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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.

Extended Family (Part 2)

Posted on October 20th 2010

Lees Associates’ director Andrew Paulson became a father for the first time on 1st October when his wife, Sarah gave birth to the beautiful James William. Andrew is now back at work after two weeks with his new family, who are doing really well.

Congratulations from us all!

Lees Associates reveal latest thinking in office skins

Posted on October 20th 2010

Lees Associates’ latest eco-concept has been featured on

John Lees discusses his vision for an “eco-skin” that can be retrofitted to existing buildings, in particular office blocks. With a high-tensile lightweight self-supporting structure, it is designed to be future-proof  in terms of both environmental control and energy consumption through an evolutionary process.

Read the full article here.

Flavour of the month

Posted on September 7th 2010

Websites and news stories that have caught our eye this month:

Google StreetView with a difference. Users can upload and overlay historic photos over modern day images of familiar street views. Really brings history to life!

the-funcyionality-logoA multidisciplinary design collective that explores issues of technology, culture and economics, through considered research and tactile experimentation.

green-walks-logoThis is a charitable website that lists organised walks around London allowing visitors to see the beautiful architecture, waterways and gardens of our city. Walks cost £5 and proceeds go to Cancer Research UK and Oxfam.

A fascinating collection of photos of 1950s tube posters and adverts that were revealed during recent refurbishment works.