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Old August 10th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #11121
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Any news regarding the Garden Bridge project?
Has it already been approved?
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Old August 10th, 2014, 04:39 PM   #11122
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Dollar Bay Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=934424&page=7

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



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  • Address: Dollar Bay, London, E14
  • Developer: Citystyle Homes and Mount Anvi
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 109m
  • Floors: 32



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Old August 10th, 2014, 04:56 PM   #11123
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...431133&page=36

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



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  • Developer: Brookfield
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m/67m
  • Floors: 51/17 fl





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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:02 PM   #11124
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Diamond Tower | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1632163

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: Newfoundland, 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Horden Cherry Lee
  • Height: 220m
  • Floors: 60



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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:14 PM   #11125
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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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  • Address: Providence Tower, Fairmont Avenue, London E14
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: SOM
  • Height: 136m
  • Floors: 44



Providence Tower continuing to ascend to full height, photos by Core Rising:


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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:25 PM   #11126
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

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

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



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  • Address: Baltimore Tower, Baltimore Wharf, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old August 10th, 2014, 08:05 PM   #11127
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The view from the observatory is going to be ridiculous in a decade or two.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #11128
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The view from the observatory is going to be ridiculous in a decade or two.
Definitely.... The Baltimore Tower will have a great impression from the Greenwhich view
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Old August 11th, 2014, 04:19 PM   #11129
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The view from the observatory is going to be ridiculous in a decade or two.
Yes, it's going to be stunning.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 04:26 PM   #11130
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I'm looking forward to climbing the substantial hill in my zimmer frame and when finally reach the top to loudly exclaim "that is ridiculous!"
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Old August 11th, 2014, 07:07 PM   #11131
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Norway’s Wealth Fund Buys $576 Million of Mayfair Area



Norway’s sovereign wealth fund, the world’s largest, bought a stake in an estate in London’s Mayfair district for 343 million pounds ($576 million), expanding its property holdings in the UK capital.

The fund bought a 57.8 percent share in the 4-acre (1.6-hectare) Pollen Estate between Regent Street and Bond Street from the Church Commissioners for England, Oslo-based Norges Bank Investment Management said today. Separately, the Crown Estate acquired a 6.4 percent stake for 38 million pounds.

In 2010, the Norwegian fund agreed to buy a $772 million stake in Regent Street from the Crown Estate. The Pollen Estate’s 43 properties include office and retail space on Savile Row, famous for its tailors, and Cork Street. The buildings will continue to be managed by the trustee company.

The yield on the purchase is probably about 2.5 percent, which “underscores the premium buyers are willing to pay to get critical mass in key UK markets,” Mike Prew, an analyst at Jefferies Group LLC, said by e-mail. The yield is the rent expressed as a percentage of the purchase price.

The UK Secretary of Defence-Greenwich Hospital also owns 10 percent of the Pollen Estate, while the Pollen family holds 25.8 percent. The estate was established in 1622 with 35 acres of land including what is now Great Marlborough Street and Hanover Street in Mayfair.

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“The purchase is according to the fund’s strategy to build a global, but concentrated, real estate portfolio,” Thomas Sevang, a spokesman for NBIM, said in an e-mail. “Our strategy is to focus our investments on a limited number of large global cities, where we invest in core retail and office properties.”

Norway’s $890 billion wealth fund formed a real estate group last month to speed up its property investments and is seeking to invest almost $10 billion annually over the next three years. The fund owns properties on Times Square in New York and the avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, as well as in Boston, San Francisco and Zurich.

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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:32 PM   #11132
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London office market recovery lifts Morgan Sindall’s order book



Construction group Morgan Sindall said yesterday a pick-up in the London office market has helped to boost the value of its order book, despite reported a decline in first-half profits.

The company, which builds houses, refurbishes offices and carries out redevelopment projects, said its forward order book rose by 14 per cent to £2.7bn in the six months to 30 June compared with the same time last year.

The rise in value was driven by a 57 per cent jump at its Fit Out business, after winning a £30m refurbishment project for the Canadian High Commission and securing a contract with KPMG to fit out 215,000 sq ft of offices in Canary Wharf.

Adjusted pre-tax profits fell eight per cent in the period to £14.2m from £15.4m last year, which it blamed on lower profit from the sale of investments. However the company said it was still on track to meet full-year expectations.

Its Urban Regeneration also improved, with operating profits rising to £3.5m compared with £0.4m in the first half of last year.
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Old August 11th, 2014, 09:37 PM   #11133
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CROSSRAIL, a new underground railway line, is the main engineering marvel near Tottenham Court Road station in London. Few passers-by realise that another immensely complex construction project is under way nearby.

