Architecture


New home for the House of Illustration

Currently based in Kings Cross, the House of Illustration is set to move to a restored New River Head building in Islington. It’s also changing its name to the Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration.

Restoration of the Crystal Palace Subway gets under way

After years of fundraising work, condition survey work to support the restoration of the astonishing Crystal Palace Subway has now started following the award of a contract to the heritage conservation architects Thomas Ford and Partners.

First concept designs for Smithfield Market cultural centre unveiled

The historic Victorian Smithfield market is set to become part of a large cultural centre for London, sitting alongside a relocated Museum of London.

The disused North Woolwich railway station is up for sale

Opened in 1854 as a grand terminus station, closed in 1979, then a museum, and now empty, North Woolwich railway station is up for sale.

Big office development for Crossrail construction site

One of the last large empty plots of land at Canary Wharf, which was recently used to support the construction of the Crossrail station is to be finally developed into offices.

New section of the Thames Embankment is named after Joseph Bazalgette

The Victorian engineer credited with the design of the London sewer network and the Thames Embankment has finally had part of it named after him.

Brutalist icons in wood and concrete

Fancy a model of a brutalist building made from actual concrete, or a lasercut wooden artistic picture of one?

The Londoner hotel – Leicester Square’s tall blue tower

A tall blue tower has risen on a corner of Leicester Square — a new cinema and hotel due to open shortly.

South Kensington tube station upgrade planning application filed

After several years of preparatory work, the formal planning application has now been filed to upgrade South Kensington tube station.

A floating swimming pool for Canary Wharf

Plans have been shown off for a swimming pool, in a barge, floating in a Canary Wharf dock.

Former Jubilee line construction site to be redeveloped

A large plot of land that’s been empty ever since the Jubilee line extension was built 20 years ago is finally going be built on again.

London City Hall could move to the docklands

The Mayor of London has opened a consultation on plans to move City Hall from next to Tower Bridge to a location in the Royal Docks.

Museum of London gets permission for new £337 million home

The Museum of London has secured planning permission to move from its London Wall home to the former Smithfields market buildings in Farringdon.

Three large London housing sites get funding

Three large housing developments aligned with transport upgrades have been given loans worth £309 million from the government’s housing agency, Homes England

Restoring the Crystal Palace Bowl

A run-down open-air stage in the middle of Crystal Palace is seeking to be restored once more.

Plans for office block on top of Southwark tube station

The long-expected, and at times controversial plans for something to be built on top of Southwark tube station are back.

Rotherhithe’s Brunel Museum has expansion plans

The Brunel Museum, situated above Brunel’s famous under-river tunnel has announced plans for a major expansion and revamp of the buildings.

Competition to redesign Finsbury Circus after Crossrail leave

The City of London has opened an architectural competition to refurbish Finsbury Circus gardens and its pavilion after Crossrail vacates the site.