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All the latest property news from the science and technology sector, plus features and comment on proptech trends.
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Harwell Campus technology park

Cobalt to quadruple size of headquarters

20 July 2017

Cobalt Light Systems, which was acquired by Agilent Technologies last week for £40m, is set to expand its headquarters fourfold after signing a pre-let for 23,500 sq ft at Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire.

WiredScore launches in Ireland

18 July 2017

WiredScore, the certification firm which rates the connectivity of commercial properties, has branched out into Ireland.

Digital strategy revealed by Land Registry

18 July 2017

HM Land Registry has set out plans to build a comprehensive digital database of land ownership in England and Wales.

Knight Frank signs up with VTS 

18 July 2017

Knight Frank has adopted the VTS asset management platform across its central London leasing business.

Milton Park

CPPIB buys £200m stake in Milton Park

14 July 2017

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has acquired a 50% stake in Hermes Investment Management’s Milton Park business park in Oxford, for around £200m.

iSmash store

iSmash looks beyond London to treble UK portfolio

6 July 2017

Tech repair store iSmash is planning to treble its UK portfolio by venturing outside the capital for the first time.

The Yard, Here East, Stratford

Ford to open innovation office in London to develop 'smart' driving technology

20 June 2017

Automotive giant Ford will open a dedicated Ford Smart Mobility Innovation Office at Here East in Stratford, London.

Ascent 1 Farnboriugh

Green light for Hermes' £18m Farnborough Aerospace refurb

20 June 2017

Planning consent has been granted to Hermes Investment Management for the £18m refurbishment of the Ascent Buildings in the Farnborough Aerospace Centre

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Data cybersecurity

Be diligent with your data to avoid paying the price

8 June 2017

Last month’s global outbreak of ransomware, which hit more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, has underlined the importance of cybersecurity.

Singapore Woodlands data centre

€1bn fundraise flicks Global Switch on expansion plans

8 June 2017

The data centre market has been on a near-constant upward trajectory in recent years thanks to the exponential growth in the amount of digital information created and stored by businesses.

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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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