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Old December 18th, 2013, 02:24 PM   #8981
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Any idea where they will move in to?
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Old December 18th, 2013, 02:48 PM   #8982
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Any idea where they will move in to?
According to FT: "The WFE will move into the LSE’s former headquarters."

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Old December 18th, 2013, 02:56 PM   #8983
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Damn I was hoping this could be one of the pre lets that gets the pinnacle moving.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 03:59 PM   #8984
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Damn I was hoping this could be one of the pre lets that gets the pinnacle moving.
Nice thinking... I was hoping that if I'm honest. But let's see - nothing is written in stone.
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Old December 18th, 2013, 11:28 PM   #8985
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Damn I was hoping this could be one of the pre lets that gets the pinnacle moving.
The Pinnacle needs truly major pre lets like Leadenhall had with AON.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:40 PM   #8986
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Green light for Quintain’s 475-home Wembley scheme



Quintain’s 85-acre Wembley Park scheme is poised to enter its second phase of development after securing full planning for 475 new homes.

Designed by Grid Architects, the development will consist of seven buildings arranged around an acre of private gardens.

The new homes at Wembley Park have been designed to target buyers from the mid and upper mainstream brackets, which are the most undersupplied sectors of the London housing market, with 416 of the apartments planned as one or two bedroom homes.

Quintain holds outline consent for 8.5m sq ft of development at Wembley Park, which surrounds the National Stadium and encompasses Wembley Arena.

Up to 1.8m sq ft has been completed to date, including the opening of a four star Hilton Hotel in 2012 and Brent Civic Centre and the London Designer Outlet earlier this year.

Construction of the new development is anticipated to begin next summer, with the first homes being completed in 2016.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 12:48 PM   #8987
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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:40 PM   #8988
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wow... those apartment complex' look fantastic! I'd love to live there.

And that is certainly a very convinient Tesco Metro lol
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Old December 19th, 2013, 03:43 PM   #8989
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Residential Plans for Empress State Building:

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Towering over West London, 1960s landmark The Empress State Building could be about to undergo an office-to-resi conversion.

Ambitiously named in tribute to the Stateside icon, the “ESB” – as it’s not particularly fondly known – has been the subject of a major planning application submitted to Hammersmith & Fulham Council, which could see the skyscraper turned into 340 resi units, along with 353 square metres of retail.

It looks like there’s 115 one-beds, 111 tw0-beds, 110 three-beds and four four-beds in the offing.

The official proposal summary goes like this; “Change of use of the Empress State Building from Class B1 to Class C3 Residential and Ancillary Uses (excluding the basement) together with a Retail Unit (Class A1 – A4), works of external alterations to the building and works of demolition to the base of the building.”

Now nearly 120 metres in height, the building was originally designed as a hotel, but first used by GCHQ and the Admiralty. The proposals have been put together by consultancy DP9 and it’s all part of Capco’s
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- Not really Empire State-esk, nor Art Deco. Silly name in my opinion, but here you have it.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 06:57 PM   #8990
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London has three of the world's ten most expensive properties

Three of the world’s top 10 most expensive homes which are expected to change hands next year are in London, according to a survey. The table of the most lavish “for sale” homes is topped by a Grade I-listed Regency residence at Carlton House Terrace in St James’s, estimated to be worth around £250 million.

Second is Saudi Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd’s home on the “billionaire’s row” of Kensington Palace Gardens, which is being marketed for around £100 million.

The third London home on the list, in tenth place, is the former residence of William Lyle of the Tate & Lyle sugar family. Agent Knight Frank is asking £65 million for the 15-bedroom, Grade II-listed mansion in The Bishop’s Avenue, Hampstead, which is the capital’s most expensive address outside Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea.

New York also has three properties on the list, which was compiled by researchers WealthInsight for lifestyle magazine Spear’s. They are the Residence at the River House, priced at $130 million, the Penthouse at Pierre Hotel, offered at $125 million, and hedge fund boss Steven Cohen’s One Beacon Court Duplex in Manhattan, also listed for $115 million. A further three US properties are included in the top 10, including timber tycoon John Rudey’s 50-acre waterfront estate in Connecticut, offered for $140 million. The only property outside the US and London is a 150-year-old palace in Istanbul, listed for $115 million.

Spear’s editor Josh Spero said: “No- one is surprised that London and New York have the most entries in the top 10 as they are the two cities which best marry economic might with outstanding housing stock: you only need to think of Canary Wharf and Kensington Palace Gardens or Wall Street and Fifth Avenue. But the other entries are revealing: wealth in America is much less concentrated than in England, so we see other centres like Los Angeles (film industry money), Dallas (oil) and Connecticut (hedge funds and finance). Turkey has a growing number of the super-wealthy, partly thanks to its position between Europe and Asia, soon to be the wealthiest continent.”

The research also shows some of the most expensive sales this year, which include the Malibu villa sold by billionaire investor Howard Marks for $75 million. Singer Cher’s Malibu home, which she reportedly sold to Beyoncé for $45 million, was also a top transaction, along with baseball player Alex Rodriguez’s Miami mansion at $30 million.

