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Old February 22nd, 2008, 09:25 PM   #1
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Eileen House | Elephant & Castle | 134m | 41 fl | Demo

News reaches me of a new tower proposed in Elephant & Castle, which would make three towers around this height together with the two towers undergoing groundworks now (Strata and the First Base Tower), all of them outside of the main E&C masterplan. The tower would be residential with a 6-storey podium building, replacing the 1960s low-rise Eileen House in Newington Causeway, about 50 m north of the main E&C roundabout.

The developer is Oakmayne Properties, who are also active in the area with the Oakmayne Plaza scheme on the site of the old Castle Estate on New Kent Road http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=469892.

Afraid I can't provide many details but the tower is rectagular in plan but tapering over the top few floors to provide a slightly more interesting shape. A public consultation was held recently although I can't see any details online except this reference http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/83278/page=1

Early days though, could change radically between now and any application.

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Old February 22nd, 2008, 10:31 PM   #2
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Old February 23rd, 2008, 12:16 AM   #3
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Judging by the name of this tower an apt design would be of a slanting tower.
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Old February 24th, 2008, 05:30 PM   #4
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Found this bit of news in relation to it ( over a year old). Slightly dreading that A&M are the architects.

http://www.oakmayneproperties.com/do...e_jan_8_06.pdf

Theres also this file showing potential development sites outside the main E&C zone.
http://www.southwark.co.uk/uploads/file_32548.pdf
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Old April 13th, 2008, 09:00 PM   #5
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Oh well. I was passing. Actually it's not all bad, neat window proportions, blue/grey brick panels just squat and awkward looking is all.



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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:14 AM   #6
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Shame, this building looks well maintained and quite interesting
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Old April 14th, 2008, 12:18 AM   #7
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The problem with so many 1960's/70's office buildings like this one, is not so much to tower sections, it's their horrid podiums - they are always so ugly and add absolutely nothing to street level.

Who ever thought bare brick walls, or slity, blacked out little window 3 meters above ground looked good???
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Old April 29th, 2008, 11:12 PM   #8
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Some more information is available online in an EIA scoping report, which is planning application 08/AP/0687:

http://planningonline.southwarksites...ts/16070_1.pdf

The key points are:

47 storey mainly residential tower of 143m (146.5m AOD)
8 storey building for mainly educational use, 35m (37.5m AOD)
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Old May 1st, 2008, 10:55 PM   #9
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Looks like there should soon be another 140m+ for the E&C. So 3 towers on the periphery of the main E&C regeneration area. LendLease & the rest of the consortium hinted at another 4 towers for the main development so that could turn into quite a cluster.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:35 PM   #10
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Did some research on this.

Developers are Oakmayne- One of the principal developers in E&C.





Its on a designated site for tall buildings. Also the main LendLease, Oakmayne, Firstbase development in the centre of E&C is due in for planning early 2009.
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Old May 5th, 2008, 02:48 PM   #11
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Oh, the SE1 forumers are going to love this*... especially those who live in Metro Central Heights.


* (sarcasm)
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Old May 5th, 2008, 03:11 PM   #12
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Oh, the SE1 forumers are going to love this*... especially those who live in Metro Central Heights.


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Lol- dont tell em then. Ignorance is bliss. BTW isn't one of the main moaners about tall developments someone that owns one of the penthouses in Central Heights.
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BTW isn't one of the main moaners about tall developments someone that owns one of the penthouses in Central Heights.
Yes, her view of the West End will effectively be cut off now. She was furious about the Vantage Tower, and that was only 50m. I dread to think how she'll react to this...
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Old May 6th, 2008, 08:50 AM   #14
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http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/83278/page=2

"Not NIMBYism, just cautious about the proportions in Newington Causeway. It's HUGE. Too huge, as far as I'm concerned. It wont have that much impact on me personally but that isnt the point."
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Old May 6th, 2008, 09:24 AM   #15
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Old May 6th, 2008, 02:55 PM   #16
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stupid woman has enough money to afford a penthouse but not enough intelligence to make sure if her views will remain.
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what a funny forum Will is getting a bashing from more than one person...
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Did some research on this.

Developers are Oakmayne- One of the principal developers in E&C.





Its on a designated site for tall buildings. Also the main LendLease, Oakmayne, Firstbase development in the centre of E&C is due in for planning early 2009.
Whoo! I like this, looking at that pic anyway. It is totally different to the other two, and together they will be the start of a very impressive cluster.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 09:55 AM   #19
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Don't like this one much - looks rather 1980s.
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Old May 10th, 2008, 10:43 AM   #20
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Bigger image here

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/story.asp?...000000014c85e6
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