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All great work on this thread, thankx!

Croydon Approve Rolfe Judd Tower.

Croydon Council in South London has approved what will be one of the tallest buildings in the borough if built.

Called Wellesley Square, it will stand on the corner of Wellesley Road and Bedford Park and has been designed by Rolfe Judd Architects for developer, Berkeley Homes.

Rising to 44 storeys and perhaps 135 metres of height, it is the landmark part of a residential dominated development that once completed will add an impressive 738 new 1 to 3 bedroom apartments to Croydon's housing stock.

Roughly a parallelogram in shape, the scheme is clad in mauves and pinks that tint the glass and will create a colourful patchwork on the skyline. This will become particularly apparent at night when the residents lights will illuminate its sides and the crown will be lit up.

Extending out past the tower is attached low-rise buildings that snake around the boundaries of the triangular site and will be topped by large roof terraces. In the centre of the plot will be a new public square and pedestrian access running through it from end to end. There will also be a sky garden at the very top of the tower.

Berkeley Homes plan on launching the scheme to buyers in the autumn of 2008 although no construction schedule has yet been published.





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The City Pride Pub in Canary Wharf has been bought by a developer, and Foster + Partners have been given the task of designing an 'iconic building' of 'more than 50 storeys'. It will be mixed use hotel, retail and apartments.

The site is right next door to the U/C 22 Marshwall, which has 2 towers of 40 and 30 storeys. There are another two towers planned on the other side of that scheme, one 50 storeys and one 40 storeys. This is just one small part of the Canary Wharf cluster.

Foster is also developing a 2million sqft scheme nearby that is expected to include towers.

From London Lad, posted in the UK section:

http://www.sbpost.ie/post/pages/p/story.aspx-qqqt=COMMERCIAL-qqqs=property-qqqid=30414-qqqx=1.asp

Glenkerrin Group acquires site in London for €43m
17 February 2008 By Neil Callanan
Glenkerrin Group, the development company owned by Ray and Danny Grehan, has acquired a 0.638 acre site in Canary Wharf in London for stg£32 million (€43 million).

The company is expected to build a tower of more than 50 storeys on the site which would include a hotel, some shops and apartments. The site is close to Ballymore’s Pan Peninsula development but one source said it was better located than that scheme.

The site currently houses the City Pride pub and is within walking distance of Westferry Circus. Most of the site’s frontage is to Marsh Wall, close to the Hilton hotel owned by John Magnier, JP McManus and Aidan Brooks. Catherine O’Connor of Savills HOK acted for Glenkerrin.

The Grehans beat off competition from a number of British developers to secure the Canary Wharf site and Norman Foster has been hired to design an iconic building for the scheme.
The site:



A more recent one by city life showing it in relation to 22 Marshwall:

 

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Ah well, if you buy an apartment in a CBD I don't know what you expect.

Here is how the plans for CW look now, I've updated my 'lil list...

Riverside South Tower 1- 236m
1 Canada Square- 235m
North Quay Tower 1- 216m
Wood Wharf Tower 1- 206m
North Quay Tower 3- 203m
8 Canada Square- 200m
25 Canada Square- 200m
Heron Quays West Tower 1- 198m
Wood Wharf Tower 2- 190m
Wood Wharf Tower 3- 190m
Riverside South Tower 2- 189m
1 Park Place 180m?
1 Churchill Place- 156m
25 Bank Street- 153m
40 bank Street- 153m
10 Upper Bank Street- 151m
City Pride Tower- 150m?
225 Marshwall-150m?
30 Marshwall- 150m?
Admiral's Way- 150m?
Pan Peninsula Tower- 147m
Heron Quays West Tower 2- 147m
The Landmark East Tower- 140m
Quebec Tower- 136m
Wood Wharf Tower 4- 135m?
Baltimore Wharf- 131m
Trafalgar Way Tower 1- 124m
Pan Peninsula West Tower- 122m
40 Marshwall- 122m?
North Quay Tower 2- 120m
Arrowhead Quay- 113m
No.1 West India Quay- 111m
33 Canada Square- 105m
Ontario Tower- 104m
Trafalgar Way Tower 2- 104m
South Quay Square Phase 2- 100m


36 100m+ towers. There are some that are close but just miss out, the 98m Landmark Tower 2 for example.
 

