Green housing and lower consistent rents – the market in 2024

It’s becoming a cliché that every year begins with experts expounding the uncertainty of the real estate market in the coming 12 months. But with 2024 looking like a transitional year politically and economically, it goes without saying that these changes will feed into our industry. And – cliched as it may be – 2024


Jansons first clay pigeon shoot of the year!

It was a brisk morning for Jansons first shoot of 2024 at West London Shooting School but did get warmer as the sun started to emerge.  4 Teams of 3 shot a total of 5 stands. Top gun of the day was a draw between David Peck and James Archibald both of them getting 33/50.


100 Property Club Christmas Dinner 2023

You know Christmas is close when 100 Property Club has their annual Christmas Dinner, this year it was at the Grand Connaught Rooms again. The 100 Property Club Christmas Dinner is a great event for members to network and to raise money for a chosen charity. The chosen Charity for the event was The Humanitarian


Battle & Bunce Podcast

Tune in to the latest episode of Battle & Bunce to hear our founder, Andy Jansons, share his story and insights. He talks candidly about his unconventional entry into the world of property development and how he grew Jansons Property into one of the leading SME developers in the West London and Thames Valley regions. Drawing


Dorney Lake Sports Aid Lunch

Last Friday some of the Jansons team enjoyed a brilliant afternoon at Eton College Dorney Lake for the Bucks Sports Aid Lunch with Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock. A great venue and highly entertaining Q&A with Razor! We wish all the recipients all the best with his dream of reaching the Olympics and thanks to our guests for


Thames Valley Property Awards

A few of the team had a brilliant evening at the Thames Valley Property Awards 2023 Last Thursday. The Guest Speaker was brilliant and had the whole table laughing. The Jansons Team and guests where on top form with Richard Stacey from Evoke on the table taking home an award. It was also our new


Annual Hotel Conference (AHC)

Andy Jansons, Paul Nash , and Tom Jansons attended the Annual Hotel Conference in Manchester for 2 days. As usual they had the longest drive virtual reality competition at the Jansons stand which always makes it exciting, Paul was so engrossed in it he had the goggles on the whole time ! It was a


Jansons Property Shoot June

The Jansons shooters and guests enjoyed five stands before a flush competition that included rabbits and flash clays. Top Gun for the day was Alex Robinson with a score of 32/50 whilst the winning flush team consisted of Andy Jansons, Fiona Sullivan MRICS and Charles Raikes. The full English breakfast back in the lodge was


Eton College Dorney Lake, Race Day !

Yesterday, the team were at Eton College Dorney Lake hosting the annual Jansons Property Rowing day, in aid of Alexander Jansons Myocarditis UK . It was a very competitive day with only 3 seconds between 1st and 3rd place. Blaser Mills Law – 1:21.86 Ridge and Partners LLP – 1:22.93 Savills Hotels – 1:24.39 Lewis


Jansons at Twickenham

Cracking day in the box at Twickenham on Saturday. Think we can all agree there is a gap to be closed between the English and the French before the world cup. Thanks to our guest and to Will Carling O.B.E for popping in to share his thoughts Pre-match. Bring on an upset on Paddy’s Weekend


Jansons Property March Shoot

A cold and challenging morning this morning, with the Jansons shooters and guests enjoying five stands before a flush competition that included rabbits and flash clays. Top Gun for the day was Rob Bray with a score of 28/50 whilst the winning flush team consisted of Henry Revill, Mark Hurst and Richard Awbery. The full


Jansons Property January Shoot

After a week of bitter cold, we were lucky to have a slightly warmer and dry morning last Friday with the Jansons shooters and guests enjoying five stands before a flush competition that included rabbits and flash clays. Top Gun for the day was Theo Quarendon with a score of 23/50 whilst the winning flush


100 Property Club Christmas Dinner 2022

Every year, in the approach to Christmas, the 100 Property Club holds a Christmas dinner, an opportunity for its members to network and also raise money for its chosen charity. This year was special as it was the 50th Birthday of the event!  The chosen charity for the event was the Lucy Rayner Foundation, a


Shooting Off The Cobwebs

Jansons first shoot of 2022 at West London Shooting School brought the rain and cold. Nevertheless, the 12 shooters were in good spirits and up for the challenge. 4 teams shot a total of 5 stands. Top Gun of the day was Gianna King from Flourish PR. She shot a very impressive 26/50 on her


From the university’s lecture theatre to a work placement – Insight

  “My two years of university so far have been interesting, to say the least, and I wanted to write this insight without mentioning the pandemic but it has definitely altered my university learning experience. With the latter half of my first year and the whole of my second year conducted online, the tangible nature


Shooting Down Friday

  Another Friday morning, another shooting challenge for the Jansons’ shooters and their friends at the West London Shooting School this morning. Even though it’s the first week of October, the weather was perfect, with no wind or rain to spoil the shooters or create opportunities for excuses! All four teams shot extremely well across


Ensuring planning reform delivers the right quality and quantity of homes

  Construction Consultant, Paul Nash, recently joined Housing Minister, Christopher Pincher MP, and a panel of experts from the built environment professional bodies, to discuss planning reform and its role in delivering the right quality and quantity of housing. In this article, he shares some of his thoughts on this important issue. A recording of


HR News and Online World News feature Tom Jansons

    The pandemic has not only impacted the way we work but has also re-shaped what we knew as the traditional office work style. Development Manager, Tom Jansons, featured on HR News, and Online World News, discusses the further changes to the real estate market as an outcome of how we work in the


Meet the Team – Jansons Property welcomes Henry Revill

  For Jansons Property 2021 has been, and still is, a year of changes. Speaking of changes, the in-house ones are those we embrace the most. Henry Revill joined us just a month ago, as a Graduate Development Surveyor, after completing the MSc Real Estate course at the University of Reading last year. Henry will


Jansons at Goodwood Revival

  A few members of the Jansons Property team enjoyed a great day out at Goodwood Revival last Friday. With a particular enthusiasm for vintage cars and fashion, Andy Jansons, Paul Nash and Ben Roberts thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A brilliant way to finish off a busy week! They also took a break from admiring the


Meet the Team – Jansons Property welcomes George Knowles

  It’s been four months since George’s first day in the office and we asked him to reflect on his journey with the Jansons team so far. George Knowles joined Jansons Property in June 2021, on a Placement year from the University of Reading, where he is studying BSc Real Estate. Since then, he has


RICS: Time for change?

Following revelations in 2020 that four members of the governing board had been dismissed for raising concerns about financial controls at the Institute, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors commissioned an independent review led by Alison Levitt QC. The findings of that review were published last week in a 467-page report that recommended a wide-ranging


Business Matters features Andy Jansons

Long-lasting experience in the property landscape means many lessons learnt. Andy Jansons, Managing Director of Jansons Property reveals his tips for building a success story in the development sector and explains the importance of sticking to the company’s core values, no matter what challenges you have to face. Link to the article below:  Secrets of


Another Friday, Another Shooting Challenge

Great fun was had by all on a breezy morning at the West London Shooting School this morning. Gladly, the rain decided not to spoil the shooters’ plans. All four teams shot extremely well across the five testing stands and a particular mention must go to Jack Copley who shot a brilliant 42/50. The morning’s


Jansons Annual Rowing Event 2021- The chronicle

The sun is shining, the word heatwave is on Twitter’s trends and the Jansons team skipped a day at the office. And if that doesn’t sound like what Wednesdays are made for, I don’t know what would. After a couple of cancelled events -due to those so-called unprecedented times-, nine teams of rowers met yesterday


Building Safety Bill enters Committee Stage – Why building owners and investors should take note

  Today [7th September 2021], the public inquiry into the circumstances leading up to and surrounding the fire at Grenfell Tower resumes. It marks the next stage in a process that is looking to learn the lessons of the Grenfell Tower fire to ensure that it never happens again. Alongside the public inquiry, the Government


Cat and Dog Weather Shoot

For the last shoot before the summer break, the Jansons team were joined by seven industry professionals at West London Shooting School. Not only did the morning provide a test to everyone’s shooting ability, it also tested how effective their wet weather gear claimed to be. As the majority soon found out, their “wet weather


