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Old March 29th, 2007, 05:57 PM   #1
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240 Blackfriars Road | Southwark | 80m | 20 fl

This might be small, but I think it deserves it's own thread.

In case you haven't heard, it was approved this week. Completion is scheduled for 2010.

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/2638

http://www.gpe.co.uk/property/feature/?id=2058


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Old March 29th, 2007, 06:00 PM   #2
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The opposition to this on the London SE1 website forum is ridiculous. Height-wise it is so insignificant yet so many Southwarkians have (once again) got their knickers in a twist over it.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 06:03 PM   #3
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Yep, here's the thread for those who missed it -
http://www.london-se1.co.uk/forum/read/1/59170
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Old March 29th, 2007, 06:05 PM   #4
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Please remove the SSP drawings from this thread, and the photobucket account.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:00 PM   #5
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If there were any justice in this world, that tower would be twice the height. Atleast.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 08:08 PM   #6
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List of Known tall building developments on Blackfriars road:

240 Blackfriars Road (65m)
20 Blackfriars Road Tower 2 (104m)
Kings Reach Reclad (127m) (Not technically Blackfriars Road is it? But close enough)
20 Blackfriars Road Tower 1 (141m)
Beetham Tower London (175m)

Nice little cluster forming
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Old March 29th, 2007, 10:56 PM   #7
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great looking midrise. Brilliant location in need of schemes like this. Palestra is seemingly the first in a series of modern glass prisms. They probably don't need to start until mid 2008 to be complete by 2010. May be surprised and see some more demolition action this summer.

jonny 5, just looked at your skyscraper diagrams for the first time. Top notch that man!
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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:14 PM   #8
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If there were any justice in this world, that tower would be twice the height. Atleast.
It's not all about height... It looks a superby formed design with great proportions - it doesn't need to be any taller.
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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:16 PM   #9
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I agree...just the right height for me...like a lot of people have said you don't want a wall of buildings the same height. A little variation goes a long way.
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What I should have said was, it deserves to be taller considering it is (IMO) a better design than Beetham and Kings Reach (Though I do like Beetham).

IMO the best designs should be tallest. Flaunt the best you have, the best way to do that is to have it bigger
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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:35 PM   #11
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IMO the best designs should be tallest. Flaunt the best you have, the best way to do that is to have it bigger
Dodgey ground young guy....Ive been trying that one for years! he he he
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Old March 29th, 2007, 11:50 PM   #12
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lol! But seriously you have to admit, that IS the best way!
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Old March 30th, 2007, 12:29 AM   #13
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Good new about this one, really nice mid-rise, plus 65m will look quite tall here added to the fact that it is very well proportioned. It will certainly help liven up the area, which is really dour, the building also replaces an utterly odious 80s thing, looks like it belongs in Milton Keynes.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 05:06 AM   #14
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Might be a bit premature for a thread though- They dont plan to do anything until 2008 at the earliest as they are quite happy to get the rent from KPMG.

Its full of closet NIMBY's on SE1. They are quite happy to have a regenerated area with new cultural attractions & increase in their property values but the minute a new residential or office development that a regenerated area will attract is proposed they are up in arms. I mean how can anyone like the present Blackfriars round with its hideous 1970's office blocks. On the thread on Land Secs proposals somebody's main body of complaint is that it 'might' effect the trees growing next door therefore they were against it- hilarious
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Some pics I found on my hard drive from Blackfriars and the surrounding area -


Southwark Tube and Colombo House behind it (another potential site for redevelopment, anyone? )





Southwark Tube and the recently completed Palestra





Blackfriars Road, looking south... bleak, drab and depressing





Blackfriars Road, looking north. The site of 240 Blackfriars can be seen on the middle-right,
in front of the stripey Daily Express building





The junction of Stamford Street/Blackfriars Road. Here you can see the base of Kings Reach,
and the site of the Beetham Tower





Kings Reach Tower, reclad imminent

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Good God that area looks depressing!
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Old March 30th, 2007, 06:38 PM   #17
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I've said it before - this road could become a fantastic tree lined boulevard with a fabulous set of architectural gems along it, acting as a gateway to the City from the South.
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I've said it before - this road could become a fantastic tree lined boulevard with a fabulous set of architectural gems along it, acting as a gateway to the City from the South.
I couldn't agree more with this idea. Blackfriars Road has such tremendous potential - it's a prominent artery into a major city centre, very neglected in terms of development and with little worth saving. You could basically start again from scratch with this road. Demolish 90% of what's already there, clean the streets and pavements up, add some neat rows of trees, improve the lighting and transform the place into a world class destination.

Retail/entertainment and other venues could be running the entire length from the waterfront down to Elephant & Castle, with some glassy residential towers around Southwark tube station and a couple of other "signature" buildings thrown in.

Unfortunately, there are tons of NIMBY's and paranoid residents around there who think anything new will "ruin the character" of the area... anything over 10 storeys is like Taipei 101 to them.
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Old March 30th, 2007, 07:26 PM   #19
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Actually, it could not be more tree lined (and I am agree with the last two posts) I just wish we would use more evergreen trees in our streets, there are plenty to chose from and they would give some life to the place for the leafless part of the year...Chinese Privet is a small evergreen tree that could be planted in between the London Planes seen in most of Londons streets.
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Actually, yes, I meant evergreens... lol
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