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Developer - Tudor Homes

Address City Road, London. EC2
Council Islington
Region London
Country United Kingdom

Status Approved
Construction start
date 2008
Completion date 2010

Roof Height (AGL) 43.00 *

Total Floors (O.G) 14

Primary Use Residential
Secondary Use Retail

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Coming out of nowhere is the launch of the Bezier Apartments in central London just off Old Street roundabout in the London Borough of Islington.

The 14 and 16 storey buildings will be residential and contain 200 apartments modeled more on hotel suites than traditional residential units. 45 of the apartments will be studios easily configured by the occupants with easily hidden kitchens and drop down beds.

At the ground level there will be retail and leisure outlets, the majority of which will be located in Tower Two on the area bounding City Road.

The towers have quarter circle floor-plates above their lower floors and will be noticeable for their curving frontages and balconies on Old Street roundabout and their tapering tops that gives them a distinctive egg-like appearance that is strongly defined by the outer structural frame. Topping both buildings will be wind turbines.

They are being developed by Tudor Homes, the company of Eamon Lyons who formerly worked for Ballymore and helped establish some of their early successes before heading off to set up his own company.

The first issue of apartments was launched on the 21st of February and construction on the site, formerly a school football pitch, is due to begin shortly with completion scheduled for 2010.

This whole fringe area just north of the City of London is a hot spot to watch with numerous other towers also planned for the area that have had varying successes in getting through the planning system intact.

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Developer, Grattan Place, has unveiled the first images of their planned office skyscraper at Westferry Circus, Canary Wharf.

Situated at 1 Park Place, the tower will be a slim-line building standing 183 metres tall with 45 floors that runs along the site from north to south with a shorter attached section on the eastern side of the plot that rises to the 16th level, roughly following the roof level of Cabot Square next door, and is topped by a large roof terrace that will be accesibile for occupiers of the offices.

The design is of the scheme is reminiscent of some of the Heron Quays towers at Canary Wharf with a blocky monumental look and an International style outer glass skin.

The difference comes from diagonal cladding lines running up and along 1 Park Place that helps to break up the monolithic appearance in a way that its blander neighbours don't benefit from.

Proposals for the development are still at early stages with the public consultation currently being carried out before a planning application is officially filed. Once it does it's unlikely to encounter much opposition, not least because the scheme will sit virtually between several planned skyscrapers and have little impact on a wider scale hidden largely by its neighbours.

There is the possibility that Canary Wharf will not be entirely happy with such a tall building going on the edge of their estate but as the area becomes more and more like an organically developing CDB this gradual spread of tall buildings outside their boundaries is something they will have to learn to live with.



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New office development by Eric Parry Architects has been designed for a site at 120 Fenchurch Street in the heart of the City of London for Saxon Land.

With 58,290 square metres of internal space it consists of 12 floors of office accommodation above the ground level, plus a mezzanine and basement that will contain the plant machinery. There will also be 29 car parking spaces.

Original proposals considered alternatives including those of a much taller building of up to 39 storeys that would have helped fill the potential space in the City's cluster between 20 Fenchurch Street and the Willis Building but these were dropped in favour of something shorter that has a height of 68.63 metres above ground level.

Standing above the ground level are the lower floors which follow a slightly irregular contour along the street subtly reducing the bulk of the building from being a box and giving it a more organic feel. They will be clad with modernist looking structural columns, solar shading in the form of fins and neutral colour hues. Adding a touch of colour are green horizontal lines appearing from behind the columns.

Above the modernist floors, the four upper levels will be clad fully in glazed panels creating a set back floating glass box coloured modestly with strips of pastels. This glass section has been set roughly at the 43 metre height of the roofs of the neighbouring buildings on Fenchurch Street.

In a sense this building is the sequel to Plantation Place, a large block that occupies almost the entirety of the plot and follows the street line as judiciously as possible although rather than rope off the entire block from public access creating an impenetrable island a more open policy has been conceived.

Running through the building on the ground floor from Fenchurch Street will be a double height passage for retail outlets with access to the top of the building. This passage will emerge on the northern side of the building at Fenchurch Avenue linking it in with the public space outside the Willis Building.

