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SCP Armchair £1,508, scp.co.uk Luxury furniture retailer SCP unveiled its new collection at this month’s Salone del Mobile in Milan, including this quietly stunning chair from Reiko Kaneko. It features a steel frame, walnut or oak arm rests, an upholstered backrest and a feather seat cushion on an upholstered pad. Its minimalist aesthetic and small footprint [...]
Struggling to find a good school for your children in East London? Richard Desmond to the rescue. Shortly after selling off its pornographic network, Portland TV, Desmond's Northern and Shell has announced plans to move into property development. And as well as building 722 homes, the publisher of the Daily Express and Daily Star is also [...]
While residential estate agents have been dragged into the internet age, their commercial counterparts have – mostly – continued to resist such a move. There’s no Rightmove for office blocks, or warehouses. And it was this inherent conservatism that seemed to offer a great opportunity when three young surveyors decided to set up shop in [...]
Most property developers start out with a humble investment and move on to create homes that superstars want to live in. But Margaret and Michael Stanford began with icons, largely thanks to their job as visual designers – of album covers, videos and stage sets – for some of Britain’s most revered artists, including Queen, [...]
Alto, Wembley From £715,000 High rise apartments have gone on sale at Alto, a development by Keystone and Quintain, which is part of the 83-acre regeneration of Wembley Park. The two and three bedroom apartments sit in the Pienna building, the 19-storey ‘crowning glory’ of the scheme designed by Flanagan Lawrence Architects, which worked on [...]
The final – and perhaps most definitive – proof that mortgage lending surged in March has been published by the Bank of England this morning, showing just how much tax changes distorted the property market. After a string of industry reports said that investors and landlords rushed to snap up houses before the three per cent [...]
The number of first-time buyers soared to its highest level in nearly two years last month, according to Your Move, in a new study which counters claims that a surge in buy to let investors has squeezed out homeowners. Homes bought by newbies rose by 48 per cent between February and March to a total [...]
An unintended consequence of the chancellor's stamp duty hike or just more nerves about Brexit? Either way, a report by one of the UK's largest landlords' associations has warned the number of rental properties in the UK is dangerously now. The report, by the Association of Residential Letting Agents (Arla), found the supply of rental [...]
It seems the capital's local authorities have got a case of the heebie-jeebies in the run-up to the mayoral election – after a new report showed approvals for new homes have plummeted. The report, by estate agent Stirling Ackroyd, found London boroughs gave the thumbs-up to a mere 4,320 homes in the first quarter of the [...]
An exhibition taking place next month reveals just how much the City's skyline is set to change over the next few years. The Evolving London Skyline exhibition, which runs at New London Architecture (NLA) in May, shows how the Square Mile will look in 2030 if all the skyscrapers currently given planning permission are built. The images, [...]
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