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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:19 AM   #6661
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M&S plans £200m dockside distribution centre

Retailer Marks & Spencer is planning to build a £200m distribution centre at the London Gateway Logistics Park

London Gateway is being developed in Essex by port owner DP World, 25 miles down the Thames from central London.

M&S said that locating its new 900,000 sq ft distribution centre here would remove millions of road miles from UK roads

Chief executive Marc Bolland said: “London Gateway will become our third large distribution centre in the UK as we transform our logistics operations into a modern and agile supply chain, fit for the future of M&S. As we become an international, multi-channel retailer, London Gateway will help us become more efficient by cutting costs and locating our supply chain closer to our stores and our international markets. It will also help us deliver against our Plan A objectives by removing road miles and emissions from our network.”

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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #6662
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The Shard wins the "Best Large Project" award at the Global Construction Summit in New York



The Shard in London won the "Best Large Project" award at the recent Global Construction Summit organized by Engineering News Record (ENR), a major New York-based publication. The ceremony took place in Manhattan Thursday, June 6.

This is the first year of the "Global Best Projects" awards. It acknowledges the best construction projects, worldwide.

A host of other constructions were honored in various categories. A panel of judges chose the buildings on the basis of various parameters, according to ENR.com.

The Shard building was chosen by the panel as a part of the "Best projects of the year" award. In this category, judges singled out two international projects that excelled in terms of design, innovation, construction quality, overcoming international building challenges and safety.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #6663
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Balfour Beatty lands first major London tower job



Developer Ballymore Group has selected Balfour Beatty to build its 43-storey Providence Tower residential skyscraper in London Docklands.

The deal means that Balfour Beatty has finally cracked the London skyscraper market, which it has been targeting for several years.

Once complete, the structure will be the tallest building constructed by Balfour Beatty in the UK.

Main construction works are due to start near Canary Wharf this summer and are programmed for completion in December 2015.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 05:10 AM   #6664
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Old June 12th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #6665
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Ummm.... ?
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Old June 12th, 2013, 01:55 PM   #6666
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Skanska tipped for £500m Scalpel tower
12 June, 2013 | By Chris Berkin, Tom Fitzpatrick

Exclusive: Skanska is being tipped to win the main contract to build the £500m Scalpel tower, in what is widely touted as the last major skyscraper planned in the capital for a generation.



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Old June 12th, 2013, 02:27 PM   #6667
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Exclusive: Skanska is being tipped to win the main contract to build the £500m Scalpel tower, in what is widely touted as the last major skyscraper planned in the capital for a generation.

Apart from all the other approved skyscrapers obviously...
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Old June 12th, 2013, 02:41 PM   #6668
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Apart from all the other approved skyscrapers obviously...
I was going to say!

190m Lime Street, 250m+ Pinnacle replacement, 172m Bishopsgate & 135m Heron Plaza should all be built in the city cluster within the next 5-10 years (hopefully).

Edit: Actually re-reading it does say "planned", of which all the above are. I'm sure that once they are built, especially with the addition of a high quality Pinnacle, it will be one of Europe's best skylines in its own right.

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Old June 12th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #6669
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I was going to say!

190m Lime Street, 250m+ Pinnacle replacement, 172m Bishopsgate & 135m Heron Plaza should all be built in the city cluster within the next 5-10 years (hopefully).

Edit: Actually re-reading it does say "planned", of which all the above are. I'm sure that once they are built, especially with the addition of a high quality Pinnacle, it will be one of Europe's best skylines in it's own right.
It already is, no?
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Old June 12th, 2013, 03:05 PM   #6670
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It already is, no?
I think The City cluster is certainly of a very high quality. I'm looking forward to seeing it with a completed Fenchurch and Leadenhall.

On its own however I would rate Paris, Frankfurt, Istanbul & Moscow above it, and Rotterdam/Warsaw not far behind.

When however you add that fact London also has the Canary Wharf cluster, the Shard and various other growing clusters then London shoots towards the top of the pack (Though Frankfurt still remains my no.1)!

Anyway, sorry for going off-topic.
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It already is, no?
He meant to say the city skyline alone.
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Plan for 1,650 homes at London police training site

The Mayor of London has today called on developers to submit plans to regenerate a swathe of land around the historic Metropolitan Police Peel Centre training headquarters at Hendon.



More than 1,650 new homes, a new primary school and shops have been earmarked for the 22 hectare site.

The site is the first major scheme to be procured through the new London Development Panel, set up by the Mayor to fast track the disposal of public land to boost construction and housing.

Cash raised from the sale of the site will be ploughed back into the development of a brand new police training facility on a corner of the site.

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Wates gets go-ahead for £16m Croydon academy

Wates has secured planning to allow a start on The Quest Academy in Croydon.





Designed by CPMG Architects, the rebuild project uses Wates’ new Adapt school building model, which can cut build times by a fifth and win cost savings of 23% against a typical BSF school building.

Wates Construction will build the 900-students academy alongside the existing school building, which will be demolished when the job is finished in September 2014.

The project also includes a 215-capacity Sixth Form block and new facilities for the Monks Hill Sports centre and space for a new community facility.

Richard Shroll, business unit director for Wates Construction, London and Kent, said: “This project utilises our Adapt model, which has been developed in partnership with CPMG to ensure the individual needs of the school are met with efficiency, without a compromise on quality.”

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Property giants see upturn spreading beyond London

Some of the country’s biggest developers are reporting an improvement in the property market spreading from London and into other parts of the UK.

The British Property Federation’s annual conference will hear today that the real estate market is finally showing signs of life outside the capital.

The London skyline is still peppered with cranes despite the economic downturn.

But schemes like Manchester Airport City are leading the way in other parts of the country as developers start to invest again.

Chris Grigg, Chief Executive of British Land and President of the British Property Federation, said: “A week may not seem a long time in property, but in this market, a few months certainly does.

“We have seen a real thawing in market conditions of late, and not just in London.

“The UK economy has done better than the pessimists predicted, and there is undoubtedly more bank finance out there now.

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Wembley City £3.4 billion regeneration



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Old June 12th, 2013, 08:41 PM   #6677
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problem with wembley is the lack of parkings.
So much buildings but how many parkings?
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Do you ever have anything positive to say?

I'm pretty sure they have planned enough parking spaces for the worlds most famous Stadium.
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problem with wembley is the lack of parkings.
So much buildings but how many parkings?
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