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Old January 26th, 2015, 01:29 PM   #12681
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Another gay bar being forced out of Soho.

#savetheyard

The Yard bar and restaurant in Rupert Street is fighting development plans to cover the hugely popular, picturesque and last remaining Victorian open stable yard in Soho and dig down to create a large new basement. The developer is also keen to build three new flats over the bar and an historic timber pitched roof would be lost.

The Yard, which is independently run, has been given just a week’s notice that Westminster City Council intends to give the plans approval at a committee meeting next Tuesday, 27 January. The Yard needs your support to help stop this development.

http://www.qxmagazine.com/blog-event/savetheyard/

As well as 'Koreatown' at Centre Point wiped out.

http://londonist.com/2015/01/centre-...-crossrail.php
Jesus, that was one of the few places left in Soho with any character that wasn't snooty or horrific like G.A.Y. bar.

Some People may prefer Soho as it is becoming, but having worked there on and off for over a decade I am saddened at the loss of so many bars and clubs. There are more people now but far fewer places to go to dance or have a drink. As an area for eating sure it is great, but for people looking for an accessible nightlife it has become an embarrassment.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 02:09 PM   #12682
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Half-trillion pound 'Thames City' would create new Southern Powerhouse

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Great stuff! In all honesty thos of us who are on the Essex/London borders saw it coming; especially because of the 'Thames Gateway' project and what not. It makes sense.

I agree with you SE9... just call it Greater London lol
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Old January 26th, 2015, 02:23 PM   #12683
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London's homes are worth as much as Brazil's economy



The real estate boom has added $1.5 trillion to the value of British homes over the past five years and left London residential property worth as much as Brazil's economy.

Research by estate agents Savills shows U.K. houses and apartments were worth £5.75 trillion ($8.7 trillion) in 2014, an increase of almost one trillion pounds since 2009.

London's stock of homes is now worth as much as Brazil's annual GDP -- $2.2 trillion.

The city's economy has rebounded strongly since the financial crash and that has been reflected in soaring house prices. They're up 61% in the last five years, and 20% last year alone, although there are signs that the pace is slowing.

The gains have been driven by a combination of stronger domestic demand and an influx of cash from wealthy Russian and Chinese buyers.

Properties in two of London's most expensive boroughs -- Westminster, and Kensington and Chelsea -- are together worth $345 billion. That's more than the GDP of Denmark, the world's 35th biggest economy.

While prices have been rising in almost every region of the country, the number of homes financed by a mortgage has fallen by 800,000 in five years. Younger workers are finding it harder to save the down payments and are renting in ever greater numbers instead.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 02:24 PM   #12684
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Jesus, that was one of the few places left in Soho with any character that wasn't snooty or horrific like G.A.Y. bar.

Some People may prefer Soho as it is becoming, but having worked there on and off for over a decade I am saddened at the loss of so many bars and clubs. There are more people now but far fewer places to go to dance or have a drink. As an area for eating sure it is great, but for people looking for an accessible nightlife it has become an embarrassment.
Yeah I see your viewpoint and you're completely right. But it is what it is... areas change I guess.

Personally I've never been into Soho nightlife. Always preferred Camden and Shoreditch.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 04:06 PM   #12685
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haha another little dig at me. I'm always polite and friendly to you and you. I always respect your opinions regardless of whether I agree of them.
You know what, that is your problem. What people need to learn is not to respect the opinion of others, I mean why would you do that if you find what they say to be utterly false? I am not one of those people who go around feeling offended by everything and everyone (which seems to be so popular these days), however, ignorance backed up by "opinions" and "feelings" is something that always needs to be shot down. You probably have interests you know a lot about but clearly politics, history or urban matters are not among them so please in the future approach these subject with the utmost carefulness. Because what you're doing now goes beyond being rude, you are hijacking a potentially interesting discussion with relativist nonsense. Sorry for my bad manners.

That's all. Let's get back on topic.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:17 PM   #12686
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read what hes saying. hes saying it is becoming dull. and hes right, everything hes said is true.
Then he's still wrong. London isn't dull now, and it's not becoming dull either. It's becoming more diverse and interesting by the day. Anyone who says otherwise either doesn't know what the city is like now, or doesn't know what it was like even five years ago, to form an accurate comparison.

Are there areas of London that are becoming dull? Sure. But the sheer quantity of slums and skidrow districts that have become vibrant communities in recent times far outweighs any city banker commercialization that you imagine is going on.

As for the comment about London only being worthwhile if you're rich, well I say again, that's only the case if you need culture spoonfed to you on a platter. There's enough excitement for a thousand lifetimes just waiting to be uncovered, but unfortunately for some, it requires stepping off the starbucks-lined, guardian-approved well beaten track.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 06:22 PM   #12687
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You know what, that is your problem. What people need to learn is not to respect the opinion of others, I mean why would you do that if you find what they say to be utterly false? I am not one of those people who go around feeling offended by everything and everyone (which seems to be so popular these days), however, ignorance backed up by "opinions" and "feelings" is something that always needs to be shot down. You probably have interests you know a lot about but clearly politics, history or urban matters are not among them so please in the future approach these subject with the utmost carefulness. Because what you're doing now goes beyond being rude, you are hijacking a potentially interesting discussion with relativist nonsense. Sorry for my bad manners.

That's all. Let's get back on topic.
Firstly, people like you is the reason the world is going downhill. i.e. lack of respect and manners.

