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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:30 PM   #6821
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King's Cross Station Concourse | King's Cross N1

London forum thread: King's Cross Central | Camden & Islington | U/C

Arup has released a video discussing the new concourse for King's Cross station, which was opened in 2012. The concourse is part of the ongoing regeneration of the King's Cross area:

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:36 PM   #6822
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Brent Civic Centre | Wembley City HA0

London forum thread: Wembley City £3.4bn Regeneration | Brent | U/C

Brent Council has released a video showcasing their recently completed Civic Centre, part of the £3.4 billion ($5.2bn) Wembley City project in north west London. The Civic Centre consolidates all publicly accessible council facilities:

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Old July 3rd, 2013, 05:49 PM   #6823
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Wimbledon Masterplan | Wimbledon SW19

UK forum thread: LONDON | Wimbledon Masterplan | Proposed

The Wimbledon Masterplan has taken a step forward with the appointment of several consultants: Team picked for Wimbledon tennis club revamp

- Structural Engineer: Foreman Roberts

- Environmental Engineer: Atelier Ten

- Planning Consultants: Rolfe Judd

- Transport Planner: Vectos

- Crowd Management Specialists: Movement Strategies


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Old July 3rd, 2013, 06:00 PM   #6824
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New Ludgate | City of London EC4

London forum thread: New Ludgate | City of London | 9 fl | U/C

Developer Land Securities has committed to building New Ludgate, a new office development in the City of London: Land Securities Commits to $400 Million London Project

This confirmation means that construction will commence this summer and be complete in Spring 2015:

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Old July 4th, 2013, 01:34 AM   #6825
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Tycoon gives £10 million for huge extension at Tate Modern

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An international shipping magnate has made a £10 million donation to Tate Modern — one of the largest private gifts for the art gallery’s extension. Eyal Ofer said he wanted “one of the world’s great public art institutions” to remain accessible and inspire people’s curiosity.

The donation from his Eyal Ofer Family Foundation means the Tate has raised 85 per cent of the funds that are needed for the £215 million 10-storey extension, which will increase space by 60 per cent. It is due to open by 2016.

Mr Ofer, 63, whose wealth is estimated at £4 billion, said: “Institutions like these offer the perfect forum for connecting people from around the world, helping to educate and enrich their lives. It’s important for me and my family to help ensure the Tate Modern continues to thrive and remain accessible to a wide and varied audience.”

The gallery was developed out of the Bankside power station, and visitor numbers have soared from two million visitors a year to 5.3 million.

Israeli-born Mr Ofer, who has homes in London, Monaco and New York, succeeded his late father Sammy as head of the Zodiac shipping firm. Mr Ofer senior — who volunteered to serve with the Royal Navy during the Second World War — gave £20 million for a new wing at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and got an honorary knighthood.

Son Eyal was one of the backers of the Queen’s £1 million Diamond Jubilee rowbarge, Gloriana. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota said: “It is wonderful to see such outstanding philanthropy continuing from one generation to the next. Their generosity will help to make Tate Modern a truly 21st century museum.”

The Tate is to rename the exhibition space on level 3 of the main building as the Eyal Ofer Galleries. Construction of the extension is well under way, including a bridge across the turbine hall that will link the level 4 galleries to the new building.
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Old July 4th, 2013, 02:48 AM   #6826
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Old July 4th, 2013, 05:02 AM   #6827
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London skyscraper may be redesigned to trap and convert air pollution into biofuel

The Royal College of Arts (RCA) may see one of its students radically change London’s skyline in the future. Dezeen has reported that Chang-Yeob Lee, an architecture masters student of RCA, wants to completely redesign the look of London’s BT Tower sometime in the future by adding exterior carbon fibre and steel rigging, which will be designed to capture and convert air pollution into sustainable fuel. The tower currently is used for telecommunication, but may just see a new avatar as an eco-skyscraper if Lee has his way.

The BT tower stands at a height of 581 feet, which makes it one of the tallest buildings in the city. In that regard, the building is idle to collect soot and other fine particles as well carbon emissions. According to Lee, the rigging will contain titanium dioxide nanotubes, which has the ability to turn carbon dioxide into natural gas using sunlight and water. The system, overall, should be able to produce methanol in amounts to the tune of 100 metric tonnes per year.

