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Old March 15th, 2015, 02:51 PM   #13401
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You'd have a different opinion on the issue if you lived near either of these airports, true story. I live in near Gatwick takes me 5 minutes to get there by car. Its not exactly pleasant choking up on the smoke. Airline pollution is bad and now we have cracking near too, can it get any worse, apparently soo.
Well the main question is A. Why did you buy a house near a bloody international airport. B. To quote Spock, 'The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few. And C. Frankly the UK economy and international travel is more important than a few random NIMBEs including you. The UK desperately needs increased air capacity and all other possible options are absolutely ridiculous-especially Boris Island.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 04:21 PM   #13402
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Harsh but agree, situation with airport expansions are truly bizzare. Just build the damn thing because it will just takes another 10 years to build one run way, and more customers will be stollen by indirect flights.
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Heathrow is clearly the better choice for airport expansion, it'll come as no surprise when the Airports Commission returns its decision.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 06:14 PM   #13404
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Leegate | Lee Green SE12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1507551

Official website: http://www.leegate-regeneration.co.uk/



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  • Address: Leegate Centre, London SE12
  • Developer: St Modwen
  • Architect: Maccreanor Lavington
  • Cost: £80 million ($120m)
  • Homes: 229

Plans for the redevelopment of the Leegate Centre have been submitted for approval. The planning application can be viewed here.





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Old March 15th, 2015, 06:27 PM   #13405
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Poplar Business Park | Poplar E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1226905

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.plc.uk/manhattan-plaza



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  • Address: Poplar Business Park, London E14
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Homes: 392 homes
  • Business centre: 5400m²



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The Francis Crick Institute | St Pancras NW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1020221

Official website: http://www.crick.ac.uk/



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  • Address: 215 Euston Road, London NW1
  • Cost: £600 million ($890m)
  • Floorspace: 79,000m²
  • Largest centre for biomedical research and innovation in Europe
  • 1,250 scientists, with an annual budget of over £100 million



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Gandhi Statue | Westminster SW1

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Official website: https://www.gandhistatue.org/



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  • Location: Parliament Square, London SW1
  • Developer: Gandhi Statue Memorial Trust
  • Sculptor: Philip Jackson
  • Cost: £1 million ($1.5m)

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Skyline, Woodberry Down | Manor House N4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1728859

Official website: http://www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/new-h...y-down/skyline



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  • Address: Skyline, Woodberry Grove, London N4
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Height: 101m
  • Floors: 31

Construction progress at the Skyline tower, part of the £1 billion ($1.5bn) regeneration of Woodberry Down. Photos by David Holt:


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Old March 15th, 2015, 11:23 PM   #13409
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Heathrow is clearly the better choice for airport expansion, it'll come as no surprise when the Airports Commission returns its decision.
I thought both was the preferred choice. As in, an extra runway at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Certainly better than another two at Heathrow, which I assume is some kind of dreaded inevitability should a third get the go-ahead.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:33 AM   #13410
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I thought both was the preferred choice. As in, an extra runway at Heathrow and Gatwick.

Certainly better than another two at Heathrow, which I assume is some kind of dreaded inevitability should a third get the go-ahead.
The preferred choice is to cement London's status as the continental hub of choice. This means Heathrow's expansion is a greater priority than the expansion of Gatwick.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:19 AM   #13411
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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 ($325m)
  • Height: 65m
  • Floors: 11



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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:42 AM   #13412
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Aldgate Place | Aldgate E1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1646861

Official website: http://www.aldgate-place.com/



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  • Address: 35 Whitechapel High Street, London E1
  • Developer: Barratt London and British Land
  • Architect: Allies & Morrison
  • Floors: 26 | 25 | 22 | 10
  • Homes: 463



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Old March 16th, 2015, 11:17 AM   #13413
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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



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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:01 PM   #13414
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One Blackfriars | South Bank SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=400279

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



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  • Address: 1 Blackfriars Road, London SE1
  • Developer: St George
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 163m
  • Floors: 52



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Old March 16th, 2015, 04:53 PM   #13415
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I even think day-to-day Londoners, South-Easterners, and British (if they even care) people do support the Heathrow expansion instead of Gatwick.

Heathrow's campaign has been a success all around the UK. Whereas I've maybe seen 1 or 2 posters for Gatwick expansion and that's it.

