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Roxhill is to start preparation work on its London Distribution Park scheme at the Port of Tilbury.
Energy company’s Oxford headquarters attracts 25 prospects at 6% yield. Christine Eade reports
Cancer Partners, the private chain of treatment clinics, is about to revamp an office property that has been empty for several years, and create a bunker within the walls for cancer therapy.
Luton Borough Council is within days of receiving a masterplan showing the future uses of the Vauxhall site near the town centre.
Pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca is planning to close its Cheshire and Paddington campuses, as it cuts jobs and moves staff to a £330m Cambridge scheme.
Pharmaceuticals giant AstraZeneca is to shift hundreds of positions from Paddington, where it has its global headquarters, and Cheshire to a £330m Cambridge campus after announcing plans to cut 1,600 jobs globally.
Area Property Partners and Sovereign Land have signed to buy the long leasehold of the Lion Walk shopping centre in Colchester from LaSalle Investment Management’s UK Ventures fund.
The University of Cambridge is preparing to launch a search for developers to undertake the £281m first phase of its massive North West Cambridge scheme, which it approved this week.
Development Securities has today submitted plans for 133,000 sq ft of office space at Cambridge Science Park.
Value retailer QD Stores has acquired the Suffolk-based discount chain, Thingmebobs, which operates in the east of England.
Metric Property Investments today said that Metric Income Plus Limited Partnership has acquired two properties for £9.8m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7%.
Billionaire entrepreneur Mike Lynch has taken a headquarters for his new venture capital business in Cambridge.
The governing body of the University of Cambridge has approved the first phase of the North West Cambridge development.
A cinema and leisure complex in Bury St Edmunds has been sold to La Salle Investment Management for £9.8m.
Record-breaking rents on the cards as developers capitalise on low stock
BLME, the largest Islamic bank in Europe, is funding the development of Haverhill Research Park, a 29.5 acre business and residential site in Suffolk.
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My latest life-changing acquisition is a piece of luggage on wheels.
Candys, Pidgley and Battersea big winners at sparkling RESI Awards.
It goes from bad to worse: the government’s ludicrous assertion that delaying the national rates revaluation is good news for business is unravelling faster than Eric Pickles orders his beloved curry.
Nigel Hugill is playing a leading role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s future. David Hatcher reports from Stratford-Upon-Avon. Photographs by Trent McMinn
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Despite its absence from the recent Budget, the subject of business rates remains a hot topic.
CBRE has promoted Michael Gold to senior associate of retail service in Chicago.
Richard Jackson Building Consultants has appointed Amy Leader as a senior building surveyor at its Hadleigh office in Suffolk, where she will primarily be in a project management role.
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Closer to home and in more recent times, the Cambridge area has been identified by successive national governments as a model for economic prosperity and development.