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8 Dec 2017
Ailsa Wharf Development – Poplar Riverside Housing
Design: Stockwool Architects
Ailsa Wharf Poplar Riverside Housing
images courtesy of architects
Ailsa Wharf Buildings
Tower Hamlets approves plans by Stockwool for a 785-home regeneration scheme – the first major project to come forward as part of the Mayor of London’s Poplar Riverside Housing Zone.

6 Dec 2017
One Tower Bridge

One Tower Bridge for Berkeley Group was designed by Murdoch Wickham and led by main contractor Maylim
Scotscape carried out the soft landscaping on this prestigious flagship Berkeley Development project over a 27 month period.

One Tower Bridge development London
image courtesy of Scotscape

The BALI Grand Award Winning Landscape Scheme at One Tower Bridge was led by Maylim with soft landscaping, tree planting and living walls installed by Scotscape.

The project was multi-phased and logistically challenging as cranes were required to lift all materials and trees onto the podiums and tight schedules had to be followed, whist coordinating with the hard landscape teams.

6 Dec
LHG Aparthotel in Wembley
Elm Road Wembley LHG Aparthotel London by Dexter Moren Associates
image courtesy of Dexter Moren Associates, architects
Elm Road Wembley Building – Dexter Moren Associates
Planners green-light proposals for LHG (London Hotel Group) to transform a faded hotel in Elm Road with a new lease of life.
The design by award-winning hotel architects Dexter Moren Associates includes 128 suite-style guest apartments, a restaurant and a leisure centre.

1 Dec
House Extension Contest Winners
Don’t Move, Improve! 2017

London Festival of Architecture in 2018 News
LFA update:
London Festival of Architecture 2018 News

21 Nov
Norton Folgate City Continuity Community in Spitalfields, North East London
Design: Burrell Foley Fischer Architects
Norton Folgate: City Continuity Community Spitalfields
image courtesy of architects

Norton Folgate Spitalfields Buildings
2017 IMCL Honor Award, Proposed Project – City Continuity Community

20 Nov
Millbrook Park Master Plan, Barnet / Mill Hill, NW7
Design: 3DReid, Architects
Millbrook Park flats in Mill Hill, Barnet, NW7
image courtesy of architects

Millbrook Park Properties
Millbrook Park master plan phase 5 designs, overlooking the newly created Panoramic Park and Officers’ Mess Gardens, with 111, 1 and 2 bed apartments and 33 townhouses for Joseph Homes. The scheme gained reserved matters approval from the London Borough of Barnet Planning Committee on 19th September 2017.

14 Nov
The London Animal Hospital Completed

Alma-nac have recently completed the The London Animal Hospital (TLAH); the first of its kind in central London offering around the clock care and emergency services to all pets. Alma-nac were commissioned by the TLAH to create a sector leading facility that would provide the best possible care for its patients while creating a relaxing environment for the owners and exemplar facilities for the staff.

Alma-nac (working with Constant SD) have won an open competition to design a playhouse for a new Berkeley Development. The competition organised by the Architects Journal, James Hardie and Berkeley asked for an innovative colourful playhouse for children. Alma-nac’s response was to create an upside down house referencing some of the surreal worlds created in children’s stories such as Alice in Wonderland and the Pixar film Up. Its simple concept gives rise to a whole new world. The floor becomes the sky, the roof becomes the floor, enter through the chimney and slide out the door.

Alma-nac is an award winning RIBA Chartered architecture and design studio, based in central London. Set up by 3 partners in 2009, Alma-nac uses a design process that facilitates innovative, high quality, contextual design across any sector. Specialising in PRS, residential, retrofit, mixed use and arts projects, Alma-nac has worked in 19 London boroughs and across the UK.

8 Nov
New Hospitality Hub in Croydon
Design: Dexter Moren Associates (DMA) Architects
585-603 London Road Hospitality Hub, Croydon
image courtesy of architects

New Hospitality Hub in Croydon
The site for a new £90 million hospitality hub in Croydon, developed by LHG (London Hotel Group) and designed by award-winning hotel architects Dexter Moren Associates, was included as one of the strategic projects in a study tour organised by New London Architecture.