Lucky number 13

After weeks of rain and autumn worthy temperatures, the weather decided to show up for our second shoot of 2021! Our 13 lucky shooters, the Jansons team along with 9 guests, walked the magnificent grounds of the West London Shooting Club on a rare dry and mild morning. The Team Flush winners were Tom’s team


The Magnificent Seven

For the first shoot of the year, the Jansons team were joined by seven magnificent industry professionals for a morning of laughs and good shooting. The sun peaked through the cloud for Jansons’ return to the picturesque West London Shooting School but the slight wind kept the shooters hands a little chilly. Some highlights from


Property Wire features Andy Jansons – Commercial Property Decline

Managing Director, Andy Jansons, features in a Property Wire article discussing the 19% fall in commercial property transactions as provided by the latest HMRC figures. He states that the commercial property sector is at the top of a cycle, seeing a lot of rental growth and hardening of yields which in turn results in capital


Paul Nash discusses The Construction Playbook and the future of procurement

In this article featured on Facilities Management UK Online, Construction Consultant, Paul Nash discusses the Construction Playbook and what it means for the future of procurement. Based on the Construction Playbook published by the Government in December 2020, Paul Nash highlights five policies that he thinks demonstrated what ‘best practice’ procurement looks like. FMUK Online


Retail Times features Tom Jansons

Development Manager, Tom Jansons, discusses the demise of the high street combined with the evolution of retail focussing on the rise of Aldi and Lidl.  This article, featured in Retail Times, generated great buzz on LinkedIn by giving companies an insight into why developers find the likes of Aldi and Lidl snapping up the best


Bucks Free Press publish the Alexander Jansons Bursary

Jansons Property has launched the Alexander Jansons Bursary in Property Development and Planning to fund a student from a low-income family for the duration of their studies whilst at university.  The article featured in the Bucks Free Press, explaining that a £20,000 non-repayable donation will be awarded to one undergraduate student.  Bucks Free Press


UK Property Forums publish Andy Jansons’ open letter to protest planning delays

Manager Director, Andy Jansons, has written an open letter to protest at planning delays to a scheme in West Oxfordshire. Jansons plans to build up to 180 homes at a site known as Chilbrook Meadows, part of the wider West Eynsham Strategic Development Area (SDA). UK Property Forum have published the full open letter sent


Why do some clients and agents think they know what it costs to build?

I remember early in my consultancy career, the practice I was working for was asked to advise a ‘client’ about a large mixed residential scheme that he was promoting in East London. He had persuaded a reputable architect to prepare a masterplan and had approached a High Street Bank for funding, which is where we


Three publications feature Andy Jansons’ article

In the sensitive subject of green belt land, Andy Jansons has staked his claim that local government are not factoring in the need for employment land with focus purely on delivering housing. He proposes a potential solution to this issue in a clear approach for local authorities to consider. This has clearly caused a stir


Bucks Free Press publishes Jansons charity pledge

We are incredibly proud to be part of the Alexander Jansons Myocarditis UK journey so far and hope to push on towards that £1m mark by 2023. Fundraising events will be back up and running once we find some normality. Bucks Free Press


Jansons plans Lidl and 40 homes at Lower Earley

Jansons Property has this week announced plans for the development of our site at Lower Earley, which will include a new a Lidl foodstore and 40 new affordable homes with new pedestrian and cycle links to connect the site with existing services and facilities. Given the difficulties of 2020, we think our plans will provide


The Final Flush of 2020

We knew we were tempting fate by moving our final clay pigeon shoot of the year to December, but against the threat of rain and even rumours of snow, the Jansons shoots have survived 2020 with no rain! Unfortunately, that did not save the hands of our shooters, many of whom were happy enough to


The Biggest Changes to Fire Safety Legislation in a Generation… Are You Prepared?

With so much government and media attention focused on the response to the Covid-19 pandemic, you would be forgiven for missing an important piece of legislation that has been quietly progressing through Parliament with very little fanfare. The Fire Safety Bill 2020-21, which received its first reading on 19 March 2020, is expected to receive


The UK Property Market vs COVID-19

Over the past year, we have experienced unprecedented events across the world, including the UK. Whilst parties active in the UK property market were most worried at the start of the year about the effects of Brexit this has been now replaced by the effects of the global pandemic. Despite these concerns, we have been


Tom Jansons featured in Retail Times

Development Manager, Tom Jansons, has been recently featured in Retail Times. He debates the commonly termed ‘death of the high street’, how we will see a transition and how Real Estate will play an integral role in the revival of the high street. To read the full article, please click the button below: Retail Times


Locked and Loaded

With the sun shining on a brisk Friday morning and twelve property industry professionals full to the brim with coffee and tea, is there a better place to be than West London Shooting School? The picturesque grounds are the perfect back drop to a morning of networking and clay destruction. Although the sun was a


Lock, Stock and Twelve Smoking Barrels

West London Shooting School welcomed us back with a brisk morning but kindly warmed the hands of our shooters with teas and coffees, not warm enough to stop Tom Jansons scoring 0/10 on the first stand of the morning though. During these times, West London provided each shooter with their own gun for our sporting


Back with a Bang!

And we’re back! This morning we hosted our second clay pigeon shoot of the year (a short 182 days after the first…) at a new location and with a few new guidelines to adhere to with the current situation we face. With the weather flip flopping between heatwaves and thunderstorms we can count ourselves lucky


God is in the Details

In business, the idiom that ‘God is in the details’ is an often-repeated phrase, and for good reason. When developments go wrong it is often because an important detail has been missed or overlooked, and this is often compounded by a lack of clarity about who was responsible for checking it in the first place.


The Future for University PBSA

Who knows when normality will return. I have two offspring at University, one final year and one first year, both have had what should be amongst the best times of their lives curtailed, especially the elder one, who finishes with a damp squib. Sadly, anyone starting in September will probably equally have a flying start (NOT!)


South Bucks and Chiltern Local Plan – A Period of Uncertainty

Over the past few years, a lot of interest from all parties has been shown in the preparation of the South Bucks and Chiltern Local Plan which will guide development in the area up until 2036. Major Green Belt releases were proposed in the Submission Draft Plan (Summer 2019) in Iver, Gerrards Cross and Beaconsfield. 


The Jansons Guide to Returning to Work

Although current Government advice advises to work from home if you are able to due to the Coronavirus, over the coming weeks the government looks to be introducing a “workplace by workplace” guidance on how we can safely return to work. Starting with construction and manufacturing, it hopefully won’t be too long before other industries


The Housing Market and the Potential Flight to the Countryside

A lot of commentary currently exists regarding the state of the UK residential market during and post the Coronavirus pandemic. We must recognise that the residential market is currently frozen. With Government controls currently in place minimal transactions will be able to occur during Q2 for 2020. There is undoubted going to be a period


To Pay or Not to Pay – A Difficult Question

Well, we are well past  the first full quarter day during the COVID-19 crisis.  Who would have thought at the beginning of the last quarter where we would be now. There have been many substantiated and unsubstantiated good news and bad news storeys but it is clear that whilst some occupiers under commercial leases are


Unprecedented Times of COVID-19 for Young Professionals

Unprecedented. A word that very rarely entered our vocabulary until recently. But now this word is one which we hear used monotonously every day. It is one we certainly seem to have adopted as a nation and industry to best describe the period we are currently experiencing. How long this will last is unknown, but


Impact of COVID-19 on Construction

At this time one of the questions that Developers will be asking themselves is what impact will Coronavirus have on the construction industry? After all, this is an industry that we all depend on to construct, modify, repair and maintain the buildings that we create and own. (more…)


First Clay Pigeon Shoot of the Year

On the back of Storm Ciara and the quickly approaching Storm Dennis, who would have thought that the our first clay pigeon shoot of the year would have been a sunny (if not a little chilly) affair! (more…)


On The Ground in Edinburgh

Work has begun on India Buildings project to build the first Virgin Hotel in the UK. The basement works are due to complete at the end of this quarter and are an exciting start to a momentous project: www.virgin.com/richard-branson Take a look at the build site for the first Virgin Hotel in the UK below;


