Rat and Mouse
Borough of Ealing
Tue
13
Oct

One hundred and thirty of the 164 flats in the first stage of the redevelopment have already been sold off-plan, according to the Evening Standard, after an initial London-only marketing campaign. Does a London-only marketing campaign translate to London buyers, though, when studios start at half a million pounds? We live, after all, in a highly connected world. It will be interesting to see.

Technorati Tags: ,

Tue
04
Mar

Funding is said to now be in place for the first stage of a £150m mixed use redevelopment of Shepherds Bush Market, which will eventually see 211 residential units, 14,000 square feet of shopping and leisure plus something like a nod to the current market. More here.

Technorati Tags: ,

Wed
22
Jan

Good news for Turnham Green. After speculation, it’s now official. Expect Piccadilly Line trains to stop at your local station. But not exactly soon. 2023 is the likely completion date for necessary works. Not so good news for Sutton. Criterian Capital have withdrawn plans for the rejuvenation of town cannabis factory Sutherland House, just days before a council meeting to discuss planning permission. Things look more positive in Mitcham, where residents have been holding digital images of proposed pre-fabs for the Clay Avenue area and smiling. However, in Earls Court, it transpires that the much-lauded (by the Mayor) plan to “regenerate” the space left by the planned demolition of the exhibition centre will contain zero, that’s zero, affordable homes. More here.

Technorati Tags: ,

Thu
18
Apr

Consultancy Jones Lang LaSalle have been looking at the effect on house prices of London's massive Crossrail project, and are predicting price rises in some neighbourhoods of as much as 44% by 2018. If you live in Ealing, Woolwich or Canary Wharf, you might want to look at this

Technorati Tags: ,

Tue
05
Feb

Mixed use… including, yes, residential… plus some BBC office/studio facilities, a hotel, leisure and bit of retail and public open space. Full plans here.

Technorati Tags: ,

Mon
16
Jul

20120716tvcentre

A sad day for nostalgists as the sale of BBC TV Centre is confirmed, to Stanhope for £200m. From the outside (actually, from inside, too, if you've ever had the privilege of getting lost in there after a meeting), it's hard to imagine how the site adds up to 14 acres, but apparently it does. It should be empty by 2015, after which the Grade II-listed structure will face whatever its future turns out to be. As of writing, Stanhope has constantly refused to comment about its plans. 

Technorati Tags: ,

Wed
04
Apr

Estate agents say the £1billion-a-year shopping mall, where stores include Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton, has transformed the image of an area where the best-known location was once Oil Drum Lane, the base of TV rag and bone men Steptoe and Son.

Yeah. That and the BBC.

W12 saw some of the fastest rising asking prices in London last year, up 11.6 per cent to £545 per sq ft.

The rate of increase puts it not far behind Kensington W8 and Chelsea SW3. Research by Hamptons International shows that the biggest increase in asking prices came in W8, where they went up 14.8 per cent from £1,249 per sq ft to £1,467.

London  Google Maps

Technorati Tags: ,

Tue
30
Nov

Valuations have begun, according to rumours, with the ultimate aim to sell the site for redevelopment. Opened in June 1960, it was one of the world's first purpose-built broadcasting centres. Whatever "redevelopment" is considered, its Grade II listing will hopefully save it from anything disastrous. Personally - though - as a 20th Century nostalgist, I'll be sad. More here.

20101130BBC.jpg

Technorati Tags: ,

Mon
15
Nov

Put like that, it's not much of a story, especially when you learn it's not actually notorious hook-handed hate-preacher Abu Hamza's house, but a property providing a home to his estranged family. (Hamza is currently at home at Belmarsh.) It hasn't stopped the Daily Mail, though, from getting hot and very bothered about the idea of the Hamzas not only living at the taxpayers' expense in a giant house in Shepherds Bush ("an area popular with bankers"... because they're very deserving, aren't they?), but also having their home underpinned, insulated and "painted an elegant cream", the bill handed to hard-working families. Hammersmith and Fulham Council respond that they have a responsibility to future tenants and taxpayers to keep fix the subsidence. More here.

The Abu Hamza property trail [January 19, 2007]

Technorati Tags: ,

Fri
01
Oct

Willesden Green will be the latest target in the Foxtons expansion programme. Previously, the area was serviced by the Notting Hill branch. As per usual, first branch customers will be able to sign a 0% commission contract, and then - once they've helped encourage other vendors fill the Foxtons shop window - continually wonder whether the agents are working as hard to sell their home.

Technorati Tags: ,

 

 


POSTCODES
THANKS TO
ENTRIES BY MONTH
ABOUT
UK PROPERTY RESOURCES
US / INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY BLOGS
LONDON BLOGS
CREDITS
Publisher Editor Technical and Design Hosting Software