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Old March 9th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #1
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261 City Road (Lexicon) and 259 City Road (Canaletto) | Islington | 115m/90m | 35/28 fl | U/C

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=299



This project was, as we know, called in early December 2006. According to the folks at Islington council, the judicial review is a 3-month process and will be over on 15 March (next week). They have had no requests yet, which suggests that the project will proceed, but I thought I check with the SSC folks, see if anyone has any inside information?

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Old March 14th, 2007, 06:23 PM   #2
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Going through some old files and I found this rendering.

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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:22 PM   #3
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The 7-storey building in front of the taller of the 2 towers (on the right) is substantially built. Problem is, its immediate neighbour is an abandoned electricity board building with all the aesthetic appeal of a Prescott/Widdecombe love-child. I wonder what this will do to the prices of the flats in the new building.
The towers are the ones which remain in doubt, partly due to the efforts of some local NIMBYs who have described the derelict area as "a tranquil oasis" and have encouraged Ruth Kelly to get involved.
However, I think the review is now over - if I learn the outcome, I'll post it.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:24 PM   #4
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Ken is expected to push this through with his new superpowers if it gets turned down.
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Old March 14th, 2007, 07:33 PM   #5
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I hope so - what with this, the Alsop creation et al, City Road/Old Street roundabout could be an exciting area over the next 2-3 years.
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Old March 15th, 2007, 02:36 AM   #6
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Hopefully commonsense will prevail on this . As has been mentioned there's a few towers going to go up around here in the next few years. It would be disastrous if the local NIMBY'S got these Old St towers stopped, they would then go on to attack the other towers proposed for the rest of the area with their battle cry ' It will be like a mini-manhatten & this must be stopped'.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 12:03 PM   #7
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City Road Basin (115m and 90m)

During a ride on the #43 down City Road at the w/e I saw activity at these 2 sites:

151 City Road is that Alsop design (http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=5189) and I think that the big hoardings, scaffolding and sheeting, and demolition notices that I saw surrounding a 2-storey plot next the the car park were on this site.

City Road Basin project (http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=299) which seems to have been dormant for several months now during final approval stages now has a couple of JCBs digging up the concreted area adjacent to City Road itself, right at the end of basin between the canal and the road. OK, nothing major, but they were not there last month. They are actually in the area that the ODPM had provided funding to develop last year, the public access area that opens up the basin from City Road, between the two proposed towers.

Anyone else know about progress on these 2? Given the huge disappointment of 100 City Road I really do hope these are signals of something significant.
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Old June 29th, 2008, 10:05 PM   #8
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Does anyone know what happened to this one?

I quite like the City Road Basin development.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 08:11 AM   #9
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err there has been some vague activity around the site for a while now, boarded up, but with no developer information. Ive seen work around the site but it looks like utility work perhaps they have to sort out some infrastructure work before they can progress? :shrugs:
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Old June 30th, 2008, 02:10 PM   #10
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I see the galcial progress on this one every day: some hoardings with the name of a demolition firm appeared a couple months ago. Then some works have gone on at the entrance to City Road that would lie between the towers - looks like the one story utilities buildings there have become some kind of platforrm at street level. The Access storage bulding, which would be the site of the shorter tower, has been vacated and is boarded up. All in all very disappointing progress and it looks like the pressure groups have won the day.
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Old June 30th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #11
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hoardings! Thats the word!
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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:13 PM   #12
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Well this passsed me by:

http://www.waterscape.com/features-a...ity-road-basin

Explains what the work going in as all about, and explcitly refers to the building of the 2 towers at the City Road end of the basin.

Encouraging news - if a little old.
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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:24 PM   #13
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So under construction then?
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Old July 7th, 2008, 08:57 PM   #14
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Lets hope they start this quicker than their Millharbour development

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Old July 8th, 2008, 01:33 AM   #15
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Old July 8th, 2008, 05:33 AM   #16
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Looks very nice!
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Old July 8th, 2008, 09:20 AM   #17
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So under construction then?
Not quite...... although it is an odd place to put access to the basin. The steps down to the water will be between two empty buildings: the Access storage building, boarded up and empty on one side, and a grim brick office building on the left, vacated by a utility company years ago. Hardly an idyllic paradise to enjoy the waterfront, so I am (probably naively) taking this as a postiive sign. I think the original purpose when Precott agreed a couple years back to provide 2m from the ODPM budget to fund this part of the works was to kick-start the bigger development, so maybe he wasn't such a fat idiot after all...
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Old July 8th, 2008, 11:54 AM   #18
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Actually I thought Prescott was great, especially when he punched the egghead...thanks for the info
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Old July 8th, 2008, 04:21 PM   #19
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Sorry - i got political - never a good idea!
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Another pic & info here

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