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London Building News 2020

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
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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
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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, Northeast London
Architects: HawkinsBrown
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
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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
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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
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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

29 Sep 2020
Mowbray Court Hotel, Earls Court

29 Sep 2020
XXS // Portico, Northwood

28 Sep 2020
West Hampstead House

25 Sep 2020
Grenfell Tower in West London: Fire Inquiry

24 Sep 2020
Shoreditch High Street, East London

24 Sep 2020
Frederick’s Place and Old Jewry

22 Sep 2020
The Gaslight on Rathbone Street Fitzrovia

17 Sep 2020
Empire House, Chiswick High Road
Design: Assael Architecture
Empire House, Chiswick High Road London Architecture News
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Empire House
137 homes delivered, providing a range of apartment types and townhouses.

17 Sep 2020
Southall Sidings, West London Housing

15 Sep 2020
Brixton Windmill Education & Community Centre

11 Sep 2020
Stuart Shave Modern Art Gallery Mayfair

9 Sep 2020
Australian War Memorial

8 Sep 2020
Whittington Estate Apartment Archway

7 Sep 2020
Camden Highline Competition – a new park for London
Camden Highline Design Competition

7 Sep 2020
Leytonstone House Extension
Architects: Bradley Van Der Straeten
Leytonstone House Extension East London
photo : Bradley Van Der Straeten
Leytonstone House Extension
A refurbishment and extension of a family home in Northeast London.

29 Aug 2020
British Academy Refurbishment, Carlton House Terrace, St. James’s
Design: Wright & Wright
British Academy refurbishment London
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British Academy Refurbishment
Wright & Wright has started work on a project to remodel the grade I-listed offices of the British Academy in central London. This Carlton House Terrace project won Listed Building Consent this summer.

25 Aug 2020
Institute of Physics, Knowledge Quarter, Keystone conservation area, King’s Cross
Design: TateHindle, architects
Institute of Physics King's Cross, IOP London architecture news
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Institute of Physics at King’s Cross
Based in ‘the Knowledge Quarter’, part of a 19th century Keystone conservation area in Kings Cross, the new IOP headquarters provides education and exhibition facilities alongside a combination of office and public space with a basement auditorium and exhibition gallery, which are both open to the public.

14 August 2020
Stag Brewery in Mortlake
Design: Squire & Partners
Stag Brewery Mortlake building regeneration - London Architecture News
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Stag Brewery Redevelopment

10 Aug 2020
King’s Cross Sports Hall
Architects: Bennetts Associates
Kings Cross Sports Hall London Building
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King’s Cross Sports Hall Building
Construction of the brand-new King’s Cross Sports Hall, a community sports centre and gym, located at the north east edge of the 67-acre King’s Cross development, has now completed.

3 August 2020
‘I Saw The World End still’ London by Es Devlin & Machiko Weston
Es Devlin, I Saw The World End still, London Architecture News
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I Saw The World End still
The new commission, I Saw The World End, responds to the moment the nature and consequences of war were irrevocably redefined, reflecting on the impact of the event from both a British and a Japanese perspective.

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London Building News in July 2020

28 July 2020
Tooley Street Triangle Revealed
Tooley Street Triangle, London Bridge

21 July 2020
Around Station Development at South Kensington
South Kensington Station Development - London architecture news
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South Kensington Station Development
A planning application from Transport for London (TfL) and its development partner Native Land (NL) has been submitted for its ‘Around Station Development’ at South Kensington, but local residents and businesses are united in their opposition to the redevelopment scheme.

16 July 2020
Vanguard School in Lambeth, South London
Design: Pozzoni Architecture
NAS Vanguard School Lambeth South London Architecture News
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NAS Vanguard School in Lambeth, South London
Students at the National Autistic Society’s Vanguard School are settling in after the new free school opened in January.

13 July 2020
Book Tower House
Design: Platform 5 Architects
Book Tower House London architecture news
photography : Alan Williams
Book Tower House
The original property contained some Arts and Crafts influenced decorative aspects, which the owners were keen to retain and highlight, while introducing contemporary interventions.

