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James Ashford

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  • 06 Mar
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    NJL Consulting holds College Gardens, Harrow Public Exhibition

    NJL Consulting held a public consultation event last week (Friday 3rd and Saturday 4th March) for a proposed major mixed-use development at College Road in Harrow on behalf of Dandi Living.

    The scheme comprises a mixed use development of approximately 490 residential apartments, 4,700 sq. m retail floorspace and 4,250 sq. m office floorspace.  The scheme also includes a new public plaza fronting College Road.  The proposal will provide major benefits through the comprehensive redevelopment of an allocated ‘Opportunity Area’ within Harrow, built around a landmark, 28 storey tower.

  • 28 Sep
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    Obliged to oblige?

    Highlighted in her recent blog, Justine started a discussion on why new homes are not being built in the UK and ways in which the build process can be sped up to facilitate the growing demand. 

    An issue that runs hand-in-hand with the delivery of housing is the need for local authorities, be it local, county or national, to deliver the infrastructure requirements needed to support new developments.  There is also the ever growing need for affordable homes to be delivered to meet the growing demand currently faced by local authorities.

  • 19 Aug
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    Liveability Ranking and Overview Report published

    Yesterday (18th August) Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) has today published its Liveability Ranking and Overview Report for 2016 (document available here).  The aim of this study is to rank a selection of 140 major cities across the world in terms of their levels of liveability.  The rankings are based on 5 different criteria – stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education and infrastructure.


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