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See Sir Pindar’s Home in the V&A Museum

Hanging from a wall in the V&A is a grandly decorated frontage from an old house – just the frontage floating eerily in the void.

Another public roof garden planned near St Paul’s Cathedral

Plans to revamp an existing office block next to St Paul’s tube station could see a large roof garden open to the public added to the top.

Stone – the new wonder material for buildings

Imagine a building material strong enough to support a skyscraper, but without any of the CO2 emissions of concrete or steel, and you have the new wonder of construction — stone.

New Cross Gate towers cancelled due to Bakerloo line extension uncertainty

Plans for a large housing development on the Sainsbury’s site at New Cross Gate have been cancelled by the developers, citing the uncertainty around the Bakerloo line extension.

Exhibition shows off South Kensington tube station plans

The slow rumbling plans to upgrade the massively overcrowded South Kensington tube station moved an inch forward last week, when local residents and workers were shown some of the plans.

Grosvenor Square revamp to go ahead

The grand Grosvenor Square in central London is to get a 300th anniversary make-over, and the lead design team has been announced.

Fresh images of the new railway super-hub at Old Oak Common

Images of what will eventually be one of the best interconnected railway hubs in South-East England have been released.

Wider pavements for West End streets

The two roads that run from Leicester Square towards Trafalgar Square are to get a major revamp with wider pavements and fewer cars.

Floodlighting Rotherhithe for the Mayflower’s 400th anniversary

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower’s voyage to the new world to escape religious freedoms in England, and there are a number of events being planned to mark the anniversary.

Restoration of the Crystal Palace subway moves forward

Plans to restore the amazing subway underneath part of the Crystal Palace has been given a boost by the local council.

Sainsbury’s development threatens Bakerloo line extension

Sainsbury’s has formally filed a planning application for a development that could cause problems with the Bakerloo line extension.

Plans to banish buses from outside Victoria Station

The large space open air bus stops outside Victoria Station could become a pedestrian plaza, under plans put forward by the local business group.