London-based Royal Gateway project launches in Hong Kong

Luxury London developer Galliard Homes recently showcased its latest mixed-use offering to potential Asian investors at an exhibition in Hong Kong last weekend. Designed by award-winning architects Studio Egret West, the 2.2 hectare Royal Gateway project, , will comprise 336 private residences, in addition to commercial outlets, and numerous community gardens. It is located in […]

London luxury apartment complex developer invites Thai investors

British developer Land Securities is inviting Thai buyers to invest in The Nova, one of its latest London-based residential projects. Land Securities residential director Tom Eshelby told Thai newspaper The Nation that the Victoria district development will offer 83,335 sqm of living and working space to interested investors, including foreign buyers who are allowed by […]

Development Securities acquires portfolio in North London

Development Securities announces that it has completed the acquisition of a portfolio of five office properties for £17.5 million as referenced in its most recent interim management statement. The acquisition was partly financed by a new three-year facility from Barclays. The portfolio comprises five office properties in underground zones 1 and 2 of North London, […]

Mayfair Capital’s Property Income Trust for Charities fund reaches £245 million mark following a series of acquisitions

Mayfair Capital Investment Management, the UK real estate investment manager, announces that its flagship fund, the Property Income Trust for Charities (“PITCH”), has increased in size to £245 million, having completed a further £12 million of acquisitions. PITCH has acquired three restaurant units on Greenwich Peninsula in south-east London for £5.7 million from Greenwich Peninsula […]

Jeddah-based Al Murjan Group revamps London’s Vantage House offices into luxury flats

Al Murjan Group, one of Saudi Arabia’s leading property developers, will be converting Vantage House into a six-storey luxury apartment building to address the growing demand for upscale homes in Central London. The former office building was acquired by the Jeddah-based group in January 2013 to add to its global portfolio and was green lit […]

Number of new homes in England set to increase but not by enough

Developers in England across all property sectors are set to increase their output with 167,000 new homes a year to be built by 2018, according to new forecasts from international real estate adviser. But this is still short of the 240,000 a year required to meet need in England, but a 55% rise on the […]

Redrow London set to introduce latest high-end residential project

One of the UK’s leading luxury developers Redrow London is set to unveil its latest high-end residential project in Hong Kong later this month. Located in the northwest of the English capital, the 265-unit Royal Waterside will comprise one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, with prices starting from GBP265,500 (USD433,349). “With continuing strong demand from property […]

More investment needed in the UK for retirement properties, it is claimed

Demand for specialist retirement properties is outstripping supply in the UK and developers need to invest in building more for this specialist sector, it is claimed. According to Peter Girling, chairman of Girlings Retirement Rentals, the situation which will worsen unless more is done. The firm’s research indicates that demand is particularly high in London and […]

An extra £500 million available to build more affordable UK homes

Some £500 million is to be made available in the UK to build new affordable homes through an agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB), it has been announced. According to Housing Minister Kris Hopkins the deal will result in up to 4,300 new affordable homes to rent across the country. The funding will form […]

London Mayor sets out vision to build 42,000 homes a year for 20 years

London needs to see a level of house building unseen in the city since the 1930s to meet the needs of its expanding population but thought needs to be put into where, according to the mayor Boris Johnson. In a new document outlining his vision of house building in the city he says there are […]

Boost for Westfield London – John Lewis will anchor Stratford extension

WESTFIELD Group’s plans to expand in Britain have received a significant boost with British department store John Lewis signing on to anchor a £1 billion ($1.7bn) extension of its flagship Westfield London. The full-line 21,367sq m store will be one of the largest in Britain and is part of Westfield’s overall plans for the site, […]

London needs 50,000 new homes a year, says research report

London needs 50,000 new homes a year, the equivalent of 18 new Olympic Villages and roughly double the current building rate, to address its growing housing crisis, according to a new report. With London’s population set to grow by one million by 2021, researchers at international real estate adviser, Savills, studied the income profile and […]

Dubai and Edinburgh join global property hot spot list

Dubai and Edinburgh are up and coming property investment hot spots, according to the latest IP Global Property Barometer covering the third quarter of 2013. Dubai makes a debut appearance on the property investment company’s global investment hotspot list as it benefits from a rising economic confidence regionally and investors are seeing yields of up […]

UK housebuilding surge predicted

Britain could be braced for a housebuilding boom after fresh figures revealed a sharp pick-up in planning applications, as government schemes to boost mortgage approvals raised confidence in the housing market. The Home Builders’ Federation said the number of planning approvals for new homes surged 49 per cent between April and June compared with the […]

