site use.

Read more: http://www.theborneopost.com/2012/09...#ixzz25kBDRh97

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Work on Battersea Power Station 'to go ahead'

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The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, one of the best-known sights on the London skyline, will begin later this year, its new owners have said.

The Art Deco 1930s power station and its instantly recognisable concrete chimneys are to be regenerated to form the centre of an £8 billion redevelopment of the 39-acre site on the south bank of the River Thames.

Preparatory work for the plan to build 3,500 homes, 1.7 million square feet of office space, shops and a park, will begin later this year, with ground broken in the second half of next year, the Malaysian consortium behind the plans said.

The group bought the site for £400 million earlier this year, scuppering the plans of Chelsea Football Club, which considered the site for a new stadium away from its Stamford Bridge ground.

Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, president and chief executive of SP Setia, which with Sime Darby and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) make up the consortium, said:

http://www.itv.com/news/london/2012-...n-to-go-ahead/
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Building is the key to restoring City confidence

Homegrown investors should show the enthusiasm of their overseas counterparts for funding large projects



06 September 2012

By the end of next year there will be concrete evidence, easy to spot from miles around. If everything goes according to plan, the first of Battersea Power Station’s four decaying chimneys will have been taken down and replaced with a reinforced concrete replica. Within three years, all four will have been swapped, at a cost of £12 million.

Only then will doubters believe that the hex on central London’s last major undeveloped riverside site has been broken. In the three decades since the power plant was decommissioned it could have become a theme park, shopping mall, housing development, or home to a circus troupe or Chelsea Football Club. Through various cycles of property boom and bust, its owners have hailed from Britain, Hong Kong, Ireland and now Malaysia.

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Battersea gets £8bn ($13bn) overhaul

The redevelopment of Battersea Power Station, one of the best-known sights on the London skyline and previously owned by the Republic’s bad bank Nama, will begin later this year, its new owners have said.

The Art Deco 1930s power station and its instantly recognisable concrete chimneys are to be regenerated to form the centre of an £8bn redevelopment of the 39-acre site on the south bank of the River Thames.

Preparatory work for the plan to build 3,500 homes, 1.7 million square feet of office space, shops and a park, will begin later this year, creating up to 26,000 new jobs, with ground broken in the second half of next year, the Malaysian consortium behind the plans said.

The group bought the site for £400m earlier this year, scuppering the plans of Chelsea Football Club, which considered the site for a new stadium away from its Stamford Bridge ground.

Tan Sri Liew Kee Sin, president and chief executive of SP Setia, which with Sime Darby and the Employees Provident Fund (EPF) make up the consortium, said there were also plans to build a Tube station on the premises that would link to the Northern Line.

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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:45 AM   #4593
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Kiwi architect to change London's skyline

A Christchurch architect has won the approval of London’s mayor for a radically ambitious plan to change the British city's skyline.

Sam Martin wants to build what he describes as a cycle lane in the sky.

He’ll utilise old railway embankments, and for good measure he's also got plans for the building immortalised on a Pink Floyd record sleeve.

The disused power station in Battersea, West London has been somewhat of an eyesore for more than 25 years, but now Mr Martin is set to make it a sight for sore eyes.

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Old September 7th, 2012, 04:46 AM   #4594
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£38 billion of prime residential development planned in London

Strong demand from overseas is fuelling a surge in London's prime residential property market with more than 15,000 units of prime residential property worth in excess of £38 billion earmarked for development over the next ten years according to EC Harris
  • 70% increase in pipeline size since last year
  • Total floor area of new development equivalent to size of Stratford Olympic Park

The annual EC Harris ‘London Prime Residential Development Pipeline’ report shows that 125 schemes are currently at various stages of site acquisition, planning and construction equating to a total floor area of nearly 20 million square feet, equivalent to the size of the Olympic Park in East London. This is an increase of approximately 70 per cent from last year’s report,

Planned development is strongest in Chelsea & Fulham with one in four (25 per cent) of the units in the pipeline located there, this is followed by developments on the South Bank (17 per cent), City and Fringe ( 12 oer cebt), Midtown (11 per cent) and Kensington (10 per cent).

2016 appears to be the peak year for delivery, with schemes totalling circa 3,800 units in a race to progress and come to market in that year alone. Two of the largest schemes on the pipeline are the major regeneration schemes planned for Earls Court and Battersea Power Station, each predicted to deliver several hundred prime residential units over the course of the next decade, reflecting that ‘prime’ is no longer confined to the likes of Mayfair or Chelsea.

Mark Farmer, Head of Residential at EC Harris said: “The size of the pipeline is a reflection of a massive vote of confidence in London and in UK plc and will have only been enhanced by this summer’s Olympics showcase. London prime residential continues to act as a magnet for global investment, and offers clear opportunities for properly organised and funded developers and investors to generate healthy returns. However, this positivity is tempered by some notes of caution. There are significant risks to the realisation of the pipeline including the sustainability of the unprecedented levels of international investor and sales demand fuelling the lower end of the prime market, a lack of development funding and a scalability of specialist development skills needed to deliver these opportunities.”

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You do realise that they are NOT knocking the power station down right?

They can't. It is a protected and grade 1 listed building.

It is here to stay.
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You do realise that they are NOT knocking the power station down right?

They can't. It is a protected and grade 1 listed building.

It is here to stay.
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Knocking down Battersea would be be a crime. It is one of the most beautiful industrial buildings in London.
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