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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:40 PM   #12321
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For anyone around the world that didn't get the chance to see London bring in the New Year.

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:49 PM   #12322
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Thanks all!

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Hey SE9, i know its not as glamorous as most of the projects you have published but there is another massive project that has been approved recently that deserves a place in your large scale infrastructure projects list...

Thames Tideway Tunnel - http://www.thamestidewaytunnel.co.uk/

Type - Urban wastewater infrastructure
Status - Planning consent approved
Construction Period - 2016 - 2023
Tunnel length - 25 km (16 mi)
Cost of construction - £4.2 billion (2012 capital cost est.)
You're right, important one too. There's several other billion-pound infrastructure projects that I didn't list, such as various tube modernisation works, because they're not covered in the London forum.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:54 PM   #12323
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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/



Project facts
  • Address: The Peninsula Tower, Tunnel Avenue, London SE10
  • Developer: Grove Developments
  • Architect: RTKL Associates
  • Floors: 24
  • Homes: 100



The Intercontinental Hotel nearing external completion. Photo by chest:

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 05:58 PM   #12324
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Baltimore Tower | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=105569479

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



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  • Address: 30 Limeharbour, London E14
  • Developer: Galliard Developments
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Height: 150m
  • Floors: 44



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Old January 2nd, 2015, 06:48 PM   #12325
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What exactly are you shaking your head at?
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:02 PM   #12326
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I'd assume that he's in agreement with you and similarly critical of the practice.

It's not gone unnoticed by many (including those unconnected to either city/country) so best not to worry about it.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 07:08 PM   #12327
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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



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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:00 PM   #12328
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M by Montcalm | City Road EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=445920

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



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  • Address: 151-157 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Endora
  • Architect: Squire and Partners
  • Floors: 24
  • Hotel rooms: 300

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Old January 2nd, 2015, 11:09 PM   #12329
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The Eagle | City Road EC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=483737

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


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  • Address: 159 City Road, London EC1
  • Developer: Mount Anvil
  • Architect: Farrells
  • Floors: 27
  • Homes: 206



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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:01 AM   #12330
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The rounded tower has a bit of an early modern/ bauhaus feel to it
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:01 AM   #12331
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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









The Blossom Street locale pre-redevelopment. Photos by stevekeiretsu:


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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:11 AM   #12332
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^Really looks like something out of a Dickens novel. I hope they don´t clean up the area too much.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:17 AM   #12333
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The Montcalm nearing completion.
Inside as well as out?

They've only recently finished installing the cladding.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:18 AM   #12334
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Inside as well as out?

They've only recently finished installing the cladding.
Nearing external completion, with fit-out ongoing. I believe it opens in March.


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^Really looks like something out of a Dickens novel. I hope they don´t clean up the area too much.
I believe that being respectful to the area's character is central to the Blossom Street plans. The renders look promising, it'll be interesting to see them turn these dingy backstreets into a vibrant living and working quarter.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:18 AM   #12335
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The Corniche | Lambeth SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=497918

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...t/the-corniche




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  • Address: 20 Albert Embankment, London SE1
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 27 and 24
  • Homes: 253




The Corniche site today, photo by stevekeiretsu:


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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:25 AM   #12336
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Providence Tower | Blackwall E14

Providence Tower from the south and west, photos by Core Rising:
As much as I would like to take credit for those great shots of Providence Tower, they actually belong to Chest.

Here are my own efforts from today:

Looking towards New Providence Wharf by corerising, on Flickr

That is a cloud behind the providence tower crane, not a smudge.

Looking towards New Providence Wharf by corerising, on Flickr
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:36 AM   #12337
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Fixed, and great shots!
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 12:45 AM   #12338
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Damn, London really IS becoming a true Skyscraper City!
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:27 AM   #12339
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^Really looks like something out of a Dickens novel. I hope they don´t clean up the area too much.
Indeed. Very Dickensian. Boosted by the fact it was a fairly cold winter's day (so you can see the steamy vent thing), with the sun at completely the wrong angle for photography with the streets all dark.

It's remarkable how those cobbled, rotting-warehouse-lined, ultra-dickensian streets are...

Norton Folgate by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

...THIS far away from the centre of the "CBD" -- that photo is the other side of the "block" being redeveloped, and look, you could be at the Heron Tower in 3-4 minutes walk. Crazy.

Someone on the london forum called it something like "one of the great urban transitions". I'm being romantic here, but I'd have to agree. I remember when I'd not long moved to London I had a mate who worked in the City, we'd meet for a quick drink in some banker's bar near Liverpool St then cut through these very streets to Brick Lane/Whitechapel where he lived. Always amazed me, stepping into a whole different social and architectural realm, literally in the turning of a corner.

As such, a little bit of me is sad it's being cleaned up at all, I wish it could stay miraculously forgotten and sh*tty despite being literally spitting distance from Broadgate Tower, forever. Completely perverse and irrational of course, but there's something about sh*t London I'm nostalgic about.

On the other hand, assuming that redevelopment of land/dead buildings in a location like this is inevitable, the plans looks pretty top notch imo. About the best project I've seen on these forums anywhere in London, in terms of preserving the best buildings, and respecting and integrating with the traditional materials and streetscape, with the ones which do have to be replaced. I can only hope it turns out as good as it looks and there are no nasty value engineering surprises along the way.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:56 AM   #12340
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Indeed. Very Dickensian. Boosted by the fact it was a fairly cold winter's day (so you can see the steamy vent thing), with the sun at completely the wrong angle for photography with the streets all dark.

It's remarkable how those cobbled, rotting-warehouse-lined, ultra-dickensian streets are...

Norton Folgate by stevekeiretsu, on Flickr

...THIS far away from the centre of the "CBD" -- that photo is the other side of the "block" being redeveloped, and look, you could be at the Heron Tower in 3-4 minutes walk. Crazy.

Someone on the london forum called it something like "one of the great urban transitions". I'm being romantic here, but I'd have to agree. I remember when I'd not long moved to London I had a mate who worked in the City, we'd meet for a quick drink in some banker's bar near Liverpool St then cut through these very streets to Brick Lane/Whitechapel where he lived. Always amazed me, stepping into a whole different social and architectural realm, literally in the turning of a corner.

As such, a little bit of me is sad it's being cleaned up at all, I wish it could stay miraculously forgotten and sh*tty despite being literally spitting distance from Broadgate Tower, forever. Completely perverse and irrational of course, but there's something about sh*t London I'm nostalgic about.

On the other hand, assuming that redevelopment of land/dead buildings in a location like this is inevitable, the plans looks pretty top notch imo. About the best project I've seen on these forums anywhere in London, in terms of preserving the best buildings, and respecting and integrating with the traditional materials and streetscape, with the ones which do have to be replaced. I can only hope it turns out as good as it looks and there are no nasty value engineering surprises along the way.
Will that street front be redeveloped along with the blossom street development? .
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