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As mentioned a while back in the London thread during the summer Ballymore,Oracle & Galliard are working up a large 2m Sq ft scheme for the Great Eastern Enterprise site (Audi showroom site). A massing pic I saw in Eg months back looked like the tallest tower being around the taller Pan P mark.


http://icthewharf.icnetwork.co.uk/t...objectid=20310017&siteid=71670-name_page.html

Oracle is also working with Ballymore and Galliard to create a two million square foot mixed use scheme in Millharbour.

The proposed area covers the Great Eastern Enterprise site and the current Docklands Audi showroom.

Consultation is expected to begin in the spring, with an application planned for the end of the year.

Mr Flay said: "It's going to be a mix of retail and office space on the Marsh Wall side, and predominantly residential on the harbourside.

"We've got Foster and Partners designing it, so it will look pretty smart."

Oracle is involved in the delivery of about 7,000 units in the Thames Gateway. Mr Flay said: "The Olympics has acted as a massive catalyst for investment in the Gateway, and there's going to be continued growth until 2012. The rise in demand for property in Canary

Wharf over the last few years has been pretty dramatic. Beforehand, if you were a banker, you almost certainly lived in west London. Now there's a real interest in living here."
 

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I'm glad to see an emphasis on large family apartments with purpose built environment for young families(as opposed to the plethora of small 1/2 beds) - long overdue in my view.
 

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I know its the not the right thread but cant find the one on the City Pride pub (is there a thread?).

Still its another Foster scheme just down the road from another Foster scheme.Close enough in my book

http://www.wharf.co.uk/2008/04/new-tower-to-call-time-on-the.html#more

New tower to call time on the City Pride pub?
By John Hill on April 24, 2008 9:00 AM |


IT could soon be last orders for the City Pride pub.

The Westferry Road haunt looks set to make way for a flagship tower, with a hotel, apartments and retail space.

Developer Glenkerrin has plans for a large building on the site after snapping up the prime development land for a reported £32million. But it remains tight-lipped on when it hopes to call time on the watering hole.

It has been suggested that Glenkerrin is considering a building rising as high as 55-storeys, with a five-storey hotel and 400 apartments.

The Irish company has already appointed world-renowned architect Foster and Partners to look into options for the site, which is just one of a cluster of proposed high-rise buildings on the western end of the Island.

Foster and Partners is also responsible for prominent buildings such as the Canary Wharf tube station and HSBC’s UK headquarters in Canada Square, which was sold for £1.1bn last April.

A spokesman acting for the developer said: “Foster has been briefed to look at the feasibility of a mixed use scheme that would include a hotel and residential units.
“It’s at an early stage at the moment. It’s looking at what can be delivered on the site. When Foster come up with a scheme that it thinks can work, Glenkerrin will be consulting with the public before the application is submitted.”

The City Pride was originally built in the 1950s to serve the area’s dock workers, but has since become a regular destination for office workers nearby in Canary Wharf.

The site was snapped up early last year by property company Oracle Group, which is working on the Indescon Court mixed-use scheme in Millharbour. But the developer claimed it was “not in any rush” to cut short the pub’s 20-year lease.

Foundation Group, which owns the City Pride pub, refused to comment on how long the pub may have left, claiming any deal with the developer was “confidential”.

If approved, the Foster-designed hotel could face stiff competition from another planned scheme across the road. Estate owners Canary Wharf Group has already submitted plans for a 37-storey, 150-bedroom boutique hotel at Newfoundland through a subsidiary company.
 

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50 Storey towers anyone?





http://www.oraclegroup.com/Portfolio/audi-great-eastern-docklands-marshwall-millharbour/



A joint venture with Ballymore, Galliard Homes and City & Docklands, this prime river site in the heart of the Docklands has been acquired for long-term development. Part of South Quay, the site is just 6 minutes by Docklands Light Railway from Canary Wharf and has excellent potential for a high quality mixed-use development.

A planning application is being prepared for 2million sq ft of; residential, offices, retail and leisure uses over a series of 50 storey buildings.

Oracle are acting on behalf of overseas investors on this project.
 

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struggling to see how they will relate to each other... by the looks of it the taller tower is going overlooking marsh wall on the site of this proposal?
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/buildings.php?id=5136
Its on the other side of the road to the discovery dock tower by the looks of things. The site of that tall tower is the Audi site opposite the Hilton hotel with also the 3 Millhabour site next to Pan P as part of the scheme.
 

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It's this site to the right where the hedge is. You can see the Hilton in the night render on the left with Marsh Wall.

 

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These are the sites.



The taller tower appears to sit on the NW corner of the site. The pics arn't particularly clear but I have seen a similar massing model with the tallest tower on the same spot on the site. To get your bearings that is Marsh Wall running West to East in the first pic (although it doesn't look much like Marsh wall- artistic license in the rendering with the greenery & there doesn't seem to the dlr wither ). North is to the left & South to the right.
 

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Could someone place them on the skyline? With just boxes or something? Just to get an idea of exactly how they will fit on the skyline?
 

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skyscrapernews has one -
http://www.skyscrapernews.com/maps....66367816012&lng=-0.017681121826171875&zoom=15

this shows all the proposed, approved, under construction, and complete projects in E14. just give it a little while to load, the slower your computer the longer itll take. by the way, the darker the icons the shorter they are. i think they need more to distinguish between them... and then we could do with colour coding them for each status!
 
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