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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:37 PM   #5341
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any current news/updates about this cucumber tower?

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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:46 PM   #5342
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I think I remember reading that they were going to rebuild Euston Arch?
This is the design favoured by the Euston Arch trust:

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Old January 27th, 2013, 10:50 PM   #5343
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It's a beautiful building!
yes it is and the transformation has been great

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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:07 PM   #5344
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This is the design favoured by the Euston Arch trust:


Wow! It's so much better!
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:46 PM   #5345
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is there a thread for that
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Old January 27th, 2013, 11:49 PM   #5346
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yes looks really nice

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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:22 AM   #5347
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Severfield boss ousted after Cheesegrater costs soar

The boss of Britain biggest steelwork contractor has stood down in the face of serious cost overruns on the Cheesegrater tower project in London.

Severfield Rowen announced chief executive Tom Haughey had stepped down from his role and leading the board in a stock exchange statement this morning.

John Dodds, chairman, will assume the role of executive chairman with immediate effect while the firm seeks a new chief executive.

The steelwork firm said: “Our UK performance has been further, and materially, adversely affected by cost overruns on our 122 Leadenhall contract.

“As a result, the board intends to review expeditiously its current contract base and will provide a further update to the market, as soon as possible, when it has greater clarity on the financial impact of this exercise.”

Previously Haughey had warned that Severfield was operating in a difficult climate with pricing pressure and protraction of contractual settlements posing significant challenges in a shrinking market.

Severfield is now in talks with its lending banks regarding compliance with its covenants.

Dodds said: ”My task, now, is to re-establish the credibility of the group with all its stakeholders, bring greater control and discipline to its operations and secure Severfield Rowen’s longer term financing.

“Our order book remains stable, despite challenging current conditions, and the board is confident that the longer term fundamentals of the group are strong.”

As at 31 December 2012, net borrowings are £30m and the order book stable at £209m. Severfield’s share price fell 35% on the news.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...er-costs-soar/

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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:31 AM   #5348
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The Francis Crick Institute - Biometrics Centre at Kings Cross (Europe's largest dedicated research building) is coming along nicely.

You can read all about it on their website.

http://www.crick.ac.uk/news/construc...november-2012/
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250mph train is a quick route to regenerating Britain (£32 billion project)
See all these skyscrapers are beautiful projects that will make for nice pictures of the skyline and they will for sure have an boosting effect for the economy.

But these two projects are really the most important ones on which London's and ultimately the UK's economy will be able to thrive on and which will have a long-lasting effect.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #5349
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^ Good point!

I'd also add Crossrail (U/C), Tube upgrades (U/C) and airport expansions (planning stage) to that list.


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is there a thread for that
Here you go: Euston Station redevelopment
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Old January 28th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #5350
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See all these skyscrapers are beautiful projects that will make for nice pictures of the skyline and they will for sure have an boosting effect for the economy.

But these two projects are really the most important ones on which London's and ultimately the UK's economy will be able to thrive on and which will have a long-lasting effect.


Not to mention silicon roundabout and the 'Crystal' building in Stratford. These really are future economy drivers.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 01:20 AM   #5351
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any current news/updates about this cucumber tower?
^ As soon as there's updates on 1 Merchant Square, they'll be posted here.

1, 2 and 6 Merchant Square are approved and yet to start construction.

3, 4 and 5 Merchant Square are U/C or built.



3 Merchant Square: Under Construction




4 Merchant Square: Complete




5 Merchant Square: Complete

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Old January 28th, 2013, 01:41 AM   #5352
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yes looks really nice

Considering how Euston looks now.



And how it used to look.








I can't believe they knocked all of the original station and arch down in the 60's due to it being "inadequate" and built that horrendous concrete shit in its place saying it would help usher in the electric age of rail travel....

Probably one of the biggest architectural crimes of London.

But the good news is now that concrete shit is going, the arch is being rebuilt and the master plan will bring grandure back to the station.

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Old January 28th, 2013, 02:41 AM   #5353
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They also wanted to demolish St Pancras back in the day, crazy.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 03:05 AM   #5354
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And how it used to look.
it's painful to see a great building was destroyed/demolished
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #5355
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The Place (U/C)

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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:18 AM   #5356
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They also wanted to demolish St Pancras back in the day, crazy.
Cannon Street Station was also largely rebuilt at this time.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 04:28 AM   #5357
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Cannon Street Station was also largely rebuilt at this time.
Ah, the wonderful 1960s...
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:52 AM   #5358
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The Place (U/C)
Although I preferred earlier designs, The Place complements the Shard nicely.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 09:53 AM   #5359
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Considering how Euston looks now.
Worst London terminal.
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Old January 28th, 2013, 10:04 AM   #5360
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They also wanted to demolish St Pancras back in the day, crazy.
Thankfully it was saved and restored, demolishing it would have been a criminal act.
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