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4 July 2022
Totteridge House, Totteridge, Barnet, North West London
Design: Gregory Phillips Architects
Totteridge House Barnet London
photo : Mel Yates
Totteridge House, Barnet

26 June 2022
LB Southwark SILS3, Peckham, South London
Design: Tim Ronalds Architects
LB Southwark SILS3 Peckham, South London
photo : Jim Stephenson
LB Southwark SILS3 Peckham
The LB Southwark SILS3 Peckham, South London is one of the 29 winners of the 2022 RIBA National Awards for architecture. LB Southwark SILS3 is a Pupil Referral Unit for children who have typically been excluded from school. Its purpose is to give students time out from mainstream education before they are ready to return.

22 Jun 2022
Bloom Clerkenwell, Farringdon, north east London
Architecture: John Robertson Architects
Bloom Clerkenwell Farringdon Building
photo : Peter Cook
Bloom Clerkenwell, Farringdon Building
John Robertson Architects (JRA) completes Bloom Clerkenwell, one of London’s most dynamic and prominent workspace developments in recent years, occupying a site adjacent to London’s Farringdon station.

24 June 2022
3 Mills Studios, near Stratford, East London
Architecture: Gort Scott
3 Mills Studios Stratford, East London
photo : John Fielding
3 Mills Studios
The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) announce the start of a £6million renovation and modernisation project to upgrade several of the historic buildings at its iconic 3 Mills Studios in east London this month.

24 June 2022
BFI Riverfront, Southbank, central London
Design: Carmody Groarke, Architects
BFI Riverfront London: British Film Institute
photo : Luke Hayes
BFI Riverfront
Burrowed beneath the arches of Waterloo Bridge, The British Film Institute (BFI ) Southbank was originally built in the 1950s to accommodates the UK’s largest independent cinema house and National Film Archive. Prominently facing the river Thames, the BFI benefits from a steady stream of pedestrians enjoying the Southbank; however, its entrance had become outdated and poorly equipped to entice and welcome visitors.

24 June 2022
Ditton Hill House, Surbiton, South West London
Design: Surman Weston Architects
Ditton Hill, Surbiton home
photo : Johan Dehlin
House in Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey

24 June 2022
LB Southwark SILS3, Peckham, South London
Design: Tim Ronalds Architects
LB Southwark SILS3 Peckham, South London
photograph © Jim Stephenson
LB Southwark SILS3, Peckham
LB Southwark SILS3 is a Pupil Referral Unit for children who have typically been excluded from school. Its purpose is to give students time out from mainstream education before they are ready to return. Their behaviour can be challenging and demanding.

22 June 2022
Olympia London Energy Centre building, Olympia Exhibition Centre. Hammersmith Road, Kensington, London, W14 8UX
Design: SPPARC
Olympia London Energy Centre building
image courtesy of architects
Olympia London Energy Centre building
Olympia London Energy Centre building building design by architects SPPARC, has been given a dramatic and eye-catching appearance thanks to the use of a portfolio of façade products.

21 June 2022
LFA Co-designing Equity in the Public Realm Competition 2022
LFA Co-designing Equity in the Public Realm Competition
photo : Mark Allan
LFA Co-designing Equity in the Public Realm Competition
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) is collaborating with the City of London Corporation, its cultural district Culture Mile, and Foundation for Future London to launch ‘Co-designing Equity in the Public Realm’, a new design competition. This architecture competition will deliver one or more temporary public realm interventions in Smithfield and East London that collectively develop a deeper understanding of the public’s experience of streets and public spaces.

14 June 2022
Grenfell fifth anniversary: firefighter numbers cut
Fire in West London building
photo by Natalie Oxford, courtesy of wikimedia commons
Grenfell Tower fifth anniversary
The Fire Brigades Union has revealed that 221 firefighter positions have been cut since Grenfell, as the fifth anniversary of the fire takes place on 14 June.

13 Jun 2022
ABBA Arena East London Building, close to Pudding Mill Lane DLR, East London
Design: STUFISH Entertainment Architects
ABBA Arena East London Building
photo © Dirk Lindner courtesy Stufish
ABBA Arena East London Building
The newly opened ABBA Arena has become one of London’s biggest cultural destinations, with thousands of people travelling into the capital to see ABBA’s revolutionary virtual concert ‘ABBA Voyage’. Situation close to East London’s Pudding Mill Lane DLR, ABBA Arena has become the world’s largest demountable temporary venue.

10 June 2022
Palace of Westminster Building Survey News
Palace of Westminster Building Survey

6 June 2022
One Exchange Square, Broadgate, EC2
Design: Fletcher Priest Architects
One Exchange Square, Broadgate, London EC2
image : Secchi Smith
One Exchange Square Broadgate Building

2 June 2022
Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan
Design: Simone de Gale Architects
Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan, London Office Retail building design
image courtesy of architects practice
Kensington Memorial Park Masterplan
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has appointed Simone de Gale Architects as Lead Architect and Principal Designer to the project. Designs are underway with a view to gain planning permissions in 2022, and complete construction in time to launch in 2023.

27 May 2022
Student Scheme and Revitalised Railway Arches, Hornsey Road, North London
Architects: CZWG
Railway Arches Student Housing London
render : CZWG Architects
Railway Arches Student Housing London
Plans submitted for a 284 room student scheme on Hornsey Road adjacent to London Metropolitan University and opposite the Emirates Stadium. It includes proposals for the opening up of a new pedestrian route between Holloway Road station and Hornsey Road and the revitalisation of 21 dilapidated railway viaduct arches and a derelict building on Holloway Road.

26 May 2022
RIBA HQ refurbishment
RIBA HQ refurbishment, 66 Portland Place
The Royal Institute of British Architects announce Benedetti Architects as the Lead Architect for the refurbishment and modernisation of 66 Portland Place, a Grade II* listed building. This project forms part of the RIBA’s House of Architecture initiative to inspire members, professionals, students and the public through physical and virtual debate, discussion, learning and exhibitions.

