Kennel Club strikes deal to develop prime Mayfair site
Saturday 23 March 2013
The Kennel Club has struck a deal with the developer British Land over its Mayfair home that should keep the Crufts organiser in Pedigree Chum for years to come.
British Land bought Clarges House and 82-84 Piccadilly for £129.6m from the secretive Latvian Sebba family last year.
The prime site with views over Green Park represents a rare redevelopment opportunity in the heart of the capital which could see luxury flats springing up to rival One Hyde Park.
Since then, the developer has been in talks with Britain's dog-lovers' association over moving it up the street from its current home at 1-5 Clarges Street to a new office to be built nearby. The Kennel Club has owned the freehold to 1-5 Clarges Street since 1956. Property industry sources said it would be worth at least £1,500 a square foot, valuing it at £15m to £20m.
A revised planning application for the development is being submitted shortly, with consent expected later this year.
Rosemary Smart, chief executive of the Kennel Club, said: "The British Land team have listened carefully to the club's requirements and have designed a brand new London headquarters building which will meet our future needs.
"This is an important event in the history of the Kennel Club."
- 1 Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
- 2 Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
- 3 World Book Day: Boy 'excluded' from school after dressing up as Fifty Shades' Christian Grey
- 4 Have sex with your iPad thanks to the new sex toy no-one asked for
- 5 GamerGate: developer Tim Schafer provokes rage with joke about online gaming activists at industry awards
Tourist films plane's descent just metres above packed Caribbean beach
Indian woman creates 'Marriage CV' after parents put her on dating site: 'Definitely not marriage material. Won’t grow long hair, ever'
Isis 'bulldozes' Nimrud: UNESCO condemns destruction of ancient Assyrian site as a 'war crime'
The 'sex selfie stick' lets you FaceTime the inside of a vagina
Westboro Baptist Church couldn't picket Leonard Nimoy's funeral because they didn't know where it was
Nearly 100,000 of Britain's poorest children go hungry after parents' benefits are cut
Durham Free School: 'Creationism taught at' free school facing closure
End of the licence fee: BBC to back radical overhaul of how it is funded
Elif Shafak: Turkish author warns against rise of British nationalism
Ex-head of MI6: 'We shouldn't kid ourselves that Russia is on a path to democracy'
Most people think legal tax avoidance is just as wrong as illegal tax evasion, poll suggests
iJobs Money & Business
£13000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This is an exciting opportunity to join ...
£25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits: Ashdown Group: A global leader operating...
£12 - £15 Hourly Rate: Jemma Gent: In this role you will report to the Head of...
£8 per hour: Recruitment Genius: This Pension Specialist was established early...