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Old February 10th, 2017, 12:15 PM   #19921
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Quintain launches London’s largest build to rent site



Quintain is set to transform Wembley Park into the largest build to rent development site in the UK. The developer has revealed a construction programme for 5,000 PRS homes around the National Stadium.

Funding and planning is in place and Quintain said “construction will also be at a pace not seen at any other major development site, with 3,000 homes under construction by the end of 2017.”

The 5,000 homes will be delivered in phases over the next seven years.

The developer currently has four contractors on its Wembley framework – Carillion, McLaren, Sisk and Wates. But work could be opened up to new firms.

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Old February 11th, 2017, 12:22 AM   #19922
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Wembley Park | Wembley HA9

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=975450

Official website: http://wembleypark.com/



Location
  • Address: Land north of Wembley Stadium, Wembley HA9
  • London borough: Brent
  • Station: Wembley Park | Wembley Stadium

Project facts
  • Developer: Quintain
  • Architect: Flanagan Lawrence
  • Floorspace: 420,000m² (GEA)
  • Homes: 4,850

Quintain has unveiled plans to build a record number of PRS units at Wembley Park:

- CoStar: Quintain to build 5,000 PRS homes at Wembley Park

- Inside Housing: UK's largest PRS scheme launched at Wembley

- Evening Standard: Wembley housing scheme will be biggest ever 'build-to-rent' development






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Old February 11th, 2017, 12:38 AM   #19923
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East Wick and Sweetwater | Stratford E20

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1922953

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



Location
  • Address: Land west of the River Lea, Olympic Park, London E20
  • London borough: Hackney
  • Station: Hackney Wick | Stratford International

Project facts
  • Developer: Places for People | Balfour Beatty
  • Masterplan architect: Sheppard Robson | Studio Egret West
  • Floorspace: 759,900m² (GEA)
  • Homes: 1,500

Plans for phase 1 of East Wick have been approved by the London Legacy Development Corporation:

- Building: Balfour gets go-ahead for 300 Olympic Park homes

- Construction Enquirer: Balfour gets green light for 300 Olympic Park homes

- Architects Journal: Studio Egret West, Piercy & Co and Astudio’s Olympic Park housing gets go-ahead








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Old February 11th, 2017, 04:50 PM   #19924
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Wembley Park will be competing with Greenwich Peninsula for the title of most units under construction.
Indeed and that's exactly the kind of density that London needs in multiple places.
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Old February 11th, 2017, 07:04 PM   #19925
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B&Q Smugglers Way | Wandsworth SW18

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1975389

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Location
  • Address: B&Q Warehouse, Smugglers Way, London SW18
  • London borough: Wandsworth
  • Station: Wandsworth Town

Project facts
  • Developer: London Square
  • Architect: Hawkins\Brown
  • Flexible space: 2,745m² (GIA)
  • Office space: 5,098m² (GIA)
  • Homes: 517

Plans for the B&Q Smugglers Way site have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.











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Old February 12th, 2017, 01:28 AM   #19926
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1 Station Square | Tottenham Hale N17

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1975453

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Location
  • Address: 1 Station Square, Station Road, London N17
  • London borough: Haringey
  • Station: Tottenham Hale

Project facts
  • Developer: Micuber Estates
  • Architect: John McAslan + Partners
  • Height: 74m
  • Floors: 21
  • Homes: 128

Plans for 1 Station Square have been submitted for approval, the planning application can be viewed here.



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Old February 12th, 2017, 08:28 PM   #19927
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Bloomberg Place | City of London EC4

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=351887

Official website: http://www.bloomberg.com/company/london/



Location
  • Address: 69-75 Cannon Street, London EC4
  • Ward: Cordwainer
  • Station: Cannon Street

Project facts
  • Developer: Bloomberg
  • Architect: Foster + Partners
  • Floors: 9
  • Office space: 100,101m²



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Old February 12th, 2017, 11:08 PM   #19928
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^This one turned out really nice, exceeding the renders. Great materials.
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Old February 13th, 2017, 03:29 PM   #19929
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Demolition start for £500m Westferry Printworks scheme



Newspaper tycoon Richard Desmond has kicked off demolition at Northern & Shell’s Westferry Printworks site on London’s Isle of Dogs where more than 700 homes are to be built.