25 May 2022
Horniman appoints Feilden Fowles as lead architect for Nature + Love
Horniman Museum and Gardens Clocktower, London
photo : Sophia Spring
Horniman Museum & Gardens Nature + Love
With initial support* of £475,000 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund, made possible by National Lottery players, the Nature + Love project aims to make the Horniman more inclusive and accessible, placing environmental sustainability and a commitment to fighting the climate emergency at its heart.
Feilden Fowles will lead a team of conservation and landscape architects, engineers and designers to develop designs for three new attractions at the Horniman.

24 May 2022
Woolwich Elizabeth Line Station London Building

23 May 2022
The Royal College of Art, Howie Street, SW11 4AY
Architects: Herzog & de Meuron
Royal College of Art Battersea Campus London
photo © Iwan Baan
Royal College of Art Battersea Campus
“The Royal College of Art is a unique institution, rightly revered globally for the excellence of its postgraduate art and design education. The dynamic created by this new building is remarkable. Our working environments have a powerful influence on the way we create and collaborate, and I am so excited for this new chapter in the life of the college and the inspirational work its graduates will bring into the world.”

23 May 2022
Tree-less Treehouse, North West London

23 May 2022
Elizabeth Line stations by Weston Williamson + Partners

20 May 2022
Houses of Parliament Building Restoration News

20 May 2022
Don’t Move, Improve! 2022 winners

18 May 2022
The Pears Building at Royal Free Hospital
Design: Hopkins Architects
The Pears Building at Royal Free Hospital London
photo : Janie Airey / Airey Spaces
The Pears Building at Royal Free Hospital

18 May 2022
National Gallery London NG200 Design Proposals
National Gallery London NG200 Design
image : Selldorf Architects
National Gallery London NG200 Design
The National Gallery released its developed NG200 design proposals, now out for a second round of public consultation ahead of the submission of a planning application this summer.

12 May 2022
Triptych Bankside London Development
Design Architect: Squire & Partners; interior design: Cocovara
Triptych Bankside Development London Property
image courtesy of JTRE London
Triptych Bankside London Development
Highlighting the strong demand seen recently for space at the game changing Triptych Bankside development, one of the most striking schemes on the central London skyline, over 25,000 sq ft has been let by developer JTRE London in the commercial building at One Triptych Place. The deals are the first commercial signings at the Southbank development.

9 May 2022
Stanhope Avenue House, Finchley, North London
Design: Iguana Architects
Stanhope Avenue House North London
photo : Juliet Murphy
Stanhope Avenue House in Finchley

28 Apr 2022
Barbican Centre Renewal Competition Winners
Design: Allies and Morrison architects + Asif Khan Studio
Barbican Centre Renewal Competition Winners
A collaborative design team led by architects Allies and Morrison and Asif Khan Studio, has been selected to deliver a multi-million-pound renewal of the Barbican Centre. The project will preserve the iconic building’s original architectural vision, provide new opportunities for the Barbican’s diverse community of artists, audiences, and partners, and boost the building’s accessibility and environmental performance.

28 Apr 2022
Four Bentinck Street
Renewal Design: Hale Brown architects
Four Bentinck Street Marylebone, London W1
photo courtesy of The Howard de Walden Estate
Four Bentinck Street Marylebone

25 Apr 2022
NLA London Tall Buildings Survey 2022
NLA London Tall Buildings Survey 2022
The results of the 2022 edition of the annual New London Architecture (NLA) London Tall Buildings Survey, published in partnership with global property consultancy Knight Frank, indicate a downward trend in London’s tall buildings with applications down 13.3% over the previous year.

20 Apr 2022
Demolition of M&S flagship Oxford Street store

Sustainability expert on Gove’s decision to block demolition of M&S Oxford Street store:

Asif Din, head of sustainability Perkins&Will London, comments: “The saga surrounding the demolition of M&S’s flagship Oxford Street store continues and the decision for Michael Gove to scrutinize the plans seems to be done purely on a basis of heritage value only.

Marks and Spencer Oxford Street, London W1 building:
Marks and Spencer Oxford Street, London W1 building
photo : Gary Rogers / Marks and Spencer, courtesy of wikimedia commons

“As a non-listed building, the heritage value of the building has not been recognized up until now and seems strange that this is drawing so much attention only when the building has been threatened the listing process is in place to deal with this to preserve buildings of historic significance. Gove has no remit under the carbon value of the building which is put in GLA policy. I am still of the opinion that the building can be retrofitted but find that this type of intervention by the central government disturbing on what seems to be a populist decision and not based within the hierarchy of decision making.

“Surely we’ve learnt from our collision course with climate change that we have to look at carbon savings now. Inaction is no excuse when the stakes are so high. In this case alone, embodied carbon equivalent to four million gallons of diesel risks being released back into the capital’s atmosphere, reversing many of the gains made elsewhere in our road to net zero emissions by 2030. The construction industry has a high impact and the same security that has been placed on other sectors needs to be applied.

Christmas lights, Marks & Spencer, Oxford Street W1:
Marks & Spencer Oxford Street store London
photo : Robin Sones, CC BY-SA 2.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

“The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) calls for cities to be bold in their approach to decarbonisation. Decision-makers have the power and jurisdiction to lay precedent today to ensure that carbon efficiency in construction is not tomorrow’s issue. Retrofitting, and the resourceful conversion of the existing building stock, are essential to this aspiration, not only due to the profound environmental impact that demolition presents but because the financial burden of mistakes made now is a half-a-trillion pound problem.

A basic video re the proposal, with robotic vocieover, some useful graphics:

“Throwing our hands up is not permissible in this day and age. If a systemic solution is not immediately clear, then decision-makers must canvas the development industry to search for one. Architects are ready to challenge existing practices and have the necessary skills to deliver low carbon buildings, but this conviction must be matched on both sides.”

