Chipperfield designs super-prime Chelsea scheme

Plans have come forward for a super-prime residential scheme in Chelsea, in between Sloane Square and South Kensington tube stations. That in itself wouldn’t necessarily get us to turn our heads. However this particular scheme is designed by none other than Sir David Chipperfield. Other recent London projects include One Pancras Square and One Kensington […]

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Aldgate East fast becoming a mini Manhattan

Five years ago (nearly to the day) I blogged with the title “Aldgate East: A great huge hole in the ground“. At the time there were a few big planning applications coming through the system and some buildings had started to come down in preparation for redevelopment, but on the whole not a lot had […]

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Residential towers for Limehouse

Plans have been lodged to Tower Hamlets council for new residential towers in Limehouse. The former Esso Service Station site on Leamouth Road, will be redeveloped to make way for two buildings including a 24 storey tower with stepped blocks of 20, 17, 11 and 8 storeys, linked by a 2 storey podium at ground level. […]

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Office to resi scheme in New Barnet

Castle House previously a well maintained 1980’s 5-storey office building in New Barnet is now one of many office buildings that have now been converted to homes through the PD Right Legislation. Permission for 40 units was granted back in 2014 through a permitted development application, with a further 8 units also granted prior to […]

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Residential Led Tower Scheme for Greenford

An EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) has been submitted for the former Glaxo Smith Klein site in Greenford. The site located on Greenford Road (UB6), has existing planning permission for a mixed use scheme including 593 residential units, granted in 2014. An new EIA has now been submitted for the redevelopment of the site with new […]

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1,500 homes proposed on green belt golf club

Recently we blogged on a green belt site just a 5 minute walk from Maidenhead railway station, a site already with excellent transport links and one which will be further improved in a couple of years when Crossrail trains enter service. This green belt site is currently a redundant car park, which makes absolutely no […]

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Vauxhall set for more high-rise students

Only yesterday the LRR team were chewing the fat discussing whether we could see the emergence of a lot more student housing again. Why? As we’ve seen previously with the 2008 credit crunch and subsequent slow down, student housing can act in a quite ‘anti-cyclical’ manner. In short when the new-build residential market takes a […]

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Amidst Brexit uncertainty tower proposals keep coming forward

Hardly a week goes by where we don’t see a planning application for a huge tower. Just skim back through these blogs to see how prevalent they are, and to think most of them we don’t even bother highlighting. It will be interesting to see whether there’s a slow down in 3-4 months time as […]

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Haringey go into partnership with Argent to speed up regeneration of Tottenham Hale

Recent blogs on Tottenham Hale have mentioned the fact that Haringey from a distance appears to be a very pro-development and friendly borough to do business with. Further evidence of that came from a cabinet meeting last night, where it was agreed they would partner with Argent Related in pulling together strategic development parcels in […]

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Islington showing the way with redevelopment of redundant garages

This morning I blogged on how garages within existing local authority owned housing estates represented excellent opportunities for redevelopment. With FOI data showing Islington having many sites it’s encouraging to see the local authority being proactive on the issue and look at the land they own and decide whether they can put better uses to […]

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