Southwark: council housing, continuity and change In The Shadow of the Shard

The new council homes recently unveiled on former car parking space at the edge of Southwark’s Kipling estate exemplify a fruitful relationship between estate residents’ organisations, Bermondsey’s tenant management organisation (Leathermarket JMB) and Southwark Council. But […]


Is London floating above Brexit or about to be brought down?

Centre For London’s latest facts and stats bulletin on the capital’s vital signs offers cherries to pick for protagonists on either side of the Brexit divide. The anti-Brexit Evening Standard highlights a slowing of the capital’s population […]


Cecil Sagoe: what the introduction of estate regeneration ballots will mean for London

Cecil Sagoe is an assistant policy officer at the housing charity Shelter. This article originally appeared on Shelter’s website. Estate regeneration schemes proposing demolition have been politically controversial over the last decade. Now, the London […]


Dave Hill: Hackney’s Kings Crescent regeneration shows how boroughs can build

The Kings Crescent estate stands across busy Green Lanes from Stoke Newington’s handsome Clissold Park, right on the border with Islington, and was once in a sorry state: half demolished, half empty, in poor repair and in urgent need […]


Earls Court: Hammersmith & Fulham leader repeats call for return of estates as Capco seeks ‘third party capital’

More than six months since Hammersmith & Fulham Council knocked back the idea of a new and bigger masterplan to rev up the glacially slowgoing Earls Court redevelopment scheme, has there been much forward motion? Answer: not […]


Grenfell Tower ‘likely to remain standing for some years,’ says council deputy leader

Legal actions relating to the Grenfell Tower fire mean it will be “some years” before work can begin on dismantling the shell of the building and that demolishing it will take “an estimated two years” after that, […]


Haringey threatened with legal action over ‘loss of profits and costs’ arising from HDV rejection

Regeneration giant Lendlease has told Haringey’s new Labour council that abandoning the joint venture company it had been close to forming with the previous Labour administration would expose it to “a significant loss of profits claim” and a further […]


Sharp rise in number of London’s ‘working homeless’ says Shelter report

Sixty percent of London families living in temporary accommodation also contain at least one member in employment, according to figures compiled by housing charity Shelter. Analysis based on replies to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests to […]


London Tories name their mayoral candidate shortlist. Why we should care.

The Conservatives have drawn up a shortlist of three candidates to be their challenger to Sadiq Khan in the 2020 London Mayor election. A longlist of 10 was whittled down following interviews yesterday and party members […]