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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:41 AM   #5201
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North Quay, Canary Wharf

Architects: Pelli Clarke Pelli (with Adamson Associates as executive architect and Will Alsop for the public realm areas)
Site Area: 2.96 ha / 7.314 acres
Total Area: 221,596 sq m / 2,389,543 sq ft NIA



http://www.canarywharf.com/workwithu...ts/North-Quay/
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 12:21 PM   #5203
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Lovely waterway area!
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 02:18 PM   #5204
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 03:07 PM   #5205
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Alie Street | Aldgate | 90m | 27fl | U/C

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 03:16 PM   #5206
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current and future developments in vauxhall

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Nine Elms on the South Bank is a vast space of 195 hectares between Battersea Park and Lambeth Bridge. It is the largest regeneration area in central London covering east Battersea, Vauxhall and the Albert Embankment.



It includes two internationally recognized London icons: Battersea Power Station and New Covent Garden Market. The new US Embassy will open here in 2017 providing a third major landmark. The historic and increasingly vibrant Vauxhall Cross sits at the heart of the district where an emerging cluster of tall buildings will make an exciting addition to the central London skyline.

A multi-billion pound redevelopment program is now transforming this largely industrial area into a distinctive and internationally significant quarter of central London. It will be an ultra-modern, exciting destination supporting 16,000 new homes, 25,000 new jobs, commercial activity, education, green spaces, culture and the arts. Two new Tube stations will link the entire district to the London Underground network. It is the greatest regeneration and investment opportunity in London.

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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:40 PM   #5207
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Amazing!
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 05:44 PM   #5208
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I really hope that the render above becomes reality

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Land Securities Eyes Recovery in London Office Market

LONDON—Land Securities Group PLC on Wednesday said the London office market is showing signs of revival, as the company announced several new lettings on a 36-storey office tower it is building in the capital.

Despite concerns that potential tenants from the insurance, financial services and banking sectors would put searches for new space on hold during a recession, the latest spate of lettings from the U.K.'s biggest property developer suggest strong demand remains for the right space and reinforces gathering belief in the resilience of the U.K. economy.

"People have got lease expiries coming up in buildings that are now out of date…[and] are using the opportunity to come out of buildings that are no longer fit for purpose," said Chief Executive Robert Noel. "There's an awful lot of space that has serious interest in it."

Land Securities on Wednesday announced a 76,000-square-foot letting at its 20 Fenchurch Street development—known as the "Walkie Talkie"—that it jointly owns with Canary Wharf Group to insurer Royal Sun Alliance. The building, which is due to be finished in 2014, now has more than 50% of its space pre-let or in solicitors' hands, significantly ahead of targets, according to Mr. Noel.

It is a similar story at the Leadenhall Building, another office tower in London's financial district, co-developed by British Land Co. PLC and Oxford Properties Group Inc. The building—nicknamed "the Cheesegrater" for its distinctive wedgelike design—is now 51% preleased after securing Aon Corp. and Amlin PLC as tenants in recent months.

Investors had been worried about London's prime office market in the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2008. At the time, a flurry of new development was under way, including the Cheesegrater and London's tallest building, the Shard skyscraper, but demand for new space tailed off as financial services firms delayed planned office moves and cut back on staff.

During the first nine months of 2012, financial companies accounted for just 13% overall leasing volume in central London, down from more than 30% before 2008, according to Knight Frank LLP.

But now there are signs of a revival in London and across other major European cities. Investment in European commercial real estate increased 48% to €41.52 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012, compared with the previous quarter, according to research from CBRE Group Inc.

Tenants are also attracted to new space because the total occupancy cost is often lower than their existing space. Newer office buildings tend to make more efficient use of space so the total space needed for each employee is reduced, said Mr. Noel. "We're buying our construction costs at the bottom of the cost curve, therefore our break-even rents are low, so our buildings are world class and the most efficient product in their marketplace," he said. That means that while the rent per square foot may be greater for newer space, the overall cost to a tenant isn't.

The U.K. economy is also showing fragile signs of recovery. Earlier on Wednesday, figures released by the U.K.'s Office for National Statistics showed unemployment fell by 37,000 in the three months to the end of November—its lowest level since spring 2011.
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Old January 23rd, 2013, 10:36 PM   #5209
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^ just wait a few more years and you will see this cluster in vauxhall

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Old January 24th, 2013, 12:11 AM   #5210
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The cladding of that new project looks very promising...

http://www.cityscapedigital.co.uk/co...es-and-trinity
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Old January 24th, 2013, 01:52 AM   #5211
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Wow that's lovely! Thanks Jex
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Old January 24th, 2013, 02:09 AM   #5212
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25 Churchill Place will fill the gap nicely

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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #5213
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London Olympic Stadium to host Diamond League Grand Prix event

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Old January 24th, 2013, 04:47 PM   #5214
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Mayor urged to demolish London tower blocks



High rise tower blocks should be knocked down and replaced by flats and terraced housing to help reduce social unrest in London, a think-tank has argued.

The Policy Exchange believes an extra 260,000 new homes could be built in the capital in the next seven years if their recommendations were taken on board.

The right-leaning group’s Create Streets report cites “multiple studies” and evidence which shows that people living in high rise blocks are more vulnerable to crime and poor health and education outcomes.

