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Ash Sakula hired to consult over ‘rushed’ Peckham Rye revamp The partners behind plans to redevelop a run-down chunk of central Peckham, in south-east London, have hired Ash Sakula for a new round of consultation after a public outcry over earlier work by Weston Williamson. Southwark council, Network Rail, the Greater London Authority, and Southern

World Cup stadium competition relaunched by Qatar international architectural stadium, amid corruption claims

of the area. second international architectural to some of the station’s railway arches. Architects submitted bids to window for a £5 million contribution – until City Hall

Shell Centre opponents threaten legal challenge

stadium last month, BD’s sister

ditched an earlier architectural competition for the stadium in the process. Foster & Partners produced stadium (pictured) as part of

He ruled that the development, across the river from the Palace of Westminster,

The news comes amid renewed calls for Fifa to re-run its

a judicial review. bid. Last week Michel Platini, Uefa president, said Fifa must hold

Pickles approves Squires’ £1.2bn Shell Centre

proven.

Architects involved include Stanton Williams and KPF bid, told French newspaper thinks the Gulf nation “was the football”. Station”.

corruption are proved, there will need to be a new vote and sanctions.”


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Consultant says build homes above hospitals

Profits slip at Jestico & Whiles

Building above NHS buildings in London could deliver 77,000 homes,

77,000 news homes in London,

WSP recommends an overbuild

Call for entries to Carbuncle Cup

British Pavilion opens at Venice


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Rogers defends 'problem' Lloyd's building ‘They’ve told us they’re not leaving,’ architect says Richard Rogers has defended the design of the Lloyd’s building after weekend newspaper reports suggested the insurance giant was fed up with it and looking to move into Make’s new Leadenhall Triangle scheme. The Sunday Times reported that Lloyd’s wants to move out because the company is worried about the cost of the upkeep of the building which was built in 1986. It quoted former Lloyd’s chief executive Richard Ward who said last year: “There is a fundamental problem with this building. Everything is exposed to the elements and that makes it very costly.” Now Rogers has hit back and said Lloyd’s “has informed us that they have neither intention of leaving nor are they unhappy with the way the building performs”. And he added: “The building was designed to have its services on the exterior; meant that the inevitable upgrades to services, including air conditioning and IT, which are always needed during a building’s lifespan, could be achieved without disturbing the functioning of Lloyd’s. “Having already moved three times in the previous 50 years, the original brief them into the next century; this too has been achieved. The building has proved the best rents in the City and proved to be a fantastic commercial success.” The Sunday Times said Lloyd’s has break clauses on the Rogers building at 2021 and 2026. It was given grade I status three years ago, the youngest structure ever to be awarded the mark. A Lloyd’s spokeswoman said reports that it was on the move were “speculation” but declined to comment further. Make’s 85,000sq m complex at 40 Leadenhall Street will step up from seven to 34 storeys and has been dubbed ‘Gotham City’. It was given planning earlier this

Urbed, Barton Willmore and PRP shortlisted for Wolfson Prize Five entrants in running for £250,000 garden city prize. Urbed, Barton Willmore and PRP have been shortlisted for the £250,000 Wolfson Economics Prize for their garden city proposals. The three are joined on the shortlist by London-based masterplanner Wei Yang & Partners and Chris Blundell, the director of regeneration at Golding Homes. Their entries were picked from 279 proposals demonstrating how to turn the 19th-century garden city concept into a 21st-century reality by a panel of judges led by property developer Trevor Osborne. judging.

Viñoly's Marble Arch tower gets OK Designs by Rafael Viñoly for the redevelopment of Marble Arch tower in London’s West End have been given planning. The developer of the scheme on the corner of Oxford Street and Edgware Road is Almacantar which is also behind the revamp of Richard Seifert’s Centre Point tower at the other end of Oxford Street which will be carried out by Rick Mather Architects and Conran & Partners. Planners at Westminster last night gave the green light to the work despite objections from the Royal Parks Agency which is against putting up a high-rise tower at Marble Arch and the Marylebone Association which called the design “uninspiring”. Viñoly’s plans cover 38,000sq m which includes 11,400sq m of m of retail. Work includes demolishing an existing 24-storey tower and replacing it with two buildings of 17 storeys and seven storeys. The scheme has an estimated construction cost of £520 million. The larger tower will include the apartments and shops on building will be devoted to commercial space and more shops

Almacantar bought the 82m tall tower back in 2011 for £80 million. Work on the site is expected to start in 2015 and be completed three years later. At the same meeting, the developer was also given the OK for a housing and retail scheme by Farrells. The job at Edgware Road includes 76 homes.