Mace is acting as development manager for the 16-acre waterside residential scheme, which will provide a mix of private and affordable homes.

The scheme will see nine blocks built, ranging from four to 30 storeys high — along with a secondary school and offices — on the edge of the Millwall Outer Dock.

Desmond said: “My company, Northern & Shell, was the first owner, developer and occupier in 1982 in London Docklands and we moved our publishing business and headquarters there.

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Old February 14th, 2017, 11:33 PM   #19930
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Race starts for £650m MP’s offices overhaul



The Government has started the search for up to five contractors to tender for the £650m Northern Estate Programme to upgrade MPs offices.

The project is likely to take three to four years to finish and is being scheduled to start in 2018/19.

Under present plans, the winning bidder will sign a pre-construction management deal initially to work alongside architect BDP, engineer Aecom and programme, project and cost managers WSP and Gleeds.

In recent years Kier, Sir Robert McAlpine, Wates and Willmott Dixon have secured work on the wider Parliamentary Estate.

The Northern Estate Programme will restore and protect listed buildings around Portculis House that are home to around 1,000 MPs and their staff.

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Old February 14th, 2017, 11:47 PM   #19931
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Home to 1000 MPs? There are only 650 MPs in total!
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Old February 15th, 2017, 12:33 AM   #19932
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Home to 1000 MPs? There are only 650 MPs in total!
Poor wording...they're referencing MPs and their staff to get to 1,000.
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Old February 15th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #19933
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Did anyone go to the North Quay consultation today ?
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Old February 15th, 2017, 09:32 AM   #19934
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Did anyone go to the North Quay consultation today ?
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Went along this evening and had a good chat with one of the guys from Fosters, a CW planner and a transport consultant.

North Quay site.

IMG_0044 by corerising, on Flickr

IMG_0045 by corerising, on Flickr

The scope of the site has been extended to include the footbridge over Aspen Way, and the landing point on the other side, highlighted in orange below. The footbridge will be retained at the council's request, but refurbished. The pedestrian flow modeling shows that it will be able to cope with the increased volume of foot traffic across, though it is recognized that it needs some work done to make a more appealing entry way to the North Quay site. The landing zone on the North side of Aspen Way leading up to Poplar High Street will also receive some public realm improvements. - I recommended that the opaque glass in the foot bridge be replaced with clear glass, and better lighting installed.

I did ask the architect if additional crossings across Aspen Way had been considered, but apparently (and you can see for yourselves on the diagram) there's no easy way to do this given the width or the road, the DLR tracks and the lack of any natural connecting point on the North side of Aspen Way. - I think the only real chance for more/better crossings across Aspen way will come if and when the DLR depot and/or Billingsgate Market are redeveloped.

IMG_0060 by corerising, on Flickr

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I've not done the maths, but roughly you can knock off around 8m to get the AGL building heights. The buildings get taller toward the West end of the site, near Hertsmere tower. As you can see, the towers are slightly taller than the original North Quay plans. I was told that CW are building up to the maximum envelope height for the plot, which is determined by the City Airport flight path. Apparently, the buildings are slightly shorter than One Canada Square as North Quay is more directly under the flight path, and thus the building ceiling height is a little lower here.

IMG_0068 by corerising, on Flickr

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The office tower (left) will apparently have lights placed in the recesses in the lift/core structure, which will create a vertical ribbon of light when lit up at night. (When viewed looking South from Stratford, across Aspen Way). The cores are both on this (North) side of the building, however the lift shafts will be glass with views out over Poplar and Stratford. When asked if the lifts themselves would be glass, this is apparently still to be decided. We may yet see a Leadenhall-esk injection of colour in the lifts to provide some spectacle.

