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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #1
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LONDON | 100 Bishopsgate | 172m | 564ft | 40 fl | U/C

Seems like every week there's a new skyscraper announced for London Well, here's the latest. If this officially goes ahead, it will be the 30th proposal over 500ft in the last few years.


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43-storey Allies & Morrison tower neighbour for SwissRe

Architect Allies and Morrison is planning a £200m development including a tower that could go next to Foster and Partners' Swiss Re building in the City of London.

The architect has worked with consultant Gardiner & Theobald to draw up plans for a 43-storey tower on a site that includes 61 St Mary Axe. Foster's 41-storey tower is located at 30 St Mary Axe.

The developer, Great Portland Estates, has combined a number of its land holdings in the City to produce a two-acre site on which it aims to create an office and retail development.

As well as 61 St Mary Axe, Great Portland also has holdings on nearby sites at Bishopsgate and Camomile Street.

Robert Noel, property director for Great Portland Estates, said the firm had yet to decide on the form that the development would take.

He said: "We are in the early stages of masterplanning. At the moment it is unclear how tall or short or wide we'll go. We're considering options, one of which is a tall building."

Noel added that the decision on whether to develop a tall building would depend on commercial considerations.

Sources close to the scheme believe that the site can easily accommodate a tall building.

The site is ringed by several large schemes planned for the City that are currently on hold. However, one source close to the scheme said he remained confident that the project would move forward despite the slow progress of comparable city tower designs such as the Minerva Tower and the Heron Tower.

He said: "It's an issue of commercial sense and where the demand for this is coming from. But if I were a betting man, I'd say it was very likely to happen."

Great Portland Estates is understood to be deciding on its options in the next couple of months. It intends to submit a planning application in late summer.


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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:33 PM   #2
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Great news, i can't wait to see the start of a massive construction boom.

Do you have a list of all planned projects in London? Thanks.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 04:19 PM   #3
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Do you have a list of all planned projects in London? Thanks.

Green = Completed
Blue = Proposed/Approved
Red = Under Construction



London Bridge Tower ("Shard London Bridge") - 310m
Bishopsgate Tower - 288m
Minerva - 247m
Heron Tower - 242m
Columbus Tower - 237m

London- 1 Canada Square- 235m
London - 122 Leadenhall- 225m
Beetham Tower- 219m
North Quay 1 - 216m
Riverside South 1- 214m
Heron Quays West 1 - 214m
North Quay 3 - 203m

8 Canada Square (HSBC Global Headquarters)- 200m
25 Canada Square (Citigroup Centre) - 200m

20 Fenchurch Street - 192m
Allies & Morrison Tower - 190m (approx. height)
Riverside South 2 - 189m

BT Tower - 188m
Tower 42 (NatWest Tower) - 183m
St George's Wharf - 181m
Suffolk House - 180m
Vauxhall Bondway Tower - 180m

SwissRe ("The Gherkin") - 180m
Wilkinson Eyre Tower- 176m
Vauxhall Cross Island Tower - 170m
Stratford City Tower - 170m
Doon Street Tower - 168m
Bevis Marks Tower - 168m
Greenwich View Place - 165m
Broadgate Tower - 164m
1 Milharbour Scheme A - 160m
Grand Union Building - 158m (inc. spire)

Barclays Bank HQ - 156m
Heron Quays West 2 - 156m
25 Bank Street- 153m
40 Bank Street - 153m

10 Upper Bank Street - 151m

Pan Peninsula Tower - 147m
Multiplex Tower - 147m
Crossharbour Tower - 136m
51 Lime Street (Willis Building) - 125m




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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:12 PM   #4
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any renders of this new building???
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Old March 25th, 2006, 07:35 PM   #5
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The location is good.Let's wait for the renders now
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Old March 25th, 2006, 08:16 PM   #6
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Yep, I hope it complements its two very different neighbours.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 08:20 PM   #7
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Cool. Nice to see more City skyscrapers. It's definitely going to go through some redevelopment, with some lower rise buildings being vacated.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 09:05 AM   #8
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London is still dynamic.
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cool but with all the proposal they should start building at least one one day
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Old March 27th, 2006, 01:57 PM   #10
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Curious about this one since it's so close 30 St Mary Axe. It had better be good
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It’s very a pity that the majority of the buildings is only in a stage of consideration instead of under construction
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cool but with all the proposal they should start building at least one one day
Things will really kick off in London next year with London Bridge Tower (310m), Heron Tower (242m), Beetham Tower (220m), 20 Fenchurch Street (190m), St George's Wharf (181m) and around a dozen midrises all virtually 100% guaranteed to start construction.

This will be in addition to Broadgate Tower (164m) and the 50-storey Pan Peninsula Tower which already started work recently.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 03:21 AM   #16
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Things will really kick off in London next year with London Bridge Tower (310m), Heron Tower (242m), Beetham Tower (220m), 20 Fenchurch Street (190m), St George's Wharf (181m) and around a dozen midrises all virtually 100% guaranteed to start construction.

This will be in addition to Broadgate Tower (164m) and the 50-storey Pan Peninsula Tower which already started work recently.
Did you miss out Leadenhall on purpose?? I was under the stromg impression that that is scheduled for a 2007 construction date as well!

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Did you miss out Leadenhall on purpose?? I was under the stromg impression that that is scheduled for a 2007 construction date as well!

The current tennants leases run out by 2008- although it is possible they may leave earlier. But 122 LH is next on British Lands(devlopers) list in there development pipeline after 51 lime st (UC for about a year now),broadgate tower (UC since Dec05), 122 LH, then ropemaker place.
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Old March 28th, 2006, 04:14 AM   #18
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Why doesn't London go tall? I know they're starting to but 200 and 300 meter tall skyscrapers are really just a drop in the bucket when one looks at it from a global point of view. Certainly, for Europe, it will be impressive but why not build 400+ meter tall buildings in the best city on the planet? Are there any plans in the works? There needs to be.
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There needs to be.
No there doesn't.

London can't have any taller building than 307m because of CAA rules regarding take off and landing at Heathrow.

And anyway height isn't the issue when it comes to London skyscrapers - quality is.
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No there doesn't.

London can't have any taller building than 307m because of CAA rules regarding take off and landing at Heathrow.

And anyway height isn't the issue when it comes to London skyscrapers - quality is.
|I was under the impression that was just the city and canary wharf that had low height limits. I thought you could build taller in places like near the shard. That is 310m. I think it was WJ said the best place in London for a 400m+ was across the river from the main cluster near LBT.
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