8 Nov
Learning Campus Thamesmead
Architects: Keppie Design
Place & Making Institute Thamesmead
image courtesy of architects

Learning Campus Thamesmead Building
Keppie Design have unveiled visionary proposals for a state of the art Learning Campus at Thamesmead for the London Borough of Bexley and their partners Peabody and London South East Colleges. The proposals – known as The Place & Making Institute – will be located at the centre of one of Europe’s largest regeneration projects.

6 Nov
Canaletto Tower, 257 City Road, Islington
Design: UNStudio, architects
Canaletto Tower London Building design by UNStudio
photography © Hufton+Crow, © EvaBloem

Canaletto Tower Building
Outside of the privacy afforded by the 190 individual living units, the Canaletto tower caters for a variety of collective leisure activities by way of shared amenities where the residents can enjoy healthy leisure pursuits or relax in areas designed for gathering and socialising.

6 Nov
Ashburnham Primary School Playground, West London
Design: Foster + Partners
Ashburnham Primary School-playground in London
photograph : Aaron Hargreaves / Foster + Partners

Ashburnham Primary School Playground
The opening of the new children’s playground at Ashburnham Community School in West London was met with shrieks of delight, as the children got a first taste of the recently transformed school grounds.

27 Oct 2017
S1 Building Kings Cross
Design: Mossessian Architecture
S1 King’s Cross Building
image courtesy of architects

S1 Building Kings Cross
This new 11-storey office building has had planning permission granted by Camden Council. Known as S1 it forms an architectural pair with neighbouring S2, which was also designed by Mossessian Architecture and is home to Google. Both are located on the new Handyside Street, by Lewis Cubitt Park.

16 Oct 2017
London Festival of Architecture in 2018
The London Festival of Architecture has announced that its theme for 2018 will be ‘identity’. The theme will be explored and celebrated through a lively and diverse programme of public events across the capital.

9 Oct
Glaziers Hall
The reopening of Glaziers Hall takes place later this month.

A £2.5m investment has transformed the 200-year-old, Grade II listed building situated on London’s Southbank. It includes stunning new riverside rooms, a new basement level and bespoke wine cellar which showcases three restored Georgian brick arches.

9 Oct
Hallmark Building in London

8 Oct
Art Workers’ Guild in Bloomsbury

7 Oct
Vyn Yard Apartments, Vyner Street, Bethnal Green, East London
Design: Stockwool Architects
Vyn Yard, Bethnal Green Apartments
photo : Morley von Sternberg

Vyn Yard Apartment Building
Vyn Yard apartments are located on a regenerated brownfield site on a thriving artistic street in the Regents Canal conservation area. It is a mixed-use scheme of 23 apartments and commercial space.

4 Oct
White City Living London Development

4 Oct
Bloomberg’s New European Headquarters in London

2 Oct
Velehrad Organisation Building in Barnes

15 Sep
Nautilus Spiral Staircase
Architect: Hassan Nourbakhsh (Borheh)
Staircase Wood Interior London design
photo courtesy of Wood Awards

Spiral Staircase
European birch spiral staircase on new dynamic residential refurbishment. The minimalist hollow stair is formed from 180 unique pieces of ply, CNC cut and assembled on site with no visible connections.

14 Sep
Royal London Asset Management Office, 25 Wilton Road, Victoria
Design: MAX Architects
Royal London Asset Management Office
image courtesy of architects

Royal London Asset Management Office in Victoria
£35m, 150,000 sqft mixed-use redevelopment of 25 Wilton Road for Royal London Asset Management: an inventive refurbishment, infill and extension built by Kier in the south west of the UK capital city.

