2017 May

Deal Makerz

24 May: The top 3 interior design trends in the Prime London Market right now- Deal Makerz

Demand within the capital’s luxury property market continues to increase despite Brexit. William and Benjamin Samuels, co-founders and directors of the boutique design firm Wilben, discuss three key interior design trends driving wealthy foreign buyers to invest in London’s luxury property market, despite the result of the EU referendum. Read the full article on the Deal Makerz website

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24 May: Property Week – Nanda to head up Metropolitan Housing Association

Geeta Nanda has been made chief executive of Metropolitan Housing Association and will be leaving Thames Valley Housing in September 2017. In Property Week’s full article, Geeta speaks positively about her time spent with Thames Valley Housing and looks forward to entering her new role. The article also features further comments from David Clayton-Smith, chair of Thames Valley Housing. Read the article on…

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19 May: Green Light for new Avenue Road mansion with epic basement – Prime Resi

Planning has been granted for a significant new mansion on St John’s Wood’s Avenue Road. Wolff Architects has received consent to build an underground basement complex of around 7000 square feet, after proving that it would not be harmful to the area’s drainage or structural stability. Prime Resi’s full article looks at the project in more detail and features comments from Nick Pritchett, the director…

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19 May: Revealed: Wolff’s latest luxury development has a basement bigger than most London homes- BDaily

Architecture firm Wolff has revealed plans for its latest luxury development in London after it secured planning permission for a 15,000 sq ft mansion in St. John’s Wood. Plans for this mansion include an underground basement complex of 7000 square feet. To secure planning permissions, a series of geological and hydrological studies had to be carried out to ensure the property wouldn’t have…

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18 May: What stops tenants working?- Inside Housing

It might be Theresa May’s phrase of the moment, but “strong and stable” could easily have been pilfered from any housing association mission statement written in the past decade. Speaking about the importance of investing in people, Geeta Nanda, chief executive of Thames Valley Housing, discusses some of the issues preventing people from entering or re-entering the work force. In the article, Geeta…

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16 May: Broadcasting build-to-rent – BBC Radio

Today Harry Downes, managing director of Fizzy Living, appeared live on BBC Radio London’s breakfast show to discuss London’s housing challenges with presenter Petrie Hosken. Appearing as a BBC expert is a highly-coveted opportunity, with stiff competition, so securing a slot requires persistence and creativity. Harry was the ideal candidate on this occasion. Besides being an eloquent and articulate spokesman for the industry…

12 May: Architect’s Choice: Classical architect meets modern living

Wolff Architects has begun work on a luxury housing development in north London The Muswell Hill site, Connaught House, was previously owned by the Metropolitan Police and is a far cry from the Georgian and Victorian townhouses that Wolff Architects’ portfolio favours. Architect’s Choice Jade Tilley reports of the successful planning application made by Wolff to redevelop the derelict police station into six new-build…

12 May: David Wolff on the advantages of refurbishment over outright renovation

UPGRADED LIVING David Wolff, founder of Wolff Architects speaks to Architects Choice about the pros and cons of refurbishment David Wolff argues that architects can more effectively realise the needs of clients and minimise  disruption to communities through refurbishment, rather than complete renovation. ‘There are obvious benefits to the community [in refurbishing over renovating].’ Refurbishment projects tend to be far shorter than redevelopment ones,…

09 May: Women Talk Real Estate

We recently met with Andrea Carpenter and Viktorija Grubesic, founders of a new non-profit initiative, Women Talk Real Estate. Their mission is to tackle the gender gap within the property industry by increasing the visibility of women working in the sector. We are delighted to be supporting WTRE and encourage you to get involved. Having discovered that only 14% of speakers at European…

05 May: Wolff Architect has bagged planning for “trendy” new-build scheme in north London- Prime Resi

Classical architect goes contemporary in North London Collectively christened Connaught House, the set of six four-bed townhouses on a challenging site in Muswell Hill will come in at 2,500 square feet apiece, with open-plan ground floor receptions, lower ground kitchen/dining rooms, full-floor windows, and sunken gardens.Completion is slated for Summer 2018. David Wolff, director of Wolff Architects: “We’re already highly regarded for our skill at…