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  • Architectural firm bauchplan has won first prize in the competition to revitalise a disused viaduct in London. Dubbed Fish n’Chips, their proposal includes a series of green houses, aquaponics and swimming pools to create a new High Line for the city. 
  • At Battersea Power Station station, the civils team have been drawing their activities to a close as the site transitions into the ‘fit out’ stage of works with multiple specialist sub-contractors now on board.
  • Take a look at the image above to see how the capital could have looked very different, with some of the buildings reaching higher than the Shard. Here are some of the buildings that never got to see a construction site.

  • Transport for London (TfL) has appointed Andy Lord as its new Managing Director of London Underground and TfL Engineering. The new MD has been appointed on a basic annual salary of £285,000 pa and will take up his new role from 4 November 2019.

  • London's first high-end “build-torent” development aimed at wealthy finance and tech bosses has been launched in St John’s Wood. 
  • Bryden Wood, Cast, and the Mayor of London have launched a new app to speed up the capital’s home building. The freely-available app, titled PRISM, is aimed at the design and construction of high-quality, factory-built homes to address the current demand of 50,000+ houses per year.
  • Plans have been submitted to Wandsworth Council to turn the 31 acre Alton Estate – one of the largest council estates in the country – into a thriving community hub to be called Alton Green.
  • Inspired by the glamorous long-term residents of New York’s legendary hotels in the 1950s, Handelsman is on a mission to freshen up traditional hospitality and high-rise living, by merging both the The Lofts, The Stratford hotel and the public spaces in an innovative, immersive concept.
  • The club have won an appeal against Haringey Council for the new construction. Spurs plan to transform it into 330 new homes, with 35% of them affordable homes, along with new retail and office space and a public space backing on to the street.
  • Second Home, the membership-only creative workspace community, unveiled their fourth London location in London Fields. In order to provide members with a better work/life balance, the co-founders Rohan Silva and Sam Aldenton, who are both fathers to newborns, set out to make the venue more appealing by having childcare right on site.
  • London’s housing crisis has sparked a revolution in the suburbs, as housebuilders start to invest billions of pounds into neglected and far-flung postcodes that have room to build. The regeneration of three council estates with thousands of new homes is just the start in Mitcham.
  • The first phase of The Tide, London’s version of the High Line, officially opened to the public on Friday. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro (DS+R) in collaboration with local firm Neiheiser Argyros, the inaugural section of the linear park marks one-fifth of the overall three-mile-long landscape coming to the banks of the River Thames.
  • Yesterday, the government announced it is investing £37 million into British engineering to transform electric chargepoint infrastructure, revolutionising the experience for the record levels of ultra-low emission vehicle drivers on UK roads.
  • As highlighted at the recent National Housing Federation annual conference, Housing 2019, bringing modular construction into the mainstream will be essential if we are to build more homes and to build them better.
  • With another 2.5 billion urban dwellers predicted within the next 30 years, should we expand existing cities? Or is there a case for starting afresh?
  • From transforming the Northern Line to getting Crossrail 2 built, TfL boss Mike Brown's job is to keep our transport system moving forward. He meets Julian Glover at a new station in Battersea.
  • The winning ‘Under One Roof’ design in a competition organised by the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) and Architecture LGBT+ joined the Pride parade last Saturday (6 July).
  • The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is the first council in London to support Unite the union’s Construction Charter.
  • London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has revealed that Graham has been awarded a £3.5m contract to deliver a new pedestrian and cycle bridge – Carpenters Land Bridge.
  • Architecture for London’s subtle details and comforting design made its way into a designer duo’s home in north London. The project, made for a boutique stationer and graphic designer, extends a maisonette that had previously been converted from an early Victorian house and turns it into a light and open space, filled with natural materials and warm light.

What the UK's construction industry is saying about London Build..

  • It was our first time as an exhibitor and London Build Expo did not disappoint. It proved to be both exciting and productive. Looking forward to next year.
    Kash Ansari
    Marketing Manager, Nexans
  • Certainly the best Expo I’ve been to with regards to meeting the desired audience!
    Ryan Johnson
    Commercial Manager, Architectural Fabrications Limited
  • London Build 2018 was our first year as exhibitors & we thoroughly enjoyed it. The show had plenty of interaction and interest!
    Free Falcon
  • London Build is a busy and vibrant expo bringing together large to small players in architecture, interior design, building, construction and refurbishment. I would recommend it as both an exhibitor and as a visitor.
    Sarah Hodgkins
    Owner and Artist, Charlotte Designs
  • We attended as a visitor for the first time last year and were impressed enough to rebook for this year. The standard of visitors that came to the stand was really good and the variety of roles from MD’s to electricians was excellent and some meaningful conversations took place, we met people that we would not have been able to access during a normal working week. It was a well organised event, very easy for the exhibitor and a really good atmosphere throughout, I would recommend that anyone who visited with a view to taking stand space in 2019 should go for it.
    Tim Brown
    Technical and Specification Manager, Unitrunk
  • I would wholeheartedly recommend exhibiting at London Build.
    Adam Martin
    Area Sales Advisor, Indigo Industrial Supplies
  • We had a great time exhibiting at this year’s show. We met a real mix of individuals and companies, collected some valuable leads and found it an excellent platform to showcase our new fire safe building wrap material to the market.
    Brett Rigby
    Business Development Manager, Service Graphics​​​​​​​
  • A very well organised exhibition. From the initial booking of our stand, design, social media coverage and logistics; London Build 2018 was a breeze to organise and exhibit at. The layout of the floorplan was very clear and enabled exhibitors to find stands they were interested in and engage with exhibitors. We certainly made a lot of new contacts and would recommend London Build!
    Suzie Davies
    Managing Director, Marquee Contracting Limited
  • London Build is THE construction show for London. A must attend
    Stuart Goddard
    Sales Director, The CPD Service
  • The London Build Expo was a well organised and attended event. The quality of the speakers and the discussion was high and there was a progressive development of new products and materials on show.
    Mark Hopkins
    Associate Director - Project Management, The Portman Estate​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a wonderful event. I particularly enjoyed the balance of like-minded professions and stimulating debate. There was never a moment without something of interest to see
    Chris Hildrey
    Architect, Director, Hildrey Studio​​​​​​​
  • London Build Expo was a great experience bringing together all facets of building construction and operation. Highly recommended!
    Richard McElligott
    Director, Future Decisions​​​​​​​

 

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