October 30, 2017

That’s a wrap!

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This year’s Bloomsbury Festival was a resounding success, with thousands of members of the community coming together to celebrate the many exciting happenings that take place in and around this wonderful area of London. The Festival itself was a wonderful celebration of arts, culture and science, all brought together in one place, all inspired by the theme of independence.

We do hope that everyone who attended the event had a wonderful time and we certainly enjoyed meeting many of you there. Hopefully you had the chance to visit our stand that was situated in the vitality hub, which we ran in conjunction with Hello Love and Nourish Skin Range, where we gave out Frank Harris goody bags, alongside Nourish’s hand massages and Hello Love’s non-toxic therapy tasters.

We look forward to hearing about what you enjoyed and would love to hear about your experience of the Festival as a whole. And, of course, we hope to see you again next year, if not before to discuss your property requirements, we would be delighted to help.

July 5, 2017

Fearless in our pursuit of finding you the perfect property!

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , , — Frank Harris @ 2:30 pm

Did you spot our Frank Harris posters in the latest episode of Fearless, ITV’s exciting drama featuring Helen McRory as a human rights lawyer, who finds herself caught up in some rather tricky situations?

The programme was filmed in West Smithfield, an area we at Frank Harris love and know well.

The images to the right show some rather worried looking faces from last night’s programme, but rest assured you will remain happy and calm throughout your experience of buying, selling, letting or renting with Frank Harris! Get in touch with one of our four central London branches today to find out how we can help with all of your property requirements.

June 12, 2017

For an agent you can trust, look for the ARLA Propertymark logo

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , — Frank Harris @ 12:48 pm

Are you somebody looking to rent a property? Perhaps you are a Landlord looking to let out your valuable asset? If so, then you will want to work with an agency with membership to ARLA Propertymark.

Renting or letting a property can seem like a daunting task, especially if it’s your first time and you are unsure of the process and all that it involves, so it’s vital you work with an agent you can trust. Large sums of money, as well as a fair amount of time and paperwork are involved. It’s important, therefore, that you feel you are in safe hands with somebody who can steer you through the maze of ongoing legislation and legalities surrounding the industry.

If you look at the Frank Harris & Co., window displays across our London network of branches you will see this sign displayed:

This differentiates us from other agents who are not members, because we are:

  • Backed by the Propertymark Client Money Protection scheme
  • Experienced and trained professionals required to undertake regular training
  • Kept up-to-date with complex legislative changes and best practice
  • Adhering to a nationally recognised Code of Practice
  • Submitting independently audited accounts to Propertymark annually
  • Members of an independent redress scheme
  • Fully compliant with Professional indemnity insurance

So, you can walk into our offices and be confident in the knowledge that we will guide and advise you in the most professional direction, which not only benefits you and the property, but also protects you and your money. Do get in touch to find out more, or to discuss your own property requirements, we would be delighted to help.

May 24, 2017

Brunch at Bala Baya in Borough

Webber Street, SE1

Our South Bank office has just been instructed to market a wonderful two double bedroom lateral apartment on Webber Street, SE1, which is located moments from Borough underground station. The property is set on the 5th floor of a portered development and provides a superb opportunity to purchase a home which would allow you to take in some of the most amazing views across the Capital from a balcony that extends to nearly the full length of the apartment. Views stretch across to the City, east to the Shard, and west to the London Eye.

After a busy working week, why not relax by walking to the Union Yard Arches to take in a play at the Union Theatre or enjoy a bite to eat at Bala Baya, which describes itself as beinga bakery in the morning, a fast paced pitta kiosk with a sit down mezzanine at lunch and a buzzy street level restaurant at night.’ For those looking for something altogether more energetic, why not start the weekend by booking a session at Flying Fantastic, an Aerial Fitness school on Union Street.

Do get in touch to find out more about the apartment or to arrange a viewing. We would be delighted to help.

