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Old January 23rd, 2008, 01:55 AM   #1101
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a few pics of the Canary Wharf area at night - with the Pan Peninsula towers heading towards external completion and the newly refurbished dome with its Blade Runner style moving advertising screens.








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Old January 23rd, 2008, 06:29 PM   #1102
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Architect Ian Simpson Architects
Developer St Martins Property Corporation

Address Chambers Street, London. SE16 4XQ
- Council Southwark
- County London

Status Proposed
Proposal date 2007

Roof Height (AGL) 46.00

Total Floors (O.G) 14

Primary Use Residential


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Wilkinson Eyres 20 Blackfriars Approved

Two towers designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects overlooking Blackfriars Bridge on the South Bank in London have been given the go-ahead by Southwark Council.

The scheme at 20 Blackfriars Road features a 43 floor residential tower and a second tower of 23 storeys that will be office use. There will be 243 apartments in the tower and adjacent shorter residential buildings fronting Stamford Street that rise up to seven floors in height. There is also 25,769 square metres of office space, 1,170 square metres of ground floor retail and 82 car parking spaces included in the project.

The maximum height of the two buildings will be 105 metres AOD for the office tower and 148 metres AOD for the residential tower.

It was originally developed by Land Securities PLC who originally planned one single 200 metre tall tower that was dropped before it could be officially be proposed. Land Securities sold the site, and the design on to Israeli company, Circleplane, owned by millionaire Gil Levy last year.

The proposals have been designed by the architects to have some of the latest and greatest environmental touches within including green walls on some of the buildings, that is outer walls that are designed to have plants grow on them similar to a hanging garden. These will partially bound the planned public piazza of the scheme that will run from the entrance on Stamford Street into the centre of the site.

The main residential tower will aligned along a north south axis and be clad in double skinned glass with winter gardens between the two skins as pioneered by the likes of One Deansgate in Manchester.

The faceted shape of it will be a direct contrast to the rectilinear shorter office tower that follows through a more conservative look as befitting its commercial uses. This is perhaps also a nod of recognition from the architects that corporate architecture should be more restrained and less flamboyant.

There's no construction date yet for 20 Blackfriars but if the proposals are built they will stand directly alongside a number of other tall buildings including an approved taller tower by Beetham and a 15 floor office tower by architects, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris.

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Old January 23rd, 2008, 09:55 PM   #1103
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:03 PM   #1104
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London is just great, no comment... nice projects..
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Old January 23rd, 2008, 10:21 PM   #1105
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Old January 25th, 2008, 02:44 AM   #1106
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Wow! im gonna have to check out those bladerunner-esque screens. That part of London is becoming amazing to view at night what with the lights, greenwich laser beam and flashy screens. Anyone got a video?
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Old January 25th, 2008, 06:00 AM   #1107
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Old January 25th, 2008, 10:04 PM   #1108
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End other developments going on!


Mayor of London Reviews Simpsons Chambers Wharf

The Mayor of London has reviewed the Ian Simpson designed Chambers Wharf in Bermondsey strongly criticising some elements of the development.

Consisting of 593 apartments in six buildings, of which 404 will be privately owned, the site stands just to the east of Tower Bridge on one of the last unused riverside warehouse sites this close to central London.

Totaling 4 acres it is being developed by St Martins Property Corporation. The development not only would see the construction of the new residential accommodation above ground floor retail space and underground parking for 183 cars but also public and private gardens plus a new section of the Thames Path running along the southern bank connecting Bermondsey Wall West to Cherry Gardens.

Unfortunately for the developer the affordable housing falls to only 32% of the total, far missing the 50% that the authorities are aiming for. The developer has tried to justify this not only by the increased building costs above average the scheme would have with the tower in particular being 53% more expensive than usual, but also the loss making basement parking and wind turbines.

This argument is attacked in the Mayor's report as being "over-stated", not least because the lack of site contamination, unusual for something that was currently brownfield, and the attractive riverside location should more than make up for increased costs of the high specification design.

The open space is also criticized because of the lack of suitable areas for children and no designs for how outside areas that do exist would be provided.

In reviewing the balance of accommodation within the project, the rarity of larger family friendly apartments is also criticized for being too low with the largest residential unit only being three bedrooms. This does have one advantage for the developer - they don't have to provide too much play-space for children outside.

The Mayor does however recognize the high quality design of the proposals for Chambers Wharf but with the affordable housing provision unacceptably low, plus the lack of a thorough assessment of strategic views that the scheme could affect, it appears that more work will be needed before it can begin on site disappointing the developer who had hoped for a quick start in 2008.








