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Old July 9th, 2005, 02:08 PM   #61
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In this 'Full Summary of Projects' thread, is this just for towers or for all major projects? If so, maybe mentioning that small thing they announced last week - something over in Stratford for some sort of sporting event, might also be worthwhile? (although Wembley and T5 don't seem to be listed either).
This thread is mainly for towers, but I made another thread for regeneration/infrastructure projects, which includes Stratford: https://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=113907
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Old July 9th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #62
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so 1 millharbour is going ahead am i right in thinking they will be highest residential living space in europe when completed.
No... Manchester's Beetham Tower will have higher living space. Malmo's Turning Torso is already Europe's tallest residential building and is taller than both 1 Millharbour and St George's Wharf.
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Old July 9th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #63
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Estates Gazette this week has an article on a triple-tower scheme that has been proposed for a site adjacent to the Olympic Park... called Lea Square, the scheme proposes three towers of 12, 17 and 27 storeys, which are designed to float 'like clouds' above a commercial base. They actually look quite nice - very soft shapes, rounded edges, quite funky. Architects are Atkins.
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Any renders?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:07 AM   #65
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WoodWharf

This is what I'm looking forward to...Our own little Arce building like whats at La Defense

London is project city at the moment...in a years time it'll be one of the biggest counstruction cities in the world.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 09:57 AM   #66
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jon, is lea square on wick lane?
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Old July 10th, 2005, 11:43 AM   #67
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Just a little imformation on the general Wick Lane area that will see unpresidented activity in the coming years.
There is already a "Leabank" Square in Berkshire Rd.
There are apartments already under construction in Wick Lane and vacant lots probably with planning permission.
Leases within the Olympic Park have been impossible to get for a couple of years except on the very shortest terms.
Leases on Roads Like Wick Lane have up to now been available only up to 2008.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 12:39 PM   #68
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The site is between the A11 and the Bow Back River... unfortunately the article doesn't say which authority the site is in, so I guess it could be either Tower Hamlets or Hackney.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 01:10 PM   #69
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theres also been a revised plan for another tower on stratford high street.
ill look on the plans for wick lane later and see if thats the one youre on about jon, they filed a previous application for three towers there that was utter crap.
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Old July 10th, 2005, 02:46 PM   #70
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I saw the article in ES as well- but dont have a copy (sorry) does look very nice & gievs you some indication what to expect between now & 2012- developers scrambilng like crazy for sites in the area to build on- looks a bit like those towers proposed for Salfords Quay (but not as tall obviously).

There was anothe 27-29 storey tower, also curved for Royal Victoria docks but cant for the life of me find an info on it- it was in AJ some months back.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 03:12 PM   #71
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We need pictures, and a Devlopment Forum for London alone - Its the biggest city and doesnt have one.
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Old July 11th, 2005, 07:49 PM   #72
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I think the main Projects and construction forum is the right place to keep London threads. Otherwise the main page will be dead.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 09:50 AM   #74
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Hello guys, I am back from holidays. We all feel londoners and united against these islamic bastards (please do not confound with muslims). Be sure, they will either be brought to justice or exterminated.

Songbird Estates has confirmed to shareholders (05/07/2005) that the Riverside South scheme (Tower 1 & 2) is on the agenda for future development - in partnership with Richard Rogers - now that all issues related to s106 have been settled. All is needed is a major pre-let and they are committed to go ahead.

Good news, isn't it? London will soon have its "twin towers" as referred to by the BBC.
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How much floorspace do they need to fill in the towers before they can start I wonder?
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Slight issue with that though- Like most of the towers in london- Theyall need pre-lets before they start doh!!!

BTW- walking past Heron Towr site the other day & the shop next to the travel agents has moved & as someone mentioned before it looks like they are doing some prepatory work around the site of some sorts- Lets hope More London build Nortons HQ in quick time so they can then get the hell out of there.

Also -whilst on the bus crossing Vauxhall bridge it looks like theres a pile driver on the site of where the Vauxhall tower will be- most of the rest of the developement looks almost done as well.
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Old July 12th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #77
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Slight issue with that though- Like most of the towers in london- Theyall need pre-lets before they start doh!!.
Not as slight as you may believe.

1. Songbird confirmed new lettings (Head of Terms were agreed upon last February) of about 250,000 sqft in the estate and a new unit has been set up to lease the remaining vacant spaces under highly flexible arrangements - in particular for small and medium firms. New large office spaces are required in the medium term to cope with demand from large corporates.

2. Songbird confirmed to shareholders that the Riverside development "marks the beginning of the next generation of building for CW" for corporates and they "are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Lord Rogers and his team in developing this stunning riverside location".

There is a total floor area of 243,269 sqm (about 2,500,000 sqft), mainly grade A office space but with significant allocation of supporting retail space, including riverside restaurants and bars.

I believe tere is a good chance that this development will be the first one to be implemented in London because:

A. There is no longer large office spaces to accomodate major pre-lets in CW. As a result the remaining spaces will essentially be devoted to small and medium firms.

B. Songbird made it clear to shareholders this development will be the next one if a major pre-let is signed.

C. The site is vacant and all issues related to s106 have been solved out.

D. Olympics will bring about state of the art public transport, world class sporting facilities (aquatic centre, etc.) and parks, etc. that make the estate more attractive to corporates looking for a location in London or in Europe.
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Here is the full story from http://www.canarywharf.com/mainFrm1....ectedArea=News.

More importantly, a letter was sent to shareholders.

11 July 2005

FULL GO-AHEAD FOR CANARY WHARF’S RIVERSIDE SOUTH DEVELOPMENT



Tower Hamlets Council has granted planning permission to Canary Wharf Group for a major new 3 million sq. ft gross (approx) commercial office and retail development at Riverside South.

This permission follows review by both the Mayor of London and the Government Office for London.

The Riverside South scheme is proposed on the highest quality site remaining along the River Thames. Designed by the Richard Rogers Partnership, the scheme comprises two office towers - one to the north of the site and one to the south. The towers are respectively 194 and 220 metres above Ordnance Datum, with 28 and 34 office floors.

The towers will be linked by a lower building in the centre of the site, which has three enhanced height floors to facilitate trading operations and other special tenant requirements.

There will also be a significant retail presence, with shops and restaurants lining the entire riverside frontage at the lower ground level, opening on to a public pedestrian walkway. This will be the longest length of retail/leisure facilities anywhere along the river in London.

The planning application was granted subject to a Section 106 agreement valued at £20m. This amount is to include a community fund, a small park, public space and transport improvements among other benefits to local people.

George Iacobescu, Chief Executive, Canary Wharf Group said:

‘This landmark development marks the beginning of the next generation of buildings for Canary Wharf and we are looking forward to continuing our excellent relationship with Lord Rogers and his team in developing this stunning riverside location. We also appreciate the huge efforts of both the London Borough of Tower Hamlets and Canary Wharf teams over the last two years to achieve this result.’

Previous tower buildings at Canary Wharf were approved under the Enterprise Zone Scheme administered by the former London Docklands Development Corporation. This is the first full planning application from Canary Wharf for tower buildings and marks a new milestone as the estate matures.

The south tower will be the second highest in the Canary Wharf estate, after One Canada Square. Canary Wharf will look for a significant pre-let before construction of the development begins.
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Another deals:

CWG has also completed deals on a further 60,000 sq ft on a short to medium-term basis with Morgan Stanley, EMEA, The Hartford, Clydesdale Bank and Global Sage.

Be positive guys, take it for granted London will soon have its twin towers.
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Britannia, as you firm is working on that project, do you have any news on tenant hunting or any other valuable informations for us?
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