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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:14 AM   #12221
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Shard Lights | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=407549

Official website: http://www.the-shard.com/shard/news-...on-for-london/



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  • Designer: Jason Bruges Studio
  • Display time: 5pm to midnight
  • Display period: 19-31 December 2014

Shard Lights is an ongoing light display at the Shard. The top 40 storeys of the tower are lit-up in a unique display every night from the 19th to 31st December:

- AOL: The Shard to put on light show every night until New Year

- The Guardian: London’s Shard skyscraper lit up in festive lighting display

- Evening Standard: Stunning pictures show The Shard lit up with spectacular glowing art installation



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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:18 AM   #12222
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=431133

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



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  • Address: Principal Place, Worship Street, London EC2
  • Developer: Brookfield and Concord Pacific
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m and 67m
  • Floors: 51 and 17



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Old December 23rd, 2014, 01:40 PM   #12223
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Dollis Valley Regeneration | Barnet EN5

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1787339

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



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  • Address: Dollis Valley Estate, Barnet EN5
  • Developer: Countryside
  • Architect: Alison Brooks Architects
  • Cost: £100 million ($155m)
  • Homes: 631

The regeneration of the Dollis Valley Estate in Barnet, north London. The main construction phase commences early 2015:









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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:42 PM   #12224
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Layout of Dollis valley is quite bad. It's like counsil estate again with little bit better house fronts. Barking Riverside even has more greenery and space between houses. That one little small green space for all those houses is pathetic.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 02:55 PM   #12225
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American urbanism from the 70's

Individual houses, individuals cars...... Will the Anglo-Saxon never have a sustainable thinking?
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 03:00 PM   #12226
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American urbanism from the 70's

Individual houses, individuals cars...... Will the Anglo-Saxon never have a sustainable thinking?
Garden city concept is actually from Britain. Now widely used elsewhere. Living roofs on majority of large development is now a standard with sustainable standard level 4 or above: http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/upl...sust_homes.pdf.

This particular design is bad, can't argue but what individual houses have to do with sustainable thinking? I would probably have to say, they are much better for the environment than anything else.

Cars... provided London has one of the best public transport system in the World it won't be much of the issue: http://jalopnik.com/these-ten-cities...-wo-1610824583
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 04:09 PM   #12227
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Individual houses, individuals cars...... Will the Anglo-Saxon never have a sustainable thinking?
The Dollis Valley Regeneration is hardly representative of other regeneration and redevelopment schemes ongoing in London. It's relatively small in context, at the sleepy northern fringe of London's urban area.

It's not quite as you envisioned it either. The phase commencing construction in early 2015 comprises 84 three-storey townhouses and 79 apartments. The residential units will attain a minimum of Level 4 of the Code for Sustainable Homes, which in simple terms means a very high level of sustainability and energy efficiency.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 04:50 PM   #12228
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Pinewood Studios Expansion | Iver Heath SL0

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=547495

Official website: http://www.pinewoodgroup.com/pinewoodexpansion



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  • Developer: Pinewood Group
  • Cost: £194 million ($300m)
  • Studios and stages: 30,000m²
  • Workshops: 32,500m²
  • Offices: 34,500m²

Plans for the first phase of the Pinewood Studios project have been approved by South Bucks District Council:

- Hollywood: Pinewood Studios expansion given go ahead

- BBC News: Pinewood Studios £200m expansion plan to begin

- Pinewood: Construction to begin on Pinewood Studios Development Framework










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Old December 23rd, 2014, 05:05 PM   #12229
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Custom House Station | Custom House E16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=871486

Official website: http://www.crossrail.co.uk/route/stations/custom-house/



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  • Address: Custom House, Victoria Dock Road, London E16
  • Lines: Crossrail and DLR
  • Cost: £35 million ($55m)

A 90 tonne bridge has been lifted into place at Custom House Station, which is currently around halfway towards completion:

- Crossrail: 90 tonne bridge lifted into place at Custom House station

- Rail Magazine: Bridge installed as part of Custom House Crossrail station

- Newham Recorder: Bridge installation brings Custom House station close to halfway point




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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:26 PM   #12230
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Blossom Street | Spitalfields E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1727385

Official website: http://www.blossomstreet-e1.com/



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  • Address: Blossom Street, London E1
  • Developer: British Land
  • Architect: AHMM
  • Cost: £300 million ($465m)
  • Office space: 32,000m²
  • Retail units: 13
  • Homes: 40

Plans for the Blossom Street development have been submitted for approval:

- Building Design: AHMM City fringe scheme in for planning

- Evening Standard: British Land set to blossom with Spitalfields project

- British Land: British Land submits planning application for Blossom Street site, E1
















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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:43 PM   #12231
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So good to see the Pinewood Studios expansion approved, finally! Does anybody know what the semi-circular inverted dome is in some of those pictures?
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 07:03 PM   #12232
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It's half a Coliseum. Indicative of what that space can be used for.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 08:29 PM   #12233
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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 from the Blackwall Basin and Poplar. Photos by chest:



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Old December 23rd, 2014, 09:49 PM   #12234
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48 Leicester Square | West End WC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236014

Official website: N/A



Project facts
  • Address: 48 Leicester Square, London WC2
  • Developer: Linseed Assets
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Floorspace: 17,300m²
  • Floors: 9



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Old December 23rd, 2014, 10:08 PM   #12235
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Incredible to see it gutted like that with only the facade remaining.

Obviously, plenty of older buildings have undergone a similar process. But I've never seen it from such an angle before, showing the cavernous interior.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 10:39 PM   #12236
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Indeed. It's the high vantage point shots that give justice to the scale and scope of this project.
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 11:17 PM   #12237
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Wow. And there was me thinking they were just making a curvier roof.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 12:12 AM   #12238
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The blossom street project is absolutely brilliant, there's no way it can be refused. Tower Hamlets council you know what you need to do !!!!.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 12:56 AM   #12239
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The blossom street project is absolutely brilliant, there's no way it can be refused. Tower Hamlets council you know what you need to do !!!!.
Agreed.

In terms of both materials and design, it's a stunning and sensitive mix of both the modern and the traditional.

Plus I'm a huge fan of London stock brick!
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Old December 24th, 2014, 01:21 AM   #12240
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It's extremely likely to be approved. A far superior proposal to what was previously planned for the site.

Construction will begin next year following approval.
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