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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #5281
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Who the hell is paying for all those projects and how many will actually get built ?
london is a true global city and therefore international investors and oversea tycoons are paying for all these projects in london.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #5282
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Who the hell is paying for all those projects and how many will actually get built ?
Mostly private companies/foreign backers who see London as a good investment.

Most of the projects will be built, with the usual delays etc.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 01:51 PM   #5283
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March start for £22m Peabody anniversary estate
Aaron Morby | Fri 25th January | 7:01

Peabody has gained planning for its landmark 150th anniversary development of 170 homes in east London.

Construction work will start in March on the former Plaistow hospital site, with the new homes completing in 2015.

The scheme has been designed to showcase the latest advancements in mainstream sustainable building technology and will achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4, along with carbon dioxide emission reductions of 32%.

“As part of Peabody’s 150th anniversary celebrations we undertook an architectural competition for the Plaistow Hospital site and we are now delighted to see PCKO’s winning entry be approved by Newham,” Peabody development director Claire Bennie said.

Paul Webb, director of PCKO, said: “We are delighted that our winning competition design has been successfully developed with Peabody and their consultant team to achieve planning consent.

“The design has integrated new apartments and family housing with refurbished hospital buildings converted to residential use to create a coherent masterplan and architecture for the development.”

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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #5284
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Who the hell is paying for all those projects and how many will actually get built ?
Well you also need to remember the scale here. We are talking about by far largest European city with over 8 million people. Also city that is experiencing quite unusual population growth in its receant history.

It would be nice to know how London does economy wise compared rest of the country.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:19 PM   #5285
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Lend Lease wins $263m London project
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Lend Lease has won a 170 million-pound ($263m) contract to construct two buildings in central London, at the site of the former Kingsgate House.

The first block will be a 12 storey commercial and retail building, while the second is a 14 storey apartment block. They are expected to be completed in 2015, the company said today.

The project, which Lend Lease will undertake with Land Securities, also involves the demolition of the existing building.

In early trade, Lend Lease shares were up 4 cents, or 0.42 per cent, at $8.54.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #5286
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Progress so far...

Removing the existing roof structure:

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Old January 26th, 2013, 02:51 PM   #5287
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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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In other words: let's get rid of all poor people!
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:00 PM   #5288
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crossrail is very good project that lacks to date in a city like london!

it wasn't normal to not have it. Which will be the prices? we have reasonable prices to cross over Paris. A single ticket in London/crossrail > 5£ will be a shame imo
London already has Thameslink, which runs north to south.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:45 PM   #5289
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Who the hell is paying for all those projects and how many will actually get built ?
The British government is paying for a few of these, like crossrail. As we know, good infrastructure is a requisit for growth.

But the majority is being payed for by foreign money. International investors who see London as THE place to invest money in construction because they know they will make huge profits back from it.

London is THE biggest city destination for foreign investment in the world. It receives more money put into it than its next two closest rivals COMBINED! ... (New York and Paris).
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Old January 26th, 2013, 03:54 PM   #5290
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The London Bridge Station renders are just superb. I'm really impressed with the refurbs that have and are occuring within Londons stations.

Some of the best in the world and all in the same city.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:49 PM   #5291
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Wish London Bridge itself was rebuilt. An unashamedly modern version of a living bridge.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 06:40 PM   #5292
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the main of projetcs (office & towers) don't even have sufficient hosts!

It is a process of speculation! shard isn't 100% occupied like the majority of projetcs. it's just a speculation scheme like evrytime in this city.

CW was built in 90's and empty to 10% of the surface.
I don't believe too much in all of this fuzz construction about london when i see the number of offices.

it lacks a variety of artictic contributions.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #5293
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Mostly private companies/foreign backers who see London as a good investment.
London/UK is known as a safe heaven.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #5294
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Most of our major projects and towers are under construction, so if you don't believe your own eyes....
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #5295
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I assume this French clown is just trying to be a troll...I guess jealousy cuts deep with this one.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #5296
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He is the worst for it. Just ignore him. And someone please clean up the tags on this page...
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:52 PM   #5297
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Wish London Bridge itself was rebuilt. An unashamedly modern version of a living bridge.
They need to sort out Euston too...
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Old January 26th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #5298
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Any recent news about the Pinnacle tower? (europe's most exciting project)
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:02 PM   #5299
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Yes, I will look for the link. Short of the long - they have settled the debt and are making revisions to the project. Should continue this year.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 08:43 PM   #5300
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He is the worst for it. Just ignore him. And someone please clean up the tags on this page...
Does that apply for the Paris thread too where you and your ilk have been adding tags of your own as well ?
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