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Old November 17th, 2006, 01:22 PM   #21
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Heron will start construction in 2008
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Old November 17th, 2006, 01:55 PM   #22
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Do you or newcastle guy know when the Bishopsgate tower start? I love that design, it's a damn shame that Minerva and Columbus were cancelled though, good height and lovely shape. Either way, London is rocking
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Old November 17th, 2006, 02:48 PM   #23
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Heron will start construction in 2008
Wasn´t it supposed to start construction next summer?
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Old November 17th, 2006, 02:57 PM   #24
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Nah, they released a construction timetable about 6-8 months ago. Heron should begin construction in November 2008 (2yrs from now)
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Old November 17th, 2006, 03:14 PM   #25
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According to Emporis: For the higher tower, RS1: Height (struct.) 214m/702ft & floors (OG) 44.

...and for the lower tower - RS2: Height (struct.): 189m/619ft & floors (OG) 38-levels:





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Old November 17th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #26
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Nah, they released a construction timetable about 6-8 months ago. Heron should begin construction in November 2008 (2yrs from now)
But that is actual construction, demolition should start next year and possibly enabeling too (same as the Shard). We could have construction threads for them both in '07 before the year is out too.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:20 PM   #27
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i thought they were gonna build north quay before heron
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Old November 18th, 2006, 03:27 PM   #28
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i thought they were gonna build north quay before heron
They're in 2 different parts of London with different strategies of development.
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Old November 18th, 2006, 04:29 PM   #29
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I think he is confusing Riverside South with Heron Quays West.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #30
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my apologies for being vague, i thought the big towers that are left to get built were going up in this order

riverside south

north quay

heron quays west

but newcastle guy said that heron quays starts at the end of 2008, does this mean north quay will start between the 2 or has it been put back?
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Old November 20th, 2006, 02:15 PM   #31
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Heron Quays is a totally different project to the Heron Tower.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 07:58 PM   #32
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Just to clarify...

"Heron Tower" is the skyscraper planned for the City. Preparatory work has been going on for some time now. Demolition is scheduled for July 2007, and Ronson intends to build the tower speculatively, but the project still needs funding before it can actually go ahead.


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"Heron Quays West" is a site in Canary Wharf. In the long term, there are plans for 2 major towers there, almost certainly in the 150-220m height range. A rendering of an initial design by Richard Rogers is shown below. It's unlikely anything will be developed before the next property cycle though.








Riverside South is now confirmed to be starting in April 2007, as has been said. I'm not sure about North Quay, but it's probably a few years away. Canary Wharf Group want to secure tenants for Riverside South first - and that's likely to be a while, given that it's the single largest office development in Europe.

There are plenty of other Docklands schemes to look forward to, though. Below is a complete list of what's *definitely* going up in the area - either right now, or in early 2007:

214m Riverside South tower one
189m Riverside South tower two
147m Pan Peninsula main tower
137m Marsh Wall tower two
131m Crossharbour
122m Pan Peninsula west tower
111m Arrowhead Quay
110m Marsh Wall tower one

That's 8 towers over 100m, which by London's standards is phenomenal... and that's just the Docklands.
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Old November 20th, 2006, 08:18 PM   #33
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sorry for the confusion, thought there was gonna be a really huge boom in CW construction, hope they keep the heron quays design though, its always been my favorite of the 3.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 03:07 AM   #34
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I really like the design. It's such a prominent location that there needed to be something iconic like this building. Its scale is going to be massive!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 01:00 PM   #35
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Personally I think its really bland, completely unbefitting of the showpiece plot of CW. I preferred the earlier, slightly fussier design along these lines with the cross bracing (like Heron and HSBC Hong Kong). I also think from a massing point of view the north tower should be the taller one, so when viewed from the West they step up towards 1CS not away from it.
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 02:49 PM   #36
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I think they are pretty bland but I disagree... stepping up away from 1CS adds a kind of asymmetry to CW which imo looks better than the symmetrical profile of the three tall CW towers when viewed from the west.
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Old January 19th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #37
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Apparently groundwork started recently on the project, a JCB was recently seen digging

From twogoodtwo in the UK forums last week:

"Dear all,

Having lurked for a while, thought I would give an update from where I am currently sitting (window of an office overlooking Riverside South).

There is currently 1 JCB digging a relatively big hole near the river with 2 men standing nearby. They have been digging smaller holes all day - look like surveyors to me but could be wrong."
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Old January 19th, 2007, 09:33 PM   #38
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The planning permission required that prior to construction Canary Wharf submits
the details in respect of the arrangements for the monitoring before and during
construction phase ... for the Black Redstart species of birds.

Pursuant to this condition, Canary Wharf has submitted its method statement
for monitoring the Black Redstart. CW asked for written confirmation that this
condition has satisfactorily been discharged.

Construction is thus imminent ... thanks to the cooperation of the Black Redstart.
So two towers, 1 of 214m and one of 189m should be under construction London in a month or two. And 122 Leadenhall (225m) should follow soone after
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Old January 20th, 2007, 02:45 AM   #39
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given in recent light, thank god anything is happening in london
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 03:37 AM   #40
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I like the firt project posted very much; great addition for the Docklands...
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