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Old June 27th, 2013, 03:55 PM   #6781
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are they demolition it or they keep the existent building and converting it into hotel I am a bit confused
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Old June 27th, 2013, 05:52 PM   #6782
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Well they cant convert a 200,000 sqft building into a 300,000 sqft building without

A) Knocking it down or
B) Extending upwards.

I suspect it would be a complete redevelopment but low level.
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:10 AM   #6783
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Bloody nora. First time i've ever seen this thread on the 2nd page. Is everyone on holiday??
i've got loads of quality and really interesting stuffs but i will post them when i receive a new mouse
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:49 AM   #6784
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Old June 28th, 2013, 06:08 AM   #6785
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Great photo!
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Old June 28th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #6786
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stunning picture SO143
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Old June 28th, 2013, 04:31 PM   #6787
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I'm not sure if anyone has heard any news on development in CW?
I.e. Columbus Tower or The Pride tower?

Any news on these anyone?
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Old June 28th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #6788
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Old June 29th, 2013, 05:12 AM   #6789
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Google reveals new London 'groundscraper' HQ
LONDON | Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:58am EDT

(Reuters) - Google has revealed that its new UK headquarters is a building longer than the Shard skyscraper is tall.

The so-called groundscraper at the King's Cross Central development is the latest overseas property deal by the cash-rich U.S. internet group, which will house all of its London staff under one roof when completed in 2016.

Google revealed designs for the low-rise one million square feet scheme on Friday after announcing its move to King's Cross in January.

At 330 meters long, it exceeds the height of the 310-metre tall Shard, western Europe's tallest skyscraper.

Swiss bank UBS is undertaking a similar large-scale low-rise scheme at the Broadgate complex in London's main financial district.

Several thousand people will work at the site - a large scale operation Google would have found difficult to house in space-constrained central London where land is also more expensive.

Google has spent about 650 million pounds to buy and develop the 2.4 acre site and the finished development will be worth up to one billion pounds, sources told Reuters.

Construction will start early next year subject to planning approval and it will be one of the internet giant's largest offices outside its so-called Googleplex corporate headquarters in Mountain View, California.

The internet giant is a prized tenant for landlords and its presence is expected to draw other technology companies to King's Cross - especially small start-ups - and help bump up rents.

The new site is likely to include a 20,000 square feet area for bike parking, about the size of seven tennis courts, and features a climbing wall between floors, a source close to the project told Reuters.

The company's offices are famous for perks like gourmet food, bowling alleys, roof gardens, high-tech gyms and on-site medical staff and massages.

King's Cross Central, which sits on a former fish, coal and grain goods yard to the north of the city, spans 67 acres and will contain homes, offices and shops. It is being built by the King's Cross Central Limited Partnership which includes developer Argent Group.

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Old June 29th, 2013, 05:25 AM   #6790
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Old June 29th, 2013, 03:36 PM   #6791
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A couple of new proposals from the last couple of days:

Old Oak Common Master-plan. The area is set for massive redevelopment owing to the High Speed 2 line station that is going to be built in the area. It will be a massive rail interchange with the new Crossrail line that is due to open later this decade, and with the High Speed 2 line opening in 2026.

The plans include a potential 60 story tower, as well as a number of other highrises.



More info on the plans can be found here:

http://london.gov.uk/priorities/plan...ning-framework


Next up is a completely separate development, part of the Nine Elms regeneration in South London.

Keybridge House Replacement Proposal

Architects: Allies and Morrison

This is a residential scheme to replace the current BT equipment tower. Proposed are a number of brick mansion blocks, as well as a couple of towers, the largest being around 30-35 stories. The red brick has been chosen to fit in with the surrounding area. This proposal is still in pre-planning, as the planning application has not yet been submitted. But things appear to be shapeing up very nicely.

The current BT Equipment Tower:



The proposal:









How it relates to the rest of the Nine Elms redevelopment:







http://keybridgehouse.co.uk/
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Old June 29th, 2013, 08:48 PM   #6792
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Keybridge House replacement look absolutely fantastic!!!
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Old June 29th, 2013, 09:20 PM   #6793
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Some of them look hideous too.
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Old June 30th, 2013, 05:09 AM   #6794
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Helical Commences Mitre Square Demolition



Helical Bar has finally begun demolition for what will be the eventual construction of 1 Mitre Square, an office development in the City of London that has been around almost as long as this website.

