Empty homes are a scandal

“With so many people on housing waiting lists looking for a home of their own, it is a scandal that there are 300,000 long term empty homes across the country. These properties are a magnet for squatters, vandalism and anti-social behaviour, a blight on neighbourhoods, and a nightmare for neighbours,”...

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Marble Arch Tower Sold

Property investment and development company Almacantar has exchanged contracts for the purchase of Marble Arch Tower from Orchard Street Investment Management for approximately £80 million. The 82m tall tower is one of the most prominent buildings in London’s West End. The 166,000 sq ft mixed-use...

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RIBA summer 2011 talks and events

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has a busy summer programme of talks, tours and events around the UK. Highlights include the 2011 Annual Discourse by Ken Yeang who will present his latest research and ideas on green design and Architecture Festivals in Liverpool and Newcastle. An...

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Property of the Day

Address: 18-20 Grosvenor Square, London W1 This building in the heart of Mayfair was once well known to the General of the Army Dwight D. Eisenhower during the Second World War when Grosvenor Square was the nerve center of the American Armed Forces in Great Britain. The square was nicknamed “Eisenhower...

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Design Advice

Have you been looking for a reason to finally get started with redesigning your house? Architect in the House scheme matches homeowners with a local RIBA chartered architect who gives up an hour of their time for a design consultation. In exchange, the homeowner makes a suggested donation of £40 to...

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