7 Apr 2022
Victorian Terraced Townhouse, Highgate, North London
Design: LLI Design
Victorian Terraced Townhouse in Highgate

1 Apr 2022
Liverpool Street Station Redevelopment
Design: Herzog & de Meuron Architects
Liverpool Street Station London concourse
photo © Adrian Welch
Liverpool Street Station
The first names of companies working on a massive plan to redevelop Liverpool Street Station are beginning to emerge as Swiss architect Herzog & de Meuron plans a block up to 20 storeys high above part of the concourse.

1 April 2022
Nanaksar Primary School, Hillingdon, North West London
Design: CPMG Architects
Nanaksar Primary School Hillingdon, West London Building
photo courtesy of architects office
Nanaksar Primary School
Hundreds of new primary school places will be the result of an extensive refurbishment and expansion of Nanaksar Primary School in Hillingdon, West London, which has now been completed.

1 April 2022
Clichy Estate, Stepney, Tower Hamlets
Architects: PRP
Clichy Estate housing: Stepney homes, Tower Hamlets
image courtesy of architects practice
Clichy Estate housing: Stepney homes
Planning permission has been granted to replace three ageing council blocks in Stepney with 412 homes, new community facilities and green spaces. In line with the Council’s housing aspirations, 42 per cent of new homes will be affordable, with 56% of these intended for larger families.

31 March 2022
The Officers’ House, Royal Arsenal, Royal Arsenal, Woolwich, South London
Design: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM), architects
The Officers House Royal Arsenal by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
images courtesy of the Brick Awards
The Officers’ House Royal Arsenal
AHMM were appointed in late 2015 to redevelop a dilapidated Grade II listed barracks at Royal Arsenal, Woolwich. The brief sought to retain ‘The Officers’ House’ (Block-A) and develop additional housing within a new, ‘twin’ block (Block-B) running parallel to it.

Alfred Place Gardens, Camden
Alfred Place Gardens Camden

17 Mar 2022
Shortlist for Wilcox Road Gateway, South Lambeth, South London
Wilcox Road South Lambeth Competition Shortlist
image courtesy of architects practice
Wilcox Road South Lambeth Competition
The London Festival of Architecture and the Neighbourhood Regeneration Team at Lambeth Council have revealed the five teams shortlisted for the Wilcox Road Gateway design competition. Emerging architects, designers, artists were invited to submit a proposal for a public realm installation that animates Wilcox Road in Lambeth and transforms it into a welcoming gateway from the newly opened Nine Elms Tube Station.

10 Mar 2022
Student accommodation in Hammersmith, 181 Talgarth Road – near to White City Campus, Hammersmith, West London
Design: Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners (RSH+P)
Student Accommodation in Hammersmith, West London
image courtesy of architecture practice
Student Accommodation in Hammersmith
Dominvs Group has received resolution to grant for a 713-bed purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) scheme in Hammersmith. Permission had previously been granted in December 2020 to deliver two new hotels on the site. However, following strong demand from Higher Education Institutions, the north of the site has been revised to provide high-quality PBSA

Grenfell Tower in West London

2 Mar 2022
Don’t Move, Improve! 2022 shortlist
A Tuscan Veranda by Turner Architects
photograph © Adam Scott
Don’t Move, Improve! 2022
15 renovation projects have been shortlisted as some of London’s best home improvements for the 2022 edition of New London Architecture’s (NLA) annual competition Don’t Move, Improve!, celebrating the most innovative home improvement projects from across London.

28 Feb 2022
2022 RIBA London architecture awards
2022 RIBA London Awards shortlist – 68 designs

72 Upper Ground London SE1 Development – 68 designs

Treehouses at Kew Design Competition Shortlist – 68 designs

23 Feb 2022
House of Illustration, Islington, London N5
Design: Tim Ronalds Architects
House of Illustration Islington London
photo © Justin Piperger
House of Illustration, Islington
Encompassing galleries, a learning studio, public gardens, a shop and a café, the renamed Quentin Blake Centre for Illustration will be the national centre for illustration: a unique destination for art-lovers, illustrators, families, schools and colleges; and the catalyst for exhibitions and activities across the UK. It will also become a permanent home for the archive of the organisation’s founder, Sir Quentin Blake, with selections from his archive of more than 40,000 works on permanent display.

19 Feb 2022
University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
Design: Scott Tallon Walker Architects in association with Edward Williams Architects
University College Hospital Grafton Way Building facade
photo © Paul Raftery
University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
Constructed by Bouygues UK, the new building is located in a tight and historically challenging site within the Bloomsbury Conservation area, in close proximity to two Grade II-listed UCL buildings and directly below the Mayor of London’s View Corridor. In order to create the necessary clinical space while respecting protected views and surrounding heritage, the 13-storey building has a significant basement, which is five-storeys plus a mezzanine below ground, is equivalent in volume to the Royal Albert Hall.

18 Feb 2022
The National Gallery Reveals Initial Proposals For NG200 Project
National Gallery London NG200 Project

15 Feb 2022
Centrepoint ILP Peckham, Peckham, Southwark
Build: M-AR
Centrepoint ILP Peckham: Reuben House London UK
image courtesy of architects practice
Centrepoint ILP Peckham
Centrepoint, the UK’s leading youth homelessness charity, has revealed a ‘first look’ at 33 new modular homes built to house young people experiencing homelessness in Peckham, London.

13 Feb 2022
Rediscovering Notting Hill Gate, North West London
Rediscovering Notting Hill Gate Design Competition
photo © Luke O’Donovan
Rediscovering Notting Hill Gate Design Competition
Notting Hill Gate is set to get a refresh as a design competition invites architects, designers and creatives from across London to reimagine public space
The innovative new installation could use using seating, greening, lighting, interactive elements or pop-ups to bring vibrancy to the area.

