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Canary Wharf faces bill for millions after double setback

Its other headache has been the fact its Qatari-backed development of Royal Dutch Shell’s new British headquarters was thrown into doubt after the government decided to review plans given the green light by local officials, a move it called “disappointing”.

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Fri Sep 13, 2013 3:54am EDT

* H1 adjusted net assets per share up 6.2 pct to 223p

* Faces costs for fixing Walkie Talkie tower

* Questionmark over Shell HQ development

By Tom Bill

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) – Songbird Estates, the majority owner of Canary Wharf Group, faces a bill which could rise to several million pounds after two major setbacks in the space of two weeks.

The first is the cost of fixing London’s “Walkie Talkie” skyscraper, which reflected sunlight off its concave structure at such intensity it melted parts of a car, a sum that will be “in the low single-digit millions”, its chairman David Pritchard said on Friday. read more

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Shell fined record sum for fire safety breaches

LONDON FIRE BRIGADE

02 June 2009

Shell International Ltd. was fined £300,000 and ordered to pay £45,000 in costs after pleading guilty to serious breaches of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (the “RRO”).  This fine is the largest imposed under the RRO.

The London Fire Brigade prosecuted Shell following two small fires in the space of three weeks at the Shell Centre on York Road, SE1 7NA. These fires resulted in an inspection being carried out on 12 January 2007. The Inspecting Officers found extensive breaches including blocked escape routes and fire exits, defective fire doors and excessive fire loading. The fire loading in the Shell Tower had been dramatically increased because of refurbishments taking place in the upper floors. read more

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Shell and Lend Lease end plan to redevelop South Bank HQ

The Times (UK): Shell and Lend Lease end plan to redevelop South Bank HQ

“The company denied that the termination of the joint venture meant the Shell Centre would be sold after the consolidation of the group’s headquarters in The Hague.”

Thursday 1 September 2005

By Jenny Davey

SHELL and Lend Lease, the Australian property group, have axed their joint venture agreement to carry out a £180 million mixed-use redevelopment of the Anglo-Dutch oil giant’s headquarters on the South Bank, The Times has learnt.

The companies said that the decision to terminate the agreement, which was signed in July 2002, was mutual. The strategic priorities of each partner had changed, the companies said.

The partnership had drawn up plans to develop the ground floors and adjoining land to the Shell Centre London complex. In April last year they received approval for a 510,000 sq ft scheme, including offices, shops and leisure facilities. read more

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