14 Sep
Snowdon Aviary Refurbishment, Regent’s Park
Design: Foster + Partners
Snowdon Aviary
photo © Tom Miller

Snowdon Aviary Building Renewal
Preservation of listed zoo building + new education and community space

13 Sep
The London Cat Clinic, Bermondsey, Southwark
Architect: Gort Scott
London Cat Clinic Building
photograph : Jim Stephenson

London Cat Clinic
This Dalston-based architectural practice completes a characterful and high quality feline veterinary practice in Bermondsey.

11 Sep
Central Foundation Boys School, Old Street, Islington
Design: Hawkins\Brown Architects
Central Foundation Boys School 3
image from architects

Central Foundation Boys School
Detailed plans for sensitive refurbishment and new buildings approved by Islington Council Hawkins\Brown has won planning consent on behalf of Central Foundation Boys’ School for the transformation of the school’s collection of buildings in Old Street. When the project completes in 2021/22 the school will occupy 13,000 sq/m of accommodation on the site it has occupied for over 150 years.

11 Sep
Mixed-Use Development in Midtown at Chancery Lane

8 Sep
Winton Gallery at the Science Museum in London

1 Sep
designjunction 2017 in Kings Cross

30 Aug 2017
Silver Building in the Royal Docks

30 Aug
Battersea Power Station Chimneys

27 Aug
Lanesborough Hotel & Spa, Hyde Park Corner, Belgravia
Architecture: Filer & Cox ; Interiors: 1508
Lanesborough Hotel & Spa London Club
image from architects

Lanesborough Hotel & Spa in South West London
This building is situated between Mayfair and Belgravia. The sumptuous interiors reflect the elegant architecture of the original grand Regency-period building.

14 Aug 2017
Garden Bridge Trust Winds Up Flawed Project
The Garden Bridge Trust, the charity established to build and run the proposed Garden Bridge in central London, today announced that it will be winding up the controversial project designed by Thomas Heatherwick, after £37m of public money was spent.

London Garden Bridge Scrapped

Feilden Fowles Studio, Waterloo
Architects: Feilden Fowles Studio
Feilden Fowles Studio Waterloo
photos © Edmund Fowles

Feilden Fowles Studio Building
This architecture office master-planned Waterloo City Farm from the design of animal pens, sheltered outdoor classroom and barn, to their new architects studio which was offered in exchange for their design services.

Belarusian Memorial Chapel
Design: Spheron Architects
Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London
photo © Joakim Boren

Belarusian Memorial Chapel in London Building
This 70sqm project is the first wooden chapel to be built in the British capital since the Great Fire. The tiny wooden building is dedicated to the memory of victims of the Chernobyl disaster.

Fairfax House, Teddington, South West London
Architects: Coupdeville
Fairfax House
photograph : Simon Kennedy

New House in Teddington
This property replaces a simple 1930s bungalow, which sat on a generous plot that the family had lived in for ten years.

10 Aug 2017
Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility, Hendon, North London
Architects: Bennetts Associates
Metropolitan Police Facility
image courtesy of architects office

Metropolitan Police Training and Operations Facility
Working with Mace to produce a turnkey project, Bennetts Associates has completed a new Training and Operations facility for the Metropolitan Police Service at their historical Hendon site, creating a contemporary, flexible learning and working environment.

Camden Highline Crowdfunding Campaign Hits Target
A crowdfunding campaign for the Camden Highline has raised £64k, almost double its initial target a month after beginning.

The campaign benefitted from a wave of support including the Mayor of London Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan and Camden Market, who joined over 300 residents, community groups and businesses who donated to the campaign.

4 Aug 2017
Musicity London Architecture
Music inspired by the buildings of London – from Borough Market to the Finnish Church, Peckham Library to the Shard.
Time and Talents Settlement building: Bermondsey, London
photo courtesy of Musicity
Musicity London news

3 Aug 2017
Artwork at Assembly London
Alexander Chinneck Artwork Assembly London | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo : Charles Emerson
Assembly London Artwork
Artist Alexander Chinneck completes monumental artwork entitled ‘Six pins and half a dozen needles’ on this new office campus in Hammersmith.

