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London’s King’s Cross – it’s taking shape

London’s King’s Cross – it’s taking shape

Last week, I had the opportunity to catch up with Argent’s Roger Madelin CBE to take a look at the work of the last decade the King’s Cross regeneration scheme. The marketing pack urges that the vision for King’s Cross aims to capture hearts and minds:  after my...
Television Centre – Cranewatch

Television Centre – Cranewatch

This was a red letter week for the Television Centre (TVC) project as the Cranes have arrived! Once these strange projections into the skyline arrive one can be sure that something big is underway and this week marks the start of TVC’s return to centre stage. ...

Suggestions for the British Property Industry

Last Tuesday I participated in a discussion panel at the British Property Federation’s annual conference. The theme for the day was ‘New Perspectives’ and I contributed to a debate about the Landlord and Tenant Relationship. I thought it may be...

How can we get the best out of the industry?

During recent months I have made a number of remarks, (for example, see Building Magazine, 12 March), about the difficulty of getting the best out of the construction and property industry. I was heartened to see that other people agree with me and that there are some...