Jansons Final Clay Pigeon Shoot Of The Year

Today marks the seventh and final clay pigeon shooting event of the year! Throughout the year each shoot-day has been better than the last, offering our attendees new experiences, useful conversations and a Friday morning away from the office. This morning was undoubtedly the coldest and threatened to thwart our plans with rain and occasional


Jansons Final Clay Pigeon Shooting Event of 2019

Friday 15th November marks the final Jansons clay pigeon shoot of 2019. Throughout the year, Jansons has been joined by many collaborators and friends at these shoots, forging new relationships and building upon current ones. The Jansons team would like to thank West London Shooting School for their continued hospitality and all the attendees for


The Thames Valley Shooting Cup 2019 Raises £11,000 For Charity

In this part of the season, it can be increasingly difficult to find anything close to or that resembles “good weather”. We find ourselves scrambling for opportunities to enjoy the dwindling sunlight while battling weather that curiously resembles the film “The Day After Tomorrow”. For those of you who have not seen the film here


Jansons Fifth Clay Pigeon Shoot Of 2019

The summer may be coming to an unfortunate end but that does not mean the fun stops with it. Friday 13th September saw Jansons and its collaborators participating in the fifth clay pigeon shoot of the year! The weather was particularly favourable meaning all of our shooters had the warmth of the sun to boost


Jansons Complete The Three Peaks Challenge

Weekends are often reserved for rest and relaxation, a couple of days to disconnect from one’s duties and immerse one’s self into life outside of the day job. This was not the case for Andy Jansons and Paul Nash of Jansons Property, the pair trekked an arduous 24 miles, up three peaks in an impressive


Jansons Sponsee Competes At Henley Regatta

Henley Regatta, the annual five-day event that unites thousands of athletes, coaches and spectators all in one place for the love of rowing. This year the Regatta had a different meaning to Jansons as one of our own was racing. Our rowing sponsee Joseph Murphy (far left in the image below) competed in the Fawley


Paul Nash speaks on the issue of quality at Edinburgh conference

This week Paul Nash addressed an audience of industry leaders on the issue of quality in construction. The event, which took place in Edinburgh, brought together representatives of the Chartered Institute of Building www.ciob.org from around the world to discuss and debate the key issues affecting the construction industry. (more…)


Sports Aid Recap

The Bucks SportsAid was a great opportunity to show support for the next generation of athletes, better yet the next generation of Olympians. This was also the event where we announced our sponsorship of Isle Owen ( Para-equestrian) and Joe Murphy (Rower). (more…)


Jansons Fourth Clay Pigeon Shooting

We are now six months into 2019, what better way to mark this milestone than a Friday morning clay pigeon shoot! This time around we had more of a mixed group, the ladies present definitely displayed some refreshing competitive spirit which made the morning more enjoyable. The format remained the same, a battle for the


Annual Jansons Cup 2019

The Jansons Cup was nothing short of a success! Eighty competitors were present each bringing particular vibrancy and team spirit to their respective teams. The gloomy weather did not thwart the enthusiasm for the rowing activities in the slightest. The notion of leaving the event with all the bragging-rights proved too enticing to let a


Jansons Third Clay Pigeon Shoot of 2019

We are now three clay pigeon shooting events into 2019 and the competitiveness has remained unrelenting. It’s always amazing to see a group of people who may not know each other basking in the competitive spirit. Regardless of the fact, someone might be a beginner and the other a certified pro, you will manage to


Jansons Property Sponsor Two Athletes

Sport is planet earth’s universal language, it carries high esteem to the furthest reaches of the world. Equally, the most distinguished sportsmen and women are seen as heroes and role models for the masses. The sports aid charity gave Jansons an opportunity to bolster the ranks of the next generation of British athletes or rather


Thames Valley Property Awards

The Thames Valley Property Awards were nothing short of a joyous event! Held at Ascot Race Course, the event took place in the Pavilion Suite. Ascot racing course was the perfect setting, dressed to impress feels like somewhat of an understatement for everyone in attendance. (more…)


Jansons Networking Event

Last Thursday (25/04/2019) saw Jansons Property hosting a networking event for some industry professionals! Formal as this may sound, it was actually an opportunity to break bread with comrades in arms and exchange ideas. The event took place at Mayfair’s Burlington Arms with thirty-five budding property professionals in attendance. Tom Jansons described the night as


Jansons Wine Tasting Extravaganza!

Wednesday 10th April saw another successful evening at Jansons Property’s annual wine tasting event. Not only was it an opportunity to enjoy some beverages with like-minded people, but it was also a chance to network and make a charitable contribution. The atmosphere was indeed as good as the eclectic selection of wines we were indulging


Interesting Conversation At The Wycombe Social

The Wycombe Social was an excellent opportunity to understand the professionals and opportunities in High Wycombe . It seems there has been a less than ideal perspective cast on the High Wycombe area. The Wycombe social served as prompt to discuss particular unsung accolades about High Wycombe while taking the opportunity to shed light on


The Wycombe Social

Jansons Property’s Managing Director, Andy Jansons, will be speaking at this year’s Wycombe Social. An event that is open to all and provides an opportunity for some informed discussions and networking to take place. The event will be hosted by UK Property Forums on 6th March at Blaser Mills in High Wycombe. (more…)


Jansons First Clay Pigeon Shooting Event of 2019!

The idea of spending your Friday morning clay pigeon shooting then later devouring a well earned full english breakfast seems only a dream when you think about it. If you add a combination of great weather and competitive spirit to the equation, the result is the perfect morning to end a busy week. This was


Jansons Property Developments: Alexander House

Jansons Property have submitted a planning application for a superb new student residential development comprising 182 bedrooms plus amenities at Alexander House in Reading. Located close to Reading Town Centre, the building will offer students easy access to both Reading College and the University of Reading. The town centre is less than ten minutes’ walk


Welcome To The Team Tom!

Jansons Property is happy to announce the newest member to our team, Tom Jansons.  A talented individual with a background in the regional investment sector, thus far his focus been on the Thames Valley area however he is looking ahead to explore different areas. Tom will be handling acquisitions and asset management at Jansons Property


Jansons Property Attends The Oxford Property Festival

We are now exactly eighty-four days anyway from the 2019 Oxford Property Festival, an event that was created to celebrate the value of property across the county of Oxfordshire. Jansons Property attended the launch of the festival among an array of talented professionals. (more…)


Happy New Year

It is said that the pessimist would have stayed up all night to ensure 2018 leaves while the optimist stayed up to see the new year in with positive energy. The prospect of a new year is generally met with unwavering anticipation and an unfortunate number of resolutions that inevitably become short-lived. The key to


Merry Christmas From Jansons Property

As the year comes to a close, the team here at Jansons Property can only hope it has been a triumphant one for our many collaborators. We send our thanks for all your support and we thank you for the opportunities to do great business together. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous


The 100 Property Club’s Annual Dinner, what an event!

The 100 Property Club’s annual dinner was a success as well as a learning experience. The evening commenced with some beverages and networking which kicked of the evening to a positive start. There were hundreds of professionals in attendance with their guest all in good spirits and ready to raise the maximum for charity.  (more…)


Jansons Property Will Be Attending The 100 Property Club’s Annual Dinner

This year will mark the 103rd annual dinner and auction for the 100 Property Club , the ages have not thwarted the dinner’s grace as it is still regarded as one of the biggest property events of the year. An array of over 300 like-minded guests from the property world choose this event to congregate,


A Night With Andy Gomarsall

A night of unity and camaraderie for a meaningful cause, leading with this description feels like an oversimplification. However when considering the energy and support shown for the Alexander Jansons Fund last night, it’s no surprise the footage from the evening all oozes the type cheerful exuberance only a night of laughter can imbue. The laughter


Final shoot of the year/ West London Shooting Club

A slight mist loomed in the air as the Jansons November shoot began at the West London Shooting School. 13 competitors battling in the individual shoots to win Top Gun and then working together in teams for the Flush event. A great atmosphere combined with some fantastic shooting led to a very successful morning. (more…)


Jansons West London Shoot

It was a beautiful sunny morning  at the West London Shooting Club where Jansons held their regular monthly shoot. We started the shoot at 8am and there was some impressive shooting taking place ! (more…)


