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Old June 18th, 2013, 12:35 PM   #6761
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£38 billion ($60bn) of prime residential development planned in London

Strong demand from overseas is fuelling a surge in London's prime residential property market with more than 15,000 units of prime residential property worth in excess of £38 billion earmarked for development over the next ten years according to EC Harris

The annual EC Harris ‘London Prime Residential Development Pipeline’ report shows that 125 schemes are currently at various stages of site acquisition, planning and construction equating to a total floor area of nearly 20 million square feet, equivalent to the size of the Olympic Park in East London. This is an increase of approximately 70 per cent from last year’s report,

Planned development is strongest in Chelsea & Fulham with one in four (25 per cent) of the units in the pipeline located there, this is followed by developments on the South Bank (17 per cent), City and Fringe ( 12 oer cebt), Midtown (11 per cent) and Kensington (10 per cent).

2016 appears to be the peak year for delivery, with schemes totalling circa 3,800 units in a race to progress and come to market in that year alone. Two of the largest schemes on the pipeline are the major regeneration schemes planned for Earls Court and Battersea Power Station, each predicted to deliver several hundred prime residential units over the course of the next decade, reflecting that ‘prime’ is no longer confined to the likes of Mayfair or Chelsea.

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Old June 18th, 2013, 03:48 PM   #6762
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London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=104346693

A new time lapse film of construction, released in the past week:

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Old June 19th, 2013, 02:15 PM   #6763
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These beauties have been brought by Wanda - in a £1b investment coup.

Chinese property giant to build £700m London tower

http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...london-tower/?

Luxury 5 star hotel will occupy the smaller 160m tower. 205m tower will be apartments.



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Old June 19th, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6764
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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:18 AM   #6765
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All aboard the New Bus for London
19 June 2013

Boris Johnson's grand replacement for the bendy bus, which will run from Hampstead to Pimlico, was billed as the greenest, cleanest in the world but does it live up to its promise?



On the upper deck of the No 38, the passengers giving their verdict on the Boris bus might equally be discussing the man behind it, the mayor elected on precious few promises other than to rid London of his predecessor's bendy buses.

"It doesn't make sense," claims one commuter. Another counters: "It's a nice upgrade – and it makes you a little bit happier when you see the new, shiny one coming along."

A few prototypes have run in London since 2012, but now the Dalek-like visage of the New Bus for London is to flood the No 24 prestige route from Hampstead through Trafalgar Square to Pimlico with upgraded models – the first full service to start making Boris Johnson's grand, costly bus dream a widespread reality.

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Old June 20th, 2013, 02:30 AM   #6766
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Mayor of London Gives Woolwich Thumbs Up
Published on 19-06-2013



The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has decided to back the approval by the Royal Borough of Greenwich for a huge new development at Warren Waterfront.

Developed by Berkeley Homes and designed by Allies and Morrison, the revised scheme is an outline planning application for a massive 2,032 new residential units (approximately 31% will be affordable) plus 2,442 square metres of mixed use space ranging from offices and retail to leisure.

The site is a total of 6.3 hectares on the western end of the old Royal Arsenal, effectively the area that is outside the conservation area and which contains no listed buildings making redevelopment substantially easier.

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Old June 20th, 2013, 03:10 AM   #6767
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Allies & Morrison's designs seem so cold and repetitive
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Old June 20th, 2013, 12:02 PM   #6768
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Allies & Morrison are very good architects, but they've ended up occupying a niche space in the market designing large-scale blocks on a low budget. They do the best they can with the budget. Rather than waste money on "funky" protrusions and elaborate designs, they use simple designs and plough what money is available into material quality. When you get up close to one of their buildings, the materials and details are far superior to most other buildings built within such demanding, low-budget limitations.
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Old June 21st, 2013, 03:56 AM   #6769
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I'm glad they use quality materials. I guess my views are based on renders as the only buildings of A&M that I can think of that I've seen up close are Bankside 123, their offices opposite, and the City Lit Building. I'd be interested to see more.

I think i also have a slight grudge against them because I'm not convinced by 100 Bishopsgate. I do hope they surprise me though as it would be great if their buildings stand the test of time.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 01:33 AM   #6770
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http://www.cityam.com/article/malays...rown-place-55m

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A MALAYSIAN infrastructure group was yesterday confirmed as the successful buyer of investment bank UBS’s development site at One Crown Place.

