KPF’s designs for London's tallest resi tower ‘a concern’, says mayor


London mayor Sadiq Khan has raised concerns over the height of a new KPF skyscraper scheme in Ealing, which he says is likely to become the tallest residential building in London

The major development on Portal Way, North Acton,...

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Waterloo tower gets green light


Work on AHMM’s Elizabeth House scheme to start next year

AHMM’s plan to redevelop Elizabeth House next door to Waterloo station has been given the green light.

Lambeth council’s planning applications last night...

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Beijing’s 528m Citic Tower opens to the public


Kohn Pedersen Fox’s Citic tower, Beijing’s tallest building, has opened to the public.

The 528m-high tower, which is located in the city’s 30ha central business district, will be the headquarters of state-owned financier Citic...

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Virtual reality key to study of high-rise building sway


A projected 3D virtual reality system will enhance the realism of a new hydraulically-powered simulator to be used by researchers to study the human effects of sway in high rise buildings.

The “Cave-type” VR system will project...

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Plan for Salford’s tallest skyscraper


Plans have been revealed to build a 55-storey residential tower in Salford.

Hong Kong-based developer One Heritage Property Developments aims to start construction next year, subject to planning.

Designed by OMI Architects, the...

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London developer commits to zero carbon buildings by 2030


Property developer Great Portland Estates has committed to constructing net zero carbon buildings by 2030.

The firm has also signed up to a ground-breaking Climate Change Commitment launched by members of the Better Buildings...

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Byrne back to profit after London tower orders


Byrne Group bounced back into the black this year following major London tower wins. In a year of recovery, the group notched up profit of nearly £6m to June 2019 after an £8m loss last year.

Revenue for the year also recovered rising...

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PLP reworks Stratford co-living tower plans into hotel proposal


PLP Architecture has reworked its plans for a co-living tower for developer The Collective in Stratford, east London, submitting new designs for a hotel on the site instead

The practice had originally sought consent for a part 10, part...

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Danish star 3XN lands major Broadgate tower project


Danish big-hitter 3XN has won a top-secret design competition to replace two 1980s buildings by Peter Foggo within the City of London’s Broadgate office campus

The Copenhagen-headquartered firm, whose last major involvement in a UK...

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City of London tightens rules on skyscrapers over wind tunnel fears


Tougher building rules for skyscrapers have been drawn up by the City of London because of concerns that a high-rise, urban microclimate will generate winds capable of knocking over cyclists and pedestrians.

Developers will have to...

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B&K checks in with Manchester “Jenga” hotel


Local developer Capital & Centric has picked Bowmer & Kirkland to build a striking 275-bed hotel near Piccadilly Station in Manchester. It is understood to have beaten Bardsley and Willmott Dixon to take the project, which boasts a...

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Eric Parry’s City skyscraper in question as investor pulls out


Asian developer Perennial Real Estate Holdings has dealt a blow to Eric Parry Architects’ approved plans to build the tallest tower in the City of London

The Singapore firm decided not to use an option it had to invest in the...

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Plans submitted for Birmingham’s tallest tower


Glancy Nicholls Architects has submitted plans for Birmingham’s tallest tower, a ‘super slim’ profile, 61-storey luxury residential building.

At 193m high the new tower would overtake Birmingham's BT Tower, which has stood as the...

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BIM to be mandatory on resi projects of six or more storeys


The government is looking to mandate the use of BIM on high-rise residential projects over 18m (six storeys or more) as part of a raft of tighter measures to improve safety in higher risk residential buildings.

The Ministry of Housing,...

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Canary Wharf 75-storey resi tower tops out


First residents to move in to Landmark Pinnacle next year One of the UK’s tallest residential towers has been topped out – but it will be another year before the first residents move into the 75-storey block in London’s Canary Wharf.


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