10 Feb 2022
The Hickman, Whitechapel, City of London
Design: DSDHA
The Hickman Whitechapel, London E1 Building
photograph courtesy of architects practice
The Hickman London E1 Development
In becoming the world’s first building to be awarded WiredScore’s SmartScore ‘Platinum’ rating, The Hickman has spearheaded a new era for workplaces, reflecting customers’ changing expectations as a result of shifting work patterns. With hybrid working now the norm for many businesses, there is increased demand for developers and employers to deliver office space that provides a better experience than the working-from-home alternative.

9 Feb 2022
Lancer Square, Kensington, West London
Landscape design: Scape Design; Buildings design: Squire & Partners
Lancer Square, Kensington Church Street, London
image courtesy of architects practice
Lancer Square Kensington
A garden square created by Scape Design has recently been completed in the Kensington Palace conservation area of West London, providing high-quality public realm and private landscape areas for Lancer Square, a new mixed-use development of 36 world-class apartments, retail and restaurants designed by Squire & Partners.

8 Feb 2022
PEARL: Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, UCL
Design: Penoyre & Prasad
PEARL: Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, UCL
photograph © Timothy Soar
PEARL: Person-Environment-Activity Research Laboratory, UCL
London-based architecture practice Penoyre & Prasad has completed UCL’s unique research laboratory, PEARL. The research centre’s goal is to improve the built environment and the way we interact with it. Life-sized environments – a railway station, high street, town square for example – will be built under controlled conditions to examine how people of all abilities interact with their urban environment and each other.

2 February 2022
Triptych Bankside sees surge in luxury apartment sales
Design Architect: Squire & Partners; interior design: Cocovara
Triptych Bankside London Property
image courtesy of architects practice
Triptych Bankside London Property News
JTRE London, the developer of Triptych Bankside, one of the most striking mixed-use schemes on the central London skyline, has marked the start of the New Year by securing luxury apartment sales totalling £36.5m.

6 Feb 2022
Revive Bramcote Park design competition

2 Feb 2022
61-65 Holborn Viaduct Building, City of London
Design: Stiff + Trevillion Architects and Jonathan Cook Landscape Architects
61-65 Holborn Viaduct London building design
image courtesy of architects practice
61-65 Holborn Viaduct Building

1 Feb 2022
Camden Highline Design Competition Shortlist, Camden, North London
Somers Town Design Competition, Camden, London
photo courtesy of LFA
Somers Town Design Competition Camden
The London Festival of Architecture and the London Borough of Camden have launched a new design competition, inviting architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists to develop a creative design in Somers Town that supports the events planned in the area as part of LFA 2022. Whilst King’s Cross and Euston have experienced significant growth throughout the years, Somers Town and its residents have yet to see the full benefits of surrounding regeneration.

17 Jan 2022
New London Architecture King’s Cross Design Competition
NLA King's Cross Competition 2022 London One Housing Group building
image courtesy of NLA
New London Architecture King’s Cross Design Competition
King’s Cross, London’s 67-acre creative neighbourhood, has today launched a competition in partnership with New London Architecture (NLA). It is inviting individuals, community groups, established and emerging enterprises and organisations to put forward ideas and proposals for how they could transform an existing premises on Beaconsfield Street into a new community offer.

13 Jan 2022
Wilcox Road Competition, South Lambeth
Wilcox Road South Lambeth Competition London
photo courtesy of LFA
Wilcox Road South Lambeth Architecture Competition

13 Jan 2022
London Festival of Architecture launches call for entries and reveals Destinations
LFA 2022: London Festival of Architecture Brixton
photo © Gareth Gardner
LFA 2022 – London Festival of Architecture News
This summer, the London Festival of Architecture (LFA), the world’s largest annual architecture festival, returns for its 13th edition across June. LFA 2022 will once again transform London’s neighbourhoods with a series of installations, exhibitions, talks and special events that will bring people together as London continues to reopen.

10 Jan 2022
Alphabeta, Finsbury Square
Design: Studio RHE
Alphabeta Finsbury Square
photo : Nick Hufton, Al Crow
Alphabeta
Alphabeta is the melting pot for Two Tribes; the City’s financial sector and the new Creative Media and Tech industries. An energetic shared workspace that straddles the divide and creates a new home for ideas to make money.

7 Jan 2022
Treehouses at Kew Design Competition, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, south west London
MoA Treehouses at Kew Design Competition London Architecture News
photo © Luke Hayes
Treehouses at Kew Design Competition
Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Museum of Architecture (MoA) have launched an international design competition to find three exceptional designs to create three Treehouses across RBG Kew’s UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of a larger ‘Treehouses at Kew’ Exhibition taking place in 2023.

More London Architecture News in 2021 online soon!

London Architecture News in 2021

14 Dec 2021
V&A East Museum, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, Borough of Newham
Design: O’Donnell + Tuomey, Architects, Ireland
V&A East museum building in Stratford, London Architecture News
photo © Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A East museum building Stratford
The V&A marked the “topping out” of its new V&A East museum building – one of two V&A East sites currently under construction in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park – with the shell of the building reaching its full height. Designed by O’Donnell + Tuomey and constructed by MACE, the 7,000 sqm V&A East Museum tops out at 42.5 metres high, following completion of the installation of its intricate steel frame.

9 Dec 2021
A House for Artists, 36 – 40 Linton Road, Barking, east London
Design: APPARATA
A House for Artists Barking Town Centre

8 Dec 2021
Dora House, Royal Society of Sculptors London

8 Dec 2021
15 Clerkenwell Close Apartments

5 Dec 2021
Low Line Commons, Bankside – design awards news
Architects: PDP London
Low Line Design Competition Shortlisted design - Low Line Commons
image courtesy of architects practice
Low Line Commons London Design Award
A transformative architectural project, which will create a 3.5km green corridor through some of London’s oldest neighbourhoods, has won two major New London Awards. It was named winner of both Planning and Overall categories, and is the first unbuilt project to be named overall winner.

