An important completion, work underway and hotly debated plans for more tall construction

By Elevator World | March 1, 2020

Final Tower of Principal Place Completed Construction of the 50-story Principal Tower, the final piece of the Principal Place project that borders the City of London, has completed, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) reported in January, citing Foster + Partners. Principal Place, a comprehensively planned mixed-use project on the border of…

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Manchester and London are targeted for new high rises and tall redevelopments.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2020

Tower Trio With 1,500 Homes Envisioned in Manchester Developer Renaker envisions a trio of towers up to 50 stories tall that could deliver more than 1,500 homes to the Greater Manchester area, North West Place reported in October 2019. In the city of Salford in the Greengate area around Collier Street, the scheme would roll…

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Acquisition and tall plans for London and Greater Manchester announced.

By Elevator World | December 1, 2019

Vantage to Acquire TVC From Dewhurst UK Vantage Elevator Solutions, a designer, manufacturer and distributor of elevator components and systems and a portfolio company of Golden Gate Capital of San Francisco, announced in September an agreement to acquire Flint-headquartered Thames Valley Controls (TVC) from Dewhurst UK plc. Established in 1971, TVC supplies elevator control and…

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Ireland’s tallest planned; updates on tall buildings for Birmingham and London.

By Elevator World | September 1, 2019

Planned Hotel Would Be Ireland’s Tallest Building Custom House Quay, a 34-story hotel planned as part of the redevelopment of the Cork City Custom House, would be the tallest building in Ireland, The Journal reported in July. NYC- based Tower Holdings Group — which has Irish owners — announced the plan for the site at…

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Tall-building completion and other important skyline-changing updates

By Elevator World | July 1, 2019

Twentytwo Office Tower Tops Out PLP Architecture’s Twentytwo, the latest high rise in the city, became the district’s tallest building when it recently topped out, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat reported on May 16. Located at 22 Bishopsgate, the 62-story office tower being codeveloped by French investment manager AXA IM-Real Assets and…

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London, Birmingham see tall construction and more.

By Elevator World | June 1, 2019

“World’s Tallest” Vertical Lift Bridge for London The Architects’ Journal reported on details of a proposal to construct the world’s tallest vertical lift bridge in southeast London. It mentions Transport for London documents seen by New Civil Engineer that show plans for a 90-m-tall, 180-m-span vertical lift bridge to connect Rotherhithe and Canary Wharf. These…

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Big contracts and plans announced for locales around the country.

By Elevator World | April 1, 2019

Otis UK Wins Maintenance for 340 Units at Gatwick Airport Gatwick in West Sussex has appointed Otis UK the service provider for 340 elevators, escalators and moving walks in the U.K.’s second-largest airport. The five-year contract “marks a significant expansion of the company’s footprint in the U.K. major infrastructure market,” Otis UK said. It will…

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Possible impacts of Brexit, personnel changes for thyssenkrupp and SVM Associates

By Elevator World | March 1, 2019

Brexit May Pose Difficulties for Manufacturers Many types of products may only be marketed within the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are provided with a CE mark, but with the deadline approaching for the U.K.’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU) — commonly referred to as “Brexit” — questions have arisen about what the…

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Unorthodox architecture faces opposition, and new housing is coming online.

By Elevator World | February 1, 2019

The Tulip Cultural Attraction Proposed in London Faces Hurdles The owner of 30 St Mary Axe (also known as the Gherkin) (ELEVATOR WORLD, February 2016) in downtown London is working with architect Foster + Partners on plans to build a cultural attraction shaped like a tulip next door, the Architect’s Journal reported, but the plan…

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Otis, noteworthy architects involved in Manchester, London projects.

By Elevator World | January 1, 2019

Otis Installing 53 Units in Manchester Airport Otis UK announced in November that it began installing lifts, escalators and moving walks into the new Manchester Airport Terminal 2 extension. The facility is undergoing a GBP1-billion (US$1.3-billion) investment program to better its passenger experience and infrastructure capacity. Passengers will use 38 Gen2® Stream lifts that carry…

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