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Old April 15th, 2014, 06:57 AM   #10041
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Those last few renders are gorgeous.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:11 PM   #10042
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has unveiled proposals for a new investment scheme designed to speed-up house building in the capital. The London Housing Bank scheme would loan up to £200m to development partners to help them progress the development of around 3,000 homes on large-scale, multi-phase schemes, which have already been approved.

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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:21 PM   #10043
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Growing in all the wrong places again, its not sustainable. Construction and manufacturing are still below their pre recession size, while services are above. We need to move away from just relying on the service sector to drive growth in the future.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #10044
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One The Elephant | Elephant & Castle SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105441658

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




The core of One The Elephant making its mark on the skyline. Photos by Core Rising:



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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:35 PM   #10045
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I love those recent renders! They look fantastic. Does anyone know if it would have a Concrete Core or built with just a solid frame similar to The Leadenhall?
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:36 PM   #10046
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The Loft Gardens will have a concrete core.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:42 PM   #10047
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The Loft Gardens will have a concrete core.
Brilliant. I assume it would be quite similar in construction to One the Elephant... similar in size and what not.

Thanks for the info anyway my friend.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #10048
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It's not that airports on reclaimed land do not work per se; it's just in London's case the geography and existing airport facilities mean three things:

1) The estuary airport can only work if Heathrow closes. How much will it cost just to match Heathrow's capacity, let alone increase it? All this at a time when HS2 is being funded as well!
2) The sites being considered are considerably East of London and the South East's population and economic activity. It's not the feasibility of creating transport links, it's the cost and viability of such links that is the issue. A simple spur from HS1 will not suffice because countless companies along the M1, M4 and M3 corridors will be significantly disadvantaged.
3) All of the above will take how long to construct? 10 years, 15 years, 20 years (including legal challenges and environmental reports)? In the mean time UK plc loses out and CDG, FRA and AMS take more of the business!

On second thoughts, Boris may not be bonkers after all. It's not as if we've considered the estuary idea before. Oh... Wait...
1) 50-100 billion.

2) True conservatism doesn't exist in this country. Not an issue. Also, wanting to preserve the M4 corridor is like being Pro-Mordor.
Relocated businesses will be replaced. Heathrow is a huge tract of empty land worth billions to developers.

3) You don't close Heathrow until the new airport is finished, obviously. Legal challenges and environmental reports are already in the pipeline (and will be ignored, just like the opposition to HS2).


Here's the kicker, though. A Thames Estuary airport has the benefit of being the only pro-NIMBY project in the entire world. Nobody lives in the estuary, everyone lives around Heathrow. If the alternative is a runway expansion at any one of the other London airports, it will automatically gain huge support anyway from people sick of aircraft noise.
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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:47 PM   #10049
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King's Cross | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

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



Project facts
  • New mixed-use district on formerly disused industrial land, to be complete by 2020
  • Cost: £2.3 billion ($3.9bn)
  • Homes: 2,000
  • Commercial space: 743,000m²
  • Site area: 54 hectares

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Old April 15th, 2014, 01:57 PM   #10050
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The Francis Crick Institute | St Pancras NW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1020221

Official website: http://www.crick.ac.uk/



Project facts
  • Cost: £600 million ($930m)
  • Floorspace: 79,000m²
  • Largest centre for biomedical research and innovation in Europe
  • 1,250 scientists, with an annual budget of over £100 million



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Old April 15th, 2014, 03:45 PM   #10051
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I LOVE the brickwork used in some of Kings Cross redevelopment. It looks beautiful. High quality.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:24 AM   #10052
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Canary Wharf covers an area of 0.15 square miles.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:25 AM   #10053
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Pudding Mill Lane Station | Stratford E15

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

Official website: http://developments.dlr.co.uk/future/dlr-and-crossrail/



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  • Lines: DLR
  • Completion: Q2 2014




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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:36 AM   #10054
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8 Fulton Road | Wembley City HA0

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=975450

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  • Floorspace: 40,000m²
  • Use: Residential and student accommodation

The development at 8 Fulton Road has been approved by Brent Council: Unite green light for £47m Wembley student halls



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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #10055
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Canary Wharf Station | Canary Wharf E14

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

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/canary-wharf/



Project facts
  • Cost: £500 million ($800m)
  • Architect: Norman Foster
  • Line: Crossrail
  • Completion: 2018





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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:52 AM   #10056
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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/




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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:54 AM   #10057
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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/




Providence Tower visible beyond the Billingsgate Fish Market. Photo by Core Rising:

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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #10058
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Providence Tower could look appealing.

What's the use mix at Baltimore Tower? Any residential units?
At first sight it looked like it has balconies, but the rendering is rather tricky.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:58 AM   #10059
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Baltimore Tower is an all-residential tower.
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Old April 16th, 2014, 12:59 AM   #10060
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Lincoln Plaza | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1505132

Official website: http://www.galliardhomes.com/galliar...=Lincoln-Plaza




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