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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:39 PM   #4901
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Old November 24th, 2012, 01:53 AM   #4908
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Vision of future London skyline released

Tall buildings will stretch from Battersea Power Station to Vauxhall



The partnership behind the redevelopment of Nine Elms has released a CGI showing how London’s skyline could look once the work is complete.

It shows high-rise buildings stretching along the south bank of the Thames from east of Vauxhall Bridge to Battersea Power Station.

Helen Fisher, programme director at the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership, said: “This fast-developing stretch of the Thames riverside includes a cluster of tall buildings at Vauxhall, centred around western Europe’s tallest residential tower, One Nine Elms.”

The 195ha former light industrial area is being rebranded as a new district for London, centred around two yet-to-be fully realised “town centres” – at Vauxhall and the power station.

It will contain 16,000 new homes, including 806 at Rogers Stirk Harbour & Partners’ mixed-use Riverlight development which is currently under construction.

The area will also be home to the new 11-storey US embassy designed by Kieran Timberlake.

The partnership, which includes the leaders of Wandsworth and Lambeth councils, the area’s main developers and landowners, the Mayor of London, Transport for London and the Greater London Authority, also predicts 25,000 jobs, two new Tube stations and a new Thames crossing will be created.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #4909
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:04 AM   #4910
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Kingsgate House Work To Start In December



Continuing their seeming desire to redevelop all of the heart of London's Victoria single-handedly is Land Securities Kingsgate House project, which has won planning permission from Westminster Council.

Work is to begin next month after an announcement by the British government that a proposed Community Infrastructure Levy designed to raise cash for local improvements would be junked. This would effectively have been a tax on developments with the largest ones facing multi-million pound bills. This levy was to be on top of the £11.6 million contribution that Land Securities is making to affordable housing in the City of Westminster.

The approved project has been designed by Lynch Architects who have penned two buildings, one of which is really called the Zig Zag Building. The name conjures up visions of a lightning bolt of glass zapped across the street, but in reality it's just a 14-floor office building that spreads along much of the site with a staggered façade. The other building will have 100 apartments over its 12 floors and is imaginatively named Kings Gate after the carbuncle that previously stood on the site.

Land Securities anticipates the project will be completed in mid 2015.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 12:53 AM   #4911
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Property: The lure of London

Asian investors drawn by low prices have helped make the city a coveted commercial market.

Towering over the south bank of the Thames, Battersea Power Station has enthralled – and frustrated – a procession of property developers in the 30 years since it was decommissioned.

The coal-powered plant, with its four distinctive chimneys, once generated a fifth of London’s electricity. It looms large in the public imagination, having served as a backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s Sabotage and in the cover art for Pink Floyd’s Animals LP. But highly publicised efforts to turn it into a hotel, a football stadium and a theme park have all flunked.

Today, however, a new generation of Malaysian developers is placing an £8bn bet on turning Europe’s largest brick building into a 39-acre complex of apartments, shops and offices.

On a crisp September night, a 160-strong delegation of the building’s new owners gathered inside its rotting bowels to launch the project. The occasion was deliberately low-key. Boris Johnson, London’s flamboyant mayor, rattled off a light-hearted speech about the transformative power of the newcomers’ money to the neglected part of south London.

“The Malaysians didn’t care about being flashy,” recalls one guest. “It wasn’t a ‘look at these nice architect drawings, eat some canapés and cross your fingers’ vibe. The message was: ‘We are here and we are going to do this – now let us get on with it’.”

For the Malaysians, there is a sound basis for their confidence. The country has spearheaded a buying spree in which Asian investment funds, ex*cluding Indians, have ploughed £2.4bn into central London so far this year – nearly four times the total for 2010. They have snapped up skyscrapers, Art Deco newspaper offices and development land on the city’s fringes.

Mere bit-part players just two years ago, buyers including the Chinese government, funds helping Malaysian Muslims save for a pilgrimage to Mecca and an Indonesian palm-oil billionaire have stumped up a quarter of all transactions by value in the City’s commercial property market.

So strong is demand that London has brushed off Europe’s economic crisis to become the world’s most coveted property market, cornering £13.2bn of £177bn spent globally this year. The sum is higher than that invested in any European country, according to data from Real Capital Analytics. It is almost as much as the combined £14.7bn spent in its rival cities of New York and Paris.

But the appeal of Europe’s most populous city to Asia’s newly rich states baffles many in the global property industry. Why, they ask, is the cash not flowing to other “safe” cities – in Germany, say, or Holland or the rebounding US? And why is more not being spent closer to home? Malaysia’s three largest investment funds, for instance, allocated just 17 per cent of their foreign property outlay to southeast Asian assets in 2011.

The reason is price: London is cheap. When the market started to fall in late 2007, UK institutions began to value their property portfolios every two weeks. The idea was to use transparency to mitigate uncertainty. In reality, the practice laid London open to fierce scrutiny that sucked billions of pounds from the market.

