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Old March 26th, 2008, 05:36 PM   #1141
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Renzo Piano unveils new plans for London!









New London landmark for Legal & General and Mitsubishi estate company.
A new central London landmark is unveiled today as part of the regeneration of the Saint Giles area. Central Saint Giles, which is due for completion by the end of 2009, is the new groundbreaking 500,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme from internationally acclaimed architect Renzo Piano and joint developers Legal & General and Mitsubishi Estate Company.

Central Saint Giles, which replaces a redundant 1960’s office block previously occupied by the Ministry of Defence, is an environmentally friendly, sustainable, colourful development that comprises office space, retail, restaurants, cafes, residential and a new public piazza. The development, on which building work has already started, will be a pedestrian-friendly site, connecting five different regions of the West End.

On a 1.75-acre island site, the development sits in a strategic, exceptionally well-connected, location between Oxford Street and Covent Garden. The design consists of three buildings with 13 irregularly orientated, individually coloured ceramic & glass facades. When completed, Central Saint Giles will be 12 storeys tall and will comprise 393,000 sq ft of high quality office space with some of the largest floor plates (42,000 sq ft) in the West End, 27% of the site’s area is dedicated to open space and the development includes 109 residential units, 50% of which will be affordable housing.

World renowned architect Renzo Piano commented: “The architectural challenge was to create a development that brings heart and soul into a forgotten part of Central London’s urban fabric. A place that, by adding levitated, articulated and colourful buildings, physically expresses the people-focused and socially responsible credentials of modern corporate tenants”. < p>Bovis Lend Lease is building the scheme, Stanhope plc have been appointed as development managers and Bovis as construction managers. Fletcher Priest have been appointed as Renzo Piano Building Workshop’s executive architects to the site. The joint letting agents are Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield

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Old March 27th, 2008, 04:40 PM   #1142
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Green Tower Plans In London.



HTA Architects has designed a new eco-tower to stand overlooking Pinchin Street in east London.

Located on the western fringe of the Borough of Tower Hamlets about 200 metres east of Tower Gateway Station, the scheme directly overlooks the existing DLR to which it will stand to the immediate north of.

The tower element of the scheme reaches 28 storeys tall stands atop a long low-rise podium stretching from west to east along the bank of the railway line on what is currently an abandoned site.

Cladding of the proposal is complicated with a mesh-like patchwork of different patterns with a strong vertical emphasis. Between gaps of this are the balconies for residents. Projecting windows extend further out from the mesh near the top of the tower combining with the façade overrun to give it a distinctly rectangular feel that would dominate were it not for the gently curving profile the building will boast.

In total the scheme developed by The Environment Trust who specialise in social housing will hold 130 new homes. The Pinchin Street proposals however are broader than this containing a mixture of affordable, shared, and privately owned housing plus a raft of new amenities for the community in the podium section including retail outlets and a new health care unit.


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Old March 28th, 2008, 03:55 AM   #1143
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I thought this was worth a mention here too:

redesign of Baltimore Wharf Phase II, tallest tower will now be 149.2m, there will be a public resteraunt at the top:

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Thanks to London Lad for the first two renders.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 05:09 AM   #1144
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This city seems to have a new proposal each day and yet there seems to be very few buildings actually under construction.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 01:36 PM   #1145
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Shard- Demolition underway
Pinnacle- Demolition underway
122 Leadenhall- Demolition underway, basement works underway
Heron- Prep
Riverside South- Basement works underway


Obviously construction can't happen on some of them while the buildings are still up, but all the big sites are now active. The 'lack of construction' argument doesn't work anymore.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #1146
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london is just too crowd!
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Old March 28th, 2008, 05:07 PM   #1147
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Last design! really stunning like the PB-Towers in Paris!
Londen needs high-tech not old classicals! More of that stuff please.


PB towers proposed in Paris.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 06:00 PM   #1148
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Shard- Demolition underway
Pinnacle- Demolition underway
122 Leadenhall- Demolition underway, basement works underway
Heron- Prep
Riverside South- Basement works underway


Obviously construction can't happen on some of them while the buildings are still up, but all the big sites are now active. The 'lack of construction' argument doesn't work anymore.
Well, actually it does, given SSC's strict parameters on what constitutes construction.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:41 PM   #1149
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145m Tall Proposed For Ram Brewery In SW15!

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The wraps have come off property company, Minervas, plans for high-rise regeneration of the Ram Brewery site in Wandsworth, south western London.

The scheme has been designed by EPR Architects. It is dominated by the two large elliptical residential towers planned to stand on the north western portion of the site rising to 32 and 42 storeys respectively which translates into 145.5 metres above ground level with the shorter tower at 114 metres.

Dominated by a light touch, the twin towers will have stainless steel, opaque windows and extensive glass curtain walling. As with many residential towers with oval floor-plates from the Ontario Tower onwards, they are topped by lip-stick like sloping roofs.

A series of other residential blocks are also included in the plans including a part-9, part-16 storey tower 51 metre tall building overlooking Armoury Way that stands above underground parking.

