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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:25 AM   #8561
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Hertsmere Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=108843482

Official website: http://hertsmerehouse.co.uk/



Plans have been announced to build Europe's tallest residential tower:

- Financial Times: Canary Wharf to see Europe’s tallest residential tower

- Bloomberg: London’s Canary Wharf to Get U.K.’s Tallest Residential Tower

- The Guardian: New Canary Wharf tower signals shift in London property market

- Construction Enquirer: Race gathers pace to build first Canary Wharf resi tower



Project facts
  • Height: 237m
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Apartments: 714
  • Developer: Ryan Corporation


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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:28 AM   #8562
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Yep,seems london for the win,beating bureaucracy better than any western cities
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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:36 AM   #8563
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FANTASTIC news.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:38 AM   #8564
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The British embassy in Berlin is even worse in person. The only redeeming feature is that large flag that juts out into the street.
Given it's location, they had to have a design that fitted in with the period architecture surrounding it, so they couldn't have built anything architecturally exciting even if they'd wanted to.

..same goes for the American embassy.

For their new London embassy, it's being built in a re-generation area, therefore the design was pretty much unrestricted in its scope.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 11:44 AM   #8565
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iCity London | Stratford City E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=798922

Official website: http://icitylondon.com/



Plans for the iCity tech hub in the Olympic Park have been submitted for approval:

- Tech City News: iCITY reveals plans for Olympic Park – 7500 jobs promised

- The Wharf: Stunning pics of iCity proposal for Olympic Park

- Architects Journal: Hawkins\Brown reveals new iCity designs

- Property Week: iCITY submits Olympic Park plans



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  • Cost: £355 million ($570m)
  • Jobs: 7,500
  • Completion: 2018





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Old November 15th, 2013, 12:00 PM   #8566
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Hertsmere Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=108843482

Official website: http://hertsmerehouse.co.uk/



Plans have been announced to build Europe's tallest residential tower:

- Financial Times: Canary Wharf to see Europe’s tallest residential tower

- Bloomberg: London’s Canary Wharf to Get U.K.’s Tallest Residential Tower

- The Guardian: New Canary Wharf tower signals shift in London property market

- Construction Enquirer: Race gathers pace to build first Canary Wharf resi tower



Project facts
  • Height: 237m
  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Apartments: 714
  • Developer: Ryan Corporation


Great news and thanks for posting, although the reports say it will be 7m taller than 1 Canada Square which is 235m) so wouldn't that make it 242m? Or is that an AOD estimate?
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Old November 15th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #8567
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242m AOD.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 12:30 PM   #8568
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Hertsmere tower looks good but we need more renders to see the quality etc, altough I'm not really worried as it's gonna be apartments for the super-rich so it should be fine. What about the height though? I know Columbus tower was approved on the same site even though it had this height, but I thought the limit was the exact height of 1CS, was I wrong? Is it taller because it is a bit further from the airport?
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Old November 15th, 2013, 02:17 PM   #8569
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Hertsmere looking excellent from this vantage point...

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Old November 15th, 2013, 02:19 PM   #8570
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First glimpse of Mayor's blueprint for thousands of Olympic homes



This dazzling scene across the once derelict east London landscape is the first image of Boris Johnson’s ambitious plan for thousands of new homes and jobs at the Olympic Park.

Up to 6,800 homes across five distinct zones will be built in a bid to relieve London’s affordable housing crises, the Mayor said today.

More than 9,000 jobs will also be created including up to 5,300 at iCITY – a new hub set to become a world-leading centre for digital innovation and post-graduate education.

Building work for the first phase of homes at the newly created Chobham Manor neighborhood will begin at the start of 2014.

But Mr Johnson and the London Legacy Development Corporation are now calling for more developers to come forward to initiate a second phase which will see the neighbourhoods of East Wick and Sweetwater built.

Located on the western edge of the Park, with connections through to the creative and artistic districts of Hackney Wick and Fish Island, the two new neighbourhoods would see two primary schools, nurseries and a health centre built. Cafés, bars and gallery spaces would also pop up.

