Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Your guide to London's culture and transport news and events taking place across the city.

Architecture - Archive Articles

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

Printworks could reopen in 2026 after developers propose new cultural venue
Printworks could reopen in 2026 after developers propose new cultural venue

Printworks could reopen in 2026 after developers propose new cultural venue

The redevelopment of the Printworks building in southeast London could retain some of the space that was until last summer a cultural space for hire, and also add some new spaces to the development.

Feb
20
Elizabeth line nominated for top architectural award
Elizabeth line nominated for top architectural award

Elizabeth line nominated for top architectural award

The Elizabeth line and four stations along the line have been shortlisted for the annual RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) London Awards.

Feb
15
A new “Low Line” proposed between Battersea and Waterloo
A new “Low Line” proposed between Battersea and Waterloo

A new “Low Line” proposed between Battersea and Waterloo

The long railway viaduct running between Battersea and Waterloo could become a much more pleasant place for pedestrians, as plans are shown off to create a "low line" along the railway arches.

Feb
06
Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes
Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes

Former Crossrail building site earmarked for 1,500 new homes

Places for London – Transport for London’s (TfL) property company is looking for a partner to co-develop a former Crossrail building site at Canning Town for 1,500 new homes.

Jan
31
Croydon’s derelict water tower
Croydon’s derelict water tower

Croydon’s derelict water tower

Croydon, a town of modern towers has a much older tower that once was so high above the skyline that it was open to the public to climb up and see the view

Jan
24
Charles Holden exhibition offers a glimpse into the evolution of Senate House
Charles Holden exhibition offers a glimpse into the evolution of Senate House

Charles Holden exhibition offers a glimpse into the evolution of Senate House

One of the great "what ifs" of London's architecture is being explored at the moment, in a new exhibition about Charles Holden's plans for the University of London's Senate House.

Jan
17
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London
Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

Plans shown off to redevelop the old Museum of London

The site of the old Museum of London is set to be redeveloped into offices, and a new ground plaza will replace the roundabout after the formal planning application was submitted.

Dec
12
2023
Denmark Hill station’s derelict station master’s house has been restored
Denmark Hill station’s derelict station master’s house has been restored

Denmark Hill station’s derelict station master’s house has been restored

A derelict former station master's house next to Denmark Hill station has been restored and could shortly open as a new cafe for the local area.

Dec
07
2023
New cycling and pedestrian bridge to cross the River Lea
New cycling and pedestrian bridge to cross the River Lea

New cycling and pedestrian bridge to cross the River Lea

Plans have been put forward for a new cycling and pedestrian bridge to go over the River Lea in east London, filling a 2km gap where there are no river crossings at the moment.

Dec
06
2023
Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building
Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building

Grant awarded to Alexandra Palace to help restore the building

North London's Ally Pally has been given just over £550,000 to help reopen the Palace's derelict East Wing and bring it back into use.

Nov
29
2023
Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper
Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper

Revised plans shown off for London’s future tallest skyscraper

Revised plans have been shown for what will become London's tallest skyscraper, with a new 11th-floor public garden and retaining the top-floor viewing gallery.

Nov
28
2023
Property development offering upgrades at Neasden tube station
Property development offering upgrades at Neasden tube station

Property development offering upgrades at Neasden tube station

A housing development next to Neasden tube station on the Jubilee line has been submitted for planning that could improve the tube station and support the construction of a new London Overground station.

Nov
24
2023
Sphere and Loathing in Stratford – Mayor rejects plans for a giant glowing globe
Sphere and Loathing in Stratford – Mayor rejects plans for a giant glowing globe

Sphere and Loathing in Stratford – Mayor rejects plans for a giant glowing globe

Plans for a giant glowing Sphere in Stratford have been set back after the Mayor of London used his powers to reject the planning application.

Nov
20
2023
City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline
City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline

City of London unveils its vision for 2030s skyscraper skyline

The ever changing skyline of the City of London will look very different by the end of the decade, as the City has released a vision of what the Square Mile will look like in 2030.

Nov
06
2023
Plans for 2,500 new homes in Kensal Green go for planning approval
Plans for 2,500 new homes in Kensal Green go for planning approval

Plans for 2,500 new homes in Kensal Green go for planning approval

large plot of derelict industrial land in Kensal Green, west London, could see over 2,500 new homes built on it as part of a joint venture between Ballymore and Sainsburys.

Nov
03
2023
Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished
Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished

Kilburn Mews railway arches to be refurbished

Places for London – the Transport for London (TfL) property company - has secured planning permission to improve 11 railway arches it manages along Kilburn Mews.

Nov
02
2023
An unexpected discovery behind a Barbican sign
An unexpected discovery behind a Barbican sign

An unexpected discovery behind a Barbican sign

A large sign for the Barbican that even if you have noticed, you've probably never given a second thought to - has something quite remarkable on the back.

Nov
02
2023
Controversial plans push on for massive office block above Liverpool Street station
Controversial plans push on for massive office block above Liverpool Street station

Controversial plans push on for massive office block above Liverpool Street station

After months of consultations, the formal planning application has been filed for a massive office block to be built above Liverpool Street station.

Oct
30
2023
Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings
Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings

Historic England creating an online map of the ‘Ghost Signs’ found on buildings

If you've ever looked at the side of a building and seen a faded advert for a company long since closed down, then Historic England wants to hear from you as it is creating a map of Ghost Signs.

Oct
27
2023
Hidden section of Roman Wall near St. Paul’s Cathedral to open as a public museum
Hidden section of Roman Wall near St. Paul’s Cathedral to open as a public museum

Hidden section of Roman Wall near St. Paul’s Cathedral to open as a public museum

A little known section of Roman Wall near St Paul's Cathedral is to become considerably easier to visit after approval was granted to refurbish the building that sits above it.

Oct
24
2023
New office development to include a free roof terrace overlooking the Tower of London
New office development to include a free roof terrace overlooking the Tower of London

New office development to include a free roof terrace overlooking the Tower of London

A new office development in the City of London is going to include a free roof terrace that'll give views of the Tower of London and the wider area.

Oct
23
2023
From sewage shaft to public plaza: Putney’s newest public space opens
From sewage shaft to public plaza: Putney’s newest public space opens

From sewage shaft to public plaza: Putney’s newest public space opens

A former Thames Tideway building site in Putney has been turned into a new public space, expanding the riverside walkway next to Putney Bridge.

Oct
11
2023
TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London
TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London

TfL rebrands its property division as Places for London

Transport for London (TfL) has renamed its property arm, which has been temporarily known as TTL Properties, to the easier to remember Places for London -- which just happens to abbreviate to PfL.

Oct
10
2023
Plans to open Holborn’s cold war tunnels to the public shown off at a consultation
Plans to open Holborn’s cold war tunnels to the public shown off at a consultation

Plans to open Holborn’s cold war tunnels to the public shown off at a consultation

A few weeks ago, plans were announced to open up some Cold War tunnels to the public, and now some more details have emerged about how they plan to do that.

Oct
09
2023