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|Tim Crawford, Group Economist at Halifax, says: "This is great news for London. Hosting an Olympic games encourages city regeneration and is usually accompanied by an improvement in facilities and transport links. These factors tend to be positive for house prices. Homeowners in Hackney and Stratford, could potentially reap similar benefits to other Olympic precincts over the longer term."
The regeneration game
East London will undergo a huge upgrade in facilities from hosting the Olympics. Developments will include:
A 500 acre Olympic Park reaching from the Hackney Marshes to the Thames, which is planned to include an Olympic stadium, aquatic centre, along with several other sporting complexes and a 17,800 person Olympic village.
There will be 5,000 new homes on the site after the Olympics.
There are also proposals for a 45% increase in capacity on the London Underground's Jubilee line
There are also plans for the creation of a transport hub in Stratford only 7 minutes by train from King's Cross station and designed to carry 320,000 people every hour.
Recent scientific data suggests the UK's major coastal cities could be submerged as a result of massive sea-level rises over the next two centuries, transforming the British mainland into a string of islands.
The study suggests that the planet's rapidly changing weather patterns will have a devastating effect on the UK. According to the most extreme model, England and Wales would be most affected, with the centre of London and many cities and coastal towns under water.
The team unveiled three potential scenarios:
A seven-metre rise in sea levels if the Greenland or West Antarctic Ice Sheet melted.
A 13-metre rise if both the Greenland and West Antarctic Ice Sheet melted.
An 84-metre rise if the East Antarctic Ice Sheet also melted.
Please see link below.
and a very frightening 'New Scientist' report -
|The Olympics will help property prices in the East London area.
It will be good for those who live there (and have invested there), because there
will be huge sums spent on infrastructure. Personally, I am happy about that,
because the East End/ Bow area is a fascinating area for urban regeneration
Paradoxically, it may HURT property prices in the rest of London,
because the Docklands/ Straford are will be able to "rob" some of the higher
paying tenants and property buyers from the rest of London|
|Nothing much happening in BOW, it would seem.
Check out the all-new Shepherd's BUSH thread:
|Sounds fair enough to me........good thread for a non entity!|
|Per Web: 17 July 2004, Not Reserved are: (16 Flats)
M1, M3, M5, M8, M10, M11, M14
2.22, 2.23, 2.25, 2.26, 2.27, 2.29, 2.32, 2.33
|The figures I was given:
Unit Floor ... Price- View---- Type
---- Tower Bldg
1.3. First 2BR £ 285K Canal/Pk Res. 843sf
1.2. " " " 2BR Reserv MainRoad R... 801
1.1. " " " 2BR £ 250K PalmerRd R... 735
2.6. 2nd-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res
2.5. " " " 2BR Reserv MainRoad R
2.4. " " " 2BR Reserv PalmerRd R
3.9. 3rd-- 2BR £ 295K Canal/Pk Res.
3.8. " " " 2BR Reserv MainRoad R...
3.7. " " " 2BR Reserv PalmerRd R...
4.12 4th-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res
4.11 " " " 2BR £ 278K MainRoad R
4.10 " " " 2BR £ 275K PalmerRd R
5.15 5th-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res
5.14 " " " 2BR £ 283K MainRoad R
5.13 " " " 2BR £ 280K PalmerRd R
6.18 6th-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res
6.17 " " " 2BR £ 288K MainRoad R
6.16 " " " 2BR £ 285K PalmerRd R
7.21 7th-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res
7.20 " " " 2BR £ 293K MainRoad R
7.19 " " " 2BR £ 295K PalmerRd R
8.23 8th-- 2BR £ 298K Park.... Res. 801sf (£372/sf)
8.22 " " " 2BR £ 299K City/CWh R... 735sf (£407/sf)
9.25 9th-- 2BR Reserv Park.... Res 1046sf (£ ??)
