2020 In Reflection

As we near the end of a challenging 2020, we must never forget London’s extraordinary spirit in the face of adversity – the resourcefulness, the determination, the connectivity. Ours is a city built from its reinvention after various historical crises and, once again, we have adapted to a new world and keep evolving every day. The capital’s resilience to the pandemic has been astounding. Communities rallied. Businesses pivoted. Well-loved eateries responded by embracing a Parisian café culture which continues to flourish, despite the cooler weather, today. Drive-ins, street markets, garden concerts, takeaway venues and outdoor galleries kept us going through Autumn. And now millions of us are wrapping up warm and braving Winter’s cold to see our friends ‘al fresco’. The city’s misty parks are abuzz with activity. Everyone acknowledges a sense of togetherness. We stand as one in awe of the NHS as it fights the invisible virus and cares for our sick. And yet we socially distance in order to protect it. We recognise how lucky we are and are grateful to be Londoners.

Looking back, the Year 2020 offered us the pause to reflect upon the importance of where and how we live. At Northacre, we received record numbers of enquiries, each of them from focused buyers with a much clearer understanding of what they need from their homes.

Throughout different states of lockdown, we have come to rely on technology to keep us connected. Not only has it help us to stay in touch with clients, colleagues, friends, and family all over the world, it also has allowed us to invite you into our developments, in a virtual sense, and to get to know our project partners via our ‘Northacre at Home’ series.

Now, we look forward to the New Year, an easing of restrictions and a time when we can welcome you to No. 1 Palace Street and The Broadway in person. In the meantime, we are always here, our offices remain open and we endeavour to showcase our work in the most suitable and safest means possible.

Finally, I hope you are able to spend the festive season with your loved ones. On behalf of the whole team at Northacre, I wish you good health, a merry Christmas, and happy New Year.

CEO Niccolò Barattieri di San Pietro

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