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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:17 PM   #12081
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Brentford Waterside | Brentford TW8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=119718985

Planning application: Hounslow P/2012/2735



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  • Address: Land to the south of Brentford High Street and Waterside, London TW8
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: AHMM, Maccreanor Lavington and Glenn Howells
  • Site area: 4.8 hectares
  • Homes: 876

Plans for phase one of Brentford Waterside have been approved by Hounslow Council and the Mayor of London:

- The Construction Index: Brentford Waterside plan approved

- Building: Plan to revive west London wasteland wins consent

- Architects Journal: Green light for Brentford Waterside masterplan










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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:28 PM   #12082
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Never a grey gloomy day in the renders. I want to visit this sunny warm London the renders always show!
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Old December 8th, 2014, 02:31 PM   #12083
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That's so convenient, as I do all my grocery shopping at Food Store.

And if I've got a bit of change left over, I love browsing around Books.

If I've got time left in my day, I usually go have a look in Tools, Home Decor, The Music Shop, and at the very end, go check my balance at Place To Store Your Money.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:35 PM   #12084
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Never a grey gloomy day in the renders. I want to visit this sunny warm London the renders always show!
There's plenty of renders with variable weather conditions, take this one for example.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 03:41 PM   #12085
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Tate Modern extension | Bankside SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=377117

Official website: http://www.tate.org.uk/about/project...modern-project



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  • Extension to the world's most visited gallery of modern art
  • Architect: Herzog & de Meuron
  • Cost: £215 million ($350m)
  • Completion: 2016



The Tate Modern extension this afternoon, courtesy of the Tate:

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Old December 8th, 2014, 07:12 PM   #12086
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Royal Arsenal Riverside | Woolwich SE18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1618803

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...enal-riverside



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  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Cost: £1.5 billion ($2.4bn)
  • Site area: 88 acres
  • Homes: 3,700

Plans for Royal Arsenal Square, a new public space at Royal Arsenal Riverside, have been submitted for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.









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Old December 8th, 2014, 08:07 PM   #12087
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The whole Royal Arsenal project is so blandly anonymous I can scarcely summon an emotion to describe it.

It's just there.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 09:07 PM   #12088
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have you seen it in person? it fantastic! some nice red steel on the balconies, countless very high quality renovations and lovely materials and massing on the new builds. all compliments each other perfectly- on a sunny day its glorious. some nice public spaces and mature trees/sculptures too. even the waterfront is nice. done wonders for Woolwich.
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Old December 8th, 2014, 09:57 PM   #12089
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Blandly anonymous?


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside - Woolwich, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


Royal Arsenal Riverside SE18, London by SE9 London, on Flickr


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Old December 8th, 2014, 10:32 PM   #12090
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the whole scheme is great and its getting better. I'd live there!
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Old December 8th, 2014, 11:04 PM   #12091
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It looks great... because of the old buildings.

The new ones are fairly anonymous. That's not to say they're bad, they've just bowed out to the existing stuff, which is obviously intentional. Garish wouldn't have been good here. I still think the waterfront towers could have been much better, though.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 03:37 AM   #12092
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I mean it's nice. It's clean and very neat. I just don't feel it has a character. It feels like a place that once had character, which has now had all the rough edges sanded off. Everything is smooth and tidy. No outrageous designs, no eye-catching sights.

I think the word I'd use to describe it is 'adequate'. it's exactly what it needs to be, but nothing more.

Again, just my opinion. Not saying it's bad, coulda been a lot better though, surely.
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Old December 9th, 2014, 01:58 PM   #12093
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WTF? Is that an emphatic 'did'?
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I lived in Woolwich and saw some of the developments, I'd say it was a very sympathetic and restrained redevelopment of teh area, creating quite an attractive and harmonious gentrification and redevelopment of teh area. Lets face it it has quite rough parts to it Woolwich and the development of the arsenal area has brought disparate but attractive buildings together into a community. How is the high street developing? Last time i was there, there were a few empty grand looking buildings.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 01:45 PM   #12095
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The old buildings are fine, the modern ones could be anywhere, especially the ones on the seventh pictures.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 01:46 PM   #12096
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I just don't feel it has a character. It feels like a place that once had character, which has now had all the rough edges sanded off. Everything is smooth and tidy. No outrageous designs, no eye-catching sights.
Welcome to London. Outrageous designs don't sell well with conservative buyers.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 03:12 PM   #12097
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Welcome to London. Outrageous designs don't sell well with conservative buyers.
Au contraire, mon ami.

The reality:

Star buyers snap up £1.8bn ($2.8bn) worth of property at Battersea Power Station
Evening Standard
November 2014


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More than £1.8 billion worth of homes have been sold at Battersea Power Station since they went on the market in January last year, the Standard has learned.

The total — equivalent to almost a quarter of the cost of the entire scheme — was boosted by a fresh wave of buying during a glitzy “world tour” of the plans for the development.

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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:01 PM   #12098
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Conservative and wealthy are not necessarily synonymous. Also, I'd hardly think that BPS is marketed to domestic investors. The article itself acknowledges it.

BPS is not outrageous design, it's good starchitect design.

Overall, the regeneration of that area of London is naturally a good thing, with possibly the best marketing and campaign I've seen so far for a development (not that there are many developments this size going on).

But at the end of the day they're just luxury flats, and the whole architecture is just meant to justify the luxury status of those blocks. They're pretty good, but I don't see anything revolutionary in it.

Just to make it clear: I do think there are revolutionary projects going on in London at this time.
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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:11 PM   #12099
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573332

Official website: N/A



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  • Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • Developer: Accor
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
  • Height: 124m
  • Floors: 39



Progress at the Novotel Hotel, photo by Tbeam:

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Old December 10th, 2014, 04:34 PM   #12100
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Worth noting that a planning application for a 9 storey building has been submitted for the site currently occupied by the 'North Pole' in the above photo.
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