9.26 " " " 2BR £ 399K City/CWh R... 950sf (£420/sf)
1028 10/11 3+S £ 650K City/CWh R.. 1435sf (£452/sf)
1027 10th- 2BR £ 399K Canal/Pk R... 884sf (£451/sf)
---- Canal Bldg
M1.. M/1st 3BR £ 450K Canal/Pk Res 1401sf (£320/sf)
M3.. " " " 1rm £ 290K Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf (£309/sf)
M5.. " " " 2rm £ 290K Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf (£309/sf)
M7.. " " " 3rm Reserv Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf
M9.. " " " 3rm £ 290K Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf -etc.on M/1
2.20 2nd/3 3BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res 1402sf
2.22 " " " 3rm £ 295K Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf
2.23 " " " 3rm £ 295K Canal/Pk LvWk 940sf -etc.on 2/3
4.37 4th-- 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res. 668sf
5.49 5th/6 2BR Reserv Canal/Pk Res. 885sf
5.55 5th/6 2BR £ 330K Canal/Pk Res. 885sf (£373/sf)
1.18 1st/2 3rm £ 300K PalmerRd LvW 1127sf (£266/sf)
£1000 to reserve. 10% Deposit on Exchange
Ground rent: £250 p.a.
They could NOT GIVE: Exact Service chg. (£760-2400)|
|VICTORIA WHARF, near Bethnal Green/ Canal
Interesting... NOT SOLD
The 1BR flats were "all sold on day of launch",
I was told. Now this ad pops up:
Victoria Wharf, Palmers Road, Bethnal Green, London E2
£189,995 From, 1 bedroom apartment
Incredible new build apartments in a landmark development overlooking the Canal and Mile End Park
One bedroom apartments available with terraces overlooking the canal and mile end park.
Amazing development in a stunning location, set to be the blue chip address in east london with other developments planned down the canalside.
One and two bed apartments, large live/work units and penthouses are available from the 1st to the 11th floor.
Full details at www.victoria-wharf.co.uk
If NRK breaks 700P, there's bound to be some...|
|Museum in Docklands finally opens
The long-awaited Museum in Docklands has finally opened its doors to the public. It is located in No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay which, when it was built in 1802-04, formed part of the largest brick building in the world.
Visitors enter at level three and follow a timeline from Roman times to the present day on their way down the levels. Interactive screens, which were not working when I visited, augment numerous artefacts. Hopefully these offer greater detail than the information panels, as I suspect GLIAS members will find the labelling aimed more at the general visitor than the industrial archaeologist!
The layout of the building is somewhat confusing, so be prepared to get lost or accidentally bypass galleries. But with perseverance there is much of interest in here.
The museum is organising several walks, talks and visits that may be of interest to members. See the Events section for details.
Moored close by the museum are Steam Tug Portwey and SS Robin, both mentioned in recent GLIAS newsletters. Robert Mason
Museum in Docklands, No 1 Warehouse, West India Quay, Hertsmere Road, E14 4AL. Box office: 0870 444 3855. Website: www.museumindocklands.org.uk|
| There have been two Olympic Games held in London,
the first in 1908 at a very wet Shepherd's Bush Stadium and
the second in 1948 at a no-frills post-war Wembley Stadium.
More Trivia: http://www.sbrewer.demon.co.uk/Miscellany/introduction.html|
|Hi Mike http://www.frenchbuy2let.com doing really well sold close on 2mln worth of Property in last month.
Some very nice exclusive's coming onboard if you are still Interested..
REGARDS THE HOOT.............|
New One, on the Regents Canal, between Bethan Green & Mile End:
Old One, on Limehouse Cut,
Abbots Wharf: Mostly sold: these left:
D003 2 2 66.7 sq m 718 sq ft £230,000 Road aspect
D304 1 1 47.0 sq m 506 sq ft £187,000 Road/Park aspect
D404 1 1 47.0 sq m 506 sq ft £187,000 Road/Park aspect
D504 1 1 47.0 sq m 506 sq ft £189,000 Road/Park aspect
D703 2 2 66.7 sq m 718 sq ft £250,000 Park/Canary Wharf aspect
|St.Anne's Church, Limehouse, Hawksmoor's masterpiece
Corner of Commercial Road and Three Colt Street: map : plan
The church was built in what was originally open fields between 1712 and 1724 and boasts Britains second highest Clock Tower. St Anne's is one of several East End churches created by Nicholas Hawksmoor, who was Sir Christopher Wren's most talented pupil. The splendid Baroque church, probably Hawksmoor's most dramatic creation, was built between 1712 - 1724 in what were then open fields. Situated near the Thames this church, built between 1712-1730, was a well known sight for ships bringing goods up the Thames to Limehouse docks
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The Corporation has spent over £3.1 million on conservation projects in Limehouse since 1981. Much of this has been focused on St Anne's Church, which is now in the best condition of all Hawksmoor's churches. A similar amount has been spent on environmental improvements, including the creation of new open spaces and a pedestrian network throughout the area.