Mr Johnson said: “Our goal is to create vibrant new neighbourhoods to include a range of affordable housing choices for Londoners.

“There’s a huge need for more homes in the capital and this pressure will only increase as the city grows.

“That’s why we have found a way to accelerate the delivery of these two neighbourhoods to help people get into the homes they want more quickly.

“The development of East Wick and Sweetwater offers a tremendous opportunity for developers to be part of London’s historic Olympic site.”

New homeowners are expected to move into East Wick and Sweetwater by the end of 2016 if developers can be found, with building work carrying on until 2023.

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: “We are creating a new part of the city and these neighbourhoods will be at its heart.

“This is the next stage in the transformation of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and an exciting opportunity for a development partner to create two high quality new neighbourhoods.”

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/londo...s-8941155.html
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Old November 15th, 2013, 03:24 PM   #8571
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Up to 6,800 homes across five distinct zones will be built in a bid to relieve London’s affordable housing crises, the Mayor said today.
6,800...that'll house 10,000 people at most, London's population is growing at 100,000+ a year.

Drop in the ocean, as they say.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 03:33 PM   #8572
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6,800...that'll house 10,000 people at most, London's population is growing at 100,000+ a year.

Drop in the ocean, as they say.
You have a good point...

But I'm sure this is just one project of many.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 03:37 PM   #8573
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But I'm sure this is just one project of many.
Except it isn't....you may have noticed this residential building boom is for overseas investors/millionaires

indigenous Londoners just get the affordable leftovers.

Short term it maybe nice, in the long term...trouble, big trouble.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 03:44 PM   #8574
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Even affordable isn't affordable.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:11 PM   #8575
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Motel One Minories | City of London

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post108859371

Official website: http://www.mcaleer-rushe.co.uk/proje...-one-minories/


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  • Floors: 17
  • Hotel Rooms: 291
  • Developer: McAleer & Rushe Group
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:18 PM   #8576
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You guys tend to over-blow the property thing so much on this forum. Prices are still at about 2008 levels, which means effectively in 6 years we haven't seen ANY increase in the price of property. And that's despite the huge influx of people, and the added demand that entails.

Prices for normal homes aren't any higher in London than other major cities.

Increasing the supply really won't affect the prices of normal homes. Building lots of new homes is great for other reasons, but if you're expecting it to make housing any more affordable then you're mistaken.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:20 PM   #8577
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£1 billion for a 53m, 300 room hotel.....BULLSHIT
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£1 billion for a 53m, 300 room hotel.....BULLSHIT
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #8579
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Except it isn't....you may have noticed this residential building boom is for overseas investors/millionaires

indigenous Londoners just get the affordable leftovers.

Short term it maybe nice, in the long term...trouble, big trouble.
I know... it's not a good situation. But its the situation we are in. London will have to expand one way or another. It will end up swallowing up parts of Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, and more and urbanize areas inbetween towns and the outskirts of the City - for example Urban housing will be built around green belt's inbetween a town like Basildon and Upminster thus expanding London and keeping rail routes. It's quite logical but will take some years to happen.
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Old November 15th, 2013, 04:40 PM   #8580
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I know... it's not a good situation. But its the situation we are in. London will have to expand one way or another. It will end up swallowing up parts of Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, and more and urbanize areas inbetween towns and the outskirts of the City - for example Urban housing will be built around green belt's inbetween a town like Basildon and Upminster thus expanding London and keeping rail routes. It's quite logical but will take some years to happen.
Agree. I live near Cambridge and all small towns with 50-60 min rail links to London are booming around me with constructions next to railway stations are just being phenomenal. Let's take St.Neots, used to be a small market town in the past but now it will double its population to about 60,000 in the next 10-15 years all due to huge construction project next to its railway station with fast link to London (King Cross) in just 50 min. I believe the majority of those new population will work in London as there aren't many new jobs opportunities exists around St. Neots. In one way, this way is also much better as people can afford proper 3-4 bed family homes for the fraction of price of what they would pay in London. And even with expensive rail fare it would work out cheaper than leaving in London. I guess this is the way things moving forward anyway.
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