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16-09-2014 > Sheffield Sees First Tower Proposals In Years

New Era Square, SheffieldPlans have emerged for what is the first tower to be proposed in the city of Sheffield since the 2008 recession hit.

12-09-2014 > Another Tower For Blackfriars Road

128-150 Blackfriars RoadBlackfriars Road is quite the tower hotspot right now with developer, Barratt Homes, becoming just the latest to have plans to build a tall building off it.

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12-09-2014 > Camden Council Turns Down Swiss Cottage Tower

110 Avenue Road, LondonPlans for a new tower at Swiss Cottage in west London have been rejected by the local council despite recommendations from planning officers they give the green light.

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12-09-2014 > Manchester Cornbrook Plans Surface

Cornbrook Masterplan, Manchester20 years ago Manchester's Castlefield, a canal-side brownfield area, was to put it politely something resembling a bomb site. These days with the Hilton in the background it's one of Manchester's most appealing areas. Now a similar regeneration project is planned for another part of the city, Cornbrook, that crosses the area between central Manchester and Trafford.

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04-09-2014 > Barlett Plans Win Green Light

Barlett School of ArchitectureHawkins\Brown has had their proposals for the new Bartlett School of Architecture approved by the London borough of Camden.

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03-09-2014 > New Scotland Yard To Go Under The Hammer

New Scotland Yard, LondonHaving been repurchased by the Metropolitan Police Force from Land Securities in 2008, the decision has finally come to put the office block with the rotating sign up for sale for 250 million.

The sale was justified by Land Securities as an attempt to get the full shareholder value out of the property for the next few years during a climate where property values in London fell. Ironically, the building is now on sale for vastly more than the sum the Met paid, although the precise profit has yet to be published.

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02-09-2014 > Catching Up With Fielden House

Fielden St Thomas, LondonAs an extension to the London Bridge Quarter, which includes the Shard, Sellar Design plans to push on with another tower, this time at Fielden House.

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28-08-2014 > Stratford Centre Up For Redevelopment

Stratford Centre, LondonThe Westfield mall in Stratford may get all the plaudits, but just on the other side of Stratford Station concourse is another rather older shopping centre with a defunct office building on the top of it called Morgan House. This is new set for a makeover that will also see two new towers constructed as part of the continuing plan to regenerate the centre of Stratford and make it one of the leading districts of 21st century London.

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03-09-2014 > Northampton Lifts Tower To Open To Abseilers

No ImageOne recurring request in the Skyscrapernews email bag is if we can tell a charity worker how can they can abseil down a building. Soon they won't have to ask, the National Lift Tower is opening up to allow a certain number of charity abseils a year.

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02-09-2014 > Manc Developers Aim To Score At Jacksons Row

Jackson Row, ManchesterWe all live in a Robbie Fowler house, as the chant goes, but some footballers have bigger ambitions when it comes to property than being mere buy-to-let landlords so soon we may all sleep at Ryan Giggs hotel.

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29-08-2014 > New Tower Plans At Arena Central Site

Arena Central, BirminghamReaders with long enough memories may remember plans by Dandara to build a skyscraper in Birmingham. Those with even longer memories may remember Arena Central on the same site, what was to be Britain's tallest skyscraper fifteen years ago.

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20-08-2014 > Dark Future For 130 Fenchurch Street

130 Fenchurch Street, LondonThese days 130 Fenchurch Street is a tired sixties office block gradually being towered over by an increasing number of high-tech developments but it was one of the first modern office towers ever built in the City of London.

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