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The Tudor style building in central London
The Tudor style building in central London

If you wander around Mayfair, you might come across an old Tudor building that’s now flats, except it’s not at all old.

Battersea Power Station’s glass elevator to open next year
Battersea Power Station’s glass elevator to open next year

A glass elevator that will run up the inside of one of Battersea Power Station’s chimneys before popping up out of the top for a view will open next year.

Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City
Pedestrianisation plans for Bank junction in the City

The City of London has announced plans to part pedestrianise Bank junction following on from previous works which substantially reduced road traffic in the area.

Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains
Office block above Southwark station to be heated by tube trains

More than 20 years after it opened, Southwark tube station is to get the over-site development it was built for, although not the one it was designed for.

City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move
City of London gets planning permission for Dagenham markets move

Plans by the City of London to move its three historic markets to a single site in Dagenham Dock took a step forward last night after Barking and Dagenham council approved planning permission for the new market building.

Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next summer
Hammersmith Bridge could re-open next summer

A temporary double-decker bridge could allow the Hammersmith Bridge to reopen next summer, initially to pedestrians and cyclists, with motorists following a few months later, Hammersmith and Fulham council has announced.

3,000 homes to be built next to Dagenham Dock railway station
3,000 homes to be built next to Dagenham Dock railway station

A sleepy railway station in East London is due to get a lot busier as a large housing development is to be built next to it.

Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel
Art Deco cinema saved from conversion into a hotel

A former theatre turned cinema in the West End has been saved from conversion into a hotel after Camden council rejected an appeal from the developer.

M&S want to redevelop their Oxford Street flagship store
M&S want to redevelop their Oxford Street flagship store

Another large Oxford Street retailer is looking to downsize in light of the recent surge in online shopping, and this time it’s M&S.

A cluster of sideways buildings to replace the ITV tower
A cluster of sideways buildings to replace the ITV tower

A solitary tower on the Southbank could be replaced by a cluster of wide office blocks if plans by Make Architects are approved.

Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval
Design for Bank tube station entrance for approval

Design details for Bank tube station’s new Cannon Street entrance have been submitted to the City of London for planning approval.

Architecture exhibition for Euston Station
Architecture exhibition for Euston Station

An exhibition about railway architecture is coming to Euston Station this summer, as part of the London Festival of Architecture.

60th anniversary restoration for the Crystal Palace Bowl
60th anniversary restoration for the Crystal Palace Bowl

A run-down open-air stage in the middle of Crystal Palace that was popular between the 1960s and 90s is about to be restored to a working performance space again.

Barbican Centre upgrade as Centre for Music is cancelled
Barbican Centre upgrade as Centre for Music is cancelled

Plans for a new concert hall in the City of London have been cancelled as the City decides to revamp the Barbican Centre instead.

O2 shopping centre could be replaced with flats
O2 shopping centre could be replaced with flats

A large swathe of land between Finchley Road and West Hampstead could be filled with flats, and the O2 shopping centre demolished if plans go ahead.

National Gallery planning 200th anniversary overhaul
National Gallery planning 200th anniversary overhaul

The National Gallery in Trafalgar Square is straining to cope with double the number of visitors it was designed for, and it looking for a 200th-anniversary upgrade.

Winning design to open up a railway arch for pedestrians
Winning design to open up a railway arch for pedestrians

Plans to open up a railway arch in Wandsworth to pedestrians have been shown off following an architectural competition.

New York Highline team to design London’s Camden Highline
New York Highline team to design London’s Camden Highline

The team that lead the New York’s Highline development, turning an old railway line in a public park has won a design competition to do the same along an old railway line in Camden.

Chrisp Street market set for controversial redevelopment
Chrisp Street market set for controversial redevelopment

A long-running and at times controversial plan to redevelop the Festival of Britain era Chrisp Street market in Tower Hamlets has taken a step forward after the council formally issued a compulsory purchase order for the entire site.

Camden Highline totebags and postcards
Camden Highline totebags and postcards

The Camden Highline project, which is attempting to turn a length of disused railway into an elevated park has launched a fundraiser, offering limited edition goodies.

The Necropolis railway station to be turned into flats
The Necropolis railway station to be turned into flats

The living could soon reside where the dead once rested on their way to their final resting place, as the Necropolis railway station in Waterloo could be turned into flats.

City of London design competition for a new TARDIS
City of London design competition for a new TARDIS

The City of London is opening a design competition for a 21st-century Police Box to be placed around the Square Mile.

Changes to South Kensington tube station upgrades proposed
Changes to South Kensington tube station upgrades proposed

The plans to upgrade South Kensington tube station have been refined following feedback from the local community.

The campaign to save a modernist housing block in South London
The campaign to save a modernist housing block in South London

A pioneering housing estate in Lambeth is under threat of demolition by the local council.