The new Windy City? Planners want crackdown on skyscraper wind tunnels

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Concerns have been raised about powerful wind tunnels flowing between towers after reports about strong gusts around the base of Land Securities and Canary Wharf Group’s Walkie Talkie building.

The City of London now wants developers to seek a second opinion on the wind studies they produce for their schemes, City AM reported.

“The wind outcome at street level experienced post-construction on a number of projects differs somewhat to the conditions we were expecting from the one outlined in the planning application wind assessments,” the City’s head of design Gwyn Richards told the newspaper.

“This is why we are asking for an independent verification of the wind studies on a number of new schemes to ensure a rigorous and resilient approach as possible.”

 

Two projects – Axa Real Estate’s 22 Bishopsgate scheme and Wilkinson Eyre’s tower at 6-8 Bishopsgate – are already slated for the more rigorous studies, the report said.

Source Article from http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/the-new-windy-city-planners-want-crackdown-on-skyscraper-wind-tunnels-10387945.html

July 15, 2015 |
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