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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:29 AM   #14281
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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/


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



Progress as of today

IMG_5150.jpg by Luke, on Flickr

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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:33 AM   #14282
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Principal Place | Shoreditch EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=431133

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



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  • Address: Principal Place, Worship Street, London EC2
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Developer: Brookfield and Concord Pacific
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 161m and 67m
  • Floors: 51 and 17



The core is steadily rising on the lower rise (17 floor) phase

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Old May 29th, 2015, 12:35 AM   #14283
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The cores are very much rising now at London Wall Place , City of London.

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Old May 29th, 2015, 04:29 PM   #14284
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Bravo SE9 for a fantastically futuristic banner!

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Old May 29th, 2015, 05:15 PM   #14285
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bravo indeed!
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Old May 29th, 2015, 06:43 PM   #14286
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Aha cheers. The photo was taken to show progress at Blackwall from the month of April (top photo) to May (bottom photo).

Providence Tower topped-out in this period:


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Old May 30th, 2015, 09:29 AM   #14287
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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/



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  • Address: 1 & 2 New Ludgate, London EC4
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest Architects
  • Cost: £260 million ($400m)
  • Total floorspace: 35,000m²



New Ludgate has completed in the City of London, photos by MafaldaBoy:


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Old May 30th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #14288
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Turnmills - how many Sunday mornings..........
At least the replacement is looking good.
I used to a regular up The Gallery on Friday nights back in the day and was gutted to see the legendary Turnmills nightclub razed to the ground.

Like you say, thankfully the location is graced with another classy building though.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 03:30 PM   #14289
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Have to say that I'm not a fan of New Ludgate.

I think it might be one of those buildings about which, in ten or twenty years, people will be asking, "how did this one get through the planning net?"

It grates with me already. And I can't see it ageing well.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 03:36 PM   #14290
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I think it has a nice sophisticated rhythm in its facade.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:41 PM   #14291
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New skyscraper planned close to the Shard

Saturday 30 May 2015

Source : http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8297

Proposals have emerged for a new high-rise building next to Guy's Hospital in St Thomas Street at London Bridge, just across the road from the Shard.

Great Portland Estates bought 1980s office block New City Court in St Thomas Street nine years ago for £43 million.

Now the company has revealed it is planning a very tall building on the site, potentially more than trebling the existing office floor space of 98,500 sq ft.

At a recent presentation to investors, portfolio director Neil Thompson said that New City Court represented "an exceptional opportunity to build a cutting-edge building benefitting from the regeneration and market repositioning of London Bridge".

He added that "early meetings with the planners suggest that a building of up to 300,000 sq ft may be possible".

By comparison, GPE's recently completed 20-storey development at 240 Blackfriars Road is 235,000 sq ft.

New City Court's tenants currently include The Body Shop, PR firm Four Communications and Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust.

GPE is also working on plans for a more modest redevelopment of Minerva House next to Southwark Cathedral where, according to Thompson, the company proposes a "high calibre river-fronting mixed-use development of around 120,000 sq ft up from 97,000 sq ft today".

Minerva House was acquired by GPE for £60 million at the end of 2012.

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Old May 30th, 2015, 06:48 PM   #14292
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Very tall?? I'd say it looks around 150m but nice none the less.
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Old May 30th, 2015, 07:09 PM   #14293
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Very tall?? I'd say it looks around 150m but nice none the less.
It's a bit to blocky for me , however future renders from a future planning application will provide a better image.

Its near the Shard and the Quill not to mention a future fielden place it could be sold as a step-down from the shard.

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Old May 30th, 2015, 08:59 PM   #14294
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^ Looks interesting.
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Old May 31st, 2015, 09:41 AM   #14295
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Wow! Minerva house will be a glass box, how imaginative. Its next to southwark cathedral and on the river front, A rare double missed opportunity. That's a 10 out 10 on the shite new development scale.

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Old May 31st, 2015, 06:19 PM   #14296
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Wow! Minerva house will be a glass box, how imaginative. A rare double missed oppertunity. That's a 10 out 10 on the shite new development scale.

It makes you wonder what the city council are smoking if this get's passed!
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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:28 AM   #14297
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Boris Johnson plans Albert Island redevelopment
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Mayor of London Boris Johnson has announced plans to redevelop Albert Island, a block of land within the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone. Johnson is seeking a development partner to regenerate the land and has asked developers to submit their proposals for the site.

Albert Island is a 10 hectare site and is largely owned by the Greater London Authority (GLA) in London's Royal Docks. The mayor's office said that a successful proposal should include the provisions to build new marine facilities, improve the river frontage to create a link between the development and the surrounding communities, "improve transport links to Gallions Reach and King George V DLR stations, and provide better cycling and walking routes". There is also the possibility that a small number of new homes will be included in the scheme.

The redevelopment of Albert Island has the potential to create hundreds of jobs, the mayor's office said. Part of the mayor's objective is to increase the use of the river for both industrial and transport purposes and provide facilities for current boat traffic as promoted by the Mayor's River Action Plan.

The Royal Docks is currently undergoing significant redevelopment with plans for more than 11,000 new homes and 40,000 jobs in the area. Current projects include the Royal Albert Dock, Silvertown Quays and Royal Albert Basin. Albert Island is one of the last remaining sites still to be developed.

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Old June 1st, 2015, 11:38 AM   #14298
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The magic of Croydon: is London's punchline having the last laugh?
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When the capital banned skyscrapers in the 1960s, Croydon stepped in with concrete towers and flyovers that made it a byword for urban devastation. Fifty years later, this most unloved suburb may finally be ready to love itself

When David Bowie wanted to summarise all he found dreary, drab and stifling, there was only one place he could turn. “It represented everything I didn’t want in my life, everything I wanted to get away from,” he told Q magazine in 1999. “I think it’s the most derogatory thing I can say about something: ‘God, it’s so ******* Croydon.’”

Bowie, whose personality was shaped in the electrifying cultural climate of Bromley, is not alone. Croydon has such a poor reputation that its name has become a neologism for the self-destruction of a town centre – Croydonisation. The town’s inhabitants can exhibit a lowliness bordering on self-loathing. “It could have been worse,” says Bob Stanley, whose band Saint Etienne was formed in Croydon. “In the Domesday Book it was called Crogdene. Imagine if it was still called that.”

Stanley is author of Yeah Yeah Yeah, a history of the pop song, and is currently writing a book about “the magic of Croydon”. He’s one of three former Croydonians who are challenging conceptions of their hometown with Croydon Till I Die, a reading event that celebrates the music, literature and architecture of the suburbs.

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Old June 1st, 2015, 12:06 PM   #14299
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Regeneration in Croydon has been immense.
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Novotel Canary Wharf | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=573332

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  • Address: 40 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Accor
  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Architects
  • Height: 124m
  • Floors: 39



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