Greg Rutherford leaps to the aid of two teenage Bucks athletes

Dorney Lake, Friday 12 October: Thalia Kirby, 17, a golfer from Marlow in Buckinghamshire and Ceara Barber,16, a swimmer from Gerrards Cross have been awarded £1000 each by long jump Olympic medallist Greg Rutherford, on behalf of the Bucks SportsAid. (more…)


Annual Hotel Conference 2018, Hilton, Manchester Deansgate

Jansons have had an enjoyable couple of days at the Annual Hotel Conference at the Hilton Hotel, Manchester Deansgate. Our stand was hosted by Andy Jansons and his two colleagues Paul Nash and Ben Roberts.  We also had a Golf Simulator on our stand provided by Virtually Mine based in Chelmsford in Essex. (more…)


2 Virgin London Marathon places up for grabs

We have 2 Virgin London Marathon places up for grabs! Run takes place on 28th April 2019 – Public Ballot for places now closed, so why not run for Alexander Jansons Fund! Attend our London Marathon Training Day to gain valuable knowledge and talk to previous marathon runners! You must be prepared to work as hard


Our Charity Shoot at E J Churchill

On Friday 21st September 2018 we hosted our first charity shoot afternoon at the award winning E J Churchill shooting ground in aid of the Alexander Jansons Fund. (more…)


1 Boat, 2 Men, 6 Days and 125 miles…

At a time when most are planning a luxury cruise, veteran property professionals Roger Saper and Andrew Shaw are planning to pedal 125 miles down the Thames in a pedalo, to raise funds for Variety, the Children’s Charity. (more…)


The Jansons Annual Rowing Event 2018!

We had another exciting event at Dorney Lake for the Jansons Annual Rowing Event 2018 on Wednesday 27th June, in aid of the Alexander Jansons Foundation. The weather set the tone on what was a glorious summers day. (more…)


Branson and Jansons

Virgin founder, Sir Richard Branson teamed up with Jansons Property at the construction launch of one of the most prestigious hotel projects in Edinburgh’s recent history. (more…)


Andy Jansons Weighs up the Pros and Cons of Permitted Development Rights (PDR)

Five years on from the introduction of Permitted Development Rights (PDR), Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, weighs up the pros and cons it has brought to the industry. (more…)


Wine Tasting for AJF

Last Thursday we welcomed some of our guests to our Beaconsfield office for a fantastically fun filled evening of wine tasting and cheese indulging, all in aid of the Alexander Jansons Fund. (more…)


Jansons Property ‘Make a Racket’ at MIPIM!

Andy Jansons found time in his busy schedule to take part in the LandAid MIPIM Tennis Classic 2018!  The fantastic event raised in excess of £35,000 for LandAid, as well as a further €1,399 towards the Cannes Community Fund. (more…)


Creating a culture of construction quality: Paul Nash of Jansons Property recently wrote a piece for the New Statesman.  

Paul Nash argues that quality must remain at the heart of UK’s construction programme, despite government demands for an acceleration in housebuilding output. (more…)


Jansons Property final agents breakfast of 2017

Every other month we host an early morning breakfast for agents, this was the final breakfast of 2017 and was well received by all. (more…)


Another successful Rugby themed fundraiser for the Alexander Jansons Foundation at Home House

On the 13th November, we hosted our 4th annual Rugby themed dinner at Home House.  The event was sold out and we raised over £15,000 for the Alexander Jansons Foundation. (more…)


Dragon Court, Petersfield

Jansons Property are excited to announce that we are pursuing a planning application for 13 high-quality private apartments and 2 retail units set around a courtyard. We are in dialogue with East Hants District Council and we are embarking on a public consultation which included a public meeting held on the 12th September. (more…)


Jansons tense final shoot of the year as it ends in a draw!

Jansons have now been shooting at the West London Shooting School for more than 13 years having an average of seven mornings per year. On very rare occasions there are some high scorers competing for Top Gun and there was one of them. (more…)


Jansons Sponsors Sportsaid’s Bucks Sporting Lunch Club As it awards its first Para Dressage rider

Ray Wilkins MBE has presented Mari Durward-Akhurst, [23], from Amersham in Buckinghamshire, with a cheque for £1,000 on behalf of SportsAid’s Bucks Sporting Lunch Club, which was held on Friday 20 October 2017 at Dorney Lake. (more…)


Jansons Property at the Annual Hotel Conference

Andy Jansons, Paul Nash, Ben Roberts and Saar Sharon were all on hand at the Annual Hotel Conference 2017, held at the Hilton Deansgate, Manchester. (more…)


Jansons Property proudly supported The Great Hotel Bike Ride from London to Manchester, in association with the Annual Hotel Conference on the 9th and 10th October

  Andy Jansons, Ben Roberts and Saar Sharon drove the support vehicles for the riders, encouraging and cheering them on their way.  It was a gruelling 2- day challenge that raised over £8000 (and still rising) for  www.alexanderjansonsfoundation.org and www.mustardtree.org.uk (more…)


The Developing World of Student Accommodation – an overview of my presentation by Andy Jansons

Cinema rooms, PlayStation facilities and private dining areas illustrate how student accommodation has become one of the most exciting sectors for new developments in recent years. (more…)


Jansons Property First Shoot of the Autumn

So Jansons Property have done it again, another month, another Clay pigeon shooting event.  Despite a wet start, the weather soon cleared up and a great time was had by all. (more…)


Andy Jansons at the TVPF talking about Thames Valley Office Supply

A supply crunch is looming in the Thames Valley office market. In the Thames Valley Market discussion at the Thames Valley Property Forum, Andy Jansons joined the bosses of two of the region’s major business parks in discussing how a supply shortage would be caused by several factors coming together. Take a look at the


Jansons Property are proud to support The Great Hotel Bike Ride from London to Manchester, in association with the Annual Hotel Conference

Andy Jansons, Paul Nash and Saar Sharon will be driving a support vehicle for the riders, encouraging and cheering them on their way.  It is a gruelling 2- day challenge that will raise much needed funds for the Alexander Jansons Foundation.  The event starts at 9am on Monday the 9th October, more info to follow.


A Thames Valley snapshot with Andy Jansons

While the image of the Thames Valley’s office market is one of resilience, the differences between its main towns will influence the way occupiers and investors make decisions. Andy Jansons, managing director of Jansons Property, gives a snapshot of the main centres. (more…)


Andy Jansons speaker site launched!

For the past few months we have been working on a brand new website to showcase our founder as a speaker. We are proud to announce its launch – www.andyjansons.com (more…)


TVP Debate Part 3: ‘We need to press local authorities’

Delegates at our debate for the industrial sector pressed for a chance to put their concerns to councillors. That was the conclusion at the end of a round table discussion organised by Thames Valley Property and held at the Slough headquarters of Segro on Tuesday, July 4. Here is the third part of our report. (more…)


Andy Jansons – Industrial Sector has an Image Problem

Industrial developers need to overcome the sector’s image problem. In the second of three reports from a round table debate among experts in the industrial sector organised by Thames Valley Property and held at the Slough headquarters of Segro on Tuesday, July 4, delegates voiced concerns that few councils understood it was now modern and hi-tech. (more…)


Andy Jansons Thames Valley Industrial Development Debate

Local authorities are too focused on housing and failing to understand the need for industrial development –a sector far more sophisticated than many of them think. Those sentiments were a recurring theme during a round table debate among experts in the industrial sector organised by Thames Valley Property and held at the Slough headquarters of


Annual Jansons Cup 2017

On Wednesday 21st June 2017, we held our Annual Jansons Property rowing event, in aid of Alexander Jansons Foundation, at Dorney Lake the Home of the Olympics. This year’s event was a huge success, the sun was Beaming, it was a glorious day from start to finish! In total, we had 10 teams taking part


First Shoot Of The Summer

So Jansons Property did it again, another month, another Clay pigeon shoot. We were lucky with the weather, the sun was shining and everyone enjoyed a great morning shooting followed by the usual, very substantial full English! (more…)


Jansons secures funds for its first move into student housing

Beaconsfield-based Jansons Property has agreed a forward funding deal with Unite Students for their major development in Durham. In Jansons’ first move into the student housing sector, the deal allows the developer to go ahead with a 222-bedroom scheme on the Houghall Campus of East Durham College. (more…)


