£100m Leicester Square corner plot redevelopment

Property developers are set to spend £100 million transforming the north-east corner of London’s Leicester Square. Owners Soho Estates have appointed commercial property adviser Colliers to find a new tenant to turn the site into a new “destination” in the famous square, best known for hosting red carpet movie premieres. The corner currently houses a Zoo Bar, Burger King, Pizza Hut and Chiquito, alongside offices. The site sits next door to the Odeon cinema – which hosts its fair share of premieres – and bosses hope to find the next…

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Electric Cinema Portobello. Photo by Fred Bigio on Flickr

Up in lights: London’s best cinemas for private hire

From proposals to conferences and presentations, these cinemas for hire in London are the perfect way to give your guests VIP treatment! What cinemas can you hire for events in London? There are many cinemas that are available for private hire across London. They include Cineworld O2, Odeon in Leicester Square, Everyman Cinemas and Curzon cinemas. Can you use cinemas for conferences and other corporate events? Cinemas work really well for conferences and other corporate events. Clients can use state of the art audio-visual which provide superb views and sound.…

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Tate Modern chimney. Photo by George Prentzas on Unsplash

Why placemaking is about regeneration and not redevelopment

Levelling up can only happen if placemaking drives local regeneration, says Bob Blackman MP For many, the pandemic has reinforced the importance of local communities. Whether it be checking in on elderly neighbours, being out in the street to clap the NHS, or supporting cherished local businesses through tough times, coronavirus has helped to renew a sense of local pride. Emerging from lockdown, and slowly returning to the high street, we might briefly marvel at the newfound café culture which has sprung up in towns and cities across the UK.…

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