Minutes of Battersea Power Station Community Forum – 28th March 2012

The Met Police have applied for planning permission to use part of the site as parking and briefing facilities for the period 23rd June – 31 August over the Olympics. Concern was expressed by members who would like more detail on what was proposed and what impact that this may have for local residents and business [post meeting note – the planning application can be found on Wandsworth’s website, application numbers 2012/1041, 2012/1043, 2012/1020]

Chelsea Submit Bid To Buy Battersea Power Station For 60,000-Seater Stadium

Chelsea Football Club have announced they have submitted an offer to buy the 39-acre Battersea Power Station Site.

The Blues are looking to relocate from Stamford Bridge in west London in order to build a 60,000-seater stadium.

Notes from meeting of Warwick Building residents, L&Q and Berkeley Homes (15th March) finally released! Widespread anger at Berkeley Homes, Consort / Peverel and L&Q

Residents are very concerned and angry about a sudden uplift in their service charges, claiming that it is well above current inflation rate (3.5%). Some residents of advised of a 13% year on year increase in their service charges; others report a 150% increase.

Battersea Power Station Community Forum – January minutes

Four subsidiary businesses of Real Estate Opportunities (REO), an Irish-based group that has a majority stake in the site, have gone into administration (bankrupt in plain language). The administrator (Ernst & Young) is trying to find a new developer for the site, interested parties included Malaysian property firm SP Setia (this now seems to have fallen through after their offer was rejected), Berkeley Homes (owners of Chelsea Bridge Wharf), Development Securities, and Chelsea Football Club. It seems that plans for the Northern Line extension are NOT effected by the REO companies going into administration and work is likely to commence in 2014, extending the northern line from Kennington, to Nine Elms and terminating in the vicinity of Battersea Power Station.

Chelsea Bridge Wharf wins at Land Valuation Tribunal

Chelsea Bridge Wharf, beside the old Battersea Power Station site, is in the process of going for RTM, has won at LVT but Peverel is taking the issue to the Land Tribunal on appeal. It is the usual familiar story. The Tchenguiz’s Fairhold Artemis hoovered up the freehold and bought Peverel, the managing agent, and the fees started escalating.

Latest News on Right to Manage at Chelsea Bridge Wharf

The head lesee of Warwick Building at CBW, London & Quadrant Housing Association, has apparently indicated that they are happy to appoint an alternative managing company chosen by residents (i.e. get rid of Peverel without RTM). A majority of residents from Warwick have signed a document initiating the Right to Manage process and there was a meeting (15th March 2012) with L&Q and residents of Warwick with representation from Peverel / Berkeley to discuss service charge hikes. Residents expect a response from L & Q soon clarifying their position re Right to Manage / change of management company without RTM

Leaseholders in Warwick Building invited to meeting to discuss service charge hike (15th March, 6pm)

Update: 22nd April and still no notes from L&Q re the meeting with Berkeley Homes, re service charge increases,  which took place on 15th March, more than 5 WEEKS AGO! Nice work L&Q; with you… Continue reading

QVC building to go – replaced with flats ‘reminiscent of a luxury motor yacht’: no affordable homes

Marco Polo House (QVC building) is to be demolished. A planning application has been submitted which would basically be yuppie flats of a crass and hideous kind, possibly even less appealing than the… Continue reading

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Whopping Service Charge increases for Warwick Building Residents

Once again, from April 2012, residents will be faced with massively above inflation service charge hikes. Sign the petition to Berkeley Homes, telling them what you think about massive service charge increases, year after year