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Archway Studios Policy background

Archway Studios Policy background

  Arches are a hotbed for new ideas thriving on the pulse of the city’s transit system. Archway Studios is a pocket site connected to a railway arch and viaduct in Elephant and Castle, the southern centre of London. The area is severely impacted by overground railway lines converging towards the centre, crossed by other..
Archway Studios Design Footnotes

Archway Studios Design Footnotes

Pocket sites are full of potential; a case of squeezing everything you can from the little you have to start with. Useful references can be anywhere. There was one staring at us from the scrap yard next door. And another further along the trainline. We were inspired by images from the industrial past : a..
Council changes Law after our Planning approval

Council changes Law after our Planning approval

London Council takes drastic action to restrict planning for railway arches following our Arch-within-arch approval. Undercurrent Architects are long term advocates for the ‘Low-Line’ vision and commend Southwark Council for finally throwing their support behind this. We would however encourage proactive planning and involvement – rather than reactive policy decisions to thwart private initiatives.