Land Registry pricing – Week 17

A selection of developments with Land Registry pricing from Week 17. Click on the dots for scheme details and a link to the LRR record.

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Green Light for Millharbour Towers

Planning permission was granted last night at Tower Hamlet’s Strategic Development Committee for a residential led scheme at Millharbour South (one of three parts of the Millharbour Quarter scheme). The plans which were deferred at committee on the 12th March 2015,  will see the erection of seven new buildings ranging from 8-42 storeys in height, […]

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Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea (VNEB) Construction Update – Wandsworth

The Vauxhall Nine Elms Battersea opportunity area alone consists of developments containing 7,500 units which are yet to see construction activity. In addition developments which are under construction are set to provide a number of new homes as well as key information on the state of construction within this future corridor of housing from Queenstown […]

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London’s housing supply shortfall

We’re not building enough homes. Quite an understatement, but let’s try and visualise it. Opinion varies between who you speak to as to how many homes we need to build each year to meet demand. A fairly agreed upon figure is around the 50,000 mark. It may seem a lot but when you realise the […]

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Transport key to opening up new housing opportunities

Question: What do these 3 schemes; Barking Riverside, New Bermondsey (Surrey Canal Triangle site) and Brent Cross have in common? Answer: They wouldn’t happen without a new train station built as part of their development. Barking Riverside is a vast scheme. Currently around 1,000 homes have been built; permission exists for another 10,000. As part of the […]

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Silvertown Quays gets consent

Silvertown Quays was granted consent last night. The proposals will be split equally between residential, office and ‘brand’ space; a third of the 7m sq ft mega project given over to each use. As it’s only outline consent at the moment, the amount of residential will be between 2,300 and 3,000 units. The ‘brand’ space […]

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Another Shoreditch tower in for planning

With Principal Place now under construction (50 storeys) and hoarding boards surrounding The Stage (40 storeys) with demolition looking imminent, Shoreditch is really starting to take off. Bishopsgate Goods Yard will also provide a good number of new residential stock over the coming decade, once it gains consent, although a high prominent campaign against it […]

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London towers stacked on top of each other would rise to more than 3 times the height of Everest

Towers it seems are always in the news these days. Why? Because of the sheer number of applications now coming through the system (over 100 individual applications in 2014). Furthermore we’ve also seen an almost exponential rise in starts over the past 4 years (2011 – 5, 2012 – 8, 2013 – 16, 2014 – […]

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Where did all the social housing go?

The coalition’s decision to cut the affordable housing fund by 60% in 2010 has had far reaching effects, with London seeing a drop of 18,000 affordable homes. The graphs below tell the story. Figure 1 charts the private /social starts from 2004-2011.  Broadly speaking the relationship between the two during this period was that social starts […]

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How we’ll really solve the housing crisis

As the election nears, the housing crisis feels as though it’s been given more air time within the press and across mainstream tv, especially with last week’s debates. So then, are we getting any nearer to solving the crisis? Sadly not in my view. As the Times reported back in December “will any party have […]

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