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Rate of construction recovery slows Residential remains strongest sector. The momentum of recovery in the construction sector is at its slowest rate since October last year, according to the latest Markit/CIPS report. The monthly survey of purchasing managers recorded a value of 60.0 in May – down from 60.8 the previous month and from the six-year high of 64.6 set in January. 50.0 no-change level. House building remains the star performer in the industry although the survey said the pace of activity eased to a three-month low while the rise in commercial building activity was the weakest in the sector for seven months. But despite the blip, Tim Moore, senior economist at Markit, said: “The UK construction sector is enjoying its strongest overall phase of expansion since the summer of 2007. “The latest survey highlights that the construction sector is now experiencing its longest period of job creation for six years. Strengthening demand for construction which in turn contributed to a survey-record rise in sub-contractor charges in May.” below its pre-recession peak but said lengthening delivery times for raw materials was a further sign of the recovery.

Hodder stands firm over RIBA Israel vote ‘Motion was passed and that’s the end of it,’ president Hodder has said this month’s overturn the motion passed earlier this year which called for Israel to be suspended from the International The next meeting will be expected to have been formally made. Hodder has put the topic on the meeting’s agenda but said this had only been done because “people will want to talk about it and we’re to come in”.

Gensler's Selfridges work edges closer Selfridges store on London’s Oxford Street have moved a step closer after it was reported contractors have been appointed to the scheme. BD’s sister title Building said that Olympic Stadium builder Sir Robert

can’t be overturned. There was a motion, it was passed, it’s been actioned. To me, that’s the end of the matter. The motion was triggered after former presidents Brady wrote a private letter

of work worth £75 million. Gensler plans to create more retail space at Selfridges by knocking together later extension built behind it. the store, which attracts 20 million visitors a year, reported to be targeting area.

in February criticising it for its failure to condemn the building of “illegal” settlements. They received no reply so Brady decided to table the motion calling for on the grounds that it ignored a resolution passed by it in illegally appropriated” land.

investment for a single project by a department store anywhere in the world”.


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SIG launches revolutionary

SIG Rail & Infrastructure offering EUROPE’S lEADING SUPPlIER Of SPECIAlIST CONSTRUCTION mATERIAlS, SIG PlC, hAS lAUNChED A NEw OffERING fOCUSING ON ThE RAIl AND CIvIl ENGINEERING mARkETS.

SIG Rail & Infrastructure, which was officially launched at the Civil Infrastructure & Technology Exhibition (CITE) last week, pools the knowledge and expertise from three of SIG’s businesses (vJ Technology, kem Edwards and SIG Construction Accessories) with the Rail & Infrastructure Alliance; a group of 45 of SIG’s key manufacturers and suppliers. working with SIG Rail & Infrastructure, civil engineering contractors are able to access the combined services of these businesses – with SIG acting as a conduit between contractors and all of their suppliers on a project. As well as opening up a wider pool of expertise to civil engineering contractors, the SIG Rail & Infrastructure service means all procedures – invoicing, logistics, ordering, and management – are overseen by a single point of contact at SIG. mark fyfe, Uk Infrastructure manager at SIG plc, heads up the SIG Rail & Infrastructure service and acts as the main contact for customers. mark is responsible for identifying where the alliance’s collaborative knowledge can be best applied to an individual project

and how to maximise efficiency in managing the supply chain throughout the project on behalf of customers. mark said: “I’m very excited to see the Rail & Infrastructure service come to fruition after many months of planning, and we are thrilled with the reception is has received following the launch. “The concept cut its teeth on the Crossrail project,” mark explained, “where a similar alliance-led approach helped deliver multi-million pounds worth of products to the project. It was considered such a massive success that we decided to roll it out on a larger scale to ensure we could provide similar efficiencies to customers across the civil engineering sector.” The launch at CITE was met with enthusiasm from industry professionals and press alike. Over 60 suppliers and manufacturers attended the first Rail & Infrastructure meeting, held in April, demonstrating a real appetite for the alliance offering.


