Category Archives: Vauxhall cluster of tall towers

Zaha Hadid Architects’ Patrick Schumacher’s vision for the future

This is the man heading the company that proposes to give Vauxhall a ‘new heart’, replacing the bus station with two massive glass towers. https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-observer1702/20180429/282308205717857 https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/jan/17/architect-patrik-schumacher-depicted-fascist-zaha-hadid Advertisements

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Dubai on Thames 2016 – 2018

St George Wharf Tower is more like a hotel … “There are not many families here,” the employee said. “You won’t find many children between the ages of five and 20. There are students in their 20s, many from Asia.” … Continue reading

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Anger over ghost towers in London

 “South of the river, 1,689 luxury homes are being built in the Battersea, Clapham and Wandsworth area on top of the dozens of towers already constructed in the Nine Elms development near Battersea power station.” https://www.theguardian.com/society/2018/feb/04/anger-over-glut-of-posh-ghost-towers-london?platform=hootsuite

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Housing crisis? Plenty of empty homes here in Vauxhall!

Short ES video showing that most new homes built at ‘Nine Elms on the Southbank’ are sold overseas and many are empty. https://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/eight-out-of-10-homes-in-flagship-london-schemes-sold-to-overseas-buyers-a3480766.html

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LAMBETH APPLICATION 17/04741: BUS STATION

“PROFOUND APOLOGIES For personal reasons Helen and I have been unable to get this out to you earlier and the closing date for comments is 31 November. However, Jeff Holt, The Planning Officer in charge, told Kate Hoey recently “ … Continue reading

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Vauxhall Island (& bus station) proposal

http://vxisland.co.uk/ No idea whether this is the latest version, because there has been another exhibition since with an amended proposal that sees a land swap between TfL and the developer: half the bus station for a service lane on the … Continue reading

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Pseudo public open space in Nine Elms (and elsewhere) – what are our rights?

“As things stand, corporate authority over who can and can’t access open spaces in the capital is only set to grow. Nearly all of the city’s ongoing major redevelopment projects, from the mammoth Nine Elms neighbourhood in Battersea to new construction in Elephant … Continue reading

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