The Independent London Newspaper
18th December 2017

Property

    Bertram Street development 'will force my family to move’

    The community centre on land at the bottom of Bertram Street that faces demolition

    Published: 5 December, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    RADICAL plans to demolish a community centre and replace it with a new homes-and-centre development have been unveiled this week by Camden Council.

    Estate agent claims Kentish Town is no longer undesirable due to influx of city bankers, brokers and craft beer

    Kentish Town was 'quite undesirable until a couple of years ago', says the Greene and Co sales pitch (pic Neil Clifton)

    Published: 23 November, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    AN estate agent has sparked controversy by describing Kentish Town as “quite undesirable until a couple of years ago” and attributing an apparent turnaround in its fortunes to the arriv

    Architects save Centre Point fountain sculptures from gathering dust in lock-up to put them back on public display

    How the fountains used to look at the bottom of the Centre Point tower (Pic: R.S

    How the fountains used to look at the bottom of the Centre Point tower (Pic: R.Soanes)

    Published: 26 October, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

     

    THEY were Grade II-listed monuments, landmarks in the heart of central London that brought aesthetic joy to thousands of people daily.

    £7m house with spacecraft-style pool goes up for sale

    The glass dome pool at the Schreiber House in Hampstead 

    Published: 22 October, 2015
    by WILLIAM McLENNAN 

    From hipster haunt to Cloneville? Rising rents could hit Kentish Town's independent traders

    Knowhere Special

    Shutters are down at the popular Knowhere Special and Somewhere Over Knowhere

    Published: 15 October, 2015
    By WILLIAM McLENNAN

    IT was heralded as the renaissance of Kentish Town by some and derided by others as the ‘hipsterfication’ of the high street.

    The leaking council estate where they've been asking for a new roof for 30 years

    The leaking council estate where they've been asking for a new roof for 30 years
    One of the mansions on the Arts and Crafts-style LissendenGardens estate, where tentants have been putting up with leaking roofs for years
     
    Published: 7 October, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A CELEBRATED Arts and Crafts-style estate run by Camden Council needs replacement roofs – after nearly 30 years of complaints by people living there.

    Who wants to live in a sorting office? Edwardian post site in Kentish Town to be converted into homes

    Who wants to live in a sorting office? Edwardian post site in Kentish Town to be

    The old sorting office in Leighton Road, Kentish Town

    Published: 17 September, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    IT is a historic reminder of the heyday of the post office system.

    Wealthy Hampstead couples seek extra bedrooms to use as 'snore room'

    Published: 4 September, 2015
    By GEOFFREY SAWYER

    WEALTHY homeowners are adding so-called “snoring” rooms to their homes, according to estate agents who say rich couples often ask for two big bedrooms so they can sleep apart when neces

    Major landlord claims Camden Council let him down after asking him to promote empty homes deal

    Major landlord claims Camden Council let him down after asking him to promote em
    Erik Alexander, centre, with Cllr Julian Fulbrook and Helen Williams, of the Empty Homes Agency 
     
    Published: 24 August, 2015
    By TOM FOOT

    A MAJOR landlord who the council used in a photoshoot to parade a new empty homes project says he is close to quitting after the deal turned sour over cleaning bills running into thousands of pound

    Neighbours object to eight-storey building that will have ‘derisory amount of social housing’

    An illustration of how the new building will look on the corner of Bonny Street

    An illustration of how the new building will look on the corner of Bonny Street and Camden Street 

    Published: 6 August, 2015
    by DAN CARRIER

    Architecture students create innovative new structures at King's Cross 'Skip Garden'

    Architecture students from the Bartlett School at University College London build new facilities at the Skip Garden

    Published: 3 August, 2015
    By KUBA SHAND-BAPTISTE

    FROM a chicken coop made out of bamboo, to a herb hedge growing out of recycled wine bottles, the Skip Garden at the King’s Cross Railway Lands this week unveiled seven new structures designe

    Here come Foxtons: Firm to become 14th estate agent on Kentish Town Road

    Here come Foxtons: Firm to become 14th estate agent on Kentish Town Road

    Foxtons will open in the old Citizens Advice Bureau

    Published: 18 June, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    ESTATE agents Foxtons could be set to move into Kentish Town Road – prompting residents’ groups to call for stronger planning laws to protect diversity on high streets.

    Sport England demand Mansfield Bowling Club is saved from housing development

    Published: 15 May, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    INFLUENTIAL government body Sport England has waded into an argument over the future of a bowls club in Dartmouth Park – and have told the  Town Hall they must turn down a controversial

    'Town planners are not always experts on what goes on underground', top structural engineer warns

    'Town planners are not always experts on what goes on underground', basements ex

    Michael Eldred

    Published: 24 April, 2015
    By DAN CARRIER

    A CIVIL, structural and geotechnical engineer with a lifetime’s experience of solving complicated building issues gave a talk about the problem of digging basements in Hampstead.

    Estate agents search for homes in Primrose Hill for next batch of MPs

    There will be new faces in the House of Commons after May 7

    Published: 22 April, 2015
    By RICHARD OSLEY

    ESTATE agents are offering homeowners in Primrose Hill the chance to rent out their properties to a group of people who they suggest will make perfect tenants: Members of Parliament.