3 Dec 2021
Buildings at former London Television Centre site, 72 Upper Ground, South Bank
Design: Make Architects
London Television Centre Site Redevelopment London Architecture News
image courtesy of Coin Street Community Builders
London Television Centre Site Redevelopment

3 December 2021
Homerton High Street Development, Hackney, north east London
Design: CZWG Architects
Homerton High Street Hackney London building
visualisation : CZWG Architects
Homerton High Street Hackney Regeneration
The London Borough of Hackney has resolved to grant planning permission for a new mixed-use regeneration development on a dilapidated urban site adjacent to Homerton overground train station.

3 Dec 2021
Whitechapel Elizabeth Line Station, Whitechapel Market Conservation area, east London
Design: BDP
Whitechapel Elizabeth Line Station entrance
image © BDP
Whitechapel Elizabeth Line Station Building
The Whitechapel Elizabeth line station has opened after being handed over to Transport for London. Sitting within the Whitechapel Market Conservation area, the design of the new station retains the distinctive and historic buildings constructed more than 100 years ago.

3 Dec 2021
The Gilbert and One Lackington

2 Dec 2021
Pump House South Norwood, Croydon

1 Dec 2021
John Morden Centre Blackheath Building

29 Nov 2021
John Morden Centre, Morden College, Blackheath, south east London
Architect: Mae
John Morden Centre, Morden College, Blackheath, London Architecture News
photograph courtesy of Brick Awards / architects
John Morden Centre Blackheath Building

26 Nov 2021
Chelsea Barracks Phase 3a
Architect: PDP London
Chelsea Barracks Phase 3a, London, England, UK
photo courtesy of Brick Awards
Chelsea Barracks Phase 3a
At the heart of the development, set in new public realm by the historic Garrison Chapel, phase 3a includes a centrepiece restaurant, delicatessen and exclusive mews house.

24 Nov 2021
One Bishopsgate Plaza, Bishopsgate, City of London
Design: PLP Architecture
One Bishopsgate Plaza City of London Architecture News
photo : Julian Abrams
One Bishopsgate Plaza
One Bishopsgate Plaza is the first high-rise residential and hospitality development built in the City and stands as a bold commitment to the continued vitality of the area. The site includes a new 43-storey tower to house the hotel and residential uses along with a refurbished and extended Victorian building lining Devonshire Row that incorporates restaurant, office and retail space.

24 Nov 2021
Lambeth Palace Library Building

24 Nov 2021
Alumno Student Residence Bermondsey

23 Nov 2021
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Renewal

23 Nov 2021
South Kensington Station Development

19 Nov 2021
Duke of York Restaurant in Chelsea

16 Nov 2021
Vinoteca, Borough Yards, London Bridge
Design: SPPARC
Vinoteca restaurant and wine bar, Borough Yards
image courtesy of architects practice
Vinoteca Borough Yards restaurant and wine bar
Vinoteca will open a new 95 cover restaurant and wine bar at Borough Yards, a new shopping, dining and creative district in London Bridge. SPPARC, the architects behind Borough Yards, have worked carefully to celebrate the rich Victorian heritage of the arches by repurposing the cathedral like brick structures into exciting dining and retail spaces.

15 Nov 2021
York House King’s Cross Office Building – architecture award news

13 Nov 2021
Peckham Glass Box, Southwark Home

13 Nov 2021
New Hackney Primary School Building

7 Nov 2021
Mountain View House

5 Nov 2021
Mortimer House, Fitzrovia
Design: MATA Architects and Fettle design
Mortimer House Rooftop Bar Fitzrovia
photo © Peter Landers
Mortimer House Rooftop Bar
MATA Architects were asked to maximise the potential for a small rooftop structure housing a redundant lift overrun and some outdoor space immediately adjacent to it. The goal was to create a rooftop bar and outdoor seating area for Mortimer House with views across Fitzrovia.

5 Nov 2021
Premier Inn Westferry, Canary Wharf
Premier Inn Hotel Westferry, Canary Wharf

28 October 2021
Walters Way House, Lewisham, South London
Walters Way House Lewisham

27 October 2021
120 Fleet Street Redevelopment
Design: Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
120 Fleet Street redevelopment City of London Architecture News
image courtesy of architects practice
120 Fleet Street Building by BIG
The proposed redevelopment of 120 Fleet Street has (26th October) been granted planning permission by the City of London Corporations’s Planning and Transportation Committee.

27 Oct 2021
De Vere Gardens, Kensington, West London
Design: Alpex Architecture
De Vere Gardens Apartment Kensington
photo : French & Tye
De Vere Gardens
The property’s total area is 250sqm. It is a four-bedroom apartment with a wide main reception room and kitchen looking towards the pedestrian Canning Passage and Family Room that can serve as a TV Room and Study.

22 October 2021
Palace of Westminster Building Restoration News
Houses of Parliament Building Restoration News
photo courtesy of the Houses of Parliament
Palace of Westminster Building Restoration News
Over 50 highly skilled engineers, architectural surveyors, acoustics and lighting specialists, and ecologists, spent a combined 4,700 hours over Parliament’s recent recess period investigating the building and continuing to build the most detailed record of the 150-year-old Palace of Westminster ever created.

14 Oct 2021
Kingston University London, Town House design by Grafton Architects wins Stirling Prize

14 Oct 2021
McGrath Road Housing, East London – award news

14 Oct 2021
Apex Gardens, Seven Sisters, Haringey, North East London
Architect: 3DReid ; Design Architect / Concept Guardians: John McAslan + Partners
Apex Gardens Seven Sisters, Haringey, North London Architecture News
photo : Robert Waters
Apex Gardens, Seven Sisters, Haringey
Grainger has completed its latest build-to-rent scheme in Seven Sisters, North London. 3DReid were delighted to develop the design, vary the planning approval and deliver the project with the contractor; Ant Yapi. The scheme provides 163 high quality rental homes, a range of resident amenities and flexible commercial space.

