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New Covent Garden SOM BDP

New Covent Garden proposals scrape through planning

Controversial proposals to redevelop south west London’s New Covent Garden market area with a scheme including a series of high-rise buildings have narrowly won planning permission.


Engagement with communities assists sensitive planning applications

Mapping evolution of a design decision during consultation is useful to demonstrate how the benefits have been thought through, says Stephen Smith

New Covent Garden SOM BDP

Boris Johnson in planning challenge to SOM/BDP Nine Elms project

London mayor and Chinese developer Dalian Wanda have criticised the New Covent Garden scheme on design grounds and for its negative impact on a neighbouring project


Kensington & Chelsea freezes 120 mega-basement plans

Architects have slammed a proposal by one of London’s most exclusive residential boroughs to curb a boom in building out mega-basements

Library walk

Public inquiry launches into Simpson's 'stunted black glass stub'

A public inquiry begins later today (21 October) into the future of a controversial, half-built glass and metal walkway by Ian Simpson Architects behind Manchester town hall

Nick Clegg

Clegg pledges to build five new garden cities

Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg has pledged to build five new garden cities between Oxford and Cambridge

Richard Rogers

Rogers hits out at garden cities proposals

Richard Rogers has reiterated his calls for the government to focus building on brownfield land rather than build new garden cities

Garden City plan as proposed by Urbed

Housing minister slams Wolfson Garden Cities prize-winner

Brandon Lewis has given a withering response to URBED’s Wolfson prize winning plan, comparing it to New Labour’s ‘failed examples of top-down eco-towns’

Shelter and PRP\'s shortlisted proposal

Wolfson Prize: 40 Garden Cities needed to solve housing crisis

Plans by the three of the five finalists vying for this year’s Wolfson Economics Prize propose building up to 40 new garden cities to solve the housing crisis

Ebbsfleet. Image by Matt Buck

Ebbsfleet plans ignore garden city principles, says concerned TCPA

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has criticised the goverment’s plans to expand Ebbsfleet for ignoring garden city principles


Recent wins

PTE Kings Cross

PTE wins planning for £30m King’s Cross mixed-use scheme

Pollard Thomas Edwards (PTE) has won planning for a £30 million mixed-use, housing-led scheme in London’s King’s Cross


OMI gets go-ahead for Salford housing

Manchester-based OMI Architects has been given the green-light for a brick-clad apartment scheme in Salford

Cousins and cousins

Cousins & Cousins wins planning for Hackney extension

[FIRST LOOK + PLANS + PROJECT DATA] Cousins & Cousins has won planning permission for a timber-framed house extension in Hackney, East London

Farrells Marlow

Farrells wins planning for Marlow office retrofit

Farrells has won planning for the transformation of a 1980s office building in Marlow, Buckinghamshire

Buckley Gray Yeoman

Buckley Gray Yeoman wins planning for Clerkenwell refurb

Buckley Gray Yeoman has been given the go-ahead for a 9,300m² mixed-use scheme in Clerkenwell, London

David Morley Fish and Coal

David Morley wins planning to overhaul King’s Cross arches

David Morley Architects has won planning for the transformation of King’s Cross’ historic Fish and Coal Buildings and Wharf Road Arches

McGonigle McGrath

McGonigle McGrath wins planning for rural house

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA + PLANS] Belfast-based McGonigle McGrath has won planning for a 525m2 house in Magherafelt, Northern Ireland

Burwell Deakins\' lower refectory proposals

UCL wins planning for £9.3m overhaul

Levitt Bernstein and Burwell Deakins have won planning to transform a refectory and service yard at UCL into a new social space

Foster + Partners\' and Gehry\'s Electric Boulevarde at Battersea

Gehry and Foster’s Battersea 'high street' approved

Frank Gehry and Norman Foster’s new ‘high street’ at Battersea Power Station has won planning

Ellis Miller Ridley Road

Ellis Miller wins planning for £1.5m Hackney mixed-use scheme

[FIRST LOOK + PROJECT DATA] Ellis Miller has been given the go-ahead for a mixed use scheme next to Hackney’s Ridley Road Market