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Old February 28th, 2014, 11:44 AM   #9561
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Will they have to pay congestion charge?
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Old February 28th, 2014, 12:18 PM   #9562
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Old February 28th, 2014, 06:24 PM   #9563
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Final part of the roof is now in place on 20 Fenchurch.

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Old February 28th, 2014, 08:12 PM   #9564
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Old March 1st, 2014, 04:43 PM   #9565
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 12:31 AM   #9566
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20 fenchurch street look much better in reality than on the first renders where it looked a bit out of place in the skyline.

The deck at the top along with the bar and the restaurant is a very good idea. The problem with skyscrapers is that, too often, they are not useful for entertainment, just for businessmen and skyscrapers fans. It seems that in the case of this tower, everybody will have a reason to enjoy it.
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Old March 2nd, 2014, 02:06 AM   #9567
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20 fenchurch street look much better in reality than on the first renders where it looked a bit out of place in the skyline.

The deck at the top along with the bar and the restaurant is a very good idea. The problem with skyscrapers is that, too often, they are not useful for entertainment, just for businessmen and skyscrapers fans. It seems that in the case of this tower, everybody will have a reason to enjoy it.
Most have been won over with regard to its aesthetic form. There's still alterations to come, so I'll reserve judgement until it's fully complete.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:00 AM   #9568
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London's biggest nightclub opens
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London's biggest nightclub opened its doors on Saturday, a venue with a capacity of 3,000 promising something of the alfresco debauchery of Ibiza with an outdoor terrace incongruously sited next to the Blackwall Tunnel.

Studio 338 is in Greenwich, south-east London, and has hot air pumped into the outside space to heat it up in the chilly British winter. It arrives when dance music has never been more popular while the number of superclubs in the capital has never been lower.

With the exception of the evergreen Ministry of Sound at Elephant & Castle and Fabric in Farringdon, club venues had been displaced by peripatetic curators such as Broken & Uneven and London Warehouse Events (LWE), itinerant entities rotating around various semi-permanent spaces in railway arches, car parks and post-industrial shells.

Studio 338 aims to change all that, though the potential stumbling block is a location far from the clubbing hotspots of Vauxhall, Peckham and east London. The arrival of 24-hour tube in 2015 will help, but Studio 338 is primarily relying on that unique terrace plus blue-chip partners to persuade enough punters to make the trip each week.

Dan Perrin, 338's musical director, says the venue will feature "brands and artists that fanatical early-20s club kids would walk barefoot to Kent to go and see," citing respected US deep house crews Soul Clap and Wolf + Lamb, Berlin club Watergate, and London's Secretsundaze. Perrin says house and techno are "90% of the musical character of this place", but drum'n'bass brand Hospitality will also appear.

The founder wants to remain anonymous and wouldn't disclose financial matters, but Perrin describes him as owning "specialist places in and around Bow, mostly eastern European cultural type places, if you will". Perrin sums up the club's niche as follows: "If Fabric is Berlin, this place is Ibiza or Croatia – more outdoor sunshine party time than head-down chinstroking."

Its position may be an issue, though. Fabric opened a sister club in 2008 in the nearby Millennium Dome, Matter, only for it to be cut off by extensive Jubilee line weekend engineering; its replacement, Proud2, also floundered and closed last year.

"It's a lot harder to launch a venue now than it was years ago," says Paul Jack of LWE. "Getting people in there week in week out without the name or established years of reputation is quite difficult."

It's now Building Six, a space used by LWE for one-off events. "Having to book 104 dates a year is difficult for anyone, and for a big space it's even more difficult," Jack says. "Not having the fixed overheads of a venue is a massive advantage."

Phil Dudman, clubs editor of Mixmag magazine, said: "The youth are a discerning bunch – and in London, you can be really fussy ... Things are pretty fierce in this market, because it's more popular than it's ever been, but diluted across a very interesting scene."

The crowd at the opening are buzzy, laughing and upbeat, perhaps as a result of a stringent door-picking policy designed to remove "malevolent spirits", as Perrin calls them. Leanne from Romford, a walking masterclass in foundation application, looks on approvingly. "The people are under control, there's no trouble, it's nice. No one's too over-friendly, too over-hyped. This is the best club I've been to in London, definitely – Shoreditch doesn't pull the names which you want it to pull."

Her friends Charlie and Jack are also full of praise. "They've taken a risk with it, and they've done well," says Jack. "For me, this beats Fabric," says Charlie. "It's brilliant. It's more focused on something from abroad – someone said it reminds them a lot of Space in Ibiza. It doesn't seem like what you usually get in England. It wouldn't fit in a high street, would it?"

Working in its favour will be the less enchanting side of the warehouse scene. "People are getting fed up with paying £30 to get into a disused car park with no heating, no toilets, and £5 cans of Red Stripe from a polystyrene box," says Dudman. He believes, however, that ultimately the two sides of London clubland can coexist."It's a bit Wild West", Dudman continues. "There's people still going out and doing a land grab and a gold rush for these little places, throwing a party and pack it up and go somewhere else. Whereas the Studio 338s are like the town bosses, establishing themselves as a trading post. They work side by side."

And As the legendary house remixer MK takes the decks at 4am, with smartphones and arms riding on a huge cheer from the sold-out crowd, it certainly feels like this 338 could be around for a while.
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:23 AM   #9569
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:29 AM   #9570
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Terminal 2 | London Heathrow Airport

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=403697

Official website: http://www.heathrowairport.com/about...new-terminal-2



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  • Cost: £2.5 billion ($4bn)
  • Airlines: Star Alliance members
  • Passengers: 30 million per year


Phase one of Terminal 2 is near completion. Opening on 4 June 2014, the terminal will serve Star Alliance passengers:

- Airport World: Heathrow's new Terminal 2 to boast 64 shops and restaurants

- Business Traveller: Heathrow unveils full T2 retail line-up

- Evening Standard: Redeveloped T2 at Heathrow will be home to 'best of British'















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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:41 AM   #9571
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Sainsbury's Nine Elms | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105526071

Official website: http://www.sainsburys-nineelms.co.uk/




Site clearance is ongoing at the Sainsbury's Nine Elms site. Photos taken this weekend by stevekeiretsu:

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Vauxhall Sainsbury's worksite by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

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Old March 3rd, 2014, 12:52 AM   #9572
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The Corniche | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=497918

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...t/the-corniche




Demolition at the site of The Corniche is near completion. Photos taken this weekend by stevekeiretsu:

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Embassy Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1623494

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



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  • Site area: 15 acres



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Merano Residences | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1664926

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/prope...ano-residences




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5 Broadgate | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1186395

Official website: http://www.5broadgate.com/



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  • Floors: 13
  • Floorspace: 111,000m²
  • Trading floors: 4 (each accommodate 750 traders)
  • New UBS London headquarters
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 02:55 PM   #9576
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 08:08 PM   #9577
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Old March 3rd, 2014, 11:39 PM   #9578
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No.

As you should have noticed, he's already necked it.

You'll have to buy your own.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 03:23 AM   #9580
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I've just watched an interesting BBC Doc called 'Mind the Gap: London v the Rest'.

The first episode was London-centric, hence why I'm posting the link here (the other(s?) I'll be posting in a Northern Thread when/after it's aired #MOT #HashTagsDontWorkInSSC)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...est_Episode_1/
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