All Property Week articles in 27 October 2000 – Page 2

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  • News

    Real estate market's fall now in its second week

    27 October 2000

    Canary Wharf Group 's 8% drop marked a drab week for property shares. The Real Estate Index fell, for the second week in a row, from 2106 to 2077 while the All-Share's rose from 2972 to 3005. Canary Wharf entered the FTSE 100 Index last week on a high but ...

  • Markets

    Will Electric Park spark interest?

    27 October 2000

    Prime industrial sites are in short supply and landlords can negotiate with confidence.

  • Markets

    Game on for the east side

    27 October 2000

    From a featureless wasteland to a no-frills business area characterised by good new transport links, east Manchester is set for regeneration. But will the Commonwealth Games raise the area's profile?

  • Markets

    Norwich disunion

    27 October 2000

    A scrap has broken out over a proposed £200m mixed-use development in Norwich, reports Renée Barnes. One side says the scheme would be out of keeping with the city's medieval character. The other says it would make Norwich the shopping capital of East Anglia

  • News

    Deals stoke up West End investment market

    27 October 2000

    The West End investment market continued to defy the UK property slowdown this week with two investment deals totalling more than £75m. Scandinavian property company Asticus has sold the freehold interest in its 15 Great Marlborough Street scheme to Royal & Sun Alliance for £30.7m at a net initial yield ...

  • Markets

    Suffolk council sits on the fens

    27 October 2000

    Norfolk beats Suffolk council hands down in making fast planning application decisions.

  • News

    Warnings from top corporate men

    27 October 2000

    Corporate real estate advisers to two of the largest companies in the world have warned that in-house corporate real estate directors are in danger of becoming 'obsolete' if they fail to adapt to the challenges of the 'new economy'. General manager of General Motors, Matthew Cullen, and former head of ...

  • News

    Co-operation is key to success

    27 October 2000

    Planners, heritage groups and developers must work together more closely if town centres are to be successfully redeveloped, a major conference in Reading was told this month. The Reading Conference sponsored by Property Week, Hammerson , Hicks Baker, MCI WorldCom, Reading council and Reading Town ...

  • News

    Colvin to stay as NHP chief

    27 October 2000

    NHP finance director Bill Colvin is expected to cancel plans to join rail maintenance group Jarvis after being given an offer to stay at the company. NHP is in merger talks with rival Southern Cross Healthcare. Sources suggest a deal will go through before the end ...

  • News

    Ken's Croydon call-in

    27 October 2000

    London mayor Ken Livingstone has urged deputy prime minister John Prescott to call in Minerva 's planned 122,540 sq m (1.3m sq ft) Park Place scheme for Croydon Town Centre . In a letter to junior planning minister Beverley Hughes, Livingstone has added his backing to Aberdeen ...

  • Markets

    Bubble starts to squeak

    27 October 2000

    There has been strong, healthy investment growth in the area. So why lose your nerve?

  • News

    N Brown hunts for Manc space

    27 October 2000

    Manchester-based home shopping retailer N Brown Group is hunting for almost 14,000 sq m (150,000 sq ft) of offices in two separate requirements. The quoted company has an immediate need for 3,700-4,650 sq m (40,000-50,000 sq ft) in the city centre for its internet retailing arm ...

  • Markets

    Flat broke

    27 October 2000

    Despite having his fingers burnt at the the luxury end of Manchester's residential property market, Colin Shenton is planning new projects. He talks to Steve Brauner about Shenton Court, bankruptcy and bouncing back

  • News

    Bracknell warning

    27 October 2000

    Deputy prime minister John Prescott has been warned that efforts to attract retailers back into town centres will be undermined if he turns down a giant shopping centre for Bracknell. The warning is contained in Legal & General 's response to the planning inspector's report recommending Prescott reject the proposal ...

  • News

    Property lending boom does not mean an end to caution

    27 October 2000

    Intensive teamwork is the secret behind the growing success of lending giant HVB Real Estate Capital

  • News

    Bizspace to double its portfolio

    27 October 2000

    Larry Lipman's industrial Workspace venture, Bizspace, is to snap up five new centres totalling £8.75m, which will more than double its existing portfolio. The company, which floated on AIM this July after a demerger from Safeland , plans to raise £3.06m through a placing of 4m new ...

  • News

    Regalian eyes reserve bidder

    27 October 2000

    Regalian is believed to have lined up a reserve bidder to take the company private if its attempt to sell its largest asset, Marble Arch Tower, falls through. The company plans to sell the £70m investment to Greycoat , which is backed by a consortium of institutional backers. Sources close ...

  • News

    BID to end Westminster's late opening row

    27 October 2000

    Leading leisure agent David Coffer is proposing that West End bars and nightclubs should pay more for policing and rubbish collection in return for Westminster City Council ending its crackdown on late night opening. Coffer, chairman of Davis Coffer Lyons, and leader of the opposition to the council's stricter ...

  • News

    BBC broadcasts final pair

    27 October 2000

    The BBC has shortlisted the 2020 Insight consortium of Land Securities and Trillium, plus the Foresite Consortium of Amey Ventures, Barclays Private Equity and Arrowcroft Group to develop its central London estate. The two rival consortia will battle it out for a contract that will see the ...

  • News

    Helical Bar joins internet gold rush

    27 October 2000

    Top UK performer buys in Madrid, following Chelsfield and MWB into booming new internet hotel market