At Rathbone Place, an old postal sorting office is being demolished to make way for a new block of offices and apartments. The entire building must be removed through one narrow exit onto busy Oxford Street. Beneath the site lies a disused underground railway once run by Royal Mail, which must not be disturbed. Even as your correspondent visits, the developer, Great Portland Estates, discovers an ancient electricity cable buried under the foundations.

Much of central London is being knocked down and rebuilt. Some 7m square feet of office space is due to be added this year—the most since 2003. Relative to the existing stock, more offices are going up in the capital than in any western European or North American city. Yet building offices (and homes) near the middle of the capital is shockingly expensive. Even before the cost of land is considered, it costs roughly a fifth more than erecting similar stuff in New York or Hong Kong, according to Turner and Townsend, a consultancy firm. The challenges at Rathbone Place help to explain why.

London’s history throws up many problems. Unexploded bombs dropped by the Luftwaffe still turn up surprisingly often, as do interesting medieval bodies. The opening of Bloomberg’s new headquarters in the City was held up by the discovery of thousands of Roman artefacts, including a rare phallic good-luck charm. London’s underground networks—including the Tube, but also sewers, various government tunnels and oddities such as the Royal Mail railway—must be negotiated.

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Crossrail could run to Hertfordshire

The £14.8 billion cross-London Crossrail scheme could be extended to Hertfordshire, Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, has announced.

If the plan goes ahead, there will be Crossrail links, providing faster commuter services, to the Hertfordshire stations of Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Berkhampstead and Watford Junction as well as to Harrow & Wealdstone in north west London.

The existing Crossrail, due to be fully operational by 2019, will see fast trains running from as far west as Reading in Berkshire through central London to as far east as Shenfield in Essex.

Mr McLoughlin made his extension announcement as he addressed Crossrail workers at Farringdon station in London. He said: "We are looking at proposals to extend Crossrail services even further by opening a new route to key destinations in Hertfordshire.

"The plan would provide flexibility and reliability while we build HS2 into (London's) Euston (station). It would make it easier to get on with the massive job of rebuilding the station so it matches the amazing standard of (London's)King's Cross and St Pancras - because everyone who uses Euston now knows it isn't up to scratch.

"It would be a huge boost to Crossrail and London commuters. We're going to examine, right away, how we can run extra services direct into the city and through to Canary Wharf from key stations like Tring, Hemel Hempstead, Harrow and Watford - without the frustrating need to change at Euston."

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Old August 12th, 2014, 11:19 AM   #11135
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Crossrail's going to be one those American bills of congress, where it keeps getting amendments attached to it because the central project is so necessary and is definitely getting pushed through, that you might as well keep adding shit to it that you want finished because the whole thing is so expensive already the excess won't be noticed.

Plus, the way Crossrail keeps being used as some massive linkup project makes me think the Tories in some sinister, smoky backroom of Parliament, are already drawing up plans for the Estuary airport, and are banking on a HS2/Crossrail/Airport route being beneficial to the North. Tories like megaprojects like that. It's a way to spend money without it actually being spent. Pure political profit. Madness, of course. But the kind of obscene infrastructure scheme that all governments under pressure throughout all of human history have adopted.
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Old August 12th, 2014, 02:39 PM   #11136
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Crossrail's going to be one those American bills of congress, where it keeps getting amendments attached to it because the central project is so necessary and is definitely getting pushed through, that you might as well keep adding shit to it that you want finished because the whole thing is so expensive already the excess won't be noticed.

Plus, the way Crossrail keeps being used as some massive linkup project makes me think the Tories in some sinister, smoky backroom of Parliament, are already drawing up plans for the Estuary airport, and are banking on a HS2/Crossrail/Airport route being beneficial to the North. Tories like megaprojects like that. It's a way to spend money without it actually being spent. Pure political profit. Madness, of course. But the kind of obscene infrastructure scheme that all governments under pressure throughout all of human history have adopted.
We've had two extensions to Crossrail seriously considered, reading and onto the WCML. Only Reading has been approved and that's because of the amount of provision left for it in the rebuilding of Reading. The project is running under budget and on time so I'm not too sure where you've got that idea from.

HS2 actually is beneficial to the north because it will mean freight and passenger traffic will actually be able to be added to the WCML in the 2030s rather than slow it down because the line would be at capacity.
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Any news on the pinnacle and 110 bishops gate ?.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 11:45 AM   #11138
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Any news on the pinnacle and 110 bishops gate ?.
I was around the site last week just exploring... I don't think there was any site activity there. There was a lot of workers around the area but I think they were just working on The Leadenhall Building.

I really do hope that we get some news on The Pinnacle soon... it would just look so amazing in The City.
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I'm sure, I read an article a few months ago on here. Stating that it was going to resume this summer but yet again. We have been let down.
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Old August 13th, 2014, 04:12 PM   #11140
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I'm sure, I read an article a few months ago on here. Stating that it was going to resume this summer but yet again. We have been let down.
Yeah.... I'm afraid so man....
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