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Old Sessions House

Headline tenant sought for ‘unique’ former courthouse

20 September 2017

A new tenant is being sought for The Old Sessions House – a former courthouse in Clerkenwell which has been redeveloped into a ‘unique headquarters building or a members’ club concept’.

Angel central

CBRE GI to redevelop Angel Central

20 September 2017

CBRE Global Investors has announced plans for an £8m refurbishment and redevelopment of its Angel Central shopping centre in Islington. 

Academic House Knight Frank

Academic House hits market for £12.2m

20 September 2017

Knight Frank’s Student Property team has launched Academic House in London to the market on behalf of Herne Hill Students.

Britannia Music Site Durkan

Britannia Music Site in Ilford to feature 30% affordable

19 September 2017

Developer Durkan has signed an agreement with Southern Housing Group to deliver a mix of 30% affordable rent and shared ownership property at its Britannia Music Site development on Chapel Road, Ilford.

Aldwych House

Hong Kong billionaire buys £250m Aldwych office

18 September 2017

Hong Kong billionaire Angela Leong has acquired Aldwych House, in London’s Midtown, for around £250m.

O2 Arena, Greenwich

Oxygen jumps into extended leisure space at O2

18 September 2017

A new 30,000 sq ft trampoline park for Oxygen Freejumping and a 50,000 sq ft cinema extension for Cineworld will anchor a new 110,000 sq ft leisure extension at AEG Europe and Crosstree Real Estate Partners’ O2 in London. 

Tom Dixon Coal Office

Tom Dixon to move HQ to King's Cross

18 September 2017

The King’s Cross Partnership has signed up design brand Tom Dixon to open a new HQ at Coal Drops Yard.

WBC4 Heathrow

Spelthorne council buys Heathrow office for £47m

18 September 2017

Spelthorne Borough Council has bought the WBC4 office building at Heathrow Airport from The Arora Group for £47.25m.

42 Southwark Bridge Road

South Bank office building relaunched for £80m+

15 September 2017

Angelo, Gordon & Co and Beltane Asset Management have appointed CBRE and Cushman & Wakefield to relaunch the sale of 42 Southwark Bridge Road in South Bank at a revised price of offers in excess of £80m. 

Albert Island site, London docklands

L&R chosen to develop £1bn London docklands scheme

15 September 2017

Ian and Richard Livingstone’s London & Regional Properties (L&R) has won the right to develop a £1bn project in London docklands.

Here East Stratford

Ladbrokes Coral takes space at Here East

15 September 2017

Ladbrokes Coral is taking 26,336 sq ft at Here East at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London for a technology and innovation hub.

Wembley Park 636

Network Homes and Quintain to develop 252 affordable homes at Wembley Park

15 September 2017

Network Homes and Quintain have announced a partnership to deliver 252 new affordable homes across Wembley Park.

Angel Meadow development, Manchester

FEC on lookout for regen project in the south

15 September 2017

Asian developer Far East Consortium (FEC) has revealed it is on the hunt for a large-scale regeneration project in the south of England.

The Charter Building

Trio of firms take space at Charter Building in Uxbridge

15 September 2017

A trio of firms have signed lettings totalling 33,000 sq ft at Landid and Brockton Capital’s Charter Building in Uxbridge.

200 Aldersgate, London

AshbyCapital puts 200 Aldersgate up for sale for £320m

14 September 2017

AshbyCapital is looking to cash in on overseas investor appetite for London offices by putting 200 Aldersgate in London’s Farringdon on the market with a guide price of around £320m.



Berwick Street, Soho

Once-seedy Soho reaches a development tipping point

1 September 2017

Soho’s small, old-fashioned buildings and narrow streets are owned piecemeal by myriad entities ranging from private individuals and small companies to public and semi-public bodies such as Westminster City Council and The Crown Estate.

Elizabeth line

Can London capitalise on Crossrail?

31 August 2017

Crossrail is coming. With its opening only 500 days away, the capital’s property community is gearing up.

Jace Tyrrell

West End boy: Jace Tyrrell interview

31 August 2017

Jace Tyrrell has long held an ambition to be a politician. He hasn’t yet achieved his goal but his role as chief executive at the New West End Company (NWEC) isn’t a million miles away.

London map

Moving out: London's up-and-coming office locations

31 August 2017

High office rents in central London are forcing occupiers to look elsewhere for premises. Property Week considers the alternatives that the capital has to offer.

Francis Crick Institute, King's Cross

Open sesame: London’s hidden gems

30 August 2017

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Open House London, the annual mass participation event set up by Victoria Thornton, in which hundreds of usually private spaces open their doors to the public for a weekend.

Bricklayer’s Arms roundabout, Southwark

Community space: pop-up garden in fight for survival

30 August 2017

The fate of a Southwark community garden hangs in the balance, pending a decision on whether it can be relocated to another local site.

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Walkie-Talkie, London

Walkie-Talkie deal prompts London office market debate

Last Thursday, Landsec and Canary Wharf Group sold their 50% stakes in the Walkie-Talkie to LKK Health Products Group for £1.2825bn - the biggest office deal in UK history.

King’s Cross, London

Flexibility key to prosperity for King’s Cross regeneration

Mention King’s Cross to a Londoner a decade ago and it would have probably conjured up some less than savoury images.

Battersea Power Station

Battersea affordable housing revision is an outrage

The timing wasn’t great was it? A social housing tragedy in North Kensington, highlighting the lack of attention society has been paying to those who struggle to make ends meet, but against this backdrop Wandsworth Council agreed to reduce the initial affordable housing obligation at Battersea Power Station from 636 to 386 and have the remainder subject to a viability assessment.


Jury is still out on Brexit one year on from EU referendum

Since the shock result of the EU referendum a year ago, commercial property investment activity - particularly in the prime London office market - has been unexpectedly buoyant. However, opinion remains divided on the underlying health of the market.

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Crossrail graphic

Crossrail is coming to town

The new Elizabeth Line is expected to massively increase footfall to the West End - how are the capital’s landlords seeking to make the most of the opportunities it presents.

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