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Old April 7th, 2016, 01:23 PM   #17761
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Dollar Bay and One Blackfriars are actually by the same architects Simpson Haugh and Partners
Ahhh I didn't realise that! I really hope the likes of The Scalpel and the Bishopsgate Tower follow in Dollar Bay's/One Blackfriars' footsteps in terms of the quality of cladding.

Amazing updates guys, thank you.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 01:28 PM   #17762
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Ahhh I didn't realise that! I really hope the likes of The Scalpel and the Bishopsgate Tower follow in Dollar Bay's/One Blackfriars' footsteps in terms of the quality of cladding.

Amazing updates guys, thank you.
The firm behind the cladding for One Blackfriars will also be supplying the cladding for 100 Bishopsgate
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Old April 7th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #17763
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The firm behind the cladding for One Blackfriars will also be supplying the cladding for 100 Bishopsgate
Oh wow that's good news then! Thanks for the info mate.
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Old April 7th, 2016, 06:50 PM   #17764
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is there a correlation between woodwharf development and business tourism in London, like is there going to be an increase economically? (Sorry for somewhat of a simple answer.)
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Old April 8th, 2016, 12:53 AM   #17765
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All office developments have the potential to contribute to London's economy. The more office space supplied, at a time of high demand with respect to grade and location, the more potential for economic activity to take place.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:19 AM   #17766
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54 Marsh Wall | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1661416

Official website: http://www.54marshwall.com


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  • Address: 54 Marsh Wall, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Daejan Limited
  • Architect: Rolfe Judd
  • Floors: 41 | 16
  • Homes: 216

Revised plans for 54 Marsh Wall have been unveiled, a formal planning application is expected shortly.





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Old April 8th, 2016, 02:12 AM   #17767
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Wood Wharf | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=317626

Official website: http://www.woodwharf.com/



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  • Address: Wood Wharf, Preston's Road, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Cost: £2 billion ($3bn)
  • Homes: 3,610
  • Office space: 175,000m²
  • Retail space: 35,000m²



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Old April 8th, 2016, 11:11 AM   #17768
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South Quay Plaza | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1646336

Official website: http://www.berkeley-southquay.co.uk/



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  • Address: South Quay Plaza, Marsh Wall, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Berkeley Group
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Height: 215m | 192m | 115m
  • Floors: 68 | 56 | 35



Piling ongoing at the site of the 215m tower, photos by Tbeam:



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Old April 8th, 2016, 01:01 PM   #17769
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Fast Trains Boost London Fringe Homes by 29% Before Tracks Open

Home prices are surging in London’s outer districts as improvements to rail networks and lower prices lure Londoners further out of the expensive city center.

Home values in West Ealing, where the commute time to London Liverpool Street will fall by half when a Crossrail train station opens in 2019, climbed 29 percent in the 12 months through February, according to a Bloomberg analysis of preliminary Land Registry data. That compares with a 12 percent increase for London as a whole, the data showed.

“West Ealing was a no-brainer for us,” said Rosie Nesbitt, group director of sales and marketing at Fabrica, a London-based developer that is building 770 homes within a six minute walk of the neighborhood’s new Crossrail station. “We’re selling incredibly quickly and it’s all about the transport.”

Property prices in London’s best districts have risen almost 30 percent in the past five years, according to broker Savills Plc, forcing buyers away from the costlier central neighborhoods such as Islington and Fulham.

That’s boosted demand in cheaper districts further out that will be served by the 14.8 billion-pound ($20.9 billion) Crossrail project.

In Palmers Green, where the commute to Moorgate station in the City of London financial district can take as little as 20 minutes, values jumped by more than 33 percent in the period. Average house prices in the area now stand at 1.47 million pounds, according to broker Foxtons Group Plc, compared with 2.35 million pounds for houses in Highgate, an area about two miles closer to the City with the same travel time.

“This is a search for value by Londoners,” said Johnny Morris, head of research at Countrywide Plc, the U.K.’s largest real estate agency. “They’re prepared to go a little further out to get more for their money and get bigger properties.”

Crossrail, approved in 2008 to cut journey times across London and the Southeast, is Europe’s largest construction project. Though it’s not due to start operating until late 2018, homebuyers are flocking to areas that will be served by its stations and the trend is set to continue, according to Neal Hudson, an associate director of residential research at Savills in London.

