Open House London 2011 Guide Available Now!

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Booking for Open House London 2011 starts today – click here to purchase the guide!

Open House London – the capital’s greatest architectural showcase takes place this year on 17 and 18 September.

Don’t miss this opportunity to see inside some really unique buildings – there are over 700 opening their doors, plus neighbourhood walks, cycle tours, architects’ talks and debates taking place – all for free.

This year’s highlights:

– Architects’ homes and groundbreaking housing developments
– Eco, zero carbon and retrofit buildings
– Tours of major regeneration projects
– Planners, architects and engineers on how they create successful cities
– London’s infrastructure past, present and future
– Landscape projects
– Government buildings
– Landmarks and towers
– Maggie’s and Open House London Night Hike – Friday 16th September, opportunity to see Open House architecture by night and raise money for Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres
– Competition for a tour by iconic Routemaster with Arriva London Heritage Fleet, starting at BT
Tower
– Open House Junior Festival for kids and families
– An app for iphone
– Talk: Walking in the Metropolitan Wild-the River Lea at Margaret Howell on Thursday 15th September
– Competition to win an overnight stay at 5* Town Hall Hotel & Apartments
– Photography competition ‘The changing face of London’ supported by Architects’ Journal, prizes provided by Lomography.

Open House London 2011


Top 10 New Property Developments in London July 2011

Buildington’s “Top 10 New Property Developments in London” is based on the number of times the project’s profile page has been viewed in Buildington each month.

Scroll down to see which new London property developments were most popular on Buildington in July 2011.

1. Park House
Address: 453-497 Oxford Street, London W1
Type: retail, office, residential
Completion: November 2012

8-storey building on Oxford Street that resembles a sleek racing car will be completed in late 2012. Click here to see more information.

2. The Tower
Address: 1 St George Wharf, London SW8 2LR
Type: retail, residential
Completion: 2014

There will be 223 apartments in this tower that is overlooking the Thames river.
Click here for more information.

3. One Hyde Park
Address: Knightsbridge | 68-114 Knightsbridge, London SW1X 7LJ
Type: retail, residential
Completion: 2010

Luxury development of 80 apartments and three exclusive boutiques between Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. Click here for more information about One Hyde Park.

4. Angel Building
Address: Angel | 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AD
Type: retail, office
Completion: October 2010

Award winning office building with roof terraces in Angel.
Click here for more information about the Angel Building.

 

5. De Vere Gardens
Address: Kensington | De Vere Gardens, London W8 5AF
Type: leisure, residential
Completion: 2014

This 9-storey development will provide luxury apartments with basement car parking, affordable housing and private leisure facilities. The existing basement will be enlarged to 2 levels to accommodate car parking, services, a leisure centre and plant.
Click here to see more information about the De Vere Gardens development.

6. Quadrant 3
Address: Glasshouse Street, London W1A 4BZ
Type: retail, office, residential
Completion: Autumn 2012

The former Regent Palace Hotel will be replaced by 7 floors of offices, a ground floor incorporating shops and nine residential units.
Click here for more information about Quadrant 3 development.

7. The Strata
Address: 8 Walworth Road, London SE1 6TH
Type: retail, residential
Completion: 2010

43-storey skyscraper with 408 flats and over 8,000 square feet of new retail space on the ground floor. Click here for more information about The Strata.

 

8. The Shard
Address: 32 London Bridge Street, London SE1 9SY
Type: retail, office, residential
Completion: 2012

The Shard will be the tallest building in Western Europe – a mixed-use 310 m (1,016 ft) tower with high-quality offices, world-renowned restaurants, the 5-star Shangri-La hotel, exclusive residential apartments and the capital’s highest viewing gallery offering 360° views.
Click here for more information about The Shard.

 

9. The Lancasters
Address: 75-89 Lancaster Gate, London W2 3NH
Type: residential
Completion: Autumn 2011

Grade II listed houses dating from the mid nineteenth century will be turned into 77 homes, with majority facing south with views onto, or across Hyde Park.
Click here for more information about The Lancasters development.

