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Old August 19th, 2009, 10:40 PM   #1481
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A fantastic pic from in the UK Strata thread. Official pic, upped by Razzell

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Old August 20th, 2009, 09:01 AM   #1482
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so beautiful ,i want to go there to settle down
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Old August 25th, 2009, 06:14 PM   #1483
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Docklands Dollar Bay Finally Gets Tower Plans.


Back when this website was just a minnow we charted the attempts by residents to sell their apartment building and cash in on the growing property boom the first half of the decade saw.

Then they didn't succeed but this time around it looks like they’ve pulled it off as Londonewcastle are now working up a scheme for a 47 storey tower to stand on the site - enough to make it slightly under 500 feet in height.



Dollar Bay is a modestly sized eighties apartment block that sits at Lawn House Close on the eastern end of Marsh Wall in a prominent position that will give its western side views straight down the dock whilst those to the east towards the Millennium Dome will barely be obstructed either. The nearest planned tower is to the south west and will be Angel House with Wood Wharf W08 to the north west.

With this prime position in mind, Londonewcastle are planning to construct approximately 250 apartments in a scheme reportedly being worked on by Ian Simpson Architects. Early massing renderings of the tower show it with a triangular shaped floor plates and a sheer western face. The other faces of the building are angled to the north-east and south-west and taper in and out giving the tower a gentle bulge in its middle and slim line lower floors.

This sort of design makes perfect commercial sense as the more space you can fit on floors further up the tower the greater the amount of money you can make from them - logic that Land Securities has previously applied to 20 Fenchurch Street in the City of London.

With a construction cost on the project estimated at £96 million, that makes it potentially worth 158.69 million times its name.

The project is being managed by Buro Four and tentatively has a start date of March 2010 with on-site completion in September 2013. Public consultation for the scheme began in May followed rapidly by the developer having filed a scoping opinion with Tower Hamlets council.

The next step will of course be a planning application that should be surfacing later this year - something to look forward to as Britain emerges from recession.


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Old September 16th, 2009, 11:55 PM   #1484
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New resi tower for Elephant and castle.
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In relation to the rest of E&C
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Old September 17th, 2009, 06:58 PM   #1485
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is this tower gonna be approved or already is?
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:21 PM   #1486
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Slightly revised plans for the Bishops Square development just to the north of the city and next to the 201 Broadgate tower.

This has been held up as there was a determined campaign to save the old Victorian building in the picture below that was originally to be demolished with the residential tower to be built in its place. The building has now been saved and tower moved back a bit. Height is around the 160m mark

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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:22 AM   #1487
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Old September 23rd, 2009, 12:50 AM   #1488
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The lower building looks great but the higher building.....random cladding on the sides again! Random cladding was cool for a while but it's being used everywhere now...
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Old September 24th, 2009, 04:13 AM   #1489
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yea it'd really look better if the sides were the same as the front
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Old September 27th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #1490
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That tower is really cool!

And the Strat pic will become iconic of this construction boom period.
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Old October 8th, 2009, 05:53 PM   #1491
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! Boris Johnson has given the thumbs up to the Columbus Tower !

Boris Johnson has given the thumbs up to the Columbus Tower in the London Borough of Tower Hamlets despite the opposition of the local council and English Heritage, both of whom found themselves faced off against the scheme because of the potential impact it could have on the West India Quay conservation zone.

The 237 metre tall tower planned to sit on the site of Hertsmere House had been previously approved by Tower Hamlets years ago but then rejected following a new and updated planning application for the building.

Designed by DMWR, it will contain offices in the lower half of the skyscraper with 192 hotel rooms plus 74 serviced apartments in the upper half. Reaching 65 storeys in height it will be the tallest building in London's docklands if built trumping the under construction Riverside South by about 1 and a half metres and One Canada Square by about 2 metres.



At the heart of approval by Boris Johnson is likely the substantial contributions that the developer, Commercial Estates Group will make to the public purse that totals over £7 million to mitigate the impact of the development. This includes a much needed £4 million for Crossrail and over £1 million for affordable housing.

Boris Johnson was however elected the Mayor of London partly on the platform of believing that local councils should have the final say in sensitive planning matters including those relating to skyscrapers.

This has been the justification for supporting the decisions by Tory boroughs to reject towers however it seems when it comes to a Labour borough the rules are different. Would Boris dare overrule the likes of Westminster next time they oppose a tall building?



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Old October 9th, 2009, 06:48 PM   #1492
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A planning application has gone in for some new towers in the wharf:

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Planning application has been deposited at LBTH for the redevelopment of 3 Millharbour (to the south of Pan Peninsula East) and 6 7 8 South Quay Square (to the west of Pan Peninsula East) to provide a mixed use scheme including 9 buildings reaching between 7 and 46 storeys:

154.8m AOD (residential / 46 storeys)
112.5m AOD (office)
86.78m AOD (affordable)
54.45m AOD (affordable)

http://194.201.98.213/WAM/showCaseFi...ber=PA/09/1942

The design statement is not yet available online. To give an idea (pan peninsula west is on the right of the plan):

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151m above ground for the residential building, 108m above ground for the office building.
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Old October 9th, 2009, 08:18 PM   #1493
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Great news about Columbus Tower!

Canary Wharf kicking in!
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Old October 10th, 2009, 06:10 AM   #1494
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1 New Change with cladding.

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Old October 10th, 2009, 08:28 PM   #1495
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Churchill Place buildings.

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Old October 11th, 2009, 06:57 PM   #1496
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Lanterns Court
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Old October 12th, 2009, 08:19 PM   #1497
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A planning application has gone in for some new towers in the wharf:

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151m above ground for the residential building, 108m above ground for the office building.
Renders:

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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #1498
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I like it. What tower is this?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:52 PM   #1499
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Some Crossrail shots. From Nick Taylor's London thread.

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The Wallbrook being externally finished.

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