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Old March 12th, 2014, 01:17 AM   #9621
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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/




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Old March 12th, 2014, 01:30 AM   #9622
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12-20 Wyvil Road | Vauxhall SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1704373

Official website: http://www.12-20wyvilroad.com/



Plans for a new 35 storey tower in the Vauxhall/Nine Elms area. Its website went live today:

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Old March 13th, 2014, 02:42 AM   #9623
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From The Guardian:

The stretched middle: can Londoners cope with hundreds of new towers?

London's relatively clear skyline, once dominated by St Paul's Cathedral and, later, by Canary Wharf, the Gherkin and the Shard, is likely to get an awful lot more crowded over the coming years, with almost 250 tall towers proposed, approved or already under construction.

http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2...n-architecture
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Old March 13th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #9624
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Stratford Plaza | Stratford E15

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=332673

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/stratfordplaza/




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Stratford Plaza construction March 2014 by MyParadiseLost, on Flickr
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Old March 13th, 2014, 06:13 PM   #9625
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This is huge. Sydney and London has partnered up with Related Co to develop 35 acres.

Related Co. is the developer of NYC's Mega Hudson Yards 28 acres project. The largest Real Estate development in the US.

EUSTON ESTATE LANDOWNER TEAMS UP WITH LEADING US REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER RELATED COMPANIES TO PURSUE REDEVELOPMENT OF EUSTON STATION AREA
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3/7/2014 March 7, 2014 – Sydney & London Properties and leading U.S. real estate developer Related Companies today announced that they have formed partnership to pursue redevelopment of the Euston station area subject to Government consent to pursue the project.

Sydney & London Properties act as Project Manager for the Euston Estate – the only landowner other than Network Rail Infrastructure Limited on the existing 12 acre Euston station site. Related Companies is the most prominent privately-owned real estate firm in the United States and is currently developing Hudson Yards a 28-acre mixed-use development over 30 live rail tracks in midtown Manhattan.

The Euston Regeneration Partnership (ERP) believes that material funding created by a public-private partnership would allow for a the realisation of a world class station, whilst providing a comprehensive mixed-use re-development creating significant financial incentives for the Government and Camden council to pursue this alternative.

Richard Anning, Chief Executive of Sydney & London Properties commented:

“We held a world-wide search for a developer with the experience, skills, track-record and financial capabilities to partner on this project and are pleased to team up with Related Companies, whose vast expertise and ability to source capital will help us realise Euston’s vast potential. The size, range, success and innovative nature of Related’s previous projects speak for themselves including the massive 17 million square foot Hudson Yards project, which is the largest real estate project in the US and has a number of key similarities with Euston, including the necessity to work above live rail tracks. Both Sydney & London and Related believe there is significant potential in a broad scale re-development scheme on the 35 acres site proposed by the Hybrid Bill and are staunchly committed to exploring the opportunity.We believe our proposal can provide the best outcome for all of Euston’s stakeholders and will continue to discuss our plans with the Government and other stakeholders until a decision on the station’s future is reached.”

Kenneth Wong, Chief Operating Officer and Director of International Development of Related Companies said, “We have long known that London is a world-leading market and are very excited by the opportunity to collaborate with Sydney & London Properties and the public sector to redevelop the Euston Station area. We understand that all interested parties, including Parliament, will undertake a thorough process of deciding HS2 and the opportunity for over-station development. We look forward to contributing to that dialogue and are committed to seeing this process through to conclusion. Related has an over 40 year track record of delivering transformational mixed-use developments including the ambitious 17 million square foot Hudson Yards project that is redefining 28 acres of Manhattan’s west side. Working together with all stakeholders we will create a dynamic program that will connect to the fabric of the city, create a new destination and realize the area’s full potential.”
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Old March 13th, 2014, 07:09 PM   #9626
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There's far less exposed rail outside Euston than, say, St Pancras right next door. So I don't think it's a simple as 'hey, get those guys who built over those rail yards in New York to build over our rail yards in London'. It's gonna be a more conventional development, probably.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:18 AM   #9627
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There's far less exposed rail outside Euston than, say, St Pancras right next door. So I don't think it's a simple as 'hey, get those guys who built over those rail yards in New York to build over our rail yards in London'. It's gonna be a more conventional development, probably.
That's a bummer! I thought this could have the potential to mirror the Hudson Yards London Style. Would be cool to see a newly created 3rd skyline in London w/ skyscrapers.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 03:10 AM   #9628
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Old March 14th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #9629
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Horizons | Blackwall E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1680827

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Old March 14th, 2014, 02:14 PM   #9630
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That's a bummer! I thought this could have the potential to mirror the Hudson Yards London Style. Would be cool to see a newly created 3rd skyline in London w/ skyscrapers.
Well London has three clusters already (City, Canary Wharf, Nine Elms), and a smattering of other smaller high-rise areas (City Island etc). Most of it in the pipeline. But there's a: no room at Euston for anything close to Hudson Yards' size, and b: no room in London for something like the Hudson Yards. Not in terms of height. Not yet.

