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Old September 25th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #61
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There will be no shortage of demand for this development. Think of all the creative industry based around there. Bringing in Make as the architect and adding a bit of colour all fits with the target audience. Whether they have as deep pockets as the Arabs, investment bankers and the like is another thing. This is a stroll to the most vibrant area of the city. I reckon there will be a bit of a view up top. I'd love to live there, it's much closer to the action than a period townhouse around Regents Park.
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Old September 27th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #62
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Old October 6th, 2007, 01:42 PM   #63
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Rough programme for y'all:

Demolition starts imminently, to be complete by summer 2008
Substructure to be complete by late summer 2009
Development completion by Spring 2011
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Old October 6th, 2007, 05:34 PM   #64
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Thanks for the update.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 06:33 PM   #65
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I'll be able to provide some great updates of this development. My 10th floor office looks almost directly onto the site.
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Old October 7th, 2007, 12:02 AM   #66
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Aha! So the net narrows...
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Old October 7th, 2007, 01:32 AM   #67
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^ Lol. Keep guessing where I work.
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Old October 9th, 2007, 08:39 PM   #68
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33 Cavendish Square?
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Old October 10th, 2007, 01:11 AM   #69
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good to see that they are keeping the nassau st frontage. Will they be keeping the lovely romantic little bridge round the back?
Anyway, I will be looking to get a flat in this building.... love the area: less noisy than where i am now in soho but just as central.
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Old October 10th, 2007, 06:59 AM   #70
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Nope, the bridge will be disappearing. I really don't like that bridge at all - very dark and evil looking, I think!
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Old October 10th, 2007, 09:15 AM   #71
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I personally like the bridge, mind you that's no great endorsement
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Old October 10th, 2007, 08:11 PM   #72
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Any pics of that bridge?
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Old October 13th, 2007, 12:15 AM   #73
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I work near here. The Restaurants on Charlotte St are great and there is a good vibe with Students, workers, tourists, shoppers and residents. There are also lots of Architects and Engineers in the area, Arup, Witbybird etc. Just round the corner on Whitfield/Maple street, Argent's Qube is almost done.
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Old October 14th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #74
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I walk past Qube every day on my way to work - not too sure I like it to be honest. Just another big greenhouse - can't see much flair to commend it.

I love working in that area though - it's really convenient for food, shops, getting down to the Thames/West End/Regent's Park after work, King's Cross & Euston nearby etc. Brilliant.
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Old October 15th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #75
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I walk past Qube every day on my way to work - not too sure I like it to be honest. Just another big greenhouse - can't see much flair to commend it.
I work nearby and looked round it on an open day last year. I got much the same impression.
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Old October 16th, 2007, 05:56 PM   #76
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I can't believe that Westminster council are allowing them to destroy the bridge around the back, it gives Fitzrovia a lot of character.
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Old October 17th, 2007, 11:59 PM   #77
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As far as I know it isn't listed. Not sure that it gives the area a 'lot' of character. Sure, it's quirky, but it's tucked away on a relative backstreet (even by Fitzrovia standards). Also, retaining the bridge whilst redeveloping one side of the entire supporting structure would be a nightmare - not to mention the health & safety implications for those below during construction!
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Old October 18th, 2007, 05:49 PM   #78
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It may look interesting and worth preserving when you see pictures of it, but I agree that up close it looks absolutely horrid. I'll be quite happy to see it knocked down and replaced, because it really doesn't add much to the area.


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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:18 AM   #79
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Pic of the Riding House Street bridge - I'll be glad to see it gone. It's quaint and all, but does it really add anything to the area?



And a slightly higher res render of the proposed development:

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Old October 26th, 2007, 12:11 PM   #80
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I have to say, for what is pretty much a huge groundscraper this is actually starting to look very good. There's far more visual interest on the inside than the outside, though! I'm assuming from that render that the courtyard will be publicly acessible? It's going to be an experience to stand in the centre of it, if it turns out like this.
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