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UK £35.00
US $55.00
Hardback
152 pages
350 colour
29 x 22.5 cm (11.5 x 8.75 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4717-4
Published in the UK March 2025
Published in the US March 2025
Building Southwark
Architecture and Regeneration in a London Borough
Kenneth Powell

This comprehensive and fully illustrated book describes more than 50 projects that have been built in Southwark in the new millennium. Arranged according to building type, they include such well-known landmarks as the extension to the Tate Modern, the Shard and the redeveloped London Bridge station, as well as diverse social, cultural, healthcare and education projects, from the refurbishment of King's Reach Tower (now the South Bank Tower) to the new cancer centre at Guy's and St Thomas's hospital and the transformation of Burgess Park.

The renowned architecture writer and critic Kenneth Powell continues the story of one of Britain's most dynamic and successful areas of regeneration. While this architectural and urban renaissance - which began in the 1980s - is evident most publicly along the south bank of the Thames, it extends through the borough, from Walworth to Peckham and from Bermondsey to Dulwich. Its impact can be seen in the creation of cultural venues, the revival of industrial spaces for residential and commercial use and shared working, and the generation of a wealth of stunning new - and already iconic - projects.

  • Intended for the architectural expert and genearal reader alike
  • Written by a pre-eminent architectural critic
  • A fascinating and though-provoking book for anyone interested in the the development of London
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Author Profile

Kenneth Powell is an architecture critic and journalist based in London. He contributes to newspapers and journals in Britain and abroad and is a former architecture correspondent for the Daily Telegraph. His many books include studies of the architecture of Norman Foster, a two-volume study of the work of Richard Rogers and a monograph on Will Alsop, as well as several titles for Merrell. He was elected Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 2000.

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