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Casella’sBOUNDARYGuardianstrengthens Mabey Hire Instrumentation’s offering to the construction industry Casella’s boundary guardian is now available for hire to the uk construction industry via an exclusive partnership with mabey hire’s instrumentation division. This innovative web-based remote system is the first simultaneous multi-parameter dust, noise, wind speed and direction monitor from a single manufacturer in the uk. Designed for a wide range of applications, the boundary guardian ensures compliance with regulatory limits, including section 61 restrictions and ppg24 compliance, on construction or demolition sites. The boundary guardian compliments mabey hire instrumentation’s expanding range of equipment that provides remote, web-based structural conditional monitoring for the construction industry in both permanent and temporary conditions. Real time data from the boundary guardian can be accessed through any web browser at any time. Reports can also be produced to ensure regulatory compliance over a broader period. The system features a local alarm function that also emails site managers if safe dust or noise limits are exceeded.

Furthermore, the boundary guardian utilises proven measurement with accuracy and sensitivity. It can report on noise parameters laeq, lamx, la10 and la90, particulate levels pm10, pm2.5 Or tsp to a sensitivity of 1ug/m3 and wind speed and direction accuracy of +/-2%. It only requires fixing points and a power supply for installation, requires minimum maintenance and features a unique filter that allows for on-site calibration of dust “The boundary guardian is a great tool for the construction industry including demolitions, waste transfer and roadside monitoring. It gives site and works managers total peace of mind that they will be informed of issues so they can take action and avoid costly disruption and later problems.” Said chris carter, commercial director of mabey hire. The boundary guardian is available to hire from your local mabey hire depot. www.casellasolutions.com


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SPEEDy CElEbRATED ITS lEADINg SUPPlIERS AND PRAISED ThEIR ONgOINg SUPPORT AND COmmITmENT AT ThE SPEEDy SUPPlIER AwARDS 2014. Ten awards were presented at the glittering awards ceremony at the International Centre in Telford on Tuesday 25th March, which formed part of the annual Speedy Integrated Services Show. Now in its third year, the two-day event was attended by more than 1,000 Speedy delegates and 145 major manufacturing and supply companies from the construction and associated industries. The winners were decided through a combination of delegate votes and a judging panel of Speedy senior directors and sector specialists.

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Mark Rogerson MBE, Chief Services, said: “Working with the best suppliers allows us to supply our customers with the most innovative products unrivalled integrated service. “These awards are our way of saying thank you, as well as giving our suppliers the chance to shout about their most cutting edge products, environmental achievements and how they are leading the way in health and safety.

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ARE bESPOkE bI-fOlD DOORS OR SlIDINg PATIO DOORS ThE bETTER ChOICE fOR my CUSTOmERS? Your customers want to open your home to the garden with a piece of bespoke glazing that’s stylish yet

The choice between sliding patio doors or high quality bi-fold doors depends upon what kind of access your customers want, says Reynaers at home head hugh moss. “A simple but key consideration is garden access. bi-folds can be installed with double doors or a single traffic door, allowing people to nip quickly in and out of the garden.” Reynaers at home offer both bi-fold and sliding patio doors up to three metres in height and its ultra slim-framed hi-finity door can even stretch to 3.5m. Reynaers at home is a premium brand dedicated to offering the very best architectural glazing products and service to the discerning householder. for more information see the website www.reynaersathome.co.uk, email homeuk@reynaers.com or call 0121 421 9707.

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hugh moss says: “As bi-folds are made from several glazed door leaves, a certain amount of their aluminium frame will be on show. Sliding patio doors, such as our CP130 model, can support vast panes of glass and wide unobstructed views. We can even offer a corner solution whereby two sliding doors set at right angles meet in the corner without a fixed post, so when the doors are open the ceiling over the corner appears to float.” Adaptability is a key advantage of sliding doors, but bi-fold openings offer the luxury of being able to fold back the whole wall. bi-folds concertina to reveal an aperture of around 90% of the space in which they sit. The leaves fold back against a single wall or split and stack on both sides, helping to create a seamless transition between home and garden.


