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08 Oct 2015

These are London’s top 20 most influential property developments

London Loves Business | 1 Palace Street

London’s uber-luxury properties are hot in demand – so hot that the capital saw the most number of luxury homes sold in the world last year. Last year, 1,638 London properties priced over $5m were sold, compared to 796 in...
05 Oct 2015

The British Guide To Design & Material Comforts

Departures | 1 Palace Street

No. 1 Palace Street sounds like a posh address, and it is. Slated to open in 2017, the property is positioned across from Buckingham Palace. Originally built as the Palace hotel, the 1861 structure evolved into offices until its recent...
02 Oct 2015

One to Behold

Sphere | 1 Palace Street

Iconic views and five-star luxury come as standard – but the latest enticement for London property investors is the lure of a premier address in a resurgent area. Central London’s skyline changes by the month, with around 250 skyscrapers under...
01 Oct 2015

The hottest new London apartments

Country Life | 1 Palace Street

Number 1, Palace Street London SW1 From £2.1 million Best feature The perfect central London setting Style A modern take on period interiors Several of the 72 apartments at these converted government offices, due to be completed in December 2017,...
25 Sep 2015

You could be the Queen’s neighbour

The Times - Bricks & Mortar | 1 Palace Street

Even if you are as monied as a monarch, there is one prime property in London that you are never likely to acquire — Buckingham Palace. You can, however, become one of the Queen’s closest neighbours after the regeneration of...
23 Sep 2015

Tenant’s Super-Prime – A Field Guide to London’s Ultra Rich Tribes

Prime Resi Quarterly | Luxury

Mayfair is ‘the ultimate destination for high net worth renters,’ says Tunstall Property, followed by Knightsbridge and Belgravia respectively. ‘ Marylebone, however, comes out on top for rental investments. The super-prime lettings agency has analysed the core ultra-prime tenant groups...
23 Sep 2015

Retrospective – Legacy Builders

Prime Resi Quarterly Retrospective | Northacre PLC

With a portfolio worth more than £2bn, Northacre has been behind some of London’s most notable – and expensive – addresses. The firm, which recently sponsored the V&A’s What is Luxury? exhibition, consistently delivers new levels of super-prime design, creating...
21 Sep 2015

New Urban Guilds

LSN Global | Luxury

Global – As the luxury sector bids to fight back against the digital era, new retail districts are emerging that give people a sense of place. *New Urban Guilds are reminiscent of mediaeval craft streets *Districts are undergoing rebranding projects...
11 Sep 2015

Plans go in for 246-unit redevelopment of New Scotland Yard

Prime Resi | The Broadway

Plans have gone in to Westminster Council for the £1bn residential redevelopment of New Scotland Yard (or Ten Broadway, as it will be rebranded). BL Development Ud, which is owned by the Abu Dhabi Financial Group, is seeking permission to...
11 Sep 2015

The Future of Luxury: Emerging trends for super­ prime property development

Prime Resi | Luxury

“Bringing out the personality of a building is the biggest focus in luxury developments now,” said Niccolo Barratieri di san Pietro, CEO of super-prime developer Northacre at the tenth annual Luxury Futures Forum. The afternoon event, held at Claridge’s, saw...
10 Sep 2015

New Scotland Yard application submitted

Property Week | The Broadway

A planning application has been submitted for the redevelopment of New Scotland Yard into a £1bn luxury residential scheme. BL Development, a subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Financial Group, has submitted plans to Westminster City Council to demolish the existing...
04 Sep 2015

Lessons in Luxury

LSN Global | Luxury

London – The Future Laboratory yesterday hosted its annual Luxury Futures Forum, sponsored by Northacre, at the most distinguished of London venues, Claridge’s. *Delegates were treated to a feast of insights and trends pushing the sector forward *Speakers included Niccolò...
27 Jul 2015

BBC Business Live – Interview with Northacre CEO

BBC Business Live | 1 Palace Street

BBC Business Live – Interview with Northacre CEO
24 Jul 2015

Northacre headlines Future Lab’s Luxury Futures Forum

Prime Resi | Luxury

Northacre plc, which recently sponsored the V&A’s “What is Luxury” exhibition, has just announced that it is headline sponsor of trend forecasting agency The Future Laboratory’s 10th “Luxury Futures Forum,” due to be held at Claridge’s on Thursday 3rd September.
07 Jul 2015

Off and On

Spear's | 1 Palace Street

Making yourself seem so exclusive, such a secret, that buyers only covet you more is a well-established technique of luxury goods, and it’s now spreading to property. Websites advertising the likes of Grosvenor Square, Chelsea Barracks and 1 Palace Street...
24 Jun 2015

Great and good dig deep at Norwood Property Lunch & Awards

Property Week | Northacre PLC

The great and the good of the property industry gathered last week to raise almost half a million pounds for vulnerable children, families and people with learning disabilities at the Norwood Property Lunch & Awards. … The lunch also played...
19 Jun 2015