Original plans for redevelopment were drawn up in 2002 and proposed in 2003. Although Helical Bar was the development manager of the scheme, they failed to own the site and it was only in 2010 that they picked it up.

The site, which was made infamous by Jack the Ripper as the scene of one of his crimes, will contain an 18 floor office building hosting a little over 25,000 square metres of grade A office space, plus retail on the ground floor. It will stand at a height of 79.97 metres, enough to just about prick the skyline of the City of London when viewed from the south, but little more than filler these days.

The building is designed around an L shaped footprint that's derived from an ancient monastery that used to stand on the site with the gap between the length and the arm of the L allowing the creation of a new public space.

Designed by Shepard Robson, construction of the building is anticipated to begin immediately upon clearance of the site, with the development ready to be fitted out by future tenants from the end of 2015.



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Old June 30th, 2013, 05:15 AM   #6795
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Tower Crane Arrives At Saffron Square





The next phase of Berkeley Homes Saffron Square has begun with construction now under way on what will eventually be a 131 metre tall residential tower, the tallest in Croydon, with the arrival of the tower crane.

Although supposedly one of London's major central business districts, the skyline of the borough has remained little-changed since the completion of the last phase of major tall buildings in the eighties. Even the recent joint tallest, Altitude 25, is only the same height as the existing tallest buildings in Croydon but at 131 metres tall Saffron Square far exceeds the 82-metre height record. Indeed, if one counts the height of the tower to the tip of the spire it reaches 150.9 metres putting it in skyscraper territory.

The project, which includes the adjoining 16-floor Tennyson Apartments, has been designed by Rolfe Judd Architects who have used floral hues of pinks and purples in the cladding alongside more neutral shades in an attempt to mimic the appearance of a crocus flower. Strips of floor to ceiling glazing are set between the cladding panels to maximise the views for residents.

At the base of Saffron Tower will be V beams set in front of two levels of glazing to help form a coherent visual street line for pedestrians that ties in with improved street space along the busy traffic artery of Wellesley Road. This ground level approach can already be seen on the completed Tennyson Apartments.

There will also be substantial amounts of public space within the development as the tower and perimeter blocks enclose a new public square that will have cafes and restaurants spilling onto it in an attempt to make the development and its 3,000 square metres of retail space an attractive venue.

Originally set to start in 2008 for a 2012 finish, the tower is now expected to be completed in 2015.

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Old July 1st, 2013, 04:39 PM   #6796
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Another tower has started construction this week

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Old July 1st, 2013, 05:37 PM   #6797
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Old July 1st, 2013, 05:57 PM   #6798
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One The Elephant: construction of luxury flats gets under way
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Australian developer Lend Lease began construction work on Monday on its 37-storey tower of luxury homes alongside the Metropolitan Tabernacle at Elephant & Castle.
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Old July 1st, 2013, 10:19 PM   #6799
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god bless london! another day, another tower.
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Old July 2nd, 2013, 02:31 AM   #6800
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Refurbishment work keeps London construction active

Construction levels across central London have remained steady, according to the latest ‘crane survey’ by Drivers Jonas Deloitte.

There have been 25 new starts across London in the past six months, adding to the 34 recorded six months ago. The total office space now under construction in central London is nine million sq ft.

Refurbishment projects now account for 25% of all space under development with 15 of the new starts being refurbishment projects.

In the City of London, nine new schemes have started to provide a total of 4.1 million sq ft – a 15% increase on six months ago. This is the first time that construction has risen above 4 million sq ft since Q1 2009.

Six of these nine new starts are refurbishments, the largest of which is QV Unit Trust’s 187,000 sq ft at 77 Queen Victoria Street. The development profile of the City now shows just over half of the schemes as comprehensive refurbishments (14 out of 27).

However, while construction levels continue to increase, the decision to defer many scheme starts in 2009 and 2010 means that completions remain low. The survey highlights that 2012 will record the lowest level of office completions in the City for more than 25 years at approximately 718,000 sq ft.

The recent rise in activity translates into delivery of 1.5 million sq ft in 2013 and 2.3 million sq ft in 2014.

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