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What’s new for 2014?

Posted on January 27th 2014


We’re seeking opinions: what are your hot tips for the discerning high-net-worth home owner in 2014?

Be it new technology, location, decoration, or a new material or product, what do you see as the next luxury or ‘must have’?

Click here to comment.

A new home

Posted on January 22nd 2014

boroughAs many of you who attended our tremendously successful summer barbecues will know, we have moved to new offices in Southwark Street, just a stone’s throw from Borough Market. We will certainly be making the most of its private roof terrace in 2014. Look out for your invitation to join us at one of our soirées and in the meantime if you’re passing by do pop in and say hi. We’re always happy to give a tour of Borough Market to the uninitiated!


On site in Phillimore Gardens

Posted on January 22nd 2014

PHILLIMORE-CUTAWAYOur refurbishment of this substantial property overlooking Holland Park began in earnest on site this month.

Spread over 6,600 sqft, the works include deepening the basement and complete internal reconfiguration. A focal point will be the full-height illuminated glass lift shaft that the main staircase will wrap around.

The house will be launched to the prime rental market in 2015.


The Royal British Legion launches

Posted on January 21st 2014



December saw the launch of the first of 16 new regional ‘pop-in’ centres that Lees Associates are designing for The Royal British Legion.  This is a major new look for the Legion and will give them a new high street presence aimed at an increasingly younger membership. The developments, include a publicly accessible advice centre, closely linked to new regional and area offices on the upper floors.

The prototype in Liverpool has received a very positive reception. The next two units in Leeds and Plymouth are about to open and we have another 13, countrywide, on the drawing board and programmed to open later this year. It has been a real privilege to work for The Royal British Legion on such an important project.

To mark the occasion the Legion have produced their own launch video. Check it out:

Party time

Posted on September 4th 2013

photoOur two summer parties held during August were a huge success and universally enjoyed, we are delighted to report.

Held to celebrate our recent move to new offices, the parties were hosted on our fantastic new roof terrace and were attended by the great and the good of the luxury property market. While the champagne flowed the barbecue provided a constant flow of delicious food, all sourced from neighbouring Borough Market.

Such a success were the parties that we will undoubtedly be hosting more events in due course. If you missed out this time and would like to attend future events at Lees Associates please get in touch.

We’re on the move

Posted on May 17th 2013

We are excited to announce that Lees Associates will soon be moving to new premises.

From Monday 3rd June our new address will be:

Lancaster House
38-40 Southwark Street

On the doorstep of Borough Market, there’s no better excuse to pop in and say hi. We look forward to welcoming you to our new home soon.

Please note that we will be closed for business on Friday 24th May while our IT infrastructure is transferred.

Cornwall Terrace For Sale

Posted on November 4th 2012

Number 1 Cornwall Terrace, the Grade I listed Decimus Burton and John Nash villa in Regent’s Park which Lees Associates have completely refurbished and restored, has been released to the market for sale through Savills.

As one of the most desirable properties in London, media interest has been high, notably in the Daily Mail.

Lees featured in Guardian and Sunday Telegraph

Posted on January 26th 2011

John Lees and Lees Associates were featured in The Guardian magazine supplement on Saturday 29th January 2011.  Click here to read John’s thoughts on the current trends in the super-prime market.

Meanwhile, one of our latest developments that has caused excitement among many of our clients, live projections of sharks into swimming pools, was featured in last week’s Sunday Telegraph.

In support of pop-up shops

Posted on November 22nd 2010

John Lees has contributed his support for the new phenomenon of pop-up shops in the latest Retail supplement of Building Design. Read his comments in full here.

One to One with John Lees

Posted on October 22nd 2010

John Lees has been interviewed by Michael Dineen of Showhouse magazine. Reminiscing on his thirty year career, he discusses Lees Associates’ work for wealthy international clients both in London and overseas. Download a PDF of the article here.