The Central London development market has proved remarkably robust during the course of 2017 and has even staged a mini recovery. Oddly though, it doesn’t really feel like it. Prices have held firm during 2017, the number of sales has increased slightly and the number of starts has also risen. Even the number of new planning applications was quite strong in Q2, albeit that was Outer Core biased. So it is encouraging, especially for government, that development activity has been maintained despite slightly less favourable market conditions.