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Thursday 6 October 2005 12.04pm
Jack2005 Wrote:
> A 70-storey tower block is planned for Blackfriars
> Road. At 738 feet it will have the highest flats
> in Britain. As a young perosn of the area i want
> to find out peoples views of this idea? and wot
> people think of stamford street turing into a
> "tower street"?

I'm all in favour of new towers for the City, Canary Wharf and London Bridge - but this particular site is far too prominent, it will over-dominate the area, and having seen its design the tower will look completely out of place. It's just far too tall and attention-seeking. I'm a massive skyscraper enthusiast but I'm completely against Beetham's proposal for this site.

It will also block certain views from the London Eye.
Wednesday 16 November 2005 10.07pm

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Friday 18 November 2005 1.22pm
So the developer is fairly sure it will gat through planning to be at least 30 storeys!
Any guesses as to the total final number of floors? My bet is on c.45.
Saturday 30 September 2006 9.09pm
Got a newsletter through the letterbox today on this. They have another pre-planning exhibition at Mercure London City Bankside Hotel, 71-79 Southwark Street. Dates Fri 6th Oct 3pm - 6pm and Sat 7th Oct 9am - 12noon.

Apparently the plans have been revised and they will submit another planning application later this year. Another exhibition will follow to show the final plans.

"Committed to consultation" they also say in the newsletter.
Sunday 1 October 2006 4.09pm
I was surprised there wasn't more comment on this last week:

Exhibition listing here:

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Tuesday 3 October 2006 5.49pm
There was a small piece about this in the Times today:,,28012-2382031,00.html

I don't really see how the revised plans have a chance given Southwark's explicit refusal to designate Blackfriars Road as suitable for tall buildings.
Saturday 7 October 2006 7.43pm
There are pics from today's exhibition in this thread -
Thursday 8 February 2007 4.18pm
Just looked at the revised images and press release; CABE might call it 'bold', I call it an eyesore - out of scale with the area and surroundings!
Thursday 8 February 2007 6.19pm
I completely agree. This is absolutely hideous. It's out of proportion, very ugly and frankly tacky.
Thursday 8 February 2007 7.33pm
Agree - I generally like tall buildings (I know - I'm easily impressed...) but they always work better in clusters; this looks terribly out of place and mis-balanced.
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