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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:22 PM   #11901
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185 Park Street | Bankside SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1700771

Official website: http://www.185parkstreetlondon.co.uk/



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  • Address: 185 Park Street, London SE1
  • Developer: Delancey
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Floors: 20 | 14 | 9
  • Homes: 170

Plans for 185 Park Street have been submitted for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.



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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:27 PM   #11902
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Embassy Gardens | Nine Elms SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1738434

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



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  • Address: Embassy Gardens, Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architects: Terry Farrell and Partners, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, AHMM and FLACQ
  • Homes: 1,982
  • Site area: 15 acres





This morning at Embassy Gardens. Update from @EmbassyGardens:

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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:38 PM   #11903
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52 Lime Street | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://52limestreet.co.uk/



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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



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Old November 18th, 2014, 05:52 PM   #11904
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Vauxhall Cross | Vauxhall SW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1623494

Official website: https://consultations.tfl.gov.uk/roads/vauxhall-cross



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  • New transport interchange
  • New pedestrianised space
  • Two-way working on the roads immediately surrounding the transport interchange

Plans to redevelop the Vauxhall Cross vicinity have been unveiled:



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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #11905
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Does this mean the 'ski jump' is going?
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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:17 PM   #11906
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Does this mean the 'ski jump' is going?
Yes.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:52 PM   #11907
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Any news on the Vauxhall cross towers ?.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 06:56 PM   #11908
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Any news on the Vauxhall cross towers ?.
If there was, it would have been posted here.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 07:34 PM   #11909
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The speed at which 52 Lime Street is coming apace is impressive, hopefully it continues.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 08:43 PM   #11910
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Welcome! I hope this answers some of your questions:

1) Classic architecture isn't demolished in order for these new projects to be built. The majority of high profile projects in London today are being built on what was disused or derelict sites. The Canary Wharf/Docklands area was a derelict, former port. Nine Elms was full of warehouses and a derelict power station. The Greenwich Peninsula was a derelict, former gasworks area. King's Cross Central was a derelict, post-industrial railway goods yard. The majority of buildings being demolished to make way for other new developments are postwar constructions.

2) Construction can commence following the confirmation of approval. Developers can decide to start construction straight away or hold back, depending on a range of factors such as real estate market conditions. In the event that a developer holds back for too long, they have to reapply for planning permission.
thanks a lot for the info...
and since you seem to be the expert here, are there any other major towers (100+ metres and except 52 Lime Street) u/c or approved in The City? I would really love it if The City became a little more dense and upscale.
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Old November 18th, 2014, 09:02 PM   #11911
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thanks a lot for the info...
and since you seem to be the expert here, are there any other major towers (100+ metres and except 52 Lime Street) u/c or approved in The City? I would really love it if The City became a little more dense and upscale.
Coming up in the City of London, there's 100 Bishopsgate (172m), 40 Leadenhall Street (154m), Heron Plaza (135m) and the redevelopment of One Angel Court (101m).

And we await news concerning The Pinnacle (288m). It's recently been reported that a consortium backed by equity investors is close to taking up the development.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 07:53 AM   #11912
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London's place is - I think - both deserved and undeserved. In that it has some of the world's best skyscrapers - finished or proposed - but is also catching up from being three decades behind where it should be.
No offence, you don't know what you're talking about.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 03:23 PM   #11913
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I really do think that the Lime Steet Tower will bring some much needed 'meat' to the City Cluster. As will 100 Bishopsgate.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 05:18 PM   #11914
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Banyan Wharf | Hoxton N1

London forum thread: N/A

Official website: http://regal-homes.co.uk/developments/banyan-wharf/



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  • Address: 17-21 Wenlock Road, London N1
  • Developer: Regal Homes
  • Architect: Hawkins Brown
  • Cost: £10 million
  • Homes: 50
  • Tallest cross-laminated timber building in Europe

A timelapse of construction to date at Banyan Wharf:



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Old November 19th, 2014, 06:29 PM   #11915
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No offence, you don't know what you're talking about.
In what sense?
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Old November 19th, 2014, 10:42 PM   #11916
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In what sense is london 30 years behind what 'it should be'? Yes there have been wars amongst other misfortunes etc but how do we justify what 'should' have been London's fate anyhow? If youre referring to londons high rise development being held back, look at new york. Unrestrained urban develpment throughout the period you refer to. And important to note is that nyc is of a similar level of preservation and 'intactness' of classical architecture that london is- yet london was blitzed, new york was untouched after ww2. Despite London's awful urban planning, had it deveopmened at new yorks rate and in the vein of (modern and high rise) construction as NYC then I fear London would look horrific today. Be thankful things are as they are, id say its all working out rather well.
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Old November 19th, 2014, 10:43 PM   #11917
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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/



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  • Address: The Peninsula Tower, Tunnel Avenue, London SE10
  • Developer: Grove Developments
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100



Progress at the Peninsula Tower and Intercontinental Hotel. Photos by Matt Buck:


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Old November 20th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #11918
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Banyan Wharf | Hoxton N1

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I'm liking the part-adhesion, part-subversion of the cuboid NLV with the cargotecture-esque rotated bits on the top. more of that sort of thing sprinkled around the endless NLV builds wouldn't hurt IMO!
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Old November 20th, 2014, 12:49 AM   #11919
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In what sense is london 30 years behind what 'it should be'? Yes there have been wars amongst other misfortunes etc but how do we justify what 'should' have been London's fate anyhow? If youre referring to londons high rise development being held back, look at new york. Unrestrained urban develpment throughout the period you refer to. And important to note is that nyc is of a similar level of preservation and 'intactness' of classical architecture that london is- yet london was blitzed, new york was untouched after ww2. Despite London's awful urban planning, had it deveopmened at new yorks rate and in the vein of (modern and high rise) construction as NYC then I fear London would look horrific today. Be thankful things are as they are, id say its all working out rather well.
What are you rambling on about? It has nothing to do with the Blitz. It has everything to do with the fact that most of these enormous London developments are actually redevelopments of previously used land or brownsites. The poor urban planning after the war lead to London being filled up with awful high rises that were not fit for purpose and an embarrassment to the city. Now we've finally gotten around to tearing them down.

Battersea power station is at the centre of one of the largest urban developments in Europe, and it was decommissioned thirty years ago. It has sat unused since then.
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Old November 20th, 2014, 11:50 AM   #11920
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I'm liking the part-adhesion, part-subversion of the cuboid NLV with the cargotecture-esque rotated bits on the top. more of that sort of thing sprinkled around the endless NLV builds wouldn't hurt IMO!
It's the most interesting take on NLV I've seen thus far!

I wasn't aware that construction was so advanced.
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