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Old November 24th, 2008, 11:55 PM   #1361
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Cherry Orchard Towers in Croydon have gone in for planning permission.
Architects are MAKE

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Old November 25th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #1362
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[QUOTE=london lad;28489650]Cherry Orchard Towers in Croydon have gone in for planning permission.
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Nice Job, nice pics!!!



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Old November 25th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #1363
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wow that is so cool building,amazing too high building,Starting Business Blog
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Old November 25th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #1364
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The architectural team of Foster & Partners and HKR Architects has reinvented the Leaf and its surrounding development in Ealing as something totally different.

LINK: http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1864

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I prefer the old design...
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Old November 27th, 2008, 06:28 AM   #1365
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If Croydon ever got built 10% of the spectacular designs, that have been proposed for its CBD, it would have a quite respectable skyline.
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Old December 7th, 2008, 10:21 PM   #1366
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These towers, as part of a bigger development of an old brewery in Wandsworth got planning permission last week. Can't see them starting any time soon though.

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Old December 8th, 2008, 09:36 PM   #1367
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Old December 10th, 2008, 04:04 AM   #1368
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gorgeous looking buildings...
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Old December 10th, 2008, 08:29 AM   #1369
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Old December 11th, 2008, 11:56 AM   #1370
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Twelve firms chosen for £15.9 billion transport initiative.
Crossrail have announced the 12 firms who have secured Design Framework Agreements to competitively tender for Crossrail design work. The chosen firms will have the opportunity to compete for packages of design work on the Crossrail project, including work on tunnels and shafts, stations, and railway systems.



The construction of the new rail system connecting Heathrow Airport in the west of London to Abbey Wood in the east of the city is to be constructed with a £15.9 billion funding package and is set to be complete and functioning in 2017.

The twelve firms to compete for tender are: Aedas Group Ltd, Atkins Ltd, BDP Ltd, Capita Symonds Ltd, Halcrow Group Ltd, Hyder Consulting (UK) Ltd, Jacobs Engineering U.K. Ltd, Mott MacDonald Ltd, Ove Arup & Partners International Ltd, Parsons Brinckerhoff Ltd, Scott Wilson Railways Ltd, and WSP UK Limited.



Aedas are currently working on the redesign of Whitechapel Station. The project involves the station redesign providing interchange with the existing East London line and London underground’s District and Hammersmith & City Lines, together with a new ticket hall.

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Find more information on Crossrail: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com...pload_id=10142
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Old December 11th, 2008, 12:11 PM   #1371
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Squires Potters Fields Plans Mooted.

New plans have finally been publicly announced for what is one of the most contentious development sites in central London, Potters Fields, called One Tower Bridge.



Located near the southern end of Tower Bridge, the famous Victorian Gothic structure, previous plans by Berkeley Homes had seen a cluster of towers designed by Ian Ritchie nicknamed "Daleks" after their resemblance to the Doctor Who baddies.

Locals and their council, Southwark, however remained unimpressed and have fought the scheme at every turn causing it to eventually be put on the back burner and replaced with today's plans by Squire and Partners.


They have seen a decrease in public space in Potters Fields, something that the previous plans didn't do, with there now being 374 new apartments hosted in seven buildings including a 20 storey residential tower of studio apartments, that sticks above the development rather like the chimney of the Tate Modern.

Incredibly, and with total seriousness, the scheme claimed to have the same dimensions as St Mark's Square in Venice and has even been dubbed a "campanile" by the developer.

Of particular concern now will be the wall-like low-rise building that lies along a north-east axis on the northern edge of the site and closes off the views into the site, something that Ritchie's cluster of towers did not do. Reverting back to the seventies, access through the block is by a series of underpasses that block the sky out to passers-by.

Gone too is the light reflective cladding replaced with solid earthen shades and horizontal strips of glass for windows working as a safe piece of modernity with none of the braveness of the previous proposals.

In one major deviation from the previous proposals, included in the plans this time is a new street that runs from the southern end of Tower Bridge to the eastern end of Tooley Street and will contain a host of new shops.

