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Skyscanner swoops for 24,000 sq ft pre-let at Tottenham Court Road

17 January 2017

Skyscanner has landed 24,000 sq ft at The Avenue, AshbyCapital and Exemplar’s office and retail development on Tottenham Court Road.

Burlington Arcade

Burlington Arcade put on the block

16 January 2017

Thor Equities and Meyer Bergman have announced plans to sell the Burlington Arcade in Mayfair for a reported £400m.


Councils sitting on 22k empty London garages

16 January 2017

London councils own 22,000 empty lock-up garages in the capital which could make room for at least 16,000 homes, according to research by property crowdfunding platform Property Partner.

Folgate Court, DTZ Investors

DTZ Investors disposes of Folgate Court for £24.5m

16 January 2017

DTZ Investors has sold Folgate Court, its Spitafields-based office refurbishment and development opportunity, to Brockton Capital for £24.5m, reflecting a capital value of £736/ sq ft.

Regent Street Partnership buys 10 Piccadilly for £129m

13 January 2017

Regent Street Partnership, a joint venture between The Crown Estate and Norges Bank Real Estate Management, has acquired the long leasehold interest in 10 Piccadilly for £129m.

55 St James’s Street, London

Lothbury hooks AlbaCore

13 January 2017

Lothbury Investment Management has let the last remaining unit at its St James’s office scheme in London’s West End at a rent of £115/sq ft.

Department of Coffee and Social Affairs

Coffee chain to hit Bristol

13 January 2017

Trendy London coffee chain Department of Coffee and Social Affairs has snapped up a store in Bristol’s Cabot Circus for its first unit outside the capital.

One Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith

Swedish firm takes 10-year lease in Hammersmith

13 January 2017

Brockton Capital and Landid have signed up Swedish firm BTS to a 10-year lease at One Queen Caroline Street in Hammersmith, west London.

Spaces Mappin House

Spaces to open office hub at Park Royal site

13 January 2017

Creative workspace provider Spaces will open its second London centre, at Park Royal, as it continues its UK expansion.

Premier Inn hub

M&G and Aviva fund £200m Premier Inn hotels in London

12 January 2017

Whitbread has sold two London hotel sites for more than £200m in sale-and-leaseback deals with M&G Real Estate and Aviva Investors.

The Shard at night

MATCHES expansion leaves Shard close to fully let

12 January 2017

Online retailer MATCHESFASHION.COM has expanded its headquarters presence in The Shard by 40% to leave the building’s 600,000 sq ft of office space 97% let.

Leake Street Arches retail scheme, Waterloo station

Three flagship tenants take units at Waterloo scheme

12 January 2017

London and Continental Railways (LCR) has signed up three flagship tenants to its Leake Street Arches retail scheme below Waterloo station.

Hospital pass: Olympic visitors are showing interest in Barratt's Bromley-by-Bow scheme

Barratt reports plunge in London completions

12 January 2017

Barratt Developments has reported a sharp drop in completions in London during the second half of 2016.

Hanover retail

New retail division for Hanover Green

12 January 2017

Independent property consultancy Hanover Green has hired two retail agents for a new division of their London office.


UD Europe and Kajima secure major City letting

12 January 2017

UD Europe and Kajima have secured a 37,420 sq ft letting to communication company NTT Europe at One King William Street.

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Croydon council earmarks 50 sites for 1,000 new homes

Croydon Council’s development company Brick by Brick has identified more than 50 sites for housing and revealed plans to develop 1,000 homes in total.

Karakusevic Carson Architects

Q&A: London Festival of Architecture boss sets out new vision

It’s all change at the London Festival of Architecture (LFA). For the first time since the financial crisis, the annual celebration of the capital’s built environment, which takes place in June, has a full-time executive director in the form of Tamsie Thomson.


Hot 100 Retail Locations: 2) Wimbledon

Wimbledon is a district in south west London that is experiencing high population growth, with a predicted 10-year population increase of 11%.

Ealing Broadway

Hot 100 Retail Locations: 3) Ealing Broadway

Ealing Broadway has emerged in the ranking as the third most prominent retail hot spot in the UK for investment, scoring highly consistently across all the variables.

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Hackney hotel market is ready to thrive

The Borough of Hackney has the most active development pipeline when it comes to hotels, according to Colliers International’s latest London Index.

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