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Old March 4th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #9581
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Lend Lease plans west London office to flats scheme

Developer Lend Lease has bought a site in west London to redevelop into major mixed-use development. The prime site at 408-430 Chiswick High Road is presently developed with an 11-storey vacant office block and seven shops consisting of a total of nearly 70,000 sq ft.

Lend Lease will apply for planning permissions later this year and is considering an offices to flats project as part of a residential and retail scheme for the site.

Dan Labbad, Lend Lease’s group chief operating officer in Europe, said: “We are delighted to have acquired this outstanding site in a prime West London location.”

Lend Lease portfolio of projects in the capital includes planning permission for 1,443 new homes in the last 12 months alone.

Lend Lease began work last year on the £1.5bn regeneration of Elephant & Castle, which will create 3,000 new homes and 160,000 square feet of retail space during the next 10 years.

It is also delivering The International Quarter – the new £1.3bn commercial district at Stratford City in the Olympic Park which includes 330 new homes.

The company also secured planning permission last year for two new sites in southwest London comprising 200 homes at Cobalt Place and Victoria Drive respectively.
http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...-flats-scheme/
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Old March 4th, 2014, 11:20 AM   #9582
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LONDON | Projects & Construction, That's really informative.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 11:55 AM   #9583
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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/


Fantastic documentary, very informative.. thank you.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 01:03 PM   #9584
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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/
Watched it last night. Thanks for this. Do you know when the second one will come out? I'm really interested to see which city has the most potential apart from London.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #9585
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Watched it last night. Thanks for this. Do you know when the second one will come out? I'm really interested to see which city has the most potential apart from London.
9pm BBC2 Monday 11th March

http://www.radiotimes.com/episode/ct...-1---episode-2
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Old March 4th, 2014, 02:12 PM   #9586
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Birmingham probably… or Manchester.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 05:28 PM   #9587
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Elephant & Castle to be transformed as £4bn budget for road improvements announced

London’s most notorious gyratory system will be transformed into an attractive high street under plans for the future of London’s roads published by the mayor today.

The roundabout at Elephant & Castle in south east London will become a green and more liveable “peninsula” for the area which is already earmarked for 5,000 new homes and 4,000 new jobs.




With work beginning next year, the existing gyratory will be turned into a two-way road which will smooth traffic flows and reduce speeds at an accident blackspot that critics say has become a racetrack.

Plans for Elephant & Castle unveiled today following a summit of the mayor’s Roads Task Force which was set up by the mayor and draws on a £4bn capital budget for the biggest improvement to London’s roads in a generation.

A similar approach will be adopted the Waterloo “IMAX” roundabout and Vauxhall Cross as one of the gateways to the new Battersea Power station/Nine Elms development zone.

The IMAX roundabout at Waterloo will be redeveloped, creating better interchange facilities at Waterloo station as well as improved facilities for cyclists.

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/trans...d-9167400.html
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Old March 4th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #9588
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Is there anywhere in London that isn't getting regenerated right now? Jesus Christ.

I mean, one could take that as a massive insult, I suppose. The entire city was just one big shithole and now it's getting a long overdue facelift.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:35 PM   #9589
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Well London is big and has many areas but yes there does seem to be constant construction of something somewhere taking place.
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Old March 4th, 2014, 07:45 PM   #9590
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and there is an awful lot of shit about!
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Old March 5th, 2014, 06:16 PM   #9591
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Euston is set to be transformed with new homes, shops and offices

Euston is set to be transformed with new homes, shops and offices
A super-terminal will be the X factor that transforms Euston into a lively London quarter with new homes, shops and offices.



Impressive vision: this proposed masterplan shows how the station could be rebuilt with an open plaza and a new Euston Arch
Chancellor George Osborne’s backing for a new super-terminal at Euston paves the way for a complete redevelopment not only of the station, but of the whole neighbourhood — the kind of radical makeover that has made King’s Cross a shining example of the power of regeneration.

Euston is already a vital entry point to London. Earlier plans to demolish the existing station as part of the HS2 high-speed rail project were dropped last April after protests, but a full-scale, radical rebuilding is back on track.

It could transform what is widely considered a horrible station set in a crushingly uninspiring neighbourhood. Instead, the Eustonvision.com consortium promises a lively “quarter”, with new homes, shops and offices, integrated with King’s Cross Central, the new district emerging fast up the road.







http://www.homesandproperty.co.uk/pr...ps-and-offices
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Old March 5th, 2014, 07:06 PM   #9592
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the first two are old plans and the last two are a separate British Land development that was finished last year further up Euston road
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Old March 5th, 2014, 10:16 PM   #9593
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Why on earth would anyone oppose the demolition of the god awful Euston Station?
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Old March 5th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #9594
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Nice to see the Euston arch once again, let's remember it:
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Old March 5th, 2014, 11:49 PM   #9595
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Work to start on £200m of London road upgrades

The latest locations for road and junction upgrades worth £200m in London have been unveiled by Mayor Boris Johnson. The redesigns are part of a £4bn programme which represents the largest investment in the capital’s road and street network in a generation.

