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Follow the beacon – new Docklands skyscraper next to London’s last surviving lighthouse

A new Docklands skyscraper celebrates the area’s impressive maritime past, often a missing architectural ingredient.

Thirty-storey Douglass Tower honours Sir James Douglass, a Victorian civil engineer and prolific lighthouse designer responsible for many of the UK’s most famous coastal beacons.

The building is part of Goodluck Hope, a new neighbourhood bringing 804 homes and a riverside cultural […]

Canary Wharf remembrance art trail commemorating the fallen of the Great War and all conflicts since

An art trail commemorating 100 years since the end of the First World War confronts scars of battle with healing in life has been laid out at Canary Wharf.

Canary Wharf group has commissioned artist Mark Humphrey to create the symbolic 11-piece Remembrance trail.

The artworks include a new piece dedicated to para-canoeist and ex-Army officer Nick […]

Royal Albert Dock Development Will Generate £6bn into London’s Economy

Construction is progressing swiftly on one of the most exciting development projects in Europe which will see the Royal Albert Dock in London’s East End transformed into London’s third business and financial district.

The Royal Albert Dock will be a hub for businesses from Asia looking to reach new markets in Europe and for European companies […]

Royal Docks – The Ultimate Work Life Balance

East London’s Royal Victoria Docks offers the perfect work-life balance, a key aspect to maximising productivity in the work place. The waterside lifestyle on offer with its relaxed foodie and shopping culture, combined with fast transport links and great scope for capital growth all means that is it the perfect location to live and work.

The […]

New Plans Submitted to Double Size of Isle of Dogs’ Westferry Printworks Development

New plans to double the size of a proposed skyscraper development on the Isle of Dogs’ Westferry Printworks site have now been submitted to tower Hamlet’s Council.

The 15-acre waterfront scheme reaching up to 46 stories has plans to double housing scheme from 700 to 1,500 apartments as well as shops, restaurant, bars, work spaces, a […]

Neuron pod in Whitechapel aims to to let your imagination ‘run riot’

Work has commenced on a ‘neuron pod’ science learning centre on Queen Mary University’s Whitechapel Campus.

The free-standing pod is being built next to the popular Centre of Cell Science which involved the public with medical research.

The centre’s director Proffessor Fran Balkwill said: “The Neuron Pod will be a space where people can let their imaginations […]

FOLD – The 24hr Club Reviving London’s Nightlife

A new 24 hour club, FOLD, has opened in Canning Town and it’s putting London back on the map for exciting nightlife.
Situated in an industrial estate between Canning Town and Star Lane, they had their launch night on the 18th August, where thousands filled the club, which is above a print factory.

Their 24 hour license […]

Stratford Shopping Centre Rebuild Moves Forward

New plans coming in include demolishing some of the Stratford Centre, but opening up the square in order to provide more flats, with two new north and south towers and a new hotel.
Plans have been in the works for a while, but this recent re-think has got the ball rolling and the council believes works […]

Bidding For London City Airport Expansion Gets Underway

The new expansion to London City Airport will include extra space to build a three storey extended passenger pier to the east of the existing terminal, eight new aircraft stand and extra taxiway space for larger jets.
Firms are bidding for the design and build of piling, substructure and concrete works for the western energy centre, […]

Royal Docks £300m Regeneration Gets The Green Light

The future is gleaming for the Royal Docks as a £314m regeneration plan has been given the approved. The project is predicted to attract more than £5bn in inward investment by 2037/38.
A detailed delivery plan for the Royal Docks Enterprise Zone was approved by the London Economic Action Partnership, the organisation responsible for allocating funds […]