11 July 2020
Peter Morris’s Camden Cloud House Approval

Cloud House Gospel Oak Peter Morris - London architecture news

The Cloud House is the vision of architect Peter Morris and TV producer Emily Kennedy. This extraordinary fantastical architecture has been approved for small back street in Gospel Oak.

Peter and Emily have applied for permission to demolish their Victorian home in Vicar’s Road and replace it with two houses.

It is an interesting street, very eclectic, and not in a conservation area.

The couple had initially considered remodelling their homewhich dates from around 1880.

It does not function well, suffering from being damp, draughty and extremely difficult to heat.

The Cloud House will incorporate the current building by recycling its bricks to create a herringbone patterned floor.

The Cloud House in Gospel Oak

7 July 2020
Grenfell Tower Inquiry

3 July 2020
Queen’s Yard in Hackney Wick, East London

2 July 2020
Black Ridge House in Walthamstow

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London Building News in June 2020

27 June 2020
John Frieda Salon near Oxford Street

25 June 2020
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf
Butler’s Wharf London River Thames landscape
photo © Steven Ehrlich
Reimagining Butler’s Wharf LFA 2020
The London Festival of Architecture and Butler’s Wharf Riverside Trust launch a new design competition inviting architects, landscape architects, designers and artists to enhance the riverside promenade at Butler’s Wharf.

The competition seeks design solutions that will encourage visitors and residents to use and cherish one of London’s most popular riverside spaces. The winning design will be an imaginative response to the site, connecting users to the space, its surrounding river and buildings, and to the site’s rich maritime and industrial heritage.

22 June 2020
Morden Wharf, Greenwich Peninsula, south east London
Design: OMA
Morden Wharf Greenwich Peninsula - London Architecture News
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Morden Wharf Development
U+I submits plans for Morden Wharf, a 1,500 homes and employment space within a public park on the River Thames.

19 June 2020
International Quarter London Landscape, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Design: LDA Design
International Quarter London Landscape, IQL
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International Quarter London Landscape
LDA Design has won a competition to create a playful ‘super nature’ setting for Alison Brooks’s new residential towers on the edge of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The towers are part of IQL, an exciting new mixed-use development by Lendlease and London Continental Railways (LCR) in Stratford, east London.

17 June 2020
Maida Smiles Clinic, Sutherland Ave, Little Venice
Maida Smiles Clinic London, Little Venice
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Dental Clinic in West London
“The design inspiration is based around our interpretation of ceramic dental implants which are commonly used in restorative dentistry.”

16 June 2020
Shoffice – Shed Office

15 June 2020
The Music Box in London SE1

11 June 2020
Musicity at Home 2020

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A Day Of Live Music Celebrating Architecture, Neighbourhoods And Stamping Grounds – Streaming Live

Musicity at Home 2020

9 June 2020
India Pavilion at the London Design Biennale 2021

The India Pavilion is curated by Nisha Mathew Ghosh – Partner and Design Principal at Mathew and Ghosh Architects, Bengaluru.

India Pavilion London Design Biennale 2021

2 Jun 2020
Redevelopment Of The Ebury Bridge Estate, Westminster
Architects: Astudio
Ebury Bridge Estate Westminster London Architecture News
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Redevelopment Of The Ebury Bridge Estate
Westminster City Council announce that construction firm Bouygues UK has won a contract to design and build the first phase of the new Ebury Bridge Estate in Pimlico. Bouygues UK will work with the council and award-winning architectural practice astudio in bringing these designs to life, with the first phase due for completion in 2023.

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London Building News in January to May 2020

18 Mar 2020
Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall, 399 Edgware Road
Design: Stiff + Trevillion Architects
Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall London
photo : Kilian O’Sullivan
Bang Bang Oriental Food Hall

17 Mar 2020
Clippings, Shoreditch
Design: HUT Architecture
Clippings Office Building Shoreditch
photo : Emanuelis Stasaitis
Clippings Office Building
Within the large open-plan workspace of a growing tech company, a network of curtains provide Clippings with a flexible and expandable office.