10. Leadenhall Building
Address: 122 Leadenhall Street, London EC3V 4PE
Type: office
Completion: January 2014

47 storey, 736 ft (224m) office building in the City of London.
Click here for more information about the Leadenhall Building.

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London Retail Street Vacancies: Oxford Street

Oxford Street in London is Europe’s most dense and busiest shopping street. It is home to big department stores, many brands’ flagship shops and hundreds of small traders. Altogether there are more than five hundred shops on Oxford Street (Wikipedia).

The opening of the new Westfield shopping centre back in 2008 was seen as a threat for many Central London high streets but nothing seems to have changed – the crowds have not abandoned Oxford Street.

The location is just too convenient for the tourists – across the road from Hyde Park and intersecting with other important shopping streets, such as Regent Street and Tottenham Court Road.

The current Crossrail works on the street and the surrounding areas are no doubt stressful for the retailers but when the new station opens, Tottenham Court Road at the end of Oxford Street will be one of the most important transport hubs in the West End.


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Oxford Street runs for about 1,5 miles (2,5km) from Marble Arch to the intersection of Charing Cross Road and Tottenham Court Road.

Let us look at the few premises that seem to be available to let on this popular shopping destination.

527 Oxford Street
Brand new retail development next to Primark flagship store in Marble Arch. 15 000 sq ft of space available in Summer 2011. Contact Cushman & Wakefield or Capital Retail for details.

Park House
The largest development on Oxford Street for 40 years by Land Securities will have eleven retail units (8,140 sq m).

443-455 Oxford Street
MacKenzies Jewellery store is closing after 15 years on August 4th 2011.

The Plaza
There are several shops available in this shopping centre through Savills.

Fashion retailer Jane Norman, which fell into administration this week, had two stores on the street – (262 Oxford Street and 388 Oxford Street) but it has been reported that some stores will be bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill. Chocolate maker Thorntons (353 Oxford Street) is also rumoured to close their 180 shops but to our knowledge these shop premises are not available at the moment.

NB! Please confirm the status of the above mentoned shops with agents as they could be under offer or let already.

Keep an eye on the new projects and buildings on Oxford Street with Buildington:

18-24 Oxford Street 18-24 Oxford Street
55-59 Oxford Street 55-59 Oxford Street
Century House 100-102 Oxford Street
Price Jamieson House 104-108 Oxford Street
The Plaza 120 Oxford Street
123 Oxford Street 123 Oxford Street
127 Oxford Street 127 Oxford Street
175-179 Oxford Street 175-179 Oxford Street
John Lewis 207-306 Oxford Street
266-270 Oxford Street 266-270 Oxford Street
291 Oxford Street 291 Oxford Street
293 Oxford Street 293 Oxford Street
309 Oxford Street 309 Oxford Street
315-319 Oxford Street 315-319 Oxford Street
House of Fraser 318 Oxford Street
Burlian House 325-329 Oxford Street
328-332 Oxford Street 328-332 Oxford Street
Dolcis House 333 Oxford Street
Debenhams 344-348 Oxford Street
353 Oxford Street 353 Oxford Street
354-358 Oxford Street 354-358 Oxford Street
363-367 Oxford Street 363-367 Oxford Street
374 Oxford Street 374 Oxford Street
376-384 Oxford Street 376-384 Oxford Street
388-396 Oxford Street 388-396 Oxford Street
Selfridges 400 Oxford Street
411 Oxford Street 411 Oxford Street
415-419 Oxford Street 415-419 Oxford Street
443-455 Oxford Street 443-455 Oxford Street
499-517 Oxford Street 499-517 Oxford Street
Park House 453-497 Oxford Street
527 Oxford Street 527-533 Oxford Street

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London Retail Street Vacancies: King’s Road

Our new blog post series London Retail Street Vacancies gives a quick overview of the advertised available premises on the most popular shopping tracks in London. Today we are looking at King’s Road  in Chelsea and Fulham, South West London.


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King’s Road runs for about 2 miles (3.2 km) through Chelsea from Sloane Square in the east and through the Moore Park estate on the border of Chelsea and Fulham opposite Stamford Bridge. Majority of the shops on the east end of the street are occupied by fashion labels such as Calvin Klein, Jigsaw, Hobbs and Reiss. At the other end of the road there are various furnishing shops.

