RIP Piloti

What a week. Revelations about London’s glut of unsold luxury residential properties are a timely reminder of the fundamental problems at Mount Pleasant and those that have been vocal in opposition. Motivated by the inappropriateness of the proposals that were approved by the former Mayor, Boris Johnson, or by the wider iniquities the proposals embody, Read More …

51 Calthorpe Street

  The former “old school house” next to Crowne Plaza (former Holiday Inn).This pleasant early Victorian building (not Listed but noted as a Camden “building of merit”) is within the Bloomsbury Conservation Area. It has been used as offices/workshops for years. A new owner wishes to develop it as residential housing, squeezing a large number Read More …

NCP Car Park (Farringdon Road)

  This site has been bought by Whitbread, who propose to build a Premier Inn and retail outlet on the site. MPA and local residents objected to this proposal on the grounds of the inharmonious appearance of the new building, the potential noise and traffic nuisance to local residents, and the lack of housing provision. Read More …