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Old February 24th, 2014, 12:12 PM   #9481
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It will be amazing to see an entirely new cluster appear on the London skyline like that.

It's only a satellite cluster yet there are many cities that would love to have something like that as a principle cluster.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 12:17 PM   #9482
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I agree Jim… see Arsenal and Spurs fans can see eye to eye.

I like that one of the towers will be made of brick…

Kind of creates the bridge between low rise brick buildings and high-rise glass ones.

Lovely vision!
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Old February 24th, 2014, 12:28 PM   #9483
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The first picture reminds me a bit of Moscow.
Looks incredible - London is really booming now! Can't wait to see it in a decade's time.
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Old February 24th, 2014, 08:32 PM   #9484
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This can only be good news for construction starts. The new peak in financial sector employment is especially relevent to office construction in the City and Canary Wharf.


London's financial sector employment hits new record

London's economy appears to have recovered completely from the financial crisis of 2008, and the long recession that followed. The UK economy still has a small way to go to surpass its pre-recession output, but London is surely already there given that the UK's services sector is now larger than ever before. The tech sector has been a major source of growth, but now London's flagship financial sector has also hit new heights, with 688,800 total employment, narrowly surpassing the 2007 peak of 688,200. This figure is expected to rise further to 707,500 in 2014
http://www.cityam.com/article/139277...re-crisis-high




London's aviation traffic hits new all-time record

This recovery has been matched elsewhere, with the world's biggest aviation hub surpassing the 140 million passengers per year mark for the first time ever (the previous record on the eve of the recession was 139,991,831).
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/80/airport...Statistics.pdf

January 2014
- Heathrow = 72,530,722
- Gatwick = 35,571,006
- Stansted = 17,924,234
- Luton = 9,709,690
- City = 3,412,449
- Southend = 983,842
Total = 140,128,943
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Old February 24th, 2014, 11:17 PM   #9485
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It will be amazing to see an entirely new cluster appear on the London skyline like that.

It's only a satellite cluster yet there are many cities that would love to have something like that as a principle cluster.
Absolutely right!

I love it that there are multiple clusters forming around the city, London could end up with 6 or 7 decent sized clusters:

1. The City
2. Canary Wharf / Wood Wharf
3. Vauxhall
4. Southbank (Blackfriers + London Bridge Quarter)
5. Elephant and Castle
6. Stratford
7. Croydon

In all, a thoroughly dynamic, panoramic skyline forming over the next 10-20 years.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:36 AM   #9486
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Article on New Bondway:

McLaren plans 50-storey London resi tower
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24 February 2014


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Joint developers McLaren Property and Citygrove have submitted plans for a 50-storey tower at a site in Vauxhall in London.

The mixed-use scheme, known as New Bondway, has been designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and will provide 450 flats, offices and shops.

Plans lodged with the Borough of Lambeth propose a main tower of private flats rising to almost 170m, while a smaller 23-storey linked building will rise to 82m.

This smaller building element will contain mostly affordable housing, topped with office space and a large roofing garden terrace.

The proposed building will also contain an indoor swimming pool, a gym and ranks as the most ambitious scheme proposed to date by McLaren Construction’s property arm.

The scheme is taller than a previous 150m high proposal from another developer for the site, known as Vauxhall Bondway Tower, which was turned down over three years ago.

The new joint development team argue the latest proposal forms a key part of a cluster of planned high-rise buildings around the existing St George tower on the south bank of the Thames within the Nine Elms development area.

Present towers approved or in for planning include the Dalian Wanda towers, the tallest of which will rise to 200m or 60 storeys and another to 40 stories. Another neighbouring twin-tower scheme, known as Vauxhall Square, will both buildings rise to 168m.

The Bondway site is currently used for self-storage warehousing and offices. E C Harris is project managing, with WSP acting as structural consultant and MTT on board as services engineer.

Demolition and construction works are anticipated to take around 55 months to complete. Subject to planning consent, construction work should start in 2015.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:38 AM   #9487
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Assael Architects wins planning for two residential schemes in west London
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Projects will replace multi-storey car park and playground

Assael Architects has won planning for two residential projects for Grainger, both on land owned by Kensington & Chelsea council in west London.

The two schemes have been designed primarily as build-to-rent developments providing long-term private rented properties.

The first involves the replacement of a 1960s car park opposite the Daily Mail headquarters with 53 one-, two- and three-bed homes around a courtyard, a gym, residents’ lounge, cinema room, and business suite.


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Old February 25th, 2014, 01:42 AM   #9488
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London's aviation traffic hits new all-time record

This recovery has been matched elsewhere, with the world's biggest aviation hub surpassing the 140 million passengers per year mark for the first time ever (the previous record on the eve of the recession was 139,991,831).
http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/80/airport...Statistics.pdf

January 2014
- Heathrow = 72,530,722
- Gatwick = 35,571,006
- Stansted = 17,924,234
- Luton = 9,709,690
- City = 3,412,449
- Southend = 983,842
Total = 140,128,943
Feeds right into the Commission regarding airport expansion. The news aids Heathrow's case the most.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:10 AM   #9489
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Architects hail Chancellor's intervention as fresh hope for Euston
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Group behind rival HS2 proposal tells Osborne: ‘We have the answer’

The architects and engineers behind a speculative proposal to rebuild Euston station have hailed the Chancellor’s dramatic intervention in the debate.