16 Mar 2020
KXU Wellness Hub, 131 Sloane Street
Architects: Stiff + Trevillion
KXU Wellness Hub Sloane Street London Architecture News
photo : Kilian O’Sullivan
KXU Wellness Hub in Sloane Street
A boutique wellness hub based in the 131 Sloane Street development. The exercise space is the basement of George House and opens onto the Pavilion Road courtyard.

15 Mar 2020
Still Life in Hackney, Northeast London

11 Mar 2020
Polka Theatre in Wimbledon

10 Mar 2020
Southbank Tower in London Relaunch

9 Mar 2020
Alumno Student Residence on Alscot Road in Bermondsey

5 Mar 2020
An Eclectic Victorian Home Extension North London

3 Mar 2020
Slim Studio’s Flat Interior

26 Feb 2020
Eastern Yards, Bankside, London SE1
Design: Make and PLP Architecture
Eastern Yards Bankside London Architecture News
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Eastern Yards on Bankside
Native Land receive planning approval for new proposals for its Eastern Yards site, part of the £1 billion Bankside Yards mixed-use development, in Bankside.

26 Feb 2020
Collector’s Flat, Central London
Design: MATA Architects
Collector’s Flat Interior in Central London

21 + 5 Feb 2020
Tottenham Pavilion Organisers Respond to Open Letter
Tottenham Pavilion Competition London 2020
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Tottenham Pavilion Competition News
A grassroots community project in South Tottenham, London borough of Haringey, responded today to an open letter sent by 23 leading figures in Architecture.

20 Feb 2020
Construction Skills Training Centre Camden

18 Feb 2020
V&A Museum of Childhood Redevelopment News

11 Feb 2020
HS2 Station Designs: High Speed Two Buildings

10 Feb 2020
York House, Pentonville Road, King’s Cross, North London, England
Design: de Metz Forbes Knight Architects (dMFK)
York House King's Cross office building
photograph © Jack Hobhouse
York House King’s Cross Office Building
Perforated cladding panels have helped to transform a defunct 1980s structure in the heart of London into a visually striking, contemporary commercial office space.

5 Feb 2020
Tottenham Pavilion Competition

4 Feb 2020
QS Office Headquarters Building in Mayfair

1 Feb 2020
Terrasse Penthouse Hotel

28 Jan 2020
Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry Part Two

28 Jan 2020
Grenfell Tower in West London: Fire Inquiry

26 Jan 2020
Portobello Road House in Notting Hill

24 Jan 2020
Pavilion Road Hotel in Knightsbridge

24 Jan 2020
Zaha Hadid Design at Harrods, Knightsbridge

21 Jan 2020
Greville Road Studio Interior

20 Jan 2020
Cozens Place House on the Haringey Ladder, North London

20 Jan 2020
Ruvigny Gardens House Extension in Putney

16 Jan 2020
Chiswick Apartment Building

14 Jan 2020
Principal Tower, Principal Place, Worship Street, Shoreditch, London, England, UK
Design: Foster + Partners
Principal Place Shoreditch, London residential by Foster + Partners Architects
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Principal Tower Building in Shoreditch
The completion of Principal Tower is the final piece of the Principal Place masterplan, a comprehensively planned mixed-use scheme on the border of Shoreditch and the City of London that creates a thriving new neighbourhood, drawing on the rich industrial heritage of the area.

13 Jan 2020
Quilter Street House near Columbia Road Flower Market

13 Jan 2020
The Paintworks Apartments in Shoreditch


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Spire London Docklands Tower
Design: HOK, Architects
Spire London Docklands skyscraper building
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Spire London Docklands Tower
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60-70 St Mary Axe
Design: Foggo Associates Architects
60-70 St Mary Axe Skyscraper
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60-70 St Mary Axe

1 Undershaft Tower
Design: Eric Parry Architects
1 Undershaft Skyscraper in London by Eric Parry
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1 Undershaft Tower

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

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