One of the most innovative features of the Seven Dials Renaissance Study is its building-by-building section. Each facade in the area is described in detail and illustrated. Recommendations for improvements are included. Major freeholder Shaftesbury PLC has followed this as guidance on all their properties, many of which are listed. They have invested around £3.5m in these works which range from total refurbishment, to replacing shopfronts and re-glazing, to reinstalling awnings and soot washing brickwork. We are delighted that the Seven Dials Renaissance Study has assisted the private sector in maintaining and enhancing the area.