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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:30 PM   #101
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Bit more info here & a tiny pic

http://www.docklands24.co.uk/content...A30%3A38%3A673

Developers reveal plans for City Pride site
JOHN HYDE
24 June 2008

THIS is the first glimpse of a landmark development that will transform a Docklands pub site.

Developer Glenkerrin wants to build a 63-storey state-of-the-art residential tower on the site of the City Pride in Westferry Road.

The proposal is for 410 residential units, including eight luxury penthouses, rising above a 200-bedroom five-star hotel.

But the sheer scale of the development, designed by architect Foster and Partners, is sure to upset people living nearby who will see their view virtually wiped out.

They will have their say via the development's website and through a series of public exhibitions being held next week.

Ray Grehan, chief executive, said: "Glenkerrin prides itself in building developments of the highest quality.

"We have taken this ethos to the next level with The Pride development, which will be a world class major iconic addition to the Docklands skyline.

"Our plans aim to contribute to the future success of Docklands and London. We look forward to hearing the views of the local people."

The exhibition dates are on July 3, from 4pm to 8pm, July 4 from 4pm to 7pm and on July 5 from 10am to 2pm. They will all be held at the Marriott Hotel in West India Quay.

Residents can also view and comment on the plans via the project website, www.the-pride.co.uk, from July 1.

The development will mean the closure of the popular City Pride pub, built in the 1950s, with the land estimated to have cost £32 million to buy
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Old June 26th, 2008, 01:56 PM   #102
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Fantastic, so we should see this next week then From that tiny pic it seems to be curved, and very slender.


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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:10 PM   #103
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But the sheer scale of the development, designed by architect Foster and Partners, is sure to upset people living nearby who will see their view virtually wiped out.
Their view of a poxy pink pub and a car park? What's to get upset about?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:13 PM   #104
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"But the sheer scale of the development, designed by architect Foster and Partners, is sure to upset people living nearby who will see their view virtually wiped out"

their view of what?! Their view of the City Pride pub?! How exactly would a 2 story building be any different to a 60 story building when interacting with a view from a two story house?!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:29 PM   #105
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I would assume they are talking about people in 22 Marsh Wall in which case nobody will actually be living there for at least another year as its still U/C.

I wonder if these same people (whoever they are) realise to the NW of the site is the considerably sized RS & to the NE 1 Place & the hotel/resi newfoundland tower. Not forgetting a planning application for a 40ish storey resi tower should be made for the site to the East along Marsh Wall & not forgetting the site of Arrowhead Quay.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:38 PM   #106
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In the wharf:
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:46 PM   #107
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Taller than HSBC and Citigroup!
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #108
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At least it's at a slight angle to the rest of the Wharf. Not much else to get excited about really.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:49 PM   #109
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209 aod. Around 204m agl Gothic?
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #110
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Great another box, although to be honest not much to go on. I was expecting much more considering the developers & architects came up with the Ealing Leaf.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:54 PM   #111
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Woah!

When you look at Pan Paninsula and see how slender it is compared to the rest of the cluster it gives it a great soar effect. This will totally take it to the next level. Going on that it looks very Chicago.

Thanks for posting this Jef.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:57 PM   #112
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Jef, your inside knowledge of planning apps strikes again

But please...dont now go on about how it wont be built...etc,etc.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 04:58 PM   #113
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Great another box, although to be honest not much to go on. I was expecting much more considering the developers & architects came up with the Ealing Leaf.
With such a small floorplate available to them, it was always going to be limited with what they could do.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:01 PM   #114
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I think the floorplan is triangular.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:03 PM   #115
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Im suprised though that Canary Wharf is sub-consciously stamping down such a strong aesthetic beyond its reach. In some ways it is highly worrying.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:49 PM   #116
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From The Wharf:

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City Pride pub to become UK's tallest residential tower?

THE UK’S most expensive pub could soon become the country’s tallest residential tower.

Irish developer Glenkerrin has unveiled ambitious plans for a 63-storey building on the site of the City Pride pub in Westferry Road, which it acquired for a reported £32million this spring.

It may not appear to be the case from the view in the rendering released by Glenkerrin, but The Pride would be a significant presence on the Canary Wharf skyline.

At 209 metres high, it will be the UK’s tallest residential building, dwarfing the planned 172-metre Lumiere tower in Leeds and the Wharf’s own 152-metre Pan Peninsula apartments.

One Canada Square is Canary Wharf’s tallest tower at 244 metres, while the planned Riverside South development’s tallest tower will be approximately three metres shorter at 241metres.

The development, currently known as The Pride, will contain a 200-bedroom five-star hotel, 410 residential units ranging between one and three bedrooms as well as eight luxury penthouses.

As reported in The Wharf in April, the 1950s former dockers pub is set to disappear, but Glenkerrin has not yet set a date for its closure.

A design for the development (pictured right) has been cooked up by renowned architect Foster and Partners, who are also responsible for Canary Wharf tube station and the UK headquarters of HSBC in Canada Square, which was sold for a record £1.1billion last year.

Interested parties will be able to view and comment on the plans when a project website launches at www.the-pride.co.uk on Tuesday.

There will also be a series of public exhibitions at the Marriott Hotel in West India Quay.

The plans will be on display from 4pm to 8pm next Thursday, July 3, from 4pm to 7pm on Friday, July 4, and from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, July 5.

The 2,525 square metre site at 15 Westferry Road was snapped up by property firm Oracle Group last year, but it claimed it was “not in any rush” to cut short the pub’s lease. But Glenkerrin has indicated that if the public reaction is favourable, a planning application could be submitted to Tower Hamlets Council as early as the end of the year.

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Old June 26th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #117
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:01 PM   #118
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and apparantly all the neo-conservationists want all future tall buildings to be here. Ho hum
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Old June 26th, 2008, 06:26 PM   #119
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London city airport and the CAA height limits are starting to become a bit of a problem for the wharfs skyline. So many buildings are being proposed at this sort of height its going to look very flat from the north and south in future.
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Old June 26th, 2008, 10:26 PM   #120
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yes about 204m AGL by the sound of it jef. wont be the tallest residential tower, that will be battersea's spark plug
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