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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #1501
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It looks like the government have pledged £45 Million to the Tate Modern Extension, National film Centre amongst other art projects.

I do not think that amount of money will go very far but it helps to grease the wheels of other funding.

This is good news, I think the Tate extension project is a really good addition to the area.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8310685.stm

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Old October 16th, 2009, 06:55 PM   #1502
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That's good news!
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Old October 18th, 2009, 01:05 PM   #1503
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Chelsea Creek Sees 128m Tower Planned.

It's been a long time coming but firm plans are now starting to surface for one of the key undeveloped site in the London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea that could well see the construction of a new 40 floor tower rising 128 metres tall.

The site of the scheme, named Chelsea Creek by the developer St George, has Imperial Road to its south, listed gasholder frames to the west whilst the northern part of the site is bounded by a railway line with Imperial Wharf Station neighbouring the far eastern point of the plot.

The plans draw on justifying the tower by stating that there is already the Chelsea Harbour Tower in the area along with approved plans to build two towers at Lots Road power station, all of which represents a slow moving but emerging residential cluster.



The proposals see the tower itself rise from an island set in Chelsea Creek that's accessed via a walkway - something of a first for London. With a strong vertical form and a curving top, the tower draws its inspiration from the likes of the St Louis Arch and EDF's skyscraper in Paris, although these both lack the stepped top seen here.

As well as the tower plans St George also plans to regenerate the area of the dock with a number of improvements including the restoration of the existing dock wall, the retention of cobbled pavements, the creation of a new urban park four acres in size, and connect the site in with the neighbouring area better to help create a more cohesive neighbourhood.

A number of low-rise blocks are also planned arranged around several boulevards, complete with raised courtyards that will add up to 1.4 acres of space for the residents to enjoy. The central route through the development will lead to the planned park and an observation area overlooking the dockside that will give commanding views of the tower.

In total the developer plans to build 1,300 new homes plus 3,250 square metres of office space and 2,750 square metres of new retail.

That said, no matter how great the plans are, they will have a fight on their hands. It look years for the Lots Road plans to get the go-ahead thanks to opposition from local campaigners, and there's no reason to think they won't be just as oppositional here.

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Old October 18th, 2009, 09:37 PM   #1504
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Old October 20th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #1505
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That render is too simple to take conclusions now but the height is good.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 01:59 AM   #1506
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Good design, someone can tell me the coordinates of Kensington and Chelsea district, is near the center?
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Old October 21st, 2009, 03:15 AM   #1507
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Can't tell you the exact coordinates but can tell you that those districts are quite near the citycenter. You can also have a look at the tube map.
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Old October 21st, 2009, 09:13 PM   #1508
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sure, i take your information, if so then I guess that the building will have a good view of the Thames River.

Anyone have any idea how much it costs a department of about 100 feet into the Chelsea Creek Sees
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Old October 22nd, 2009, 11:54 PM   #1509
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Old October 24th, 2009, 09:54 PM   #1510
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Old October 24th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #1511
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Council rounds on Make’s Palais plan
23 October, 2009



Planners have attacked Make’s plan for a 10-storey development on the site of west London’s historic Hammersmith Palais

Hammersmith & Fulham Council will consider an application next week for the 2,800sq m London & Regional mixed-use project, which includes leisure facilities and 429 student rooms.

But council officers have recommended the scheme is rejected, citing its “unacceptable” design, a verdict backed by mayor Boris Johnson, who has described it as “overbearing”.

The Hammersmith Palais closed in 2007 after almost 90 years as an entertainment venue, and is to be replaced by the new scheme, which wraps around a grade II listed pub.

Make’s design was based on musical notes to reflect the building’s musical heritage, using red and pink brick, stone, copper, anodised aluminium and glass.

A report by council officers said the proposal was considered “unacceptable in the interests of visual amenity” and “inappropriate in terms of excessive height, bulk and design of the elevations”.

“It would be out of keeping with the street scene in this part of the conservation area, and would have a detrimental impact on the setting of the adjoining listed buildings,” said the report, describing the student rooms as “over-concentrated” and saying the project would cause noise and congestion.



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Old October 25th, 2009, 02:38 AM   #1512
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Old October 29th, 2009, 10:52 PM   #1513
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Old October 30th, 2009, 08:22 AM   #1514
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The design elegance that keeps my eyes enjoying and healing.

Sometimes money just goes out of the wallet, but it really is worth.

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http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standa...m-the-ashes.do

Camden market to rise from the ashes
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30.10.09



This is the first image of plans to rebuild Camden's Canal Market, which was devastated by fire last year.

The owners of the site have unveiled proposals for a new covered market alongside the Regent's Canal, which will have a series of buildings with distinctive rooftop pavilions linked by walkways.

There will also be 130 homes in blocks up to seven storeys tall, and the developers have not ruled out adding a hotel. Consultation has begun on the proposals and a planning application could be made by the end of the year.

Canal Market was burned down in February last year after a portable heater caught fire. Some 450 residents had to leave their homes as firefighters tackled 100ft flames. The bill for the damage was £30million.

The market site has since reopened with temporary "shed style" stalls.

Redevelopments of Camden's Lock and Stables Market have been criticised for driving out small traders, so locals are keen that the developers prioritise independent stallholders.

Andrew McMillan, of business partnership Camden Town Unlimited, said: "What we all know about Camden is that the independent stores and stallholders make it what it is. We don't want it turned into anywhereville."

Eleanor Botwright, director of the nearby Castlehaven Community Centre, said: "We want something of value to residents as well as tourists, with Borough Market as a model."

Mark Alper, spokesman for developers Stanley Sidings, added: "We do not wish to turn it into a shopping mall."

Music fans will be able to live in the Camden pub that helped launch bands such as Muse and Coldplay. The owners of The Falcon, home of the Barfly club until 2000, have won permission to convert the ground floor into flats.
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Old November 1st, 2009, 12:25 PM   #1518
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London is booming!

btw, I heard that the major (Boris Johnson) had a plan to build something special for the olympics, resembling a totem pile ?
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Old November 1st, 2009, 05:34 PM   #1519
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