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Old May 22nd, 2016, 02:13 AM   #18141
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The Design Museum and Holland Green | Kensington W8

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=860864

Official website: https://designmuseum.org/move-with-us



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  • Address: Commonwealth Institute, Kensington High Street, London W8
  • Developer: Chelsfield Partners | Ilchester Estate
  • Architect: OMA
  • Cost: £80 million ($120m)
  • Museum space: 10,000m²
  • Homes: 63





Completed sections of the Design Museum and Holland Green scheme, photos by Nick Gutteridge:







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Old May 22nd, 2016, 02:21 AM   #18142
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The Scalpel | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1528916

Official website: http://thescalpelec3.co.uk/



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  • Address: 52-54 Lime Street, London EC3
  • Ward: Lime Street
  • Developer: W.R. Berkley
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 192m
  • Floors: 39



Progress this week at the Scalpel site, viewed from the Lloyd's Building:

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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:52 AM   #18143
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One Blackfriars | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=400279

Official website: http://www.oneblackfriars.co.uk/



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  • Address: 1 Blackfriars Road, London SE1
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: St George
  • Architect: Ian Simpson Architects
  • Height: 163m
  • Floors: 52



Construction and cladding progress at One Blackfriars:

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Old May 22nd, 2016, 11:58 AM   #18144
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LSQ London | Leicester Square WC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=236014

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



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  • Address: 48 Leicester Square, London WC2
  • London borough: Westminster
  • Developer: Linseed Assets
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 17,300m²



Cladding ongoing at LSQ London, with the neighbouring Edwardian Leicester Square site visible in the foreground:

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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:29 AM   #18145
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Upper Riverside | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/...per-riverside/



Project facts
  • Address: Plot N0205, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Architect: Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
  • Homes: 1,007
  • Retail space: 2,100m²



Cranes at the Upper Riverside site, construction ongoing. Photo by aw85:

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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:29 AM   #18146
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Missed SE9's incredible updates. Love the Design Museum.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:40 AM   #18147
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I look forward to checking the new Design Museum out. It opens to the public on 24th November.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:44 AM   #18148
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Lower Riverside | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/...wer-riverside/



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  • Address: Plots M0101 to M0104 and M0114 to M0121, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Architect: Various



Distant view of the Lower Riverside phase from Blackwall, photo by aw85:

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Old May 23rd, 2016, 01:04 PM   #18149
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its a good postmodern building, dunno if it should be retained myself. however, this arrangement might work...

Toronto does this practise quite successfully also...
Cracking examples. It'd be great if they could include the current building into the design. I didn't even give that a thought tbh.

I can just see them knocking it down though.
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 08:16 PM   #18150
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US Embassy | Nine Elms SW8

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  • Address: 33 Nine Elms Lane, London SW8
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Developer: Federal Government of the United States
  • Architect: Kieran Timberlake
  • Cost: $1 billion
  • Floors: 11
£1 billion for this shit?
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Old May 23rd, 2016, 11:53 PM   #18151
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Crikey - where did the Design Museum project come from??

It looks brilliant - I wasn't aware of it at all.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 12:00 AM   #18152
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£1 billion for this shit?
Probably because of all the security measures.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 01:13 AM   #18153
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Lower Riverside | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/...wer-riverside/

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[*]Address: Plots M0101 to M0104 and M0114 to M0121, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10

[*]London borough: Greenwich

[*]Developer: Knight Dragon

[*]Architect: Various


Distant view of the Lower Riverside phase from Blackwall, photo by aw85:
The first image really does give off Battery Park City vibes. To me anyway....
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Old May 24th, 2016, 05:05 AM   #18154
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Overall an excellent reconstruction of the King's Reach (South Bank) Tower.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:17 AM   #18155
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Cracking examples. It'd be great if they could include the current building into the design. I didn't even give that a thought tbh.

I can just see them knocking it down though.
Although the city of London has committed crimes aganist architecture before.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 10:42 AM   #18156
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It's like there's a race to become the blandest city in England at the moment
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Old May 24th, 2016, 11:12 AM   #18157
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Bond sale planned for £4.2bn London ‘super sewer’



The company behind London’s new £4.2bn “super sewer” has launched a bond sale to raise £200m-£400m as it seeks to find new financing for the 25km tunnel under the Thames.

The 7.2-metre-wide tunnel is intended to reduce the tens of millions of tonnes of sewage that overflow into the waterway every year.

Thames Water, London’s monopoly water supplier, and the government have set up a separate company called Bazelgette Tunnel Limited which will own, manage and finance the project during construction. When the tunnel is completed, the new company, which trades as Tideway, will supply sewerage services to Thames Water on a 125-year concession.

About one-quarter of the cost for construction will be funded by Thames Water, through an increase in customers’ water bills. The remaining £2.8bn will be raised by the project company, whose shareholders include Allianz, Dalmore Capital, Amber Infrastructure, DIF, Swiss Life Asset Managers and International Public Partnerships. They have invested £1.2bn of equity
themselves.

The remaining finance is to be raised by the company and includes a £700m 35-year loan from the European Investment Bank granted earlier this month, the largest ever for a water project.

Last week the company met with 15 investors in a roadshow aimed at raising the additional amount from the bond market, which will secure financing for the project until at least 2020. The remainder is to be raised before construction is completed in 2024.

With gilt prices low and swaths of investors looking for infrastructure investments, a person close to the negotiations was confident that there should be appetite for the bonds.

“Demand is strong and market conditions favourable,” the person said, adding that the company has adequate financing in place through its lenders to begin construction should the bonds not receive optimal pricing."

Andy Mitchell, chief executive of Tideway, said: “We have a supportive group of shareholders, attractive financing and a first class group of delivery partners, so all the building blocks are in place to start work on this landmark project for London.”

Almost £1bn of construction contracts have already been awarded to lead contractors including Costain, the engineering group, for the eastern section of the river, Balfour Beatty, in the south-west, and Ferrovial Agroman UK for the central section that will be built under the parliament buildings.

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Old May 24th, 2016, 12:13 PM   #18158
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It's like there's a race to become the blandest city in England at the moment
Out of interest, what projects do you specifically think are bland across England at the moment?
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To me putting big modern buildings takes away the simple charm and ancient quality of London. But to each his own.
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Old May 24th, 2016, 03:28 PM   #18160
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To me putting big modern buildings takes away the simple charm and ancient quality of London. But to each his own.
I think a lot of people may agree with that for any historical city, but London is also a huge growing metropolis - a city growing by a hundred thousand people a year and one that never has lived in the past.

While it should protect as much important and beautiful historical buildings and infrastructure as possible, it simply can't live in the past.

That said, some of the architecture coming out of London these days is magnificent and just as spectacular as many of the historical buildings.
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