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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:16 PM   #7561
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It has been confirmed by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) today that the official population of London has reached 8,308,369 in 2012. That is an increase of 104,000 (1.27%) from the year before.

It is projected that by 2015, the population will eclipse its all-time high set in 1939.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:18 PM   #7562
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Canada House | Trafalgar Square WC2

Canadian High Commission website: http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca...uni/index.aspx

Canadian firm Santec has been appointed to carry out £10 million renovation work on Canada House. The renovation includes annexing the adjacent property, creating a total floorspace of 8000m²: Stantec appointed to £10m Canada House refurbishment

Canada House will then become the London home of the Canadian High Commission:

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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #7563
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Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment | Hornsey N8

Official website: http://www.hornsey-town-hall.org.uk/

Purcell has been chosen as the new architect to spearhead the Hornsey Town Hall redevelopment: Purcell boots Bennetts off town hall job

Hornsey Town Hall is a Grade II listed building, finished in 1934:

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Old August 8th, 2013, 08:39 PM   #7564
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A never-ending conveyor belt of new projects and developments.
Any idea how much money in total is being spent across London? In comparison to other cities.
It would be nice to see how London compares to rapidly growing cities in China and the like.
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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:13 PM   #7565
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A never-ending conveyor belt of new projects and developments.
Any idea how much money in total is being spent across London? In comparison to other cities.
It would be nice to see how London compares to rapidly growing cities in China and the like.
It's an extremely hard thing to quantify. The 2013 KPMG report on investment (more posted in prior posts) is the best indicator with regard to international investment:

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Old August 8th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #7566
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30 Old Burlington Street | Mayfair W1

Official website: http://native-land.com/development-p...lington_street

30 Burlington Street in Mayfair has been approved: Galleries can stay in Cork Street deal

This £300 million ($470m) residential and retail development, designed Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, will be complete in 2016:

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Old August 8th, 2013, 10:39 PM   #7567
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

Official website: http://www.theleadenhallbuilding.com/


Architect Richard Rogers has given an interview discussing the design and impact of the Leadenhall Building:



The Leadenhall Building is in the latter stages of construction:

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Old August 8th, 2013, 10:44 PM   #7568
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Old August 8th, 2013, 11:32 PM   #7569
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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:15 AM   #7570
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One Woolwich | Woolwich SE18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103619844

Architects Pollard Thomas Edwards have been appointed for this £269 million ($420m) residential project in Woolwich: Pollard Thomas Edwards wins £270m Woolwich redevelopment

The project involves the demolition of three Woolwich housing estates, to be replaced by modern housing:

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Old August 9th, 2013, 11:39 AM   #7571
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Idea Store | Shadwell E1

London forum thread: http://www.ideastore.co.uk/

The Idea Store has opened in Shadwell, east London: Bisset Adams’ ‘next generation’ Idea Store opens

The building hosts local library and learning facilities:



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Whoaaa! Countless amount of new projects are proposed and approved everyday. Why is London so successful on the global stage?
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Old August 9th, 2013, 05:55 PM   #7574
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Whoaaa! Countless amount of new projects are proposed and approved everyday. Why is London so successful on the global stage?
Easy, London is the world capital and because humans are alone in the universe, that makes London the center of the universe.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 05:56 PM   #7575
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Whoaaa! Countless amount of new projects are proposed and approved everyday. Why is London so successful on the global stage?
That's down to many factors, but in short I believe that it's down to the international outlook and nature of the city.

Being so international in nature, foreign companies view it as a good base from which to conduct their international operations. London also has a 'critical mass' of talent in many different industries, from finance and banking to media and the arts. The open and liberal economic environment, accessible timezone and English language also contribute. This attractiveness is demonstrated by the amount of foreign companies in different sectors that base their international operations in London.

The city continues to attract migrants from a diverse range of regions, a central aspect of London's cosmopolitan nature. This in turn elevates the city's prominence overseas, as it hosts a significant section of other nations' diaspora. London hosts more foreign students than any other city, the joint-highest foreign born population and is currently the second most visited city this year behind Bangkok [-]. The OPENCities monitor (devised by BAK Basel Economics) regards London as 'world's most open cities for international populations' [-]. Large established foreign communities with good inter-communal relations, a large expat presence and a large foreign student population make London an attractive place for overseas peoples' to consider living, working, studying or investing in.

Foreign investors view London as a safe haven. This is down to several factors: being a stable democracy, low corruption, a respected judicial system and of course, its international nature. Viewed as a safe, stable and international place, they continue to invest in the London property market, even during the worst of the downturn. This is reflected in London's commercial and residential sectors, both of which see billions of investment from private and public foreign entities each year.


That and other positive attributes are why London is successful on the global stage, as exhibited by the amount of investment and construction.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 06:07 PM   #7576
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I seriously doubt we are alone in the universe.
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I seriously doubt we are alone in the universe.
Ummm yes we are! Haven't you ever heard of Stephen Hawking?
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New plans for Huntingdon Industrial Estate

A new planning application has been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council by Londonewcastle, for a 14 storey tower at the Huntingdon Industrial Estate site. The application follows previous plans on the site for a 25 storey tower (which we blogged about here) that was met with much local opposition, with the scheme being referred to as an ‘alien’ proposal. The new plans see the tower down scaled to 14 storeys with a reduction of 38 residential units. The switch from Amanda Levete Architects to Robin Partington Architects have also seen the design of the building drastically changing from the controversial twisting tower design to a more subdued design as shown below. The new proposals will provide 78 residential units, 69 for private sale and 9 units dedicated to affordable housing. The scheme will also provide 1,946 sq m gross of commercial space, including office and retail as well as car and cycle parking. The planning consultant is DP9.

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Old August 9th, 2013, 07:14 PM   #7579
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Ummm yes we are! Haven't you ever heard of Stephen Hawking?
Yes, he was my tutor for a short time at university. Stephen Hawking certainy does beleve we are not alone.
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Old August 9th, 2013, 07:22 PM   #7580
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Yes, he was my tutor for a short time at university. Stephen Hawking certainy does beleve we are not alone.
Wow! That's pretty cool. Had Brian Cox for a couple of lectures but Stephen Hawking is something else.
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