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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:04 AM   #4641
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Is the rest of the old roof of the trainstation also getting replaced (the part with the small pyramids on top)? The new roof is so much better
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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:07 AM   #4642
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New Moves To Redevelop Arrowhead Quay



Remember Arrowhead Quay, the long delayed approved office development near Canary Wharf that's been hanging around for a decade or so? Well it seems like the project may be replaced by 50 and 55 storey residential towers if a new scoping report ever translates into something else.

The nascent proposals drawn up by ENVIRON for Arrowhead Commercial Ltd feature towers of between 161.5 metres and 177.5 metres in height with 47,500 square metres of space which translates into 772 new apartments.

It's likely that the lowest two floors of the towers would be taken up by other uses such as retail, cafes or restaurants to further animate the dockside area. As one would expect from such a large number of apartments a new children's playspace is also included, along with 56 basement parking spaces.

This isn't the first time that residential use has been mooted for the site. Back in 2002 Skidmore, Owings and Merrill worked up a mixed use scheme that had a 111 metre tall residential tower as its centerpiece with 298 apartments.

This proposal was later dropped in favour of an office-led approach by Ballymore that the developers hoped would lure a large company there much in the same way that Canary Wharf was then attracting banks. This plan however failed leading to the decade-long developmental impasse that continues today.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:12 AM   #4643
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London borough plans £50m housing estate regeneration

Camden council in London is advertising for a design and build contractor for a £50m housing estate regeneration project.

The Maiden Lane housing estate in London NW1 is in need of extensive repairs and refurbishment. To meet the cost, and to provide additional housing, the council has drawn up proposals for redevelopment on the industrial estate and York Way frontage.

Planning permission is being sought for construction of a 20-storey block of flats and nine lower rise blocks. To make way for these, two existing blocks and the industrial estate will be demolished.

The council hopes to start construction in April 2013 and completed by the end of March 2016.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #4644
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Good News: British Land plans to construct a £1.2bn boost for the economy



British Land’s current construction programme will contribute an estimated £1.2bn to the UK economy and support 32,300 jobs until 2015, figures have revealed.

Accountancy firm PwC said projects including the Leadenhall building in the City of London and Whiteley shopping centre in Hampshire will provide a timely boost over the next three years as the country fights its way out of recession.

British Land has committed £2.1bn of investment to create 2.3m sq ft of office space and 1.7m sq ft of retail space by 2015.

The biggest impact will come from the company’s 5 Broadgate development in London, which is expected to contribute £383m. This is scheduled to compete in 2014 and will be the UK headquarters of UBS, the Swiss banking group.

Chris Grigg, chief executive of British Land, said: “There is much debate about how we might rebalance the UK economy and ensure all regions benefit from economic growth more equally.

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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:14 AM   #4645
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Student schemes boost HE Simm

Merseyside-based HE Simm has won four contracts for its student accommodation division.



The contracts, for mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP) work on student housing schemes in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Oxford, are together worth more than £13m.

In London, HE Simm will deliver the MEP works for Downing Construction at Portal Way, North Acton. The accommodation encompasses 80,000sq ft and 184 studio rooms. HE Simm will deliver mechanical, electrical and public health services including ventilation, fan coil units, drainage, power, lighting, security and fire systems. Works begin in October 2012.

Ocon Construction has appointed HE Simm as MEP contractor on its student accommodation development at Crown Place, University Of Liverpool. The scheme, the second phase that HE Simm has worked on, will provide 1259 student bedrooms by July 2014.

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McLaren wins first phase of new Spurs stadium



Tottenham Hotspur has confirmed McLaren Construction as main contractor to deliver a new Sainsbury’s supermarket which forms the first phase of its new stadium plans.

The store will be located to the north of the proposed new £400m stadium and construction work starts this month.

McLaren was responsible for the successful delivery of Spurs new £45m state-of-the-art Training Centre in Enfield.

Paul Phillips, Project Director said: “We look forward to working with McLaren Construction, who have been a good partner during the construction of our new Training Centre.

“By appointing McLaren, we shall again be able to ensure that the new supermarket development is delivered in line with a strict contractor code of conduct similar to that which was employed in Enfield, and that our construction partners will take a responsible and sensitive approach to building within our community.”

Kevin Taylor, Chairman, McLaren Group said: “After the successful completion of the Club’s Training Centre, we are very proud to be awarded the contract for phase 1 of the development of the Club’s existing site.

“This award is testament to the strong partnership between McLaren and Tottenham Hotspur, and we look forward to continuing to build this relationship for the future.”

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Old September 25th, 2012, 02:17 AM   #4647
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Construction of Europe's largest man-made coastal reserve gets under way

The UK's Environment Secretary Owen Paterson is to officially launch Europe’s most ambitious man-made coastal nature project that will guarantee a place for tens of thousands of migratory birds, and combat the threats from climate change and coastal flooding.

Wallasea Island in the Thames Estuary will be transformed from levee-protected farmland into a thriving wetland, twice the size of the City of London and teeming with bird and marine life.

