The estate agent known as ‘King of the Showrooms’ during rag trade heyday

Irving Howard Brecker is one of the founding partners of the Robert Irving Burns estate agents in Margaret Street. He and his two colleagues set up the business in 1962.  Irving Howard Brecker has been working as an estate agent in Fitzrovia since 1962. “Great Portland Estates had just sold off all their residential properties …

Developer wants reduced affordable housing payment to Westminster Council

Front of building in Eastcastle Street.

A property developer who agreed with Westminster City Council to make a payment for affordable housing is now is pleading poverty and wants to reduce to the contribution to less than half. And Westminster's planners agree, in spite of the fact that the building is close to a Crossrail station. In November 2013 the council …

Hospital workers evicted from homes to make way for investors

University College London Hospital Charity sells its staff accommodation Barclays Corporate Wealth, Marcus Cooper and Oakmayne in deal to sell on studio flats as investment properties and buy-to-let Dozens of hospital workers are facing eviction after their buildings were sold to property developers taking advantage of the demand for investment properties in central London. Nurses, …

Slimline designer house on Tottenham Street goes on the market for £3.15 million

By Angela Lovely You'd be forgiven for not giving it a second glance as you walk past it on your way from Goodge Street tube station. Squeezed in between a pub and a cafe it is the narrowest house on the street but it stands out because it has the largest price tag. In January …

Public exhibition to show proposals for Middlesex site

By Angela Lovely Plans for a 83,000 square metre mixed-use development on the former site of the Middlesex Hospital are to be unveiled at the end of June at a public exhibition to be held on the site. This is the largest vacant site in Fitzrovia and has been empty for several years. The consortium …