London based developer Investland has been given the go ahead to start work on its planned project for Edmonton, Adelphi Point.

Yet to enjoy the growth other fringe parts of the capital are currently experiencing the scheme promises to be the starting point for rejuvenation of the area that is located in the London Borough of Enfield.

Sited on an old petrol station on Fore Street the development, which has been described by local planners as a "strong landmark" comes from the drawing board of Parritt Leng architects. The project will play host to 520 square metres of A1 commercial space located at ground level along with 24 apartments.

It will feature a 29.5 metre, nine-storey tower attached to a three storey base. The lower level of the project will have glass facades whilst part of the tower and the upper level of the base is dominated by vertical fins running up the remainder of it giving the building a distinctive and striking appearance.

With sustainable being the first word on peoples lips these days the project will not disappoint the greenies, natural ventilation and insulation is built in to lower the buildings energy demands and solar panels to heat water for the building are incorporated into the roof.

As London's commuter belt widens, Edmonton's close proximity and good transport links means that the area is now predicted to become one of the next big locations to be swarmed on by city workers who either just manage not to earn enough to live in the capital or wish to go home to somewhere a little less hectic.

Work should start on the site very soon although as of yet no completion date has been given but it shouldn't be long before Edmonton can start to enjoy its latest landmark.






Eco Tower Vision In Waterloo

These are the first images of a highly conceptual tower by Willingale Associates to stand next to Waterloo in London.

The Waterloo Trilogy Tower, which is still at the early stages of design, will see a hotel between 200 and 400 rooms built on the site on a plot of land immediately adjacent to Waterloo Station that is currently occupied by a two story building next to Pear Place and Spur Road.

In terms of location it ties in with the recently announced planned regeneration of the area that includes several towers and improvements to the train station that promise to completely transform the area if realised.

The buildings height will be about 30 storeys but that isn't counting the top. The design features a heavy environmental aspect with an array of wind turbines located at the upper quarter of the building. There will also be integrated solar panels and ground source heat pumps.

The inclusion of both wind turbines and solar panels is unusual for a British building as most that incorporate renewables rely on one source rather than both meaning they lack the all round ability to generate power in both good and bad weather.

Willingale Associates work as both architects and development consultants, which means they specialise in feasibility studies. Whether the plans surface remains to be seen but either way, it gives a tantalizing glimpse of what we can expect from Waterloo in the future.








Hilton Hotels Aim For Sutton Tower

Proposals have been put forward to redevelop a site in the London Borough of Sutton and have been reviewed by the Mayor of London.

Currently the site that faces onto Brighton Road is occupied by two buildings one of twelve storeys, and the other of three storeys which were built way back in 1963.

The proposal which has been put forward by Sutherland House limited will see a mixed use 20 storey tower, which has been designed by Orbit Architects replace the existing buildings.

The new building will be constructed from concrete and glass and have a resemblance to the present building which will help it meld in with the surrounding area. Basement floors to the back of the tower will house machinery along with car parking and bike parking areas. The main tower will sit on top of a podium which will provided retail spaces and Grade A office spaces .

Above this a cantilevered hotel block which will have a timber underside to add interest will be present, this will house a 70 room hotel to be run by the Hilton Hotels which will also provide a conference room breakfast room and a health studio. The top two storeys of the tower will house a restaurant that will offer patrons excellent views of London.

The remainder of the tower will be dedicated to providing 96 1-3 bedroom apartments 40% of which will be classed as affordable housing, this falls short of the 50% required by the London Plan Policy. The proposal also neglects to provide child recreational space and it has been recommended that the flat roof could be used to meet this requirement.

All in all with a few minor adjustments the proposal should gain approval with the powers that be and Sutton could soon be looking forward to its first tall addition to its centre for many years.


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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #1109
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More projects going on.



City - London.
Height - 67.00 m
Floors - 22

Building Specification
Status Under Construction

Proposal date 2006
Construction start
date 2007

Roof Height (AGL) 67.00 *

Total Floors (O.G) 22

Market Data
Primary Use Residential
Flats 140

see more details on the PDF: http://www.cfc.ie/pdf/OneStratford%20Brochure.pdf




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SQM Office Scheme For Canary Wharf.

Developer, the Grattan Property Company, is aiming to build a new office skyscraper on the edge of the Canary Wharf estate at 1 Park Place.

