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Family affair

Back to St James's Square: I hear that former RFAC commissioner Sir Stuart Lipton, now CABE chairman, is moving his Stanhope organisation into Norfolk House. This is, of course, the office building developed by property man Rudolph Palumbo in the 1930s, when he demolished the wonderful mansion which previously occupied the site, designed in 1748 by Mathew Brettingham and occupied by successive Dukes of Norfolk until 1938.

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