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As part of the footbridge upgrade, the Poplar side will have an escalator. The bridge itself will more or less be at the same height as the raised podium between the buildings, meaning that the crossing will be more natural than it is at present. - There may still be some stairs on the North Quay side.

As previously mentioned, the bridge itself will be retained at the councils request, and due to various land ownership problems, CW say they can't do anything about this other than to upgrade the existing structure. Replacing the bridge with a wider tunnel, the width of the North Quay pedestrian "street" had been discussed, and could happen at some point in the future. However, the existing footbridge is wide enough to cope with the expected level of traffic.

IMG_0079 by corerising, on Flickr

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The tallest residential tower is wedge shaped, so all the apartments on either side will have a balcony that looks over the city of London (Though this may in reality be blocked by Hertsmere Tower). This tower is intended for private sale. It was originally angled differently, but after discussions with the CW Group, Fosters were told to re-align it to the East-West axis that that rest of the estate conforms to.

IMG_0084 by corerising, on Flickr

The second residential tower is for PRS. It is a simple rectangular box, with some (to my mind at least) hints of Pan Peninsula. However unlike Pan Peninsula, there won't be any interesting lighting scheme. I let the architect know that I thought both residential towers could use a more defined crown of some sort; be it a set-back or overrun. To my surprise the architect somewhat agreed, and certainly seemed to take the point on board. - If anyone else attends the planning consultation, I recommend that you put that point across. There is still time for variations before the application is submitted.

IMG_0085 by corerising, on Flickr

The last residential Tower is for the affordable housing on site. It is very much identical to the second tower, however the eventual building height is expected to vary depending on the level of affordable housing that Tower Hamlets demand. - If TH demand a higher percentage of affordable housing, this tower will be taller!

IMG_0086 by corerising, on Flickr

Ignore the illustration of the smaller affordable housing block below. This is from an old draft that shouldn't have made it to the exhibition boards.

IMG_0087 by corerising, on Flickr

Star of the show though is the office tower. As you can see, it has Broadgate-esk cross bracing, and steps back in height up the building. There are also large balconies on the set-backs. The bottom floors that jut out toward the dock are large trading floors intended for a Bank. I think the base of the building, with the retail along the dock front, is a big improvement over CW's normal street level experience.

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Old February 15th, 2017, 02:35 PM   #19935
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Amazing. Impressive. Some of those renderings remind me of Chicago riverfront.
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Old February 15th, 2017, 03:26 PM   #19936
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Big thanks for taking and uploading all those images!

This scheme looks very cool, I really like these well illustrated master plans that give a nice a broad over-view of what is going to be built.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 12:41 PM   #19937
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£1bn Old War Office hotel gets go-ahead



A controversial plan to turn the historic Old War Office in Whitehall into a five-star hotel and apartments has gained planning.

Plans for the Grade II listed building where Winston Churchill had an office include the construction of a double-height basement and three new floors on top of the 580,000 sq ft property.

Westminster City council granted planning permission for the owners – Indian conglomerate, the Hinduja Group, and Spanish hotel group, OHL Developments – to redevelop property on the condition that the historic character of the 1000 room Edwardian building is not lost.

Planning is also conditional on offering public access to historically significant parts of the building at least 10 days each year.

Part of the building will be set aside for 88 luxury flats of one to five bedrooms. A new 25m swimming pool and ballroom will be built in the new basement below the existing central quadrangle.

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Old February 16th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #19938
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Sort of fitting that an Indian company is redeveloping the building - with a touch of the old Raj - it wouldn't look out of place in Mumbai or Kolkata.
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Old February 16th, 2017, 11:45 PM   #19940
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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/



Location
  • Address: 100 Bishopsgate, London EC2
  • Ward: Bishopsgate
  • Station: Liverpool Street | Bank

Project facts
  • Developer: Axa Real Estate | Lipton Rogers
  • Architect: PLP Architects
  • Height: 278m
  • Floors: 62



The cores of 22 Bishopsgate, viewed from the junction with Threadneedle Street. Photo by chest:

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