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Caddick shows off £300m Quarry Hill 'culture hub' plans Video

22 September 2017

Caddick Developments has revealed plans for a £300m mixed-use scheme in Leeds city centre that will include an arts and culture hub as well as flats, a hotel and offices.

panattoni

A shed load of Panattoni - massive spec programme to focus on big-box

22 September 2017

Newly formed industrial developer First Panattoni has unveiled plans for an aggressive programme of spec development in the UK.

Worcester Warriors Sixways Stadium

Nick Leslau advises on bid for Worcester Warriors

22 September 2017

Former Saracens rugby boss Edward Griffiths is being advised by industry big shot Nick Leslau on a bid to buy the Aviva Premiership’s bottom-placed club Worcester Warriors.

Quad One Harwell

Two tech companies take space at Harwell Campus

22 September 2017

Harwell Campus has secured two major pre-lets at its Quad One building, which will complete later this year.

Accrue Hanover House

Accrue bags assets for £48m

22 September 2017

Accrue Capital has purchased a portfolio of 18 properties from funds managed by Harwood Real Estate for £48.2m in an off-market deal.

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SEGRO uses HoloLens to market properties

21 September 2017

SEGRO has made a significant investment in virtual and mixed reality by becoming the first industrial company in Europe to use Microsoft’s HoloLens technology to market its properties.

MediaCity Atlas

Atlas and IPIM back £55m Salford waterfront scheme

21 September 2017

US firm Atlas Residential and Singaporean asset manager IP Investment Management (IPIM) have agreed to forward-fund a major build-to-rent (BTR) scheme in Salford’s MediaCityUK.

8 King Street Manchester

Edge scores portfolio of mixed-use assets

21 September 2017

Edge Real Estate Property Investments has acquired a portfolio of mixed-use assets previously owned by the family of former Wigan FC chairman Dave Whelan for £50m.

LONGCROSS Heathrow Aviva Colliers

New business park takes off near Heathrow

21 September 2017

Aviva Investors and Crest Nicholson have kicked off the letting campaign for a new 850,000 sq ft business park close to Heathrow Airport.

fiorucci

Fiorucci to open new HQ on London’s Brewer Street

21 September 2017

Revamped Italian fashion brand Fiorucci is making a return to bricks-and-mortar retailing in the UK with a new store at 39-43 Brewer Street in London for its first new store in the UK.

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Bullring, Birmingham

Income focus prompts top UK REITs to redeem bonds early

22 September 2017

Investor focus on income is persuading the UK’s biggest REITs to redeem bonds early in order to lower their cost of debt and bolster earnings.

Phone and map

New proptech venture spawned out of M7 Real Estate

22 September 2017

Software first developed by M7 Real Estate eight years ago to track market activity and manage portfolios has been launched commercially.

Finance

Some long-income buyers 'loosening criteria'

22 September 2017

Intense competition in the market for long-income property is fuelling high returns – but a leading investor has warned that it is also forcing some buyers to “loosen their criteria” in order to secure deals.

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Park Royal

Built-in wellness is becoming a fact of life

22 September 2017

When the White Collar Factory in Old Street, London, opened its doors earlier this month, it wasn’t so much the office space that drew attention as the 150-metre running track that sits atop the 16-storey building.

Alok Sharma RESI

Calculating housing need: one size doesn’t fit all Video

21 September 2017

Last week the government released its much-awaited consultation on a new approach to calculating housing needs, as flagged by Alok Sharma at the RESI Conference.

3D printing

Don’t ignore tech disruptors

21 September 2017

As consumers increasingly turn to online or mobile retail as well as become accustomed to one-hour delivery services, the logistics real estate sector has undergone significant transformation - and undoubtedly more change lies ahead.

Crossrail Elizabeth Line

Joined-up thinking is starting to underpin regeneration

22 September 2017

Disruption is the word of the moment. It was the theme for this year’s RESI Conference, with a focus on proptech and the precision manufacturing of homes.

Bovis Homes

How Fitzgerald’s simple fix turned around Bovis after profit warning

21 September 2017

My DIY achievements have ranged from workmanlike (my deck) to farcical (completing a radiator circuit… minus a 90-degree elbow, resulting in the unexpected appearance of a basement swimming pool).

The Silvertown Partnership's vision for the area

We need to create environments, not just buildings

21 September 2017

Development has changed and the role of the developer has changed with it. No longer are we being asked to simply design and deliver buildings.

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Central Cross Shaftesbury

Refinancing leaves Shaftesbury with £305m to invest

25 September 2017

Shaftesbury has revealed it has £305m to invest in its portfolio following a refinancing.

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Top 10 takeaways: what the industry learned at RESI 2017 Video

22 September 2017

This year’s RESI took place at a testing time for the residential property market.

Logistics census

Space demand set to rocket

22 September 2017

The industrial and logistics sector is set fair for a sustained period of growth if the upbeat sentiment of respondents to Property Week, Savills and db symmetry’s first-ever market census, in association with Analytiqa, is anything to go by.

Hospital surgical operation

Is health tourism dying or is sector prognosis still good?

22 September 2017

In the past two weeks, private health tourism to the UK has been variously hailed as underpinning an investment transaction on Harley Street and lambasted as one of the main reasons for halting the development of a new private hospital.

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Tesco petrol station forecourt

Convenience culture fuels demand for forecourt shopping

21 September 2017

In May, the vice-president of BP’s European retail division, Alex Jensen, made a very telling statement. In the UK, she said, half of BP’s customers don’t even buy petrol when they visit a filling station. “Fifteen years ago it was just fuel,” she said. Now people are there to shop as well.

Skoda car dealership

Q&A: Andy Bruce on how the car dealership is changing

20 September 2017

Real estate is so interconnected with the political and economic framework that even small fluctuations and wobbles can be felt. So when a major destabilising change such as the Brexit vote happens, followed by this year’s ambiguous general election result, it can mean big changes for industries and their property requirements.

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Marks  Spencer

Happy, healthy and hard-working: new programme helps retailers boost wellbeing

21 September 2017

Last week, the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) launched the second iteration of its Wellbeing Lab programme.

Company dispute

Now that tribunal fees are unlawful, it's time to evaluate risk

20 September 2017

The Supreme Court has unanimously allowed Unison’s appeal against the legality of the Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal fee system, marking an end to the trade union’s four-year fight.

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