2 Aug 2017
Grenfell Cladding Test Is “An Absolute Failure”
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has published results of the first of the large scale tests. These large scale tests allow experts to better understand how different types of cladding panels behave with different types of insulation in a fire.

Immediately after the Grenfell Tower fire, the government began a testing programme on aluminium composite material (ACM) on high rise residential buildings, which is one element of a wall cladding system: Grenfell Tower Cladding Test News

29 Jul 2017
The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey
Design: Cartwright Pickard
The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London | www.e-architect.co.uk
photography © Hundven-Clements

The Boilerhouse for Royal Holloway, University of London
The Boilerhouse comprises a new café pavilion and event space carefully inserted into the courtyard of the original Boilerhouse complex serving the Grade I Listed Founders Building as well as the refurbishment of the original stable block into a seating and servery area.

28 Jul 2017
Brent Cross Housing
Design: Architects pH+
Brent Cross Property
picture courtesy of architects studio

Brent Cross Property

28 Jul 2017
SIDESHOW Installation, Equipment Works site near Blackhorse Road Station, Walthamstow, E17, Northeast of the city
Design: Ehk!
Sideshow London by Blackhorse Tube Station | www.e-architect.co.uk
image courtesy of architects studio

SIDESHOW Installation
This summer, the Blackhorse Workshop and specialist regeneration company U+I are presenting SIDESHOW, a new installation that celebrates the maker culture of the capital, at the Equipment Works site near Blackhorse Road station.

27 Jul 2017
College Road Houses in Dulwich, South East London
Architects: Thompson + Baroni with Stephen Marshall Architects
College Road House
photograph courtesy of architecture office

College Road Houses in Dulwich
Minimalist architects studio design a pair of houses located in Dulwich.

22 Jul 2017
Houses of Parliament Building Renewal Contracts
Palace of Westminster London Building | www.e-architect.co.uk
picture © Nick Weall
Palace of Westminster London Restoration

28 Jun 2017
Blackwall Reach, Tower Hamlets, East London
Design: C. F. Møller Architects
Blackwall Reach
Court Yard View CGI

Blackwall Reach Development
Swan Housing Association announce the appointment of C.F. Møller as the architects for Phase 3 of the £300m regeneration of Robin Hood Gardens, known as Blackwall Reach.

26 Jun 2017
Architectural Association Projects Review

Review by architect Eleonora Nicoletti, one of e-architect’s London architecture guides:

AA Projects Review 2017

The narrow spaces of the Architectural Association at 36 Bedford Square seem incapable of containing the exuberance of drawings, models and installations produced by students during the AA’s 2016/17 academic year.

Read more at Architectural Association Projects Review in London

25 Jun 2017
Sky Garden Renewal
Walkie Talkie Building London – news
The Sky Garden will be undergoing a refurbishment from the of 7th July 2017. Renewal work is due to last for a number of weeks. The work is set to improve the visitor experience.

25 + 24 Jun 2017
Is the Chalcots Estate Evacuation Needed?
Chalcots Estate towers Camden North London
Chalcots Estate Tower Cladding

from 14 Jun 2017
Grenfell Tower Fire
Grenfell Tower Cladding

June is dominated by the London Festival of Architecture. And to help sift through the range of contemporary classics in the capital, here is an accessible Top 10 guide to London’s finest buildings:
Lloyds of London building photo
photograph courtesy of Utility Design
Top 10 London Buildings

16 Jun 2017
City of London’s 60 green roofs win top planning award
The City of London Corporation’s green roof initiative has seen over 60 installed. The programme to install green roofs in the City of London won in the Excellence in Planning for the Natural Environment category at the Royal Town Planning Institute’s Awards for Planning Excellence 2017.
City of London Green Roofs

16 + 15 + 14 + 13 Jun 2017
Grenfell Tower Fire
Massive blaze engulfs 24-storey block of flats in North Kensington, west London.
Grenfell Tower fire in West London building
photograph courtesy of SE9
Grenfell Tower in West London

13 Jun 2017
Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Competition

International architecture competition for a new library building in Southmere Village run by Peabody and the Royal Institute of British Architects:
RIBA Southmere Village Library in Thamesmead Architecture Competition

29 Apr 2017
Hyde Park Library Design Competition Winners
Hyde Park Library London Winner | www.e-architect.co.uk
image courtesy of architects
Hyde Park Library Architecture Competition
This architecture competition run by archasm generated 378 registration. The winners are Seounghyun Cheon, Jihyeon Min from South Korea.