Abu Dhabi picks Northacre to deliver New Scotland Yard scheme

Prime Resi | The Broadway

Abu Dhabi-owned BL Development has awarded Northacre the Development Management gig to deliver the landmark 10 Broadway development in Victoria, SW1.
19 Jun 2015

Northacre on board to develop New Scotland Yard

Property Week | The Broadway

Luxury residential developer Northacre has confirmed that it will be development manager at the New Scotland Yard site in London.
12 Jun 2015

Niccolò Barattieri

How to Spend It – The Captain's Table | CEO

The CEO of London residential property developer Northacre oversees more than £2bn in assets. The firm is lead sponsor of What is Luxury?, on at the V&A until September 27. My favourite place for a breakfast meeting is Forte dei...
20 May 2015

Exhibition review: What is Luxury? at the V&A

Country Life | What is Luxury? V&A

In a world in which so-called luxury brands have become all-pervasive and wealth accumulates as never before, a new show at the V&A questions the true meaning of the word. Clive Aslet wonders, have they got it right? What is...
09 May 2015

High-end Mighty

Estates Gazette | CEO

Whichever stripe the new UK government, Northacre chief executive Niccolo Barattieri di San Pietro says he won’t be giving it to much thought. He talks to EG Radio about the company’s priorities in the luxury market. The votes were counted...
03 May 2015

RIP celebrity endorsements, the face of luxury is changing

Country and Town House | What is Luxury? V&A

It’s no longer acceptable to follow celebrity fads – true luxury comes from heritage, craftsmanship and a wonderful backstory, says Julia Robson This February, the runways of London Fashion Week exploded in a dazzling spectacle of rich colour, elaborate handiwork...
01 May 2015

On sale for £30m, luxury homes with clear views over the gardens of Buckingham Palace

Standard.co.uk | 1 Palace Street

If waiting on the hospital pavement for William and Kate’s new baby to be born is getting a bit uncomfortable, a luxurious alternative has arisen for royal watchers — apartments with unrestricted views of Buckingham Palace’s back garden. Unfortunately, to...
01 May 2015

Room with a view…. of the Queen’s back garden

Mail Online | 1 Palace Street

New London flats to have unrestricted views of Buckingham Palace grounds – and a price tag of £30 million. Boasting a library, mini-cinema and an on-site pilates studio, this luxury development has something to offer even the most discerning homeowner....
25 Apr 2015

‘What is Luxury?’ at the V&A Museum


Northacre headline sponsored the V&A’s critically acclaimed ‘What is Luxury?’ exhibition – the first exhibition of its kind that encouraged contemporary debate on the concept of luxury. The partnership provided a powerful platform to express Northacre’s views on the luxury...
04 Apr 2015

The Future Laboratory ‘Luxury Futures Forum’


Northacre headline sponsored the Luxury Futures Forum in 2015, the world’s leading trends insight forum, held annually to inform and inspire the movers and shakers in the luxury industry. More than 500 VIPs from the luxury industries across fashion, beauty,...
05 Mar 2015

Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro

Brummell Blog | CEO

The CEO of luxury developer Northacre explains how he went from sailing the high seas to creating homes in restored historical buildings – and why he believes the London property market may be heading for a pause. I grew up...
05 Mar 2015

A life of luxury

Country Life | 1 Palace Street

Then, shipping went to Tilbury and the PLA moved out. But, unlike Cooper’s old Lloyd’s building, 10, Trinity Square survived. It’s now being converted to a hotel and deluxe apartments. This follows a trend: the same is happening to Admiralty...
06 Feb 2015

INTERVIEW: Niccoló Barattieri di San Pietro of Northacre on building the best of the best

primeresi.com | CEO

With a £1.5bn back catalogue featuring some of the most iconic residential development schemes in the capital, Northacre has been shaping the super-prime landscape for over 25 years. Addresses including The Phillimores, The Lancasters, The Bromptons and Observatory Gardens have...
10 Jan 2015

Inconspicuous consumption: sign of the new super-rich

The Times | 1 Palace Street

Remember the letters UHNW. Ultra high net worths are taking us back to a previous era. When I wrote a book on Edwardian domestic architecture in 1982, I called it The Last Country Houses. It was a world that, in...
05 Jan 2015

Northacre is lead sponsor of the V&A and Crafts Council exhibition – What is Luxury?

V&A | Northacre PLC

Northacre is the lead sponsor of the V&A and Crafts Council exhibition What is Luxury? which runs from 25 April – 27 September 2015. What is Luxury? will present exceptional examples of contemporary design and craftsmanship. It will also highlight...
01 Jan 2015

Royal Neighbours

Kensington & Chelsea Magazine | 1 Palace Street

Planners give green light to landmark ultra-prime development next to Buckingham Palace: Westminster City Council has given approval – subject to a S106 agreement – to Northacre’s plans for the development of No. 1 Palace Street, next to Buckingham Palace....