Classical Roman building

By Simon Round, August 14, 2008

Roman Abramovich's newest purchase may give him more trouble than even José Mourinho.

The Russian oligarch has won permission to create a £150 million property in Lowndes Square in Knightsbrige. However, Kensington and Chelsea Council has ordered Abramovich to use only classical materials in the construction of the eight bedroom "palace". There will also be noise controls.

Fortunately, Abramovich will have somewhere to lay his head while work is in progress. He owns a property in central London and also has dacha in Surrey.

Last updated: 8:33am, August 14 2008