Property and Places: Hampton Court Palace

By Eleanor Rockey Following the recent events of the Queen’s platinum Jubilee, it seems fitting to showcase one of my favourite historical spots – previously home to some of Britain’s most renowned royal figures.  Built during the 16th century by Cardinal Wolsey, Hampton Court Palace stands as a landmark for Tudor and Georgian history. Most…

From the judge’s table: tips for winning a housebuilding award

By Alex Reid Acting as a judge at this year’s Housebuilder Awards has been a great reminder of the quality of UK housebuilding and development. One of the most coveted awards in the industry, the Housebuilder Awards are now in their 18th year. The awards celebrate excellence in all aspects of the sector, including customer…

What we can learn from the London Festival of Architecture

By Emma Goodwin If you’re back in London, you might have noticed some interesting things popping up across the city in the last week or so – from multicoloured streets and pop-up urban gardens to advertisements for tours of buildings not normally open to the public. So, what’s it all about? Every June, the capital…

Property & Places: Battersea Power Station

By Annabelle Bishop Battersea Power Station, on the south of the Thames, is one of London’s most iconic landmarks. Once a coal-fired power station, recent development at the site has seen it slowly opening to the public, with the final phase set to complete later this year. Having lived near Battersea Power Station for the…

Arriving very soon: all change as Crossrail opens

By Ben Monteith When I moved into my flat in spring last year, I stumbled upon some documents from when my landlord originally bought the flat in 2017. “Crossrail, which is coming very soon, will transform the area.” Crossrail, or the Elizabeth line as it’s now known, has been coming “very soon” for roughly half…

Build to Rent: Putting ESG into action in property

By Alina Haritonova The UK housing market is broken – we’re facing raging inflation, increased interest rates, a chronic shortage of homes, and a looming cost of living crisis thanks to a spike in energy pricing, amongst other things. The rental market leaves a lot to be desired too – a large proportion of the…

Property and Places: Birmingham New Street Station

By Rachel Groves There are few buildings which make me emotional, but Birmingham’s iconic New Street railway station never fails to make me tingle, filling me with pride every time I walk onto its vast light-filled concourse. I moved to Birmingham in 1997 as a student and was greeted by the station’s former iteration –…

Regeneration, not revolution, takes to the stage at CREtech London

By Ben Monteith London is at the heart of the proptech revolution. So declared Michael Beckerman, CEO of CREtech, as he opened the first day of the European edition of the leading global proptech conference. For two days last week, I was commuting into Magazine London on the Greenwich Peninsula (by boat, which is a…