Industrial Sectors Low Rents Restrict Land Available for Development

Andy features in this months The Business Magazine, where he outlines one of the key concerns facing the commercial property sector. Click here to read the full article (more…)


Jansons 2nd Shoot of 2017

Jansons 2nd shoot of the year at the West London Shooting School. I don’t know how we do it but, despite threatening weather early in the morning, the rain held off until the final flurry, thankfully no one got too wet ! (more…)


Jansons puts the focus on Slough

Andy Jansons shared the stage with Slough Borough Council (SBC) to address 60 property professionals at the second FTC West of London event.  The council wants developers to take up opportunities in the fast-expanding town and Andy made it known to guests Jansons, which sponsored the event, was looking to do business in Slough.  FTC


Jansons joins other business leaders to put Thames Valley in the Spotlight

Andy Jansons was the only developer to take part in round table debate to discuss some of the key concerns around property in the Thames Valley. UK Property Forums, publisher of the online newsletter the Thames Tap, put together an editorial board, with a diverse range of professionals to discuss subjects ranging from the market


Landaid Mipim Tennis Classic 2017: smashing records

With just a week to go until the 2017 LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic, the competition is heating up for Andy. He is currently one of the fundraising front-runners for the event, and it looks like the Classic is on track to serve up a record total for the property charity. Take a look at the


‘Back to basics’ – Andy Jansons talks at Five Counties Conference

Andy Jansons addressed hundreds of property professionals at the Five Counties Conference at Wycombe on Wednesday 1 March, talking about the issues being caused by housing demand and rising office rents, and backing up his call for Green Belt land to be made available for both housing and industrial uses. Take a look at the full article


Jansons Property First Shoot of 2017

Our first shoot of the year rather worryingly almost coincided with storm Doris! We needn’t have worried. It was a beautiful, cold but very sunny almost Spring day! This was an all-male competition and nail bitingly close! (more…)


Call to release green belt land for industry – Andy Jansons in the news

Andy will be the opening speaker at the Five Counties Conference at Wycombe on February 22 to talk more about this. Please click on the image to see the bigger article.


Terriers House and Grounds High Wycombe

Jansons Property, a joint Venture Company with the William Pears Group, are pleased to announce that they have recently disposed of Terriers House and its grounds to Ridgepoint Property and Carey New Homes Ridgepoint Property have acquired Terriers House, Carey New Homes will be developing 20 private residential units in the grounds. (more…)


Another successful Rugby themed fundraiser

On the 28th November we invited England Rugby Legend, Kyran Bracken to join us for a rugby themed fund raiser, held at Home House in aid of the Alexander Jansons Foundation www.alexanderjansonsfoundation.org (more…)


CIOB President Paul Nash joins Jansons

One of the country’s leading voices in the construction industry has joined Beaconsfield-based developer and investor Jansons. Paul Nash, who became president of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) in July, has joined Jansons as Construction Advisor. He will split his time between the two roles. (more…)


Jansons Final Shoot of 2016

It’s that time of year where it’s becoming too wet, cold and dark to be heading out into the fields to partake in clay pigeon shooting. We have had some great weather this season on our shoot days, we have indeed been very lucky!! The team at The West London Shooting School are impressed! (more…)


Jansons Property – sponsors of the AHC 2016 Great Hotel Bike Ride

Jansons Property are pleased to announce we were one of the sponsors of the AHC 2016 Great Hotel Bike Ride. 25 cyclists covered 220 miles of challenging scenic British countryside, riding over 2 days. All funds raised went to Children in Need and Hospital Action – over £10,000 was raised in total from all of


A little rain never hurt anyone! – our first shoot of the autumn

Friday the 16th of September and our first shoot of the autumn, unfortunately the weather was wet and miserable – we hadn’t had a wet morning for shooting in a very long while! This did not dampen the mood with us all rearing to go, spirits were high as we set of in to our


Jansons Property has secured planning for its first student housing at East Durham College

Jansons Property has secured planning for its first student housing scheme consisting of a £20m, 222 bedroom student housing unit at East Durham College. The development will support the University of Durham due to its close proximity to the campus, the city centre and the Universities Sports ground at Maiden Castle. We are refurbishing an


Jansons Property secures planning for Terriers House in Hazlemere

We are pleased to announce that we have secured planning consent for a major residential development including 20 private houses (new build), whilst retaining Terriers House and Lodge. Here we originally agreed a short-term sale and lease back agreement with MWH, the owner/occupier for an 18-month lease. MWH have now relocated to a newer office


Admiral letting in Windsor

Jansons Property, advised by Christopher Thomas and Vail Williams, have completed the letting of all floors at Admiral House with Telos Partners Group Limited taking the ground floor and BIAL pharma the Lower Ground Floor. (more…)


Annual Jansons Cup – 2016

On Thursday 23rd June, we held our Annual Jansons Property rowing event, in aid of the Alexander Jansons Foundation, at Dorney Lake the Home of the Olympics. This year’s event was a huge success, despite the torrential rain!!! In total there were 9 teams taking part , a few teams came back from last year,


Sometimes commercial is simply the smart choice

Andy shares his Thames Valley views in Property Week Recently, Andy was featured in a double page story of the much acclaimed Property Week. As we have 24 schemes within the Thames Valley, we are in a unique position to comment on the market trends in residential, industrial and commercial market. (more…)


India Buildings £60m Old Town hotel plan gets green light

MAJOR plans for a £60 million hotel in the heart of the Old Town have been given the go-ahead. The 225-bedroom facility – descending from Victoria Street to the Cowgate – will feature a bar, restaurant, cafe, retail and commercial units. (more…)


Admiral Letting in Windsor

Jansons Property, advised by Christopher Thomas and Vail Williams, have completed an office letting with Telos Partners Group Limited for the ground floor at Admiral House in Windsor. (more…)


Blasting our way into warmer weather with a bit of shooting

Friday 20th of May, a fairly cloudy start to the day with the sun bursting through intermittently, 4 teams of 3 arrived bright and early for a pre-shoot cuppa at the West London Shooting School, before getting into their shooting gear and heading out! Here’s a list of everyone in the clay pigeon shooting teams: Andy Jansons,


“India Building Plays Host”

As the new owners of the one of the Historic Land marks in Edinburgh’s City Centre, known as India Building, Jansons Property were delighted to hear that 2015’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival would become a resident at our Edinburgh Landmark taking place from July to September. (more…)


Jansons Ambitious India Buildings Development

Jansons Property has proposed to transform a historic City landmark into a luxury hotel. India Buildings in Victoria Street (Edinburgh) could create up to 650 jobs as well as £5.3million visitor spending a year! Not only would the building containing a 240-bedroom hotel, but also restaurants, bars, retail and commercial spaces. (more…)


Jansons Cup 2015

On Wednesday 24th June 2015, Jansons Property held a fantastic networking Rowing event at the Olympic Course/Dorney Lake consisting of 12 different teams competing for the Jansons Cup. (more…)


First Shoot Of The Summer

So Jansons Property did it again, another month, another Clay pigeon shooting. We were lucky  with the weather for the second time in a row because yet again the sun was shining for us all. (more…)


Admiral House, Windsor – 5 good reasons to move here

When we bought Admiral House in St Leonards Road, Windsor, the intention was to implement the granted planning permission and convert it to residential. How things have changed. (more…)


Breakfast with a Market View – 22nd May 2015

Every month or so we have a discussion on market trends with a few colleagues over a full English breakfast. These are fairly casual events which generate some quite lively conversations. (more…)


Clay Shoot – 15 May 2015

Another Friday morning, another Jansons Clay Shoot at the West London School of Shooting. Once again, glorious sunshine, thank heavens we didn’t go yesterday (it was very cold and wet)! (more…)


Thames Valley Property Awards 2015

This year’s Awards dinner, on the 14th May, is the second to be held and will, again, be at Ascot Racecourse. Last year, at the inaugural event, 340 people attended and in 2015 they are expecting over 400 attendees. Gyles Brandreth will be hosting. (more…)


The Jansons Cup

Following in the wake of our hugely enjoyable rowing event (see what I did there?) at Dorney in July 2013, Jansons have decided to do it again, bigger, better and (hopefully not) wetter. Save Wednesday, 24th June in your diary. (more…)


