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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:42 PM   #5061
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Stunning pictures show progress of £15bn ($24bn) Crossrail project


Work on the Limmo Peninsula looking south with the 02 behind

Construction of the first section of tunnels for the £15bn Crossrail project will be finished by the end of this year, it was announced today.

These images released today show building sites for new stations at Tottenham Court Road, Bond Street and a shaft at Finsbury Circus to build new platforms at Liverpool Street station.

Crossrail involves the construction of new stations in central and southeast London.

Four German-built tunnel boring machines are digging the tunnels from Paddington and Canning Town and three kilometres have been created so far.

By the end of 2013 the six kilometre section between Royal Oak and Farringdon will be complete. The project will move into the peak of construction between now and 2015.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...t-8442390.html
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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #5062
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Lend Lease secures £170M construction project in London



Lend Lease has secured a £170M construction contract with Land Securities for two new buildings, The Zig Zag Building and Kings Gate on the site of the former Kingsgate House, in central London.

Lend Lease’s project management and construction business will carry out the construction, involving demolition of the existing office block and replacing it with two buildings. The first building, The Zig Zag Building, is a 12 storey commercial and retail block, and the second, Kings Gate, is a 14 storey residential building for up to 100 high end apartments. Completion of the project is expected in 2015.

Lend Lease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Steve McCann, said the contract award continues the momentum of the construction business in Europe. It follows recent contract wins including the Treviso PFI hospital in Italy, the University of Strathclyde’s £89M Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow City centre and the £70M Cramlington hospital in Northumbria.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #5063
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Regeneration of Erith estate confirmed by Bexley Council



Permission was granted at a planning meeting last week and will see a total of 343 homes built along with open green space.

The £100m, five year scheme is partly being funded by the Greater London Authority. It will include a mix of houses and low rise apartments for both sale or rent and the project is being run by developers Orbit South.

Orbit South managing director Vivien Knibbs said: “This milestone decision enables us to press on with our plans to create a thriving community. To say that Larner Road will be transformed is an understatement.

“Once complete, it will become a new neighbourhood of streets and gardens where local people want to live and a public green space for all of the community to enjoy.”

Work is expected to begin in March next year with the first homes scheduled to be ready in early 2015.

Residents have also been consulted on the plans.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #5064
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London Underground tenders £45m Vauxhall revamp



Construction firms have been invited to bid for the £45m revamp of Vauxhall underground station in the Nine Elms regeneration area of London.

The upgrade is needed to meet a forecast 40% rise in passengers in the next few years and forms part of a package of measures from Transport for London to upgrade links in the massive development district.

These includes projects to extend the Northern line, transform the gyratory and major improvements for walking and cycling.

David Waboso, Capital Programmes Director, London Underground, said: “Vauxhall is a very busy Tube station, with about 21m people using it annually, and is set to get busier.

“This upgrade will make the station step-free, will give passengers more space and will make journeys through the station quicker and more pleasant.

“The works, along with other TfL investment in improving the local transport network, will help support the regeneration of the area.”

Network Rail is also now completing the national rail station’s upgrade, which includes more lifts to improve accessibility, thus creating a fully accessible interchange between rail bus and Tube.

Work will start in 2014 on the Tube station and be completed in 2015.

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Old January 9th, 2013, 03:49 PM   #5065
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Canary Wharf tower to be second highest in UK (75-storey residential tower development)

Plans for the second tallest building in the UK have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council by developer Chalegrove Properties.

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If approved the 75-storey residential development, planned for the site of the City Pride public house on Westferry Road, will stand at 239m, which is 4m higher than the current second highest building in the UK, the Canary Wharf’s One Canada Square.

However, the application would be 70m smaller than the Shard, which opened in 2012.

The Tower Hamlets website states that the application includes plans for 864 “residential units” and 84 serivced apartments, but detailed planning documents are not yet available to view.

Chalegrove Properties is behind a number of flatted developments in the capital, with this application part of a wider plan to build two Canary Wharf skyscrapers on sites it inherited from collapsed Irish property company Glenkerrin.

The other site will see 170 flats constructed in a series of low rise buildings. Together Chalegrove is branding the two properties as “the Landmark.”

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Old January 10th, 2013, 11:13 AM   #5066
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Lend Lease has secured a £170M construction contract with Land Securities for two new buildings, The Zig Zag Building and Kings Gate on the site of the former Kingsgate House, in central London.

Lend Lease’s project management and construction business will carry out the construction, involving demolition of the existing office block and replacing it with two buildings. The first building, The Zig Zag Building, is a 12 storey commercial and retail block, and the second, Kings Gate, is a 14 storey residential building for up to 100 high end apartments. Completion of the project is expected in 2015.

Lend Lease Group Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Steve McCann, said the contract award continues the momentum of the construction business in Europe. It follows recent contract wins including the Treviso PFI hospital in Italy, the University of Strathclyde’s £89M Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow City centre and the £70M Cramlington hospital in Northumbria.

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Is that the Razor Tower in there?
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Old January 11th, 2013, 12:13 AM   #5067
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Old January 11th, 2013, 04:41 PM   #5068
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shard peak

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Old January 11th, 2013, 10:51 PM   #5069
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Plans for the second tallest building in the UK have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council by developer Chalegrove Properties.
New images for this...240m

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Old January 12th, 2013, 12:15 AM   #5070
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Nice height!
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Old January 12th, 2013, 12:17 AM   #5071
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So is this to make up for the loss of Columbus Tower, first time i've heard about it tbf!
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Old January 12th, 2013, 12:26 AM   #5072
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Mini Manhattan - If this and with the start of Wood Wharf in 2014 plus numerous other 20-40 storey towers it's going to become one hell of a district for London.
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So is this to make up for the loss of Columbus Tower, first time i've heard about it tbf!
It's a different site. I believe the people behind the Columbus tower were figuring out what the best use of their land would be for.
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Old January 12th, 2013, 02:36 PM   #5074
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That Canary Wharf tower looks a lot better at night, I must say. But, does it need to be the second tallest building in the UK? I would personally prefer a tower about the same height as the Citigroup and HSCB ones, just so One Canada Square remains the tallest and gives the area a sloping visual profile. Bleh, perhaps it's just me ...
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:02 PM   #5075
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sorry this tower is high sure but awful

CW deserves better tower
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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:11 PM   #5076
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sorry this tower is high sure but awful

CW deserves better tower
For you everything about London and Uk are awful, nothing new,

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Old January 12th, 2013, 03:22 PM   #5077
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I like it! Yes it's monolithic & quite common looking but it manages to be elegant with both its height & its transparent layers. It kinda reminds me of Montparnasse Tower, but more modern. I think it will blend in well with CW. Good addition to sum up.
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sorry this tower is high sure but awful

CW deserves better tower
It's got tons in the pipeline. I shouldn't worry to much. It's simple and elegant. The "city" is where you will find the iconic towers. Canary Wharf if a business complex that is turning into a city. Many other cities across the globe started like this then over time more and more unqiue buildings will be designed and built.

Its a project. One which is actually quite amazing when you consider in the 1990's it was a barren wasteland.

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It really does have the potential to be Europes version of Manhattan

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Yeah, and the new project of towers behind the O2 Arena will also add density to the area, not forgetting wood wharf and other skyscrapers in the pipeline for the area.

In 10 years time CW will look huge on the skyline three times as big!
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For you everything about London and Uk are awful, nothing new,
you lies
CW is my prefered CBD in Europe.
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