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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:22 PM   #5401
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I don't think EH have any beef with the new renders actually. There hasn't been any mention of them.

With regards to the super cluster however. It wouldn't just be from Blackfriers to the shard... Looking in the other direction you will have the redevelopment all the way down to St George's Tower cluster and the entire new waterfront development including the new US embassy down to Battersea Power Station redevelopment!

In other words, the entire water front on the south side of the Thames from the Shard down past Battersea will be redeveloped and appear like a wall of tall and medium buildings.

That would look great, coupled with London's historic riverside; Embankment, St Paul's and the Tower of London, it could be like Shanghai on Thames
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #5402
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I don't think EH have any beef with the new renders actually. There hasn't been any mention of them.

With regards to the super cluster however. It wouldn't just be from Blackfriers to the shard... Looking in the other direction you will have the redevelopment all the way down to St George's Tower cluster and the entire new waterfront development including the new US embassy down to Battersea Power Station redevelopment!

In other words, the entire water front on the south side of the Thames from the Shard down past Battersea will be redeveloped and appear like a wall of tall and medium buildings.

I hope this will never happen, people who like to see walls of skyscrapers growing right beside the historic city center will find in China their paradise on Earth. But please, leave Europe for the rational urban planning.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #5403
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I hope this will never happen, people who like to see walls of skyscrapers growing right beside the historic city center will find in China their paradise on Earth. But please, leave Europe for the rational urban planning.
We're not talking 30 or 40 towers, 400-500m tall like China, just a dozen (at most) or so towers ranging from 100m-210m, spread out along the River over a couple of miles.

You'll not see 'walls of skyscrapers'...
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:44 PM   #5404
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this is a good one lol

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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:52 PM   #5405
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Most of it has already been given the green light! T/O, U/C, App or Planned.

The Shard
The Place
London Bridge Station
Tate extension
NEO Bankside
Blackfriers Road cluster
Shell Centre cluster
Vauxhall riverfront redevelopment (including US embassy)
St George's Tower cluster
Battersea Riverfront redevelopment (including Power station renovation)


Can anyone think of other projects I have forgotten that stretch down the south bank?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:55 PM   #5406
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You'll not see 'walls of skyscrapers'...


If you get the camera angle right (like the skyline photos of Frankfurt), it might seem that way though.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 02:59 PM   #5407
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^ this one should be included as well

LONDON | City Tower One Nine Elms Vauxhall | 200m | 656ft | 58 fl | Approved

http://www.nineelmslondon.com/news/m...hemes-approved



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Old January 29th, 2013, 03:28 PM   #5408
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Half of new London flats snapped up before they are even finished
28 January 2013

Demand for new flats in London has reached record levels, with 48 per cent sold last year before they were built.



New figures from international property advisers CBRE show sales of high-value London properties — priced at more than £1,000 per square foot — rose 240 per cent last year compared with 2011. Lower-value properties have shifted more quickly in previous years, said the experts.

The Standard revealed last week that the average mortgage deposit for first-time buyers in London is set to soar beyond £100,000 by 2020.

Demand from foreign investors — particularly from Southeast Asia — boosted sales last year. Of the fastest-selling schemes, the most valuable new-build project was Fitzroy Place in the West End, where properties have an average value of £1,850 per square foot.

The new development generated £290 million as 175 apartments sold in just eight months.

The second most expensive fast-selling scheme was One Tower Bridge on the South Bank, where flats are worth £1,329 per square foot.

Mark Collins, head of residential at CBRE, said: “These schemes are all substantial in size, each with more than 100 units for sale. Nearly all have benefited from sales from overseas buyers, as Southeast Asia continues to play a key role on the early stages of release.

“With a substantial volume of units to sell over a long period of time, it is important to establish confidence in a scheme from the beginning. This trend is encouraging given the number of large sites coming forward.”

He added: “A number of the fastest-selling schemes have reserved a good proportion of units for the rental market, or sold in bulk to investors for this reason, indicating the growing strength of London’s rental market.

“Half of the schemes are by the Thames or a canal, showing the powerful appetite for riverside living.”

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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:14 PM   #5409
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There is a very strong market for these new apartment style buildings! They are going up everywhere!
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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:15 PM   #5410
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Great Ormond Street seeks builder for £50m cardiac wing
Aaron Morby | Tue 29th January | 7:30

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children has started the search for a contractor for the next phase of its London estate rebuild.

The Phase 2B project will involve the partial demolition of the existing 7-storey cardiac building down to the fourth floor.

The plan is to rebuild to eight storeys aligning floors in the new cardiac wing with the remainder of the adjacent hospital.

Demolition specialist John F Hunt and Bam Construction, who delivered the phase 2A Morgan Stanley Clinic, will start out as favourites for the next phase.

It is estimated the project will cost £50m, including the fit-out and replacement of all M&E plant.

Hospital staff will continue to have access to the lower building throughout the 33-month contract.

A select list of contracts will be invited to tender in April/May to start work on site early next year on a job expected to run for 39-41 months.

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...r-for-50m-job/
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Old January 29th, 2013, 05:42 PM   #5411
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New Arrowhead Quay scheme...new renders released in the planning App...2 towers in the 150m-180m (estimate) range.
More renders. Heights are 183m and 170m.





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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:01 PM   #5412
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What about a list of active tall buildings that are likely to go up in London?

By active I suppose I mean going through planning applications, reviews, already approved/going through legal issues, not buildings which are by all accounts currently dead in the water.

By tall I mean 150m+. There is plenty going on in London between 75m-150m.

What have I missed in the CW cluster, I know there is Riverside South (which seems dead in the water) and Wood Wharf (do we have up to date info on this?). I saw the Project Skyline was rejected.

What about the city cluster and the new Vauxhaul cluster? Are there any more 150m+ in planning for Southwark?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:03 PM   #5413
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Wood wharf master plan is a couple of pages back. It's the new one too.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:04 PM   #5414
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JP Morgan have been posting huge profits as of recently... So riverside south may just be getting built after all.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 06:22 PM   #5415
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canary wharf is becoming like a small canadian city
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Old January 29th, 2013, 08:14 PM   #5416
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It will look amazing in 10 years.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:29 PM   #5417
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Iconic remnant of 'old' Heathrow demolished in latest phase of £2.5billion Terminal 2 project
  • The airport is clearing the Old Control Tower to make way for new roads
  • It was designed by Sir Frederick Gibberd and built in 1955
  • New terminal will open in 2014 and will serve 20million passengers a year

One of the last iconic remnants of 'old' Heathrow is being demolished this week. The distinctive nine-floor red brick old control tower is being pulled down as part of the airport's transformation. It is being removed to make way for roads which will serve the new Terminal 2.





The iconic structure, with its instantly recognisable glazed Air Traffic Control Room and white radar dome, has stood over the ever-evolving airport since 1955. It replaced the RAF Control Tower shortly after the first modern runway and terminal building were opened by Queen Elizabeth.

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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:46 PM   #5418
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Do they still use the spinning red radar tower?
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #5419
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The proposed Blackfriars cluster.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 10:09 PM   #5420
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Do they still use the spinning red radar tower?
only the control tower (left) will be demolished

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