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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:08 PM   #13541
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Wood Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

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



Project facts
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Cost: Ģ2 billion ($3bn)
  • Homes: 3,610
  • Total floorspace: 455,000mē



Yesterday at the Wood Wharf site, photo by uk.de:

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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:11 PM   #13542
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Greenwich Peninsula SE10

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

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



Project facts
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Cost: Ģ5 billion ($7.5bn)
  • Homes: 12,678
  • Total floorspace: 1,477,311mē



This month above Greenwich Peninsula, photo by diamond geezer:


Greenwich Peninsula by diamond geezer, on Flickr
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:18 PM   #13543
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LSQ London | Leicester Square WC2

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

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



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



The most recent aerials of progress at 48 Leicester Square. Photos courtesy of LSQ London:



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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:30 PM   #13544
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Centre Point Redevelopment | New Oxford Street WC1

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

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



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



The Centre Point tower disappearing from view, in preparation for its redevelopment:



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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:38 PM   #13545
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German Gymnasium | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/german-gymnasium



Project facts
  • Address: 26 St Pancras Road, London N1C
  • Developer: D&D
  • Use: brasserie, bar and restaurant



The vicinity of the German Gymnasium at King's Cross, scaffolding slowling coming down:



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Old March 23rd, 2015, 03:45 PM   #13546
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Three Pancras Square | King's Cross N1C

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=505188

Official website: http://www.kingscross.co.uk/three-pancras-square



Project facts
  • Address: 3 Pancras Square, London N1C
  • Developer: Argent Group
  • Architect: Porphyrios Associates
  • Floorspace: 16,000mē
  • Floors: 10



View from the elevated vantage point at King's Cross, towards Three Pancras Square and in the opposite direction:



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Old March 23rd, 2015, 04:04 PM   #13547
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St James's Market | St James's W1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1368959

Official website: http://www.thecrownestate.co.uk/urba...s/development/



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  • Address: 14-20 Regent Street and 52-56 Haymarket, London W1
  • Developer: The Crown Estate and Oxford Properties
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Cost: Ģ320 million ($480m)
  • Floorspace: 31,500mē



Construction progress at St James's Market, opening 2016:



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Old March 23rd, 2015, 04:55 PM   #13548
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So excited for the Centre Point renovation. Can't wait to see how it turns out.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 05:46 PM   #13549
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What's happening with this side of the buildings because that part looked pretty?
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 05:54 PM   #13550
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The facade is being retained and a new inside built to modern office standards. It's been happening to most of the buildings along Regent Street over the last ten years.
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Old March 23rd, 2015, 11:47 PM   #13551
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Nova Victoria | Victoria SW1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=430049

Official website: http://www.novasw1.com/



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  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Cost: Ģ2.2 billion ($3.4bn)
  • Homes: 170
  • Office space: 56,000mē
  • Retail space: 8,000mē





Progress at Nova Victoria, including the commencement of cladding on one of the office buildings. Photos by DarJoLe:



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Old March 24th, 2015, 12:24 AM   #13552
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The facade is being retained and a new inside built to modern office standards. It's been happening to most of the buildings along Regent Street over the last ten years.
Oh thanks for the info, that's good to hear.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 01:47 AM   #13553
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Now wait, they are actually tearing down the old Odeon?
Yes, and the gorgeous buildings next door too. All in all, to be demolished for the scheme that will add no extra floors.
Demolition is less complex than retro-fitting, plus manages to kick out tenants who have been there for generations, to replace them with buiness workers:










. This is a crime.

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Old March 24th, 2015, 01:56 AM   #13554
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Yes, and the gorgeous buildings next door too.
Why?

And how on earth was permission granted for such vandalism?
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Old March 24th, 2015, 09:08 AM   #13555
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That Odeon building will look really nice. I like it more than the original building.
It's certainly one of the better new buildings, but the old facade is far superior and could have easily been incorporated into any new development.

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LSQ London | Leicester Square WC2

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

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



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



The most recent aerials of progress at 48 Leicester Square. Photos courtesy of LSQ London:



Awful! The Communications House, another fine London building destroyed in favor of a goofy monstrosity! The clocktowers, mansard roof, beautiful windows, layers, and ornamentation all stripped and replaced with a f**cking turtle shell...

Original condition:

http://www.buildington.co.uk/images/...7284db5955.png

I liked that McDonald's too, even though the ******* clerks never gave me ketchup.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:07 AM   #13556
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i oddly prefer its new incarnation. the mansard roof looked cluttered and messy.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:19 AM   #13557
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if you look closer they're also taking down all the exterior decoration (even round the clock), off with the statues and plinths, discarding the ornate railings and the ornate metal framing of the windows (don't have a better pic but every side was made up of carved wreaths - they weren't just flat cross-struts). My thought is why couldn't they leave the facade alone and put their roof/ innards in.

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Old March 24th, 2015, 11:46 AM   #13558
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London. No respect for its past, because it's cool to loath the past. How sad.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 12:04 PM   #13559
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There's plenty of projects in London that involve the restoration of old buildings, such as the German Gymnasium on this very page.

They just don't receive post-after-post of reaction.
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Old March 24th, 2015, 12:07 PM   #13560
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I don't think it's about loathing the past but extra $$$$ to be made with the contract if you demolish something perfectly feasible as a retrofit, and rebuild brand new. Westminster Council eh. Like how the local leader spent decades trying to 'protect' her social housing population by cleaning them up at exorbitant fees and forcing them out, then making a tidy sum from the developers moving in. -Only to be exposed at tribunal, sacked and now running again for candidature.
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