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July 12, 2020

 Bush Hall auditorium interior (LB Hammersmith & Fulham)

A second world war soup kitchen, former dance hall and current music venue has seen £30,000 of crowd funding to save it having been thrown into financial problems due to Covid-19.

London's ornate Bush Hall bui...

July 12, 2020

The University of Manchester has announced a new multi-million pound four-year project looking specifically at policy-making in Westminster and Whitehall and also at cities and regions post Covid-19 with the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology as a key partn...

July 12, 2020

 Boswells department store before closure in Oxford (Courtesy: The Oxford Magazine)

Future Cities Forum has been following the fate of Britain's traditional department stores, which have been closing and presenting a concern for the future health of the high street.

We h...

June 28, 2020

While airports in the country have seen air traffic movements reduced by over 90%, East Midlands (EMA) has continued operating around 60% of all scheduled flights elevating it to one of Europe's top 10 busiest airports. This is because of its global express freight ope...

June 28, 2020

Harrow Road housing development by Child Graddon Lewis - by Regent's Canal London

Westminster City Council has given planning permission for new affordable housing to be built at 300 Harrow Road next to London's famous Regent's Canal.

Built in 1812, the canal was designe...

June 28, 2020

 Lady Hare (by Sophie Ryder) - positioned in Berkeley Square, City of Westminster

With museum finances hit hard by Covid-19, decisions over opening cultural institutions are proving complex.

The Prime Minister announced on Tuesday that museums could now open their d...

June 21, 2020

 Planning for active and 'distanced' travel in Cardiff city centre (Arup)

The Leader of Cardiff City Council, Cllr Huw Thomas has been talking to Future Cities Forum about the challenge of opening up Cardiff for jobs, retail and tourism post Covid-19 and developing the...

June 21, 2020

Walthamstow's famous EMD/Granada cinema is to be restored with £25 million of investment and is being seen as a vital step in economic recovery and resilience.

The plans for the venue which has staged artists such as The Beatles, Duke Ellington and the Rolling Stones, i...

June 21, 2020

CGI of HS2 People Mover over Pendigo Lake  (connecting HS2 Interchange Station to Birmingham International Airport and the NEC)

The West Midlands Combined Authority is hoping to capitalise on future connections with the new HS2 route in its planning post Covid-19 and be...

June 14, 2020

An ambitious plan to help the West Midlands region recover from the economic impact of Covid-19 while making it a greener and healthier place to live and work has been given the go-ahead.

Future Cities Forum is looking forward to talking to Cllr Ian Courts, WMCA portfol...

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