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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HM Land Registry

Offshore-registered firms own 87,500 UK properties

17 November 2017

Companies registered in ‘tax havens’ own more than 87,500 properties in England and Wales, analysis of HM Land Registry data by Property Week reveals.

Imagination Technologies HQ

Tristan Fund buys tech firm’s Herts HQ

17 November 2017

Tristan Capital Partner’s has acquired Imagination Technologies’ headquarters in Herfordshire for around £30m in a sale and leaseback agreement.

Henley Bristol Babcock

Aviva forward funds Bristol office building

20 October 2017

Aviva Investors has forward funded an office building in Bristol, which is pre-let to engineering firm Babcock Integrated Technology, for just over £30m.

Rishi Khosla co-founder of OakNorth Bank

Oaknorth secures £154m for global expansion

13 October 2017

OakNorth has secured a £154m investment as it looks to lend a further £1.5bn to UK businesses in 2018 and take its fintech platform global.

DOverbroecks new school building in Summertown

Savills IM acquires prime Oxford freehold for Charities Fund

9 October 2017

Savills Investment Management has acquired a newly-developed school boarding house located in Summertown, Oxford on behalf of its Charities Property Fund (CPF).

VIRTUS Data Centre Slough

Brockton sells VIRTUS Data Centres to JV partner

5 October 2017

Brockton Capital has sold the entirety of its 51% stake in VIRTUS Data Centres to existing joint venture partner ST Telemedia Global Data Centres.

Here East Delancey

Delancey scores Sports Interactive letting at Here East

3 October 2017

Leading football management games developer Sports Interactive has announced it is relocating its entire operation to Delancey’s East London technology and creative campus at Here East.

Knockaneden wind farm

BlackRock acquires Irish onshore wind project

2 October 2017

A fund managed by BlackRock Real Assets has completed the acquisition of an operating onshore wind project in Ireland from Mainstream Renewable Power.

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10 fastest growing cities

Thriving tech sends Milton Keynes to top of UK growth table

2 November 2017

Milton Keynes has overtaken Cambridge as the UK’s fastest-growing town or city economy, according to Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr).

Skyscraper data

London on top for towers & tech in Global Cities

28 September 2017

Office rents in London’s skyscrapers remain the highest in Europe as companies continue to pay a premium for space in the city despite the impact of Brexit, according to new research.

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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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