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Old July 4th, 2013, 11:05 AM   #6828
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London Mayor approves £8bn Earls Court plan

Plans for a 77-acre redevelopment in Earls Court and West Kensington have been approved by the Mayor of London.

The ambitious proposals drawn up by Sir Terry Farrell will see the famous Earls Court Exhibition Centre demolished along with two housing estates.

This will pave the way for developer Capital & Counties to build 7,500 new homes across four new residential districts in West London.

Proposals also include include offices, leisure, hotel and retail space, as well as a new primary school, library, an integrated health centre and 5-acre public park.

The 10million sq ft plan is so large that it stretches across two London boroughs, which have already given outline approval despite some opposition from residents in the area.

London mayor Boris Johnson said: “I’m in no doubt that the development will provide a massive boost not just to this part of the capital, but to London’s wider economy as well.”
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The Stage Shoreditch | Shoreditch E1

London forum thread: The Stage Shoreditch | Hackney | 38 fl | Proposed

The Stage Shoreditch, a 38 storey tower and 250 seater open air theatre, was approved last night: Curtain theatre Shakespeare plan approved



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is it that subway with big aquarium in the last pic or just a big digital screen
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Old July 4th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #6832
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Tycoon gives £10 million for huge extension at Tate Modern

-- Link to London Evening Standard article --

An international shipping magnate has made a £10 million donation to Tate Modern — one of the largest private gifts for the art gallery’s extension. Eyal Ofer said he wanted “one of the world’s great public art institutions” to remain accessible and inspire people’s curiosity.

The donation from his Eyal Ofer Family Foundation means the Tate has raised 85 per cent of the funds that are needed for the £215 million 10-storey extension, which will increase space by 60 per cent. It is due to open by 2016.

Mr Ofer, 63, whose wealth is estimated at £4 billion, said: “Institutions like these offer the perfect forum for connecting people from around the world, helping to educate and enrich their lives. It’s important for me and my family to help ensure the Tate Modern continues to thrive and remain accessible to a wide and varied audience.”

The gallery was developed out of the Bankside power station, and visitor numbers have soared from two million visitors a year to 5.3 million.

Israeli-born Mr Ofer, who has homes in London, Monaco and New York, succeeded his late father Sammy as head of the Zodiac shipping firm. Mr Ofer senior — who volunteered to serve with the Royal Navy during the Second World War — gave £20 million for a new wing at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and got an honorary knighthood.

Son Eyal was one of the backers of the Queen’s £1 million Diamond Jubilee rowbarge, Gloriana. Tate director Sir Nicholas Serota said: “It is wonderful to see such outstanding philanthropy continuing from one generation to the next. Their generosity will help to make Tate Modern a truly 21st century museum.”

The Tate is to rename the exhibition space on level 3 of the main building as the Eyal Ofer Galleries. Construction of the extension is well under way, including a bridge across the turbine hall that will link the level 4 galleries to the new building.

And people in the UK always want to punish the rich...
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Old July 4th, 2013, 03:17 PM   #6833
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And people in the UK always want to punish the rich...
I wouldn't be ashamed of my wealth if I had worked hard for it.
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Old July 5th, 2013, 01:12 AM   #6834
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And people in the UK always want to punish the rich...
No, they just want them to pay their fair share. The rich are the people who have benefited most from society, and therefore they should recognise that and be decent enough to give something back.
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Mayor warns over £1.25 billion Earls Court regeneration plans

A cross-party coalition of City Hall politicians has urged Boris Johnson to defer his decision on plans to demolish an exhibition centre in west London estimated to be worth around £1.25billion to the capital’s economy.

The Mayor is due to make his decision over proposals to redevelop Earls Court Exhibition Centre, which will see 8,000 flats rise up in its place, by July 4.

But representatives from three out of four of the parties on the London Assembly have signed a letter telling the Mayor it is “imperative” he holds off until December this year.

They argue the economic case for keeping the exhibition centre, which attracts an estimated 1.5million visitors annually, has been “understated”.

The letter adds there is also a strong case for saving a rail depot set for demolition under the plans, which have been submitted in a joint application by Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea borough councils.

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Silvertown to get 'brand park' in £1.5bn regeneration

A deal has been struck which is set to bring the world's biggest brands to Newham.