In all there will be 1,000 square metres of retail space with another 8,000 square metres for an as yet undecided artistic or cultural venue that could be anything from a dance studio to a museum.

Public permeability is further added to the scheme by the fact that all the routes through it will be accessible at all times rather than the gated semi-public developments that increasingly pepper London. This however is no different to the Ian Ritchie plans that also went for maximum public access.

It should be interesting to see how the locals greet this scheme and if it is bland and safe enough to win their approval.

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Old December 18th, 2008, 12:35 PM   #1372
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100 Middlesex Street, a new 105m midrise going up in the City (photo by Chest) -




















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Old December 19th, 2008, 06:45 AM   #1373
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Holy crapy!? Where did that come from?! Can you post a render of it?
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Old December 21st, 2008, 12:05 PM   #1374
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Old December 21st, 2008, 01:25 PM   #1375
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The revised plans for the Arcadia Centre in Ealing, West London, have been approved by the local council despite much howling from residents who oppose the scheme.



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Old December 25th, 2008, 09:02 PM   #1376
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Deal still not signed on Elephant & Castle project as TfL and developer talk

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The £1.5billion regeneration of Elephant & Castle has suffered a major setback, it emerged today.

A deal confirming the revamp was supposed to have been signed in July last year, but insiders have revealed it will not be signed until May next year.

The delay is being caused by negotiations between Transport for London and developer Lend Lease, which is also responsible for the 2012 Olympic Village.

The renovation plan is supposed to involve the redevelopment of the Northern line, as well as an overhaul of the area's southern roundabout and northern gyratory system but complications over alterations to the transport links mean the plan is now on hold until spring.

Paul Noblet, Southwark council's executive member for regeneration, said: "I am totally committed to the regeneration of Elephant & Castle and I have been personally reassured that despite the current economic situation, Lend Lease wish to conclude this deal as quickly as practical.

"However, it would be irresponsible for either side to agree a deal before the negotiations with TfL are concluded."

Lend Lease is set to develop the 170-acre site in the town centre with a scheme including 6,000 homes and a shopping complex.

The intended completion date was 2014 but the Australian company has suffered several setbacks in Britain this year and it is unlikely the scheme will be completed by then.

In July the Olympics Delivery Authority announced that Lend Lease had failed to raise the £450billion of private funding it had said it would find.

The company is now project manager for the athletes' village instead of the main developer.

In August Lend Lease also pulled out of a £3billion scheme to redevelop council estates at Canning Town and Custom House, not far from the Olympics site.

They also ditched a £500million plan to redevelop the town centre of Stockport in Cheshire, over which it signed a development agreement with Stockport council in July last year. Construction was expected to start in 2010.

September saw the resignations of both the UK chairman and deputy chairman of Lend Lease, Nigel Hugill and Robin Butler, who were behind the firm's massive expansion in Britain.

In 2002 Southwark Land Regeneration pulled out of a £1.5billion scheme to regenerate Elephant & Castle, with towers by Lord Foster, 18 months after being chosen to be the council's development partner.

The reason was said to be failure of the developers to agree with the local authority over the role of the private sector.

A TfL spokeswoman said: "TfL and the Mayor are both supportive of the regeneration of the Elephant & Castle.

"We are working in partnership with Southwark council and Lend Lease on a feasibility study which will identify the impacts of the proposed development on the transport network.

"Any costs for the project rest with Lend Lease. This work programme has been agreed between all parties and should be complete by spring."

Lend Lease declined to comment.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 09:49 AM   #1377
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London doesn't need highrises to be a great city.
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Old December 30th, 2008, 12:27 PM   #1378
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^No but it does need high rises to house its population growth
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Old December 31st, 2008, 05:15 PM   #1379
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The revised plans for the Arcadia Centre in Ealing, West London, have been approved by the local council despite much howling from residents who oppose the scheme.



http://www.ealinggazette.co.uk/ealin...4767-22505087/
It's too bad the old design was hacked at by locals - it looked like a great building.
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