Slow planning process causes long project delays for architects
Around a third of architecture practices have seen projects delayed by six months or more as a result of slow planning processes. 7% have seen some projects abandoned altogether.
Architects invited to ‘shape future of profession’
The government has launched a "wholesale review" of the architecture profession, and is looking for opinions from the built environment industry on how things can and should be improved.
Create Streets founder to lead the government’s new planning design body
Nicholas Boys Smith has been tasked with coming up with guidance to help planners come up with local design codes.
Architects’ workloads rise again, but ‘confidence is softening across the board’
Shortages of construction materials continue to disrupt project delivery, as does a growing lack of on-site fitters and skilled tradespeople
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Chestertons picks up well-known PCL lettings business
Estate agency takes over letting and management arm of boutique firm Henry & James as acquisition drive continues.
‘A radical metamorphosis’: Seven-star new-builds dominating Mayfair sales market after luxury building boom
High-end new-builds accounted for more than two-thirds of sales in the iconic neighbourhood last year.
Boutique PCL agency Wilfords expands with new branch in SW London
The Kensington-based firm was founded by ex-Foxtons agents Geoff Wilford and Simon Welfare in 2011.
In Pictures: Three-year project creates a ‘sophisticated’ 17,000 sq ft country estate in Surrey
Helen Green Design collaborated with the 'very best artisans, joiners and suppliers in the industry' on this sumptuous reworking.
‘Astonishing’ $95mn super-villa is one of Dubai’s biggest-ever listings
The ten-bed mansion has been designed to 'expand the possibilities of elite architecture'.
Developers unveil new vision for Notting Hill’s Newcombe House
Beltane and Angelo Gordon are pursuing an office-led approach to the redevelopment of a prominent site on the corner of Notting Hill Gate and Kensington Church Street, rather than an already-consented…
Jane Austen’s Hampshire birthplace offered for £8.5mn
Celebrated novelist Jane Austen lived in the original Steventon House for 25 years, and wrote three of her most famous works there.
‘There is no lack of interest’: Peninsula London pauses sales after world’s wealthiest pick up 70% of residences
New five-star destination opposite Buckingham Palace has been described as 'the most significant addition to London's ultra-prime market in recent memory'.
Almax Group debuts boutique apartment scheme in St John’s Wood
The Maccreanor Lavington-designed 1A St John’s Wood Park brings a rare set of new-build apartments to the in-demand neighbourhood.
Why mortgage rates will not return to recent lows any time soon
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Westminster Council ‘ready to lead’ on short-term rental regulation
'Short-term lets have been widely abused - when you have one residential block renting out more rooms than the Ritz every night, you know the system needs reform,' says the leader of Westminster City Council
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