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Architecture - Archive Articles

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

Book tickets to see inside buildings for the London Festival of Architecture
Book tickets to see inside buildings for the London Festival of Architecture

Book tickets to see inside buildings for the London Festival of Architecture

The London Festival of Architecture returns next month, and there are a number of interesting buildings that will be open for tours to see inside.

May
11
2023
Peckham Rye station restoration topped out with golden finials
Peckham Rye station restoration topped out with golden finials

Peckham Rye station restoration topped out with golden finials

A couple of weeks ago, the front of Peckham Rye station was uncovered for the first time in over a year, as a major restoration of the Victorian station nears its completion.

May
09
2023
Exclusive photos: See inside the City of London’s Aldermen’s Court Room
Exclusive photos: See inside the City of London’s Aldermen’s Court Room

Exclusive photos: See inside the City of London’s Aldermen’s Court Room

Many a visitor to the Guildhall Yard in the City of London will have noticed an odd looking building poking into the yard and wondered what is inside it.

May
02
2023
Westminster refuses to restrict access to former US Embassy roof terrace
Westminster refuses to restrict access to former US Embassy roof terrace

Westminster refuses to restrict access to former US Embassy roof terrace

An attempt by the developer turning the former US Embassy into a hotel to restrict public access to the roof terrace has been rejected by Westminster Council.

Apr
25
2023
Discover Seven Dials hidden Ching Court
Discover Seven Dials hidden Ching Court

Discover Seven Dials hidden Ching Court

Just down the road from busy Seven Dials in central London, there's a remarkably quiet courtyard that, locals aside, hardly anyone seems to know exists.

Apr
19
2023
TfL selects partner for 900 homes development in Acton
TfL selects partner for 900 homes development in Acton

TfL selects partner for 900 homes development in Acton

Transport for London (TfL) is pushing ahead with plans to build 900 homes on land it owns in Acton, having awarded the construction contract to Barratt London.

Apr
10
2023
World’s first cash machine bank bulding gets heritage protection
World’s first cash machine bank bulding gets heritage protection

World’s first cash machine bank bulding gets heritage protection

The Barclays Bank branch in Enfield which was the site of the world's first cash machine has been given Grade II listed building protection.

Apr
10
2023
Exhibition about the Liverpool Street railway station redevelopment plans
Exhibition about the Liverpool Street railway station redevelopment plans

Exhibition about the Liverpool Street railway station redevelopment plans

The developers behind plans to rebuild part of Liverpool Street station with a large oversite office/hotel complex will be showing off the latest ideas in a couple of weeks time.

Apr
06
2023
The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition
The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition

The former Museum of London building may be saved from demolition

Plans to demolish the former Museum of London building at London Wall after it moves to a new home in Smithfield may be changed, if someone can find a better use for the old building.

Apr
03
2023
Uncovering a concealed 1930s art deco cinema
Uncovering a concealed 1930s art deco cinema

Uncovering a concealed 1930s art deco cinema

A cinema frontage close to Harrow on the Hill, which has been covered over with a ghastly metal facade since the 1960s is starting to be revealed as the facade is restored as part of a property development.

Apr
03
2023
Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II
Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II

Channel 4 building given heritage protection as it’s listed as Grade II

Channel 4’s London headquarters in Victoria has been listed at Grade II, giving it greater protection and recognition.

Mar
28
2023
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park
Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park

Tickets Alert: Visit the Post-Modernist “Cosmic House” in Holland Park

A slightly unassuming house in Holland Park conceals a remarkable interior — a house packed full of early Post-Modernist designs — and is now, very occasionally open to the public.

Mar
17
2023
You can climb to the top of the Canonbury Tower
You can climb to the top of the Canonbury Tower

You can climb to the top of the Canonbury Tower

A tall tower that's not only one of London's oldest buildings still in private ownership but also boasts some wonderful views across north London - this is the Canonbury Tower.

Feb
16
2023
There’s an important reason to visit the Post Building’s roof terrace
There’s an important reason to visit the Post Building’s roof terrace

There’s an important reason to visit the Post Building’s roof terrace

A new public roof terrace opened last year in central London, but if people don't use it often enough, it could close.

Feb
07
2023
Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land
Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land

Plans for 20,000 new homes on London’s railway land

Network Rail and Transport for London (TfL) have announced plans to work together to enable the construction of at least 20,000 new homes over the next decade.

Feb
07
2023
Find Richmond Avenues’s Egyptian sphinxes
Find Richmond Avenues’s Egyptian sphinxes

Find Richmond Avenues’s Egyptian sphinxes

There's a street in Islington with a most unusual set of decorations for the houses - long rows of Egyptian Sphinxes outside their front doors.

Feb
07
2023
British Library extension building gets approved
British Library extension building gets approved

British Library extension building gets approved

A large extension to the British Library, which includes space for Crossrail 2, has secured planning approval from Camden Council.

Feb
06
2023
Public open days to show off Kingston Upon Thames new cultural centre
Public open days to show off Kingston Upon Thames new cultural centre

Public open days to show off Kingston Upon Thames new cultural centre

A basement space that houses the remains of a medieval cellar has been converted into a new cultural centre opening next month in Kingston Upon Thames.

Jan
25
2023
Consultation shows off the office slab to be built above Liverpool Street station
Consultation shows off the office slab to be built above Liverpool Street station

Consultation shows off the office slab to be built above Liverpool Street station

The consultation into plans to redevelop Liverpool Street station, having previously shown the passenger concourse, has now shown off the plans for the oversite development that'll pay for it.

Jan
19
2023
Derelict Silvertown site set for £3.5 billion development
Derelict Silvertown site set for £3.5 billion development

Derelict Silvertown site set for £3.5 billion development

The formal planning application has been filed to redevelop one of the last large unbuilt sites in the docklands area -- the huge Silvertown site in Newham.

Jan
18
2023
South Kensington tube station development inquiry opens this week
South Kensington tube station development inquiry opens this week

South Kensington tube station development inquiry opens this week

A public inquiry that will seek to overturn the refusal for an oversite development around South Kensington tube station opens this week.

Jan
17
2023
New footbridge links up either side of Barnes railway bridge
New footbridge links up either side of Barnes railway bridge

New footbridge links up either side of Barnes railway bridge

A new footbridge has opened that has bypassed a long detour to walk along the riverside on the northern side of Barnes railway bridge.

Jan
16
2023
Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 
Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 

Making Clerkenwell Green even greener 

Clerkenwell Green, a roundabout near Farringdon station is to get somewhat greener soon as Islington council starts a refurbishment of the area.

Jan
13
2023
More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations
More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations

More housing developments approved to sit next to railway stations

In recent weeks, three large housing developments have been approved to be built on TfL sites next to its stations adding 973 new homes to London over the next few years.

Jan
12
2023