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A 100% affordable housing development for Wandsworth

A new development could see the creation of 95 new affordable homes in Roehampton, Wandsworth. The project would see Pocklington Court demolished and replaced with the new housing. The building was formerly a residence offering specialist care and support for blind and partially blind people. It has been empty since the last tenants vacated the property in 2017. Continue reading

Celebrating culture in London

At the end of February the first two winners of the title of London Borough of Culture were announced. The successful Boroughs were Waltham Forest and Brent. As a result, each local area earns £1.35million to go towards cultural programmes. They will also get support from national bodies for arts. Continue reading

More affordable homes on small sites

One of the main things restricting new house building in London is lack of land. There are very few large plots available that could deliver homes in the numbers that are necessary. Developing smaller sites is therefore the only viable option in many cases. Sadly these projects can be very challenging. Consequently, this can deter large developers from taking them on. Continue reading

Kingston upon Thames is a digital leader

Modern amenities are one thing that can encourage people to live in a certain area. In particular they will attract younger, technically astute buyers and renters. In London, Kingston Upon Thames is taking the lead in terms of digital value. This comes after they announced in December they would be the first Borough in the capital to offer 24 hour free Wi-Fi. Continue reading

New council homes on Grange Farm Estate in Harrow

In February Harrow council released details of a £10million plan to build new council properties and shared ownership homes. The Grange Farm Estate currently has 1960s pre-fabricated homes. These properties date back to a period when housing demand was outpacing supply. The shortage saw an influx in temporary homes. In many parts of the UK these buildings are still standing but are now very out of date. This is true of the estate in Harrow. Continue reading

The masterplan for White City south

Imperial College London invested in the 23 acre White City site in 2009. Since then they have been in the process of redeveloping it. The north part of the site has been under construction since 2012. The Molecular Sciences Research Hub will be complete later in 2018. Afterwards it will become the home of the Department of Chemistry. Continue reading

The first time POCA has been used

Brent Council has a reputation as one of the toughest local authorities in London when it comes to pursuing and punishing rogue landlords. They enforce two licensing schemes in areas across the Borough. Failing to adhere to these can result in big fines. In fact, to date they have issued over £100,000 in fines. Continue reading