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Old November 25th, 2013, 07:31 PM   #8721
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^ London is such an incredible city that is always changing, growing, developing, and adding many great modern architectures right next to the great classic buildings. Southwark and East London are also changing at a rapid speed. I guess these areas will be unrecognisable when i come to London next summer.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 12:32 AM   #8722
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^ oh no, SO143 alert!
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Old November 26th, 2013, 01:38 AM   #8723
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^ oh no, SO143 alert!
Am I missing something? Who is SO143?
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Old November 26th, 2013, 02:00 AM   #8724
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:50 AM   #8725
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Wow that "New Bondway" tower is impressive. Nine Elms is really going to be something special.

What I love is that the Nine Elms future skyline will probably become quite popular with tourists, mostly because it is visible from Westminster Bridge and the South Bank (near the London Eye). Great news.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #8726
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Westfield Croydon £1bn shopping mall | Croydon CR0

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=580546

Official website: http://thecroydonpartnership.com/



Plans for the Westfield Croydon shopping centre have been approved by Croydon Council:

- Evening Standard: Westfield/Hammerson's £1bn redevelopment of Croydon's Whitgift Centre approved by Croydon Council


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  • Cost: £1 billion ($1.6bn)
  • Retail space: 200,000m²
  • Developers: Westfield and Hammerson

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Old November 26th, 2013, 05:22 PM   #8727
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Crossrail and HS2 superhub will bring £6bn boost to London



Boris Johnson is to set up an Olympic-style regeneration agency to transform a rundown area into a thriving new district and deliver a £6 billion economic boost to London.

The Mayor wants to use Crossrail links and the planned HS2 route — which will converge at Old Oak Common — to spur the creation of 80,000 homes and 20,000 jobs.

By 2025 a “mini-Manhattan” of skyscrapers and apartments will shoot up around the station in north-west London. The Mayoral Development Corporation in Old Oak Common, known as MDC, will have the same powers that are being used to create a Games legacy in Stratford. It will begin planning work next year at the semi-industrial 195-acre site north of Wormwood Scrubs and Westway. The establishment of an MDC is subject to London Assembly approval.

Old Oak Common is set to become London’s rail “superhub” within a decade, serving 250,000 passengers or the equivalent of Waterloo station. Deputy mayor for planning Sir Edward Lister is masterminding the plan to use these enhanced rail links as a spur to regeneration such as that achieved around King’s Cross station.

The Mayor believes that HS2 bosses have failed to attract private investment, both at Old Oak Common and the high-speed line’s London terminus at Euston, and wants to lead the way.

Sir Edward told the Standard: “The big opportunity from HS2 is regeneration, and this must not be missed. In London, Old Oak Common and Euston can be made into an entirely new city quarters delivering tens of thousands of homes and jobs for Londoners but only if we get the HS2 design and funding correct.”

The MDC will be charged with improving other transport links in the area which is poorly connected, building new roads and bridges.

The development will be funded through borrowing against enhanced land values which it is predicted will eventually be in line with Kensington & Chelsea. A levy will be charged on local businesses, creating a template for other schemes along HS2.

The MDC — the first such body since the Olympics — will also hand the Mayor planning powers over the entire Old Oak Common site which straddles the boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing and Brent.

The Mayor has presented HS2 bosses with a list of transport demands to maximise the benefits of Old Oak Common. It wants ministers to fund a new Overground station; to create a £25 million link with the existing West Coast mainline and to fund new roads, pathways and cycle routes.

Isabel Dedring, deputy mayor for transport, said: “By stripping the cost out of HS2, we also risk stripping out the big increase in land values it can create, the very thing that can play a major role in funding the project.

“If we get this right, Old Oak Common could be the next King’s Cross-St Pancras of the west for London.”

A City Hall study into Old Oak Common has recommended: “A new metropolitan destination connected to existing public transport hubs and development opportunities and exploiting the assets of the Grand Union Canal and Wormwood Scrubs; overcoming severance and creating a coherent and legible street network; and optimising development, which may include some tall buildings, around the transport hubs.”

The full MDC plan will be announced next month at a summit of HS2 chiefs hosted by the Mayor at City Hall.

Yesterday MPs began the process of making the laws to enable work on the £50 billion HS2 scheme to begin with the publication of a 50,000 page bill. HS2 is planned to run between London and Birmingham by 2026 and on to Manchester and Leeds by 2033.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...n-8964438.html
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Old November 26th, 2013, 05:39 PM   #8728
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By 2025 a “mini-Manhattan” of skyscrapers and apartments will shoot up around the station in north-west London.
Forgive the pedantry but it does annoy me when lazy journalists refer to anything north of the Thames as north London.

