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What’s in a name when it comes to the value of real estate? | Gary Hersham beauchamp estates belgravia classical style eaton mews eaton square famous properties garden square heritage property homes with history london provenance

While the ‘fame’ factor may add a certain cache and unique provenance to a given property, it is rarely this alone that bolsters its value. The connection to a well-known individual or institution will certainly help garner media attention at sale time, and the bigger the name, the...

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Garage Music: Planning and Redeveloping Lock-up Garages | David Kemp application timetable garages planning planning permission pre-application town planning

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.’ Albert Einstein

Redeveloping Garages

Lock-up off-street garages can be seen around many of our towns and cities. They are a throw-back to earlier days of town planning but are now largely obsolete and bring with them a number of other...

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Brigade Court, a 300 bathrooms project | Jou Mühl bathrooms chevron wall tiles hansgrohe interiors matte black property development restaurant shower room

This beautiful building lent itself to modern and luxury living. It boasts its own restaurant, gym and other amenities.  

Transforming the original home of the London Fire Brigade in its lucrative zone 1 location with views of the Shard, five minutes from Borough station, it has been a...

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A Village within a Village | Emma Morby devon fishing village heritage heritage homes heritage property multi-generational living property restoration

The property is situated in the heart of the hugely popular fishing village of Appledore, sat on the banks of the River Torridge. The village of Appledore sits on the opposite side of the river to the village of Instow and is connected via a seasonal ferry service. Instow benefits from a further...

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5 Tips for Working from Home in a Small Space | David Ives chairs decorative interiors new-normal pandemic small spaces storage working from home

Due to the pandemic, working from home has become the new normal and many people do not have a dedicated home office in their house, often sharing spaces with friends, family or partners.

A home office in small quarters needs to be dual purposed, so your setup does not have to be a...

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Time to Buckle Up and Be Bold | Andrew McDonald commercial property construction covid debt development entrepreneur hybrid property industrial industrial property industrial sector pandemic postpandemic property development property finance rent retail

Unprecedented is a word much overused in the current climate, albeit for obvious reasons. Throughout my 26-year career in a property agency, I’ve encountered three ‘unprecedented’ markets, so perhaps there are precedents for today’s unprecedented situation? 

The two...

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