Show me where I have been politically or historically inaccurate. Literally show me where I have said something that proves that I know nothing of these 3 things... because as my memory serves I do not recall me commenting anything inaccurate that would lead you to believe that I am not knowledgeable in these matters.

Also; for what's it's worth I enjoy all 3 of those subjects. I'm just open minded.

Nor did I 'hijack' the conversation. You were the one who has brought me into this multiple times.


Note to Others: I am so sorry that I have to write this off-topic post, but I just can't let this ignorant person tell me that I am uneducated in 3 topics that I quite enjoy.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:10 PM   #12688
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haha another little dig at me. I'm always polite and friendly to you and you. I always respect your opinions regardless of whether I agree of them.

I think what people get annoyed at is not your opinions - but the way you go about expressing them. I've met toddlers with better manners than you I'm afraid.

There is literally no reason why you shouldn't have more manners and say things a little more softly. Of course; this is your choice.

Sorry for going off subject guys... I'm going to try and avoid these sort of debates in the future. It's a waste of time.
Bligh - Its actually a very good quote, and very apt considering this ongoing conversation.

I would provide a famous quote about Helsinki for Bricky, but I literally cant think of anything.

Oh, hold on, here is one... from Die Hard (1988)

Gail Wallens:
Author of "Hostage Terrorist, Terrorist Hostage: A study in duality." Dr. Hasseldorf, what can we expect in the next few hours?
Dr. Hasseldorf:
Well, Gail, by this time the hostages will be going through the early stages of the Helsinki Syndrome.
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As in Helsinki, Sweden.
Dr. Hasseldorf:
Finland.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:16 PM   #12689
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New Ludgate | City of London EC4

London forum thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1427840

Official website: http://newludgate.com/



Project facts
  • Address: 1 & 2 New Ludgate, London EC4
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Cost: £260 million ($395m)
  • Total floorspace: 35,000m²



Nearing completion, photos by DarJoLe:



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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:21 PM   #12690
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Riverwalk | Westminster SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1679244

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



Project facts
  • Address: 157-161 Millbank, London SW1
  • Developer: Ronson Capital Partners
  • Architect: Stanton Williams
  • Floors: 17
  • Homes: 113



Riverwalk across Vauxhall Bridge. Photo by Mr Cladding:


Riverwalk (UC) by Rukuphotos, on Flickr
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:24 PM   #12691
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South Bank Tower | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=429988

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



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  • Address: South Bank Tower, Stamford Street, London SE1
  • Developer: CIT
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 151m
  • Floors: 41



South Bank Tower close to topping out. Photo by Jim Howard:


Construction time by Speckled Jim, on Flickr
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:40 PM   #12692
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Gateway Pavilions | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/...way-pavilions/



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  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Architect: Marks Barfield
  • Use: Marketing hub and NOW Art Gallery



The completed pavilions:





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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #12693
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The Telegraph Works | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://telegraph-works.com/



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  • Address: Alcatel-Lucent, Christchurch Way, London SE10
  • Developer: Dev Sec and Weston Homes
  • Architect: AHMM
  • Homes: 272

Development Securities have signed a joint venture agreement with Weston Homes to deliver The Telegraph Works:

- Building: Weston enters JV with Dev Secs on Greenwich Peninsula

- Property Week: Cathedral signs JV with Weston Homes at Telegraph Works

- Alliance News: Development Securities Signs Greenwich Site Deal With Weston Homes


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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:17 PM   #12694
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Centre Point Redevelopment | WC1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=679472

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



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  • Address: 101-103 New Oxford Street, London WC1
  • Developer: Almacantar
  • Architect: Rick Mather Architects, Conran and Partners
  • Homes: 82

The redevelopment of Centre Point has commenced:

- Building: Centre Point redevelopment starts on site

- ITV News: Centre Point development gets underway

- Financial Times: Centre Point moves to high-rise living




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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #12695
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Much needed improvement! The Paris thread is very popular, this thread overtook it an hour ago but within the last 40 minutes the Paris thread has had 12,000 views.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:37 PM   #12696
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Much needed improvement! The Paris thread is very popular, this thread overtook it an hour ago but within the last 40 minutes the Paris thread has had 12,000 views.
I noticed it too, I have screenshots of before and after if anybody can bothered to post them.

Those poor Parisians, so desperate to be ahead of London, they do this every couple of weeks. Very sad.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:47 PM   #12697
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I suggest to permanently ban anyone mentioning Paris thread views here from this moment on. Either that or resign as mods because you're not doing your job properly. I come here for London development news and I'm sick and tired of reading about thread views and Paris in general.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 10:56 PM   #12698
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Awesome, I'll be following this thread closely, I love projects like this
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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:14 PM   #12699
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I suggest to permanently ban anyone mentioning Paris thread views here from this moment on. Either that or resign as mods because you're not doing your job properly. I come here for London development news and I'm sick and tired of reading about thread views and Paris in general.
Hark at bossy boots!

I happen to find this Paris thread view mystery fascinating. Besides which, yours is a massive overreaction. The subject probably constitutes fewer than one in 500 posts on this thread. Rather than banning people who discuss it here, I'd far rather that the Mods put their sleuthing caps on and get to the bottom of it.

My money's on Professor Moriarty.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 11:27 PM   #12700
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Canada Water Masterplan | Canada Water SE16

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1791156

Official website: http://canadawatermasterplan.com/



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  • Developer: British Land
  • Homes: 2,500
  • Student accommodation: 1,000
  • Office space: 82,000m²
  • Commercial space: 82,500m²

Early stage plans for the multi-billion regeneration of Canada Water in south east London:





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