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Old February 25th, 2014, 10:58 AM   #9501
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Greenwich Peninsula Regeneration | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

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

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



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  • Cost: £5 billion ($8bn)
  • Homes: 10,000
  • Site area: 190 acres




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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:05 AM   #9502
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:09 AM   #9503
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Bloomberg Place | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=351887

Official website: http://www.bbp-walbrooksquare.co.uk/



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  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 100,368m²
  • Bloomberg London headquarters









Construction update taken last weekend:

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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:53 AM   #9504
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Battersea Power Station Redevelopment | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=650929

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



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  • Cost: £8 billion ($13bn)
  • Area: 39 acres
  • Homes: 3,400
  • Masterplan architect: Rafael Vinoly
  • Development architects: Frank Gehry, Norman Foster, Wilkinson Eyre




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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:58 AM   #9505
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25 Churchill Place | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1487252

Official website: http://www.canarywharf.com/workwithu...urchill-Place/


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Old February 25th, 2014, 12:03 PM   #9506
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Custom House Station | Custom House E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/custom-house/



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  • Lines: Crossrail (Abbey Wood branch) and DLR (Beckton branch)
  • Cost: £35 million



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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:32 PM   #9507
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Fantastic news... everytime I come here there is something new. It's hard to believe. London is going to look outstanding. It's good that all these projects are happening to keep the City ahead as a Global City.

Nine Elms... gorgeous.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 03:51 PM   #9508
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Here's hoping the Euston Station regeneration goes ahead… that place needs it big time.
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Old February 25th, 2014, 06:08 PM   #9509
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Fantastic news... everytime I come here there is something new. It's hard to believe. London is going to look outstanding. It's good that all these projects are happening to keep the City ahead as a Global City.

Nine Elms... gorgeous.
These projects are a catch up. When everything that's planned right now is finished, London will be level with other, similarly important cities. It's what happens after that which will be most interesting.

I guess getting bombed to bits in the war sets a city back sixty years in infrastructure and skyscraper development. London should have been at this stage decades ago. And if there's one upswing out of this whole economic downturn its that London seems to have finally pulled its socks up.

The investment in regeneration alone is staggering. Utterly staggering. More money put into once city than into most countries. And that's just on regeneration projects.

Imagine what people are going to want to build once London has an equal level of infrastructure, transport and living space?
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Old February 25th, 2014, 09:13 PM   #9510
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40 Leadenhall Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1660252

Official website: http://40leadenhall.co.uk/



Plans for 40 Leadenhall Street have been approved by the City of London:

- Building: Green light for £391m 'Gotham City' scheme

- Construction Enquirer: £400m London ‘Gotham City’ scheme approved



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Old February 26th, 2014, 04:02 AM   #9511
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Here's hoping the Euston Station regeneration goes ahead… that place needs it big time.
I couldn't agree more! Of all mainline stations in London, Euston is the one in greater need of an upgrade.

The place is dark, miserable - almost a trip back to the 80s.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 07:19 AM   #9512
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40 Leadenhall is fantastic!
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:13 PM   #9514
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That's quite an all-star cast working on Battersea. It really raises expectations for the quality of development. Hope they all get along together. Which part is Gehry responsible for?
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Old February 26th, 2014, 02:01 PM   #9515
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These projects are a catch up. When everything that's planned right now is finished, London will be level with other, similarly important cities. It's what happens after that which will be most interesting.
Catch up? I would really like to know which other major cities you consider to be ahead of London in terms of global standing? I really can't think of any.

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I guess getting bombed to bits in the war sets a city back sixty years in infrastructure and skyscraper development. London should have been at this stage decades ago. And if there's one upswing out of this whole economic downturn its that London seems to have finally pulled its socks up.
London wasn't bombed to bits during the war, most of the city was left intact. Other current heavyweights such as Tokyo suffered far worse, as did other cities like Shanghai. Not to mention that a) Britain was on the winning side, b) at the time no cities outside Europe and the US posed any real threat to London's standing. In summary, the war did little to shatter the position of London, and indeed the city continued to be a major global hub in the postwar decades.

London never needed skyscrapers, and frankly doesn't need them now either. The deregulation of The City back in the 80s and a global ideological shift made the creation of the likes of Canary Wharf possible. This coincided with changing trends in urban planning and living which resulted in reurbanisation, gentrification and a rising number of inner city residents. In recent years this process has escalated. London is going through some exciting times, however, life for the average Londoner is getting more difficult by the year. Gentrification and a dysfunctional market leads to population displacement, ghettoisation, fewer affordable homes and so on.

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The investment in regeneration alone is staggering. Utterly staggering. More money put into once city than into most countries. And that's just on regeneration projects.
Yes, but it is silly to believe everybody benefits from it. Not to mention all the overseas investors who buy up houses and apartments and never live there leaving them empty but unavailable.

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Imagine what people are going to want to build once London has an equal level of infrastructure, transport and living space?
People? People want to build affordable housing, not skyscrapers.

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I couldn't agree more! Of all mainline stations in London, Euston is the one in greater need of an upgrade.

The place is dark, miserable - almost a trip back to the 80s
The station was built in the 60s.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 02:25 PM   #9516
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Wow… you know what Bricks… I couldn't find a single positive in any of what you wrote there… congratulations. Must be all those long, cold, dark days up there in Finland taking their toll.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 02:55 PM   #9517
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He has a point tho. But you can't really do too much about the high costs of living in a global city like London or New York. I's an economical thing which can't be stopped.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 03:14 PM   #9518
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Yes but I disagree with Bricks about WWII not having an impact on London's global standing. I think it had a huge impact. London went from being capital of the largest empire in history, the world's largest port, largest financial centre, etc, to being a tired, shabby, and decayed city, completely shorn of its role in the world. For much of the post war decades it was nowhere near equal to New York in business and in some aspects of culture. Then the Big Bang deregulation of 1986 took place, and London gradually recovered its status as a global financial hub (including as a centre for emerging market finance), and has built up steadily since, surpassing New York in some areas and equalling it in others. This economic rebirth was accompanied by a renewed cultural vitality and swagger. It's true that skyscrapers are more symbolic than necessary for finance, though I think the large volumes and low costs of office space at Canary Wharf (also mid-rise Broadgate in the City) did help London to see off competition from the likes of Frankfurt.
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Old February 26th, 2014, 03:16 PM   #9519
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Here East | Stratford City E20

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

Official website: http://icitylondon.com/



Plans for a new tech hub in the Olympic Park have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation:

- The Wharf: Digital cluster approved for Olympic Park

- Architects Journal: Hawkins\Brown's iCITY wins planning

- Tech World: iCity tech hub in London's Olympic Park gets renamed Here East



Project facts:
  • Cost: £355 million ($590m)
  • Floorspace: 1 million ft²
  • Jobs: 7,500
  • Completion: 2018





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Old February 26th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #9520
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Awesome!

The UK is finally investing in the sorts of establishments that we have been lacking in recent times, which has resulted in our greatest minds flying off to boost foreign companies. Apple Inc. being an example.
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