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August 06, 2014 - Marstons in 1914 ...(+) Read More...

What was Marstons doing 100 years ago ?

June 20, 2014 - Old signs , new shop ...(+) Read More...

Whilst refurbishing the shop premises we found a series of three shop signs illustrating perfectly the changing styles of the 20th century

June 03, 2014 - Marston Properties meets the Mayors rental standards ...(+) Read More...

London's Mayor , Boris Johnson launched the London Rental Standard on the 28th May 2014

Residential, Commercial and Property Development News 
Crown Estate head of development steps down
Alastair Smart has resigned as head of development at the Crown Estate after almost six years at the company.
Frogmore leaps on Midtown office
Frogmore Real Estate Partners has acquired a Midtown office block for £60.5m.
Brockton puts £500m Mayfair scheme on market
Brockton Capital has put a for sale sign over its £500m Mayfair residential scheme.Source: image by dbox branding&creative
Q&A: Wandsworth leader on ambitious housing plan
The London borough on why it hopes to build 18,000 homes over the next decade, up 60% on its original target,
L&G makes first major move into PRS
Legal & General (L&G) is making its first major foray into the private rented sector (PRS).
Housing flashpoints for election
With housing shaping up to be a major election issue, we examine the key battlegrounds likely to dominate the debate.
German fund swoops on £210m Howick Place
A Berlin-based pension fund for German doctors and chemists is buying a major office and residential development in London’s Victoria for close to £210m.
Criterion to sell Docklands estate
Criterion Capital is poised to put a £200m ‘for sale’ sign over its Docklands office estate, just months after signalling its intention to convert the site into a 1,500-unit residential scheme.
Pioneering Birmingham PRS initiative reveals first scheme
Birmingham council has unveiled plans for its first purpose-built private rented sector (PRS) residential scheme, which it is developing through a new wholly-owned company.
Extending office-to-resi is key to boosting London’s housing supply
A response from the government to its consultation on extending office-to-resi permitted development rights (PDR) and including industrial units for the first time is expected imminently.
Former Booker Prize headquarters turns over a new leaf
Investor and developer The Malins Group has acquired the former home of the Booker Prize in Wandsworth, south-west London, for a £10m residential conversion.
GRIP seals £33.25m Canning Town PRS deal
Grainger and APG’s private rented sector (PRS) fund has announced the forward purchase of a new build-to-rent scheme in Canning Town, London, for £33.25m.
Green light for £25m prime York residential scheme
Yorkshire property group Rushbond have won consent for plans to convert the former City of York Council’s offices into a £25m residential scheme.
London land values defy housing slowdown
Residential land values in prime central London grew by almost a quarter over the course of 2014, defying a wider slowdown across the UK.
Almacantar begins transformation of Centre Point
London’s landmark Centre Point began its revival today as developer Almacantar started work on its transformation.
Keepmoat makes double change at top
Housing developer Keepmoat has made two senior management changes after securing investment from TDR Capital and Sun Capital.
Warren Buffett sets sights on UK residential market
When one of the wealthiest men in the world wants to launch a chain of residential estate agents in the UK, the rest of the market had better sit up and take note.
London’s top planning battles
With debate raging over house prices and high-rise buildings, London is set to stage some of the UK’s fiercest planning battles.
Westminster expands on plans for office-to-residential crackdown
Westminster Council’s deputy leader Robert Davis has reiterated the authority’s intention to crackdown on office-to-residential conversions.
Countrywide poised to deliver record results in 2014
Countrywide, the UK’s largest integrated property services group, is set to deliver record results for 2014, it announced this morning.
Crossrail effect will impact Whitechapel most
Whitechapel will derive the most residential benefit from the delivery of Crossrail, research from JLL has suggested.
BPF calls for residential to be included in NSIP regime
The property industry today urged government to help address the housing crisis by allowing new residential schemes to be delivered more quickly through the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIP) regime.
Wilmott Dixon agrees £25m deal to cross-fund school plans
Developer Willmott Dixon has agreed a £25m deal to cross-fund a new school development by building 88 homes in Hertfordshire.