Properties acquired

Jansons are pleased to report the acquisition of a row of seven houses in Kingston. This was a great opportunity as it’s an unbroken row of houses in a good residential location. (more…)


First shoot of the year

Not having gazed into a crystal ball when booking our shoots this year, the first one rather worryingly coincided with an almost total eclipse of the sun. (more…)


OAS Christmas Dinner

Christmas Dinner???? I hear you thinking. That’s so last year! Yes, but the pictures have only just been released and they’re worth an airing. (more…)


It’s March, it must be MIPIM

Last week, Andy and Michael made the annual pilgrimage to MIPIM, the biggest gathering of property people each year. As well as days of back to back meetings, the first Jansons MIPIM dinner was held. When proceedings were finished, they headed north to grab a couple of days skiing. (more…)


Huw’s Weight Loss Challenge

Many of you will know our Huw, and what a changed man he already is. Over the past few years he has lost a tremendous amount of weight and, this year, has decided to make it more than just a health benefit. (more…)


Boys and Their Toys

Michael had a wonderful afternoon out last Friday, on our site in Reading, 350 Basingstoke Road. He got to play with lots of big shiny mechanical thingys and took lots of photos to show us. (more…)


Another high profile acquisition for Jansons

Many of you will know that we at Jansons have a lot of love for Edinburgh, having spent some years pulling together and building SoCo, followed closely by the Ibis Budget Hotel at Edinburgh Business Park. Well, we’ve bagged another one! Can you guess where from the picture above? (more…)


Calling all agents.

As a follow up to the blog last week about our new ad campaign, I thought I’d underline the point that we WANT TO BUY. (more…)


Jansons launch 2015 ad campaign

Ever striving to keep things fresh and different, Andy and Lynda took a look at our advertising and came up with a new design to get our message across. (more…)


Welcome back to Kate

As many of you will have already noticed, a familiar face is back at Jansons. Kate Aitken has returned as Michael and Huw’s PA. (more…)


Wharf Lane, Bourne End.

Hello all, and welcome to the first Jansons blog of 2015. What a lovely start to the year, to report that we have secured the site at Wharf Lane, Bourne End, Bucks. Congratulations to Huw for all the work he put in on this. (more…)


Seasons Greetings from all at Jansons Property

Hello readers! Welcome to the last Jansons Property  blog of 2014. It seems a good time to have a quick look back over 2014 before we look forward to 2015. (more…)


100 Property Club’s 99th Dinner

Every year, in the approach to Christmas, the 100 Property Club holds a dinner, another opportunity for it’s members to network and also raise money for it’s chosen charity. (more…)


About time!

Three cheers for the Chancellor. At last, after years of lobbying, the Chancellor announced in his Autumn Statement last Wednesday that Stamp Duty would be reformed from midnight that night. (more…)


The European Hotel Design Awards 2014

Jansons are very proud that their Ibis Edinburgh Centre South Bridge (better known as SoCo) was shortlisted in the Architecture (Newbuild) Category in the European Hotel Design Awards 2014. (more…)


All change on the Jansons website!

It’s that time again, time to update and expand our window to the world. The Jansons website is about to have a makeover. (more…)


Peachy Peachy

After a long and difficult process, Jansons and their professional teams have gained planning permission for the site at Peach Street, Wokingham. Architects JSA have produced an excellent design to replace the current unsympathetic and rather ugly retail/ office block with a mixed use development that better complements the historic buildings around the site. (more…)


Roger Saper – A Man For All Seasons

A good friend of Jansons, agent Roger Saper, recently took the lead role in a staging of the well know play, A Man For All Seasons. Andy, Lynda and Patricia went along to see his performance at the Wycombe Swan Theatre. (more…)


Bang Bang, He Shot Me Down.

Another rain free autumn morning, another Jansons clay pigeon shoot at the West London Shooting School. A lineup of the usual suspects assembled and, after a quick cuppa, set off to wreak destruction on as many clays as they could. (more…)


Alexander Jansons Foundation Facebook Challenge Part II

You may recall that, about a month ago, I blogged about Andy’s Facebook Challenge. He pledged to wear a comedy wig to work for a day if the Alexander Jansons Foundation Facebook page reached 1,000 likes before 1st October. It did, and here are the results… (more…)


It’s September, let’s go shooting!

The summer break over, on 26th September Jansons reconvened their monthly clay pigeon shoot at the West London Shooting School. I don’t know how they do it but, despite threatening weather early in the morning, once again the rain held off and conditions actually improved as the morning progressed. (more…)


Afternoon Tea and Cocktails at SOCO

The inaugural SOCO Afternoon Tea and Cocktails event was held on Thursday 25th September. In aid of the Alexander Jansons Foundation, it was held at the Alexander Building at SOCO, one of Jansons Edinburgh developments and it brought together the team who originally put together the deal. Through the generosity of Iaonnnis  Koletakis, General Manager of


Planning approved!

  Jansons are very pleased to have gained planning permission for the site at 350, Basingstoke Road, Reading. As you can see from the images, it’s going to improve the site hugely, replacing drab old buildings with light modern ones.   (more…)


Breakfast with the Latvian Prime Minister

Many of you will not know that Andy’s family is of Latvian origin. Now you do know, it will come as no surprise that Andy was invited to a working breakfast at the Latvian Embassy and had the honour of meeting the Prime Minister of Latvia, Laimdota Straujuma. (more…)


Alexander Jansons Foundation Facebook Challenge

Ok everyone, time to click over to Facebook to ensure maximum embarrassment for Andy! I’m sure alcohol had nothing to do with it, but Andy has pledged to wear a comedy wig for a whole working day if the AJ Foundation page on Facebook reaches 1,000 likes by October 1st 2014. (more…)


Anyone for Polo?

The Association of Women in Property (WiP)and Young Entrepreneurs in Property (YEP) (more on them later) held a polo event at Hurtwood Park Polo Club last week. Just to change things around from the norm, Lynda took Andy and Michael along as her guests, a pleasant swapping of roles for all of them. (more…)


Tip of the Ibisberg

It’s been a while since we reported on progress on the Ibis Budget Hotel at the Edinburgh Business Park, next to Edinburgh Airport, one of about 1700 Ibis hotels worldwide, of which 89 are in the UK and the second built by Jansons in Edinburgh. We’re very pleased to say it’s complete, open and welcoming guests.


Jansons, Edinburgh and The Fringe

This month, Jansons’ trip to Edinburgh wasn’t just to check progress on our various projects there (more of those in future blogs), it was also to soak up some of the atmosphere of the Fringe Festival, a favourite event in our calendar. (more…)



Jansons are pleased to attend The Maze London on Wednesday 2nd July for a celebratory meal with fellow colleagues who all contributed on the deal that was concluded recently regarding the sale of Bath Road Slough. (more…)


Pride of Bucks 2014

Jansons Property alongside the Alexander Jansons Foundation attended this years Pride of Bucks awards held on 4th July. The Pride of Bucks awards was held at Stoke Park and this year and was blessed with exceptional beautiful sunshine. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 20th June 2014

Friday 20th June, and our last shoot before the summer break and with the weather starting off over cast we were optimistic that it would not rain. Within 30 minutes of each of the teams shooting at the stands the sun had come out to play and this seemed to reflect everyone mood and ability


Pride Winners Decided

Andy Jansons and Patricia Dean we amongst a panel of judges to decide on the winner for the Pride of Bucks Awards which is being held on 1st July 2014 at Stoke Park, Stoke Poges. Amongst the judges was Suzanne Shaw who was a Dancing on Ice contestant and former Hearsay member. (more…)


Women in Property

Lynda has recently joined the Women in Property association to which she attended her first event with Andy Jansons as her guest. (more…)


Another one bites the dust

A glorious start to another Friday morning shoot. Twelve of us started the day at 7.45am with a lovely well needed coffee, at that time in the morning! We then split into four teams of three before heading to the first stand. There are four stands in total in order for each person to get


Proud to be sponsoring Pride of Bucks 2014

Jansons are really pleased to be sponsoring Pride of Bucks 2014. This is our first year we are attending and sponsoring the event.  We are sponsoring the “Alexander Jansons Young Peoples Awards (18-25)”.  (more…)


Event of the Year for the Thames Valley

Jansons attended the Thames Valley Property awards last Thursday night 8th May.  The event was held at Ascot Racecourse a fantastic venue which catered for in excess of 300 people. (more…)


inaugural Breakfast & Awards

Jansons held their inaugural “Agents Breakfast” on Thursday 10th April here in our office in Beaconsfield. A select number of property professional were invited to the office for a full English breakfast and networking before the working day started. The event was a great success and having gone so well will now be a regular


What we are looking for this year?

