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Old March 29th, 2007, 01:52 PM   #41
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2 things, the twer is classed as 29 floors because the top floor is unusable due to air con units, so it wasd probably 30 floors in the past but now only 29. the lifts still have floors 30 on them but you cant go to the 30th floor.

the hieght increase will ad 4 floors making it 34 but the top florr will be air con units etc.....

the surveyors are again on site today and are in the main tower which means there looking at the structure of the tower. as the tower will be the first to empty it makes sense to start on the first.

the complete site high and low rise should be empty by the end of april allowing work to commence
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Old March 29th, 2007, 02:40 PM   #42
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Info is still on the website.

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Old March 29th, 2007, 02:59 PM   #43
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Hamiltons new website will be up at the end of this week, so if they are working on a new design we may see it then.
http://www.hamiltonassociates.co.uk/
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Old March 29th, 2007, 03:00 PM   #44
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well make are likely to leave up the old scheme for some time. even if its not built it still shows prospective clients what kind of designs they can come up with for tall buildings. hopefully hammerson's site will have the new renders once it is up and running
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Old March 29th, 2007, 05:24 PM   #45
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1 thing though, gunners said that it is getting 4 floors added making it 33 floors in all, but it is already 30 floors?
lol! I wondered about that too...probably due to the ground floor or something
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Old March 30th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #46
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200 people are moving out of the building today, 600 next weekend, then 350 the weekend after. altogeter 2,500 people need to be moved! the top 5 floors in the tower are now empty and gutting work begins tommorow from what i heard. the waste material will be held on the floors until the whole building is empty from tenents.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 06:12 PM   #47
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2 things, the twer is classed as 29 floors because the top floor is unusable due to air con units, so it wasd probably 30 floors in the past but now only 29. the lifts still have floors 30 on them but you cant go to the 30th floor.

the hieght increase will ad 4 floors making it 34 but the top florr will be air con units etc.....

the surveyors are again on site today and are in the main tower which means there looking at the structure of the tower. as the tower will be the first to empty it makes sense to start on the first.

the complete site high and low rise should be empty by the end of april allowing work to commence
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Old May 10th, 2007, 01:26 AM   #48
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we have now moved and the new building is fab





just a fiew of the view
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Old May 10th, 2007, 12:47 PM   #49
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...and I thought you were going to lose a great view!
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Old May 10th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #50
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so did i until i found out we were on the 8th floor but those pictures are taken from the 10th floor balcony/gardens. its a fantastic building and i think it was under rated in the press.
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I don't see that much point in recladding this building at the moment. It hasn't aged that badly and to me it looks really good on the skyline. However, I suppose it is inevitable, and it is going to be taller so I guess I support the scheme. Here's a larger render I found:-

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that version has been ditched. its having a new deign made for it
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oh ok, just as I was starting to warm to this one
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hhmmmmmm like the idea but hate the colour...
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Old May 14th, 2007, 11:56 PM   #55
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I like the idea too but the colour seems to be an attempt to get noticed, and I think for the wrong reasons.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 10:59 AM   #56
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Quote off of IPC media web site regarding kings reach!



"It is understood that the plans to redevelop KRT have been put back by 10 years by the new landlord and their intention now is to let it as office space on short-term leases. Our lease requires us to leave the building in the condition we found it, which means removing all the partitions and the restaurant, etc. We have asked if they still want us to do this if theyre letting it out as offices."
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:03 AM   #57
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Well isn't that just lovely.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:03 AM   #58
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Very disappointing. This is certainly one tower that BADLY needed a reclad by 2012.
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:05 AM   #59
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thats just peachy isnt it i was looking forward to the redevelopment!
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Old May 22nd, 2007, 11:39 AM   #60
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It does beg the question who they think will want to take offices in a tatty run down building. The least they will have to do is spruce up the floors & an internal re-fit for new tennants. What with Land Secs wanting to build an office tower & GPE also gonna build a new 16 storey tower from 2009 on Blackfriars Rd & the rest of bankside & More London & the other new developments such as LBT & Mini Shard around the Southbank then Kings Reach is going to be left behind.

Had they proceeded with the partial redevelopment & extension of the MAKE scheme they might have got new grade A offices to market before many of their rivals. Waiting ten years doesn't make sense as all of the above & probably a lot more will be built by then.
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