In a nod to the existing listed buildings, the existence of which could scupper development if English Heritage get their way, is the inclusion in the proposals of the protected Stable Block that will be retained and refitted in a conversion favourable to their original historical condition.

The development comprises of 831 new residential units of which 207 will be social housing. There is also 12,204 square metres of new retail space planned, 2,226 square metres of office space and underground car-parking for 492 vehicles.

What Wandsworth make of this latest scheme remains to be seen but combined with almost equally tall plans for Clapham Junction, and even Will Alsop's proposals for Putney, it seems that the wind of change could be blowing through the borough with developers finally daring to propose truly tall buildings.

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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #1150
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This is the first image of the twin towers that could dramatically change the skyline of south London.

Mira Bar-Hillel, Planning Correspondent


Developer Minerva wants to build residential skyscrapers of 39 and 29 storeys on the 16.5-acre site of the Young's Ram brewery in Wandsworth, which it bought for £69 million in August last year.

The proposal has met with massive local opposition.

Minerva is expected to make a planning application this month to build the towers as well as a low-rise development featuring 700 flats and shops and restaurants including cafés overlooking the river Wandle. The listed brewery buildings would be incorporated into the scheme.

Minerva describes its proposal as a "new urban quarter", recreating the attractions of Marylebone High Street and opening up the site to the public.

Critics say the scale of development in the heart of the Wandsworth conservation area is inappropriate and transport infrastructure would be overwhelmed. John Dawson, chairman of the Wandsworth Society, said: "We think the proposal constitutes a gross over-development of the site."

Minerva director Mark Cherry said: "These tall buildings are envisaged to become landmark structures for the borough."

Sue Roscoe Watts of the Town Centre Partnership, which represents local businesses, said: "People's perceptions of Wandsworth will change forever. It will be the smart new address south of the river."

Riverside landmark: The proposed redevelopment of Young's Ram brewery faces stiff opposition


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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:46 PM   #1151
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More pics!!!







link at locationmap: http://www.minervaplc.co.uk/files/de...Illuspopup.jpg

website: http://www.minervaplc.co.uk/developments/?id=3432
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:48 PM   #1152
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More pics!!!


link at locationmap: http://www.minervaplc.co.uk/files/de...Illuspopup.jpg

website: http://www.minervaplc.co.uk/developments/?id=3432

This development comprises three individual sites: The Ram Brewery, Capital Studios site and 20-30 Buckhold Road, London SW18. The acquisition price for the sites total £83.5 million. To finance these acquisitions, a project loan facility has been put in place.

This project represents an exciting mixed-use opportunity in an affluent catchment area of South-West London. The team have produced some exciting designs which are for a high quality residential-led mixed-use scheme. We have consulted with the local authority and other relevant stakeholders for this important town centre location.

A planning application was submitted in February 2008 for a scheme in excess of 1 million sq.ft. of accommodation, comprising approximately 1,000 apartments and 200,000 sq.ft. of retail, restaurant and office space.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 07:58 PM   #1153
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Walbrook Square

Atelier Foster Nouvel was formed specifically for the design of in the heart of the City of London!











This major mixed-use scheme regenerates an important 3.5 acre site in the heart of the City, next to Bank. It creates a new retail offer for the area, re-opening a network of old routes as pedestrian streets and introducing shops and cafés. The project includes four office buildings and a new central square. Renewable energy technologies will include photovoltaics and ground water cooling, and rainwater harvesting will also be employed.



Planning permission was granted in December 2007.



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Old March 28th, 2008, 08:11 PM   #1154
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more pics...

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Well, actually it does, given SSC's strict parameters on what constitutes construction.
Like I said, things CAN'T be U/C if the buildings are still on site, and FACT is all the big sites are now active in some way.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 08:41 PM   #1156
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Amazing projects!
I love the redesign of Baltimore Wharf Phase II even if it looks like PB towers proposed in Paris.
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I love the redesign of Baltimore Wharf Phase II even if it looks like PB towers proposed in Paris.
Yes, it's much better. The old one was OK, but I really like this one.

I am a big advocator of Paris' PB Towers. Ironically, this was a comment I found yesterday of mine not long after I saw the renders:

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Indeed. As I said in the Paris thread, something like that in Canary Wharf would be excellent
In all honesty I never expected it to happen.
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Old March 30th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #1158
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A lot of amazing projects going on right now in London!

Keep us updated!
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Old March 30th, 2008, 11:47 PM   #1159
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[IMG]http://*************************/london/jpgs/walbrook_square_stanhope041207_2.jpg[/IMG]

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What can I say....probably the best comprehensive redevelopment I've seen in Europe. This is the one of the best balance you can achieve between corporate architecture, public realm, sleekness and architectural merit.

STUNNING.

The work of a DOUBLE PRITZKER PRICE ATELIER!
As Jean Nouvel has just received the accolade for 2008.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 03:31 PM   #1160
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amazing project of that couple of starchitects.

congratulations London! ...another time
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