The list of 17 schemes confirmed today follows last week’s confirmation of work to transform 33 of London’s biggest and most dangerous road junctions

Johnson, said: “Smarter design of our roads and public spaces, exemplified by our radical plans for Elephant & Castle, will play a key role in ensuring that London remains the best big city to live, work and invest.

“We’ve been hard at work putting the bold and imaginative blueprint of the Road’s Task Force into practice and we’re now seeing the fruits of that labour at key locations across the capital.’

The 17 schemes which will now go ahead are:

Croydon Fiveways – Major work to reduce traffic congestion in the local area and support growth in Croydon’s metropolitan centre

Balham High Road (Balham Boulevard) – The Balham Boulevard scheme will provide improvements to support the Balham Boulevard project including better pedestrian and cycling facilities and investment in public realm, including the planting of new trees

Brent Cross/Cricklewood – Creation of a new road layouts and public spaces in the area to support new development and improve access to retail, dining and leisure facilities

Charlie Brown’s Roundabout – Improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists, including new signal controlled crossings

Euston Road – The creation of better crossings for pedestrians and cyclists, improvements to the local environment and work to support the movement of buses and other road users along Euston Road

Lombard Roundabout – Major improvements to the operation of the roundabout and the creation of better facilities for cyclists and pedestrians

London Road Roundabout – Improvements to the roundabout, including facilities to make it safer for cyclists travelling through the area

Malden Rushett – Wider improvements to the A243 Leatherhead Road junction with Rushett Lane and Fairoak Lane, including a big focus on road safety and installation of new pedestrian crossings

Mill Hill Circus - Work to reduce congestion and improve journey time reliability in the area

Purley Cross Gyratory – Improvements to the the quality of public realm and better access through the area for bus passengers and other road users

Renwick Road (Barking Riverside) – Safer access for road users, including pedestrians and cyclists, to the Barking Riverside development from the A13

Seven Sisters Road – Woodberry Down – Scheme to deliver safe, reliable and accessible road improvements to support new housing development in the local area

Stoke Newington Gyratory – an upgrade of the existing road layout to make it safer and more easier accessible for pedestrians and cyclists

Thornton Heath Ponds – Focused on improving the quality of public realm around Thornton Heath Pond

Trinity Road/ Burntwood Lane- Work to reduce congestion and delays at the junction of Trinity Road and Burntwood Lane

Tulse Hill Gyratory – Shorter-term scheme to improve road safety ahead of a longer-term scheme to address concerns about the operation of the gyratory

Victoria Circus- Improvements to the local area for pedestrian and cyclists to support the major upgrade at Victoria Station.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 02:43 PM   #9596
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Chelsea Barracks | Chelsea SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577494

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



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  • Developer: Qatari Diar
  • Cost: £3 billion ($5bn)
  • Homes: 448

A planning application for Phase 1 (74 homes) of Chelsea Barracks has been submitted to Westminster Council:









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Baltimore Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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




The core of Baltimore Tower is now above hoarding level. Photos by forumer chest:





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Chelsea Barracks | Chelsea SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=577494

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



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  • Developer: Qatari Diar
  • Cost: £3 billion ($5bn)
  • Homes: 448

A planning application for Phase 1 (74 homes) of Chelsea Barracks has been submitted to Westminster Council
Hmm...

How many of those apartments will be bought by Londoners, I wonder?

It really is a concern that so many of these new developments in the most affluent areas are being snapped up by the super rich from all over the world even though they are unlikely to spend more than a few weeks there every year.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 04:57 PM   #9599
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Re Chelsea Barracks, can architecture get any duller? Well done Charles.
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Old March 6th, 2014, 06:53 PM   #9600
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Hmm...

How many of those apartments will be bought by Londoners, I wonder?

It really is a concern that so many of these new developments in the most affluent areas are being snapped up by the super rich from all over the world even though they are unlikely to spend more than a few weeks there every year.
Even if they were bought by UK residents, the price range they're in means they'd be rarely occupied anyway because nobody wants to actually live in the middle of London if you have enough money to buy a palatial estate somewhere in Buckinghamshire et al.

Clearly, housing supply and house prices in London are major issues. And most of these new high-tier developments are obscenely expensive and not in any way a solution to London's housing issue. However, the billions and billions being invested, much of which does contribute towards improving neighbourhoods well outside the City, are only there because London is stretching further ahead of other world cities for real estate investment.

The worst part of this explanation is that it's dangerously close to being trickle-down Reaganomics. Which are stupid and hurtful. But on a micro level it is having an effect. A big part of things like Crossrail and HS2 being funded is the need to cater for International Businessmen, with capital letters, so that affluent areas like Canary Wharf can have improved rail links. And so on and so forth. But I will actually benefit from Crossrail a lot. As will many people in my area. So I don't know. It's six of one and half a dozen of the other.

I really wish Boris wasn't so obviously in the pocket of these people, though. There's huge swathes of London that could have truly affordable housing for a fraction of the price he's spending on these Big Ticket improvements to the city. Just throw a hundred million or so into Newham and you could drastically improve the lives of the average Londoner.
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