14 Oct 2021
MEATliquor and Shed, Clapham, south west London
Architecture: Shed
MEATliquor X Shed Clapham London Architecture News
photo : Shed
MEATliquor X Shed, Clapham
Hailed as the bad boy burger behemoth of London, MEATliquor and Shed launch their latest restaurant together in Clapham Old Town, London on 21st of October. This marks 10 years since the original standard bearer of the burger revolution partnered with the creative minds of Shed to create a permanent home for them.

12 Oct 2021
‘Act’ revealed as London Festival of Architecture 2022 theme
LFA 2019_City of London Corp_Bodies in Urban Spaces
photo © Luke O’Donovan
London Festival of Architecture 2022
The London Festival of Architecture (LFA) has announced that ‘Act’ will be its theme for the 2022 edition of the festival when its month-long public events programme returns from 1-30 June 2022. Ahead of the call for entries in January, the festival has also unveiled the curatorial panel for 2022.

30 Sep 2021
Caffetteria at Lavazza London Flagship, 23-24 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7HU
Design: CRA-Carlo Ratti Associati, Architects
Lavazza London Flagship Caffetteria Building
photograph : Marco Joe Fazio
Lavazza London Flagship Caffetteria
CRA unveils Caffetteria, an innovative project in Lavazza’s brand-new Flagship Store off Regent Street. New technologies – from germicidal materials to lights with disinfecting properties – are employed to rethink the quintessential Italian coffee experience with one objective in mind: rebuilding social proximity.

29 Sep 2021
Young V&A, Bethnal Green
Building Design: De Matos Ryan ; Redevelopment lead designers: AOC
Young V&A London: Museum of Childhood
image : Picture Plane © Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Young V&A
Construction has begun on the £13m redevelopment of the V&A Museum of Childhood, the iconic Grade II* listed site in Bethnal Green, marking a critical milestone in the most ambitious transformation of the museum in its history.

28 Sep 2021
House + House North West London Property

28 Sep 2021
RCA New Battersea South Campus

27 Sep 2021
The Cosmic House Holland Park

23 Sep 2021
Tiger Way, north east London
Design: Hawkins\Brown Architects
Tiger Way Hackney housing and school London
photograph : Jack Hobhouse
Tiger Way Hackney housing and school Buildings
Tiger Way co-locates a school alongside a residential block in Hackney. With space utilisation not just efficient but more than the sum of its parts, the architects prove that this complex emerging typology can be done exceptionally well and provide real social value.

20 Sep 2021
‘Shaping Space – Architectural Models Revealed’
Shaping Space - Bompas Parr - St Pauls as a Jelly
image © Greta Ilieva BuildingCentre / V&A
Building Centre architectural models exhibition

18 Sep 2021
Hand and Flower Building, Kings Road

18 Sep 2021
Kingston University London – Town House
Design: Grafton Architects
Kingston University London, Town House
photo : Ed Reeve
Kingston University London – Town House
Of the two ambitious projects from the same client to make the shortlist, the Town House is the more conventional architectural project. It is very accomplished.

16 Sep 2021
15 Clerkenwell Close, Clerkenwell
Design: Groupwork + Amin Taha Architects
15 Clerkenwell Close London apartments
photo : Tim Soar
15 Clerkenwell Close
15 Clerkenwell Close’s non descriptive title belies the astonishing architectural triumph that dwells at the simple address, occupying a plot of land a stones throw from Clerkenwell Green. The 7 storey building is the architect’s own development comprising one or two flats per floor, a double-height architect’s studio at basement and ground and the architect’s home on the top floor.

14 Sep 2021
95 Peckham Road, Southwark, South London
Design: Peter Barber Architects
95 Peckham Road by Peter Barber Architects
photograph © Morley von Sternberg
95 Peckham Road Southwark
The development creates 33 low-cost apartments, with a courtyard behind. There is direct access from the street and courtyard to the lower apartments. There are two additional access cores for the flats at higher level, each core serving three apartments at each level.

14 Sep 2021
McGrath Road Housing, Stratford, East London
Design: Peter Barber Architects
McGrath Road London housing by Peter Barber Architects
photo © Morley von Sternberg
McGrath Road Housing East London
McGrath Road inventively combines a traditional European courtyard typology with a traditional London terrace, setting a new creative benchmark for the future of London’s affordable housing. Twenty-six individual three- and four-storey dual-aspect townhouses, each with its own front door, surround a tree-lined courtyard, giving the development an enhanced sense of community and openness.

9 September 2021
Reimagined Strand Aldwych
Design: LDA Design
Reimagined Strand Aldwych London aerial photo
photos © Westminster City Council / LDA Design
Reimagined Strand Aldwych
‘Skate the Strand’, a free, temporary pop-up skate park located on the Strand outside Somerset House, marks the start of the transformation of the Strand Aldwych area. The skate park is part of the Westminster Reveals campaign and kicks off ‘September on the Strand’, inviting people to return to the city’s streets and enjoy the capital’s cultural scene, connecting celebrated talent and communities.

7 Sep 2021
The Landmark Building For The Royal College Of Art
Design: Herzog & De Meuron Architects
Landmark Building For The Royal College Of Art
picture courtesy of architecture practice

4 Sep 2021
Southworks, Southwark Smart Offices

2 Sep 2021
West Hall Olympia, Hammersmith Road

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24 Aug 2021
new teaching and learning centre for Birkbeck, University of London, 373 Euston Road
Design: Penoyre & Prasad Architects
Birkbeck, University of London teaching and learning centre building
photo courtesy of architecture practice
Birkbeck, University of London teaching and learning centre
The refurbishment and extension of 373 Euston Road accommodates a state-of-the-art 180-person lecture theatre, high-quality classrooms, as well as formal and informal co-learning spaces. Refurbishment revitalises the existing building by enhancing original design elements and embraces its historical spirit.

