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Cabman said:
London's crane count must run to a couple of hundred at least. Kings Cross/St pancras and it's environs have more than a dozen. Other large projects with at least half a dozen are white city, Ashburton Grove, Wembley and ctrl at stratford. A housing project at Old Ford in East London has four fair sized cranes plus smaller ones.
Cross any bridge in central London and you'll see cranes working on all sorts of sites.

By the way has any one noticed that cranes tend to be painted white these days where as in years gone by they tended to be mainly bright red. Any Ideas?

Also noticed that part of a crane has been erected on the waterfront at Battersea power station.
And don't forget that other small development happening in west London. What was it again? Something about a new terminal for quite a big airport...:)

The next phase of the development in Greenwich should also be kicking off next year. While the actual inside of the dome want use cranes (for fairly obvious reasons....) the new buildings on the outside will....
 

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lyonsdown said:
Probably the colours of the company developers hire them off have changed or they got taken over or something like that?
I was thinking maybe white cranes are less obtrusive on the skyline but I didn't know if that was the reason.
 

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And don't forget that other small development happening in west London. What was it again? Something about a new terminal for quite a big airport...:)

The next phase of the development in Greenwich should also be kicking off next year. While the actual inside of the dome want use cranes (for fairly obvious reasons....) the new buildings on the outside will....
So at least a couple of hundred could be a little conservative.
How about squillions of cranes?
 

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the other thing is that leases on the 122 leadenhall have been extended to 2008.
jon, i heard that heron plan on doing baby heron first and then the tower after, is this the case?
jef, i think youll be surprised about 1 millharbour. ontario tower is already almost completely sold out except for the penthouses which havent been marketed yet.
 

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It is the foreign investment in the UK - in particular Asia - that drives up London towering ambitions:

From Colliers International, Hong Kong

"International property consultant, Colliers International, will be exhibiting Ontario Tower on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21th November, in the 2/F Gloucester Room, Mandarin Oriental Hotel from 11.00am to 7.00pm. Ontario Tower is situated on New Providence Wharf in the Canary Wharf area in East London.

Mr Ginn Lai, Regional Director of Colliers鈥 International Properties Division says, 鈥淧rices for an apartment in Ontario Tower start from 拢199,000, which is reasonable considering the project will be in the heart of the central business district of Canary Wharf. UK developers see about 20 to 30 per cent of sales come from Asia, mainly from Hong Kong, Singapore and Indonesia, with many taking the opportunity to borrow pound sterling mortgages to mitigate the currency risk.鈥

Colliers says that central London prices will rise 6 to 10 per cent annually over the next few years on the back of limited supply.

鈥淥ntario Tower is a 29-storey tower providing studio, 1 and 2-bedroom apartments ranging from 350 to 963 sq ft overlooking the Thames with spectacular views across London. The specification includes floor to ceiling glass, curtain walling, full air conditioning and heating, state-of-the-art kitchens and bathrooms, two health spas, lifestyle support service and facilities from the adjoining luxury hotel鈥e see this as an excellent investment鈥︹ commented Mr. Lai.

Ontario Tower is only 10 minutes walk away from Canary Wharf, a 20 million sq ft development of office and retail space. It is highly accessible by public transportation. South Quay Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Station and Canary Wharf with Jubilee Line Underground Station are both within walking distance. Westminster and The West End can be reached within 15 minutes via underground and excellent bus and taxi services are also available close by.

鈥淭he close proximity to Canary Wharf is very advantageous. Over 65,000 people work there with many renowned multinationals establishing headquarter offices there including banks and law firms鈥︹ concluded Mr. Lai."
 

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jef said:
From Colliers International, Hong Kong

Ontario Tower is only 10 minutes walk away from Canary Wharf, a 20 million sq ft development of office and retail space. It is highly accessible by public transportation. South Quay Docklands Light Railway (DLR) Station and Canary Wharf with Jubilee Line Underground Station are both within walking distance. Westminster and The West End can be reached within 15 minutes via underground and excellent bus and taxi services are also available close by.
Someone's got a bit mixed up between Ontario Tower and 1 Millharbour. South Quay is nowhere near Ontario Tower - Blackwell DLR would, I think, be the nearest DLR station.

South Quay is right next to 1 Millharbour though.
 
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