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Old December 5th, 2016, 11:22 PM   #19521
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Brunel Building |Paddington W2

London forum thread:http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1844812&page=2

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Old December 6th, 2016, 12:34 AM   #19522
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Old December 6th, 2016, 01:20 PM   #19523
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I invite everyone to look back at the first page of this thread: The Pinnacle was a truly beautiful building.

What a gigantic missed opportunity for London for decades to come. Instead of the Pinnacle we're getting London's version of the Tour Montparnasse.

The developers responsible for this piece of junk should be ashamed. No imagination, no flair. Very sad.
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Old December 6th, 2016, 02:52 PM   #19524
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Sir Robert McAlpine bags Big Ben tower revamp



Sir Robert McAlpine’s special projects division has secured the pre-construction service agreement to restore the Big Ben tower at the Palace of Westminster.

A three-year programme of restoration and modernisation work is due to begin in early 2017 on the Elizabeth Tower, the Great Clock and the Great Bell.

The high-profile scaffolding erection for the 96m tall tower is expected to take six months alone to complete with at least one clock face left exposed during the upgrade.

McAlpine’s scaffolding construction and the pre-construction agreement is worth £3.5m, with the full conservation of the Elizabeth Tower expected to cost £29m.

Work plan

While the tower itself is structurally sound and does not require works to improve its stability, other works are now a matter of urgency.

Cracks have developed in the masonry, the cast iron work on the roof and belfry is corroding, and leaks have caused damage internally.

Condensation problems have led to problems with damp, cracked plasterwork and rust. Corrosion to the bell frame has caused one of the feet supporting the quarter bells and Big Ben to split. Stonework damage is present at high levels and the famous Ayrton Light, which tops the Tower and shines to indicate that Parliament is sitting, needs to be fully dismantled and restored.

One of the aims of the project is to conserve significant elements of the Tower, as designed by architects Charles Barry and Augustus Welby Pugin.

The existing black and gold colouring around the clock dials was applied in the 1980s. Parliament’s team of conservation architects are currently analysing the original paint used to decorate the surrounding areas to each clock dial.

Once a clear picture of the early colour schemes has been built up, the stonework will be repainted to reflect, as far as possible, Pugin’s original design.

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Old December 6th, 2016, 09:57 PM   #19525
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London Mayor targets 90,000 lower cost homes

The Mayor of London has today set out new planning rules to speed up the building of 90,000 affordable housing, alongside record-breaking investment of £3.15bn in the capital.

The 2016-21 funding programme represents the biggest housing deal ever secured by City Hall, rising from £1.1bn previously allocated over the 2015-2018 period.

His target of 90,000 low cost homes by 2020-21 represents a 48% increase from the number of affordable homes built between 2009-10 and 2014-15.

The Mayor is also today launching new planning guidance, setting out for the first time an innovative approach both to speeding up decisions in the planning system as well as supporting build to rent schemes.

It will basically heavily scrutinise projects with less than 35% affordable housing and apply a light touch approach to schemes planning more than 35%.

Following negotiations with government, new rules mean investment in London can now be spent on a mix of homes for low-cost rent and affordable homeownership.

Most homes in the Mayor’s programme will be delivered by housing associations, with the condition that their plans must include a minimum 50% affordable housing, with some partners enabled to deliver at least 60%.

The Mayor said the Supplementary Planning Guidance was the first step to raising affordable housing levels from the low level of 13% given permission.

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Old December 7th, 2016, 03:28 PM   #19526
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£775m Paddington Cube gets planning green light

Westminster City Council has given the thumbs up to developer Irvine Sellar’s revised plans for his £775m Paddington Quarter scheme in West London.

The 14-storey cube-shaped office building replaces earlier plans for a landmark 72-storey residential tower, nicknamed the ‘Paddington Pole’, which was abandoned after running into fierce opposition.

Great Western Developments and development partner Sellar Paddington are aiming to build the distinctive building – likened to an ice cube – at the former Royal Mail sorting and post office site adjacent to Paddington Station.

Designed by Renzo Piano Building Workshop, the 360,000 sq ft Paddington Cube would sit on a three storey podium 12m above 1.35 acres of newly created public realm.

The Paddington Quarter development will accommodate more than 4,000 new jobs for Paddington and include 80,000 sq ft of retail and restaurant space over five levels, including a rooftop restaurant.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 01:32 AM   #19527
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New York artist gets green light to illuminate London's bridges

Leo Villareal, who lit up the Bay Bridge in San Francisco to popular acclaim, will do the same to 17 bridges along the Thames



Villareal and the British architects and urban planners Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands won from a shortlist of six for what is one of the UK’s biggest ever public art commissions.

The scheme will be permanent, taking in 17 bridges over six nautical miles from Tower Bridge in the east to Albert Bridge in the west.

Villareal and his collaborators are proposing a sensitive “rhythm of light” across each bridge, created using computer code which monitors and responds to the ebbs and flows of the river and pedestrians.
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Old December 8th, 2016, 04:31 PM   #19528
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Old December 8th, 2016, 05:28 PM   #19529
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Green light for five-floor “iceberg” basement below Claridge’s

Claridge’s hotel has been granted planning permission for a five-floor ‘iceberg’ basement beneath the Art Deco portion of the grade II listed Mayfair building.

Westminster Council has given the green light for the deep basement which will house a new swimming pool and spa in the first lower level.

