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Thursday 3 October 2013 8.43pm
A new addition to the emerging new Great Wall of China. Great Wall becaue that is what the south bank of the Thames is becoming with towers lining it from The Thames Barrier west. China because it's just part of the great hong kongisation of London's skyline and it seems much of it owned by... well... the chinese, and occupied by students who never seem to be in, but whose registering at the addresses ensures these multi-million pound flats are not subject to council tax. Handy that!
Thursday 3 October 2013 10.41pm
Is Ludgate House becoming the shortest lived office building in London, it was only completed in 1989! Ludicrous, even if it will probably not be a big loss but still.
Thursday 10 October 2013 7.38pm
Hi - I'm a journalist doing a piece on the Blackfriars redevelopment at Ludgate/Sampson. What do you make of the 65m the company has paid in lieu of offering affordable housing at the site?
Friday 11 October 2013 6.39am
barbaraspeed,

It's not just Ludgate and Sampson, Southwark got a bung for Kings Reach Tower (now Southbank Tower).

http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/property-kings-reach-for-the-sky-as-11-floors-added-8716794.html

Another local upset is the Doon St. development in Lambeth Borough. The land is meant to be for social housing, but Coin St Community Builders have decided to build flats for sale.

http://www.coinstreet.org/developments/doonstreet.html

Southwark Council is also making moves to sell off and demolish part of Styles House to make way for an office development.

http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=22488&Opt=0

I can't think of anything being developed as social housing!
Friday 11 October 2013 7.19am
Upnabout, didn't they also sell off land on Pocock Street? Don't think the new proposed building offers social housing, just a small proportion of affordable homes. And of course, we all know what affordable means in this area .....
Friday 11 October 2013 10.15am
Karen I

I didn't know about that one but looks like this might be it

http://moderngov.southwark.gov.uk/ieIssueDetails.aspx?IId=16607&Opt=3
Friday 28 March 2014 7.24pm
Carlyle Group said to be considering a sale of this site for 325 million

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/business/industries/construction-property/article4047274.ece

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Monday 30 March 2015 12.33pm
Sold for 308 million:

http://www.london-se1.co.uk/news/view/8166

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