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Old September 15th, 2007, 07:39 PM   #1
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Gypsy Corner Tower | North Acton | 30 fl | Pro

Feasibility study for a new tower in west London by Hamilton Associates.

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Old September 15th, 2007, 08:53 PM   #2
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Gypsy Corner - I remember it well.
This tower would make quite an impact, architecturally it's pretty run of the mill but it's a definite improvement on what's there at the moment.

Haven't got pictures of it but...
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Old September 16th, 2007, 09:47 PM   #3
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Basicly we are looking at something between 90 and 100m then?
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Old September 16th, 2007, 10:28 PM   #4
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Much of whats in the main picture is already complete. Basically everything to the left of the tower is there now as far as I can see.
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Old September 16th, 2007, 11:04 PM   #5
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Yeah, from what I could tell from the Hamilton's website, this was planned to be built in two phases. If part of it is built already, I wonder whether the tower has advanced beyond the feasibility stage?
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Yes....I can see the midrise section across Wormwood Scubs. A tower would look great.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 04:25 PM   #7
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where is gypsy corner?????
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where the A4o meets north acton - if travelling west on the A40 (western Ave) its about a mile or so before you get to the big hanger lane roundabut. A40 is the road at the botton of the illustration.
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Old September 17th, 2007, 05:17 PM   #9
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where is gypsy corner?????
A40 / Horn Lane intersection, just south of North Acton Tube

Used to be all industrial even 15 years ago (I grew up near there), but all the factories are being demolished. Pretty dumpy area otherwise.
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The big Makro store is very near. The area is incredibly industrial....a bit like parts of the East end around Barking etc, although I see there is quite a bit of residential building going on. Pesonnaly, I would love to live in an ex residential groundpersons house on an industrial estate with no neighbours
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Gypsy Corner Tower

Following on from the discussion that we were all having regarding the Leaf and the 'unsuitable' location for such a tower, some of us will be pleased to see a more 'appropriate' location for this proposal, near Carphone Warehouse's head office on the A40.

http://www.skyscrapernews.com/news.php?ref=1158

I think that whilst the site is right, the transport infrastructure there is awful and I can't see how unless they improve access this will really work...

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this IMO would be a much better location - access could easily be improved around here
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mmm yes, this scheme is what we call a dead donkey. keep the article for a quiet day, then run it.

im not one for thinking landmark towers should be built in absolute shitholes personally but hey, urbang thinks itd be a better location despite the industrial nature of the site, the heavy traffic all around that makes pedestrian access difficult, poor transport infrastructure and lack of local amenities. i guess he doesnt live here which is what "better" means.
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tut tut gothic...you are wrong!..and this really is a tiresome argument - the fact is I live very very much nearer to this than the proposed leaf and it's still in the borough of ealing (or bordering it). So what am I now, an IMBY ??? who cares about that, I really don't -I prefer to look at things constructively - this is an opportunity to regenerate the area..

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youre going to be seeing an application for 3 40 storey towers on a site nearby a little bird tells me
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The more the merrier. The area could become a great new residential area to soak up the increasing population. The place is dead at night and it seems really such a shame that such a large area of 'affluent' West London is taken up by lorry parks, wasteland and warehouse paraphenalia
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Is it being sponsored by Nike?
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Is it being sponsored by Nike?
Why, what are we missing?
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