A new second basement level will contain an in-house bakery and chocolatier as well staff changing and dining and a kitchen prep area.

Unsightly roof top plant will also be relocated in the lower basement levels along with a boiler room allowing the top floors of the building to be rebuilt and extended for 40 more rooms and suites.

The ambitious basement and roof extension plan follows previous proposals for a two-floor basement extension, which because of ground conditions required piles to extend to the same depth as the newly proposed five floor basement.

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Old December 8th, 2016, 07:11 PM   #19530
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£3.1bn Bakerloo line extension along Old Kent Road 'by 2028/9'



An extension of the Bakerloo line from Elephant & Castle to Lewisham could be completed in 12 years, according to Transport for London's new business plan.

Previously touted for completion in 2030, Transport for London now says that the Bakerloo line could be extended to Lewisham via Old Kent Road as soon as 2028/29.

The Old Kent Road is designated as an 'opportunity area' in London planning policy with 20,000 new homes likely to be build over the coming years.

Developers will be required to contribute to the £3.1 billion cost of the new tube link.

Current plans assume the construction of two new Bakerloo line stations in Southwark – one near Tesco in SE1 and another near Toys R Us in SE15.

At last week's Southwark council assembly meeting, Grange ward Lib Dem councillor Damian O'Brien urged the borough's Labour administration to lobby for a third station at Bricklayers Arms.

TfL will hold a further consultation on plans for the Bakerloo line extension in the New Year.

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Old December 9th, 2016, 10:45 AM   #19531
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The hunt has started for a main contractor to help convert a former industrial estate in south London into a major mixed-use scheme.

Developer London Square has completed on a £50m land deal to transform the former Rich Industrial Estate in Bermondsey.

Once home to food company Crosse & Blackwell, the former factory site will be redeveloped into a high quality mixed use scheme.

A spokesman for the developer said the hunt has now started for a main contractor to transform the 4.7 acre site.

The new London Square Bermondsey will contain 406 apartments within six distinctive buildings alongside 21,000 sq m of commercial, retail, art gallery, storage floor space and small business hub.

Mark Smith, Development Director, London Square, said: “The completion of this deal is great news for Southwark and demonstrates our commitment to playing a leading role in building more homes in the capital.

‘We have an impressive track record in the conversion and restoration of historic buildings with fascinating original features and regenerating former industrial sites.

‘We are looking forward to creating a new chapter for the entire site, with new homes, shops, an art gallery, business spaces and new jobs.

“Bermondsey is now one of the most fashionable districts in London, with a great creative vibe, and London Square will build on this to redefine this as a new destination in SE1.”

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Old December 9th, 2016, 12:04 PM   #19532
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Future of Canary Wharf revealed in draft Tower Hamlets Local Plan

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Old December 9th, 2016, 03:26 PM   #19533
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Funding deal for UK’s first modular build to rent scheme



Homes for rent developer Essential Living has agreed a £60m loan facility for Britain’s first modular build to rent scheme in London.

The four-year club deal, funded equally by Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC will finance the development of Creekside Wharf in Greenwich.

Designed by Assael Architecture, the 249-homes will include a block designed exclusively for families, with innovative buggy storage, noise insulation and an on-site crèche.

At 23-storeys, Creekside Wharf will be one of the tallest residential buildings to be constructed using off-site methods.

A quarter of the apartments will be discounted to accommodate low-income households designated by the local council.

Discount market rent homes will be priced from 55% of market rent and blended in with the market-rented apartments.

This will be the first housing development to include discount market rent apartments, which are now set to be rolled out more widely under plans announced by the mayor of London.

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Old December 9th, 2016, 04:57 PM   #19534
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Tower Hamlets has been all over the place with respect to planning around the Isle of Dogs, I won't hold my breath for any different.
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A game changer for south east London. Desperately needed for Old Kent Road and Lewisham, which is developing at rapid pace.
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Goldman Sachs London | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1605959

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  • Address: 40 Shoe Lane and 70 Farringdon Street, London EC4
  • Ward: Farringdon Within
  • Developer: Goldman Sachs
  • Architect: Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • Floors: 9
  • Floorspace: 113,817m²



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One New Street Square | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1692880

Official website: http://www.landsecuritieslondon.com/...-Street-Square



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  • Address: 1 New Street Square, London EC4
  • Ward: Farringdon Without
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Robin Partington Architects
  • Height: 70m
  • Floors: 16



1 New Street Square this week, practically complete:

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Mathematics: The Winton Gallery | South Kensington SW7

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Official website: https://beta.sciencemuseum.org.uk/mathematics



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  • Address: Science Museum, Exhibition Road, London SW7
  • London borough: Kensington & Chelsea
  • Developer: Science Museum
  • Architect: Zaha Hadid Architects
  • Cost: £5 million

A new gallery has been unveiled at the Science Museum:

- BBC News: Inside Dame Zaha Hadid's 'womb-like' Science Museum gallery

- The Telegraph: Thanks to Zaha Hadid, mathematics gets a home to do it proud

- The Guardian: Science Museum's maths gallery soars with stunning Zaha Hadid design














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Sky Central | Osterley TW7

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Official website: https://corporate.sky.com/



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  • Address: Sky Central, Grant Way, London TW7
  • London borough: Hounslow
  • Developer: Sky plc
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Floorspace: 37,700m²
  • Floors: 3

Inside the new headquarters of broadcaster Sky, recently opened in west London:







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