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City of London outlines plans to merge police and courthouses
City of London outlines plans to merge police and courthouses

Fleet Street could soon get a large new legal quarter with an entire block given over to new courthouse and police headquarters if plans by the City of London go ahead.

The pedway to nowhere
The pedway to nowhere

There is in the City of London a strange dead-end – an elevated walkway that ends with you peering precariously over a steep drop. A pedway to nowhere.

New home for the House of Illustration
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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.

First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets
First image of the City of London’s planned Dagenham markets

Plans to merge three of the City’s ancient markets to one location have moved ahead as the planning application was formally filed with the council.

Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park
Plans to build flats on Arnos Grove tube station car park

More plans to turn tube station car parks into homes have been shown off – this time at Arnos Grove station on the Picadully line.

See inside an huge underground water reservoir
See inside an huge underground water reservoir

A huge underground water reservoir in Enfield has been drained for its 10-year inspection revealing this usually hidden space for a short time.

Approval granted for London’s tallest Green Wall – 26 floors high
Approval granted for London’s tallest Green Wall – 26 floors high

A new 36-storey high skyscraper has been given planning permission, and it will have a green wall from the 10th floor all the way to the very top.