Issue 2: 23 November 2015

    TfL gears up for station redevelopments

    Transport for London has officially launched itself into its promised new role as a property developer, submitting planning applications for three London sites. Schemes in Nine Elms, Northwood and Parsons Green are predominantly residential in format, and are just the first step in a major new thrust to help TfL extract more value from its [...]

    Goodsyard opponents dig in, as Boris deliberates

    Opposition to the redevelopment of the Bishopsgate goodsyard site, one of the last major redevelopment sites on the edge of the City of London, is hardening. This month has seen a rally, a public debate and a public exhibition organised by opponents to the proposals, who have assembled under the banner More Light, More Power. [...]

    Croydon sets out housing ambitions

    The southern borough of Croydon believes it can deliver a substantial contribution towards London’s housing growth. And the commitment comes aside from the borough’s recently established pipeline of office to residential conversions. “We are the biggest borough and we’ve got the biggest capacity,” the borough’s chief executive for place Jo Negrini claimed at mid November’s [...]

    Pinnacle finally set to rise

    City planners have granted permission for a redevelopment of the stalled Pinnacle tower in the City of London, which at 278 metres tall, will be the Square Mile’s tallest building. In place of the Pinnacle, affectionately nicknamed the Helter Skelter due to its spiralling glazed panel design, comes 22 Bishopsgate; though, if developers AXA and [...]

    Old Oak gets under way

    Plans to redevelop and regenerate a swathe of north west London have been approved. Earlier this month, mayor Boris Johnson signed off the planning framework for the Old Oak and Park Royal Opportunity Area. One of 38 opportunity areas across London, identified by the mayor with major slugs of brownfield land suitable for redevelopment, the [...]