31 July 2021
Snowdon Aviary Restoration News
Snowdon Aviary Restoration London Zoo demeshing
photo © ZSL London Zoo
Snowdon Aviary Restoration
Landmark footage shared by ZSL London Zoo shows the historic moment the famous Snowdon Aviary is ‘unwrapped’ – signaling a defining moment in the iconic structure’s restoration journey.

31 Jul 2021
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge, East London
Design: Stockwool
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge Development
images courtesy of architecture practice
Goodmayes, LB Redbridge Development
Working within the Crossrail Strategic Growth Corridor allowed Stockwool to push height on this high-density mixed-use scheme; this in turn enabled the significant reduction to built footprint, offering an urban solution boasting 60 percent of the site as high quality public realm and landscaping.

29 July 2021
National Holocaust Memorial London Approval
National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in London
image courtesy of architecture office
National Holocaust Memorial News
The government has given the go-ahead for a Holocaust memorial in London, to be built next to the Houses of Parliament. The plans, including 23 large bronze sculptures and an underground learning centre, were previously rejected by Westminster Council.

29 Jul 2021
22 Bishopsgate
22 Bishopsgate London tower building
image courtesy of architects practice
22 Bishopsgate London Building
The Morris Project in partnership with DesignLSM is proud to unveil 22 Bishopsgate’s Market, managed by Rhubarb Hospitality Collection. This is an inspirational market spanning the entire second floor (20,000 ft) of the UK’s first wellbeing building, 22 Bishopsgate is designed to be a vertical village focused on the modern office worker and their evolving needs. Sustainability, wellbeing and community will be at its heart.

22 July 2021
EDGE London Bridge, St Thomas St, South Bank, Southwark
EDGE London Bridge, Southwark Offices
image : Miller Hare
EDGE London Bridge, Southwark Offices
Located in St Thomas Street on London’s South Bank, this state-of-the-art smart building will mark EDGE’s entry into the London market. The 260,000 sqft tower will feature 27 floors of office accommodation.

14 July 2021
National Gallery Building Renewal Winner
Annabelle Selldorf, founding Principal of Selldorf Architects, USA
photo © Brigitte Lacombe
National Gallery Building
A team led by Selldorf Architects has been selected to work on a suite of capital projects to mark its Bicentenary, with an initial phase to be completed in 2024. Selldorf Architects’ team also includes Purcell, Vogt Landscape, Arup, AEA Consulting, Pentagram, Kaizen and Kendrick Hobbs.

12 July 2021
Harrods Building, Knightsbridge Store

12 July 2021
Oriel Moorfields Eye Hospital Building

11 July 2021
Wembley Stadium – updated post with news

5 July 2021
Harrow Lodge Leisure Centre, Hornchurch

3 July 2021
Oriel Moorfields Eye Hospital Building

2 July 2021
EDGE Marylebone: Eco Design for Greener Environments

Elephant and Castle fire
We post a film of an Elephant and Castle fire at the railway arches below the station:

About 100 firefighters are battling the blaze which began shortly before 13:45 BST. London Fire Brigade said three commercial units were alight along with six cars and a telephone box.

Elephant and Castle fire South London Architecture News

The fire is located at railway arches near Elephant and Castle station in South London. The station has been evacuated and local residential evacuations also occurred.

26 Jun 2021
Barnes Brick, Richmond

26 Jun 2021
Abbey Road Church Penthouse

21 Jun 2021
Barnes Brick, Barnes, London Borough of Richmond
Design: YARD Architects
Barnes Brick London Borough of Richmond
photograph © Agnese Sanvito
Barnes Brick
Barnes Brick is a small Victorian terraced house in Barnes was stripped back, reconfigured and extended with an exposed pale handmade brickwork extension to create a new minimal contemporary home.

18 Jun 2021
The Cosmic House Holland Park

17 Jun 2021
Lansdowne Road Extension, Muswell Hill

16 Jun 2021
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 London

13 Jun 2021
London Architecture Photos

13 Jun 2021
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal

10 Jun 2021
The Courtauld Modernisation Project
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Architecture News
photo © Benedict Johnson Photography
The Courtauld Institute of Art London Renewal
Masterpieces from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century presented in magnificently restored setting following three-year transformation project. The elegantly restored Blavatnik Fine Rooms will showcase some of the greatest and most-loved works from The Courtauld’s collection. World-famous Impressionist collection reunited in the LVMH Great Room – London’s oldest exhibition space.

9 Jun 2021
Serpentine Pavilion 2021
Design: Counterspace
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 London Building
photograph © Counterspace Photo: Iwan Baan
Serpentine Pavilion 2021 Building

8 Jun 2021
City of London post-COVID in concept design competition
MUDLARKING: Restoring Riparian Corridors to The City
image courtesy of architects practice
City of London post-COVID design competition
The Phil Freelon Design Competition honours the eponymous late architect and Perkins&Will design director who championed design for humanity. Launched firmwide in 2004 as the Design Leadership Council (DLC) Design Competition and renamed in 2019 in Freelon’s memory, the annual contest is part of the firm’s culture of curiosity, creativity, and innovation.

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22 May 2021
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal  Programme
Palace of Westminster building viewed across the River Thames
photograph © UK Parliament
Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal
The Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme has partnered with experts at Heriot-Watt University (Edinburgh, Scotland) to help protect those working on the essential and complex restoration and renewal of the Palace of Westminster.

22 May 2021
One Portsoken Street London Office Building

21 May 2021
West 5 Apartment, Notting Hill

18 May 2021
NoMad London, 4 Bow St, Covent Garden, WC2E 7AT
Design: Roman and Williams
NoMad London Hotel Covent Garden
photograph : Simon Upton
NoMad London Hotel, Covent Garden
New-York based hospitality company, Sydell Group, opens NoMad London, the first international property for The NoMad Hotel brand, in the historic former Magistrate’s Court in the heart of London’s West End.

