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Old November 3rd, 2007, 02:27 AM   #21
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theyre nice towers with a slender design, but do they have to have greenery on top or is this just another eco-friendly fad that seems to be incorporated into a lot of towers now? i like the idea of the roof garden in fenchurch street as it will be publicly accessible, but in designs like this it just seems to be a way of pushing through planning permission on environmental grounds. i think they should concentare on making the gound/public area pleasant instead of thinking about trees 120 m in the sky.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #22
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Well to be fair they are replacing Britain's oldest brewery. I would prefer Young's to stay, converted into housing and shops as seen in much of the old Docklands, but if their demolition is agreed, then I'd support this project.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 11:32 PM   #23
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I like the scheme if there's no alternative. That area of wandsworth has a lot of potential. However that potential should have been realised years ago. The reasons I suspect it has not, is that there's no real mass transit provision nearby. The borough of Wandsworth itself certainly does, but just not right there around that part of town.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 05:39 AM   #24
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The towers look great. Is there any rehabilitation of the brewery buildings included in this project?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 12:13 AM   #25
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This was submitted for planning permission last week according to London Lad.

Would be nice to see some more renderings... can anyone get on the council website and have a look?
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Old February 26th, 2008, 02:04 PM   #26
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Cant find anything on the planning pages yet. Anybody know the correct address for Youngs Ram Brewery??

http://www.minervaplc.co.uk/investors/comnews/?id=13395

Ram Brewery, London SW18 – Scheme design finalised and planning application submitted last week for a 1 million sq.ft. mixed-use residential-led scheme.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 03:39 PM   #27
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Planning docs online ( all B&W sadly

1x112m & 1x 145m.
One will have a public viewing platform.

http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/gis/sea...DAURI=PLANNING
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:31 PM   #28
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I wasn't expecting these to be that tall. It seems they are now 32 and 42 stories, must have had a height increase. I hope they get approved, I like them alot
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Old March 21st, 2008, 05:52 PM   #29
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1x112m & 1x 145m.
AOD or AGL?
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:11 PM   #30
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AGL I think. That's what it says on the elevations.
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Old March 21st, 2008, 08:32 PM   #31
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I don't have much hope of these being approved at their current height, this being Wandsworth and all.
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the heights for the buildings are 145.5 metres AGL and 114m AGL. there is also a 51m tall included in the proposals.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 11:43 PM   #33
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Old June 13th, 2008, 11:49 PM   #34
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I really don't understand why they shouldn't wandsworth is really a bit of no mans land of main roads and roundabouts...atleast they will give this area a landmark to give it some idendity.
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The chance of these being built in 'village Wandsworth' is remote in the extreme
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Old June 14th, 2008, 12:46 AM   #36
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village?? oh so it's a small little village now.
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It's ridicules estate agent speak. I've heard the term 'village' being applied to even less deserving areas, ever heard of Connaught 'village'? It's the area around Conaught Square and Conaught Street, between Marble Arch and Lancaster Gate. Apparently a dense urban area comprising of 5 storey Victorian townhouses, 30s mansion blocks and 60s high-rise flates qualifies as a village now!
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Old June 14th, 2008, 09:31 AM   #38
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Absolutely NO WAY are these going to be approved. We know what's going to happen here - at least a 50m height reduction for the tallest; new application submitted; council and local residents still unhappy; developers sent back to the drawing board. The usual story. Might as well close this thread now... seriously.
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Old June 14th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #39
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More than likely.

The thing is that theres already a 30 storey block ( the big white block at the top of this pic)in the immediate area but as ever with those who are going to complain they will be blind to it just as they will be oblivious to the very busy traffic island the site sits on but will kick up a stink to these towers ruining the ambiance of the area.

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More than likely.

The thing is that theres already a 30 storey block ( the big white block at the top of this pic)in the immediate area but as ever with those who are going to complain they will be blind to it just as they will be oblivious to the very busy traffic island the site sits on but will kick up a stink to these towers ruining the ambiance of the area.
And what ambiance would that be?

I like these. Elegant, curvy, slender towers. It would be a real shame if the council were stupid enough to listen to any NIMBYs.

And you know the stupidest thing, when these NIMBYs come out, they are only usually a small percentage of the area's population. yet they moan so loudly, they manage to make it look like the schemes are opposed by everyone, and they get their own way. It's annoying.
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