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Old May 16th, 2016, 02:15 PM   #18101
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London’s Kentish Town: factory conversions attract younger buyers



It may once have been described as an ‘odious swamp’ but prices are rising in the well-loved area — and developers are moving in.

An “odious swamp” is how Frankenstein author Mary Shelley once described Kentish Town. Surprisingly, when she lived there in the 1820s, it was a semi-rural settlement on the river Fleet known, in central London at least, for its clean air and water.

By the end of the 19th century the river had disappeared, channelled underground, and in its wake were built houses and factories as the area became a manufacturing hub.

Yet while this area of north-west London is still a little rough around the edges — its high street, Kentish Town Road, is an unpolished thoroughfare and its housing stock is eclectic, at least compared with its smarter neighbours such as Hampstead, Highgate and Camden — it is incredibly well-loved.

“Kentish Town doesn’t give much away to first-time visitors,” says Stephen Emms, founder of the Kentishtowner, the area’s enthusiastic local magazine. “Newcomers have to work harder to discover why locals love it.” He cites the pastel-coloured streets, the backstreet pubs and hidden spots such as the Lion and Unicorn fringe theatre, among the area’s charms.

Another is its relative value. Property in Kentish Town is considerably cheaper than in neighbouring areas. Savills’ data show the average price for a home is a little over £770,000 — 44 per cent cheaper than the £1.38m average in Hampstead and 25 per cent less than the average home in Camden.

A four-storey, four-bedroom house on Leighton Road is listed with Winkworth for £1.95m; in Hampstead a similar house would be closer to £5m.

Yet the gap in property values is closing. House prices in Kentish Town have risen 56.7 per cent in the past five years, against 42.6 per cent in Camden and 37.6 per cent in Hampstead, according to Savills. Naturally, developers have noted this trend and are moving in and converting former factory buildings into homes and offices.

The Maple Building, a clothing factory conversion on Highgate Road, launches next month. Developed by Linton Group, it will have 50 apartments, a 24-hour concierge and a gym. Prices start at £560,000 for a one-bedroom flat and £865,000 for a two-bedroom. Seven penthouses will also launch in September at prices yet to be confirmed.

“Kentish Town has such potential, but hasn’t previously had a very high-end development,” says Gary Linton, the developer’s managing director. “We intend to draw buyers from Highgate, Hampstead and Camden,” he says, “but also from further afield, like London Bridge and Shoreditch.”

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Old May 16th, 2016, 03:01 PM   #18102
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20 Eastbourne Terrace | Paddington W2

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1804427

Official website: http://landsecuritieslondon.com/port...ourne-Terrace/


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  • Address: 20 Eastbourne Terrace , Paddington , W2 6LE
  • London borough: City of Westminster
  • Developer: Land Securities
  • Architect: Fletcher Priest
  • Floors: 18
  • Office floorspace: 91,800 sq ft (8,528 sq m)



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Old May 16th, 2016, 04:52 PM   #18104
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Westferry Printworks | Isle of Dogs E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1800044

Official website: http://westferryprintworks.co.uk/


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  • Address: 235 Westferry Road, London E14
  • London borough: Tower Hamlets
  • Developer: Northern and Shell
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Floors: 32 | 19 | 15 | 11 | 8
  • Homes: 900



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Television Centre | White City W12

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1398684

Official website: http://www.television-centre.com/


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  • Address: Television Centre, Wood Lane, London W12
  • London borough: Hammersmith & Fulham
  • Developer: Stanhope
  • Architects: AHMM, Maccreanor Lavington, Duggan Morris, Gillespies, dRMM
  • Homes: 950



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Old May 16th, 2016, 05:11 PM   #18106
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20 Eastbourne Terrace turned out much better than I thought
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Docklands Walk May 2016 (7 of 78) by John Linford, on Flickr[/QUOTE]

Those upper balconies look worryingly close to the power lines. The hum in wet weather will be deafening.... not to mention the effects of the electromagnetic field...
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20 Eastbourne Terrace turned out much better than I thought
Second that. It's quite attractive for a boxy deisgn.
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Strong demand in outer London buoys Countryside

House builder Countryside Properties said strong demand in outer London and the Home Counties helped lift completions and average selling prices in the first six months.

