2017 May

Deal Makerz

24 May: The top 3 interior design trends in the Prime London Market right now- Deal Makerz

Demand within the capital’s luxury property market continues to increase despite Brexit. William and Benjamin Samuels, co-founders and directors of the boutique design firm Wilben, discuss three key interior design trends driving wealthy foreign buyers to invest in London’s luxury property market, despite the result of the EU referendum. Read the full article on the Deal Makerz website

property week

24 May: Property Week – Nanda to head up Metropolitan Housing Association

Geeta Nanda has been made chief executive of Metropolitan Housing Association and will be leaving Thames Valley Housing in September 2017. In Property Week’s full article, Geeta speaks positively about her time spent with Thames Valley Housing and looks forward to entering her new role. The article also features further comments from David Clayton-Smith, chair of Thames Valley Housing. Read the article on…


19 May: Green Light for new Avenue Road mansion with epic basement – Prime Resi

Planning has been granted for a significant new mansion on St John’s Wood’s Avenue Road. Wolff Architects has received consent to build an underground basement complex of around 7000 square feet, after proving that it would not be harmful to the area’s drainage or structural stability. Prime Resi’s full article looks at the project in more detail and features comments from Nick Pritchett, the director…


19 May: Revealed: Wolff’s latest luxury development has a basement bigger than most London homes- BDaily

Architecture firm Wolff has revealed plans for its latest luxury development in London after it secured planning permission for a 15,000 sq ft mansion in St. John’s Wood.   Plans for this mansion include an underground basement complex of 7000 square feet. To secure planning permissions, a series of geological and hydrological studies had to be carried out to ensure the property wouldn’t…


18 May: What stops tenants working?- Inside Housing

It might be Theresa May’s phrase of the moment, but “strong and stable” could easily have been pilfered from any housing association mission statement written in the past decade. Speaking about the importance of investing in people, Geeta Nanda, chief executive of Thames Valley Housing, discusses some of the issues preventing people from entering or re-entering the workforce. In the article, Geeta also…

BBC Radio

16 May: Broadcasting build-to-rent – BBC Radio

Today Harry Downes, managing director of Fizzy Living, appeared live on BBC Radio London’s breakfast show to discuss London’s housing challenges with presenter Petrie Hosken. Appearing as a BBC expert is a highly-coveted opportunity, with stiff competition, so securing a slot requires persistence and creativity. Harry was the ideal candidate on this occasion. Besides being an eloquent and articulate spokesman for the industry…

Women Talk Real Estate

09 May: Women Talk Real Estate

We recently met with Andrea Carpenter and Viktorija Grubesic, founders of a new non-profit initiative, Women Talk Real Estate. Their mission is to tackle the gender gap within the property industry by increasing the visibility of women working in the sector. We are delighted to be supporting WTRE and encourage you to get involved. Having discovered that only 14% of speakers at European…


05 May: Prime Resi – Classical architect goes contemporary in North London

Wolff Architects has secured planning permissions for a contemporary development in North London   Collectively named Connaught House, the six four-bedroom townhouses in Muswell Hill will each measure 2,500 square feet, with open-plan ground floor receptions, lower ground kitchen/dining rooms, full-floor windows, and sunken gardens. Completion is expected for Summer 2018. The full article features comments from David Wolff, director of Wolff Architects,…


05 May: Bisnow – Siemens Buys UK Gas Turbine HQ From Landlord For £35M

90 North has sold Feilden House Teal Park in Lincoln to Siemens The property sold by 90North forms the UK overhaul facility for Siemens gas turbines. Siemens will extend the existing facility by approximately to create a Global Service Operations Centre. Siemens total investment will be around £35M. Building work is scheduled to start in May 2017 and be completed by January 2018….