May 17, 2017

All that jazz!

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , , — Frank Harris @ 9:59 am

Property for sale, Cloth Court

Our Frank Harris Long Lane office is excited to be marketing these two stunning one bedroom apartments in Cloth Court.

The beautifully designed properties are located within easy walking distance of a wide array of wonderful local amenities, superb transport links, places of historical interest, and, not least, the City. Barbican Arts Centre is just a five minute walk away, and the properties will also provide fabulous access to some of the best new cultural attractions currently being planned for the area, including the newly relocated Museum of London, and a forthcoming world-standard concert venue being built at the moment. For those looking to combine the best of City living with frequent travel abroad, the apartments provide access to every serving London airport.

Property for Sale, Cloth Court


The apartment also provides fantastic opportunities to enjoy some wonderful nightlife within the locality. Members of our Long Lane team recently enjoyed a fantastic evening at Oriole Bar, which plays host to a selection of jazz artists throughout the week…and on Sunday and Tuesday evenings the jazz is completely free of charge. The bar also offers a wide array of cocktails to sip as you sit and enjoy the music. With all this on your doorstep it’s highly doubtful, but if you ever felt the need to venture beyond the Square Mile then the upcoming Crossrail line, due to open in 2018, is just a few minutes’ walk from the apartments.

Both properties feature bespoke carpentry and contemporary design finishes throughout, making them ideal pied a terres for those wishing to purchase a base in the heart of the City. Do get in touch to find out more information and to arrange a viewing of these wonderful opportunities.



March 7, 2017

Introducing…Keiron McGill

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Keiron McGill, Sales Manager

We are delighted to announce that Keiron McGill has joined our Frank Harris team as Sales Manager of our Southampton Row branch. Keiron brings over twenty years of agency experience with him, which has been gained mostly from his time spent working within the local area.

Keiron loves all things London-related and his knowledge of this particular enclave is second to none.

Keiron did, however, began spending less time out and about in his spare time seven months ago, when he became an extremely proud father to a baby daughter, Maisy Summer; needless to say, he is looking forward to introducing Maisy to everything that this area of London has to offer as she grows older.


Loft Style Mansions Flat

Three Bedroom Lateral Apartment





Do get in touch to discuss your property requirements with Keiron; since joining us, he has hit the ground running and has already taken on a variety of exciting new instructions, ranging from a three bedroom lateral apartment through to a loft-style mansion flat.


January 4, 2017

Time for a fresh start on Waterloo Road?

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Waterloo Road, SE1

Waterloo Road, SE1

If your resolution this year is to detox and declutter your life, why not take a look at this fabulous, minimal apartment in Waterloo Road, available to rent through our Frank Harris office on Stamford Street?

With its streamlined interior, it provides the perfect setting to kick start your New Year health regime…there’s plenty of space for your juicer in the industrial-style kitchen, stacks of room to try out your new fitness DVD in the open plan living space and a fantastic bathroom to sit back, relax and think good thoughts! Do get in touch to find out more.


July 15, 2016

Three weeks on: how the London market has reacted to the EU Referendum vote

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , , — Frank Harris @ 8:11 pm

Ref graphic FHOur London Research Department assesses the reaction within the property market following the vote to leave the European Union, as at 15th July 2016.

The result of the Referendum was announced three weeks ago and although it is too early to gauge any marked trend in the property market, the immediate response evidenced by our offices appears relatively moderate.

Caution among buyers, sellers and EU tenants stemming from the uncertain economic and political position of withdrawing from the EU, which was very obvious in the months leading up to the vote, still resonates in the Press. However, looking at new demand for residential property from applicants registering their interest in buying or renting across our London offices, we have not detected any notable downturn in demand following 23 June.

The graph below shows the weekly average for the past three months of applicant registrations including the three week period following the Referendum.


