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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Harley street Aberdeen Standard

Aberdeen Standard invests £40m in Harley Street

13 September 2017

Aberdeen Standard Investments have made a double investment in Harley Street, committing £40m to back the growth of medical technology in the UK.

Alderley Park

Concept comes to Alderley Park

13 September 2017

Concept Life Sciences has signed for 12,400 sq ft of laboratory space across two different parts of the Alderley Park campus in Cheshire.


Frasers snaps up five business parks worth £743m

11 September 2017

Frasers Property International, part of Frasers Centrepoint, has announced that has entered a sale and purchase agreement with Oaktree Capital Management to acquire four business parks for £686m.

CPV Towantic Energy Center

UBS AM agrees second US investment for Archmore Fund

25 August 2017

UBS Asset Management has acquired a 10.8% interest in the CPV Towantic Energy Center in Connecticut from GE Energy Financial Services, for their Archmore Infrastructure Fund II.


Virgin-backed tech pioneer picks London for international hub

18 August 2017

US satellite telecoms start-up OneWeb - which is promising to revolutionise the way the world receives broadband - is set to open its first office in London in a huge vote of confidence in the UK tech community.

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.

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Science Central, Newcastle

Science Central brings jobs and renewed confidence to Newcastle

1 September 2017

Last summer Newcastle received its biggest vote of confidence in years when Legal & General Capital (LGC) announced that it would invest at least £65m in Science Central, a science and technology hub in the city’s centre.

Richard Williams

White City is certainly no white elephant

18 August 2017

Amid all the posturing from the banks over their future in London ahead of Brexit, one sector that seems to be immune to the negotiation fallout is the tech community.

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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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