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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:29 PM   #101
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The Bermondsey Square site today

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who is the architect for stead street?
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Old October 21st, 2007, 07:45 PM   #103
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Old October 26th, 2007, 05:36 PM   #104
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Another bland design from our local architects Allies & Morrison:

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2987








Ballet school and student residence for Hatfields
Friday 26 October 2007 London SE1 website team
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The Central School of Ballet and a 335-bed student residence could soon be coming to a derelict site between Hatfields and Paris Garden.

The proposed development seen from the junction of Hatfields, Roupell Street and Meymott Street
A similar view in 2007. Photo by Jenny Davell
The proposed frontage of the Central School of Ballet on HatfieldsA planning application for the scheme by Hive Student Residences has been submitted to Southwark Council this week. The site, which has been derelict for many years, sits between Hatfields and Paris Garden, immediately north of the Colombo Centre's tennis courts.

Designed by local architects Allies & Morrison, the timber-clad building consists of 17-storey and 14-storey towers connected by a podium.

Residents of the student accommodation – which would be accessed from the Paris Garden side of the building – would enjoy the use of roof gardens and a terrace with trees on the podium between the towers.

The south-western and south-eastern corners of the towers would feature 'living walls' of greenery.

The lower levels of the building are intended to provide a new home for the Central School of Ballet. The dance studios would be visible from the Hatfields side of the building.

The school, founded in 1982, is currently based in Clerkenwell. Its core work is a three-year BA course in professional dance and performance.

It also runs popular after-school and weekend dance classes for children which the school is keen to make available to the Lambeth and Southwark community when it moves to SE1.

Whilst some of the student accommodation would be reserved for CSB's students, the remainder would be occupied by students from other nearby institutions.

If the scheme obtains planning permission it could be completed by 2010.

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Old October 26th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #105
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not too bad, really. would've preferred a more imposing or more imaginative frontage onto the tennis courts though. the intriguing greenery may help in this respect.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #106
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Would be interesting to see this when it was built.......I doubt the living wall would survive in that area.
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Old October 26th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #107
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Yet another building that will be demolished in 10 years time.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 08:32 AM   #108
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looks shocking, louvres may look ok at street level but from afar as in the render it looks little more than a 60's refridgerator , what a load of crap.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 11:37 AM   #109
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Don't quite understand the negative reaction to these, they look fine to me. Clearly high quality (ok El Greco they may not get Grade 1 listing and survive for all time, but I'm sure they'll still be there in 50 years), and unusual in being timber-clad and in having some "living wall" greenery (zfreeman I have no idea why you think this won't survive). Undeniably 60s-boxy in shape, but will be a big improvement to a spot that's rather run down at the moment.
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Old October 27th, 2007, 12:08 PM   #110
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Sorry to sound like a broken record, but please could Tiler's message be edited so that the whole text of our article isn't quoted?

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Old October 27th, 2007, 04:31 PM   #111
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Don't quite understand the negative reaction to these, they look fine to me. Clearly high quality (ok El Greco they may not get Grade 1 listing and survive for all time, but I'm sure they'll still be there in 50 years), and unusual in being timber-clad and in having some "living wall" greenery (zfreeman I have no idea why you think this won't survive). Undeniably 60s-boxy in shape, but will be a big improvement to a spot that's rather run down at the moment.
Because Im tired of this temporary architecture.Yes temporary because thats exactly what it is.Why cant we have something nice and original for a change why every ******* time it has to be a bloody box?Box is an architectural dead end its been done to death how about looking for new ideas and shapes?Seriously modern architecture in the UK sucks.These boxes are springing up all over country and what is even more annoying is the fact that some people call them a 'progress'!
France Germany and The Netherlands are building some interesting stuff.Why cant we do the same?
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Old November 3rd, 2007, 04:45 PM   #112
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Bermondsey news -

Sustrans has a plan to sort out an old railway bridge
http://www.sustransconnect2.org.uk/s...tail.php?id=15

And Shad Thames has popped up in a survey of London's poshest addresses, along with Eaton Square etc... http://www.thisismoney.co.uk/mortgag...8&in_page_id=8
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Old November 4th, 2007, 01:08 PM   #113
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Bermondsey news -

Sustrans has a plan to sort out an old railway bridge
http://www.sustransconnect2.org.uk/s...tail.php?id=15
It sounds like this is dependent on winning a competition. From Southwark Council website:

A special ITV television programme being screened in December 2007 will see six UK regeneration projects go head to head in a competition for a £50 million grant from the Big Lottery Fund.