“These multi-storey estates are harmful and occasionally lethal,” the report, co-authored by Nicholas BoysSmith and Alex Morton, stated. “Only last week an inquest opened into the 2009 Camberwell Tower block fire in London which killed six people.

“Studies have shown that residents of high-rise blocks or large estates suffer from more stress, mental health difficulties, neurosis and marriage breakdowns.

“Children living in high rise accommodation suffer from increased hyperactivity, hostility and juvenile delinquency even when you adjust for social economic status.”

In London, almost one third of all families with children living in social housing live on the second floor of a building or above, the report claimed.

“London has started development on just 16,000 homes a year, well below even the minimum number of 32,000 homes a year the Mayor’s London Plan states is needed just to keep up with household growth,” the report added.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:14 PM   #5215
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First tower in Wood Wharf has now got a chosen architect. Should be a stonker.
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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #5216
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What a gorgeous shot!
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Old January 24th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5217
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The next 10 years will be fascinating for Canary Wharf.

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Canary Wharf is set to double in size and become family friendly

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Canary Wharf, the heart of London’s Docklands, is making a healthy return to the market with a dozen major schemes planned to its northern and eastern reaches. The expansion will create a new skyline of even towers and will double Canary Wharf’s working population by 2025.

On the back of the Crossrail link coming on line in 2017/18, which will join Canary Wharf to the west of London, and to Heathrow, forecasters say the area is set to mature into a major new residential location.

Home buyers might be playing a waiting game after the financial crisis caused up to 30 per cent to be wiped off the value of some developments bought off-plan, but analysts say square-foot values in Canary Wharf could rise by a third to about £800 or even £1,000 — which would still be good value compared with central London.

Canary Wharf’s housing market has been quietly readjusting since the dark days following the collapse of Lehman Brothers. With the arrival of JP Morgan and Shell the local working population passed 100,000 for the first time last year, with the area now accommodating more bankers than the City of London.

And whereas the original Canary Wharf estate was geared towards giant office buildings for banks and financial services companies, the future development pipeline — more than nine million sq ft of space, the largest construction programme in London — has a far larger residential element.

Families have largely avoided the area due to a lack of good-size houses with gardens, while others think so much new build can be soulless. But the next generation of development will be much more mixed.

Twenty-acre Wood Wharf is the most notable of these big new projects. To be built over 10 years, it will have 2,000 homes in four new waterfront neighbourhoods, two parks, the area’s first school and a new high street linking Canary Wharf to Isle of Dogs.

“Canary Wharf is more than a global financial centre, it is an exciting cultural and lifestyle district which is helping shift the capital’s centre of gravity eastwards,” says architect Terry Farrell, Wood Wharf masterplanner.

Two decades after arriving on the map as a business district, the area is finally maturing into an attractive residential address, with good local amenities and transport.

The Jubilee line provides quick connections to the West End and South Bank. And although Crossrail will give quick access to Heathrow, bankers and lawyers can now fly direct to New York on British Airways business-class flights from London City Airport, just around the river bend from Canary Wharf.

Despite shrinking bonuses, this pocket of E14 is London’s highest- paying postcode, with an average male salary in excess of £100,000, giving developers the confidence to build designer apartments and crashpads.

As elsewhere in London, Isle of Dogs has a number of micro markets, of which Canary Wharf is one. The latter is a 97-acre enclave, with its own “ring of steel” (private security cordon) enclosing office and retail space, including four shopping malls and numerous bars and restaurants.

There are relatively few homes within this distinct commercial quarter but hundreds within the “halo” — a 10-minute walk of the dealing rooms. This extended zone is the most sought-after, boasting walk-to-work convenience and the best of the older and new apartment schemes.

Coming soon is Dollar Bay, a 31-storey residential tower at West India Dock. This will have 121 waterside apartments with glazed winter gardens for year-round use and unrestricted views west and east. At the top of the building is a 6,000 sq ft triplex penthouse with sky garden.

Plans have been submitted for the UK’s second tallest tower on the site of the City Pride pub at Westferry Circus. Chalegrove Properties wants to build a 75-storey block with 864 flats, while developer Galliard has snapped up Baltimore Wharf, on a prime plot where the doomed London Arena once stood. Next to Crossharbour DLR station, it is another architectural treat for Docklands, a design by Skidmore Owens Merrill, a Chicago-based firm whose speciality is slick skyscrapers. The first phase of 473 apartments is complete. The next is 46-storey Crossharbour Tower, a “twisting” structure with 330 flats and spectacular penthouses.

Millharbour, across the dock, used to be occupied by low-rise business estates built in the early Eighties, another example of how the development scene has changed. Lincoln Plaza, one of the new residential towers soon to rise on this land, has 380 flats available now off-plan.
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First tower in Wood Wharf has now got a chosen architect. Should be a stonker.

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Old January 24th, 2013, 07:09 PM   #5219
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What are the preferences of leasers in London nowadays - tall buildings or wide buildings ?
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Old January 24th, 2013, 08:12 PM   #5220
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Lol...I see one of SSC's Admins (and I know which one) has increased the view count on the Paris thread to ensure London doesn't become no #1

he thinks 7,000 extra views coming out of nowhere, wont go unnoticed.

Utterly pathetic....It's not the first time it's happened either.
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