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Old April 1st, 2010, 02:04 AM   #1721
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True, but I have to say this rendering really makes it look stupid. Maybe it will be better in real life. But right now, this image has crossed the world and I have yet to read one positive remark. And normally I like daring ideas.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 02:07 AM   #1722
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Only time will tell. It's obviously going to be highly controversial right now.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 10:26 AM   #1723
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True, but I have to say this rendering really makes it look stupid. Maybe it will be better in real life. But right now, this image has crossed the world and I have yet to read one positive remark. And normally I like daring ideas.
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 01:40 PM   #1724
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Let them build it! Let it be ...afterall the site is not located somewhere in the City of London nor Canary Wharf
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 07:16 PM   #1725
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Let them build it! Let it be ...afterall the site is not located somewhere in the City of London nor Canary Wharf

you say that but dont forget how many billions of people will see it on TV. its going to be so embarrassing
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Old April 2nd, 2010, 08:34 PM   #1726
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you say that but dont forget how many billions of people will see it on TV. its going to be so embarrassing
Hardly embarrassing! It's alright - but I must admit, it's not as good as Kapoor can be... maybe it will grow on me.
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Old April 5th, 2010, 11:24 PM   #1727
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Old April 9th, 2010, 03:40 PM   #1729
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‘Twin towers’ will dominate the skyline of north London



A plan to build 355 flats in two 21-storey skycrapers in north London has been given the go-ahead.

City North will include shops and offices and will tower 106 metres above Finsbury Park station. It is the largest regeneration scheme in Islington since Arsenal's Emirates Stadium.

The five-year project covers almost 9,000 square metres of land between Fonthill Road, Seven Sisters Road, Wells Terrace and Goodwin Street.

It is the brainchild of Jack Morris, multi-millionaire chairman of the Business Design Centre, and was approved by Islington council last week.

The project will be carried out by City North Islington, a subsidiary of the Business design Centre Group.

Just a fifth of the homes will be affordable — a trade-off made by Islington in exchange for a guarantee that building work will start within three years.

Mr Morris told a planning committee: “The planning brief was to produce a landmark transformational scheme that would kick-start the regeneration of Finsbury Park.

“We're very proud of this design. It's a really fine piece of architecture that will create a better and vibrant town centre.”

Addressing concerns over the financing of the project, Mr Morris admitted: “The viability will take time. With the current market it will be very tough to deliver this scheme but it is amendable within a short period of time.”

City North will include a new bar/restaurant and a third 10-storey building. It will see the creation of a pedestrian street linking Wells Terrace and Goodwin Street and the option of a new western ticket hall being built for the neighbouring Tube station.

All existing buildings on the site will be bulldozed.

Eighteen objections were lodged with Islington council out of 3,384 letters sent to Finsbury Park residents.

One objector said: “The development will have an impact on Grade-II listed Finsbury Park and its context for local residents and users of the park who will have their views permanently scarred. This proposal could very quickly become an eyesore.”

Terry Stacy, leader of Islington council, said: “Finsbury Park needs regeneration. This scheme will do that. It's the largest regeneration project in Islington since the Emirates Stadium and it's long overdue.

“I have the utmost confidence in the track record of the company concerned. It has a long history going back generations in Islington and they have invested millions in the borough creating hundreds, if not thousands, of jobs.”

The scheme must now go before the Mayor of London for final approval.

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Old April 10th, 2010, 04:02 PM   #1732
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Cheval Residences and 3DReid commence work on the ‘Three Quays’





A new nine-storey building has been given planning permission on the north side of The Thames, directly adjacent to the Tower of London.

Owned by Cheval Residences, the site will incorporate 97 serviced and 64 private apartments. Following a 10 year planning period, work on the site, which has been derelict for over 20 years, will commence on 14 April 2010. The completed project will be finalised on 30 April 2013. Three Quays’ name originates from the establishment of three quays on the site in the 17th Century - Galley Quay, Chester’s Quay and Brewer’s Quay. Cheval Residences has commissioned 3DReid architects.

Located next to a World Heritage Site, Three Quays is currently the only major residential riverside development taking place on the north bank in Zone One. The focus of the design will be to conserve and enhance the character of the natural and historic environment, while giving the area a new lease of life. Important points include the introduction of three retail/restaurant spaces within the building, the enhancement of Sugar Quay as a public walkway, and the improvement of Tower Pier and the entrance to the Tower itself.

The Three Quays’ façade will complement the materials and layering of the walls and terraces of the Tower of London. The building will be clad in limestone panels with glass bays stepping in and out between them. The inner part of the building will feature slate-coloured, pre-weathered zinc panels. The site will feature luxury one, two and three-bedroom apartments. The interior design will be spearheaded by Forme Design. The renowned water sculptor William Pye, who has created works of art at Salisbury Cathedral and the Royal Academy, has been commissioned to create a prominent water feature.

Sustainability will play a vital part in the development, from the materials used to the daily running of the building. 3DReid’s design is scheduled to include HP Solar control glass, balcony floors finished in lpe, (a dense hardwood from sustainable sources), low-voltage halogen lighting and a powder-coated, energy-efficient aluminium ‘brise soleil’ on the top three floors to further improve energy efficiency.

