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Old October 17th, 2011, 05:53 PM   #61
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Planning application has been submitted for a 31 story residential building.

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Architect: Ian Simpson
Height: 114.5m AOD, 109m AGL

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Old October 18th, 2011, 09:23 PM   #62
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Very nice, I hope it goes ahead.
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Old October 19th, 2011, 01:58 PM   #63
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not bad, not bad! shame its not another 30m taller though.
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Old October 20th, 2011, 06:59 PM   #64
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109m tall. scheme was reduced to reduce the construction cost.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 03:36 PM   #65
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It cant be all tall i like this design.
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Old October 21st, 2011, 06:43 PM   #66
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The old design was much slicker and more beautiful
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Old March 10th, 2012, 12:31 AM   #67
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Dollar Bay Tower Approved

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Plans for a new residential-led tower at Dollar Bay have been approved by the Borough of Tower Hamlets planning committee.

The Ian Simpson Architects designed tower will if built, be 32 floors above ground which translates into a height of 109 metres. For comparison, 1 West India Quay is 111 metres tall. In Dollar Bay will be hosted 121 new apartments, plus ground floor retail, and a top floor winter garden attached to a rooftop cafe.

Previous plans were for a much taller building, but this version has the advantage of being a more limited number of floors thus doing away with the need for a mid-level plant floor, which in turn saves on construction and maintenance costs.

Ian Simpson Architects also dropped the 100% air conditioning of the building, and replaced it with full natural ventilation, the two penthouse apartments aside, making a huge energy saving.

In terms of the actual urban planning of the scheme, it has been sited to create the maximum amount of space between the tower and Glenn Terrace in an attempt to make it less overbearing. The massing of the tower also presents broad west/east frontages with transparent double skin glazing and louvres, and narrower north/south ones that utilise a number of solid panels as well as windows. This reduces the amount of unattractive north facing space which suffer from poorer quality daylight, and south facing space that get the highest levels of solar gain.

The figure of 121 apartments is however provisional as the building has been designed to allow for the merging of apartments from floor 19 up if the purchaser can afford it giving those with the cash the opportunity of up to half a floor each. In addition the two bedroom apartments can be configured into a number of different options - entertaining, formal dining, TV room, study/bedroom and second bedroom - depending on the preferences of the buyer.

Prospective buyers won't be able to snap one up yet though, as there is no date on when the developer Londonewcastle intend to start marketing the project, or begin construction for that matter.
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Old March 10th, 2012, 01:43 AM   #68
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:29 AM   #69
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From Ian Simpson's website
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:55 AM   #70
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wow! that seriously widens the cluster from that view. Nice render!
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:03 PM   #71
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looks more like an office building in the renders
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Old March 12th, 2012, 01:54 PM   #72
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We can probably change the title of this thread from pre-planning to approved?
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Old March 12th, 2012, 02:52 PM   #73
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That looks really nice on the Canary Wharf Skyline!
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Old March 12th, 2012, 05:52 PM   #74
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We can probably change the title of this thread from pre-planning to approved?
Also to 32 floors and 109 meters.
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Old March 13th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #75
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I think this spam bot needs a bit of tweeking
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Old March 13th, 2012, 05:05 PM   #76
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I think this spam bot needs a bit of tweeking
Oh I thought it was an Estate Agent or maybe the developer preparing for a PI battle:

"clear twice skin twice glazed and louvres"

sounds tasty
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Old March 13th, 2012, 06:27 PM   #77
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Double glazed

Thank you mystical moderation fairy for changing the title of the thread!
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Old March 14th, 2012, 01:18 PM   #78
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you know one of the things I like about some SE Asia sky scrapers that I think that we in the UK should replicate is sky gardens....The Met in Bangkok has 3 sky gardens AND they are a great place for residents to meet and get to know each other..hence alleviate some of the faceless existence that can exists in living in a high rise so to speak..... its a shame we don't do the same, I bet its some health and safety reason..but in Asia it works really very well...all sky scrapers have a swimming pool, gardens, gym and library areas, and some have meeting rooms that can be booked, for family gatherings, parties or a meeting with clients, and some even have barbecue areas, everyone is enormously respectful of keeping areas clean, though they do have cleaners etc and look after their communal amenities
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Old March 14th, 2012, 01:42 PM   #79
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unlikely health and safety, more to do the fact we reduce the scale and vision of buildings at every possible point in planning and the trickle feed apartment market is swamped with buy to let and work pad clients.
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Old March 14th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #80
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yeah I would agree with you there potto. but it is such a missed opportunity...
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