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Old January 28th, 2014, 01:36 AM   #9281
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52 Lime Street looks awesome. How tall is it?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 01:47 AM   #9282
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52 Lime Street looks awesome. How tall is it?

Indeed. 192 metres
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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:13 AM   #9283
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The Tower, One St. George Wharf | Vauxhall SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=221585

Official website: http://www.thetower-onestgeorgewharf.co.uk/



Broadway Malyan completes London's tallest residential tower
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Director encourages architects to think big in London

London’s tallest residential building has completed on the south bank of the Thames at Vauxhall.

The Tower, One St George’s Wharf, by Broadway Malyan is just over 180m and 50 storeys tall, topped by a wind turbine.

Its height and location on a sharp bend in the river make it one of the capital’s most visible new buildings.

The cylindrical 30,000 sq m tower, containing 213 luxury flats, won planning in 2005 and construction began in February 2009. Last January two people died when a helicopter hit the building’s crane when it was shrouded in fog.

Its form was designed to be “elegant and un-gimmicky”, said the practice.

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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:34 AM   #9284
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Agar Grove | Camden NW1

Official website: http://www.camden.gov.uk/agargrove

Planning application: http://planningonline.camden.gov.uk/...013%2F8088%2FP



Plans for Agar Grove have been submitted for approval: Hawkins Brown and Mae submit huge Passivhaus scheme


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  • Cost: £97 million ($160m)
  • Homes: 493
  • Architect: Hawkins Brown and Mae




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Old January 28th, 2014, 02:19 PM   #9285
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Terrific updates, SE9.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #9286
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Wow brilliant updates SE9.

One Lime Street is one of my favourite projects at the moment! CANNOT WAIT to see it rise.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 04:07 PM   #9287
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One Lime Street is one of my favourite projects at the moment! CANNOT WAIT to see it rise.
They should demolish the current building with a giant wrecking ball.
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Old January 28th, 2014, 06:21 PM   #9288
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:10 PM   #9289
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The Tower looks awesome. Excellent quality indeed.

But how much are the apartments?
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Old January 28th, 2014, 09:20 PM   #9290
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Thameslink Programme | North-South rail line

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=759502

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



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  • Cost: £6 billion ($9.5bn)
  • Completion: 2018
  • Train frequency: every 2-3 minutes




The rolling stock for the Thameslink Programme was unveiled today at the Excel Centre:



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Old January 28th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #9291
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It has that neo-futurist look
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:21 AM   #9292
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First capital connect have been mentioning that unveiling over announcements the past few days. Unfortunately I did not have time to go.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #9293
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The Tower looks awesome. Excellent quality indeed.

But how much are the apartments?
They range from £1 million for the 1 beds to £50 million for penthouse.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 12:29 AM   #9294
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Keybridge House | Nine Elms SW8

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

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpost.php?p=110919748



Plans for Keybridge House have been approved tonight by Lambeth Council:



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Old January 29th, 2014, 01:53 AM   #9295
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First capital connect have been mentioning that unveiling over announcements the past few days. Unfortunately I did not have time to go.
It's being displayed at the ExCel centre tomorrow (29/01) and then will go on a tour of current and future Thameslink stations. There's some information about when and where on the FCC website I think
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Old January 29th, 2014, 02:29 AM   #9296
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They range from £1 million for the 1 beds to £50 million for penthouse.
I'm not into London's real estate. How does this compare to other high end developments? (I'm thinking about Canaletto and the Lexicon)
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Keybridge House | Nine Elms SW8
Love this style of building.
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Old January 29th, 2014, 03:46 PM   #9298
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I LOVE Keybridge House. Looks lovely. I think it echoes some Art-Deco features to a certain degree.

Great News.
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Campaigners warn against record number of London skyscraper plans: FINANCIAL TIMES:

Source: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/e9bd2786-8...#axzz2rmfz8w1i

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A record number of London skyscrapers are in the pipeline, prompting campaigners to warn that the capital’s skyline could be ruined by a “wall of glass” as property developers seek to capitalise on foreign investor demand for homes in the capital.
More than 200 towers of at least 20 storeys are either under construction or being planned, of which three-quarters are residential, according to data from New London Architecture, a discussion and education forum. The “pretty phenomenal” figures are unprecedented in the city’s history and will “make the skyline look very different”, according to Peter Murray, NLA chairman.


The government sponsored conservation group English Heritage is calling on the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to tighten development rules in order to make it harder for such a volume of towers to be built.
Nigel Barker, English Heritage’s London planning and conservation director, said: “We are not against tall buildings, they have always played a part in London’s history – for example, the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster and St Paul’s Cathedral. But this is a very significant amount of new development that most people are not aware is coming through the system.”

Mr Murray said that high-rise homes were particularly popular with foreign buyers. “It reflects the fact that London is a global city now, people from overseas are both buying housing and investing in the development process, and they are used to tall buildings,” he said. “They often express surprise that London is so low rise.”

Foreign buyers are pouring into London’s housing market, pushing prices up. With the capital’s population forecast to grow by 2m people by 2030, more homes are urgently needed.

Susan Emmett, a director of residential research at estate agency Savills, said that about 28,500 homes a year are set to be built over the next five years in London – just over half of the amount needed.
“We shouldn’t be scared of tall buildings,” Ms Emmett said. “We need to be building at higher densities to deliver the number of homes London needs. Tall residential blocks help achieve this, particularly near public transport nodes.”


The south bank of the river is a particular hotspot for tall residential buildings, from Battersea Power Station along to London Bridge. Developer St George recently completed a 50-storey tower at its St George Wharf scheme in Vauxhall, south London. Meanwhile, Irvine Sellar, developer of London’s newest landmark the Shard on the southern bank of the river facing the City, recently announced that he would build a 27-storey residential tower next to it.

Developer Hutchison Whampoa is planning to build three towers of up to 40 storeys as part of its Convoys Wharf development in Deptford, south east London.

Peter Vaughan, a director of architecture firm Broadway Malyan which designed the St George Wharf tower, said the south side of the river Thames offered great scope for tall buildings because it had historically not seen as much development activity. “The south bank can and should accommodate a ribbon of high points in contrast to the constrained environment north of the river,” he said.

Developers are increasingly likely to market large schemes that aim to regenerate rundown parts of the capital by creating a tower to act as a brand image, he added. “The Shard becomes London Bridge Quarter, the Tower [at St George Wharf] becomes Nine Elms.”

Sir Edward Lister, deputy mayor for planning at the Greater London Authority, acknowledged that the city was dealing with “very high” numbers of planning applications. “We’re back to well before pre-2008 levels. So it’s pretty busy here.”

But he rejected the suggestion that the GLA had allowed a free-for-all on skyscrapers across the London skyline, saying it permitted tall buildings only in clusters, and only in particular areas, such as Old Street, Nine Elms, Elephant & Castle, London Bridge and along the South Bank. “We’re not going back to the days of the 1960s, of putting up tall buildings any old where.”

It was “all very well” for bodies like English Heritage, he added, to oppose taller residential developments but he said “this is a growing city”.
“We’ve got enormous population pressures and tall buildings do help us provide [an answer to] that.”



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Old January 29th, 2014, 04:00 PM   #9300
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Developers should be really careful about what kind of towers they are building. I don't have any problem with tall buildings if they are topnotch quality and good architecture.
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