HEKKTA’s Property Portal – Gatwick Airport

Gatwick Airport is set for a little expansion of it’s own, and several new big projects have been unveiled across the globe in this week’s round-up of all the latest property and architecture headlines.


Gatwick has got the go-ahead for a £150m upgrade to the railway station allowing for far quicker transfers in and out of the airport. Set to be completed in 2020, the project has been on the cards for years but has only just been given the green light after funding was secured.

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Australia’s infamous Gold Coast is set for a huge $1.3bn masterplan created by Sunland, which will see four futuristic towers erected within a new ‘urban village’, containing several retail spaces and an outdoor amphitheatre.

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The shortlist for the WAF World Building of the Year has been revealed, with The Vessel by Heatherwick Studio and the new Jewel Changi Airport featuring on the list.


Explore the best of this years Glastonbury stages, with weird and wonderful designs and architecture.

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A new record has been set for the world’s tallest modular tower, made from prefabricated concrete modules. Clement Canopy in Singapore stands at 140 metres, with the module’s structures cast from concrete in a yard in Senai, Malaysia, then a factory in Tuas, west Singapore, and transported.


House prices have dropped in London for the eighth quarter in a row, pushing the average value of a home in the capital down 2.6% over the past two years to £465,722.


American architect Frank Lloyd Wright has had eight of his buildings added to the UNESCO World Heritage List, including his Guggenheim in Manhattan and his iconic Fallingwater house.


Investors appear spooked by the Hong Kong protests, instead turning their eyes to the London market, which is far cheaper at the moment suffering from a Brexit slump.


A brand new community in Vancouver has been designed by Canadian firm Henriquez Partners Architects, transforming an old shopping mall into a 4.5 million-square-foot town, featuring super-futuristic towers, topped with trees.


Kosovo have been designed a new national stadium by Tabanlioglu Architects, created to bring the people of Kosovo together. The 30,000 capacity ground will be home to the national football team and is located 12 miles from the country’s capital, Pristina.


Grimshaw Architects are transforming the heritage-listed 1970s Herman Miller Factory into a new campus for Bath Spa University.


The design for Amazon’s expansion into California has been revealed, with Gensler the designer. Culver City, the name for the new development, is in the place of an 100-year-old film studio in the Downtown area, which will become Amazon’s new home on the west coast.


The Museum of London is set to expand, occupying several historic Farringdon buildings, turning it into a 24-hour cultural destination. Located in West Smithfield, the expansion also marks and increase in impotus on making the museum more appealing to the younger generation, with night events also occurring.

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