Here is what we at Jansons have been up to over the last 12 months. Our team have bought sites in Reading, Wokingham, Windsor, Slough and High Wycombe, along with some strategic land in Beaconsfield. (more…)


Off with a bang!

Friday 21st March was the first shoot of 2014 and we were blessed with glorious sunshine. The shoot was well attended with 13 people meaning that Kate could spend time photographing the event and socialising which she enjoys. (more…)


Sun shines in Cannes

With the sun shining in Cannes, MIPIM was a great success for all that attended. As the property market is beginning to turn for the better. The Jansons team detected echo’s of 2006 (more…)


Bumping into SoCo

On Friday 28th February we hosted a Completion Celebration Party of our SoCo Alexander Development. The event was a great success with many notable people from the City of Edinburgh attending the reception. (more…)


7 Reasons Why We are Buying Industrial Property

Much of it can be acquired below replacement cost. There is a lack of stock now. (more…)


The Brighton Belles

Heres Emma Cordell, Ella Ray, Gemma Fricker, Rosanna Munday and Sammy Munday looking out to sea at Brighton Beach after finishing the Brighton Half Marathon and looking in surprisingly good shape after such a grueling event. (more…)


Snow Is In The Air

Andy Jansons and Michael Tomkins recently headed off to Courmayeur in Italy for some property skiing. They were there for two events, The Whiteburn Projects Phat Challenge and Lambert Smith Hampton Business Forum event. (more…)


Awards, Conferences, Eating, Shooting

With 2014 off to a flying start, we have lots of up and coming event to look forward to. Dim Sum Night – January Andy Jansons is holding a Dim Sum Nigh at Home House for a select number of property professionals celebrating the Year of The Horse. (more…)


Off to a Flying Start

With 2014 being the “Year of the Horse”, here at Jansons we are looking forward to a flying start. Last year we accomplished great success with 5 acquisitions and an exchange of a site on the last working day before we broke up for Christmas, in the normal Jansons fashion. However 2014 we are striving


All Wrapped Up

From all of us at Jansons Property would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas & Happy New Year. We have had a tremendous year with four acquisitions; (more…)


Putting the WOW into Anglo Trade Park, Wokingham

It’s a little known fact that Wokingham, where Anglo Trade Park is based, was famous for silk production, particularly for the manufacture of silk stockings so much so that in 1625 an order decreed that anyone residing in Wokingham and having no other trade should work in producing these.   (more…)


The End Is In Sight

With our SoCo Development due for completion early December – the end is nearly in sight. Work is moving at a rate of knots at our SoCo development now since our last blog. Externally everything is looking good with the plant installation to the Southbridge Roof now complete. The tower crane is now being dismantled


Jansons Finishes The Year With A Bang!

Friday 1st November and our final shoot of the year. Again the weather was not looking good but along to the Jansons tradition we avoided the rain. This particular shoot ended up being the only time this year were there where  four women (Gemma Coles, Kate Aitken, Patricia Dean & Lynda Parker. (more…)


New Arrival at SoCo

Last week we had a new arrival on site at SoCo of a sculpture. The sculpture has been designed by an artist collective (Jim Shepherd, Dominic McHenry, Angus Ogilivie & Tom Brown). (more…)


Jansons On Target Again!

Friday 11th October turned out to be another successful shoot. The weather was not looking good with heavy rain when we began to arrive at The West London Shooting Ground, however miraculously as we were wakening ourselves with coffee in preparation for the shoot the rain stops and the sky began to clear. (more…)


Work-Out / Check-Out / Eat-Out

We  recently undertook a public consultation on the redevelopment proposals for 350 Basingstoke Road and engaged with local councilors to gauge their views on the plans.  A consultation website was set up for the event. 350basingstokeroad.co.uk (more…)


Edinburgh Business Park breaks ground to re-inforce & cement its position

Our development at Edinburgh Business Park is progressing well. We have accomplished a lot since our last report with the successful removal of the pumping station, the completion of piling and, finally, the foundations have started to be laid. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 20th September 2013

Friday 20th September and our first shoot of the autumn, unfortunately the weather was a little glum but that did not dampen the atmosphere with us all raring to go. In the usual manner we were in 4 teams of 3. On this occasion Huw Williams was unable to join us with the imminent arrival


Giving You A Choice

Jansons Property recently announced an alternative proposal for the access to and redevelopment of Wilton Park, which we believe will offer a better scheme for Beaconsfield. A new website will shortly go live  providing further information about our proposal. Meanwhile, here are some answers to a few questions we have been asked. (more…)


World Championship Rowing – Korean Style

Richard and Peter Chambers are back from the Rowing World Championships, their last competition in their first season in a new discipline, the lightweight double sculls. Above you can see the mass of red, white and blue as the team wait to leave Heathrow airport. Here’s Richard’s report of their Korean adventure, though he doesn’t mention the entertainment



Funny isn’t it, how, when you want to build something tall, you start by digging a big hole? Work is well and truly underway on our next hotel, a Ibis Budget at the Edinburgh Business Park, right next to Edinburgh Airport and the tram link into the centre of town. (more…)


SoCo, so far

Last week we visited Edinburgh for two reasons. One, to check the progress of SoCo and two, enjoy some of the entertainment offered in the Fringe Festival. More on the madness of the Fringe later, first let’s look at SoCo. (more…)



August is well and truly here and, although there’s a lot going on, not a lot is happening, so I thought I’d take a look back through the highlights of the past year. No, we’re not talking hair colour, we are talking events at Jansons. (more…)


Team news at Jansons

After 11 months maternity leave following the birth of her son, Harry, Lynda has returned to her desk as PA at Jansons. Due on 23rd September, Harry made an early appearance on 10th August, weighing in at 6 lbs 4 oz. As a premature baby, he had a few problems, now thankfully overcome. As you


SoCo Progress Report 15 – June 2013

Progress at the SoCo site in Edinburgh is coming along apace. Every month sees massive changes in how the building looks as the cladding is added, making it look like a building rather than a building site. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 7th June 2013

Friday 7th June, and our last shoot before the summer break. It was back to glorious weather for this shoot. Amongst the guests were Vivien Rimmer, who kindly stepped in to replace a last minute cancellation, and Giles Hastings who, on his last outing with us, scored a very respectable 36. As Kate was away


World Cup Teams Announced

This morning at 10am, the results of all the training that Richard and Peter have been doing were announced. Richard has written us a blog, as follows. (more…)


Training, training and more…. Tea at the Palace!

Here’s the latest blog from Richard, one of the Olympic silver rowing medal winning Chambers brothers. His picture of a hard day at the office is enviable, but I suppose it’s difficult to take pictures when you’re actually rowing so we’ll let him off. Anyway, over to Richard. (more…)


What’s Happening at Anglo?

You may remember an earlier blog about our trade park in Wokingham, Anglo Trade Park. We now have a marketing suite on site and Susan Loveluck, our marketing representative there, has sent this update about who’s there already and just what they do. (more…)


Soco – A Landmark Moment

8th May, 2013, and a landmark was reached at the Soco development in Edinburgh – Topping Out. To mark the occasion, Jansons invited the great and good of the City of Edinburgh to attend a reception to celebrate. (more…)


Sunny days are here again

Oh my, what a change from our last morning at the West London Shooting Club School. The shades were out in force as glorious sunshine greeted us as we gathered for our usual safety briefing before moving on to the stands. (more…)


Peter rabbits on

Hello all, time for the latest blog from our Olympic rowers – Peter this month. We have video footage of the latest trials, the link is below. (more…)


Agents appointed for Slough Site

Jansons has appointed joints agents on the former Citroen UK headquarters on the Bath Road, Slough. Gerald Eve and Robert Stephens & Co. have been appointed to advise on the future development potential of the site at 221 Bath Road, which Jansons bought late last year. (more…)


Soco, almost there

For the first time, last week Andy and Michael were able to walk on every floor of Jansons’ Soco development in the heart of Edinburgh. It was great to see first hand the progress that’s been made and to appreciate fully the actual size and scope of the development. (more…)


And it rained….

