Is it just coincidental or when the article above talks about both the new owners of this site (Beetham) AND the highest residential tower in Europe being surpassed by one "rumoured to be planned for Southwark in south London" - do they mean on this site?
Or have put 2 and 2 together and got nowhere near 4?
"Meet members of the project team
and discuss your aspirations for the site."
It brings to mind the recent adverts for a particular beer. In this case perhaps with the catch phrase: "xxxx don't do tall skyscrpaers in sensitive planning areas, but if we did...."
I envisage that rather than a series of multi-million pound penthouses at the top of the building, they build a large roof garden, open for everyone to enjoy. Maybe with a free bar too, just to keep the comparison going....
Evening Standard also has a little piece on this: "Europe's largest residential skyscraper is being planned for London" and concludes that "However, it still needs planning permission from Lambeth Council (sic)" ...
"Ian Simpson Architects along with their frequent collaborators, the developer the Beetham Organization have officially applied for planning permission for their newest project at 1 Blackfriars Road in London.
The tower which is set to be 219.3m metres tall above ground level and reach 68 storeys, will contain the traditional Beetham mix of a hotel and on the upper floors 220 flats."
"Actual plans have not yet been drawn up but Beetham (who acquired the site from Sainsbury's last year) hope to submit a new application this year. "
this is complete rubbish, the entire site has been planned for months and the design has barely changed in months and the planning application was filed when it was expected to be. they just told you guys some porkies whilst consulting with you unless of course you believe that they managed to completely design a new tower from scratch in less than two months ;)