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Old April 24th, 2007, 02:28 PM   #61
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Im a bit confused. So, the old Richard Roger designs were never follow by a planning application? As far as I recall the two towers were 214 and around 150m which should provide something like 2m sqft. So, there is a good chance the this design is still alive then?
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^I hope so, I loved that design!
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Old April 24th, 2007, 02:53 PM   #63
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Is the Barclays-ABN Amro merger likely to have any effect on all these development plans? I read somewhere that Barclays' HQ will close once they have established a new HQ in Amsterdam.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #64
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I read somewhere that Barclays' HQ will close once they have established a new HQ in Amsterdam.
Why? There's other companies apart from Barclays in their Canary Wharf building.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 04:05 PM   #65
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Is the Barclays-ABN Amro merger likely to have any effect on all these development plans? I read somewhere that Barclays' HQ will close once they have established a new HQ in Amsterdam.
Thats ridiculous. Of course they aren't goign to leave the centre of the global capital markets to move to a backwater like Amsterdam. The Amsterdam HQ will not be an HQ in anything but name.
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Old April 24th, 2007, 05:32 PM   #66
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Of course, I guess Barclays Capital would quickly take up space left by HQ staff. Presumably just the Board will move to Amsterdam, but I find the rationale for such a move when the group's more important business will be based in London rather puzzling. I wasn't suggesting the building would be demolished, just wondering whether the freed up office space would impact on building plans in Canary Wharf.
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Old April 25th, 2007, 08:18 PM   #67
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ok warning possibly stupid question about to be asked!



so in the HSBC, Barclays and Citygroup buildings , is it only office for those companies or is some of it rented out, ive always wondered when i sit and have lunch in Canada squire why would the need so much space!



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Old April 25th, 2007, 10:02 PM   #68
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To my knowledge only Barclays HQ has other companies letting out office space in the same building...I think citygroup and HSBC are just let out to those companies. Correct me if I'm wrong.
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Citigroup has other companies in it I believe.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 02:22 PM   #70
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Source Financial Times -

Citgroup's building includes Anschutz Entertainment Group, Munich Re, Instinet and Wells Fargo.
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Old April 26th, 2007, 03:44 PM   #71
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The Canary Wharf Offices website has an interactive map that tells you who is in each building.

http://www.canarywharfoffices.com/
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If anything ABN Amro should come to our Estate!
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Old April 27th, 2007, 08:13 AM   #73
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ABN Amro currently occupies one of the ugliest building of the City.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 10:26 AM   #74
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Can't be. PwC have that job.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 11:04 AM   #75
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'ONE of the ugliest' he said
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Old April 27th, 2007, 12:31 PM   #76
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Is the Barclays-ABN Amro merger likely to have any effect on all these development plans? I read somewhere that Barclays' HQ will close once they have established a new HQ in Amsterdam.
First, the Barclays deal is highly doubtful to succeed now that RBS has tabled a rival offer for ABN Amro, which is 70% cash based rather than equity based.

And second, the Evening Standard report which described a plan to close down Barclays London Head Office is not accurate.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 12:52 PM   #77
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ABN Amro currently occupies one of the ugliest building of the City.
I quite like their wedge shaped building in the City.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 02:07 PM   #78
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I really like ABN's building, much better than the RBS groundscraper next door.

Barclay's still have a better chance of taking ABN than RBS. The consortium's bid is dependent on ABN's American subsiduary being part of the deal. ABN have already agreed to sell it to Bank of America who claim the deal is done.
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Old April 27th, 2007, 09:19 PM   #79
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Canary Wharf has sent a letter to LBTH indicating they intend to stop the leasehold to start works on Heron Quay on or before August 2008 (cfr the letters enclosed with the pa at 11-12 Heron Quay). Land reclamation probably. It is on track.
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I had a feeling they'd start on these before North Quay... sounds very promising.
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