Category Archives: Investments

Plans to develop 14 former Tesco sites

Meyer Homes is a relatively new development company, only existing for around three years, but they have ambitious plans to create thousands of new homes across London. They have taken on 14 prime sites from Spenhill, the arm of Tesco that develops land. It is hoped that around 4,000 homes in the capital and the South East could be created as a result. Continue reading

A new masterplan for Earls Court

Earlier in November it was revealed that Capital & Counties’ (CapCo) would start work on a new masterplan for their Earls Court development. An argument over the project had raged on for many years due to fears the project would see a loss of two housing estates with 760 homes. These have been eased somewhat with the announcement that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham will seek to take control of these homes back. Continue reading

New housing targets for London

Towards the end of October the Mayor of London revealed some ambitious targets for house building in the capital between now and 2021. These will be explored in more detail in a new assessment of housing need set to be released in November and the latest London Plan. The objectives could have a huge impact on investors in the capital. Continue reading

Residential properties in Canary Wharf

Canary Wharf is home to some of the most valuable investment properties Tower Hamlets has to offer. Although the area is renowned for being the base for countless high profile companies, particularly those involved in finance, there are plans to create a number of residential properties in the area. These homes could prove to be very popular with people who want to live very close to where they work. Continue reading

Greener homes command more value

Energy efficiency is an important factor for property seekers, whether they are looking to buy or rent. This is particularly true for people in the 20-35 age bracket according to a survey by CBRE. The same report also reveals that 8 out of 10 buyers would be willing to pay more for a home that is environmentally friendly and efficient. Continue reading

Lambeth has lots of investment potential

Property developer Downing recently received planning permission and will go ahead with creating some very interesting investment properties Lambeth residents may want to take note of. The proposal is for a £200 million development in Vauxhall. It will be situated on Miles Street, close to the local park, the train station, and across the river from Pimlico and Westminster. Continue reading

Big changes coming to Harrow

The ‘Heart of Harrow’ regeneration project will see a huge £1.75 billion invested in the Borough in total. This will facilitate developments all across the area, leading to around 5,000 new homes, a modern town centre, new schools, more commercial space, and new open spaces such as pocket parks. Continue reading