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01 September 2009

Value of commercial properties used as collateral down by 50%

Commercial properties provided as collateral for development loans to be acquired by Nama have fallen 50 per cent, according to the estate agent hired to value the toxic assets. John Mulcahy, the chairman...

01 September 2009

Model for Nama property valuations not the norm

Against a background of an inactive property market and discussions about the appropriate formula for pricing the transfer of property-backed loans to the National Asset Management Agency (Nama), an issue arises about concepts...

01 September 2009

1873 – St.Gregory’s Church & Monastery, Downside, Somerset

Architect: Dunn & Hansom Perspective View published in The Building News, May 30th 1873. The building was begun in the 19th century, and ended with completion of the nave after World War I....

01 September 2009

1881 – Savoy Theatre, Victoria Embankment, London

Architect: C.J. Phipps Richard D’Oyly Carte bought the site of the former Savoy Palace (later the Savoy Hospital) in 1880 to build the Savoy Theatre specifically for the production of the Gilbert and...

01 September 2009

1881 – The Exchange Station, Liverpool, Lancashire

Architect: Thomas Mitchell Third Premiated Design for The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Company. The directors of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway selected the following designs – 1st, £750, Mr. John West, 4, South-parade,...

01 September 2009

1882 – Technical School, Bradford, Yorkshire

Architect: Hope & Jardine Perspective View including ground & 1st floor plans published in The Building News, June 18th 1880. Bradford Mechanics’ Institute was founded in 1832, acquired a School of Design in...

01 September 2009

William Eden Nesfield (1835-88)

English Arts-and-Crafts architect. Articled to William Burn (1851), he soon moved to Salvin’s office and later published Specimens of Mediaeval Architecture (1862, the result of several Continental journeys). In 1863 he set up...

01 September 2009

1881 – Cloverley Hall, Calverhall, Shropshire

Architect: W. Eden Nesfield The main house was demolished in 1927, leaving the service wing and ancillary buildings. Originally built between 1864 and 1870 by architect William Eden Nesfield for Liverpool banker John...

01 September 2009

1880 – Studios, Park Road, Hampstead, London

Architect: Theodore K. Green “Tins building has been erected in the Park-road, Haverstock Hill, with a view to meet the greatly-increasing demand for spacious, well-lighted studios in this neighbourhood. Each studio is about...