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Among our London network of offices, there has been no significant fall in demand in the sales market which is relatively stable, just below its three month average. Demand for rental property started to gain momentum in the weeks leading up to the vote and has continued to increase since 23rd June.

The Sales Market

To help gauge pressure on house prices, we compare the proportion of those new entrants into the market registering interest to buy against those interested in selling. Our offices have seen a fairly steady ratio of three applicants to every seller over the past six months.

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However, despite relatively steady demand, transaction numbers have fallen and the market is likely to see a continuation of the lower number of sales across London in 2016 compared with last year. That has and will continue to be most pronounced at the high end, which has a greater degree of price sensitivity with the market still adjusting to the Stamp Duty reforms. In the prime central regions where overseas demand is more significant, the value of the Pound Sterling has made buying UK property cheaper. For example, for the Indian Rupee or the United States Dollar, the Pound is currently 13% lower than on the day of the Referendum. This ‘discount’ should attract investors and those looking to buy in London, especially those holding a medium to long term view. Despite the uncertainty over the future of Britain’s trading position, London is still likely to retain its ‘safe haven’ status. It is seen as one of the world’s leading Capital cities where its history, diverse architecture, quality of life and overall appeal to the international community is unique. Significantly, London’s resilience to previous major economic downturns has been proven.

In the lower value and peripheral areas of London where demand for housing is more heavily influenced by mortgage markets, the fact that the base interest rate has just been held at its record low of 0.5% and may be reduced in due course will support buyers’ ability to purchase. This bodes well for those re-mortgaging or new entrants to the housing market. Lenders may be rigid in passing on lower rates and still be strict on loan to value ratios but the historic low cost of borrowing will continue to underwrite demand and thus support prices.

However, what we are likely to see in London is greater price sensitivity and thus lower capital growth. In May, the Chancellor suggested that property values in the UK could be 10-18% under their expected trend by mid-2018 because of a short term economic shock following our withdrawal from EU membership. London is arguably most at risk due to being the least affordable region in the UK but the very constrained supply, low interest rates and our Capital’s institutional factors will help support prices. The Nationwide House Prices Index recorded London prices had grown 10% in the 12 months to July 2016. Therefore even with a fall in demand, it would need to be significant to stop annualised capital growth.

We have seen certain purchasers seeking to take advantage of the uncertainty by making offers well below asking prices and some vendors have agreed to discounts. However, we have also seen some record and full asking prices achieved which indicates that some purchasers are taking a longer term view over the value of properties they are purchasing.

The Lettings Market

Not unsurprisingly the lettings market has shown greater resilience than the sales market to the uncertainty leading up to the Referendum and continues to do so. On average, we have witnessed an increase in activity for those looking to rent a property. Comparing the ratio of prospective tenants to landlords, there has been some variation over the past six months but in the last three months there have been progressively more tenants seeking rented property across our London network. However this does mask some regional variations where those offices more reliant on European and corporate tenants have not seen such resilience.

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Although both sales and rental demand appear to be stable following the vote to leave, Britain has not begun the negotiations of withdrawing from the EU and until the mechanics of re-establishing our trading positions have taken hold we will not know the extent of any adverse consequences. However we now have greater political stability with the rapid succession of our new Prime Minister and the swift appointment of a new Cabinet. The FTSE 350, which is more representative of British commerce, is at a higher level than before the Referendum as is the FTSE 100. The Bank of England is strategically ready to counter any downturn in economic activity through quantitative easing, relaxing commercial lending criteria and reducing the base interest rate. The Treasury may also implement fiscal measures such as reducing corporation tax to encourage more investment. The new Chancellor has already announced that he will aim to ‘scale back austerity’ and has pledged to ‘protect the City’. This improved political and economic position will encourage greater confidence and should help support prices.

Rob JSSS issue - CroppedRobert Butterworth
Head of London Research Department

Disclaimer: Any figures, commentary and opinion published in this report is for general information only and in no way intended as financial advice and should not be relied upon in any way. Frank Harris & Co., assumes no responsibility for any loss from the use of any material in this report.

