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Old November 28th, 2012, 05:34 PM   #4921
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225 Marsh Wall - Tower Hamlets - 47 floors - 154 metres



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Old November 29th, 2012, 11:50 AM   #4922
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Asian spree turns London into the world’s top office market

A wall of Asian money is pushing investment in London offices back up to levels not seen since before the financial crisis. Buyers from Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and China are ploughing billions of pounds into the City, Docklands and the West End.

The buying spree has made London the most sought-after office market in the world with £14.7 billion pumped in so far this year. This compares with £9.7 billion in closest rival New York and £8.5 billion in Paris, the biggest Continental office market, according to the latest data from Real Capital Analytics.

Property experts said the sudden surge in Asian investment was likely to continue and grow. Tony McCurley, of the GM Real Estate agency, said: “This is just the first wave, there are many others to follow. There is huge interest in London from across Asia Pacific and we expect this to continue.”

By far the most eye-catching deal was the £400 million paid for the Battersea Power Station site by a Malaysian-led consortium in September. A group comprising property developers SP Setia, industrial conglomerate Sime Darby and investors the Employees Provident Fund — all from Malaysia — plan to turn the former power station and its surrounding land on the banks of the Thames into an £8 billion office, shopping and apartment “village”.

They saw off rival bidders such as Roman Abramovich, who wanted it for a new Chelsea stadium, in a deal seen as a symbolic turning point when cash-rich Asian investors became dominant players. This year’s investment total is more than 40 per cent ahead of last year and will come close to the £18 billion peak in 2007 shortly before the banking crisis.

Overseas buyers account for just under two thirds of the total, of which Asians made up a record 20 per cent, according to research from property services company Jones Lang LaSalle. Malaysian investors have accounted for three out of the biggest five deals from the region over the past 12 months while the state-owned China Investment Corporation made its first major foray with the £245 million purchase of Deutsche Bank’s HQ in the City.

Mr McCurley added: “The first sector to buy has been the state pension funds looking to diversify their investments out of domestic markets. London has been their first choice which has been assisted by the eurozone crisis as that persuaded many to adopt a wait and see approach to Paris or Frankfurt.”
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Old November 30th, 2012, 12:07 AM   #4924
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Work To Start On Curvaceous Riverside Tower

This design by Stanton Williams Architects is due to replace Riverwalk House, an International style sixties block near Vauxhall Bridge that has a like-it/hate-it reputation.



Standing on 157-161 Millbank the proposals feature two buildings connected by a central podium of 17 and 7 storeys (the tallest of which will be 57.4 metres tall) that will have 121 new residential units, along with a ground floor retail outlet of 253 square metres. At this stage, it could be anything from a restaurant to a gallery to a supermarket but given where the site is it's likely to be something upscale. There will be no affordable housing on the site, understandably given its prime riverside location, with the developer instead making a £5.5 million contribution to affordable housing at 232-242 Vauxhall Bridge Road.

On the curving facades of the project there will be horizontal bands of limestone between the glazing and ceramic panels, with the stonework wrapping around the lower parts of the balconies too creating a continuous organic shape. The balconies vary in depth, which in turn gives the outer façade of a sense of depth too along with natural solar shading.

The seamless approach is taken to its limit around the area above the ground floor. Here there will be curved glazing around the entrance with the stone walls actually designed to flow continuously out from the lobby adding a sense of continuity as the inner cladding moves outside.

Work is now underway to demolish the original Riverside House. Construction is due to begin on site shortly after this is completed.
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Old November 30th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #4926
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Old December 1st, 2012, 12:10 AM   #4927
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:01 PM   #4928
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Old December 1st, 2012, 05:53 PM   #4929
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^ Where is that constructed?
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why dont you check the website? it would just take a few seconds of googling to get it. but because you are such a busy person here you are: sixtylondon.co.uk
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I just keep telling people in here to give some basic information when posting projects.

There's not a lot gained with merely posting construction pictures that were found somewhere. This is not a thread for Londoners, but for the interested rest of the world.

Next time keep your snotty tongue-in-cheek to yourself, thanks.
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Old December 3rd, 2012, 02:04 AM   #4932
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This seems interesting...haven´t read yet (I´m starting) but I´m gonna share here already. It´s a very long article.