A scoping report has been examining the feasibility of a large scheme on the site. The 122,000 square metre proposals could rise to as much as 44 floors, and will replace a previous design for a mere ten floors that was worked on by Michael Squire and Partners and then abruptly withdrawn in 2007.

The earlier plans had 25,000 square metres of office space with the largest floor being 2,663 square metres showing the developer is aiming for a substantial increase in what they can cram in on each floor that they will struggle to realize without building out on the dock.

As it is scoping out the options for the site, it is perfectly possible that the developer is examining the maximum they think they can fit on it and will reduce the scale of what they want for a planning application.

It's not a surprising move however. The valuable L shaped site lies to the immediate west of Cabot Square with West India Avenue to its north and Westferry Circus to the west and is one of the few sites not owned by Canary Wharf that is so close to the core of the estate, almost a "cant lose" option for a future successful and tall office development.




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40 Marsh Wall
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Architect BUJ Architects
Developer Commander Estates

Address 40 Marsh Wall, Isle of Dogs, London. E14 9TP

Council Tower Hamlets

Building Specification
Status Pre Planning
Proposal date 2007

Roof Height (AGL) 122.00

Total Floors (O.G) 40
Market Data
Primary Use Residential
more info on ther website http://www.buj.com/



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Old January 26th, 2008, 07:59 PM   #1110
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More projects of BUJ Architects...




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Old February 4th, 2008, 01:27 AM   #1111
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Pan Peninsula and Ability Place under construction
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Old February 7th, 2008, 01:48 AM   #1112
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New Project for Croydon, found by London lad.

Could be between 200m-300m. If this is office, and it has extra features like spires/fins, it could possibly even be a supertall.

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Will country's tallest tower block be built in Croydon?
Exclusive By Graham Moody


The Croydon skyline may soon challenge the dizzy heights of New York after one developer revealed he is considering building the country's tallest tower block in the town centre.

The 60-storey building, which will be two floors higher than the country's current highest in Canary Wharf, would be part of a redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre and radically change a skyline already nicknamed mini-Manhattan.

Croydon's current tallest building is the not yet opened Altitude 25 in Fairfield Road, but at just 27 storeys it would be dwarfed by the new tower block.

Howard Holdings, which also developed Altitude 25, has been planning the shopping centre's regeneration for the past 18 months and expects to have a planning application in by the end of March.

The company bought the 11-acre, 93,000 sq ft, site in a joint venture with Anglo Irish Bank.

Chief executive Greg Coughlan said: "We are planning a complete redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre from the Marks and Spencer end. We're going to refurbish the whole lot and we're taking down a couple of the towers and we're going to put up two big towers. We are looking at a sixty-storey tower."

The building may though be too late to make it into the record books as the country's tallest, with plans already granted for the 72-storey Shard building in London Bridge.

Max Menon, chairman of Croydon Business Improvement District, welcomed the idea as good for the town's economy.
“We are planning a complete redevelopment of the Whitgift Centre from the Marks and Spencer end. We’re going to refurbish the whole lot and we’re taking down a couple of the towers and we’re going to put up two big towers. We are looking at a sixty-storey tower.”
Chief executive Greg Coughlan

"If it regenerates Croydon I don't see any issue with and it will bring plenty of benefits," he added. "If you build a 60-storey building you are going to have a lot of people working in Croydon and it's going to bring money into Croydon one-way or another."

Cabinet member for planning, Councillor Chris Wright, was among a group of delegates who took a model of the town centre to the world property market summit in Cannes last year and he feels that decision paid off.

He said: "We wouldn't rule out a tower of that size just for being 60-storeys but it needs to be in the right place for it to work. It just shows how well Croydon is thought of as people are coming to us from all over the place asking what they can do and where they can do it as they know Croydon is on the up and will be a superb place in the future."

Mr Coughlan was at a topping out ceremony for Altitude 25 last Wednesday, where it was revealed that two penthouses at the 82-metre tower had already been sold for more than £1million.

The penthouses, which are 2,113 sq ft and 1,390 sq ft, were sold as empty "shells", allowing the buyers to decide everything about the layout, including how many rooms they want.

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Old February 7th, 2008, 12:23 PM   #1114
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Costs treble for Zaha's exotic 2012 Aquatic Centre

The UK’s Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has reported that Zaha’s Aquatic Centre will now cost £210 million GBP, three times the original budget of £75 million. Part of the overrun is due to the UK’s VAT tax but moulded components in Zaha’s sweeping roof and expensive glass panels have been blamed as well. The roof is expected to cost £60 million alone.