In 2013, Fabrica sold private homes in its Jigsaw development, which features tree-lined boulevards, period architecture and parks, for an average 480 pounds a square foot, according to Nesbitt. Since October the developer has pre-sold 70 percent of the project’s second phase for an average of 700 pounds a square foot.

“Buyers are typically savvy young professionals squeezed out of other more central areas and looking for a quick commute to the City,” Nesbitt said. The future 21 minute-journey to Liverpool Street compares with a 27-minute trip from Ladbroke Grove in west London, which is about five miles closer.

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Old April 8th, 2016, 03:30 PM   #17770
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Is there a mechanism to recapture some of the land value - or at least, the tax - increment?
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Old April 8th, 2016, 05:13 PM   #17771
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Centrica to relocate most trading staff to central London

Britain's largest energy supplier, Centrica, will relocate most of its energy trading staff to a central London location from its Windsor headquarter this year, a spokesman said on Thursday.

About 150 of Centrica Energy Marketing and Trading's (EM&T) 250 staff will move to an office on London's Oxford Street as the company aims to cut travelling costs, the spokesman said.

"A move to London puts our Energy Marketing and Trading teams closer to counterparties. Most of these are in central London, so it makes sense to relocate the teams there."

Centrica's staff relocation comes at a time when it is cutting jobs elsewhere. Last year it announced plans to shed 6,000 jobs by 2020 to reduce costs as its energy production business faces intense pressure from weak oil, gas and electricity prices.

The company's EM&T teams trade gas, power and related commodities, including oil, gas and electricity produced from its own fields and stations. The business also sources electricity and gas for Centrica's British Gas retail arm.

Other large energy traders active in the British market, such as EDF Trading and RWE Supply & Trading, already have large trading teams in London.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 07:38 PM   #17772
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Oakwood Tower | Barbican | Vision

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  • Address: Barbican complex
  • City of London
  • Architects: PLP Architecture and Cambridge University
  • Height: 300m
  • Floors: 80

3016234_Oakwood-Tower---River-Daytime--low-res by corerising, on Flickr

3016233_Oakwood-Tower---River-at-Night--low-res by corerising, on Flickr

3016232_Oakwood-Tower---Barbican-View--low-res by corerising, on Flickr

PLP Architecture and Cambridge University have presented a 300m concept design to Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London.

The 80 floor skyscraper is shown rising from the Thomas More Residents Garden at the Barbican Estate in the City of London.

PLP Architecture, researchers from Cambridge University and engineering firm Smith and Wallwork have collaborated to produce the designs to demonstrate how underused and sustainable wood can be as a construction material.

The current tallest timber buildings is a 14 story apartment buildings in Bergen, Norway. This would be dwarfed by the proposed Barbican skyscraper.

If built, it would create more than 1000 new homes in this one million sq ft mixed use tower, and mid-rise terraces.

Despite its timber design, the team behind it claims that the structure would be fire resistant, and would exceed existing fire regulations for steel and concrete constructed buildings.

The funding for the development was provided by the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council.
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Old April 8th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #17773
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Oakwood Tower is similar like Tower Verre design!
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Old April 8th, 2016, 10:47 PM   #17774
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It looks like a nice design but to me seems to be out of context with the surrounding area. Amongst a cluster it would look fabulous but skyscrapers dotted sporadically over the city is not a look London needs to be going for I don't think.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 01:40 AM   #17775
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Oh jeez - imagine if this was ever proposed - the 'save the skyline' campaign would have a field day.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 12:58 PM   #17776
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Is there a mechanism to recapture some of the land value - or at least, the tax - increment?
Yes. It's called the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) and many in London have been paying it for the last several years. Normally happens at the point where any development happens. Anything from a skyscraper to a small house extension is liable.

I think it is charged more widely now, but in London, about £600m ish towards Crossrail came from this source I think.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 01:36 PM   #17777
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Oh jeez - imagine if this was ever proposed - the 'save the skyline' campaign would have a field day.
It is pretty awful indeed, in what looking in the general direction of St Paul's is concerned.
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Just a conceptual proposal, to demonstrate the efficiency of using wood in large-scale construction. Location irrelevant in this case.
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Old April 9th, 2016, 03:42 PM   #17779
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Newfoundland | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1632163

Official website: http://canarywharf.com/residential/newfoundland/



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  • Address: Newfoundland, Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Horden Cherry Lee
  • Height: 220m
  • Floors: 60



Construction of the basement is underway, with tower cranes to rise in May. Photos by chest:



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Old April 9th, 2016, 05:12 PM   #17780
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