On the roof will be a large roof terrace open to the public and protected from excessive windws by a 2 metre tall glass screen ringing its boundaries. Those on the sky garden will be able to look down to the innards of the building and see people teeming on the lower floors thanks to an atrium running all the way through the centre of the building and enjoy the views afforded by this new public space.



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Croydon Skyscraper Planned By Make



Menta, a company specialising in regeneration, has purchased a one acre site from Croydon Council which will take them one step forward with their plans to redevelop land near East Croydon Station and Cherry Orchard Road. This new acquisition will give them control over the entirety of 4.5 acres of the six acre site in south London.

Still in its early stages the project, which was unveiled at the 2007 MIPIM would see four towers, the tallest with 52 storeys and a height of 160 metres. The other towers will be 92 metres, 85 metres and 66 metres.

The proposals are designed by Ken Shuttleworth who was behind the design for London's famous Gherkin and works for architectural firm MAKE. Full details of the scheme are due to be unveiled at the coming MIPIM at Cannes next week.

All of the towers sport a very angular look, the tallest sporting a very pointed peak. The facades have a similarity to cut diamonds and are primarily white with blue glazing picking out a sort of unique pepper pot effect, making them interesting potential additions to Londons third skyline after the City and Canary Wharf.

Three of the towers will house residential space that will be divided into private housing and affordable housing, which could be the reason Croydon Council appear to be backing the project.

The remaining tower will provide office space meaning it wont be such a long haul to work for some in the mornings. The towers will be set in open green spaces and will also include cafes, restaurants and the all important shopping opportunities so residents will be living in a Mars Bar advert where they can indeed work, rest and play.

When the plans were first launched there was some concern over the height of the tallest tower but by moving it to the centre of the site its hoped that these concerns can be squashed and development of the site could begin as soon as next year.

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Rem Koohaas arrived in London!

wow...London has awesome projects :banana:
Work is soon to begin on what will be the first major building by starchitect Rem Koolhaas in London.

Designed for the august merchant bank, Rothschild, the bespoke 14 storey 69.7 metre tall building will replace their current headquarters at New Court in the City of London, a site they have occupied ever since their arrival in the country when Britain and France faced off against each other in the Napoleonic Wars.

Once completed the scheme will have 20,992 square metres of space within, topped by a distinctive "sky pavilion" that will incorporate a semi-transparent image of the nearby St Stephen Walbrook Church on it mimicking a reflection.

This is intended to be a modernistic reinterpretation of a turret or culpea that breaks the ceiling of the City of London skyline. The top floor of this will be one large room with transparent glazing that will make the interior viewable from the street.

The bulk of the tower will be clad in glazed curtain walls that will have a metal mesh integrated into the glass that combined with the aluminium will give the building a solid metallic feel.

The scheme is being built by Bovis Lendlease who plan a two and a half year schedule from the initial demolition beginning this month, the beginning of piling in July 2008, steelwork in July 2009, cladding in November 2009 and core completion in August 2010.

This will be shortly after the bank celebrates its two hundredth anniversary of setting up shop in London having occupied a mere three headquarters in this period. Operating with that sort of longevity Koolhaas's design should outlive us all.





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Definitly no end on the boom!
 

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Heron Quays West Approved!

Heron Quays West has been approved by the Borough of Tower Hamlets marking another stage in the future growth of the Canary Wharf estate in London's docklands.

Penned by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, the part 198m, 147m and 95m tall building will be the largest single one on the estate with 195,629 square metres of internal space and 163 metres long from west to east.

It will also have the largest single office floors in Europe at 7,962 square metres which comfortably beat the current record holder, Merrell Lynch who have 6,673 square metre floors.

There's no date yet on when the scheme can be begin construction. With Riverside South having ground works carried out on it and the sheer amount of space on offer there that is un-let gives canary wharf much to fill first.

They also have two towers and a mid-rise building approved at North Quay but this has a Crossrail tunnel and station set to be built there first that prevents the immediate development if demand requires it.

This is where Heron Quays West comes in filling a potential hole in the Canary Wharf development pipeline and insuring that they can continue to bring on a stream of office space should it be needed. Work is unlikely to begin however, until Riverside South is filling up.

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