The landmark project, never before attempted on this scale in Europe, has been made possible through a unique partnership between the RSPB and Crossrail.

Crossrail will deliver 4.5 million tonnes of clean earth from the construction of major new rail tunnels under London to help build the nature reserve at Wallasea. The earth will be used to create higher and lower ground to restore the wetland landscape of mudflats, saltmarsh and lagoons last seen 400 years ago.

The loss of coastal habitat over the past 400 years has been dramatic. Without projects like Wallasea Island, rising sea levels are threatening to see another 1,000 hectares lost in the next decade.

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Morgan Sindall starts on £30m Chancery Lane office block

Developer Derwent London has awarded Morgan Sindall a £30m contract to build a commercial development on London’s Chancery Lane



The project includes the demolition of the existing buildings at 40-45 Chancery Lane and the design and construction of a seven-storey office building that will provide 102,000 sq ft net of office space with retail at ground floor.

Work has already started on site to demolish the existing buildings and retain one façade and the development is due to be completed in September 2014.

The development has been designed by architects Bennetts Associatesto incorporate the existing building at Tooks Court around a central courtyard that will be accessible to the public during the day.

Materials for the development will be sustainably sourced, the contractor said, and the building will incorporate a number of features such as green roofs, fair faced concrete, chilled plasterboard ceilings, low energy lighting and presence detection. It is on track to achieve a BREEM Excellent rating.

Peter Jacobs, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s London office, said: “We are very pleased to have been appointed to this ambitious, distinctive scheme by Derwent London, which will deliver flexible Grade A office space in the centre of London’s legal district.

“Our London team has a particular focus on high-quality, sustainable office space and is well versed in delivering projects which blend historic features with state of the art, contemporary workplace environments.”

The project team includes quantity surveyor Davis Langdon, services engineer Arup, structural engineer AKTII and architects Bennetts Associates.

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Are the external walls fair faced concrete? I hope not!!!!
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Old September 25th, 2012, 01:39 PM   #4650
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Morgan Sindall starts on £30m Chancery Lane office block

Developer Derwent London has awarded Morgan Sindall a £30m contract to build a commercial development on London’s Chancery Lane



The project includes the demolition of the existing buildings at 40-45 Chancery Lane and the design and construction of a seven-storey office building that will provide 102,000 sq ft net of office space with retail at ground floor.

Work has already started on site to demolish the existing buildings and retain one façade and the development is due to be completed in September 2014.

The development has been designed by architects Bennetts Associatesto incorporate the existing building at Tooks Court around a central courtyard that will be accessible to the public during the day.

Materials for the development will be sustainably sourced, the contractor said, and the building will incorporate a number of features such as green roofs, fair faced concrete, chilled plasterboard ceilings, low energy lighting and presence detection. It is on track to achieve a BREEM Excellent rating.

Peter Jacobs, managing director of Morgan Sindall’s London office, said: “We are very pleased to have been appointed to this ambitious, distinctive scheme by Derwent London, which will deliver flexible Grade A office space in the centre of London’s legal district.

“Our London team has a particular focus on high-quality, sustainable office space and is well versed in delivering projects which blend historic features with state of the art, contemporary workplace environments.”

The project team includes quantity surveyor Davis Langdon, services engineer Arup, structural engineer AKTII and architects Bennetts Associates.

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Poor design. The current building is a good looking old building that seems to be in perfect condition.
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Old September 27th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #4651
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Old September 30th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #4656
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Old October 1st, 2012, 02:20 AM   #4657
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Thinking of moving to London from Toronto. This city has always intrigued me.
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SPPARC Plan Queen Victoria Office Overhaul



High-tech firm SPPARC Architecture has planned an overhaul of one of the ugliest post-modern office buildings in the City of London, 71 Victoria Street.

Developed by the SV Trust, the proposals feature a complete revamp of the main frontage of the building along Queen Victoria Street plus further improvements to the facades along Great Trinity Lane, and Little Trinity Lane.

In addition, the present top floor of the building will be demolished and replaced with a completely new one that should provide a better level of office space whilst actually reducing the height of the building at the same time due to the removal of the roof plant floor. As a result of this, much of the plant level will be moved to one of the basement floors.

This will see floor 8 increase in size from 876 square metres to 1,311 square metres. at the same time the lower floors will also get small boosts in floor space thanks to the use of the curving corner. In total the amount of office space will be increased from 24,923 square metres to 25,827 square metres.

The main frontage on Queen Victoria Street was designed in 1987, with stone cladding and a glazed entrance area. This will be replaced with full height textured glass cladding that curves around the corner rather than the present flat angled approach. A transparent double height entrance hall will also be created.

The main bulk of the new glass façade has been designed to fit tonally with the existing granite cladding on the building. The underside of the entrance hall however has a glass soffit has been panned that uses low iron panels with touches of oranges and reds injecting some warmth into the design whilst directly above it textured glazing will be utilised on the corner area. This employs a pattern based quoin stone detailing that for city workers should be another piece of the regeneration jigsaw along Queen Victoria Street.

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And London Welcome you!! No matter where your from you will fit into london fine.
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