George Osborne’s comments could pave the way for their ideas to get a proper hearing by HS2 chiefs, they told BD.

In an interview splashed across the front page of the Evening Standard, Osborne said he now favours a “really big redevelopment” of HS2’s London terminus, containing shops, offices and apartments.

Speaking at the construction site of Aedas’s high-speed station in Hong Kong he said: “We want to build a high-speed terminal in the middle of a great city too.

“With HS2 coming in I think there’s a real opportunity to rethink our plans. That’s something that David Higgins will have to look at.

“I’ve seen what they’ve done in Hong Kong and the ambition they have got and the way they integrate transport and railways with jobs, offices, commercial properties and housing. I think we should have the same level of ambition in London. There’s no reason why we can’t be taking on these great big infrastructure ideas.”

Next month Higgins, the new chairman of HS2 Ltd, is due to publish a review on the project. He will now be under pressure to take the Chancellor’s views into consideration.

Arup and Grimshaw have completed their work for HS2 Ltd on a design proposal for Euston that involves demolishing roughly two-thirds of the station as well as 300 homes.

But a rival scheme has been developed by volunteers including architect Jeff Travers, who worked in the British Rail architects’ department on Liverpool Street, Ashford International and the Jubilee line; Euston rail planner Richard Percival; and Peter Cuming, retired planning director at Arup.

Travers said their proposal could turn the Chancellor’s vision into a reality without causing a four-year delay to the HS2 programme.

“That was why they dropped the idea of a mega station before,” he said.

The group is due to have a third meeting with Network Rail where Travers said they would demonstrate that their “double deck down” station was a viable solution on a smaller footprint that would save hundreds of houses and keep the trains running.

A Department for Transport spokesman would not be drawn on specifics but said said: “The Chancellor is absolutely right to point out the fantastic opportunity HS2 provides to regenerate Euston…

“We are determined to ensure that the re-development of Euston will deliver the maximum benefits for passengers, residents and businesses.”

Meanwhile a report in the Camden New Journal suggested Higgins could be about to drop the controversial “link” to the Eurostar terminal that would destroy parts of Camden.

An HS2 Ltd spokesman described this as “nothing more than speculation”.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:12 AM   #9490
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Public inquiry ongoing into the redevelopment of Smithfield Market:

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McAslan's Smithfield redevelopment 'cannot be justified by office shortage'
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/mcasl...066726.article
24 February 2014


Public inquiry hears conflicting views on City’s commercial pipeline

John McAslan’s proposed £160 million redevelopment of Smithfield market cannot be justified on the grounds that the City of London is facing a shortage of office space, the public inquiry has heard.

There are plenty of schemes either under construction or in the pipeline in the Farringdon and wider City area, said retired town planner Alec Forshaw.

“There may be a housing crisis in London but there isn’t an office crisis,” he said.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:13 AM   #9491
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An expected planning decision on the £1bn Convoy's Wharf project has been delayed:

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Convoys Wharf decision delayed
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/convo...066659.article
February 2014


Hutchison Whampoa ‘hopeful’ for March verdict after masterplan amended

A decision on whether the £1 billion Convoys Wharf redevelopment gets the go-ahead has been delayed a month after the developer agreed to makechanges to Farrells’ masterplan.

London mayor Boris Johnson had been expected to make a ruling in the next week on the scheme in Deptford, south-east London, but Hutchison Whampoa said it now expected this to be at the end of March.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:16 AM   #9492
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KSR Architects wins King's Road planning
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Mixed-use scheme is in Chelsea conservation area

KSR Architects has won planning for a mixed-use scheme in Chelsea’s Royal Hospital conservation area.

The scheme involves the demolition of a former drug rehabilitation centre with elevations on the King’s Road as well as round the corner on Radnor Walk. The building has been vacant for several years.

The project, due to start on site this autumn, will see retail and two floors of flats on the King’s Road, with four townhouses for rental on Radnor Walk.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:18 AM   #9493
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Redevelopment for a prominent block in the West End:

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DSDHA appointed to West End redevelopment
http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/dsdha...066609.article
February 2014


DSDHA has been appointed to work on the redevelopment of a 1980s office block in the heart of London’s West End.

The 18,000 sq m project, at Cambridge Circus, will be one of the architect’s biggest jobs.

Almacantar, which bought the 0.5ha site for £110 million, has asked Deborah Saunt and David Hills’ practice to explore redevelopment options.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:20 AM   #9494
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Riverside South | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=102180339

Official website: http://www.canarywharf.com/workwithu...chill-Place14/




The Riverside South site yesterday:

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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #9495
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20 Fenchurch Street | City of London EC3

London thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=321409

Official website: http://www.20fenchurchstreet.co.uk/



The final roof beam has been installed. Photo taken yesterday by forumer chest:



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6 Bevis Marks | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=977150

Official website: http://www.6bevismarks.com/




6 Bevis Marks nearing completion. Photos taken yesterday:

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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=395444

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




Construction update taken yesterday:

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Blackwall Reach | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=630875

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



Project facts
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.3bn)
  • Area: 8.4 hectares
  • Homes: 1,575



The latest at Blackwall Reach:

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The Peninsula Tower | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

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




Construction activity yesterday at the site of the Peninsula Tower and Intercontinental hotel:

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Greenwich Millennium Village | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=102443195

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The latest at the Phase 3 construction site, plus photos of the completed phases:

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