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Old November 25th, 2012, 04:43 PM   #4912
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Broadgate Tower Approaches Full Occupancy

It's been a long time coming but Broadgate Tower in the City of London is now approaching the state of being fully let after British Land signed up new tenant, legal firm Hill Dickinson.

Standing next to the Broadgate complex, the 165 metre tall tower was completed in 2008 at the height of the previous boom but the slowdown in the world economy meant that take up of the office space within has been particularly protracted despite it being pitched as a multi-let building.

The deal with Hill Dickinson means that floors six and seven will be fully occupied with the new tenant also taking part of floor eight, and the option to occupy the remaining 500 square metres of it if their future needs require it. The firm is paying a headline rent of £45.50 on floors six and seven, and £47.50 on the eighth floor.

The deal means that the Broadgate Tower will now be 94.7% let, enough to finally mark it out as a success for joint owners British Land and Blackstone. That it has taken so long shows just how long-term a project a tall building can be.

British Land is now developing another skyscraper in the City of London, the Leadenhall Building, popularly known as the Cheesegrater, and will no doubt be hoping the take up of the office space in that will be quicker.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 06:03 PM   #4913
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Old November 25th, 2012, 11:49 PM   #4914
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CapCo Receives Approval for 900 Homes, Offices in London

Capital & Counties Properties Plc (CAPC), part owner of London’s Covent Garden market, won approval from Kensington & Chelsea borough council for a plan to build a hotel, offices and more than 900 homes in the U.K. capital.

CapCo’s EC Properties unit plans to develop a 19-acre (7.7- hectare) site currently occupied by Earls Court Exhibition Centre as well as neighboring land in West London.

The development is part of a larger 8 billion-pound ($12.7 billion) project that was approved in September from the adjacent Hammersmith & Fulham borough. The project approved yesterday would create more than 10,000 square meters (108,000 square feet) of office space, a hotel with as many as 100 bedrooms as well as shops, pubs and restaurants.

“It will take 15 to 20 years overall to make this project happen,” Gary Yardley, investment director at Capital & Counties, told council members at a meeting yesterday. “This is a critical site for London.”

The 938,000 square meters of development includes 7,500 homes, schools and a five-acre park, Capital & Counties said in a statement today. The Kensington & Chelsea portion of the project may be built first, according to documents sent to council members.

Capital & Counties will pay about 450 million pounds toward local infrastructure in return for planning consent being granted, Yardley said in an interview after the meeting.

The conference-center business that Capital & Counties took over to carry out the plan, including a site at Olympia near Earls Court, had been on the brink of bankruptcy, Yardley told council members.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #4916
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Central London property developer Mount Anvil has today unveiled the new name of its major development project in Wandsworth (SW18) as ‘The Filaments’.

The new name and branding concept pays homage to the rich history of both the site – which formerly served as a gas mantle factory – and the wider Wandsworth area, which had historically been a major centre for the silk industry in the UK. The name and identity was developed in partnership with branding agency Identity.

The Filaments – comprising two adjacent sites – will feature a total of 416 residential units, including 340 homes for private sale, as well as 7,276 square metres of commercial/retail space and 182 parking spaces. The scheme will also include accessible public space, a private garden and multiple water features.

With a gross development value of £150million, The Filaments represents a significant part of the wider regeneration strategy for Wandsworth. The area is popular with young professionals due to its proximity to numerous outdoor spaces such as Wandsworth and St George’s Parks, in addition to the vibrant centres of the West End and King’s Road.

The scheme – purchased by Mount Anvil in March 2011 – has been designed by architectural firm Rolfe Judd. Mount Anvil assembled this scheme with the purchase of two adjoining sites, within a four week period in 2011, from Workspace Group plc and Minerva Property Holdings. The first phase of homes will be launched in Spring 2013, with practical completion expected in Summer 2015.

Killian Hurley, Chief Executive of Mount Anvil, comments:
“We are delighted to announce The Filaments as the name of our major development in Wandsworth. Illuminating both a rich heritage and a bright vision for the future, The Filaments promises to play a pivotal role in the major regeneration effort underway there, bringing new homes of outstanding quality to the area.”
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Old November 27th, 2012, 11:49 AM   #4917
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #4918
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Old November 28th, 2012, 05:00 PM   #4919
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Quintain signals start of Greenwich Peninsula

Developer Quintain has submitted detailed planning applications to start the transformation of the remaining 140 acres of Greenwich Peninsula.

The firm confirmed today that it has submitted detailed planning applications for the first three plots, comprising 506 homes, which will be considered by the Planning Committee next February.

If consent is granted, construction will start next summer.

Quintain is working in a joint venture with Hong Kong investor Knight Dragon with plans to build another 10,000 homes at Greenwich.

The developer also confirmed today that it has drawn-up plans to accelerate the delivery of the first 2,870 of the 10,000 homes on 11 residential plots.
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