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contemporary style is the pellet insert stove, which is designed to fit into an existing fireplace or be built into a wall. If you like a real flame in the living room then there is a wide range of Klover in-house pellet boiler stoves that will heat anything from a two to a six bedroom house. They have an internal hopper to hold the pellets and are fully automated. To learn more about clean, economical and environmentally friendly heating by wood pellets go to http://www.firepowerheating.co.uk/klover-products

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Make’s new Tower Hamlets scheme submitted for planning


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Make’s proposal for a residential-led tower at Meridian Gate on the Isle of Dogs was submitted for planning last week. The scheme, prepared for Meridian Property Holdings Limited and LBS Properties, will provide a high quality, residential-led, mixed-use development consisting of approximately 400 one, two and three-bed apartments, and will include onsite will be dedicated to the provision of publically accessible gardens and a children’s playground. The site is located beside West India Docks and is one of several sites that form the Marsh Wall East masterplan study area. The proposals for Meridian Gate aim to provide better permeability, more open space and better access to the waterfront – these are some of the key aspirations of the wider plans for the redevelopment of Marsh Wall East. In accordance with Tower Hamlets’ policy and the Mayor of as suitable for a tall building and, at 53 storeys, the proposal establishes an intermediate scale between the taller Canary Wharf cluster to the north and other tall buildings to the south. Frank Filskow, Make partner and the lead project architect said: “We are excited to be working on a scheme that we hope will bring new life to this up and coming area. We have worked hard on the slenderness of the tower to maximise the amount of open space that is being provided, and dedicating both the existing community and the new residents of this highly sustainable mixed-use tower. balconies, winter gardens and terraces, providing private external space and excellent views of the capital. The building’s simple ‘pencil’-shaped form silhouette on the skyline. The simple, but striking, form is articulated with a tapestry of external embellishes the building with a texture inspired by the historic dockland location and generated using


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Photo Info: Refurbished floors at the Fashion and Textile Museum

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slab was then treated to a three stage diamond of a seal coat. The museum had a small window of opportunity in its programme and the work was completed within one working week. This was no small achievement and was made possible planning and professionalism of all parties.

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Latest innovation award for green roofing

Bio-based Material of the Year 2014 ZINCO hAS bEEN AwARDED ThIRD PlACE IN ThE INNOvATION COmPETITION “bIO- bASED mATERIAl Of ThE YEAR 2014“ fOR “NATURElINE“, ITS gREEN ROOf SYSTEm bASED ON RENEwAblE RAw mATERIAlS, UNIqUE wORlDwIDE. Admittedly, third place doesn’t initially sound very exciting. however, the significance of this award becomes clear when you consider that it is awarded from the most important platform in the world for bio-based materials. And, the award is not only for the recipient, ZinCo, that has always stood for innovation and sustainability, but for green roofing in general. This is because the 180-plus participants from around the world who came together at the 7th International Conference on biobased materials in April in Cologne were very impressed with this topic and its potential. The participants at the conference in Cologne, who also adjudicated the award and who certainly count as the “who’s who” in the world of bioplastics technology, can be considered to be a multiplication factor and will provide a really strong boost to the introduction of bioplastics into green roofing. As a result, the aim of manufacturing the functional layers required for green roofing on a fully environmental basis has become a reality. by the way, first place in the Innovation award for the "bio-based material of the Year" was awarded to the company

q-milk for a textile fibre based on casein, and second place was awarded to the company fischerwerke for a bio-based injection mortar that can withstand considerable force. green roofing for the 21st Century The protection mat, filter mat and drainage element that are part of the “naturline” green roof system will in future be based on bioplastics. The basic materials are grown in line with strict statutory requirements that take both social and environmental standards and the protection of the environment into consideration. All the bioplastics we use meet the strictest quality requirements demanded for their use in a green roofing system – without any loss. Therefore, we are successfully saving fossil resources, reducing the greenhouse effect and protecting the climate thanks to the use of bioplastics.


