Archive for April 2013

Rathbone Place - Public Exhibition

The new owners of the post office site in Rathbone Place and Newman Street are preparing a new and detailed Planning Application for the site to be used as commercial and retail space with the creation of a new public area and through routes.

The application is a subject to an Public Exhibition taking place on site and where residents and people working in the area can have their chance to view models of the scheme and discuss it with the development team.

There will also be formal consultation with effected parties and Amenity Societies as part of the formal planning process as it begins.

Please take this opportunity to view the attached and make your comments so that the local voice is heard.

A consultation website is now live which will have a PDF of the boards to download –

Honoured to pay my last respects to Baroness Thatcher

Honoured to have the opportunity to pay my last respects to Baroness Thatcher as she left Westminster from St. Clement Danes for the very last time on Wednesday.

Fitzroy Place Newsletter

Please see below the latest newsletter on Fitzroy Place.

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W4 Development Newsletter

Please find attached the latest newsletter for the W4 development.

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Berwick Street Celebrates Record Store Day

The independent vinyl and record stores of Berwick Street Soho are joining forces on Saturday 20 April to celebrate Record Store Day.

Berwick Street has been a destination for vinyl record collectors since the 1980s when it became known as ‘The Golden Mile of Vinyl’. This corner of Soho is still home to central London’s largest concentration of thriving independent record shops; Reckless Records, Sister Ray and The Music and Video Exchange as well as Sounds of the Universe around the corner on Broadwick Street, Black Market Soho on D’Arblay Street and Phonica on Poland Street.

On Record Store Day music lovers will head to Berwick Street for exclusive vinyl and CD releases and to enjoy live music, bands and DJs performing throughout the area. Berwick Street will be showcasing a range of British music talent from 12-7pm including a special appearance from a cult rock band and a punk/folk singer-songwriter as well as an eclectic mix of solo artists, bands and DJs across all genres from reggae to electronica.

The shops, pubs and restaurants will also be getting into the spirit; expect DJs in store, music quizzes and in-store parties. The iconic Berwick Street market will be open as usual with flowers, fruit and vegetable traders as well as street food including Napoli style pizzas served by the Pizza Pilgrims from the back of a converted Piaggio van. For one day only the market will feature a music history experience from The Museum of Soho and a vinyl fair.

The official film of Record Store Day, ‘Last Shop Standing’, is a documentary which charts the rise, fall and rebirth of the independent record shop. This will be screened on the day in a pop-up cinema space. Graham Jones, the author of the book that inspired the film will make a special guest appearance for a Q&A and to sign copies of the book and DVD.

Berwick Street is a vibrant urban community with a rich heritage in the heart of London’s Soho. Discover traditional London pubs, bespoke tailoring, textiles, vintage, food, fashion and of course independent record stores. Berwick Street is London for Londoners.

Margaret Thatcher 13 October 1925 – 8 April 2013

My own tribute to Margaret Thatcher. First, best and greatest female Prime Minister and political heroine. We will not see her like again.

Clarges House Street - Public Exhibition

The exhibition below displays the proposals by British Land (appointed Squire and Partners) for the redevelopment of Clarges Street and Bolton Street.

The exhibition, which is to be held on Thursday 8th April from 5pm to 8pm on site at Clarges House, 6-12 Clarges Street, will provide an opportunity to view plans and speak to members of our team about any questions you may have.

You may want to comment on this application whilst still under consultation as this will be the unique opportunity to improve this large and important site.

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Bond Street Station Upgrade.

Please find attached an activity notification, detailing forthcoming works for the Bond Street Station Upgrade.

Activity Notification April Sewer Lining Works -