FOODIE BRITS FORK OUT FOR KITCHEN UPGRADES
A poor economic climate combined with the popularity of television cookery shows has encouraged homeowners to fork out almost twice as much on their kitchens than on any other part of the home, property website Rightmove said earlier this week. Its survey found that over the past year the kitchen ate up a third of British homeowners’ improvements budget. This was almost double the amount (18 per cent) spent on the bathroom, which came in second place.

REDEHAM HOMES OPENS 520 CHISWICK HIGH ROAD
This weekend is the official launch of Redeham Homes’ new development in the centre of Chiswick and potential buyers are able to visit it tomorrow and Sunday. It comprises 12 two-bedroom apartments and two two-bed penthouses. All apartments have a private terrace or balcony and there is a communal roof terrace on the first floor at the rear of the building. For further information, ring 01342 840888. To view the show apartment, ring Chesterton Humberts on 020 7288 0330.

VAUXHALL’S NEW TOWER LAUNCHES TOMORROW
Tomorrow marks the launch of what will become one of the tallest residential buildings in Europe: The Tower, One St George Wharf. Overlooking the Thames and the Houses of Parliament, the development on the south bank has already attracted plenty of off-plan buyer interest. The concierge service will be provided by Harrods Estate Asset Management. To arrange a preview,
contact Terry Wrightson on 020 7042 7700 or email
towersales@stgeorgesl.com