AlloyMtd Group has bought the freehold of the development near Finsbury Square from a UBS vehicle called Sun Street Properties for around £55m. The 380,000 square feet tower, which will include a hotel, offices and shops, has received strong interest since being put up for sale through CBRE in February.

- See more at: http://www.cityam.com/article/malays....DOyXgY4k.dpuf










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Old June 22nd, 2013, 01:38 AM   #6771
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Looks right at home in London. Blue glass, industrial metal features and crossbracing.
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 02:12 AM   #6772
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this is freaking awesome
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 04:29 PM   #6773
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Looking very good a bit like a mini cheese grater in some angles
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Old June 22nd, 2013, 04:55 PM   #6774
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Can't wait to see the Canaletto finished it looks very good indeed
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Bloody nora. First time i've ever seen this thread on the 2nd page. Is everyone on holiday??

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Revised £5bn Greenwich Peninsula plan approved
Aaron Morby | Thu 27th June | 7:58

joint venture developers behind the £5bn plan to regenerate the river front at Greenwich in London have got the thumbs up to scale-back affordable housing.

Quintain and joint venture Hong Kong investor Knight Dragon won Greenwich council backing to cut affordable housing from around 38% to 25%.

The provision of affordable housing and its phasing across the main plots on the site threatened the commercial viability of the 14m sq ft regeneration plan.

It also emerged that mayor Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority has agreed to sell the 11 plots of land on the Peninsula at a lower cost to help kick-start development.

The council’s planning board unanimously supported the proposal and agreed to four of the 11 plots being freed of affordable housing to allow immediate commercial development to help fund future phases of the scheme.

This will allow work at Peninsula Quays to get underway and shift affordable homes closer to the Greenwich Millennium Village.

The Peninsula Quays plan to the south-west of the Dome, envisages a private school, luxury private flats and a four/five star hotel.

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Old June 27th, 2013, 10:59 AM   #6776
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US private equity giant Carlyle Group has hired agents to offload a Thames-side block in London that has consent for a 300,000 sq ft hotel.

The company is thought to have appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to sell Millenium Bridge House, which was formerly part of Simon Halibi’s White Tower portfolio, at a yield of 7.75%.

Carlyle has planning permission in place to convert the 200,000 sq ft Millennium Bridge House into a 348-bedroom, four-star hotel.



The company bought Millennium Bridge House, which is around 65% let to Old Mutual, 35% to Adecco and around 5% to ADM, in July 2010 for its Carlyle Europe Real Estate Partners III, as part of a £671m portfolio.

It was let for fewer than four years on average when purchased, but lettings have been extended to around seven years.

Carlyle unveiled residential-led plans for the demolition and redevelopment of two other assets in the portfolio – Ludgate House and Sansom House – in October, but a date has not been set for a planning committee yet.

All parties declined to comment.
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great news regarding the Peninsula plan
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US private equity giant Carlyle Group has hired agents to offload a Thames-side block in London that has consent for a 300,000 sq ft hotel.

The company is thought to have appointed Jones Lang LaSalle to sell Millenium Bridge House, which was formerly part of Simon Halibi’s White Tower portfolio, at a yield of 7.75%.

Carlyle has planning permission in place to convert the 200,000 sq ft Millennium Bridge House into a 348-bedroom, four-star hotel.



The company bought Millennium Bridge House, which is around 65% let to Old Mutual, 35% to Adecco and around 5% to ADM, in July 2010 for its Carlyle Europe Real Estate Partners III, as part of a £671m portfolio.

It was let for fewer than four years on average when purchased, but lettings have been extended to around seven years.

Carlyle unveiled residential-led plans for the demolition and redevelopment of two other assets in the portfolio – Ludgate House and Sansom House – in October, but a date has not been set for a planning committee yet.

All parties declined to comment.
This could be a pretty tall tower. However, given the proximity to St Paul's, I assume that only a low-rise structure will be permitted.
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Old June 27th, 2013, 03:41 PM   #6779
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great news regarding the Peninsula plan
IKR! I like this plan.
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This could be a pretty tall tower. However, given the proximity to St Paul's, I assume that only a low-rise structure will be permitted.
I don't think the existing building will be demolished - it has PP for conversion and that's probably what will happen, whoever owns it.

If a new-build was planned for this site it would certainly not be a tower.
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