Science and technology

All the latest property news from the science and technology sector, plus features and comment on proptech trends.
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62 Buckingham Gate

First West End building to gain Wired platinum rating

16 February 2017

Land Securities’ 62 Buckingham Gate office has become the first building in London’s West End to achieve the Wired Certified platinum rating for digital connectivity.

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BlackRock sees light with solar acquisitions

15 February 2017

BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of a 100% interest in two operational solar projects in the UK from German solar developer ib vogt.

EPO new building

Turner & Townsend takes European patents to new places

15 February 2017

Turner & Townsend has been appointed to programme manage the relocation of 1,750 staff to the European Patent Office’s new main building in one of the largest sustainable construction projects in the Netherlands.

CGI of London City Island

London mayor unveils creative hub sites for Thames Estuary

13 February 2017

Sadiq Khan has unveiled his plans to transform the Thames Estuary into a hub for the creative and cultural industries.

Citylabs 3

Plans unveiled for two new Manchester science buildings

1 February 2017

Final design plans have been submitted to Manchester City Council for two major new science buildings, Citylabs 2.0 and Citylabs 3.0.

Giles Mackay Hometrack

Zoopla acquires proptech originator Hometrack for £120m

31 January 2017

Proptech giant Zoopla has bought property data provider Hometrack for £120m.


£40.5m campus plan for Aberystwyth University

11 January 2017

Aberystwyth University and the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus (AIEC), have submitted a full planning application to the Ceredigion county council for the development of their Gogerddan campus in Wales.

Dimonic Wilson Pi Labs

Pi Labs announces fourth proptech intake

11 January 2017

Proptech accelerator Pi Labs has announced its fourth intake of start-ups, which will be funded and mentored through its investment programme.

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A new look for today's trading places

14 December 2016

How the workplace can raise productivity and help attract and retain the best talent.

iHub, Infinity Park, Derby

Infinity and beyond: science and innovation centre opens in Derby

21 October 2016

The latest stage of Derby’s manufacturing renaissance was revealed earlier this month with the opening of the £12m iHub science and innovation centre.

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Data centre

2017 Predictions: future bright for UK data centres despite Brexit uncertainty

20 January 2017

The mass of data created and relied upon by businesses of all sizes is growing every day. As such, data centres, huge repositories of digital information and truly vast pieces of real estate, are on an upwards curve.

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