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Old January 14th, 2012, 01:13 PM   #141
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Some renderings.
None of them actually shows Blackfriars One (the Boomerang) just beside, nor Blackfriars 240, so you gotta figure out what the final picture will be:





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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:05 PM   #142
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Where are the other two exactly?
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Old January 14th, 2012, 04:24 PM   #143
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Where are the other two exactly?
This is a summary of all the other projects currently affecting the area around King's Reach Tower

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Old January 15th, 2012, 09:06 PM   #144
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Has anyone mentioned that Kings Reach Tower is Tharg's spaceship from 2000AD?
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Old January 16th, 2012, 03:08 AM   #145
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Oh yes, I'd completely forgotten about that.

Good one Awayo.

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Old January 24th, 2012, 01:45 AM   #146
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Giga pixel view from atop King's Reach Tower:
http://www.silentuk.com/panoramas/LondonHD.html


Another reason why they shouldn't drop the observation deck on Blackfriars One.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:27 PM   #147
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*** O M G !!! ***
King’s Reach Tower could be turned into giant billboard for Olympics

The owners of King's Reach Tower on the South Bank have applied for permission to erect four 60-metre high PVC advertisements on the building to cash in on the the London 2012 Olympics.




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The proposed PVC wrap would cover the 9th to 27th floors on all four elevations. The south and east faces of the tower would be illuminated at night.

The PVC wrap would initially be displayed between March and September this year.

After the Paralympics the wrap would be removed and scaffolding erected around the tower as part of the project to convert the building for residential use. The wrap would be re-erected to cover the scaffolding between February and May 2013.

Read the entire article here: King’s Reach Tower could be turned into giant billboard for Olympics

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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:31 PM   #148
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After the Paralympics the wrap would be removed and scaffolding erected around the tower as part of the project to convert the building for residential use. The wrap would be re-erected to cover the scaffolding between February and May 2013.
Which - as I understand - means works will start in 2013, not in "early 2012" as stated in the hoardings.
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Old February 1st, 2012, 10:38 PM   #149
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Advertisement consent application is here.

Consultation period ends 25 of February
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 12:23 PM   #150
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Thanks for all the info Black Friar, but have you ever explored the magical possibilities of the edit button?
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Old February 2nd, 2012, 03:13 PM   #151
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Done

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Old November 28th, 2012, 11:52 PM   #152
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I've just got an email from a recruiter on this, it states:
Mace wins contract for £129m King's Reach tower

Vacancies are set to rise as Mace is confirmed as main contractor for the £129m 30-storey King’s Reach development on London’s South Bank. The Kohn Pederson Fox-designed scheme will include 370,000 sq ft of offices, 72,000 sq ft of shops and 173 flats. Work is due to start in January 2013, with the project expected to be complete by the end of 2015.
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Old November 29th, 2012, 12:25 AM   #153
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Thanks for the update. Very good news!
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Old November 29th, 2012, 01:32 PM   #154
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Nice, will look good when complete!
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new website.

www.kingsreachtower.co.uk
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YAY. This is looking smart.
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Old January 10th, 2013, 07:48 PM   #157
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Useless website other than for that fantastic out of date panorama!

Description? Diagrams? Images? etc
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Useless website other than for that fantastic out of date panorama!

Description? Diagrams? Images? etc
Description = 370,000 sq ft of offices, 72,000 sq ft of shops and 173 flats.
Diagrams and images = wait and see
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Old January 25th, 2013, 08:46 PM   #159
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Great they make a feature of a view that's about to be obscured in part by the Boomerang.
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Rebranded South Bank Tower

southbanktower.com

https://www.propertyweek.com/news/ne...051083.article

"An unloved 1970s tower block on the south bank of the River Thames was today expected to undergo the first stage of its rejuvenation.

CIT said as part of a rebranding exercise, the King’s Reach Tower would henceforth be known as the “South Bank Tower”.

With joint venture partner Jadwa Investment, CIT is converting the 30-storey 1970s building into a mixed-use scheme with 370,000 sq ft of offices, 72,000 sq ft of shops and 173 flats. The Kohn Pedersen Fox plans include an extension of part of the tower by six floors to create flats on the upper storeys.

Last September CIT secured £250m for development from a consortium of Middle Eastern institutions led by ABC National Bank, a subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation. The flats will go on sale later this year. Completion is scheduled for the end of 2015."
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