The firm, which floated on the stock market in February, said it had seen no impact from the upcoming UK referendum on its European Union membership as pretax profits jumped 50% to £18m.

The uplift was driven by a 15% rise in completions to over 1,000 and 46% growth in private average selling price, which also lifted turnover from to £312m from £252m last time.

Ian Sutcliffe, Group Chief Executive, said: “We have seen strong demand for our homes particularly in outer London and the wider South East.

“Visitor levels and reservation rates have all been maintained with no adverse impact from the tax changes or the EU Referendum debate. The number of open sales outlets has continued to grow giving us confidence in delivering our current year targets,” he said.

“The pipeline of work continues to expand for the Partnerships division and we are maintaining our strategic land bank in the Housebuilding division, giving us clear visibility. ”

He added that Countryside was on track to deliver medium-term plans of 3,600 completions, 17% adjusted operating margin and 28% return on capital employed by 2018.
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41-45 Blackfriars Road | Blackfriars SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=130221886

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  • Address: 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: Jupiter Friars Ltd
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Height: 86 | 52m AOD
  • Floors: 22 | 13


Proposals for 41-45 Blackfriars Road have been submitted. Plans are viewable here.









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Those upper balconies look worryingly close to the power lines. The hum in wet weather will be deafening.... not to mention the effects of the electromagnetic field...
I don't think it's been a problem for the nearby Capital East.
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41-45 Blackfriars Road | Blackfriars SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=130221886

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  • Address: 41-45 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NZ
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: Jupiter Friars Ltd
  • Architect: PLP Architecture
  • Height: 86 | 52m AOD
  • Floors: 22 | 13


Proposals for 41-45 Blackfriars Road have been submitted. Plans are viewable here
what is this replacing?
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Old May 19th, 2016, 12:28 PM   #18115
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Leadenhall Court | City of London EC3

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1922009

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  • Address: Leadenhall St, London EC3V 1PP
  • City of London ward : Lime Street
  • Developer: Brookfield Multiplex
  • Architect: Make Architects
  • Height: 170m AOD | 150m AGL
  • Floors: 33

Make Architects and Brookfield Multiplex are drawing up proposals for the redevelopment of Leadenhall Court. Plans will be submitted in the summer.

Office space is currently let to Amazon Developments Center and will move to Principal Place in 2017.

Potential massing of Leadenhall Court as viewed from St Paul's Cathedral



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wow... that's awesome news. It makes sense with the Amazon move. Plus I think it would be a good replacement for a 'meh' building.
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wow... that's awesome news. It makes sense with the Amazon move. Plus I think it would be a good replacement for a 'meh' building.
There's a growing consensus that this scheme shouldn't just be another glass box , we have plenty of those that's before i mention the schemes in the development pipeline.

I and other forumers want this building retained and a more innovative tower at the top. This method has worked very well in New York which shares London's tight and dense urban context.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 02:03 PM   #18118
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London City Island | Leamouth Peninsula E14

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=390192

Official website: http://www.londoncityisland.com/


Project facts
  • Developer: Ballymore Group
  • Architect: Glenn Howells Architects, John Pardey Architects and Jestico+Whiles
  • Cost: £2 billion ($3.2bn)
  • Homes: 1,700




London City Island construction update from LCI Construction.

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Old May 19th, 2016, 02:05 PM   #18119
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Wedge House | Southwark SE1

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=123786358

Official website: N/A


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  • Address: 32-40 Blackfriars Road, London SE1
  • London borough: Southwark
  • Developer: Derwent | The Hoxton
  • Architect: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands
  • Floors: 14
  • Hotel rooms: 192
  • Office space: 5,848m²




Demoltion of the former Wedge House is nearing completion

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Lower Riverside | Greenwich Peninsula SE10

London forum thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=632984

Official website: http://www.greenwichpeninsula.co.uk/...wer-riverside/



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  • Address: Plots M0101 to M0104 and M0114 to M0121, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10
  • London borough: Greenwich
  • Developer: Knight Dragon
  • Architect: Various




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