Euston is a bit of a helldump, though, so anything to improve it would be a massive gain. Especially with Pancras getting all the love like right across the road.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 02:27 PM   #9631
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That's a bummer! I thought this could have the potential to mirror the Hudson Yards London Style. Would be cool to see a newly created 3rd skyline in London w/ skyscrapers.
there is also a protected sightline of St Pauls dome from Primrose Hill that runs smack bang through Euston, hence the tepid tower blocks there currently.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 04:55 PM   #9632
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Dare I say it ? The City taking on a Chicagoesque look.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 06:11 PM   #9633
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It's Canary Wharf that's really getting Chicago-esque. Lots of geometric designs butting right up to the waterline. When Wood Wharf comes in and there's a few more bridges over the docks, that area will be really really Chicagoish.

I'd say The City is more Bostonian. Just a cluster emerging from a historical district in whatever shape it can find.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 07:47 PM   #9634
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That's something I've been thinking about lately: how's access to the waterfront?
I know there are many promenades along the river, but is it common for people to actually use it for recreation these days? That's something I'd like to see happen...

Then again, I don't know how much that area of the river is used for commercial purposes.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 09:30 PM   #9635
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Kidbrooke Village turned out one of the best projects ever.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #9636
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The Gherkin looking timeless as ever.
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Old March 14th, 2014, 11:14 PM   #9637
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That's something I've been thinking about lately: how's access to the waterfront?
I know there are many promenades along the river, but is it common for people to actually use it for recreation these days? That's something I'd like to see happen...

Then again, I don't know how much that area of the river is used for commercial purposes.
Which stretch of waterfront are you referring to?
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Old March 15th, 2014, 01:12 AM   #9638
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London goes underground: the city’s subterranean building boom

Much of what keeps the UK capital ticking over lies below the surface – and more tunnelling projects are under way.



The smooth running of great cities is magical. As with any conjuror’s trick, the delight and surprise comes from never knowing how it works and, in the case of London, the magic is maintained by what happens underground.

Much of what keeps the UK capital ticking over lies below the surface and there is more going on down there than ever before.

London’s global appeal means that the population has grown strongly in recent years and is expected to surpass its prewar population high by the end of this year, reaching 10m people by 2031. Supporting all those extra people means creating new infrastructure, and a lot of the city’s latest plans are happening underground.

Many Londoners don’t even know it is there, but it is essential for the city’s continuing popularity – and prosperity – in the coming years. Substantial transport, power and sanitation projects are all under way to help cope with London’s expansion, while, in housing, London isn’t just growing outwards – it’s also growing downwards.

Increasing numbers of homeowners are seeking more space in the capital’s crowded housing market by digging out their basements – sometimes going down several storeys.

Meanwhile, London’s mayor, Boris Johnson, says the capital’s infrastructure schemes will “support the demands of our growing city”.“These projects are absolutely vital to providing the many more homes Londoners need, and to support the city’s economic growth,” he says. “All these new neighbourhoods need to be underpinned with power, water and drainage systems.”

Some of the projects have the potential not just to support a larger London population in general, but to help boost house prices and new housebuilding in specific areas. Transport projects in particular can have a big effect. The flip side, however, is disruption to existing householders. All projects try to minimise this – the National Grid’s power tunnels run underneath north London roads specifically to avoid people’s homes as much as possible – but any kind of underground construction activity is likely to create subsidence above ground, according to Professor Robert Mair of the University of Cambridge.

An expert in underground tunnel engineering, Mair is an adviser on the Crossrail project, among others. “You can’t do any kind of underground construction without there being some movement. The only question is how much exactly,” he says.

Although some previous construction work beneath London’s streets has provoked considerable movement above ground – Mair cites the example of the Jubilee Line extension, when one building dropped by 5cm – most movement tends to be in the millimetres range.

In addition, these projects are not just the biggest London has ever seen, they are also the deepest. At some points they will reach down almost as deep as the foundations of London’s tallest towers, such as the Shard.


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That's something I've been thinking about lately: how's access to the waterfront?
I know there are many promenades along the river, but is it common for people to actually use it for recreation these days? That's something I'd like to see happen...

Then again, I don't know how much that area of the river is used for commercial purposes.
The river is used commercially and there are a number of leisure and commuter boat services along the river, see the attached link for a TFL map of river boat services.
http://www.tfl.gov.uk/assets/downloa...-tours-map.pdf
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London property: the rise of the Overgrounders

The London Overground or "Ginger Line" is opening up new areas of London for savvy house buyers.



Huge property price rises in central London are forcing young professionals away from the Tube lines into previously unfashionable areas served by overground trains. Areas around the London Overground (dubbed the "Ginger Line" because of its colour on London Underground's map) and other lines into London Bridge, Charing Cross and Victoria, are being colonised as gentrification spreads to the capital's outer fringe.

Research by Hamptons International shows how hard resourceful Londoners are looking for better value. While the heart of the city is becoming the preserve of internationals and absentee millionaires, the outer suburbs are beginning to buzz. Their image, long seen as run-down and dreary, may finally be about to change.

"Since the London Overground has been included on the London Tube map it has had a big impact on attitudes and a big effect on all the areas it runs through, particularly in south London," says Johnny Morris, Hamptons' head of research. "For people looking for value it offers good houses for not so much money. There is definitely a flow from central to inner London, and from inner to outer London."

Some areas served by the overground have become so popular that values have already risen. Both Hackney and Wandsworth saw prices go up by around 17 per cent last year. "Gentrification has already taken root in Hackney, possibly because it is so close to the centre and the journey times by bus or overground are short," says Johnny. "But in areas like Hackney and Wandsworth the market is moving so fast that it puts people off. You hear stories of 20 sealed bids for a flat which sells for 20 per cent above the asking price."

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