Personally, I'm all for Heathrow. However, in an ideal world we'd expand Gatwick as well, and look at expanding Stansted and possibly even Southend.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 05:54 PM   #13416
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Well the main question is A. Why did you buy a house near a bloody international airport. B. To quote Spock, 'The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few. And C. Frankly the UK economy and international travel is more important than a few random NIMBEs including you. The UK desperately needs increased air capacity and all other possible options are absolutely ridiculous-especially Boris Island.
A.You try to buy a house thats not near an airport in south east england! B. The needs of the many in this case are all the millions of folks who are having their quality of life compromised by a very greedy and unsustainable industry.. airports are big, england is small. You cant keep building runways, that's insane.C. a few random NIMBEs in this case is a very misjudged opinion. Of course its important to the economy and we all like to travel.. but the big bucks goes in the pockets of a few well connected buisiness men, naive to think were all gonna get any benefit other than more noise, light pollution and crappy air.
Its also obvious that heathrow will get another runway. I for one am saddened by this as there no arcitectual merit in tarmac.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 06:04 PM   #13417
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Love new UK architecture! Looks very nice and modern. Thank you SE9, your posts are the best
By the way, is there any news about bishopsgate tower (pinnacle)?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 07:28 PM   #13418
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A.You try to buy a house thats not near an airport in south east england! B. The needs of the many in this case are all the millions of folks who are having their quality of life compromised by a very greedy and unsustainable industry.. airports are big, england is small. You cant keep building runways, that's insane.C. a few random NIMBEs in this case is a very misjudged opinion. Of course its important to the economy and we all like to travel.. but the big bucks goes in the pockets of a few well connected buisiness men, naive to think were all gonna get any benefit other than more noise, light pollution and crappy air.
Its also obvious that heathrow will get another runway. I for one am saddened by this as there no arcitectual merit in tarmac.
I think you're overstating how much of a problem airplane pollution is.

If you're living within the Heathrow area, the bigger problem for air quality is Europe's largest city less than a few miles away. Not the airport. Measurably so.

In fact, people produce many times more pollution by driving to the airport than going on the planes themselves. So any expansion of Heathrow that includes public transport links (eg Crossrail) will actually make things better, even when you factor in the increased flight schedule.

The only really legitimate complaint in my opinion is noise, which is a huge factor at Heathrow. But to their credit, the proposed third runway is positioned almost exclusively to solve this problem. Noise corridors are like page one, paragraph one of their report.

There are lots of reasons to oppose an expansion to Heathrow. But you've got to do better than that. Especially when you invoke some kind of vague 'it's only for rich people' thing, which I don't even know what that means. I'm not even sure you could even have a crowd-funded airport, or a co-operative third runway expansion.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 08:31 PM   #13419
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A.You try to buy a house thats not near an airport in south east england! B. The needs of the many in this case are all the millions of folks who are having their quality of life compromised by a very greedy and unsustainable industry.. airports are big, england is small. You cant keep building runways, that's insane.C. a few random NIMBEs in this case is a very misjudged opinion. Of course its important to the economy and we all like to travel.. but the big bucks goes in the pockets of a few well connected buisiness men, naive to think were all gonna get any benefit other than more noise, light pollution and crappy air.
Its also obvious that heathrow will get another runway. I for one am saddened by this as there no arcitectual merit in tarmac.
If you're complaining about the air pollution, studies have shown that aircraft will make more pollution in endless waiting queues waiting to land than they do taking off and landing. The amount of aircraft having to queue at Heathrow at the moment also outnumbers the amount of pollution caused by more flighs from a new runway. So a thrid runway will actually reduce pollution. Also you said millions of people are affected, in fact it is only around 3000 since the majority of Londoners afre in support of heathrow expansion over other airports ie. London City or stanstead. Finally you said that a third runway will only benefit a few rich businessmen. The fact however is that those rich businessmen come to the UK for a reason! that is to invest in our economy and provide jobs for the less rich. THAT IS HOW CAPITALISM WORKS-BENEFITING ALL THROUGH CREATING A FEW RICH PEOPLE.
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David Adjaye reveals £600 million project for London's Piccadilly
Adjaye Associates has unveiled plans to transform a collection of post-war buildings opposite The Ritz hotel in central London into a hotel and apartment complex. The £600 million project, known as One Berkeley Street, involves the redevelopment of properties at 70-73 Piccadilly, 1 and 3 Berkeley Street and 43-48 Dover Street, creating a 10-storey building facing one of London's most prestigious and best-known hotels. As well as apartments and a luxury hotel, David Adjaye's firm has proposed new shops and a new public square in Dover Yard. Proposal images, which were submitted to Westminster City Council last month, reveal a design with concrete floorplates that create horizontal stripes across the facade, while cladding and glazing forms fluted walls in between."The design objective is to provide a beautiful addition to the Piccadilly streetscape and create a building worthy of being opposite The Ritz," said Adjaye Associates in a statement.

The studio saw off competition from Rem Koolhaas' firm OMA, Jean Nouvel, Frank Gehry and Eric Parry to land the mixed-use project for Crosstree Real Estate Management back in January. The property developer – which was set up in 2011 with around £500 million of backing from Swiss-Italian pharmaceutical dynasty the Bertarelli family – acquired 1-3 Berkeley Street in December 2011, before buying 48 Dover Street for £83.5 million in June 2013. It will be one of the biggest UK projects to date for the Tanzanian-born British architect, who is also currently working on an office campus in Uganda, an observatory and education centre on the Isle of Portland and an affordable housing complex in New York. http://www.dezeen.com/2015/03/16/dav...on-piccadilly/
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