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Old July 1st, 2014, 01:20 PM   #10861
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Thames Gateway Bridge | Gallions Read - Thamesmead

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1735830

Official website: http://www.londonchamber.co.uk/lcc_p...e.asp?aid=6524



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  • Architect: HOK Network
  • Design consultant: Arup
  • Cost: £600 million ($1bn)

Designs commissioned by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for a Thames Gateway Bridge have been unveiled:

- BBC News: East London's £600m bridge designs unveiled

- The Guardian: Bridge East London: could Eastenders finally get this 'crucial missing link'?[

- Evening Standard: Revealed: £600m plan for new bicycle friendly bridge across the Thames in east London




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Old July 1st, 2014, 01:24 PM   #10862
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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/



Project facts
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



Baltimore Tower currently at level 29 of 44. Photos by chest:





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Old July 1st, 2014, 01:28 PM   #10863
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The Leadenhall Building | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=415718

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



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  • Developer: British Land
  • Architect: Richard Rogers
  • Height: 225m
  • Floors: 48
  • New world headquarters of Aon and Amlin

Yesterday at the Leadenhall Building, photos by lumberjack:



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Old July 1st, 2014, 01:59 PM   #10864
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Thames Gateway Bridge | Gallions Read - Thamesmead

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1735830

Official website: http://www.londonchamber.co.uk/lcc_p...e.asp?aid=6524



Project facts
  • Architect: HOK Network
  • Design consultant: Arup
  • Cost: £600 million ($1bn)

Designs commissioned by the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) for a Thames Gateway Bridge have been unveiled:

- BBC News: East London's £600m bridge designs unveiled

- The Guardian: Bridge East London: could Eastenders finally get this 'crucial missing link'?[

- Evening Standard: Revealed: £600m plan for new bicycle friendly bridge across the Thames in east London




I realise that, because of shipping and greater width of the river, this bridge has to be higher and generally bigger than the central or west London bridges, but I would have preferred it if HOK had made at least some effort to give this bridge some specific, London character rather than merely being a generic, modern bridge that could just as easily be over a forth in Scotland or on an autoroute in France.

Poor effort on their part, IMO.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 03:43 PM   #10865
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The Peninsula Tower | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

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

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



Project facts
  • Developer: Grove Developments
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100



Peninsula Tower and the Intercontinental Hotel project viewed from across the Thames:

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Old July 1st, 2014, 04:10 PM   #10866
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Fortunately, it's more than likely that there will be a design competition for the scheme in due course.
That's good news! As that design really isn't anything special... I feel that this bridge should be iconic and not just merely blend in.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 05:34 PM   #10867
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More good news for the film industry as another big studio expands!

http://www.comingsoon.net/news/movienews.php?id=120083
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Old July 1st, 2014, 07:53 PM   #10868
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That's good news! As that design really isn't anything special... I feel that this bridge should be iconic and not just merely blend in.
I think bridges often offer the best views and so a good pedestrian part of the bridge would be good.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 08:37 PM   #10869
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I'm amazed someone hasn't proposed an old-style London bridge project with houses and overhanging structures all along. Except, you know, a shopping mall or something.
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Old July 1st, 2014, 11:04 PM   #10870
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Looks like London has huge construction boom. Awesome projects!
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 03:02 AM   #10871
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I'm amazed someone hasn't proposed an old-style London bridge project with houses and overhanging structures all along. Except, you know, a shopping mall or something.
Westfield London Bridge East - ugh, don't give them ideas
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Old July 3rd, 2014, 10:27 AM   #10872
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Ruskin Square | Croydon CR0

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=580546

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



Project facts
  • Developer: Stanhope and Schroders
  • Architect: Shedkm
  • Cost: £500 million ($860m)
  • Homes: 625
  • Office space: 22,000m²

Construction on phase 1 of Ruskin Square will begin imminently, following the appointment of Migard as main contractor:

- Construction Enquirer: Midgard wins phase one of £500m Croydon Gateway

- Croydon Guardian: Construction to start on long-awaited £500m 'Croydon gateway' Ruskin Square development








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Old July 3rd, 2014, 02:59 PM   #10873
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Demolition work has started on Block D of the Morello development in Croydon. 60 apartments have already been sold.


Morello Tower
Croydon CR9

Height: 171m | 76m | 53m | 35m | Floors: 54 | Architect: Make Architects | Developer: Menta

Links: London forum thread
  • Demolition underway on the first phase, with 60 apartments already sold.
  • The tallest building will be residential
  • The 76m building will be a hotel
  • The 53m building will be offices
  • Current status: Approved

The main tower, along with a smaller 180 bed hotel tower and office tower which is also part of the development.



The first phase (35m) called Cherry Orchard Gardens:




Morello view by corerising, on Flickr

Morello view 3 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello view 2 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Roof by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Office by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Hotel by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Hotel ground level by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Hotel 2 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Hotel & Office by corerising, on Flickr


Morello ground level by corerising, on Flickr


Morello ground level view by corerising, on Flickr


Morello ground level view 2 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello facade by corerising, on Flickr


Morello facade 2 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Croydon by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Croydon skyline by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Croydon skyline 2 by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Croydon Canary Wharf view by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Block view by corerising, on Flickr


Morello Block D cladding by corerising, on Flickr


Croydon London view by corerising, on Flickr


Cherry Orchard Gardens by corerising, on Flickr
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Old July 4th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #10874
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Some curious architecture there. It will definitely make the area instantly recognisable. I think Block B is a weak point in the group of buildings, though.
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Old July 4th, 2014, 12:26 AM   #10875
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I realise that, because of shipping and greater width of the river, this bridge has to be higher and generally bigger than the central or west London bridges, but I would have preferred it if HOK had made at least some effort to give this bridge some specific, London character rather than merely being a generic, modern bridge that could just as easily be over a forth in Scotland or on an autoroute in France.

Poor effort on their part, IMO.
Obviously, a bridge at this location needs to allow large ships to pass below, and not be high to impact flight paths to the Docklands airport, and London would like a landmark solution rather than a standard highway bridge type design as shown. Perhaps the solution may lie in a helix-structure type bridge as constructed in Singapore - though the scale would need to be significantly larger.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Helix_Bridge
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Old July 4th, 2014, 01:39 PM   #10876
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Anyone have pictures of the British Museum expansion?
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Old July 4th, 2014, 07:41 PM   #10877
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China Construction Bank Buys London Office Building

China Construction Bank bought a seven-story office building in central London for 110 million pounds (US$187 million), amid Chinese financial firms' rising appetite for commercial assets in the U.K.

The bank bought 111 Old Broad Street, a property with a total area of 122,880 square feet, from Belgian bank KBC Bank NV, according to Knight Frank, a property-consulting firm that helped broker the deal. KBC has agreed to continue to lease a part of the building, says Knight Frank.

Nick Braybrook, head of City of London investment for Knight Frank, said that China Construction Bank bought the building to be its European headquarters.

The building was refurbished ahead of the sale and will become "a centerpiece to the growth of Chinese business in the U.K.," he said in a statement. He said the firm expects rents to rise over the next three to four years because of limited office space and signs of improving economic growth.

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Old July 4th, 2014, 10:29 PM   #10878
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What is happening with the Bloomberg office building?
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Old July 4th, 2014, 11:57 PM   #10879
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What is happening with the Bloomberg office building?
It must well ahead by now.
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Old July 5th, 2014, 01:23 PM   #10880
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