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Old May 26th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #18181
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Three very interesting and different perspectives on the Tate Modern Extension by Herzog & De Meuron!

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Tate Modern Extended by entoptika, auf Flickr

From the Thames:

Tate Modern and extension by Matt Brown, auf Flickr

By night:

Tate Modern Lighting by James Evans, auf Flickr

Very nice views, too: https://flic.kr/p/HpUzbv - https://flic.kr/p/GmXuZY
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Old May 26th, 2016, 09:36 PM   #18182
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That Elephant and Castle town centre is absolutely incredible.

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Old May 27th, 2016, 01:33 AM   #18183
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The population growth projections posted look way short of what is really likely to happen given current immigration patterns and national population population growth stats. The London stats are assumed only to represent the resident population within the boundaries of Greater London, yet the conurbation extends outside of these boundaries in many areas, not to mention the satelite towns etc. I believe the northern cities are going to grow far more than is recognised as there simply will be insuffient jobs and housing in the south east, and that many of the older cities are reinventing themselves, moving forward and will grow economically in the future.
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Old May 27th, 2016, 04:08 PM   #18184
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22 Bishopsgate | City of London EC2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=375557

Official website: http://at22.co.uk/



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  • Address: 22-24 Bishopsgate, London EC2
  • Ward: Bishopsgate
  • Developer: Axa Real Estate | Lipton Rogers
  • Architect: PLP Architects
  • Height: 278m
  • Floors: 62



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Old May 28th, 2016, 08:04 PM   #18185
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Helical Bar posts record 2015/16 results as focus falls on Hammersmith and Drury Lane schemes

Property developer Helical Bar will bring two new London schemes to market after posting record results.

The company reported a pre-tax profit of £120.1m for the year to 31 March 2016, up 37 per cent compared with £87.4m the year before.

Its property portfolio is now valued at £1.23bn – 21 per cent higher than last year’s £1.02bn.

The firm reported an 18.8 per cent increase in its London investment portfolio, which at £593m now makes up 56 per cent of the company’s total investment portfolio.

Helical Bar plans to take forward two new schemes in Hammersmith and Drury Lane, and will also “restock the development pipeline” across the London market.

Plans for the Drury Lane scheme include the transformation of a 65,000 sq ft office and retail building into a 80,000 sq ft mixed-use scheme, which will include 70 apartments.

The company said it aims to complete and sell the remaining units on its residential scheme at Barts Square in London (pictured) – the first phase of which is being built by Carillion.
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Old May 29th, 2016, 04:18 AM   #18186
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Manhattan Plaza | Poplar E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1226905&page=5

Official website: http://www.telfordhomes.london/micro...aza/index.cfm/


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  • Address: 10 Prestons Road, London E14 9RL
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Telford Homes
  • Architect: Barton Willmore architects
  • Height: 74/68/53m
  • Floors: 21/19/14fl



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Old May 29th, 2016, 04:37 AM   #18187
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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 May 30th, 2016, 12:14 AM   #18188
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Television Centre | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1398684

Official website: http://www.television-centre.com/



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  • Address: Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Developer: Stanhope
  • Architects: AHMM, Maccreanor Lavington, Duggan Morris, Gillespies, dRMM
  • Homes: 950



Cranes galore at Television Centre, photos by nrm the 2nd:


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Old May 30th, 2016, 01:39 AM   #18189
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1 Bank Street | Canary Wharf E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692912

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  • Address: 1 Bank Street, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Canary Wharf Group
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Height: 147m
  • Floors: 28



chest captured the installation of a tower crane at the 1 Bank Street site today:



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Old May 30th, 2016, 10:39 AM   #18190
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^ Almost 500 feet and only 28 floors - the antithesis of some of those residential properties with minuscule ceiling to floor heights.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 11:51 AM   #18191
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Crossrail hotspot Canary Wharf continues to rise:thousands of new sky-high homes take London's 'mini Manhattan' to new heights

A new London district was born 30 years ago. Canary Wharf rose in the east from the ashes of dockland to rival the City as a financial centre — named for the Canary Islands, from where fruit used to be landed on the quays.

One Canada Square rose as a symbol of the regeneration of Docklands and was Britain’s tallest building at the time. Canary Wharf has come a long way since.

The gleaming, glassy, mini Manhattan of today is a workplace for more than 110,000 people, with 16 million square feet of office and retail space, and apartment blocks that compete for glamour.

The average salary is £100,000 and the area even has its “own” airport in the shape of London City, less than three miles away. With its wide open vistas of tidal Thames, and a network of inland canal basins for narrowboat homes, it is establishing a seven-day life for its residents, who no longer rush to leave for weekends in “real” places.

More big firms are skipping here from the Square Mile, including Deutsche Bank, which is on its way with 4,000 staff.

With Crossrail coming in 2018 and the capital’s new Mayor Sadiq Khan clearing the way for London City airport expansion, the local workforce is expected to double by 2025. Meanwhile Canary Wharf is out to prove it’s also a first-rate place to live.

Family homes with a sense of community

It has taken a generation to banish the thought that Docklands is the back of beyond. Now it holds more than 100 art events a year, while up to a dozen major designer residential buildings vie for first place in an architectural beauty parade.

