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A riotous end to a tumultuous year

The UKR Christmas party on Monday was a suitably riotous affair. Our entire professional team attended lunch in the private room of Villandry St James, where the kitchen and waiting staff seriously did us proud. As ever. An eclectic mix of folk – planners, surveyors, designers, comms-types, hangers on, liggers and laggers – gathered for […]

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Welcome appointment at RIBA

In a highly Top Secret process, the team at UKR is gearing up to appoint master-planners to design our new scheme. It is very Secret Squirrel as we are in a hugely collaborative partnership with the host local authority and we are, above all else, totally respectful of their timetable for residents’ consultation on their […]

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I’ve been to a marvellous party…

Soooo… The MOST amazing party last night to celebrate Sir Stuart Lipton’s 50 years in the industry. The MOST elegant affair in the National Gallery. The MOST glittering array of guests.  The MOST extraordinary up swell of good will and bonhomie. What a wonderful and uplifting occasion. And what a terrific idea. We just do […]

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The great home office debate

The hugely endearing Steve Quartermain of CLG, the government’s chief planner, rocked up to the NLA’s “New London Sounding Board” yesterday to discuss progress on the Growth and Infrastructure Bill with a seasoned assortment of London’s property glitterati. I think these gatherings are supposed to be governed by the Chatham House Rule (and major respect […]

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Paul Finch, CABE

A little something to brighten your day

To cheer you all up I am posting this funny picture of Paul Finch, chair of CABE and all round Top Geezer, taken by one of my moles at the recent AJ100 Awards. Naturally we are running a caption competition and front runners are: ·         “I’m sorry, you can’t have a job at CABE” ·         “Look, […]

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