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roof systems, trims and associated roofing components. From its head office distribution centre in Derby, Permaroof (UK) Ltd has earned an enviable reputation for the supply of Firestone Rubbercover. Reliability of service and a bespoke training facility has led to a month by month increase of its stockist network. As authorised importer and distributor, Permaroof's mission is to make Rubbercover widely available across the UK. Permaroof (UK) Ltd was founded in 2000. It was at this time that Firestone Building Products was looking at entering the residential market with its superior flat roof system. Back then, it was difficult to persuade the public to try something new to solve the age old problem of leaking flat roofs. Now Permaroof UK is one of the UK's largest suppliers to the UK residential market.

A cold applied system, requiring no heat, no flames, and no trouble obviously a unique selling point to tradesmen - it is easy to install, making it attractive to both trade and DIY.

Training centre Permaroof has its own national Rubbercover training centre and holds one day introductory training courses twice a week, giving full hands on experience of installing the range of products. Attendees go away with a full understanding of the products and system, as well as a numbered certificate, presenter, brochures, samples, tools, and sample roof. Partly subsidised by Permaroof as proof of its commitment to the growing popularity of the product, this facility is available to all Permaroof customers and stockist network customers.

Permaroof Trim速 To complement the Firestone Rubbercover system, Permaroof also offers its patented uPVC trim system, providing a perfect finish for a roof.

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The unique gutter edge design eliminates the need for any fixings to penetrate the membrane, the only system on the market to offer this. Eighteen months in its design, the finished article is now distributed through Permaroof's national network of stockists, and is soon to be launched into Europe.

Dedicated support team Each member of the fourteen strong Permaroof support team is fully trained on the full product range and responsible for a particular area of the business, serving and supporting the stockist network. Internal and external sales teams, customer liaison staff, warehouse staff, accounts department, and an in house technical department make up the winning team. Opportunities Permaroof is inviting interested stockist outlets to join its ever growing network. An excellent package is on offer, including point of sale material, display boards, sample roofs, open days, and full training for staff members.

Green Roof Systems Permaroof also offers a green roof system, with a full specification service for customers. Deliveries can be made directly to site, thus eliminating the need for stock holding. The green roof system comes as bespoke, or as an established modular system, giving end users a completed green roof system almost straight away.

The Product Firestone Rubbercover is a single sheet of EPDM rubber, available in sizes up to 15m wide by 61m long, meaning most residential applications come in one piece with no joints. It's totally UV stable with an expected lifespan in excess of fifty years, as already proven by the Trade Association of the German Rubber Industry, Frankfurt, and SKZ - TeConA GmbH, Wurburg.

As from June 1st 2010, Permaroof is launching its Green Roof awareness days for customers, giving them an insight into what green roofs are, how they work, and guidance on installations.

Existing stockists are seeing sales grow monthly. The popularity of the product continues to soar as the public greets this product with open arms: a solution to flat roofs that's been a long time coming! Permaroof would be particularly pleased to hear from Scottish branches. Managing director, Adrian Buttress, says: "For the last ten years we have been involved with this product and enjoyed watching the sales literally grow every month. As yet, we have done very little in the Scottish areas, and are keen to meet with key interested companies. There are several options for them to get involved, with a market ready to be discovered." Permaroof is urging merchants to act as soon as possible, as once the stockist network has been created, the company will be working on national advertising to help and support them. Further Information Further information is available by email, by visiting the company website, or by calling the number below. The friendly sales team are always happy to discuss requirements. For those already involved with EPDM, Permaroof is offering some fantastic deals as a result of its bulk buying power directly from the manufacturer.