November 16, 2015

Market your property now to catch the Christmas surge

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , — Frank Harris @ 12:15 pm

houseWhat will you be doing this Boxing Day? Searching for bargains at the sales, going to a football match or perhaps lying on the sofa watching your new box set? Whatever your choice, one thing is certain. People all over the UK will be house hunting online.

Winter used to be a dead time to sell property but the ‘festive surge’ means it is now one of the busiest times of the year.

Figures released by Rightmove show that last December/January they achieved record figures, with the days from Boxing Day onwards seeing a huge surge. The total number of visitors to the site in the month to 15 January was 106m, up 27% compared to last year.

And page views, the best indicator of activity on the site, surpassed 1.5 billion for the first time. Online viewers were browsing more than 1,000 pages every second. As a result, email and telephone enquiries to agents reached 4.3m for the first time.

All of these facts and figures show that the festive period is a time when more people think about moving than at any other time of year. So, if you are serious about selling your property, don’t wait until the New Year or you risk missing the festive rush.

If you would like to discuss marketing your property before Christmas, please contact us now.


September 4, 2015

Important new requirement on landlords to install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , — Frank Harris @ 10:05 am

match-631729_1280We all know that we should have working smoke alarms in our homes. Yet even when you find out that you are four times more likely to die without a smoke alarm than with one and around 200 people die in house fires every year, it is one of those chores it is easy to keep putting off.

But soon landlords will no longer have the option to ‘overlook’ this safety necessity.  Although the legislation may not come into force on 1 October 2015, it’s enforcement is imminent and landlords will be legally required to install and check smoke and carbon monoxide alarms in their properties.

The law will apply to landlords renting residential accommodation to one or more tenants who occupy the property as their home.

The key requirements are:

  1. A smoke alarm must be fitted on every floor of the property where there is a room used wholly or partly as living accommodation.
  2. A carbon monoxide alarm must be placed in any room where solid fuel is burnt, such as wood, coal or biomass. This includes open fires but does not include gas, oil or LPG.
  3. Landlords will have to make sure the alarms work at the start of every tenancy, for example by pressing the test button until the alarm sounds.
  4. Landlords are also required to demonstrate that the alarms are working at the start of the tenancy. To prove this, we will advise landlords to get a receipt signed by the tenant confirming that the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are working. Alternatively, it should be added to the inventory signed by the tenant at check-in.

A few things to note:

  1. A bathroom or toilet is classed as a room used for living accommodation.
  2. A ‘room’ includes a hall or landing, and stairways also fall within the regulations. So, if you have a flat above a shop but you enter through stairs on the ground floor, a smoke alarm will be required in the stairway.

The new rules will be enforced by local authorities who will have the right to impose a fixed penalty charge (like a parking ticket) of up to £5,000 on landlords who do not comply.

If you have any queries about the new rules or would like to find out about Frank Harris & Co.’s property management services, please call Wendy Akast on 020 700 6000 or email wendyakast@frankharris.co.uk

June 24, 2015

A little square of Cambridge in EC4

Frank Harris-St Dunstans House-12Walking down Fetter Lane, you could be anywhere; towering glass facades loom above you harbouring City office workers in their great steel structures. The buildings resemble those of any big, modern city, that is until you arrive at The Maughan Library. Its fine neo-gothic fascia transports you to the backs of Cambridge, minus the river River Cam of course!

