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Old January 21st, 2013, 04:19 AM   #5161
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Croydon shopping centres in £1bn regeneration plan

Two developers have signed a £1bn deal to regenerate shopping centres in Croydon, promising 5,000 new jobs.

Hammerson and the Australian giant Westfield have entered into a 50/50 joint venture to transform Croydon's Whitgift and Centrale shopping centres.

Subject to planning consent, building work is expected to start on site in 2015.

London mayor Boris Johnson said it would return Croydon to "its former glory".

Westfield has had its eye on the south London town since 2011 when it began talks to revamp the Whitgift Centre.

As part of the joint venture, Westfield has acquired a 50% interest in the £115m Centrale shopping centre from Hammerson.

The joint venture will also purchase a 25% interest in the Whitgift Centre, following completion of Hammerson's conditional acquisition agreement with Royal London, which had a 155-year head lease on it.

'Vibrant town centre'
The mixed use scheme will include retail, leisure and residential units with the potential for hotels and offices.

Hammerson and Westfield plan to meet with stakeholders over the coming weeks to discuss their plans for Croydon.

Both developers had been working with the mayor, in his role leading London's Strategic Planning Authority, and Croydon Council on their respective schemes.

The news follows the mayor's commitment in 2011 to invest £23m towards the regeneration of Croydon town centre following the August 2011 riots.

Croydon is also receiving investment from the mayor's £50m Outer London Fund designed to boost the local economy.

He said: "Croydon has huge potential to return to its former glory as one of London's most vibrant town centres, and a major driver of its economy.

"The redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre at its heart is crucial to this vision.

Frank Lowy, chairman of Westfield, said: "The £1bn redevelopment joint venture with Hammerson will provide certainty for the residents, local businesses and retailers of Croydon and the region."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21059186
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:42 AM   #5162
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First new homes in Elephant & Castle regeneration go on sale this week



The first new homes in the long-awaited regeneration of Elephant & Castle in Central London will go on sale to the general public this week.

One The Elephant, which is being developed by Lend Lease, is one of a number of developments being built in the area, providing potential investment opportunities and a stylish place to live.

The scheme is the first major building block in the £1.5bn regeneration of the London Borough of Southwark, being developed by Lend Lease in partnership with Southwark Council. Last year Lend Lease submitted a planning application for the Heygate Masterplan, which is central to the Elephant & Castle regeneration. Over the next 15 years the regeneration will deliver approximately 2,700 new homes, shops, restaurants, community facilities and Central London's largest new park in 70 years.

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Old January 21st, 2013, 10:27 AM   #5163
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Old January 21st, 2013, 01:42 PM   #5164
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From the UK forums. Heron Quay's West gets the green light... FINALLY! Canary Wharf continues to grow!

Included in the render is also the recently green lighted residential tower (Providence Tower), set to be the UK's second tallest skyscraper.


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Intend is to build it speculatively. This long term development of 110,000 sqm is designed to match future expected office demand (long-term average around 25,000 sqm per year), with external completion/occupancy due in 2017/2018, same time as Crossrail. Of course CWG can change its mind anytime, depending on market conditions, like any other developments. Here below some renderings in GE of CW as it is now and with all committed schemes: Indescon Court Phase 2, Providence Tower, Landmark North and HQW.

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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:49 PM   #5165
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Canary Wharf have decided to proceed with the Heron Quays development in its original form...3 buildings with the tallest at 192m



They had been mulling the idea of dropping this and going for smaller residential towers, but those plans have been abandoned..

Quite a lot of ground works will be needed for this, as land reclamation and draining of water from the docks will be needed.

If CW follows it's usual development pattern, this wont actually start to rise until they secure a pre-let, so it could be a while, but at least we now know what will be built.
Yes, just to clarify the position on this, apparently Canary Wharf are going to develop this as a speculative project without waiting for a pre let.

So demolition on the buildings currently occupying this site should begin this year, followed by land reclamation, draining of the dock and piling works.

Good news, will have to keep a look out for this site to see if they actually do begin demolition/construction.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:50 PM   #5166
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fantastic!!
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Old January 21st, 2013, 02:53 PM   #5167
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fantastic!!
Yes, very unlike CW to begin a building with no pre let in place, which is why I'm very much in the 'I'll believe it when I see it' camp for this one...
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Old January 21st, 2013, 03:20 PM   #5168
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Yes, just to clarify the position on this, apparently Canary Wharf are going to develop this as a speculative project without waiting for a pre let.

So demolition on the buildings currently occupying this site should begin this year, followed by land reclamation, draining of the dock and piling works.

Good news, will have to keep a look out for this site to see if they actually do begin demolition/construction.

What is currently on the site? Run down warehouses?
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What is currently on the site? Run down warehouses?
pretty much...
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Ah, great. I like that it is brand new development and not knocking something worth keeping down, CW is blessed in this aspect.
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CW is flexing it's muscle and that's absolutely fantastic but it should have a supertall to compete with the city.

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Some updates on the clean up/reclad of Guy's Hospital. New cladding on the work tower has started. Main building has been sand blasted clean. Service tower has been safety coated and prepped for reclad. New windows are going in on all floors.


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And a render of the probable outcome of the works. The roof will be made tidy and the 'chineys' extended with lighting added.


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Old January 21st, 2013, 07:39 PM   #5173
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Canary Wharf station approaching major construction milestone



Crossrail has released new images of Canary Wharf station, showing the progress of what will become one of the route’s largest stations.

Canary Wharf Group began work on the new station in May 2009.

This spring, another significant step will be taken when the first tunnel boring machine (TBM) breaks through into the Canary Wharf station box.

To date, the main structural works for the four-storey retail development above the station have been completed and Upper Bank street bridge has been demolished to allow work on the main station structure to be carried out.

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http://www.rail.co/2013/01/21/canary...ion-milestone/

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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:01 PM   #5174
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:04 PM   #5175
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..err, if you're going to post something, at least give a description of what it is we're supposed to be looking at.
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:11 PM   #5176
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wood wharf?
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:16 PM   #5177
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wood wharf?
Yeah, it's WW, but I've never seen that render before...it could be an old abandoned design or something new..
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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:26 PM   #5178
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Providence Tower?
No..that's the Ballymore development (136m) that's just started construction.
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