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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
15th August 1992 Martha Blackburn, Canada newspaper publisher (London Free Press), dies
15th August 1973 David Storey's Cromwell, premieres in London
15th August 1968 Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting
15th August 1928 Born today: Nicolas Roeg, London England, cinematographer/director (Aria, Eureka)
15th August 1875 Composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor was born in London.
Record Breaking Wooden House
The tallest residential timber structure in the world
Location: Colville Estate, Hackney, N1
Description: Cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels are the magic ingredient for this superb building.
An eight-storey residential project in Hackney is the location - 'Bridport House' is billed as the first time CLT has been used in the UK for the entire structure, including ground floor, of a high-rise building.
Previous CLT high-rise applications like the nine-storey Stadthaus project, also in Hackney, have featured a concrete ground floor.
The 41-apartment building, commissioned by the London Borough of Hackney, is the 'tallest residential timber structure in the world'.