How you can support the project
To guarantee our place in the competition, we need 1,000 people to show their support. The best way to do this is to visit the website and complete the brief pledge support section. Every vote helps our chances of being successful.

Making Southwark a better place
If the Southwark component of Connect2 wins the vote then a portion of the £50 million will be used to restore the bridge, plant trees, install lighting and improve walking and cycling links. This will make South Bermondsey an easier and more pleasant place to get to.


http://www.southwark.gov.uk/YourServ...port/connect2/
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Old November 4th, 2007, 02:54 PM   #114
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^ sounds like a good idea..think Ill give it a visit.

Something practical forumers can do and use their votes for the project they like best.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 10:59 PM   #115
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The Water Gardens at Canada Water (Rotherhithe) yesterday:

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Old November 21st, 2007, 09:10 AM   #116
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Application considered by the Mayor for one plot of the Greenwich Peninsula. (To the SE of the O2).
Next door to the superb Ravensbourne College which as consent already.

2 office blocks up to 13 storeys.
Architect : Farrell
http://www.london.gov.uk/mayor/plann...ral_report.pdf

May include curved facades to echo the dome.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 10:42 AM   #117
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Eugh! The massing is terrible. One monster hulk.
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Old November 21st, 2007, 12:51 PM   #118
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Eugh! The massing is terrible. One monster hulk.
I like it. High-density, high-quality mid-rise residential development - don't see the problem.

There's a garden in the middle of the development, an (existing) ornamental canal on one side, and (I think) paths between the separate buildings so in reality it's not one big lump even if you think it looks like one.
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Old November 23rd, 2007, 06:57 PM   #119
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The Canada Water redevelopment website has had a facelift.
http://www.canadawater-southwark.co.uk/

Mostly the existing content as far as I can see, but some nice old pics of the Surrey Docks, and an updated timetable:

Library: Due to commence Summer 2008 and completed in late 2009/early 2010.
Deal Porters Plaza: Due to commence in 2008 with construction completed in early 2010.
Site B1: A reserved matters application to refine the building design was submitted in November 2007. Construction is planned for commencement in February 2008 and due for completion in July 2009
Site B2: An application is due to be submitted in early 2008 and due for completion by the end of 2009
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Old November 28th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #120
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TfL signs up in Greenwich
09:07 | 28.11.07

Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to take 135,000 sq ft of office space at Quintain and Lend Lease’s Greenwich Pensinsula Central scheme in east London.

By Deirdre Hipwell

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In a major boost for east London the transport body will take a 20 year lease at the business district which overlooks the O2 arena. It also has an option to secure a further 60,000 sq ft of space.

Construction will begin on the Terry Farrell & Partners-designed office scheme before the end of the year and TfL will occupy the space in 2009.

Quintain and Lend Lease, who have established a 50:50 joint venture for the development and will each invest a maximum of £60m in debt and equity, will also develop a second 110,000 sq ft office building.

The two buildings will form part of the 3.5m sq ft business district at the £5bn Greenwich Peninsula redevelopment that will also include 10,000 new homes, 150 shops, restaurants and 48 acres of green space. English Partnerships is the principal landowner of the 190 acre site.

Nick Shattock, deputy chief executive of Quintain, said: 'To have launched a new major commercial centre for London with such a significant letting to a regulatory authority, with the potential for several satellite businesses, is a remarkable coup.’

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