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Old January 3rd, 2013, 01:37 PM   #5041
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seriously don't you think it will cost much £££ ?

£39 Billion is hardly the whole GDP of the UK.... it is a tiny cost in comparison.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 05:59 PM   #5042
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Work Begins On Stratford Plaza



Commuters stepping out of Stratford railway station may have noticed construction starting to the south of the bus station - this is actually the beginning of Stratford Plaza, a 93 metre tall residential-led project that was previously known as Olympian Tower.

The project occupies a busy site that's not only next to Stratford Bus Station, but also has the A11 less than 100 metres to the south and overlooks the Jubilee Line to its west. In transport terms it is one of the best connected residential developments in London, although this may be a curse rather than a blessing if you want somewhere quiet.

The scheme first surfaced back in 2007, but has been stuck in development hell since along with many of the other taller towers planned for the area. Designed by Allies and Morrison Architects, the elliptical tower is now being developed by Telford Homes who purchased the scheme from the Unex Group who at one point hoped to develop a 41-storey version.

Telford Homes is building the 26-storey version of the scheme that will contain 260 apartments on the top twenty floors with five levels of office below and ground floor retail. Once completed Stratford Plaza will be the second tallest building in Stratford by a mere three metres after the Spirit of Stratford. It's a title it is unlikely to hold for long.
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:29 PM   #5043
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£39 Billion is hardly the whole GDP of the UK.... it is a tiny cost in comparison.
Axelferis always ironic about UK
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 07:49 PM   #5044
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Please level of waters is increasing year by year
This region is windy for planes !
How stupid is the idea to build an airport at this place!
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Old January 3rd, 2013, 10:55 PM   #5045
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How stupid is the idea to build an airport at this place!
As stupid as you believing it's a serious proposal, it's nothing but a fantasy project thought up by an architectural practice wanting some free publicity...they do it all the time.

There never was or will be any chance of this being built..OK
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Old January 4th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #5046
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US Embassy (losing project)

By Thom Mayne/ Morphosis (Phare Tower designer)













http://morphosis.com/architecture.ph...ssy-in-london/
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Old January 4th, 2013, 08:03 PM   #5047
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What is this project? Never seen it before.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 05:00 AM   #5048
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One Blackfriars Soon To Rise



London is undergoing a residential tower boom driven primarily by the flood of foreign money eager to take advantage of a cheap pound and favourable taxation. The latest project to benefit from this is the former Beetham Tower in Southwark, now being developed by St George.

The scheme won planning permission in October for a revision that saw it stripped of an upper observation platform and the internal accommodation re-jigged so that the 152-room hotel would be placed in the six-storey building off Rennie Street. The main tower will contain 274 new homes.

Nicknamed the Boomerang thanks to its shape, which in reality allows views of the Shard from Waterloo Bridge, the scheme has been modified to create a new public square in its heart that the skyscraper will partially overshadow thanks to its design. This space has been able to be created due to the physical separation of the buildings of the project that were previously connected through a raised podium.

Although first impressions of the skyscraper may make it appear the same as before, the palette of the inner façade has been revised to create a metallic look. Coloured panels, which are used most extensively around the lower levels, draw from yellow to more neutral metals that fade away nearer the top.

There will still be a viewing lounge but this will now be located a little above half way on level 32 with public access from a single express lift that's connected to the public square. This will now be not-for-profit whereas the previous upper viewing level was going to see a hefty charge for access.

Site preparation for the 163 metre tall development is due to start later this month with piling beginning in February 2013.

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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:06 PM   #5049
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Thank goodness that alternative U.S Embassy design was rejected... It's horrendous.
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Old January 5th, 2013, 02:45 PM   #5050
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Thank goodness that alternative U.S Embassy design was rejected... It's horrendous.
I agree, I think it would have aged terribly.
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Old January 6th, 2013, 02:58 PM   #5051
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Old January 7th, 2013, 03:56 PM   #5052
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£1bn boosts London’s science reputation



The capital’s growing reputation as a global leader in science and innovation is to take a step forward with a £1bn research and technology campus in west London being set up by Imperial College.

The Imperial West campus will be built on a derelict seven-acre site just north of the A40 at White City. Imperial has £150m funding to set up a research and translation hub there next year and the campus will eventually become a £1bn development, said Sir Keith O’Nions, rector of Imperial College.

London’s universities are engaged in the biggest science based expansion since the 1960s. University College London, another world-class university in the capital, is embarking on its own £1bn development, UCL Stratford, next to the Olympic Park, and is involved in Tech City, the cluster of technology businesses in east London being championed by the government.

Several other large scientific projects are under way across the city, including the Francis Crick Institute, a £600m medical research centre near St Pancras station, which is a partnership involving UCL, Imperial and King’s College London.

“UCL is tending to look east for expansion while we look west,” said Sir Keith. “Though we will be focusing in coming years on doing all we can at White City, if an opportunity arises for us to obtain more space in west London at an affordable price we’ll consider it.”