Silvertown Quays will be the base for a number top companies to show off their products in an innovative brand park after the Greater London Authority signed a £1.5billion deal for the area's dramatic regeneration.

The scheme also includes 1,500 homes, as well as restaurants, cafes, galleries and leisure facilities.

Elliot Lipton of The Silvertown Partnership, which is the consortium between Chelsfield Properties and First Base behind the scheme, said: "Stand-alone brand pavilions have been built for the last decade around the world but this will be the first time that a brand park has been developed."

A brand park is a number of pavilions where potential customers can try out and view new products before buying online.

The Silvertown scheme will also see a bridge linking with Excel and the Custom House Crossrail station.

Mayor Boris Johnson said: "The confirmation of this deal to return Silvertown Quays to its former glory will bring thousands of new homes and jobs back to east London."

He said it could be worth over £6bn to the London economy and see 9,000 new jobs.

Work is expected to begin over the next two years with the first businesses arriving in 2017.

A planning application is to go to Newham Council next year.

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Brickfields Promises Another West London Tower



Perhaps the next emerging high-rise area of London will be Shepherd's Bush as this new project called Brickfields suggests.

Named after the historic brickworks that once stood there, the scheme for the former Dairy Crest Site in W12 that is over the road from the White City Estate, has already been approved by the local council, Hammersmith and Fulham.

Coming from the pens of Eric Parry Architects it is unprecedentedly tall for the area reaching 107.9 metres in height although other tall buildings are also planned for vacinity. Not only does it include the tower but also a collection of low and mid-rise blocks that will offer 1,250 new homes plus large amounts of landscaped public space.

The project is being worked on as a joint venture between Aviva and Helical Bar and has been designed to fit in with surrounding developments, including the Imperial West scheme that stands to the north, with the tower reaching a similar height over its 32-storeys. Indeed this project will connect directly with that one under the A40 Westway with the tower situated directly overlooking the Imperial West neighbour.

A second major connection is on the west of the site which will consist of a new 30-metre wide landscaped bridge to link it to Wood Lane with a new building sat at the end of it reminiscent of Aldermanbury Square in the city of London placed where it is to try and create a sense of entrance. Coincidentally Aldermanbury Square was also designed by Eric Parry Architects.

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Hammersmith and Fulham Moots Massive Masterplan



An initial masterplan has surfaced for what could be a £10 billion redevelopment of part of west London, the brownfield railway site and adjoining areas around Old Oak Common.

The plans, which are beginning a round of local consultation, promise to create an entirely new city district as was done with Canary Wharf starting in the eighties or Stratford more recently.

Development ranges from skyscrapers clustered around a core featuring an HS2 station, before becoming progressively more low-rise to blend in, at least in terms of scale, with the west London suburbs. The potential redevelopment could see as many as 90,000 new jobs and 19,000 homes built. To put this in perspective some 95,000 people are employed at Canary Wharf although quite where these levels of employment would come from remains to be seen - it would require dozens of multinationals to be attracted to Old Oak Common from abroad.

Unfortunately at the moment the proposals are, as already mentioned, just a vision led by the local government of Hammersmith and Fulham, and there isn't even a developer on board yet. The council is however determined to try and make this area a new major economic centre for London in a similar way to what Stratford is blossoming into. With HSR2 as an Olympic-scale catalyst, they might just have a chance.

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London Lad you should really going easy on SO143 and you shouldn't be accusing him of being a troll because that makes you a bully the airport news was not two years old as it was on the standard on the 18 June 2013
actually i was about to explain him reasonably and nicely, but because of his bitter words, unfriendly behaviours and criticisms i changed my mind.
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Chinese Group Takes Over London Project

Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda Group has purchased a development site in London slotted for a £700 million hotel and residential tower project.

Dalian Wanda, controlled by billionaire Wang Jianlin, plans to develop a 160-room hotel, the first Wanda hotel outside China on the site, which is part of the One Nine Elm redevelopment project. The existing scheme includes development of a 205-meter tower, which would be the tallest residential tower in Europe.

Previous owner Green Property, the Irish developer, has already received planning approval to build towers of 43- and 58-stories on the site. Green Property netted £90 million from the sale, according to published report.

"I warmly welcome Dalian Wanda's investment into London as part of our plans to dramatically transform Nine Elms into a stunning quarter of the capital, providing thousands of new jobs and homes," said London mayor Boris Johnson.

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