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TfL gets approval for 852 new homes in Acton
TfL gets approval for 852 new homes in Acton

TfL’s largest residential development so far, over 850 homes along old railway land in Acton has secured planning permission.

Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing
Disused station next to the DLR to be turned into housing

A plot of land running alongside the DLR in Bow has been earmarked to provide housing under a deal between TfL and the housing association, Optivo.

What was the Top Shop shop before Top Shop was in the shop?
What was the Top Shop shop before Top Shop was in the shop?

The news is abuzz with news that the huge branch of Top Shop at Oxford Circus is up for sale, but what was there before it was Top Shop?

Housing approved for Northern line extension building site
Housing approved for Northern line extension building site

A worksite in Kennington currently being used for the Northern line extension is set to be redeveloped as a mixed residential and light industrial estate.

New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans
New images of Smithfield market redevelopment plans

Updated concept images of the plans to revamp Smithfield markets have been shown off by the City of London.

Architecture for Dogs – virtual tour
Architecture for Dogs – virtual tour

With the lockdown preventing visits in person, the exhibition of Architecture for Dogs in Kensignton has gone virtual.

Parts of Strand and Aldwych to be pedestrianised
Parts of Strand and Aldwych to be pedestrianised

Plans to pedestrianise the roads around the Strand/Aldwych gyratory are being brought forward.

London skyscraper completes primary construction
London skyscraper completes primary construction

The tallest building in the City of London, 22 Bishopsgate has reached the stage of “practical completion”, and is starting to be fitted out for tenants.

Euston towers demolished for HS2 station
Euston towers demolished for HS2 station

Two large, and not much loved, office blocks that stood at Euston station have been demolished to make way for the new HS2 station.

A double-decker replacement for Hamersmith Bridge?
A double-decker replacement for Hamersmith Bridge?

Plans have been shown off that could reopen the Hammersmith Bridge, by slotting in a temporary double-decker road inside the existing structure.

London Bridge to get a new tower block and theatre
London Bridge to get a new tower block and theatre

The shabby 1960s office block next to London Bridge is to be demolished and replaced with a staggered row of towers, and a large street-level garden.

Planning application filed to move City Hall to the Crystal
Planning application filed to move City Hall to the Crystal

The formal planning application has been filed with Newham Council to convert the Crystal building into a replacement City Hall for London.

Euston Arch reconstruction could cost £50 million
Euston Arch reconstruction could cost £50 million

It’s been revealed that an investigation into the feasibility of restoring the Euston Arch put the cost in excess of £50 million.

Plans for a revamped Finsbury Circus gardens shown off
Plans for a revamped Finsbury Circus gardens shown off

The plans for a revamped Finsbury Circus garden has been shown off following a design competition.

West India Quay’s curious shopping centre
West India Quay’s curious shopping centre

West India Quay is a part of the London docks lined with 19th-century warehouse buildings, and what you might not have spotted when walking past to the bars or the Museum of London Docklands, is the shopping centre inside.

Waterloo station refurbishment costs jump
Waterloo station refurbishment costs jump

The cost of refurbishing parts of the old Eurostar concourse at Waterloo station into a retail outlet has jumped sharply after additional problems were uncovered.

Grosvenor Square getting a hidden water garden
Grosvenor Square getting a hidden water garden

The classically grand but bland Grosvenor Square is about to get a major transformation into a more playful space.

Nine Elms railway arch to be opened as pedestrian tunnel
Nine Elms railway arch to be opened as pedestrian tunnel

A blocked off railway arch under the tracks in Nine Elms could be opened up as a new pedestrian tunnel.

London’s grand Custom House set for hotel conversion
London’s grand Custom House set for hotel conversion

Plans to turn the historic Grade 1 listed Custom House building that sits next to the Thames and Tower of London into a hotel have been submitted to the City of London.

Cardboard models of London’s top buildings
Cardboard models of London’s top buildings

The London Open House Weekend team have released a collection of cardboard models of some of London’s more notable buildings.

Design competition for the Camden Highline
Design competition for the Camden Highline

The Camden Highline, a project to open up a path along a railway linking  Camden to Kings Cross has opened a competition for a design studio to carry out the work.

New London skyscraper to sit next to the “Walkie Talkie”
New London skyscraper to sit next to the “Walkie Talkie”

Plans have been shown off for another skyscraper to sit next to the Walkie Talkie building in the City of London.

The fake 10 Downing Street door you can pose in front of
The fake 10 Downing Street door you can pose in front of

Unless you are invited, it’s very difficult to have a photo on the steps of 10 Downing Street, but just up the road is a doorway that bears an uncanny resemblance to it.

Last few days to save a modernist icon
Last few days to save a modernist icon

A museum and gallery devoted to one of London’s modernist icons has a few days left to raise enough money to keep operating.