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The area's association with London's docks began in 1803, when Commercial Road was laid out through open fields to connect the recently opened West India Docks to the City of London. This was followed in 1820 by the construction of the Regent's Canal and what is now called Limehouse Basin. The Basin provided a navigable route from the Thames to the Grand Union Canal, which had opened in 1814. Later, a connection was made between Lirnehouse Basin and the Limehouse Cut, which had opened in 1770 to provide a link between the Thames and the River Lea.
In 1841 the London and Blackwall Railway was built to transport commuters into the City. Today's Docklands Light Railway (DLR) runs along this route, and Limehouse DLR station, together with much of the track, is built on the original viaduct.
Another association which is very much alive today is with Asia. The Strangers' Home for Asiatics opened in West India Dock Road in 1890, whilst from about 1890 onwards Chinese people working for the Blue Funnel Line started to settle in Pennyfields and Limehouse Causeway, creating London's first and original Chinatown. The resulting opium and gambling dens soon attracted a wider clientele than visiting Chinese sailors, luridly described by, amongst others, Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.
...NYU Essay on Area: http://www.nyu.edu/global/london/ac_essay_architectureinlondon.htm
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Of the eight Caird & Rayner buildings at 777-785 Commercial Road, the four at 777-783 Commercial Road are of special architectural and historic interest and an application for listing was made in March 2000. Regardless of the outcome, the Peabody Trust must be persuaded to convert the four buildings. Tower Hamlets Council must also be persuaded, as it has previously granted planning permission for a new development which just retained the façade of the three office buildings on Commercial Road.
|May 21, 2004
Fast-track race for Olympic London
By Ben Webster
VIP lanes will allow athletes to sweep, Moscow Politburo style, past other motorists en route to Stratford
Olympic Route: http://images.thetimes.co.uk/TGD/picture/0,,126052,00.jpg
OLYMPIC athletes and VIPs will be able to speed along a network of dedicated lanes on London's busiest roads under plans to prevent congestion from ruining the 2012 Games if they are held in the city.
The 55,000 members of the "Olympic family", including 10,000 coporate sponsors, will be allowed to sweep past traffic like Politburo cavalcades on Moscow's Zil lanes.
The principal VIP route would run across the centre of the city from Hyde Park, via the Embankment to the Olympic village and stadium at Stratford in East London. The maximum journey time for the chosen few will be 30 minutes, compared with well over an hour at present during congested periods. Other drivers will experience chaos as they are funnelled into the remaining lanes.
Olympic Route: http://images.thetimes.co.uk/TGD/picture/0,,126051,00.jpg|
First moorings to be created on the Limehouse Cut ... 29 March 2004
British Waterways London and its partner Leaside Regeneration have received planning permission from London Borough of Tower Hamlets to create the first moorings on the Limehouse Cut.
Located adjacent to the new Higgins Homes development at Anderson's Wharf, the scheme is part of a citywide effort by British Waterways London to ease the pressure on residential mooring sites, for which demand exceeds supply, and to supply innovative floating office space for small businesses. Anderson's Wharf will comprise three residential moorings and one business mooring for small start-up businesses.
Mark Blackwell, British Waterways London Limehouse Cut project manager, said: "These moorings will make an important contribution to the Limehouse Cut. Not only will they create activity on the water, making the canal a safer, more attractive place to visit but they also provide a link between the canal and the adjacent land-development. Importantly, all money earned from the moorings will be directly reinvested in the Limehouse Cut helping to maintain all the improvements that have been achieved by the regeneration programme over the last three years."
The creation of these moorings could act as a catalyst for further improvements on the River Lee and Bow Back Rivers, where the Olympic planners are proposing a new water city. If these proposals go ahead they will create a genuine legacy for London, with many new moorings, trip boats, water taxis, freight barges and other boats bringing life and activity back to the waterways.
Paul Brickell, from Leaside Regeneration Ltd, who have assisted in funding the mooring scheme from the Communities in Business Regeneration Programme said: "The return of boats to the Limehouse Cut is great news for the area and shows just what is possible throughout the Lower Lea Valley. Water and boats are part of the cultural heritage of the East End, and they have a strong role to play in the area's revival."
The next step will be to seek funding from organisations like the London Development Agency to help convert a traditional narrowboat into a functional office space for small local businesses."
Anderson's Wharf will be ready to receive boats in late spring 2004, and will have telecommunications, water and electricity connections, provided by Higgins Homes.