The Maughan Library is a Grade II* listed building, the main library for King’s College London and home to a dodecagonal reading room similar to the more famous Reading Room at the British Museum. Although the building we see today was originally completed in 1851, the background of the site dates back to the middle ages where amongst other uses it was a store house for scrolls and records of the Chancery. The building continued to house records until the late 1990s under its title of Public Records Office. In 2001 the building was acquired by the University and a £35million makeover was undertaken which left the edifice in the pristine condition in which it can be found today, positively gleaming as it straddles the land between Chancery Lane and Fetter Lane, EC4.Frank Harris-St Dunstans House-2

Frank Harris & Co. are proud to introduce a beautiful two bedroom, two bathroom property within the new St Dunstan’s development on Fetter Lane. The property has a wonderful West facing aspect with a wraparound balcony which sits above the green of the library grounds. The apartment is wonderfully light, the light bouncing off the golden façade of the library back into the brilliantly designed kitchen/living room; this aspect also allows for near silence and tranquillity within the property, a rare quality for a building in the centre of London. If you would like to see this property, please call the sales team at Frank Harris & Co. City Office on 020 7600 7000 or email city@frankharris.co.uk.

Frank Harris-St Dunstans House-16

June 12, 2015

Latest Findings from Frank Harris Research

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , , , , , — Frank Harris @ 8:31 am

Average prices in London are continuing to grow strongly. All but four boroughs experienced double digit annual price increases according to the latest Land Registry data published (up to May 2015). The lowest annual change in price growth was recorded in Kensington and Chelsea (4.4%) and Westminster (6.4%) among all London boroughs (10.9%). Higher taxes levied, interfering most with the top end property market (stamp duty, capital gains and ATED), along with concern over the election, has undoubtedly been the main reason behind prime London slowing down.


The majority Conservative government means that no mansion tax or major reform of the lettings market will be implemented. Their handling and plan for the economy is also potentially the most conducive to economic growth. There were expectations of a marked increase in demand after the election; however, this has not been the case, although an Autumn pick-up is now anticipated. The higher taxes, consistent price growth seen over the last five years, as well as more stringent lending restrictions, have all affected demand. This is a permanent trend and will likely prevent the prime boroughs returning to double digit growth for a while. These are natural economic suppressors on demand and potentially healthy in helping the market slow down to avoid unsustainable price inflation.


For the first time since the financial crisis, we are seeing outer boroughs of London outperform prime central areas as a consistent trend. Pure equity (cash funding), resilience to economic troubles and better sentiment among centrally orientated buyers, particularly from abroad, saw strong demand fuel price growth in London’s prime boroughs. However we now see that the comparative value in peripheral markets coupled with a resurgence in domestic demand has fuelled these non-central boroughs to rise disproportionally.


Looking forward, better economic performance (with consumer and business sentiment increasing, rising real earnings and low interest rates) will raise activity both among borrowers and lenders, spurring more transactions in the market. Market commentators are estimating prime central prices to rise approximately 20-25% to the end of 2019, therefore continued growth is predicted (although not as in the last few years when this would have occurred in just 12 months). Having just overcome a major degree of uncertainty among buyers and sellers, we will now see the EU membership referendum (potentially having significant implications for London) and mayoral elections influencing on demand over the next two years. However the UK and housing market’s economic fundamentals remain strong, paving the way for continued growth.


Source: Land Registry/Frank Harris Research

Source: Land Registry/Frank Harris Research

















Rental growth is being recorded by all major price indices. Supply and demand has been affected by the election, with some postponing a decision to let and some sales applicants deciding to rent for the interim. The RICS reports that in a three month period up until May, both rental demand and new instructions increased with price expectations positive going forward. Supply has been reported to have risen steadily for the last three years, potentially slowing price growth but more positively allowing for increased activity. Looking at the drivers of demand, one major aspect – employment in the service sector, in particular the finance sector, is improving. Rental yields have risen slightly, with capital growth in central London slowing.

October 24, 2014

Delights of Smithfield

202805_BAR120133CVictoria from our Long Lane Office was very kindly treated to lunch by some future clients of Frank Harris & Co. at Smiths of Smithfield. Home to four different dining spaces, Smiths is one of the many exciting eating houses Farringdon has to offer and it certainly did not disappoint as a lunch venue.


