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Articles about (mostly) London architecture, heritage, new buildings, and refurbishments.

One month to go until Open House London
One month to go until Open House London

One month to go until Open House London

Next month, the annual chance to see inside buildings that are not usually open to the public returns, with around 700 buildings opening up, many for the first time since the pandemic closed so much of the city to everyone.

Aug
11
Finsbury’s modernist health centre getting £1.25 million restoration
Finsbury’s modernist health centre getting £1.25 million restoration

Finsbury’s modernist health centre getting £1.25 million restoration

Once voted the greatest building of the 20th century, the Finsbury Health Centre is about to get a £1.25 million restoration of the building.

Aug
09
London Zoo moves monkeys into its aviary
London Zoo moves monkeys into its aviary

London Zoo moves monkeys into its aviary

London Zoo's architecturally significant Snowdon Aviary is about to reopen after it was converted from a home for birds into a home for monkeys.

Aug
04
The Lexi, a community cinema rises from the ashes of fire
The Lexi, a community cinema rises from the ashes of fire

The Lexi, a community cinema rises from the ashes of fire

An architectural tardis has landed in Kensal Rise as a small community cinema that was almost destroyed by fire during the pandemic has squeezed a second screen into an almost impossibly small space.

Aug
03
TfL’s office development at Bank tube station gets taller
TfL’s office development at Bank tube station gets taller

TfL’s office development at Bank tube station gets taller

An office block that will be built above Bank tube station's new Cannon Street entrance will be taller than originally planned after the City of London approved a request to add an extra floor to the top of the building.

Jul
26
Architecture tours from Open City
Architecture tours from Open City

Architecture tours from Open City

Open City, the team that runs the annual London Open House Weekend also puts on an all-year programme of events, including architecture walking tours.

Jul
21
Plans to restore derelict railway arches next to the Emirates stadium
Plans to restore derelict railway arches next to the Emirates stadium

Plans to restore derelict railway arches next to the Emirates stadium

A row of blocked-off railway arches near the Arsenal football club could be opened up and rented out as part of a property development nearby if planning permission is granted.

Jul
18
Plans to convert the historic Custom House into a hotel blocked
Plans to convert the historic Custom House into a hotel blocked

Plans to convert the historic Custom House into a hotel blocked

The plans to convert the Georgian-era Custom House building next to the Tower of London into an upmarket hotel have been blocked by the planning inspector.

Jul
14
Plans for a new City of London skyscraper shown off
Plans for a new City of London skyscraper shown off

Plans for a new City of London skyscraper shown off

A new skyscraper could loom over London if plans for the redevelopment of a site next to the old NatWest Tower go ahead.

Jul
13
Inside the revamped Royal College of Surgeons
Inside the revamped Royal College of Surgeons

Inside the revamped Royal College of Surgeons

A grand classical-looking building facing onto Lincolns Inn Fields conceals a totally revamped interior with a huge new floor to ceiling atrium. This is the Royal College of Surgeons headquarters which hasn't been revamped but entirely rebuilt behind its stone facade.

Jul
08
Derelict Silvertown development gets the go ahead, again
Derelict Silvertown development gets the go ahead, again

Derelict Silvertown development gets the go ahead, again

The redevelopment of derelict land in docklands that surrounds the dominant Millennium Mills for new housing is getting started after a number of lengthy delays.

Jul
05
Open House London’s 2022 guide is now available for preorder
Open House London’s 2022 guide is now available for preorder

Open House London’s 2022 guide is now available for preorder

Open House London, the chance to see inside hundreds of buildings across the whole of London is back again, and you can pre-order the annual guide at an early-bird price.

Jun
30
Battersea Power Station’s restored control room revealed
Battersea Power Station’s restored control room revealed

Battersea Power Station’s restored control room revealed

The first photos of the restored Control Room A at Battersea Power Station have been released, showing the long banks of dials and electromechanical switches that used to be a hive of activity when the power station was still active.

Jun
28
See inside the remarkable 575 Wandsworth Road
See inside the remarkable 575 Wandsworth Road

See inside the remarkable 575 Wandsworth Road

A somewhat shabby looking terraced house on a busy road in Wandsworth conceals an artistic marvel, a whole house filled with hand-carved wooden decoration

Jun
23
Plans to demolish M&S Oxford Street put on hold
Plans to demolish M&S Oxford Street put on hold

Plans to demolish M&S Oxford Street put on hold

A plan to demolish the Marks and Spencer store at the Marble Arch end of Oxford Street has been called in by the government for a review.

Jun
21
South Kensington’s tube station oversite development is back
South Kensington’s tube station oversite development is back

South Kensington’s tube station oversite development is back

Plans for an oversite development around South Kensington tube station are back after the developer filed an appeal against the council's refusal to permit the development.

Jun
21
Consultation on plans to redevelop the Museum of London site
Consultation on plans to redevelop the Museum of London site

Consultation on plans to redevelop the Museum of London site

A fresh consultation has opened to decide what to do with the Museum of London site when the museum moves out to its new home in Smithfields.

Jun
20
TfL planning new housing development next to Barkingside tube station
TfL planning new housing development next to Barkingside tube station

TfL planning new housing development next to Barkingside tube station

TfL is working on plans to build just under 100 new homes next to Barkingside tube station on industrial land that's currently used by a builders supplier.

Jun
20
Four London pubs get heritage listing protection
Four London pubs get heritage listing protection

Four London pubs get heritage listing protection

A number of pubs across the UK, including four in London have been given new or enhanced protection to ensure their historic designs are saved for future generations.

Jun
15
Immaculate Art Deco home in South London gets preservation order
Immaculate Art Deco home in South London gets preservation order

Immaculate Art Deco home in South London gets preservation order

A perfectly preserved Art Deco house in South London that was at risk of being lost has been granted listed protection.

Jun
14
Transport for London seeking a partner for its property developments
Transport for London seeking a partner for its property developments

Transport for London seeking a partner for its property developments

Transport for London (TfL) has started a search for a new joint venture partner to create a portfolio of three new commercial office developments at Bank, Paddington and Southwark.

May
26
Camden Highline moves forward with plans to open up a disused railway
Camden Highline moves forward with plans to open up a disused railway

Camden Highline moves forward with plans to open up a disused railway

Plans to convert a disused railway in North London into an elevated walkway for pedestrians has taken a step forward after the team behind the project filed for formal planning permission for the first of three phases.

May
24
Tickets Alert: Tours of the new Museum of London site in Smithfield
Tickets Alert: Tours of the new Museum of London site in Smithfield

Tickets Alert: Tours of the new Museum of London site in Smithfield

Fancy a sneak peek inside the Museum of London's new Smithfield site while it's still a building site?

May
09
London Festival of Architecture returns this summer
London Festival of Architecture returns this summer

London Festival of Architecture returns this summer

The annual festival of architecture is returning, with in the flesh events once more, and a theme based on how buildings can reflect changing needs in society.

May
09