28 Apr 2017
London Garden Bridge Scrapped by London Mayor Sadiq Khan
Garden Bridge across the River Thames
picture courtesy of architecture studio
Garden Bridge across the River Thames

This controversy has gone on too long, with some basic procurement faults evident. Sadiq Khan will not give financial guarantees for construction work to begin.

The new bridge was supported by actress Joanna Lumley and politicians Boris Johnson and George Osborne.

28 Apr 2017
London Festival of Architecture 2017 Speaker
London Festival of Architecture 2017
British architect Richard Rogers joins architects Sir David Adjaye and Daniel Libeskind to complete an impressive line-up of global architectural superstars taking part in the London Festival of Architecture 2017.

Richard Rogers will be in conversation with fellow architect Boris Bernaskoni at the Design Museum on 22 June. They will discuss their work and the influence of the Russian avant-garde on contemporary architecture.

28 Apr 2017
Wardian London Penthouses, Isle of Dogs
Design: Glenn Howells Architects
Wardian London
image courtesy of architecture practice

Wardian London Property
EcoWorld Ballymore today launch twelve luxury penthouses for sale at Wardian London, offering residents a botanical oasis with panoramic views of Canary Wharf and the City. The homes will offer buyers the gift of time, being ideally located to the financial districts of Canary Wharf and The City.

1 Apr 2017
Boon Brown Architects major mixed use development win

Boon Brown Architects is celebrating a successful start to Spring with its appointment as architect / lead consultant on a large-scale London project. The award-winning practice has been chosen to complete the coordinated technical design for plots 202b-203 of the ambitious Barking Riverside scheme.

Barking Riverside aerial by VIZ:
Barking Riverside

Barking Riverside Development News

London Building News

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We have picked out some key posts below leading up to Spring 2017:

11 Mar 2017
Berkeley Group launch new lifestyle-led property search tool

Berkeley Group who have just launched their unique luxury property search tool My View, which pans magnificent views of London allowing you to find your ideal city living.

Berkeley Group lifestyle-led property search tool:

Berkeley Group lifestyle-led property search tool

The lifestyle-led search tool allows prospective buyers to choose their home based on surrounding attractions including leisure, dining, shopping, culture, green space, education and transport. Ultimately allowing people to live out their desired lifestyle aspect.

The tool can be found here: www.berkeleygroup.co.uk/myview including Berkeley developments and information about its facilities as well as nearby attractions.

11 Mar 2017
Saatchi & Saatchi’s new Chancery Lane HQ
Design: Jump Studios
Saatchi & Saatchi Chancery Lane HQ
photo courtesy of architects

40 Chancery Lane Building
Architecture and interiors practice Jump Studios, a Populous Company, has delivered a new London office for Saatchi & Saatchi, the renowned global communications and advertising agency.

London Architecture News 2017 – archive page

5 Sep 2016
Spire London Docklands Tower
Design: HOK, Architects
Spire London Docklands skyscraper building
image from architect

Spire London Docklands Tower
News about the tallest resi-tower building in Western Europe

60-70 St Mary Axe – 28 Dec 2015
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper
image courtesy of the architects

1 Undershaft Tower – 9 + 8 Dec 2015
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
image : DBOX, courtesy Eric Parry Architects

The Scalpel City of London Skyscraper
Design: Kohn Pederson Fox – KPF
The Scalpel Tower Lime Street
image courtesy of the architects

Ludgate House & Sampson Houses Building Development – 9 Oct 2013
Architect: PLP Architecture
Ludgate House and Sampson House
picture from architects

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