Harry Hyams, British property developer, Died at 87


Harry John Hyams was born on January 2, 1928, and died on December 19, 2015.

He was a British millionaire who made his money as a speculative property (real estate) developer.

Harry was best known as the developer of the Centre Point office building in London.

Harry was considered to be reclusive, and was the long-term owner and resident of Ramsbury Manor, near Marlborough, Wiltshire.

In 2008, a raid at Ramsbury Manor by the Johnson Gang was described as the biggest ever private burglary in England.

Harry Hyams was born in Hendon, Middlesex.

His father was a bookmaker and after private school, he joined a firm of estate agents, then switched to property development.

In 1954, Harry married his wife Kay in Chelsea.

She died on February 1, 2011 at age 91.

On 19 December 2015, Harry Hyams passed away at the age of 87.