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Old January 14th, 2013, 07:55 PM   #5101
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Its unbelievable to see ridiculous amount of construction projects in London xx
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Old January 15th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #5102
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Old January 16th, 2013, 02:11 AM   #5103
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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:06 PM   #5104
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The story for the above tower.

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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 16th, 2013, 07:08 PM   #5105
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Construction starts this year. To be completed inside and out by 2017.


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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:24 PM   #5106
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Excellent news but it will take 5 years to complete?
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Old January 17th, 2013, 01:43 AM   #5107
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They haven't even cleared the site yet.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:32 AM   #5108
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Canary Wharf Group appoints Landscape Architects for Wood Wharf Development

Canary Wharf Group plc has appointed award-winning landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners Landscape Architecture (PWP Landscape Architecture) to landscape design the 20 acre mixed-use site at Wood Wharf, which sits immediately east of Canary Wharf and is one of central London’s most exciting future waterfront developments.

The firm has been selected to develop the landscape element of the Wood Wharf masterplan. PWP Landscape Architecture’s design brief calls for attractive new waterside parks accommodating a wide range of retail, leisure, cultural and community uses, combined with European style-streets and squares, to complement the environmentally sustainable mixed-use buildings.

PWP Landscape Architecture, a U.S. based firm under the leadership of founding principal Peter Walker, is renowned for a number of its international, high profile landscaping projects, including the National 9/11 Memorial in New York, the Constitution Gardens at the National Mall in Washington D.C. and the Sony Center Plaza in Berlin.

The outline Wood Wharf masterplan, which is currently being drawn up by architects Terry Farrell and Partners, aims to build on Canary Wharf’s success and create the next generation of business space, shops, bars and restaurants, new homes and cultural amenities. The scheme will respond to changing market conditions and reflect an evolution of commercial buildings towards flexible, bespoke space for dynamic business growth sectors. There are opportunities to cater for a mixture of future tenants such as IT services and new media companies.

Canary Wharf Group acquired the full rights to develop the Wood Wharf site in January 2012 from previous joint venture partners Canal and River Trust (previously British Waterways) and Ballymore. In September last year the Group appointed Terry Farrell and Partners to develop a new masterplan, and will be appointing architects for individual buildings in the coming months, as the masterplan progresses.

The 20 acre site already has a previous outline planning approval for 4.7m sq. ft. of mixed use office, retail and residential space, about one third of the size of the existing Canary Wharf estate. The consultation process for the new masterplan began in autumn 2012, with an application for a new outline planning permission expected to be submitted in spring 2013. It is anticipated the scheme will be developed in phases over 10-12 years with the first phase commencing in 2014. Part of the development is expected to be open in time for Crossrail trains running through Canary Wharf from 2018.

In mid-2012, Canary Wharf Group appointed Eric Van Der Kleij to help shape the Group’s vision for future development, including encouraging companies in growth sectors such as technology, media and telecommunications to locate themselves in Canary Wharf. In early 2013 the Group is launching Level39 at One Canada Square, Canary Wharf; an accelerator space for technology companies innovating in financial services, helping to converge London’s technology and financial worlds.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:34 AM   #5109
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There's a tower that looks similar going up already in London...240 Blackfriars Road

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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:42 AM   #5110
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^ they are both great towers in terms of design but i do prefer this one xx









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Old January 17th, 2013, 05:47 AM   #5111
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Lend Lease gets go-ahead for Elephant & Castle revamp

Lend Lease has been granted planning permission by Southwark Council for its masterplan for the £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant & Castle in central London.

Lend Lease will now work with the council to develop detailed designs for the buildings and public space and provide development, construction and investment management on the project.

The council also gave the go-ahead for the huge Heygate Estate to be demolished.

By 2025, the scheme aims to deliver approximately 2,500 new homes with a minimum of 25 per cent affordable homes, as well as new shops, restaurants and community facilities and at least 4.53 hectares of new publicly accessible space comprising parks, squares, streets and gardens.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:05 AM   #5112
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London’s newest and most eagerly awaited attraction opens to the public on 1st February 2013.

he Shard is an iconic, landmark building on the London skyline, designed by Master Architect Renzo Piano. At a height of 1,016ft (310m), the tallest building in Western Europe, the Shard redefines London’s skyline and will be a dynamic symbol of London, recognisable throughout the world.

The View is situated at the top of The Shard, on floors 68, 69 and 72, and almost twice the height of any other viewing platform in London. Prepare to embark on a multi-sensory journey to 244m (800ft) above of one of the greatest cities on earth. On arrival at Level 00, you will be drawn into the tapestry of London with glimpses of the city laid out before you. Travelling skyward in two high-speed ‘kaleidoscopic’ lifts, you’ll swiftly reach Level 68 - a cloudscape above the world.

Then journey to Level 69 where the view is revealed and London opens out before you. Here, in the sky above London, you’ll experience an astonishing 360 degree, 64km (40mile) view over the city and beyond where the past, present and future of London will be unfurled beneath you, brought to life in multimedia displays.

For the best view in town, ascend to Level 72, at 244m, the highest public level of The Shard. You’ll be exposed to the elements with sounds of the city around you. Looking up, you’ll see the shards of glass that form the top of this skyscraper as they disappear upwards into the sky.

The View will be open from 09.00 am to 22.00 pm daily to enable guests to experience the very different cityscapes of day and night. All tickets are dated and timed, so we advise pre-booking to ensure an unpressured, premium quality experience with no waiting and no queues.

The entire experience is enjoyed at your leisure, queue and crowd free with no time restriction on your stay.

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Old January 17th, 2013, 06:12 AM   #5113
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What are the most recent news about the Three Spires project? If I remember correctly Stellar was also behind that project. Now that the Shard is done, they might start moving on this project.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:57 AM   #5114
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Nothing will happen with that until they complete the redevelopment of London Bridge train station which starts later this year..forget about it for at least a few years.
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:25 PM   #5115
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London Bridge Train Station redevelopment is going to be exciting to watch!
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Old January 17th, 2013, 02:43 PM   #5116
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Old January 17th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5117
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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #5118
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thanks for the updates
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Old January 17th, 2013, 11:55 PM   #5119
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really amazing stuff in London town
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Old January 18th, 2013, 12:50 AM   #5120
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Nothing grand, but quite interesting and a good way to preserve London's historical heritage

Kirstin Neill Edwards lives in west London's trendy Notting Hill district. She has converted part of a two hundred-year-old church building into a luxury duplex apartment with an enviable 450 square meters of living space.

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