London - Full Summary of Projects 9 - Page 2 - SkyscraperCity
 

forums map | news magazine | posting guidelines

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > London Metro Area

London Metro Area London Calling...


Global Announcement

As a general reminder, please respect others and respect copyrights. Go here to familiarize yourself with our posting policy.


Closed Thread

 
Thread Tools
Old July 27th, 2006, 09:36 PM   #21
Luke
Blackboard Monitor
 
Luke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: London
Posts: 1,324
Likes (Received): 153

Will's status post has Ability Place under construction. What does this project look like?
__________________
The latest movie reviews - www.sharemypopcorn.co.uk
Luke no está en línea  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 27th, 2006, 10:23 PM   #22
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,364
Likes (Received): 13343

Quote:
Originally Posted by Luke
Will's status post has Ability Place under construction. What does this project look like?
Here's the render -

wjfox no está en línea  
Old July 27th, 2006, 10:27 PM   #23
mulattokid
BLAND
 
mulattokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: London
Posts: 8,855
Likes (Received): 638

Quote:
Originally Posted by london lad
Quite a bit of news in this week wharf as they are doing a round up on developments.

Pan P has had trhe height increase approved

http://icthewharf.icnetwork.co.uk/th...name_page.html

Swan housing group want to build 3 buildings , 6,9 & 19 storeys in front of NPW

http://icthewharf.icnetwork.co.uk/th...name_page.html

Indescon Court has got permission for a development including a 25 storet tower

http://icthewharf.icnetwork.co.uk/th...name_page.html
London Lad! you really are the best source of breaking news on here! I picture you hunched over a computer with a box of kleenex and a bulging fly slavering over skyscraper info. I am sure that is my fantasy.
__________________
Quote: "Everything in life is our fault...but that's not our fault" (By a friend of Quentin Crisp)
www.jclodge.com (my singer sisters site)
The headlines read: 'another footballer is charged with sexual miscontuct'!

Is it pure coincidence that a mans ******* resembles a brain - requisite with both hemispheres, and its truncated spinal cord - always in search of sensation?
(Mark Joseph 2008)
mulattokid no está en línea  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old July 27th, 2006, 10:42 PM   #24
gothicform
Bossman
 
gothicform's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: s****horpe
Posts: 31,475
Likes (Received): 14671

haha, those NPW should read this site then theyd have known that years ago. stupid fools. they have all that money and no sense.
gothicform no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #25
Sy
Bada Bing!
 
Sy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: England
Posts: 2,367
Likes (Received): 164

Good update Will.

Aldgate Union should be called under construction surely?

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showpo...0&postcount=44

https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...8&page=1&pp=25

It may not be the tower but it looks like more than prep work now.
Sy no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 12:42 AM   #26
Sy
Bada Bing!
 
Sy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: England
Posts: 2,367
Likes (Received): 164

Quote:
Originally Posted by jef
see willis thread for all the details.

CLOUT (Schroders and British Land) has sold Plumtree Court to Metro (David Murray and Bank of Scotland) for 120m. Plumtree Court is let to PricewaterhouseCoopers until 2009. Metro has bought the building as a potential development opportunity when PWCs lease expires.
Good to see you back on here Jef, ignore the kids and keep on with your informative posts, you along with Will, Gothic et al make great contributions.
Sy no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 03:19 AM   #27
london lad
Registered User
 
london lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: London
Posts: 11,303
Likes (Received): 4022

Quote:
Originally Posted by mulattokid
London Lad! you really are the best source of breaking news on here! I picture you hunched over a computer with a box of kleenex and a bulging fly slavering over skyscraper info. I am sure that is my fantasy.
Im sure that was some kind of compliment but it slightly disturbs me that you have this imagine of me -lol. And I hope to god that isn't your fantasy

Im just like the rest of use- slightly obsessed with Highrises & London in general- Its like Will says this site is like an addiction -you cant stay away!!!

Its actually quite easy to find news if you know where to look- the links page has all sites you need to look.
Bascially if you check the following your almost guarantied to find news.

Daily- SE1 news, AJ updated, freemansnews, estates gazettes
Friday- propertyweek & Building get updated
Thursday- The wharf gets updated

Keep an eye out in the press when companys report quarterly & yearly figures as they always talk up their developments & then check ther websites for the full report.

Also when news of a project comes to light just put the name of the development, architect or developer in a search engine & you often get a few results. If you know where a devlopment is just check the local councils plannig website.

The beauty is you can spend 5-10mins at work doing the above & thats your daily news.

...now wheres me kleenex !!

Last edited by london lad; July 28th, 2006 at 04:02 AM.
london lad no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 03:35 AM   #28
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,364
Likes (Received): 13343

I'm getting impatient with regards to 20 Blackfriars Road and the 80 Bishopsgate scheme - hopefully we'll have some renders and other info soon.
wjfox no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 09:30 AM   #29
Fragmentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,782
Likes (Received): 1

Surely 80-88 can only be a matter of days?
Fragmentor no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 03:00 PM   #30
mulattokid
BLAND
 
mulattokid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: London
Posts: 8,855
Likes (Received): 638

Quote:
Originally Posted by london lad
Im sure that was some kind of compliment but it slightly disturbs me that you have this imagine of me -lol. And I hope to god that isn't your fantasy

Im just like the rest of use- slightly obsessed with Highrises & London in general- Its like Will says this site is like an addiction -you cant stay away!!!

Its actually quite easy to find news if you know where to look- the links page has all sites you need to look.
Bascially if you check the following your almost guarantied to find news.