13 May 2021
Grenfell Tower in West London

11 May 2021
V&A Raphael Court Renewal

1 May 2021
David Hockney Digital Sunrise at Piccadilly Circus
Piccadilly Lights London Architecture News
image courtesy David Hockney
David Hockney at Piccadilly Circus
A new video work by David Hockney, one of the world’s most celebrated living artists, will be unveiled on London’s Piccadilly Lights screen on 1 May at 20:21 BST.

29 Apr 2021
2021 City Benches Competition

27 Apr 2021
Sponge Urban Living

23 Apr 2021
London Festival of Architecture 2021

21 Apr 2021
House for a Gardener, Haringey, North East London
Design: Amos Goldreich Architecture
House for a Gardener Haringey North London Architecture News
photograph : Ollie Hammick
House for a Gardener, Haringey

22 Apr 2021
Low Line Railway Arches, Bankside

21 Apr 2021
Vault House

20 Apr 2021
Bear Gardens Mixed-Use Development

15 Apr 2021
Perrins Court Office Renovation, Hampstead

7 Apr 2021
Imperial War Museums’ London Staff Hub

7 Apr 2021
Hertford Theatre Development Project

7 Apr 2021
2021 London Festival of Architecture: LFA

31 Mar 2021
Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf, Newham, East London
Architecture: Mæ
Pinnacle House Royal Wharf Newham - London Architecture News
photo courtesy of architects firm
Pinnacle House, Royal Wharf Newham
Mæ has completed its newest project, Pinnacle House, at Royal Wharf in Newham – the 3,385-home riverside neighbourhood by Ballymore and Oxley.

29 Mar 2021
Palace of Westminster London Building Restoration

25 Mar 2021
Candle Factory

25 Mar 2021
Mountain View House

23 Mar 2021
The Chancery Rosewood Hotel, Mayfair

23 Mar 2021
Kaleidoscope Tiktok HQ

19 Mar 2021
National Gallery London Building

17 Mar 2021
Snowflake School, West London Building

London Architecture News Winter 2021

25 Feb 2021
Sands End Arts & Community Centre, Fulham

15 Feb 2021
Camden Highline Competition News

13 Feb 2021
Tolworth Complex, Kingston upon Thames

1 Feb 2021
KOL Restaurant, Seymour Street

14 Jan 2021
Interview with the Founder of Urbanist Architecture Ufuk Bahar
Urbanist Architecture
In an Interview with Ufuk Bahar, the founder of Urbanist Architecture, we asked him his thoughts about running an architecture company in London.

4 Jan 2021
Winter Pavilion London Competition

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20 Dec 2020
Royal Docks London Bench Designs

17 Dec 2020
Royal Greenwich Trust School Building

16 Dec 2020
60 Aldgate, Minories, City of London
Design: ACME, Architects
60 Aldgate, Minories London Architecture News
image courtesy of architects practice
60 Aldgate Building News
The Minories Masterplan is a mixed-use scheme with a refurbished hotel, a new office building and a residential building. The scheme also includes a landscaped park around the residential building and a number of urban squares with landscaping and seating areas.

11 Dec 2020
Colney Hatch Lane homes, Barnet, North London
Assael Architecture
Colney Hatch Lane homes in Barnet
image courtesy of architects
Colney Hatch Lane Housing
Assael’s design draws on the neighbouring wood and aims to marry the different land uses surrounding the site. The development will significantly boost the local ecology by providing new wildlife habitats.

10 Dec 2020
Hackney Town Hall Restoration, Hackney, North East London
Architects: Hawkins\Brown
Hackney Town Hall Building Restoration
ASWS (Associated Steel Window Services) is one of the country’s leading specialists in the restoration of beautiful old metal windows and has recently completed a stunning refurbishment of the windows and doors for a prestigious landmark project in East London.

3 Dec 2020
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf competition winner
The Tide Line – evocative landscape by Ludwig Willis Architects, Structure Workshop & Howard Miller Landscape and Design:
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf London

15 Nov 2020
Chiswick House Extension

12 Nov 2020
Spot robot monitors construction

10 Nov 2020
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Design: FaulknerBrowns, architects
Lee Valley Ice Centre London architecture news
image from architect
Lee Valley Ice Centre
Plans submitted to Waltham Forest Council for London’s first ever Olympic-sized twin-pad ice centre, have received planning approval, pending second stage approval from the GLA.

7 Nov 2020
Winter House Renovations

3 Nov 2020
Camden Highline Competition Shortlist
The Camden Highline charity has shortlisted 5 design teams to deliver the exceptional new green passage that will connect Camden Town to King’s Cross. The shortlisted entries all examined the relationships between humans and nature:
Camden Highline Design Competition Shortlist

1 Nov 2020
The Stage Curtain Playhouse in Shoreditch, East London
Architects: Perkins&Will
The Stage Curtain Playhouse East London architecture news
image courtesy of architects
The Stage Curtain Playhouse
Planning consent has been given to the visitor centre at The Stage to exhibit the excavated remains of the Curtain Playhouse to the public. Visitors will be standing on a glass platform above the stage on which Shakespeare once acted and where productions of Romeo & Juliet and Henry V were staged.

27 Oct 2020
Knollys Road Apartments and Mews, Tulse Hill

26 Oct 2020
Thamesmead Waterfront Competition

17 Oct 2020
The Garrison Houses, Southend-on-Sea

13 Oct 2020
Bladerunner House

10 Oct 2020
Regent Street Landscape Plans
London Architecture News - Regent Street landscape improvement
image courtesy of BDP
Regent Street Landscape Plans
The Crown Estate and Westminster City Council have unveiled plans to transform London’s iconic Regent Street – helping to deliver their shared vision for a greener, cleaner, safer and more accessible West End.

7 Oct 2020
Cascade House, Hampstead Village

6 Oct 2020
Rossetti Studios Chelsea Restoration

2 Oct 2020
St Paul’s Girl’s School, Hammersmith

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