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Old March 1st, 2010, 10:06 AM   #1681
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Canary Wharf Has 25 Churchill Place Redone.



Ever since News International decided they weren't interested the site has been mothballed, but now Canary Wharf has been working on a new design for 25 Churchill Place, the last available plot in the original estate.

As before the scheme comes from the pens of KPF but this time features a 108 metre tall mid-rise tower, a reduction of 22 metres from the previous plans with the number of floors above ground level dropping from 24 to 19. it will contain 71,169 square metres of office space, a drop of almost 9,000 square metres.

Along with the height decrease that was specifically requested of the architect presumably at the behest of a specific future tenant, the building retains the shape of a box but this time without two opposing corners slashed off.

Instead the main body of the tower has its edges framed in stone and is clad in high performance glazing and projecting towards the dock at the south. Behind columns, are the lower north and south levels whilst the outer western façade that faces towards Canary Wharf has a very visual entrance created in it - as a result, the building effectively turns its back towards the east and Wood Wharf.

Around 25 Churchill Place at dock level will be the construction of a new promenade with a footbridge linking it over Bellmouth Passage to Montgomery Street.

The end result is another project for Canary Wharf that is a box, and one that will no doubt add further to the homogenised bland corporate image it has although breaking in height from its neighbours is a welcome approach to at least giving the skyline some variety, even if only in scale not design.




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Old March 2nd, 2010, 05:38 PM   #1683
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Old March 2nd, 2010, 07:26 PM   #1684
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Old March 3rd, 2010, 02:39 PM   #1685
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Old March 4th, 2010, 07:34 PM   #1686
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Piccadilly Circus gets £14m pedestrian-friendly revamp



Piccadilly Circus will be made pedestrian-friendly as part of a £14m revamp, which will rid the busy central London junction of guard railings.

Westminster Council approved the plan that will see the area go back to what it looked like in 1963, as more than one kilometre of railings are uprooted.

A central island will be built along Piccadilly and Pall Mall and two-way traffic will be reintroduced.

Work will begin in November and is expected to end by December 2011.

As part of the revamp the pelican crossing in Pall Mall by St James's Square will be replaced with a zebra crossing and reintroduction of two-way streets from Piccadilly Circus along Piccadilly, St James's Street and Pall Mall is expected to reduce congestion in the area.

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The revamp will also open up the roads leading to St James's Park, Horse Guards Parade and Pall Mall.


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Old March 6th, 2010, 04:11 PM   #1687
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Heron Plaza goes in for planning

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By Laura Chesters

Gerald Ronson’s Heron International has submitted a planning application for its £500m Heron Plaza scheme in the city of London.

The plans include a Four Seasons Hotel and residences, other residential, retail and new public open space.

Heron Plaza is the second, and concluding, phase of the works initiated by the construction of the adjacent Heron Tower.

Heron Plaza is 150m from Liverpool Street Station and the Four Seasons hotel is the first purpose built luxury hotel constructed in Central London for 30 years.

It will total a 43 storey tower with 190 hotel guestrooms/suites and 120 branded residences, conference and banqueting facilities, events space, a gym, spa and swimming pool.

Both phases benefit from being designed by the same architects Fred Pilbrow and Lee Polisano of PLP Architecture - previously partners of KPF’s London office

Gerald Ronson, chief executive of Heron International, said: “This genuine mixed use centre will be a model for sustainable urban development in the capital. It will create a new public open space, scarce and highly valued in a densely built part of the City. It will provide much needed, unparalleled hotel and residential facilities which reflect London’s status as the financial capital of the world and support the City’s core mission as a centre for business and excellence.”

Scott Woroch, executive vice president worldwide development of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, added: “Four Seasons is proud to be involved in this project which will be a great addition to our existing portfolio in the UK. In addition to Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire, we have had the privilege of operating to two hotels in London, at Park Lane and Canary Wharf. We know that our guests will enjoy having the option to stay in the City within a new development that promises to revitalize and redefine the financial district.”
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Old March 7th, 2010, 05:08 PM   #1688
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New Covent Garden Market reveals new plans



By Aditi Shah

Covent Garden Market Association launched the second phase of consultation for the redevelopment of New Covent Garden Market in Vauxhall, along the south bank of River Thames this morning.

It revealed detailed plans and new images for The Garden at New Covent Garden Market that include a fresh produce market along with new homes, shops and open public spaces.


In the first week of March CGMA, advised by Drivers Jonas, will begin the procurement process for a private development partner to help build the new market. It will submit a single outline planning application for the whole site to Wandsworth Council in mid 2010.

This follows an initial consultation in launched in November 2009 for the 57 acre site. It includes consolidating the fresh produce market in four buildings and a new flower market.

The plans revealed this morning include detailed information on how the additional sites not needed for the market could be used. This includes the Northern Site (where the Flower Market is currently located) where up to 1,800 homes, a hotel and serviced apartments, a supermarket and other retail and leisure uses along with community facilities are proposed.