While public money, such as from the research councils and Higher Education Funding Council for England, is essential to the projects, the universities have also brought in funds from the private and charitable sectors.

For the research and translation hub at Imperial West, the college won £35m from the government’s Research Partnership Investment Fund, £90m from Voreda, a fund investing in property, and will provide £25m itself. The site will include commercial office and residential developments.

The campus will have space for 50 spin-out companies as well as facilities for research in fields such as advanced materials and biotechnology, taking advantage of the nearby Hammersmith Hospital, part of Imperial’s medical school. Altogether 1,000 scientists and engineers will work at White City.

Imperial needs extra space because, with the number of research staff 38 per cent higher than in 2001, it is outgrowing ts 19-acre main campus in South Kensington.

“The site is as full as I’ve ever seen it,” said Stephen Richardson, deputy rector, who has worked there for 40 years. “We just can’t do any more here, and Imperial West presents a unique opportunity to do things that would simply not be possible elsewhere.”

Lack of space is damaging when academics want to exploit their work commercially by setting up companies. “This is a problem for Imperial and London as a whole,” said Sir Keith. “We have a huge concentration of world-class research and nowhere to put our spin-out companies.”

At Imperial West there would be enough room not only to accommodate the university’s spin-out ventures but also to invite in science-based companies or research organisations, said Prof Richardson. “Co-location on this scale has not previously been possible in London – and it will make the place buzz.”

With increased collaboration between London’s academic institutions and more space to expand, there was no reason why it would not become the world’s pre-eminent centre for science, Sir Keith said. “As a city we probably have the greatest concentration of science anywhere, with all the benefits of the English language, cultural diversity and an extremely business-friendly environment.”

Government ministers and funding agencies praise London for strengthening its position as a centre for higher education and research but reject the idea that its success in attracting infrastructure grants reflects favouritism over regional universities.

“I don’t encourage the idea of London being at the centre of the universe,” said Vince Cable, business secretary.

“We fund the best research wherever we find it,” said David Delpy, chief executive of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. “We do not bias our decisions on the basis of geography.”
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:07 PM   #5053
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Scapel Skyscraper Approved...

Construction begins later this year..192m



http://skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3228


..so,just as we see 2 skyscrapers in London topping out (122 Leadenhall and 20 Fenchurch St) another 2 will start (this and the 163m Beetham Tower)...
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:15 PM   #5054
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And hopefully Bishopsgate next year ?
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:19 PM   #5055
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100 Bishopgate should be rising too.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5056
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100 Bishopgate should be rising too.
Oh really?!
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Old January 7th, 2013, 09:52 PM   #5057
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By Thom Mayne/ Morphosis (Phare Tower designer)
Disappointed he lost. Thom Mayne is my favorite architect, but he does not seem as appreciated as many other current architects.
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Old January 7th, 2013, 10:30 PM   #5058
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Scapel Skyscraper Approved...

Construction begins later this year..192m


http://skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=3228


..so,just as we see 2 skyscrapers in London topping out (122 Leadenhall and 20 Fenchurch St) another 2 will start (this and the 163m Beetham Tower)...

It has not been approved. The article is wrong. It has been recommended for approval and hasn't gone to committee, it then has to be rubber stamped by the Mayors office.

Although the chances of it not being approved are very small.
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Old January 9th, 2013, 11:59 AM   #5059
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What a lovely new skyscraper for the city!

Any idea how this will look on the skyline? It looks like it might be making a start to bridging the gap between Fenchurch and the rest..
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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #5060
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Chalegrove submits plans for 75-storey mixed-use tower in UK

Chalegrove Properties has submitted a planning application to Tower Hamlets Council in the UK for a 75-storey mixed-use tower on the site of the City Pride pub in the Docklands area of east London.

Designed by the UK-based architectural firm Squire and Partners, the 239m-high residential skyscraper will replace an earlier 63-storey proposal by Foster and Partners for the Westferry Road site.

Upon completion, the 239m tower will feature approximately 864 residential units and 84 serviced apartments, and is expected to be the second tallest building in the UK.
If approved, the tower will be 4m taller than the Canary Wharf's One Canada Square, but will be 70m smaller than the £450m, 310m Shard tower in London.

The tower will also feature amenity floors, a roof terrace, basement car parking and cycle storage space.
Apart from the 75-storey tower, Chalegrove has also submitted a planning application for 173 residential units on 443-451 Westferry Road, opposite to the tower development site.
The application involves construction of various smaller blocks ranging from three to five storeys, rooftop pavilions, underground parking, open space and associated community buildings.
UK-based GVA Grimley is acting as planning consultant on both schemes.
In October 2012, Tower Hamlets Council approved developer Ashbourne Beech's planning application for the £600m Crossharbour District Centre on the Isle of Dogs in east London.
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