Lend Lease wins $364.52 million contract to build UK student homes

Lend Lease announced its agreement with developer Manor Property Group to build 3,500 student apartments across the United Kingdom. The STG240 million ($A364.52 million) contract is also expected to include the design and construction of a further 36,500 student accommodation units, Lend Lease said in a statement on Tuesday. However the group is yet to […]

Knightsbridge townhouse by Lawson Robb in London

Project: Knightsbridge townhouse project Architecture and interior design: Lawson Robb Location: the affluent neighbourhood of Knightsbridge, United Kingdom The luxury British property illustrates the firms ability to provide a multifaceted in-house service that marries architecture and interior design seamlessly, ensuring a competent, smooth and efficient delivery. It further demonstrates knowledge and understanding of listed buildings, ability to maximise space, […]

Luxury London Apartments at Walpole Mayfair

Walpole Mayfair, is a stunning Grade II building in Mayfair, London has been brought back to life by award-winning architectural interior design and development practice Oliver Burns. Located in the heart of Mayfair and St James, Grade II listed Walpole Mayfair, dates back to the 18th century and was originally the home of Britain’s first Prime […]

Luxury Radcliff House, Oxford, England

Radcliff House in Boar Hill, Oxford is a private country house that benefits grounds approaching two acres of gardens and is situated in a privileged setting. Set over three floors the proportions of all rooms provide a great feeling of space and light. The interiors have been fitted throughout by an award-winning interior design company. […]

Striking YouTube Offices In London Designed With a Film-Set Look and Feel

If you recall, not too long ago we featured a post with Google’s new London headquarters which occupies the Central St. Giles Building in the city’s Covent Garden area. Today, we would like to present one particular building floor- the YouTube Offices, imagined by PENSON Group with a “back of stage look with some cool detailing and a film-set look […]

Slip House by Carl Turner Architects in London

Project: Slip House – a combined house and studio Location: Brixton, London Architecture: Carl Turner Architects Description from the architects: “Occupying one of four plots forming a gap in a typical Brixton terrace, Slip House constitutes a new prototype for adaptable terraced housing. Three simple ‘slipped’ orthogonal box forms break up the bulk of the building […]

Eco-Friendly Residence on the Cliffs of Scotland by Simon Winstanley Architects

Project: The Houl Location: Scotland Architecture: Simon Winstanley Architects There are no boundaries when it comes to developing extensive architectural projects that focus on alternative energy sources and environmentally friendly materials. Scotland’s climate had a lot to do with completing the project, named The Houl. The team of architects stated that their work is so impressive because it’s […]

Luxurious Piper Building Apartment in London

Project: The Piper Building Location: Parson’s Green, London, England Redesign: Seth Stein Architects Originally built in the 1950s by the North Thames Gas Board, it was converted into apartments in 1997 by Lifschutz Davidson, an architecture practice specialising in renovated buildings. Commissioned to decorate the exterior of the conference room wing was John Piper, a leading artist […]

Luxury Paddington Penthouse in London

Project: Paddington Penthouse Location: London, England Architecture and design: SHH Photography: Richard Waite After purchasing the 14th and 15th floors of a new development adjacent to Paddington Basin, together with a roof terrace, the private owner of the empty shell duplex space commissioned the London architects and designers to transform it into a luxurious, cool and contemporary London penthouse, to […]

Contemporary Farmhouse Extension by Invisible Studio in Bath, England

Project: Starfall Farm Location: Bath, England Architecture: Invisible Studio Description from the architects: Alterations and additions to a hideously extended, but originally very pretty farmhouse in St Catherine’s valley for Xa Sturgis and Anna Benn who were the most fantastic clients. The contemporary English farmhouse used in part materials from the demolished barns, and the cladding was designed […]

Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design

With aims to concentrate and expand its creative educational program, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design moves its students into one primary campus at King’s Cross, slowly regenerating one of the few remaining derelict areas of central London. Photographer: Hufton + Crow Author: Rebecca Roke Designer: Stanton Williams Location: London In London, the […]

The Shard. By Renzo Piano, London

TIME LAPS CONSTRUCTION VIDEO Europe’s tallest building has been officially unveiled in central London. The Shard cost £1.5bn to develop and build, and was officially opened on Thursday 5th July. The Shard‘s tapered design and glass panelling have already made the skyscraper one of the capital’s most noticeable landmarks. Just yards from the banks of the River […]

RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 8 April 2012

RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 8 April 2012.

RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 26 Feb 2012

RGU Garthdee New Build – Photo Update 26 Feb 2012.

Red Bull Energy Drink’s Stunning Office

The most popular energy drink in the world, Red Bull, has just unveiled their beautiful new headquarters. Check out more photos of Red Bull Energy Drink’s Stunning London Office here!