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Richard George Rogers brings his “urban renaissance” to Deptford RISE development Globally REnownED aRchItEct, RIchaRD GEoRGE RoGERS (baRon RoGERS of RIvERSIDE), bRInGS hIS vISIon of “uRban REnaISSancE” to thE EmERGInG GREatER lonDon hotSpot of DEptfoRD. Deptford, SE8 is fast overtaking the popularity of its neighbouring Greenwich, SE10, to become the lifestyle and cultural Mecca of south east London. The British architect is noted for his work on the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd’s building and Millennium Dome in London, the Senedd in Human Rights building in Strasbourg. He is winner of the RIBA Gold Medal,

Stirling Prize, the Minerva Medal and the Pritzker Prize. £1 billion plus regeneration schemes for “the new Shoreditch” The RISE residential development from Rogers Stirk Harbour and Partners (RSHP) is just one of many regeneration projects totalling over £1 billion in Deptford. Designed

station, the RISE development is in an excellent location for the professionals who are moving into the area. A £1 billion riverside regeneration scheme, swish new accommodation projects

to turn Deptford into “the new Shoreditch.” The New Capital Quay is a mixture of studios, one-and-two development will feature an art bedroom apartments, executive suites gallery, museum, crèche, design and penthouse suites. The building studios, bars and restaurants; and will follow a high spec, with modern even Deptford train station and its communal areas, state-of-the-art kitchens, contemporary bathrooms from a £42 million mixed used and high tech security systems. development with apartments, town houses, workshops and retail Located in the heart of Deptford, with outlets. a one minute walk to the overground


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Multi-million pound dockside warehouse in-line for top

eco-friendly award A NEw £3.7 MIllION ExPANSION Of A DOCkSIDE wAREhOUSE fACIlITy CREATED fOR ThE PORT Of SOUThAMPTON lOOkS SET TO AChIEvE ThE hIghEST ENvIRONMENTAlly-fRIENDly RATINg ThANkS TO ITS gREEN CREDENTIAlS – whICh INClUDE MORE ThAN 3,000 SOlAR PANElS INSTAllED ON ThE ROOf.


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Galliard Homes are set to transform the building back into a prestigious residential

The larger apartments will have spacious drawing room, 8-10 seater formal dining area, kitchen/ breakfast area and study/library. Some of the drawing rooms will incorporate the building’s deep bay windows creating distinctive living spaces rich in character. The master bedroom suites will have on one level and bedroom suites on the other. Features will include dramatic double height drawing rooms, 8-10 seater dining rooms and spacious bedroom suites.

The entrance foyer will be designed to have the concierge and feature lighting. The foyer will give access to the inner hall which provides staircase development will have two spacious rooftop which will provide views over Westminster and Whitehall.


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Birmingham Arena

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Occupying a prominent position at the heart of Birmingham’s city centre Enterprise Zone, the 9.2 acre Arena Central site fronts Broad Street and lies adjacent to Centenary Square and the Library of Birmingham. With outline planning consent already secured for 2.3 million sq ft of mixed use development, Arena Central represents a highly deliverable, highly desirable location for work, leisure and retail.

The building’s curved façade, which features a contemporary chequerboard motif, has been desite, forming an extension to Broad Street, with providing views over Centenary Square and back over the scheme. for the 9.2 acre mixed-use site, which is being delivered by Arena Central Developments Ltd (ACDL).


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CANARY WHARF

STATION CANARy WhARf WIll bE ONE Of ThE lARgEST CROSSRAIl STATIONS. lIkE ThE NEARby CANARy WhARf TUbE STATION, ThE NEW CROSSRAIl STATION WIll bE bUIlT IN DOCk WATER AREA, IN ThIS CASE ThE NORTh DOCk Of WEST INDIA QUAy. ThE STATION AND PROPOSED RETAIl AND PARk AREAS WIll bE SIx STOREyS hIgh; APPROxImATEly ThE SIzE Of ONE CANADA SQUARE lAID ON ITS SIDE.

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DESIGN The station design incorporates two parts - a huge 256 metre long station box sitting directly below a proposed oversite development. The oversite development includes plans for 100,000 square feet of retail space and a roof-top park and community facility, semi-covered by an elegant timber lattice roof. The proposed roof will be made of translucent materials, letting the local community see, and encouraging them to visit, the new green space, shops, restaurants and facilities within. The combined station and oversite development has Canary Wharf’s past as the centre for global maritime commerce and its future, better integrated with the local community and the rest of London.

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Jockey Club

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SPARK Architects delivers planning consent for The Department

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