Designed by architect, Foster & Partners it will comprise three taller buildings between 25 and 46 storeys and a ‘green’ route running through the site and which will connect through to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson’s proposed new linear park from Vauxhall to Battersea Power Station.

The plans for The Garden are consistent with the recently published Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area Planning Framework and will lead the regeneration of the wider area.

Three other sites have been identifies to the south and west of the market – along Thessaly Road, opposite Lambeth College and next to the main entrance to the Market at Nine Elms Lane, where up to 500 new homes are proposed with new community facilities and open spaces.

At the centre of the market plans to build The Garden Heart will include a public market as well as act as the link between the market and the other proposed uses on the site.



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Old March 8th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #1689
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Apparently the 181m St George's Wharf Tower is starting prep work:



The building is residential, and takes the form of a big cog when seen from above.
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Old March 10th, 2010, 09:15 PM   #1691
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Great news!

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Deutsche Bahn may run London to Frankfurt service

Deutsche Bahn could start high-speed train services from London to Frankfurt by December 2012, Eurotunnel has announced.

Eurotunnel also said that it had launched a working group to discuss running shorter trains, after the difficulties it faced evacuating Eurostar trains that broke down in the Channel Tunnel before Christmas.

High Speed One, the company which operates the high-speed link from St Pancras to the tunnel, is one of the founding members of the working group and the two companies have invited interested train operators, including Deutsche Bahn, to join them. If the rules on train lengths are relaxed, it would be easier for Deutsche Bahn to run an international service using its existing trains.

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Old March 13th, 2010, 01:47 PM   #1693
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The Heron Begins Construction.

Published on 11-03-2010 by Skyscrapernews.com





Continuing the sudden construction glut in London as developers look to cash in on the ups and downs of the property cycle is the Heron, a David Walker designed residential tower to stand next to the Barbican on the former Milton Court site.

With groundwork having been completed by Ardmore, the 111.98 metre tall tower is now beginning construction. This will see not only the residential glass-slab block built but also at its base the new building to accommodate the Guildhall School of Music and Drama complete with teaching facilities and performance space.

The one thing this building and its 295 apartments don't need to be is affordable - its location and a general shortage of housing within the City of London practically guarantees it will be snapped by bankers with huge salaries and prove hugely popular. Given the location and internal specification plus near unrivalled views, the penthouses should sell for prices north of ten million pounds.

Heron have been betting big on property with a combination of residential, office and hotel-lead projects giving them a well balanced development pipeline. With Heron Tower under construction and near its maximum height, and a Four Seasons Hotel that will be 149 metres having seen a planning application finally submitted although this time round the development is a joint venture between them and Berkeley Homes.

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London is booming thats for sure!


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Great news! It will match the City Point and I think London needs more housing, so good news.
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A 24 storey tower for the Royal Docks.

Studio RHE announce design for new Eco-tower, marking gateway to East of London, home of the 2012 Olympics



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Derwent London earmarks £260m for London office projects

Derwent London plans to spend more than £260m on new projects in Central London after identifying an improvement in demand from businesses for new space.

The FTSE 250 property company, which specialises in redeveloping and refurbishing offices in offbeat West End locations, unveiled the plans as it reported a sharp narrowing in annual pre-tax losses for 2009 yesterday.

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The projects it has earmarked include 194,000 sq ft of refurbishment work this year, such as at Victory House in Fitzrovia, and the starting of a 280,000 sq ft redevelopment at Hampstead Road in the second half of next year.

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London mayor approves £4.5bn Brent Cross regeneration

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has approved a £4.5 billion proposal to substantially regenerate Brent Cross

The plan includes expansion of the Brent Cross Shopping Centre as well as a new train station and a number of community facilities.

It is just one of a number of multi-billion pound developments taking place across Greater London, with proposals for redevelopments of New Covent Garden Market and estates in Tower Hamlets just some of the plans put forward.

Career Structure believes the development will bring around 27,000 jobs to the area.

Mr Johnson said the Brent Cross plans will be successful in "transforming the quality of life of thousands of Londoners".

He added: "Having carefully considered the proposal I am satisfied that the application fulfils the need to have the kinds of transport links that will bring fluidity and rejuvenation to Brent Cross."

The news of the mayoral approval of the extensive Brent Cross redevelopment will be of interest to people looking for property to rent in the London borough of Barnet, with more jobs coming to the area as well as more amenities and attractions.

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Three Quays, London

Aparthotel next to the Tower of London

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930sqm of retail space at ground level, with enhanced public space on the riverfront, incorporating an installation by the sculptor William Pye. The upper floors comprise 141 residential units with a mix of studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and penthouse suites, with an area of approximately 17,200sqm.

Innovations & Added Value

Scissor duplex apartments maximise the number with a river view; plan form and materials are sensitive to views from Monument and London Bridge and the World Heritage Site of the Tower of London directly next to the development.

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Planning Approved





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Possibly return of the Leadenhall building.

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