Reynald Lapitz helmed the recent £84m refurbishment of the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. He’s now running John Caudwell’s luxury property business on the French Riviera, including transforming the historic Hôtel Le Provençal into super-prime resi.
Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) could help to kick-start the post-pandemic building industry around the world, predicts Savills, while delivering more energy-efficient homes more quickly and more cost-effectively than traditional methods.
Newgate has been hired to handle communications for three Berkeley Group brands: St James, St William and Berkeley Homes Eastern Counties.
It will not come as any great surprise that most in the property industry are pleased to be able to get back to work after seven weeks in lockdown.
The housing market has been re-opened after the Covid-19 lockdown, but it is “not a return to normality” for home movers or for the property industry.
The Government has eased the Coronavirus lockdown in a bid to re-start the housing market after seven weeks in cold storage. Estate agents’ office can now re-open, viewings are permitted; show homes can open; removal companies and the other key parts of the sales and letting process are re-started with immediate effect.
PLP, Make, Allies and Morrison, and Stiff + Trevillion have been appointed to design new buildings on the South bank of the River Thames.
Property developers are getting back on-sites following Government advice – but construction supply chains have been disrupted and sales activity has been thwarted.
Luxury hotel group Oberoi will operate Cain International’s 23-unit serviced apartment scheme at 17-22 South Audley Street.
Sidewalk Labs has abandoned its grand plan to create a 12-acre “smart city” on Toronto’s waterfront.
Hill Group has showcased its prototype “Foundation 200” house, 200 of which will be built and donated to homeless people over the next five years.
Dramatically lower numbers from 2018 to 2019 are “in line with expectations,” says Grosvenor Group, and follow “deliberate decision[s] to accelerate UK asset sales pre 2016 and reduce [the] international development pipeline, anticipating [a] low point in the property cycle.”