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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #81
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That is quite a statement! But will you actually wait three years to come here?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 04:59 PM   #82
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well i think i'll pass there well before 3 years lol. But honestly though... i can't stress how much I love that break in the floor halfway up... where the pools are...imagine being in the pool... have they released any info on house prices or started letting any apartments yet?
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Old August 27th, 2007, 06:51 PM   #83
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I've no info on that; however the Birmingham Beetham Tower's penthouse recently went on the market for £1.7 million! That was an Ian Simpson project and just 1 storey more than the Leicester tower will be. It may not be that high a price, however it will most probably be over the £750,000 mark.

One of the other Leicester forummers (can't remember who though ) mentioned earlier that a third or (something to that effect) of the phase 1 apartments had already been sold-no mention of price though.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:36 PM   #84
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Where are all the people who are moving into these new apartments going to work??!?! I hope the Science Park makes a massive difference to Leicester. The plans look great, that whole area will change for the better and link with the city really well and hopefully attract people and retain the graduates. Anyone heard which companies are interested in moving to the site?
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:53 PM   #85
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All I know is that there are company's interested in the Science Park and that was from the LRC website I think.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #86
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Old August 28th, 2007, 11:58 PM   #87
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I hope Leicester won't be seen as a sattelite city of London!!! It's as though London's commuter belt stretches to Birmingham!
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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:08 AM   #88
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With the promised improvement in journey times to and from the Capital announced by Stagecoach it's almost inevitable.

An hour and a bit would be faster than the commute into London from most of the Home Counties
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:38 AM   #89
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I think that there's going to be a substantial amount of people from London that will buy these flats. When you look at how much they'll be going for, it will be out of reach for a lot of people in Leicester.

Let's hope that the Business Quarter and the Science Park changes that. I would love a job in Leicester, but at the moment, it's not possible. Instead I have to work for a company near London.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 08:50 PM   #90
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With the promised improvement in journey times to and from the Capital announced by Stagecoach it's almost inevitable.

An hour and a bit would be faster than the commute into London from most of the Home Counties
One advantage is that these people are earning their money in London, fed by the world market, and spending it here .. which means a significant increase in money coming into Leicester. This will help local businesses to grow and thrive


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The trains into leicester can take just 65mins currently. I do hope that they look at the prices if you buy on the day, it's a real rip off at the moment.

I'm looking forward to them starting onsite for the Towers, hopefully that'll attract even more investment in the city.
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Public transport is shit. It doesn't take you straight to where you want to go and with no cargo restrictions, only operates at routes and times it suits them and it costs too much
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has anyone ever had the misfortune to sit next to wealthy londoners on the tube, especially self made wealthy londoners, its a nitemare, they all seem to be flash mouthy bastards, all u will here around the simpsons towers will be

all rite darling, like my porchse, my old man knocked about wiv the the krays, but they woz alrite they woz, misunderstood. wot u looking at u fackin barrrstood, u fackin wanker, u want a dry slap, look at me gold, im loaded, oi oi sweet hart, want sum of this
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Not quite sure that people in the east end of London have porsches (unless they're crack dealers). It would be more like rah rah rah rah, city bonus, went to dinner last night in Ramsey's new restaurant, rah rah rah.
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theres no original east enders left, theyve been bought out by the wealthy
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I say... we have a EM Forum Meetup in the Westbridge Skybar once its complete
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Old September 1st, 2007, 05:24 PM   #97
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i think im barred already, god, they aint going to let me in the front door,

you really like that skybar dont you, what would u swap for it from nottingham?
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Old September 4th, 2007, 06:17 PM   #98
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This should help answer some of the questions here
Are there any tangible signs of work starting on the site yet?
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Old September 15th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #99
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Latest photos from across the river

There's no clear sign of progress, however it looks as though the river bank is going to be finally improved beneath the Westbridge Wharf scheme (as indicated by the scaffolding):







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Old September 16th, 2007, 01:44 AM   #100
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That site hardly looks big enough for the three towers! I too can't wait for construction to start. Once the ball is rolling I hope to see more proposals it's even been suggested by the council that they expect more high-rise proposals along the riverside


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