How a high-rise craze is ruining London's skyline
"Ken Livingstone ushered in a new skyscraper era during his time as London mayor. But the dash for height has continued under Boris Johnson. Most of the 20-plus towers being built or breaking ground are of inferior quality and fail to meet guidelines, argues our architecture critic. What has happened to the planning system… and where is all the money coming from?"


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Old December 3rd, 2012, 11:49 AM   #4933
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Boost for Battersea as Osborne puts power station on the Tube

London's major redevelopment around Battersea Power Station was given a huge boost today as the Chancellor moved to ensure it is on the Tube network.

Hailing the massive scheme as equivalent to the Olympic Park in importance, George Osborne announced a funding plan for the long-awaited Northern Line Extension. Two new stations at Nine Elms and Battersea Power Station will be opened.

“I today confirm a billion pound loan and a guarantee to extend the Northern Line to Battersea Power Station and support a new development on a similar scale to the Olympic Park,” the Chancellor said.

The Treasury will provide a guarantee that allows the Greater London Authority to borrow up to £1 billion from the Public Works Loan Board, at a preferential rate, to finance the construction of the line.

Boris Johnson was delighted, saying the area had the greatest potential for growth in the capital since Canary Wharf. The Mayor aims to create around 16,000 new homes and up to 25,000 jobs in the area.

“I am delighted that after months of intensive discussions and hard work we have got the go-ahead from Government on financing an extension to the Northern Line,” he said.

“It will be an incredible confidence boost for developers preparing to invest there and it will also be a considerable boost for local people who will benefit from the new Tube link.”

The Government is to designate an enterprise zone on the site.

Other measures today for London included £600 million to build just over 20,000 affordable rented homes, an £85 million partnership between UCL and Great Ormond St Hospital; £60 million for a National Research Centre for Structural Integrity to be developed at Brunel University; £150 million for a new Imperial College campus near White City.
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Lewisham Gateway: long-awaited plans for flagship £250m development unveiled this week





LONG-awaited first phase plans for Lewisham’s flagship £250m development are being unveiled this week. Lewisham Gateway’s first stage will see 200 new homes, retail and cafe facilities open in two buildings close to the DLR and railway stations.

Residents can consult with developer Lewisham Gateway Developments Ltd on the designs – which have been the subject of controversy in the past - this Friday (Nov 30) and Saturday (Dec 1).

The proposal also includes a new landscaped park – dubbed Confluence Place – which will be located where the Ravensbourne and Quaggy rivers meet.

Lewisham Gateway Developments Ltd spokesman Doug Finlay said: “This proposal is the next step toward delivering Lewisham Gateway – a place making regeneration scheme that will deliver new jobs, new homes, commercial uses and Confluence Place.”

A public exhibition will take place on Friday from 12pm to 7pm at the Methodist Church Hall, Albion Way and on Saturday from 10.30am to 3pm at the East Entrance of Lewisham Shopping Centre.
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Building plans for mosque that's bigger than St Paul's rejected

Plans by a missionary Islamic sect to build one of Britain’s largest mosques that left a community divided and attracted far-right groups, including the English Defence League, were tonight rejected.

Police officers were stationed outside the Old Town Hall of the east London borough of Newham as around 3,000 supporters of the plans to build the mosque gathered tonight.

Tablighi Jamaat, a socially conservative Muslim revivalist movement with a strong presence in east London, wanted to build a mosque on a site in West Ham, close to the Olympic Park, to accommodate more than 9,000 worshippers – about four times the capacity of St Paul’s Cathedral.

If the plans were approved, the building would place the site on a par with Morden’s Baitul Futuh, currently Britain’s largest place of worship and the largest mosque in Western Europe.

Opposition initially came from locals but in more recent years the mosque issue has become a magnet for far-right groups such as the English Defence League, which has looked to exploit the controversy as part of its wider protests against Islam.

At around 8.30pm the proposals were rejected by councillors on the grounds the building was “too big” would generate too much traffic and because the site was “heavy contaminated” and resulting safety issues from the development.

“Councillors considered this application at length and with great care before deciding to reject it,” said councillor Conor McAuley, Newham’s executive member for regeneration and strategic planning.

He added: “The council undertook a rigorous and extensive consultation about the proposals in the run-up to this decision.”

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Fitzroy Place is now being built.

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