Another Friday, another clay shoot for Jansons at the West London Shooting Club. For once, our luck was out and it rained, but that didn’t dampen the spirits of our guests as we headed, some rather nervously having not shot before, out of the cosy clubhouse to our chilly, rainswept stands. (more…)


Delight as La Belle Angele is granted alcohol licence

The news that La Belle Angele club in Jansons’ Soco development has been granted a liquor licence has been greeted with delight in many quarters. Sadly destroyed in the massive 2002 fire that raged for over 4 days, the club has been greatly missed and its owner, Hafid Mahboub, was determined that his ‘baby’ would


World Cup Rowing Down Under

This month Richard Chambers fills us in on the ‘hardship’ of World Cup Rowing in the Australian sunshine. The month of March has been very different for both Peter and myself.  We have spent most of it in the warmer climate of Australia.  This year World Rowing decided for the first time to hold the


Oli’s Antarctica Adventure

A few months ago, Andy was approached by a young man called Oli Wheeldon, who needed sponsorship for a trip to Antarctica to photograph the landscapes there. Oli was inspired by the BBC documentary ‘Land of the Lost Tiger’ and realised the power a single photo can have. In his research, he discovered information about the


SoCo: Progress Report 11

Work continues apace on the Soco site in Edinburgh. The picture above shows the view of the corner of Southbridge and Chambers St., looking along the Southbridge facade. The Patterson Building is shrouded whilst the windows are refurbished and the stonework restored. (more…)


Jansons gets busy

On Thursday, 28th Feb, Jansons completed on the purchase of the Anglo Industrial Park, Fishponds Road, Wokingham, our third industrial acquisition in 3 months. More information on the other two will be coming soon. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 1st March 2013

With barely time to recover from our Evening with Richard Chambers the night before, we headed to the West London Shooting School for our first clay pigeon shoot of the year. (more…)


An Evening with……

Richard Chambers, Olympic Silver Medallist, Team GB Rowing, Lightweight Fours. Thursday, 28th February, 2013. Our second ‘An Evening With….’ and, this time, Richard Chambers held our audience enthralled as he talked about just how he and other rowers prepare for the most important moment of their lives, his rivalry with his brother, Peter, and just


Looking forward to Australia

Hello readers. Here is February’s blog from our Olympic rowers. It’s Peter’s turn to update us on their doings in the last month. (more…)


Property Week interview: Andy Jansons

This week, Property Week magazine is focussing on the Thames Valley and Swindon area and, as part of this, have interviewed Andy about Jansons’ activity in the market there. Click here to read the interview in the digital edition of Property Week (subscription required). (more…)


Planning for Success

Here’s the latest blog from Richard Chambers, one of our Olympic silver medal winning rowers. It’s been a while since you last heard from me.   Last time I spoke of going to a sports quiz with Jansons in London.  The quiz was in aid of the Bobby Moore Foundation, which aims to provide funds for


Invest Edinburgh spotlights SoCo

Our Soco development is coming along nicely, we’re level with Southbridge and rising. In keeping with the keen local interest, there has been another article published about the site, this time in Invest Edinburgh, which brings together all the latest business news in the area. (more…)


2013 is here.

Hello everyone. Happy New Year to you all. Today we catch up again with Peter Chambers, a little late but everyone has been busy with seasonal festivities. Peter is a very proud man as he’s had a boat named after him by Bann Rowing Club, Coleraine – not something that happens every day! Congratulations Peter.


Party week

Last week was a big week in the Jansons’ social calendar. As well as the 100 Property Club Ruby Anniversary Christmas dinner, it was also the Jansons team Christmas Party. (more…)


Edinburgh Business Park Project

Jansons are extremely pleased to announce their purchase of a 1 acre site at the Edinburgh Business Park. They have already  agreed to build a 161 bed hotel, pre let to Accor as an Ibis Budget Hotel, on the site. Planning permission has already been granted. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 30th Nov 2012

Once again, though this time donning rather warmer clothing than before, we went to the West London Shooting Club School for our last shoot of the year. The morning was frosty and dry, our luck had surprisingly held amid the appalling weather we’ve been suffering recently. (more…)


The Bobby Moore Fund/ Cancer Research Sports Quiz

The Date : Thursday, 29th November. The Venue : The Brewery, London The Occasion: The Bobby Moore Fund/ Cancer Research Celebrity Sports Quiz The Jansons Team: Andy Jansons, Jeremy Hill, Steve Fry, Rob Ryan, Richard Chambers, Russell Smith, Kate Aitken, Matthew Clarke, Tomas Jansons, Shaun Wolfe. The Mission: To come in the top half of


Huw Williams – Reasons to be cheerful

As you may remember, Huw Williams joined Jansons Property in September 2012 to oversee our expansion in the residential sector. Since then, a concerted advertising and PR campaign has been run to let everyone in the area know we’re here and what we’re about.  (more…)


Peter’s Rabbit

Hello readers, here’s the latest in our series of monthly blogs from the Olympic Silver Medal winning rowing brothers, Richard and Peter Chambers. This month it’s Peter’s turn: (more…)


Fullers Griffin Brewery Tour 25th October 2012

Every year, Jansons takes a select group of guests to the Fullers Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, West London. As usual, we gathered in the Mawson Arms pub before the tour set off. The brewery has been on the same site for  over 350 years and, because they cannot spread any further out, it has grown upwards


An evening with Peter Chambers

Thursday, 4th October, and Jansons office was buzzing all day with preparations for what was to come that evening, the double launch of our expansion in the residential sector and of our sponsorship of Richard and Peter Chambers, Olympic Silver Medal Winners in the Lightweight Fours Rowing. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shoot 28th Sept. 2012

Friday, 28th Sept. and we headed back to the West London Shooting Club School for another morning of sharp shooting and marksmanship. The run up wasn’t looking good, the weather had taken a definite turn for the worse and what can barely be described as summer was truly over. (more…)


Notes from an Olympic Medallist

Hello Readers. We bring you the first of twelve blogs from Olympic Silver Medal Rowers, Peter and Richard Chambers. Jansons are sponsoring the brothers for the next 12 months and they will be keeping us up to date with their activities, training etc. Richard has written this first blog, how they feel about the summer


Goodwood Revival 2012

Last Friday, 14th September, Michael attended his favourite event of the year, The Goodwood Revival, as a guest of The Sweett Group, who are project managing our Edinburgh SoCo project (see other blogs for articles about SoCo). (more…)


Huw Williams joins Jansons Property

On September 10th, 2012, Huw Williams joined the Jansons Team. Huw will be heading the Residential Development arm of Jansons, building on past successes such as 520, Chiswick High Road. Read his biography on the ‘People’ section of our website. (more…)


Clay Pigeon Shooting 7th Sept. 2012

Friday, 7th September was a day of sparkling sunshine, a perfect morning to go Clay Pigeon Shooting in the glorious setting that is West London Shooting School. The guests assembled, some looking more nervous than others, and the instructors took us through the agenda for the morning. Donning protective head and eyewear, we set off


16th Century finds in Edinburgh archaeological dig

Ten years after a massive fire in 2002, which took 18 hours to get under control, the demolition and subsequent archaeological investigations of the site have uncovered the remains of 16th and 17th Century buildings and some artefacts. (more…)


Jansons Property welcomes Kate to their staff

With Lynda Parker’s maternity leave (not to mention her bump) looming, Kate Aitken joined Jansons to cover Lynda’s time off. In a long and varied career, Kate has gained extensive experience in property as well as dealing with a high pressure, ever changing diary for a globe-trotting boss. Now her children have grown up, she


Shipping Containers Become a Hotel!

One of Jansons’ more unusual projects was the building of the Travelodge Hotel near London Heathrow Airport.  Due to the location and access restrictions, a non traditional approach was needed. More details on this innovative construction can be found on the BBC website.