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[7 Jan 2014 | No Comment | ]

Plans for a cylindrical skyscraper to be built in Canary Wharf have been revealed, according to dezeen.com. The tower is set to be the first of five buildings which are being constructed in the London area as part of a masterplan for Wood Wharf in London’s Docklands. Construction would further add to Canary Wharf’s appeal […]

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[5 Dec 2013 | No Comment | ]

Innovative school projects helped architecture firm de Rijke Marsh Morgan to the Gold Award at this year’s Architects of the Year ceremony. de Rijke Marsh Morgan has become almost synonymous with developing creative and exciting projects for schools, building.co.uk notes, often in the face of small – and shrinking – budgets. ‘Building Schools for the […]

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[5 Nov 2013 | No Comment | ]

Google has delayed the construction of its £300 million HQ in Kings Cross because it isn’t completely happy with the design the architect has drawn up. According to constructionenquirer.com, architect AHMM’s original plans included enough space for 5,000 workers; as well as a swimming pool and running track facilities on the roof of the building. […]

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[6 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]

Property experts say the increasing demand for real estate in London is spreading across the rest of the UK, leading to renewed confidence over the sustainability of the British economy. Speaking at the European Public Real Estate Association (EPRA), Exane BNP Paribas property analyst Nick Webb said the strong performance of the London property market […]

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[23 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The public is to be given unprecedented access to some of London’s best known and iconic buildings across one weekend in September, including the Shard, the Gherkin and Lloyds of London, independent.co.uk reports. The ‘capital’s greatest architectural showcase’ Image source Open House London celebrates ‘all that is best about the capital’s buildings, places and neighbourhoods’, […]

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[15 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Plans to revive construction on the site of the Pinnacle building have been laid out by the architect responsible for the Gherkin, reports londonlovesbusiness.com. Ken Shuttleworth, the former design partner of Lord Foster, plans to go 100 metres higher than the Gherkin with a plan to rescue the site occupied by the stalled Pinnacle project. […]

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[13 Mar 2013 | No Comment | ]

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced his plans for a ‘floating village’ at the Royal Victoria Dock in London, telegraph.co.ukreports. The scheme will comprise a 15 acre mixed-use development of hotels, office space, leisure facilities and new homes. Already dubbed the ‘Venice of London’, the village will be linked to the ‘mainland’ via a […]

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[26 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

The Pinnacle skyscraper, which was planned as the tallest building in the City of London, could be knocked down and built from scratch due to spiralling costs and lack of demand. Reported by londonlovesbusiness.com, the partially-constructed build – which currently only has seven of the planned 63 storeys – could be scrapped for a more […]

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[21 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]

More than half of architecture firms in London plan to grow their workforce, according to a survey by recruitment firm Faststream. After surveying 259 employees who were involved in making hiring decisions at London practices , the survey found an impressive 58 per cent of firms are planning to expand their workforce this year. Growth […]

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[30 Jan 2013 | No Comment | ]

Planning permission has been granted for the proposed 52-54 Lime Street tower, which has already been nicknamed ‘The Scalpel’. With a skyscraper design by Kohn Pederson Fox (KPF), the 38-storey structure will be situated opposite the Grade I-listed Lloyd’s building. In the centre of the city, the tower, which tapers to a sharp point, will […]