Press Coverage

2017

The Daily Telegraph

House prices: can you still make money by jumping on Crossrail?

Crossrail has turned many of us into train spotters. Who would have thought that the state-of-the-art trains being introduced this month on the eastern part of the high-speed line would have piqued such interest?

The Times

Where to live the high life

A penthouse address has a certain cachet that comes with an expectation of exclusivity and glamour.

Robb Report
Rebekah Bell

This $70 Million Penthouse Offers 360-Degree Views of London

The Grade II listed structure—which is located near Covent Garden and Soho in London’s West End—is now being reimagined as a luxurious residential community by local development company Almacantar.

Vogue
Claire Pilton

The view from above

How the capital’s skyline has changed in the last 10 years, with high-rise buildings shooting up in the City, Isle of Dogs, Nine Elms, Blackfriars and the South Bank.

Velvet Magazine

Almacantar Is Transforming London’s Iconic Landmarks

Almacantar is a specialist property development company transforming some of Central London’s most iconic addresses into luxury homes, offices and retail spaces that will uplift the surrounding areas for generations to come.

Evening Standard
David Spittles

London’s West End £20bn upgrade

New designer homes launch from Covent Garden to Marble Arch as Crossrail sparks a residential revival

Ohlala Magazine

Ladies Lunch At Masso

A recent event at Masso restaurant hosted by UK property advisor Nadia Shaheen aimed to shine a light on the benefits of property ownership for women.

Arab Times

British Embassy celebrate Int’l Women’s Day

KUWAIT CITY, March 8: Almacantar, the London property development company and the British Embassy, Kuwait, hosted an event for female investors on investing in UK real estate and to introduce them to an exclusive investment opportunity, Centre Point.

Daily Tribune

Centre Point on the verge of completion

The much-anticipated completion of Centre Point, a landmark building in London’s West End, is scheduled for this summer. 

Evening Standard

Diary of an estate agent: Bloomsbury

Centre Point is being re-invented as a prime central London address and one tenant hasn’t quite mastered the skill of changing a light bulb…

Khaleej Times

Grab a central London postcode

UK property has traditionally had an allure for buyers from the Gulf – be it private investors, sovereign wealth funds or wealthy families. Gulf investors are now increasingly taking advantage of the devaluation of the pound as a result of the referendum to acquire trophy assets in the UK

PRIME RESI

Almacantar unveils first Centre Point apartment

Almacantar has released the first images from inside its hotly-anticipated redevelopment of Centre Point.

2016

The Caterer

Rhubarb to open restaurant at Centre Point next year

Event and restaurant caterer Rhubarb will be adding Centre Point in London to its growing restaurants and bars portfolio in late 2017.

The Times
Carol Lewis

Centre Point: from brutalism to towering beauty

82 apartments in the iconic West End tower are being built in the spirit of modernity but with 1960s style and Crossrail access

Prime Resi
Lisa Hollands

Penthouse Living

The penthouse is arguably the most important and defining property within a residential development. Not only is the penthouse known for being the highest value unit within a building, but it can also bring up the value of the floors below.

Harper’s Bazaar

Work it out

Each week, we interview a successful woman to find out how she made it to the top, and get tips on maintaining a successful work-life balance. This week, we meet Kathrin Hersel, the property director at Almacantar.

The Times

Going from work to play

Centre Point, London W1
The grade II listed office block at the junction of Tottenham Court Road and Oxford Street is being converted into 82 apartments by Almacantar. Prices from £1.825 million

The Nation

London’s Centre Point ‘in demand’ with Thais

Centre Point, an exclusive residential and retail development in the heart of London, has grown in popularity with buyers from Thailand. The number of apartments sold to Thai nationals has doubled since the June “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union.

Time Out London

Seven alternative wonders of London

Forget the London Eye. Skip Buck House. Some of London’s greatest landmarks are hiding in plain sight. We celebrate them

Property Week

Developer’s eyes

Contrary to popular belief, developers don’t actually have a magic money tree. If we could design and build one, we would, but without one we have to guarantee that our projects are viable and generate healthy profits to keep our shareholders confident and our businesses growing.