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HKRs Cantilevered Offices Get Thumbs Up

Telereal's £74 million development in the City of London to replace the Fore Street Telephone Exchange has been given the thumbs up by the local council.

Sandwiched on a plot near Moorgate Station between Moorhouse, Citypoint and the Barbican, the 56 metre tall office development will have 13 floors above ground and 56,000 square metres of which 31,800 will be grade A commercial space.

It's been designed by architects HKR, who have come up with a large rectangular block with easily configurable regular floor-plates that can offer the maximum amount of space per floor.

The roof line dominated by an angled top that will allow the office occupiers to have roof gardens on no less than six different levels creating a relatively large amount of outdoor space to be enjoyed. This is a solution that means that different tenants on each of the top floors can have their own private space rather than share with other companies.

At ground level ringing the outside, V columns are noticeable. Their purpose is not purely a solid decorative contrast to the glass of the ground level as the Crossrail tunnel will cut under the site.

Rather than dig exceptionally deep foundations, as with the nearby Moorhouse that manages to reach 57 metres below ground, these columns will help cantilever the building weight away from the centre of the plot and on to the edge of the site.








Tower 42 Owners Plan New Extensions

Tower 42 could be set for a make-over if new plans by joint owners, Hermes and Black Rock are realised.

Faced with the growing competition as one of the only skyscrapers in the City of London from a whole host of new towers such as 122 Leadenhall and the Bishopsgate Tower that offer much more by the way of square metres.

Their solution to responding to these rival developments is to radically rebuild the glass podium that connects the tower to Old Broad Street by creating a glass honeycomb of offices in it’s place that will rise up to eleven floors tall designed by Studio Egret West.

The existing pin-striped glass and stainless stel main structure of the skyscraper will remain intact but the new development will total about 25,000 square metres, a net increase of 11,000 on what is presently there.

Many improvements are also planned to the current public realm at the base of the tower which is dominated by a labyrinth of raised passages making existing pedestrian access through the site a confusing experience. These will be removed with new links through the site built in their place.

Development of the site is complicated by some of the lower-rise historic Gibson Banking Hall next to the skyscraper that dictated the originally cantilevered nature of the Natwest Tower when it was originally built in the 1970s.

There is also the issue of existing tenancies such as the Royal Bank of Scotland which the developers hope can be persuaded to surrender its lease before the end of the year so that work can begin. 20 and 30 Old Broad Street are also up for development as part of the scheme meaning it will have to be phased in over ten years.

Hermes and Black Rock are aiming for beginning consultations with the planning department at the City of London on how to proceed this summer.





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Ballymores Latest Docklands Tower Approved!

Busy residential developer, Ballymore, has secured planning permission for their latest development in London's Docklands.




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New 50 floor skyscraper for Canary Wharf

From Jef at SSP.

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LBTH mentions the request for scoping opinion in support of an application for 50 storey and 10 storey towers to provide 405 residential units with retail and leisure facilities at Innovation Centre / Canary Wharf (one og those sites between Exchange Tower and Wood Wharf, at the east of the estate).
Here's how the current plans for Canary Wharf now look...

Black-Built
Green- U/C, Prep
Red- Proposed
Blue- Pre-Planning


Riverside South Tower 1- 236m
1 Canada Square- 235m
North Quay Tower 1- 216m
North Quay Tower 3- 203m

8 Canada Square- 200m
25 Canada Square- 200m
Heron Quays West Tower 1- 198m
Riverside South Tower 2- 189m
1 Park Place 180m?
1 Churchill Place- 156m
25 Bank Street- 153m
40 bank Street- 153m
10 Upper Bank Street- 151m
225 Marshwall-150m?
30 Marshwall- 150m?
Admiral's Way- 150m?

Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
Heron Quays West Tower 2- 147m
The Landmark East Tower- 140m
Quebec Tower- 136m
Baltimore Wharf- 131m
Pan Peninsula West Tower- 122m
40 Marshwall- 122m?
North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Trafalgar Way Tower 1- 120m?
Arrowhead Quay- 113m
No.1 West India Quay- 111m
33 Canada Square- 105m
Ontario Tower- 104m
Trafalgar Way Tower 2- 100m?
South Quay Square Phase 2- 100m

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I don't quite like the tower 42 extension Its alright i guess...
I like the Chambers street design
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These 3 Foster towers on the Embankment have just been approved.

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This is Wood Wharf - a massive expansion of Canary Wharf.

Planning documents now available online:
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