Berkeley revisit Royal Arsenal scheme for more Waterfront views

Berkeley Homes just as they did with some of their other huge schemes such as Woodberry Down, Kidbrooke and Goodmans Fields are going back to the drawing board on part of their Royal Arsenal project. Theses vast schemes can often take more than 20 years and provide more than 5,000 new homes (the size of […]

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Berkeley submit plans for Hornsey gas holder site, but are the plans already out of date?

Gas holders are relics of the past, well, almost. Some are listed and fairly iconic, some however are just ugly and a blot on the landscape. Now with new technologies making them redundant, they offer up vast inner city development sites and are prime candidates for redevelopment. Yes, deconstruction costs are high, but when the […]

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Purley going up in the world

Purley is not a place you associate with towers, in fact it’s very low-rise. It’s typical zone 6 suburbia. It may be in the borough of Croydon, but it’s a far cry from Croydon town centre and its towers. However Purley could be getting one of its own. Standing at 17 storeys, the high-rise will […]

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Leyton going up in the world

Just a couple of weeks ago we wrote a blog titled ‘Olympic effect spreads to Leyton‘. In short we picked up on a substantial application for a 730 unit scheme up to 15 storeys in height, far exceeding building heights in the local area. Well there’s another, literally over the road. This is the site […]

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L&G submit plans for PRS scheme in E17

Being in this job, we’re all pro-development and pro increasing density. We report and analyse the new-build residential market, from planning and construction, right through pricing and sales. And we realise that the only way of meeting the huge demand for more homes in the capital, is increasing supply. In short, we’ve been building around […]

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Kingston scheme sees removal of towers in order to get past local opposition

A few months ago plans for 705 new homes on a long time brownfield site in Kingston was refused planning consent. The scheme like so many in the well-off borough attracted a huge backlash from locals against the proposals, around issues of height, over-development and an increase in traffic arising from the development. This is […]

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What does BREXIT mean for London’s new-build resi market?

Regular readers of the Pint of Milk Test will know the usual set up for this blog. It’s essentially an extension of our everyday, where we try to give an insight in to the goings on within the new-build London residential market. Whether it be interesting applications and permissions, trends that we’ve seen whilst site […]

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Plans for Limehouse Residential scheme

Plans have been submitted to Tower Hamlets council for a residential scheme in Limehouse. The site, currently a cash and carry, will be cleared to make way for new buildings, ranging between 5-12 storeys. The scheme will provide 220 residential units on the site, with 147 units for market sale and 73 affordable homes (a […]

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Which Borough Are These Buildings In?

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Back Garden Apartment Blocks

One of the methods of suburban densification proposed in a report for the Outer London Commission suggests single storey homes at the back of gardens, as seen below: While this would increase density – as much as doubling it on a unit basis, or increasing it by 50% on a habitable room basis, it seems […]

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