The Times
Carol Lewis

Step into a secret corner of Holborn

One of the delights of London is discovering its secret history. Turn a corner and discover a hidden garden square, a row of mews in the shadow of an avenue of towering townhouses, or artists’ studios squirrelled away beside a row of shops.

The Daily Telegraph
Rhiannon Bury

Oxford Street’s new twin towers to defy the luxury doom-mongers

At each end of Oxford Street, arguably the UK’s most famous shopping district, stands an imposing reminder of the 1960s.

Country and Townhouse
Graham Norwood

Living the High Life

Things are looking up in London – and when we say up, we mean it.

The Times
Carol Lewis

Seven statement building addresses

Some of the most distinctive buildings in the capital are getting a makeover, so now’s the time to buy a pad in a London landmark.

The Financial Times
Gill Plimmer

Crossrail art reveals blue-sky thinking

It is not quite the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel, rather it is the new Crossrail station at Paddington in London. But if you look up when jostling to catch your train, you will at least be looking at art.

luxury London

Lumiere London: A sneak Peek

As part of the Lumiere London festival which starts today, the iconic neon letters from the Centre Point building will make Trafalgar Square their home while the landmark, which was commissioned by Harry Hyams and designed by Richard Seifert, is transformed into a new residential, restaurant and retail destination by property development and investment company Almacantar.

2015

Property Week
David Parsley

Almacantar begins transformation of Centre Point

Rick Mather Architects and Conran and Partners will create 82 exclusive residential apartments from the former office building for property developer Almacantar, The building, including its highly acclaimed concrete fenestration, will undergo a full redevelopment. The changes have now been approved by Camden Council, and are supported by English Heritage and will respect the history …

Evening Standard
Jonathan Prynn & Russell Lynch

Centre Point apartments snapped up as buyers scramble for them

The first apartments to go on sale at the West End’s only residential sky-scraper, Centre Point, have been snapped up “at the asking price”, the Standard can reveal.

Drapers

A tall story

Design duo Eley Kishimoto have found a larger-than-usual surface for their creations.

City A.M.
Kasmira Jefford

Centre of Attention

Both reviled and admired, London’s Centre Point tower at the east end of Oxford Street has stirred controversy ever since it was first erected in 1966.

Dezeen Magazine
Amy Frearson

Work starts on public plaza beneath Richard Seifert’s Centre Point

construction is now under way on a public square underneathRichard Seifert’s iconic Centre Point tower in London, as part of a major redevelopment by Rick Mather Architects and Conran & Partners (+movie).

The Daily Telegraph

Centre Point: Developers plan upmarket homes at landmark site

London landmark Centre Point, which stood vacant for a decade, is set to become the latest home for the world’s super-wealthy after property group Almacantar unveiled plans to build apartments worth up to £50m at the site.

Estates Gazette
Joanna Bourke

Centre Point transformation starts

Mike Hussey’s Almacantar will today start the residential redevelopment of London landmark Centre Point, WC1.

Financial Times
Kate Allen

High fashion: Centre Point adorns a wrap

Centre Point skyscraper, a symbol of London’s “Swinging Sixties”, is turning to high fashion as part of its transformation into luxury homes.

Design Week
Tom Banks

Eley Kishimoto “wraps” Centre Point as work begins on landmark tower

Work begins today on transforming London’s Centre Point, where a host of designers have been engaged in interiors, public realm and branding projects.

CoStar UK
James Wallace

Revival of Almacantar’s Centre Point begins today

Construction works for Almacantar’s Centre Point in London gets underway today, with the 1960s tower being redeveloped with 82 residential apartments.

Darling of the sixties to get new lease of life…
Eva Spaolonzi

All change for Seifert Icon

One of London’s most infamous landmarks, Centre Point tower at the east end of Oxford Street designed by Richard Seifert in the sixties begins its transformation to a second life today.

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