Sally Arnold from Planning Potential considers the implications of COVID19 on the planning sector and reveals the results of some recent research. As I sit here writing this blog confined to my house, I (like many others in my sector) am thinking of many questions relating to the planning implications of the current situation and…

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Florence Laino is an Associate Partner at L – P : Archaeology, where she oversees everything from small archaeological assessments for private residential projects like ours to the discovery of a previously unknown Medieval kitchen beneath Hampton Court Palace. Our clients are often surprised to discover how much archaeology can impact their projects – especially…

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Best time to buy luxury property in London?

Jeremy McGivern is Managing Director of Mercury Homesearch, London’s premier search agents and sales negotiatiors for luxury properties. This month, we once again invited him to share his insight on London’s high end property market. “Housing Market Is Back With A Bang” screamed the headline in The Evening Standard on Monday night. “Knight Frank said…

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How to speed up the planning process

Sally Arnold is an Associate at Planning Potential, a leading planning consultancy specialising in commercial and high end residential projects nationwide and a key collaborator in our new Fast Track service. Her exceptional knowledge of Richmond, Kensington and Chelsea, Camden, Westminster and Merton planning policy has put her at the heart of many of our…

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Dr. James Thornhill is a health and safety academic and consultant with more than 20 years of experience. He is our preferred health and safety consultant and is responsible for the smooth, safe running of many of our most successful projects. We asked Dr. Thornhill to share his insight into how health and safety regulations…

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Louise Summers is Operations Director at Urban Wildlife, a wildlife consultancy who provide protected species surveys and mitigation solutions for construction projects, including many of the homes that we have created. As our clients are often surprised by how drastically a creature as tiny as a bat can affect their plans, we asked Louise to…

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Sally Arnold is an Associate at Planning Potential, a leading planning consultancy specialising in commercial and high end residential projects nationwide. Her exceptional knowledge of RBKC, Camden, Westminster and Merton planning policy has put her at the heart of many of our projects, so we asked her to share some of her planning advice with…

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Blakes London are a bespoke joinery company headed by creative Director Jamie Blake and Managing Director Jeremy Bott. They’re a rare example of a truly client-tailored service, led by custom detail and design over off-the-shelf parts. They became our preferred joinery company after their astounding contributions to Maida Terrace, and we asked Jamie and Jeremy…

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Jeremy and Jamie from Blakes London

You might expect that Jamie Blake’s background in interior design would be seen as a virtue in kitchen design companies, but instead his detail and design sensibilities clashed with their commercial priorities. Jamie believed a client-focused, design-led joinery service was possible by leaving behind the overheads of high street shops and showrooms. He founded Blakes…

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