Plans for tower on Marsh Wall, Docklands.

Marsh Wall in the Docklands has recently seen a influx of applications and permissions for residential towers over the few last years. For example, Arrowhead Quay residential permission for 50 storeys, South Quay Plaza residential and office permission for 68 storeys, 54 Marsh Wall residential application for 39 storeys, 30 Marsh Wall residential and office application for 52 storeys and Meridian Gate residential application for 53 storeys. […]

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Picture Quiz 11

After the truly exceptional response* to our last picture quiz “separated at birth?”, here’s Separated at Birth 2: *Zero

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Barratt lodges plans for residential tower in Battersea

A planning application has been lodged to Wandsworth council by Barratt Homes for a new residential tower. The plans involve the demolition of the existing building on the site and the construction of a new 28 storey building. 135 residential units aimed to be provided, all for market sale. Additionally 604 sq m on the […]

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Plans for Taylor Wimpey Scheme in Wandsworth

Taylor Wimpey had lodged a planning application to Wandsworth Council for a new residential scheme in Wandsworth Town. The proposal located south of Osiers Road, SW18, close to Putney Bridge Road will see the erection of three new 10 storey buildings providing 85 residential units. 69 of these will be for market sale and 16 […]

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Construction ramps up in pace at Greenwich Peninsula

I’ve wrote previously on this blog at the impressive rate of building at the Greenwich Peninsula site, now that the whole of it is in single ownership, and that ownership is Knight Dragon, a hugely well-funded overseas developer with deep pockets (here and here). Here’s a photo I took from the cable car a few […]

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Galliard submits plans for Millharbour towers

Plans have been lodged by Galliard Homes to Tower Hamlets council for the redevelopment of two adjoining sites along Millharbour and South Quay Square in the Docklands. The proposals will see the site cleared to make way for four new buildings ranging from 10-38 storeys and 12-44 storeys that will provide a residential led scheme. […]

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All government talk on new housing is really just spin

With the Autumn statement tomorrow and the General Election now less than 6 months away expect lots of announcements from the government and back slapping to seem that they are ‘doing things’ to alleviate the housing crisis. It’s already started in fact with yesterday’s announcement of a new garden city to be built in Bicester […]

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Greenwich Peninsula – Parklife

I was site visiting last week over in Greenwich, where the speed of change now that Knight Dragon are involved really is quite staggering. The Peninsula really is an opportunity of a generation, where else would you find permission for 10,000 residential units in zone 2 with 1.6 miles of river frontage? A truly blank […]

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If we can’t build out, we must build up

Young professional? Priced out of central London? Want to either buy or rent in an upcoming area in zone 2? How about a 2 stop and 8 minute commute on the train into Blackfriars station? You could be at your desk in the City less than half an hour after waking up. Well you can’t. […]

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As the supermarket ‘space race’ ends could the residential sector benefit?

I was at Mipim UK a few weeks ago and a lot of the debate and seminars were focused on how to get London and the UK building more. We’re all agreed we haven’t been building enough houses, but what it seems we’re not agreed on is how we’ll do it. Personally I don’t think […]

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