Issue 5: 10 February 2016

    Right to light row holds up Moorgate block

    A disagreement over rights of light is threatening to hold up a major office redevelopment in the City of London. And the corporation’s planning committee is threatening to use an enforcement move, should the two warring parties be unable to settle. However, some suggest that the City’s threat to use planning powers if necessary is [...]

    Mayor’s design group delivers guidance

    A wide ranging report from the Mayor’s Design Advisory Group provides plenty of guidance for the next arrival at City Hall – along with a raft of helpful suggestions. Growing London: Defining the future form of the city is the first report from the group on one of four big issues it has been considering [...]

    TfL chooses development partners

    Transport for London has selected thirteen property partners to help take forward its ambitious site development programme across London. All thirteen will be appointed to a development framework that aims to help TfL develop its vacant or underexploited sites in a more proficient way than is traditionally the case with public bodies. The organisation believes [...]

    Boris launches road tunnel study

    A pair of massive road tunnels could help solve London’s traffic congestion problems, saving the London economy up to GBP1bn a year. That’s the promise from outgoing mayor Boris Johnson, who has given Transport for London the task of undertaking detailed feasibility studies into the tunnels. The study will look at two spine tunnels, as [...]

    City in the East gets Olympic boost

    With the new offices for Transport for London and the Financial Conduct Authority now growing skyward, Stratford’s skyline continues to undergo dramatic changes. Across from that major construction site, in the Olympic Park, modifications to the Olympic stadium are nearing completion, ahead of its practical transfer to football club West Ham this year. The stadium, [...]