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Old April 11th, 2010, 08:56 PM   #1733
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WHS Serviced Apartments, Mayfair

The terraces formed by the geometry of the building vary in sizes and have different functions.

They offer exterior spaces to most of the inner apartments. There is a continuous planter at the perimeter of the terraces, where Ivy can be grown.

The idea is to allow the ivy to grow vertically on stainless steel wires (in front of the glass) and horizontally along the edge of the façade. This would soften the inside edge of the building even further, and create an exterior layer for additional shading and privacy to the apartments. It would also form the basis for the vertical garden at the core of the building.

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Portman Estate’s plans for Edgware Road approved



17:00 | 09.04.10

By Jennifer Rigby

Westminster City Council has granted planning permission for the Portman Estate to develop three sites near the Edgware Road, including a landmark building of more than 100,000 sq ft.

The landed estate plans to demolish the 1970s-style Marble Arch House on Edgware Road and replace it with a new mixed-use 100,000 sq ft scheme.

It also plans to convert nearby 66 Great Cumberland Place and 60 Grosvenor Place into flats.

John Walker, Westminster City Council's operational director for development planning, said: "Developments like this are crucial to make sure that the West End is transformed to ensure its success for generations to come.

"The architecture across the area needs to reflect the improvements which are already being made to one of the world's most popular shopping streets which include a new diagonal crossing at Oxford Circus and the revamped Marble Arch.

"Projects like this should see the West End renewed and invigorated, and this important entrance to Oxford Street given a much needed lift."

As part of the plans the Portman Estate will contribute £170,700 to improving the area, following its £7m renovation of the area’s shops in January last year.


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CHISWICK TOWER PLANS ARE 'TANTALISING', SAYS CABE




Plans for a five-storey 52m high landmark building for office use, incorporating five media screens and associated parking, at a site adjacent to Chiswick Roundabout, are a 'tantalising hybrid of commercial office building and advertising', says CABE in its Design Review.

The plans, designed by Make Architects, are an 'exciting proposition for a site that warrants a distinctive signpost to mark the meeting of the north and south circular roads and a key gateway into the Capital'.

CABE said it has the potential to become a memorable west London landmark. However, it thinks a stronger relationship could be forged between the offices and the 'shroud' to create a working environment that is more comfortable for its occupiers and a use that genuinely inhabits this commanding structure.

It added: "We think the building's exposed elevation to the North Circular Road is unsatisfactory in design terms and could pose significant maintenance problems for the building. It also underlines the need to properly assess the impact of this highly visible structure and its 'active' façades from all viewpoints, both during the day and at night. It is equally important that the building benefits from clear and safe pedestrian routes from Chiswick High Road and that the building itself addresses the street in a more positive manner than currently proposed.

"Given the unique nature of this project, its success will rely on the retention of the design team to see it through to the detailed design stage. We recommend that the opportunity be taken to address the points raised in this letter before the application is determined."
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Affordable homes given the go ahead at King's Cross



09:09 | 14.04.10

By Deirdre Hipwell

Detailed plans for the first fully residential building at King's Cross Central were given the green light by Camden Council last week.

Building R4, designed by PRP Architects, is located on York Way on the eastern side of the site. It comprises 117 affordable homes, of which 15 are supported housing apartments, 77 are general needs social rented apartments and 25 are shared ownership apartments.

A large proportion (32%) of apartments cater for families with either three or four bedrooms. The R4 scheme provides a significant amount of private amenity space for residents.

More than half the homes will have private balconies and a private roof terrace will be created.

King's Cross Central - the development consortium behind the 67 acre regeneration scheme - said the successful progression of this plot followed a development agreement last year between One Housing Group and King's Cross Central to deliver the first phase of affordable homes, which includes the development of the R4 plot.

That agreement is underpinned by a £42m HCA funding package for One Housing Group. Construction of R4 is expected to get under way this summer, with the first residents due to move in early 2012.

Robert Evans, a director from King’s Cross Central, said the decision "means that the first residents should be moving in well before the 2012 London Olympics. These will be high quality affordable homes - centrally located, thoughtfully planned, intelligently designed and very well managed.”


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British Land seals £29m deal for West End offices



British Land today snapped up a prime West End redevelopment site for £29 million — just over half what it sold it for five years ago.

It bought 2-14 Baker Street back off Northern Irish developer McAleer & Rushe, having sold it for £57.2 million in 2005.

McAleer & Rushe was granted planning consent last year for a 139,000 square-foot office building with shops on the ground floor.

But having racked up mountains of debt to secure the deal it was forced to sell.

British Land said it will now start the £100 million redevelopment programme this year with completion in 2013 to take advantage of rising demand for offices in the capital.

There is currently no office space under construction due to be completed in 2013 or 2014.

Tim Roberts, head of offices at the firm, said: “We believe that will be a good time to deliver a building to the West End market.

"I would expect strong demand given the limited number of grade A buildings.”

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