Architecture


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.

New images of London Underground’s new Paddington entrance

Paddington Square, the huge office development next to Paddington Station has released new images, including of the planned Bakerloo line entrance.

Farewell to the Tooley Street footbridge

The covered footbridge that has linked London Bridge station with the 1980s development next to the river is to be demolished.

Approval for hotel covered in plants

The largest green wall in Europe has been approved for the City of London, with a new hotel to go where an old office block currently sits.

Appeal logged to build the Tulip skyscraper

The controversial plans for a tulip shaped viewing tower are back, with an appeal logged against the decision to block its construction.

East London’s unused heliport and unbuilt bridge

Not far from Beckton DLR depot is an odd road that seems somewhat oversized and impressive for the minimal amount of traffic that uses it.

TfL planning more tower blocks on its car parks

More information has been released about TfL’s plans to turn a long length of land next to a railway into blocks of flats.

Museum of London submits application to move to Smithfield

The Museum of London has filed the formal planning application that will see it move from its London Wall site to the derelict market buildings at Smithfield.

Plans for a post-meat market Smithfield unveiled

With the City of London considering moving its historic meat market out of Smithfield, thoughts are turning to what could done with the empty buildings.

London’s first permanent “City Trees” soak up pollution

Two large artificial “trees” have been installed outside Leytonstone tube station and on the High Road to help improve air quality in the area.

Underground reservoir in London revealed

One of Thames Water’s most spectacular structures – hidden under ancient woodland in London – was revealed in all its Victorian glory during maintenance work recently.