Daily- SE1 news, AJ updated, freemansnews, estates gazettes
Friday- propertyweek & Building get updated
Thursday- The wharf gets updated

Keep an eye out in the press when companys report quarterly & yearly figures as they always talk up their developments & then check ther websites for the full report.

Also when news of a project comes to light just put the name of the development, architect or developer in a search engine & you often get a few results. If you know where a devlopment is just check the local councils plannig website.

The beauty is you can spend 5-10mins at work doing the above & thats your daily news.

...now wheres me kleenex !!
He he !

Actually when I was at work (not a househusband like I am now) I did find some interesting bits of news, but I think I spent about 30 mins on there!

On the point of picturing people, it would be nice to have access to pictures of those that want to post..it seems a bit strange feeling I know people and not knoowing what they look like! Perhaps a thread just for peoples pics?

After all..many of you saw me on tv. I hope noone was eating their dinner at the time
__________________
Quote: "Everything in life is our fault...but that's not our fault" (By a friend of Quentin Crisp)
www.jclodge.com (my singer sisters site)
The headlines read: 'another footballer is charged with sexual miscontuct'!

Is it pure coincidence that a mans ******* resembles a brain - requisite with both hemispheres, and its truncated spinal cord - always in search of sensation?
(Mark Joseph 2008)
mulattokid no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 06:08 PM   #31
Jack Rabbit Slim
Divemaster!
 
Jack Rabbit Slim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Empire
Posts: 6,657
Likes (Received): 7286

A bit of news from icThewharf.co.uk:

London Docklands: 'SECOND ONLY TO NEW YORK' Jul 27 2006

Docklands business mogul tells us why he bought another top hotel:

A PROPERTY tycoon is expanding his Docklands empire with the purchase of a multi-million pound West India Quay hotel.

John Christodoulou, who runs the Yianis Group from Westferry Circus, snapped up the five-star Marriott this week for 110million.

It's the latest high profile acquisition in the area for the Cyprus-born businessman, who bought his first property aged 17. Speaking to The Wharf, he said: "There's so much business going on in Canary Wharf - it's second only to New York.

"I believe it will only get better. And with what's happening with London City Airport and the Olympics things are going to explode here."

The Yianis Group is the second largest freeholder at Canary Wharf, with a bulging portfolio including Canary Riverside and the Four Seasons Hotel.

Mr Christodoulou, who is worth more than 750m, is still looking to increase his presence in the area - claiming the Wharf had another 30 per cent potential for growth. And the development of Wood Wharf is one project likely to attract the businessman's eye when completed.

The 40-year-old said: "Retail is increasing here. More and more people are coming here. It's becoming a much bigger residential area as well on top of business. It's a safe bet. The infrastructure can't change. There won't be the same problems they had in the 1990s."

The Marriott became the focus of national attention earlier this year when Tottenham Hotspur footballers became ill after eating there before a match - although it was eventually cleared of blame.

"That did not put me off," Mr Christodoulou said. "It was proven to be flu. All publicity is good. The hotel has been even busier since then. I'm not going to change the Marriott at all, just keep it full. I got a good deal. To build it again would have cost so much more money."

Yianis Group now owns property across the capital, as well as a luxury yacht and private hire aircraft business.


................


Anyone know what the West Inida Quay Hotel looks like??

__________________
Over ONE HUNDRED MILLION sharks are killed each year by humans, 11,000 sharks every hour of every day.

Many species of the oldest predator on this planet will be extinct in less than 50 years at this rate. They will never be here again.
Jack Rabbit Slim no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 06:43 PM   #32
Eastender
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 312
Likes (Received): 4

yup

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=167
Eastender no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 06:47 PM   #33
DarJoLe
Registered User
 
DarJoLe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: London
Posts: 21,689
Likes (Received): 11298

Modern day Draper's Gardens.
DarJoLe no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 07:17 PM   #34
Madman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hampshire / Bloomsbury
Posts: 3,015
Likes (Received): 84

Alternatively HCT but without the tacky cheap look and horrific back.

I remember lurking on here when it was first rising...god i feel old.
Madman no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 07:23 PM   #35
Fragmentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,782
Likes (Received): 1

Quote:
Originally Posted by DarJoLe
Modern day Draper's Gardens.
Yeah West India Quay Hotel is awful
Fragmentor no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 07:32 PM   #36
wjfox
Futurist
 
wjfox's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: L O N D O N
Posts: 38,364
Likes (Received): 13343

I like it.

wjfox no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 07:36 PM   #37
Fragmentor
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Posts: 1,782
Likes (Received): 1

Its nice and shiny, its setting enhances it greatly, I dont think the building itself is that fantastic though
Fragmentor no está en línea  
Old July 28th, 2006, 08:19 PM   #38
Madman
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Hampshire / Bloomsbury
Posts: 3,015
Likes (Received): 84

Wouldnt mind one of the triplex penthouses in it. A bargain compared with the ones in PP at only 2.95milliion.
Madman no está en línea  
Old July 29th, 2006, 03:42 AM   #39
london lad
Registered User
 
london lad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: London
Posts: 11,303
Likes (Received): 4022

Its a shame they never put the spire on top of WIQ as was shown in the renders of the project when it was being built.
london lad no está en línea  
Old July 29th, 2006, 11:31 AM   #40
brunob
USA until further notice
 
brunob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Somewhere west
Posts: 8,526
Likes (Received): 22

WIQ looks really squat from some angles, i'm not sure the spire would have done it any good at all. It's one of these buildings that has to be viewed from certain vantage points to look its best.
__________________
PEACE OUT
brunob no está en línea  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 


Closed Thread

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us