They include One Park Drive, a spectacular cylindrical skyscraper designed by Tate Modern architect Herzog & de Meuron, with 483 homes.

While Canary Wharf’s first-generation housing was crash pads in gated schemes for bankers and corporate lawyers, or boxy flats for the army of clerical and IT staff, the new developments are more family-friendly.

The aim is to bring a sense of neighbourhood and community through thoughtful architecture, parks, public spaces, amenities and even schools, as at Millharbour Village, a new 1,500-home high-rise quarter that includes a “sky” nursery and playgrounds on the rooftops.

Homes in the current phase, Harbour Central, start at £705,000.

Luxury apartments to entice movers and shakers

Developers are also offering more glamour and luxury to entice movers and shakers from other parts of London. Mount Anvil has linked up with Aston Martin Racing to promote Dollar Bay, a 31-storey tower where a V8 Vantage GTE Challenger car has been lifted by crane to the roof. Prices from £675,000, rising to £3.5 million for a four-floor penthouse.

Canary Wharf is viewed by many as an alternative London that has more in common with downtown Chicago or Singapore than with Kensington or St John’s Wood, but without doubt it is maturing into a lively district. More than 800,000 people a week use its 300 shops, bars and eateries, five retail malls, gyms and concert venues.

With 13-minute trains to Bond Street, Crossrail will make Canary Wharf feel far less detached from central London, and developers claim property values will eventually match the City and riverside districts such as Bankside and Battersea, currently at least 30 per cent more expensive.

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Old May 30th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #18192
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^ Almost 500 feet and only 28 floors - the antithesis of some of those residential properties with minuscule ceiling to floor heights.
Yeah, modern builds are pokey little rabbit hutches when it comes to ceiling heights, which is why I think the best residential purchases are former office towers converted to residential, such as the 150m Kings Reach Tower which has just been finished.

I bet the ceiling height in those flats are far better than the new build, 162m One Blackfriars, just down the road.

I know which I'd prefer to actually live in.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 12:55 PM   #18193
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They clearly knew better how to create grand residentials back in the Victorian age...
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They clearly knew better how to create grand residentials back in the Victorian age...
For every grand residential Victorian house you get 9 more with poor to very poor quality and space inside. The proporsion hardly changed in more than 100 years.
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As if. A majority of these houses is still standing and hardly crumbling or causing major issues, evidence enough that you're just bullshitting here. Hardly anything built in the times of concrete modernism comes at only a fraction of Victorian durability and quality (with its solid brickwork, wood, tiles etc.).
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As if. A majority of these houses is still standing and hardly crumbling or causing major issues
Why are you bringing suburban Victorian homes into this discussion?

My post was about modern residential towers in the centre of London compared to former offices converted to residential use.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 08:09 PM   #18197
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As if. A majority of these houses is still standing and hardly crumbling or causing major issues, evidence enough that you're just bullshitting here. Hardly anything built in the times of concrete modernism comes at only a fraction of Victorian durability and quality (with its solid brickwork, wood, tiles etc.).
And no toilet or bath inside... majority of Victorian houses have a very stange lay out nowdays because of this "small" issue, especially one built in masses for workers of the factories, etc. Trust me, have seen so many of them, buying only new builds since then.

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I've lived in Victorian buildings all of my life. It's a bizarre claim to say that they weren't designed to have bathrooms so they have a problem with their layout. It's not difficult to fit a bathroom into a Victorian building. 20% of London's housing stock is Victorian or earlier. People love living in these buildings because of their generous proportions and layout. They often cost 10-20% more than modern buildings for the same sq ft.
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Old May 30th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #18199
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Barratt & Segro confirmed for £3.5bn Meridian Water site

A joint venture of Barratt & Segro has won the race to become development partner on Enfield Council’s £3.5bn Meridian Water scheme.

The news was confirmed by the council today after the winners were revealed by the Enquirer this morning.

Barratt will be master developer for the project, who will work with Segro as a development partner on the urban logistics element. The project will provide 10,000 homes 10,000 construction jobs during a 20-year build period.

Three firms were in the final running for scheme. The runners to lose out were Berkeley Homes and a Pacific Century Premium Developments and Balfour Beatty joint venture.

Meridian Water is an 85 hectare site adjacent to the waterside environment of the Lee Valley Regional Park only 20 minutes from Central London.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener, said: “It is incredibly exciting that we have appointed Barratts & Segro to make Meridian Water a reality.

“Now we can start getting boots on the ground and proceed with this transformational project for Edmonton and the wider area and create a truly world class development which will improve the quality of life for tens of thousands of people.

”Meridian Water will play a huge part in helping to ease the housing crisis in London and will provide fantastic quality accommodation to thousands of families. It is a truly huge project which demonstrates Enfield Council’s commitment to improving the quality of life for its residents.”

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Property investors M&G Real Estate has signed a deal with Telford Homes to build new private rental homes in Bow

The £69.3m development will comprise two five-storey buildings and one 22-storey tower near the Langdon Park DLR station. Telford Homes is the developer and contractor of the scheme, which is due to be finished by September 2019.

Occupiers of the 150 new homes on the site, known as Carmen Street, will be six minutes from Canary Wharf and 16 minutes from Bank.
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