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Carlton House Terrace, London £250m

Kensington Palace Gardens, London £100m

The Owlwood Estate, Los Angeles$150m

Copper Beech Farm, Connecticut$140m

Crespi/Hicks Estate, Dallas$135m

The Residence, River House, New York $130m

The Penthouse, Pierre Hotel, New York$125m

Zeki Pasha Waterside Mansion, Istanbul$115m

One Beacon Court Duplex, New York$115m

The Bishops Avenue, London £65m
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- Not really Empire State-esk, nor Art Deco. Silly name in my opinion, but here you have it.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 07:33 PM   #8992
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Nice thinking... I was hoping that if I'm honest. But let's see - nothing is written in stone.
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Old December 19th, 2013, 07:34 PM   #8993
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London's West End regains status as world's most expensive office market
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London’s West End has regained its status as the world’s most expensive office market, according to research.

The cost of high-end office space in the West End has risen nearly 15 per cent over the past year, driven by the UK economic recovery and demand from resurgent financial services companies, according to the study by real estate services group CBRE.

On average, prime West End office space now costs £100 per square foot for rent alone, not including service charges and business taxes.

The London market overtook Hong Kong, which has been the most costly market since the financial crisis. Beijing’s central business and finance districts were the third-priciest locations in the world, followed by Moscow, New Delhi, Tokyo, the City of London and Paris.

Two main groups of companies are pushing West End prices upwards, according to Kevin McCauley, CBRE’s head of central London research: small financial businesses, such as hedge funds and private equity groups, and oil and gas companies.

“Twelve months ago, these types of firms weren’t willing to be seen taking on this type of expensive space at a time when the financial services industry’s reputation was not strong,” he said. “For this segment of the financial services market it’s a sign that things are getting back to normal and they are feeling positive again.”

The key factor behind rising prices in most markets was a lack of high-quality office space in the best locations, CBRE said. The West End has strict planning rules that limit new construction, and a large number of old, period buildings, which can attract particularly high rents.

Typical West End occupiers take on up to 10,000 sq ft to house fewer than 50 employees and are very geographically focused, Mr McCauley said: “These rents are achieved in the absolute core West End areas such as Mayfair and St James, and apply to a very limited and specific range of addresses.”

CBRE’s research also found that economic recovery was leading to higher rents around the world, with those in North America growing fastest.

By contrast, rents in some Spanish and Italian markets fell year on year; high-end office costs in Milan dropped more than 7 per cent.
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Eileen House | Elephant and Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103511326

Official website: http://www.eileenhouse.co.uk/



Eileen House has received final approval from the Mayor of London:

- Building Design: Mayor of London approves Allies & Morrison's flats beside Ministry of Sound

- Architects Journal: Allies and Morrison's Elephant & Castle scheme approved

- London SE1: Eileen House: Boris Johnson approves Newington Causeway tower



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Old December 20th, 2013, 12:24 AM   #8996
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Eastgate by Urban Villa | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: N/A

Developer: http://www.southerngrove.co.uk/portf...ouse,-aldgate/



Eastgate by Urban Villa has been approved by Tower Hamlets Council:

- Europe Re: Union Hanover and Southern Grove get consent for flagship Urban Villa Hotel in London

- CoStar: Urban Villa plans Whitechapel hotel



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  • Architect: Grzywinski + Pons and Dexter Moren Architects
  • Floorspace: 120,000 sq. ft
  • Rooms: 220




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All-Electric Buses | Transport for London

Transport for London has started trialling pure-electric buses starting today. These zero-emission buses are operating on routes 507 and 521:

- The Guardian: Electric buses hit London roads

- Pocket Lint: London gets first pure electric buses for zero exhaust emissions travel

- LBC: TfL Unveils London's First Electric Buses



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  • Manufacturer: BYD Auto
  • Length: 12m
  • Emission: H₂O
  • Distance on single charge: 250km

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Riverside Studios | Hammersmith W6

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=109864957

Official website: http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/



The Riverside Studios project has been approved this evening by Hammersmith and Fulham council.


Project facts
  • Floorspace: 33,500m²
  • Homes: 165
  • Includes the redevelopment of Riverside Studios






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Eileen House | Elephant and Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=103511326

Official website: http://www.eileenhouse.co.uk/



Eileen House has received final approval from the Mayor of London:

- Building Design: Mayor of London approves Allies & Morrison's flats beside Ministry of Sound

- Architects Journal: Allies and Morrison's Elephant & Castle scheme approved

- London SE1: Eileen House: Boris Johnson approves Newington Causeway tower





To be honest I am not happy about this. London has been losing its best clubs in recent years. And now this has been approved, it will be the final nail in the coffin of the Ministry of Sound club. This club is consistently ranked as one of he top 5 clubs in the world. They were fighting tooth and nail to get this building rejected because new residents won't want such a club next door. Seems like Boris yet again fails to acknowledge the weight this establishment holds.

If the club is forced to now close it will be a huge blow to London culture and status as a destination for clubbers from around the world.

Such a shame.
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Boris doesn't want the club to close:

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Johnson said changes made by Allies & Morrison to the design would protect future residents from external disturbance.

“The Ministry of Sound makes a huge contribution to the area’s thriving night-time economy,” he said. “We want the club to be at the heart of our plans to transform the area into a thriving town centre which is attractive to live, work and play, particularly for young people and students.
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