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“Slender, Gritty, Robust” Tower For Southwest London

“Slender, Gritty, Robust” Tower For Southwest London

By Elevator World | September 2, 2021

A super-thin, 20-story residential tower known as Pencil is planned on Garrett Street along the River Thames in Wandsworth, Southwest London, Architects’ Journal reports. The 13-m-wide block on which Pencil is set to rise currently houses a car park and is next to a 1930s structure that once housed a paint factory but was converted into workshops…

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55-Story Residential Tower Plans in London’s Canary Wharf

55-Story Residential Tower Plans in London’s Canary Wharf

By Elevator World | August 25, 2021

As part of a push to make the Canary Wharf megadevelopment on London’s Isle of Dogs more residential, Canary Wharf Group unveiled plans for a 55-story tower with more than 600 homes, Housing Today reports. Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Park Place would rise on a vacant lot on the development’s western edge and include 624…

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Escalator Replacement Underway at London Tube Station

Escalator Replacement Underway at London Tube Station

By Elevator World | August 20, 2021

Underneath South Kensington tube station in London, a project is underway to replace all five of the station’s escalators at the same time, according to IanVisits. To do that, Piccadilly line trains have stopped calling at South Kensington station and won’t call there again until next spring. Two escalators lead from the ticket hall to a…

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Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

Plans for “Biophilic” London Tower Submitted

By Elevator World | August 16, 2021

Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) has submitted plans for a 24-story office building in the City of London, which the architect said “tackled head-on” the challenge of meeting net zero, Building reported in August. The 116-m, 66,867-m2 building will contain a variety of office spaces above retail and community uses and will have four basement levels. Rather than…

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Council to Grant Planning Consent for Edge London Bridge Tower

Council to Grant Planning Consent for Edge London Bridge Tower

By Elevator World | August 4, 2021

The Southwark Council resolved to grant planning approval for the EDGE London Bridge tower, Pilbrow & Partners reported in July. Developed by Dutch-based EDGE and designed by Pilbrow & Partners, the building will be located at 60­-68 St. Thomas Street next to the London Bridge Station. It will be the most sustainable office tower in London, achieving…

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Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

Plans Submitted for Canary Wharf Skyscraper In London

By Elevator World | July 21, 2021

Architectural design firm Maccreanor Lavington revealed designs for a 56-story skyscraper in London’s Canary Wharf, Architects’ Journal reports. Renderings show a bronze-clad building sporting a crown with a thin spire that will light up at night, an element that was Maccreanor Lavington’s response to planning officers’ challenge to design something “distinctive” for the skyline. It will provide…

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Contractor Selected for Mixed-Use Tower on London Fringe

Contractor Selected for Mixed-Use Tower on London Fringe

By Elevator World | July 16, 2021

British Land hired longtime collaborator McLaren Construction as the general contractor for Phase 2 of Aldgate Place on London’s city fringe, with work set to start in the third quarter of this year, Construction Enquirer reports. On the drawing board are 136,000 ft2, housing 159 build-to-rent apartments, 19,000 ft2 of office space and 8,000 ft2 for retail and…

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Campaigners Pledge to Boycott Proposed Towers In London

By Elevator World | June 17, 2021

Developer Ariel Real Estate is proposing to partly demolish the Walnuts Shopping Centre on High Street in Orpington, London, and build in its place residential units to be spread across 19-story and 24-story buildings, along with 1,000 flats. The redevelopment would transform the town center, but a petition, already signed by 500 people, claims the…

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London’s Canary Wharf Becoming More Residential

London’s Canary Wharf Becoming More Residential

By Elevator World | June 15, 2021

As Canary Wharf visionary Sir George Iacobescu has stepped down and handed the reins to new boss Shobi Khan, it appears that the vision for the Isle of Dogs will be more residential than it has been in the past, Building reported on June 11. This London financial center has a reputation as a place people…

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World’s Tallest Modular Residential Building Complete

World’s Tallest Modular Residential Building Complete

By Elevator World | May 14, 2021

Ten Degrees, HTA Design’s modular tower at 100a George Street in Croydon, South London, is now the world’s tallest modular residential building, reaching a height of 135 m, Architects’ Journal reported on May 12. The£151-million (US$212-million) project has usurped two 40-story towers designed by ADDP Architects in Singapore as the world’s tallest modular development. The 41,819-m² project…

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