Each of the four floors offer a different experience: the ground floor is a relaxed bar which serves food all day- the décor is quite industrial which reflects the working nature of the environment in Smithfield; the first floor is a lounge style cocktail bar with softer interiors than the floor below. Moving up the building the second floor restaurant has an open kitchen with darker tables which add a sophisticated feel to the exposed brick walls; the top floor restaurant is the epitome of fine dining- the white table cloths and bright view over the meat market and local rooftops make this floor feel truly ethereal.

Victoria enjoyed a fantastic lunch at the Second Floor Dining Room. The provenance of the main ingredients is listed on the right-hand side of the menu with most of the meat produce making the short journey from butchers located in Smithfield Meat Market (Central London’s only fully operational meat market) just across 202805_BAR120133the road; some cuts of beef are even butchered on site at the restaurant! Three out of four of the party enjoyed an escallop of Wagyu veal cooked in parmesan and capers with a rocket salad which from all accounts was absolutely delicious; the other member of the group enjoyed a Thai-style shredded beef salad which had quite a kick! Pudding did not disappoint either as the party devoured a salted caramel cheesecake topped with caramelised pear and toffee popcorn.

The restaurant comes highly recommended, the atmosphere was lively evening at lunch time, the staff too were both helpful and knowledgeable making for a brilliant dining experience all round. Farringdon has so many amazing restaurants on offer it can be hard to choose although Smiths would be high up on our list as one of the best. Located just around the corner of this eatery is Florin Court, a beautiful art-deco building previously used in the filming of Agatha Christie’s Poirot. Frank Harris & Co. are proud to be marketing a charming studio flat with the most astonishing views over St Paul’s Cathedral and the rest of The City. The building has fabulous facilities including its own swimming pool; not to mention this property is five minutes away from Farringdon Station a future stop on Cross Rail which makes it a fantastic investment.


September 5, 2014

Property and Markets

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Whitecross Street is just a short walk away from our fabulous two bedroom property on Old Street, home to one of London’s oldest markets.  202805_BAR120214The first records of a market on Whitecross Street trace back to the 17th Century. Following on from that the records take a darker turn as they talk of the gathering here as ‘Squalors Market;’ referring to the 19th Century when the market became synonymous with the poor and the drunk of Victorian London.
Today the market is rather refined and with a wealth of famous restaurants, including Jamie Oliver’s ‘15’, in the vicinity. A trip to the street market was rightly described recently on one local blog as a ‘foodie’s pilgrimage’. There is a small market here every day but the principal days are Thursdays and Fridays. As soon as you turn onto the street you are greeted with the fragrant smells of the different vendors and their wares competing with each other to grab your senses and entice you to try an intensely spicy burrito, an Indian roti or a freshly made piadina from Rome. Well worth a visit, for a pilgrimage or just, more simply, the chance to break away from the normal lunch-at-your-desk routine. For those that like to enjoy a beer or a glass of wine with their lunch there are several pubs located along the street; why not eat the food bought on one of the many stands while you sit outside, watching the world go by – pint in one hand, Turkish shawarma in the other? http://www.timeout.com/london/shopping/whitecross-street-food-market

June 10, 2011

Frank Harris and Company – celebrating ten years of property sales on London’s South Bank

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — Frank Harris @ 2:18 pm

Writes Tim Rogers from South Bank and Waterloo estate agents Frank Harris and Company:

“Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of our first successful sales transaction from the South Bank office.  It was a flat in River Court and, coincidentally, the person who bought it is now selling a flat in that very same block through me.  Click here for more details.

“We sold a 2 bedroom river-facing flat in this building for £362,500 and it exchanged contracts on 11/6/2001.  That same flat sold last year for £750,000.”

So, if you are thinking of buying or selling property in SE1 and want expert advice from an agency who understands the South Bank and Waterloo property market, why not call Tim on 020 7620 3400 or click here.



