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Old January 22nd, 2010, 05:25 AM   #1621
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Allies & Morrison tower wins planning

A 36-storey tower by Allies & Morrison, part of the Olympic boom at Stratford, has been granted planning consent.

The London Thames Gateway Development Corporation has approved the £130 million Broadway Chambers scheme, which is sited between Stratford town centre and the Olympic Park.

The plans also include an 11-storey building, and the project will provide 342 new apartments and office and retail space.

The design of the taller 117m-high tower, according to the firm, is “simple and delicate” with an “ethereal” feeling enhanced by the use of glass, white metal and white ceramic as key building materials.

In contrast the shorter building has a more robust, brick facade. Allies & Morrison has worked on the project with Whitelaw Turkington as landscape architect.

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Old January 23rd, 2010, 12:43 AM   #1624
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More renders of Allies & Morrison Stratford Tower.

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Progress on Montreal House:

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Old January 25th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #1626
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25 January, 2010

By Ruth Bloomfield

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A nine-strong jury – including Rab Bennetts and Grimshaw’s Chris Nash – will meet next week to decide on a winner for the long-awaited King’s Cross Square competition.

Stanton Williams, Gehl Architects, Gustafson Porter and Gross Max remain in the frame for the high profile project to design a 7,000sq m public space – larger than Leicester Square.

But it has emerged that two firms - Field Operations and Martha Schwartz Partners - have dropped out since a six-strong shortlist for the £6 million scheme was announced more than a year ago.

The judging panel is headed by Jim Cornell, former executive director of the Railway Heritage Trust.

He will be joined by representatives from English Heritage, Network Rail, Design for London and The London Development Agency and Camden and Islington councils.

The new square will be in front of King’s Cross station’s grade I listed facade, and will be used by up to 100,000 people each day.

The international competition, run by Malcolm Reading, attracted more than 100 entries when it was launched in 2008.

The square is scheduled for completion in 2013 and is part of a wider regeneration scheme for the station being carried out by John McAslan & Partners.

•The first of three new bridges over the Regent’s Canal, part of the 27ha King’s Cross Central redevelopment in the hinterland of the station, has been installed.

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Old January 25th, 2010, 09:50 PM   #1627
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Old January 26th, 2010, 05:37 PM   #1628
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Old January 27th, 2010, 03:01 PM   #1629
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West End theatre box offices take £500m in record year

The West End theatre box office defied the recession to top £500 million for the first time last year, fuelled by star turns from Jude Law, Dame Helen Mirren, Dame Judi Dench and Dominic West.


Revenue was 7.6 per cent up on the previous year because of record attendances which passed the 14 million mark for the first time.

The 5.5 per cent increase on 2008 made it the seventh consecutive year of growth.

Musicals broke records with shows including The Lion King, Wicked, Oliver! and Avenue Q all doing better than in any previous year. The Lion King took £32 million and Wicked £27 million.

Plays had a spectacular year with a 26 per cent increase in audiences for hits including Three Days Of Rain with James McAvoy, A View From The Bridge with Ken Stott, Calendar Girls and the unlikely blockbuster Waiting For Godot starring Sir Ian McKellen.

Figures for drama were boosted by the Donmar's year-long residency at the Wyndham's Theatre which gave thousands more people a chance to see names such as Dench, Law and Kenneth Branagh than is possible in its tiny home venue.

Law, who played Hamlet, said it was his “dream role”. But part of his reason for working with the Donmar in the West End was because of its aim of bringing new audiences to theatre at reasonable prices.

“For that to have been a great success was equally rewarding for me,” he said.

Rachel Weisz, who appeared in the Donmar's A Streetcar Named Desire, said: “As films get more and more CGI and fantastical and 3D, nothing will ever be able to replace live performance and real people on the stage. It's just about what the human body and voice are able to do with an empty space. There's something completely magical about it.”

Nica Burns, president of the Society of London Theatre, said theatre had been buoyed by fantastic work including the rare treat of brilliant new plays such as Jerusalem and Enron, which have transferred from the Royal Court to the West End.

The threat on the horizon was any cut in grants to subsidised theatre which was vital for training and development and creating work such as the National's star transfer, War Horse.

“Commercial theatre is absolutely behind the subsidised sector against any cuts. Cuts would be an absolute tragedy and make no economic sense. I don't call it subsidy — it's investment,” Ms Burns said.

Attendances and Revenues for 2009

Total attendances: 14,257,922
Previous best: 13,807,286 in 2007
Total revenues: £504,765,690
Previous best: £480,563,674 in 2008

Musicals
Attendances: 8,651,631
Revenue: £328,938,769

Plays

Attendances: 3,637,714
Revenue: £97,373,778

Other (eg. opera, dance, entertainment)
Attendances: 1,968,577
Revenue: £78,453,143
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LDA holds Royal Docks eco-town talks
28 January, 2010
By Merlin Fulcher

The London Development Agency (LDA) is understood to be in talks with Newham Council and the Greater London Authority (GLA) about multi-billion-pound plans to turn the Royal Docks into a huge, waterside eco-town

The development agency is in negotiations with developer Ballymore Properties and will be producing a masterplan for the area aimed at housing up to 30,000 people in a mixed-use sustainable development.

The recent demise of plans to develop Silvertown Quays (AJ 28.09.09) has given the LDA the opportunity to make a comprehensive scheme for the regeneration of the area, long tipped to be one of London’s hottest redevelopment plots.

