Plans for City’s tallest tower submitted at One Undershaft

Plans have now been lodged to the City of London for the erection of the City’s tallest tower at One Undershaft. The scheme which will rise as tall as London’s tallest building The Shard across the river, will site between the Gherkin and the Cheesegrater, providing 131,970 sq m gross of office space. It will also […]

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To increase density these are the sites that need redeveloping

I wrote a blog previously called ‘Estate regeneration – Controversy vs Rationality‘, where I argued pulling down an inner city council estate to replace it with many more homes with mixed-tenures was of utilitarian benefit. You can read that blog here. To summarise however the site pictured below was built in a time when London […]

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How many residential units were under construction in London at the end of 2015?

 Just go back to the last peak of 2007…look at that number… and then nearly double it. We said the market was supercharged last year, this year it’s gone ballistic.  A walk along Waterloo bridge at night may give you some idea of what’s going on. Stop at the mid-point and whether you are looking […]

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London Residential Market Analysis report…

…or LOREMA for short. Download for free, discover why PD Right office conversions and prime residential towers have more in common than you think. Plus an in-depth look at Opportunity Areas.  

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ANALYSIS: Opportunity Areas

Part 1 of the London Residential Research Market Analysis, or LOREMA to give it its acronym is released this week. In it we’ll reveal some key numbers, for instance how many units completed last year, how many started and how many were under construction at year end. As we’ve been doing this for a number […]

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Reginald Road Regenerated Again

Back in 2012 the BBC ran a mini-series, ‘The Secret History Of Our Streets‘ following four streets around the capital looking at social change in the areas both during the era Charles Booth’s famous maps of social class, and since then. One of these focused on Reginald Road in Deptford where 19th century terraces were removed […]

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Quintain submit new masterplan for Wembley

A new masterplan has been submitted to Brent by developers Quintain for their huge Wembley Park scheme. Much of the western portion of the site is now either complete or under construction. This new plan essentially updates the eastern portion of the site, which is largely in use for car parking as well as some […]

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Greenfield but not Greenbelt Land in London

There’s a reason developers often prefer greenfield land – there’s no decontamination and demolition costs, and work can start very quickly. London obviously lacks much supply of this – almost everything has been built over already, or is in the greenbelt where securing planning consent is somewhere between difficult and impossible depending on the borough. […]

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Construction Start: Essential Living’s Creekside Wharf Towers

Piling has recently started on the site of Essential Living’s new private rented sector towers in Deptford Creekside, on the borders of Greenwich. LRR spotted the pile driver while returning from site visiting in East London last night. The scheme will contain 249 homes for private rental, with the flats designed for family living (wide […]

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Croydon give thumbs up to Barratt towers

Anyone who’s been to Croydon town centre recently could attest to the fact that a lot of residential development is currently taking place. On the whole this, the vast majority is in the form of permitted development schemes, where former offices are being converted. New build schemes are a little more rarer, exceptions to the […]

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