19-21 King’s Road (LINK)
To let – ground floor 3,530sq ft (328sq m), basement 3,260sq ft (303sq m) approx.
Agents: CBRE, Nash Bond

90 King’s Road (LINK)
Shop to let: Ground floor – 941sq ft (87,42sq m), basement 725sq ft (67,35sq m), ancillary 1,429sq ft (132,75sq m).
Agents: CBRE, Nash Bond

124 King’s Road (LINK)
Shop to let: Ground Floor 1,419 sq ft (132m2), basement 1,936 sq ft (187m2). Viewings through Savills.

182 King’s Road (LINK)
Shop to let on the ground floor: Gross Frontage – 11,3 ft (3,43 m), Ground Floor Sales – 366 sq m (34 sq m). Viewing strictly by appointment through agent Nash Bond.

190 King’s Road (LINK)
Shop to let: 802 sq ft (74,5 sq m). Viewing is strictly by appointment through agent Nash Bond.

219 King’s Road (LINK)
Retail space available to let: Ground 954 sq ft (89 sq m), basement 942 sq ft (87 sq m). Viewing through Jones Lang LaSalle.

247 Kings Road
Former 1st Stop shops seems to have moved.

251 King’s Road (LINK)
Former Chelsea Piano shop seems to be empty. The sign above the entrance refers to an available A3 restaurant to let (no premium required, available due to relocation and expansion) that is advertised by Brecker Grossmith.

261 King’s Road (LINK)
Empty shop.

279 Kings Road (LINK)
Empty shop.

356-372 Kings Road (LINK)

335-337 King’s Road (LINK)
A1 unit short term let 1,891 sq ft. Click on the image to see contact details.

390 King’s Road (LINK)
Empty shop.

533 King’s Road
A1 Showroom to let through Tuckerman.

541a King’s Road
Shop to let through Kinleigh Folkard Hayward.

600-602 King’s Road
A1 premises to let. Ground Floor 1,735 sq ft (161,18m2), basement 1,625 sq ft (150.96m2). Available through Nash Bond.

All the photos were taken on from June 20-23, 2011. Please confirm the status of the above-mentoned shops with agents as they could be under offer or let already. Next up in London Retail Street Vacancies: Oxford Street.

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London Retail Street Vacancies: Queensway

A wave of shops could be on the financial rack this Friday, when quarterly rents for commercial property are traditionally paid, reports the Guardian. Many high-profile firms such as Whittard of Chelsea and Zavvi went into administration shortly after “quarter day”, which falls in late March, June, September and December.

Our new blog series London Retail Street Vacancies takes a quick look at the busiest shopping streets in London, pointing out some premises that are currently available to let.

We start with the ever-busy Queensway in Bayswater, West London W2. The street north of Kensington Gardens is best known for its many restaurants, city’s largest ice-rink and the grand Whiteleys shopping centre. Altogether there are approximately 300 traders on the street.


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Queensway is located in Bayswater, north of Kensington Gardens. There are two underground stations on the street (Queensway and Bayswater) and it is only a 10 minute walk away from Portobello Market in Notting Hill and Paddington railway station. The street ends at another popular retail street – Westbourne Grove.

7-9 Queensway
Former Boutiques clothing store.

Queensway Market, 23-25 Queensway
At least one vacant shop. See Queensway Market website for details.

24 Queensway
Former clothing store.

105 Queensway
This used to be a Cinnabon bakery shop. Available through Nash Bond.

109 Queensway
Available through Nash Bond

134 Queensway
Formerly Universal Dry Cleaners.

Whiteleys shopping centre
There are 5 shops and one restaurant available to let according to the shopping centre’s website.

180-182 Queensway
Available through Nash Bond.

The newest additions to the streets are Sainsbury’s next to Bayswater station and Nine West/kurt Keiger shop in Whiteleys. The street is said to have seriously benefitted from the removal of the congestion charge zone at the end of last year.

All the photos were taken on Monday 20.06.2011, the shops could be under offer or let already. Next up in London Retail Street Vacancies: King’s Road (published Thursday 23.06.2011)

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