From Social Fitness to HCL: Four key trends in super-prime renovation

Having worked on over 300 of the UK’s finest residences, from mansions in Mayfair to sprawling Surrey seats, London Projects co-founders Nick Stuttard and Steve Howat tend to see which trends and features are being commissioned well before they make it onto the interiors pages. Here, they explain four of the top priorities amongst their HNW clientele at the moment, from ‘social fitness’ spaces to human centric lighting (HCL), and how each has been incorporated into individual schemes…

CLS offloads Fulham scheme for £19m

The investment firm bought Quayside Lodge in 2004, and secured planning for an EPR-designed revamp last year; decision to sell driven by ‘limited scope to add further value’

On the merits of switching the stamp duty burden

The Tory leadership hopeful’s ‘innovative’ idea of sharing the SDLT burden between buyers and sellers could turn out to be a mixed blessing, says Trevor Abrahmsohn, but any genuine stimulus is more than welcome as the UK adjusts to the post-Brexit era…