The news signifies a potential goldmine for architects and the construction industry, which will be brought into the action once detailed design work for the zero-carbon development around the Royal Albert Dock and a proposed sustainable power source – potentially housed in the abandoned Tate & Lyle warehouse – on the Thames waterfront begin.

A spokesperson for the LDA played down the rumours but said: ‘The masterplanning work with Newham is in its early stage… but Royals is part of our wider Green Enterprise District proposal.’

Elsewhere, developer Capco is working with Benoy and Canadian firm Urban Strategies on a huge scheme to build 8,000 homes in a mixed-use development on the 28ha site of the Earl’s Court Exhibition Centre.

The land is held by just three parties – Capco, TfL and Hammersemith & Fulham Council – offering an ‘extraordinary’ and ‘fantastic opportunity’ according to a spokesperson for the developer, who expects to submit a planning application in the next 12 months.

‘We hope it can be a model development creating a place through beautifully designed buildings and that sort of thing needs architects, currently Benoy is on the project but all these things grow and new professionals may need to be added,’ said the spokesperson, adding: ‘But things are at a very early stage’.

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A spokesperson for Newham Council said: ‘At present there has not been an application submitted for the Albert Basin site. The council is widely supportive of carbon free development although assesses all application on their individual merit.’
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V&A invites 10 firms to draw up new extension

29 January, 2010

By Ruth Bloomfield

Six years after Libeskind Spiral demise, museum changes tack with subterranean galleries.

Ten architects, including some of the world’s top names, have been invited to draw up plans for a subterranean extension to the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.

David Chipperfield, OMA, Sanaa, Tony Fretton, Heneghan Peng, Snøhetta, Jamie Fobert and Amanda Levete are among those creating concept designs for around 1,500sq m of extra gallery space, with a rough budget of £28 million.

The remaining two practices working on designs are Spanish firm Francisco Mangado and Sutherland Hussey, whose ferry shelter on the Scottish island of Tiree was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2003.

The news comes six years after the humiliating collapse of the Daniel Libeskind “Spiral” extension scheme, which was mothballed after being denied heritage lottery funding.

A V&A source said it was “very committed” to the new project, which will more than double its existing 1,300sq m of exhibition space, and represented the start of a second phase of improvement and expansion at the V&A, which will take place over the next decade.

The project also features a courtyard above the new gallery, accessible from Exhibition Road, that will house temporary installations and a café.

The designs will be used as a starting point for trustees to decide how to take the project forward. Ultimately the scheme will have to be put out for tender via Ojeu.

The museum is also keen to keep the drawings and models by the 10 architects for its collection, explained a spokeswoman.

Daniel Libeskind’s wife, Nina, told BD that Studio Daniel Libeskind had declined to get involved with the V&A again.

“This project is far different in ambition from what came before,” she said. “We made a decision not to involve ourselves. We had already done an idea for something which was quite visible and real.

“They were now looking for something quite different — it is clearly something they feel they can accomplish.”

She said there were no hard feelings between the practice and the museum but added that one lesson could be learned from the Spiral: “They must get their funding together.”

A museum spokeswoman said the 10 practices had “accepted a commission to participate in a design study to develop concepts for the scheme which will help us communicate to our board and supporters what is potentially achievable in visual and experiential terms for the site”.

The design studies will be submitted at the beginning of May and will be exhibited at the V&A’s Studio Gallery from June 21 to September 17.
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Southwark backs regeneration plans
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The £2.4b regeneration of the Aylesbury estate is now completely endorsed, as members agreed the AAP and the Canada Water AAP also reached a major milestone, with the Assembly agreeing to the publication of the AAP for submission to the secretary of state in March.

Councillor Paul Noblet, executive member for regeneration said: "The Area Action Plans provide a broad vision for the rejuvenation of the Aylesbury and Canada Water, which are steering the developments already underway.

"The Aylesbury is a massive 15-20 year project, and the first phase is already under construction. It will revolutionise the way that Aylesbury residents live, work, learn and enjoy their lives.

"Throughout the AAP process we have been helped so much by excellent relationships with the residents, who have been really clear about what they like and changes they want."

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SURREY QUAYS LEISURE SITE AND THE DECATHLON TO BE REBUILT


Southwark Council's planning committee has resolved to grant outline planning permission for the Surrey Quays Leisure Site to be redeveloped to provide a new residential and entertainment complex.

The committee also agreed on the redevelopment of the Decathlon store which will be expanded and will become Decathlon's UK headquarters for its operations.

The proposed redevelopments are to be carried out through a series of phases so the existing cinema, bowling alley, bingo hall and the Decathlon store can stay open.

The Surrey Quays Leisure Site will include over 500 residential units and 123 units for students, a new cinema complex and leisure building that will include restaurants, commercial floor spaces and public and private open space.

The Decathlon redevelopment will provide 430 flats together with new retail and community space and café, restaurants, bars along the waterfront. It involves extensive public space works including a new boulevard through the site connecting with the new pedestrian thoroughfare along the water that provides access from the Canada Water station to the Surrey Quays shopping centre.

The layout of the new buildings will make a major contribution to the regeneration of the area.

Cllr James Gurling, chair of the planning committee, said: "These are ambitious schemes that will greatly improve the Surrey Quays area for both existing and new residents. The Committee considered these applications very carefully and were satisfied with what was put before us.

"However, the applications will be referred to the Mayor of London, and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, because of their scale."
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