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PROPERTY Old War Offi ce to become luxury hotel Heatherwick’s Garden Bridge has been approved

Boris Johnson approves London Garden Bridge

London mayor Boris Johnson has fi nally approved planning permission for T omas Heatherwick’s controversial Garden Bridge. Aſt er planning was approved by both

Lambeth Council and Westminster Council earlier this year, Johnson’s offi cial approval of the project means that the construction of the £175m bridge can begin next year. T e Garden Bridge plan will connect the

South Bank and Temple areas of London. It will become a new green space for London and focus will be placed on its garden layout. Details:

Loudoun Castle upgrades luxury holiday resort plans

Plans for a £300m fi ve-star hotel and cham- pionship golf resort at the site of Loudoun Castle in East Ayrshire have been scrapped in favour of a more expensive proposal to turn the area into an all-weather holiday destination and residential development. The £450m masterplan for the

former amusement park site in Galston includes 450 luxury lodges, 12 ‘glamp- ing’ pitches, a lake and a large covered leisure development with indoor sports facilities and a sub-tropical pool. Details:

T e old War Offi ce building in Whitehall, London, has been sold to investment con- glomerate Hinduja Group, in partnership with Spanish group Obrascon Huarte Lain Desarrollos, for £300m. Opened in 1906, the War

Offi ce was recently sold off by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) in a cost cutting move aſt er being declared surplus to the ministry’s requirements. Boasting over 1,000 rooms

and two and half miles of corridors, it is likely that the the Grade II-listed building is to be transformed into a luxury hotel also featuring apartments. Used during both World Wars, the building

T e old War Offi ce, where Churchill planned WWII allied manoeuvres

was a key strategic site for the British govern- ment and was home to Lord Kitchener, David

Lloyd-George and Sir Winston Churchill. In order to preserve the site’s heritage, the new owners will be granted a 250-year lease. Details:

Study backs Everton stadium project

An independent study released by Liverpool City Council says a stadium-led regeneration around Everton Football Club has the poten- tial to create up to 1,250 permanent jobs, 1,000 new homes and 30,000sq m (323,000sq ſt ) of leisure, retail and restaurant space. The study by Volterra Partners outlines

the benefits of a regenerated Walton Hall Park, just over a mile from Everton’s cur- rent home of Goodison Park. In the plans, Everton would gain a new 50,000-capacity stadium, along with replacement facilities for the Lifestyles Leisure Centre, Liverpool Soccer Centre, children’s play area and sports pitches currently available at Goodison Park. “Everton FC currently attracts an


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Registration now open T e new stadium would liſt capacity by 25 per cent

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