May 23, 2011

Access latest property information on the go with the Frank Harris and Company mobile APP

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — Frank Harris @ 12:02 pm

We at Frank Harris and Company recognise that many people now choose to surf the internet via their mobile phones rather than by PCs.

With this in mind, we now have our very own mobile application (APP) so you can access all the latest particulars on the properties we have for sale or rent at the touch of a button.

Andrew Sorene from the firm’s Marchmont Street office says: “With people’s ever increasing use of mobile phones this is yet another string to our marketing, enabling our clients to reach the widest range of potential buyers and tenants.  We believe we are the only agents currently using this technology across many of our areas.”

Click here to find out further information.

May 12, 2011

Find out more about property in Bloomsbury with Open Squares

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — Frank Harris @ 11:04 am

Alec Papasavva from Frank Harris and Company’s Bloomsbury office writes:

“There is a tendency for many working Londoners to get caught up in the everyday hassle and bustle of the city without taking advantage of the numerous squares in the centre of London and beyond.

“On the weekend of 11-12 June 2011, there will be an Open Garden Squares Weekend, allowing access to a number of squares usually closed to the public. This is always a popular event so it would be advisable to book in advance. However, there are a good selection which are not private and are in fact accessible throughout the year.

“If you want to find out more about the delights of Bloomsbury, we at Frank Harris and Company have extensive experience as estate agents in the area and are happy to advise on buying, renting or selling property in the WC1 area.”

Alec can be contacted on 020 7387 0077 or click here.

May 9, 2011

Estate agents welcome regeneration project in the heart of Waterloo

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , , — Frank Harris @ 7:18 am

South Bank and Waterloo estate agents Frank Harris and Company are welcoming a regeneration project which could dramatically improve public space in the heart of SE1 and reconnect Lower Marsh with the surrounding area.

Proposals are being put out to public consultation which aim to create an attractive, inviting and high quality environment that would be significantly enhanced through the repaving of footways, carriageways and open space. There are also plans for new trees and improved street lighting.

Says Frank Harris and Company Associate Director Tim Rogers: “This part of Waterloo is experiencing a real renaissance and should this project be given the go-ahead, will really enhance the area, making it an even more attractive place in which to live.”

If you would like to find out more about buying or renting property in SE1, why not give Tim a call on 020 7620 3400 or click here.

May 4, 2011

Fantastic gated development for sale in the heart of Noho

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , , — Frank Harris @ 8:48 am

Writes Andrew Sorene from Frank Harris and Company’s Marchmont Street office:

“We are thrilled by the positive response to Crabtree Place – a wonderful new gated development in the heart of Noho, one of London’s most desirable villages. Centred around Charlotte Street, Noho has an eclectic mix of long standing establishments and colourful newcomers.

“Of the flats, just the magnificent penthouse remains available for sale, occupying the entire top two floors of the building with its virtual wrap-around terrace affording views of Crabtree Gardens itself and the immediate area.

“Nearly 50% of the townhouses are now reserved, each providing unrivalled quality and design. We estate agents always boast about the homes that we are selling but this scheme IS truly something to boast about.”

The penthouse  is available at £3.25m while the remaining houses are on the market priced at £2.995m.

For further information or an appointment to view the show home please  call us on 020 7387 0077.

April 26, 2011

The Bloomsbury Project and how it has shaped WC1

Filed under: Latest News — Tags: , — Frank Harris @ 7:55 am

Excellent article in the Evening Standard about Bloomsbury which has been the study of a fascinating research project by UCL.

Professor Rosemary Ashton, of University College London‘s English literature department, spent three years investigating some 300 institutions – and many more addresses and individuals – to find links between them, and how they had an impact on Bloomsbury, London, and in some cases, the country.

To read more on this article, click here. And if you want to find out more about buying or renting property in this magnificent part of London, why not drop into our Marchmont Street office or give us a call on 020 7387 0077.

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