This site is in west London - possibly even west central, at a stretch. But not northwest. In terms of latitude, Old Oak Common is on a level with Regents Park.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 08:05 PM   #8729
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Is London comparable to the boom in Toronto? Skywards that is?
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Old November 26th, 2013, 10:07 PM   #8730
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Is London comparable to the boom in Toronto? Skywards that is?
No way, and that's fine. High rise residential is relatively rare in London and has only recently begun to change.
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Old November 26th, 2013, 11:33 PM   #8731
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Forgive the pedantry but it does annoy me when lazy journalists refer to anything north of the Thames as north London.

This site is in west London - possibly even west central, at a stretch. But not northwest. In terms of latitude, Old Oak Common is on a level with Regents Park.
I always thought that Old Oak Common is in north-west London.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #8732
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I always thought that Old Oak Common is in north-west London.
The postcode is NW10.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 12:53 AM   #8733
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The postcode is NW10.
I don't care what the postcode says!

I prefer to go by the actual location.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:44 AM   #8734
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:57 AM   #8735
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I don't care what the postcode says!

I prefer to go by the actual location.
It can definitely be grouped under NW London. WJ and Kensal are and they're walkable from this site. Park Royal is also NW London, and most of the wider OOC opportunity actually refers to that area.
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Old November 27th, 2013, 03:12 AM   #8736
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It can definitely be grouped under NW London. WJ and Kensal are and they're walkable from this site. Park Royal is also NW London, and most of the wider OOC opportunity actually refers to that area.
I appreciate all of that.

But as I said, I prefer to look at a map, see where Old Oak Common is (on the same latitude as the southern half of Regents Park) and make my own mind up as to whether or not it's in north London.

Do you consider Euston Road to be in north London, for instance?
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No way, and that's fine. High rise residential is relatively rare in London and has only recently begun to change.
Thanks for your reply. However, I was more relating to the current boom in numbers (not previous construction trends) as this goes without saying. Toronto's boom is confined which creates incredible density but I just wanted some sort of comparable figure of towers U/C, Proposed, Approved between the two. I am aware of the numbers for Toronto but not so much the full picture in London. I seem to get lost with the proposals as I don't know the city as well and their locations.

All it is really is on a comparative measure where would London rank amongst North American cities in current construction trends.

New York
Toronto
London
Miami
Chicago??

New York
Toronto
Miami
London
Chicago??
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Telford Homes are to fast track 4 new developments.

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Aaron Morby | Wed 27th November | 7:48

Specialist London apartment builder Telford Homes is fast-tracking several big schemes totalling over 1,000 flats to meet soaring demand in the Capital.

Telford raised £20m from a share issue in the summer to expand it development pipeline over the next two years but is now speeding up turnaround rates.

The firm has bought a further two sites in Stratford London, after selling all 198 flats at its Stratford Plaza development.

The tallest of these new projects, known as Broadway Chambers, comes with planning consent for 342 homes across two buildings, the tallest rising to 36 storeys.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...lats-projects/
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Old November 27th, 2013, 01:48 PM   #8739
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I appreciate all of that.

But as I said, I prefer to look at a map, see where Old Oak Common is (on the same latitude as the southern half of Regents Park) and make my own mind up as to whether or not it's in north London.
Surely you're aware that NW and north London are not the same thing? You should if you're a Londoner!

It's not really about what 'you' think, but what the common perception is - and that is the OOC area is NW London, although it's on the boundary by most definitions. Personally I wouldn't contest if someone said West London, as it blurs around here. Latitude doesn't have much to do with it. I mean, Victoria and Elephant are on pretty much the same latitude, yet Victoria is central and e&c south London (although watch future attempts to rebrand it). Hounslow is West London, but is on the same latitude as many SW London districts, such as Wandsworth. Thamesmead is further north than parts of CW, but people living there consider themselves as from SE London, not East. So on and so forth.

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It's central London
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Old November 27th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #8740
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I don't care what the postcode says!

I prefer to go by the actual location.
In London (at least on this side), the 'east' or 'south' is a socio-cultural demarcation, not a geographic one.

There's many neighbourhoods that are roughly due-east of centre (Bermondsey, Surrey Quays, Charlton, Woolwich, Thamesmead etc), but no way would anyone here consider them 'east' London. They're each considered a part of south London, or south east to be more specific.
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