All Property Week articles in 8 October 1999 – Page 2

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  • Professional

    Human rights case round-up

    8 October 1999

    Some of the principles of the European Convention for Human Rights are either already being used in English law or are threatening to put past cases under the spotlight.

  • News

    Security Capital hurt by damning report

    8 October 1999

    US real estate investor Security Capital, whose share price has halved since it floated two years ago, has been heavily criticised in a report for failing to deliver on its strategy of being an incubator of private start-up companies. The report by Washington DC-based Parking and Service ...

  • News

    Grantchester buys and sells

    8 October 1999

    Retail warehouse specialist Grantchester has completed two deals worth £38.6m. It has bought a retail park in Bromley Road, Catford, from J Sainsbury Developments for £18.35m and sold the Sunderland Retail Park to Prudential for £20.25m, reflecting a yield of 5.5%. The 6,735 sq m (72,500 ...

  • News

    BPF calls for urban review

    8 October 1999

    The government s vision of an urban renaissance will fail unless sweeping reforms of legal, planning and funding practices are carried out, the BPF has warned. In its initial response to the Urban Task Force s final report, it urges the government to reassess basics such as legal structures, ...

  • News

    Lend Lease gears up for Euro drive with Bovis

    8 October 1999

    Lend Lease tooled up for an aggressive push into the European and US markets this week with the £285m acquisition of the UK s number one construction management company, Bovis. The acquisition of the former construction arm of P&O fits into the Australian-based property investor s strategy to ...

  • News

    Brum boss set to spark development boom

    8 October 1999

    Birmingham City Council s new head of economic development is considering relaxing the application of planning guidelines in conservation areas to promote speculative development. Four key schemes on Edmund Street, blighted for years by what local developers and agents have called the intransigence of the council s ...

  • News

    Miller launches its third takeover bid

    8 October 1999

    Will it be third time lucky for Miller Group, the commercial and residential developer, in its quest for a corporate acquisition? Having failed to land Glasgow-based commercial investor City Site Estates last December, and then Scottish housebuilder Cala in June, Miller made a £23.2m offer this week ...

  • News

    Second role for BH&S fund managers

    8 October 1999

    London Town, the residential property fund manager which is managing the BH&S fund, has also been appointed in a similar role to a fund set up by Rea Brothers. Like the BH&S fund, the Rea vehicle, called the Finsbury London Town Residential Property Fund, is putting its faith ...

  • News

    Richardson hits out at casino ban

    8 October 1999

    Don Richardson has launched a verbal assault on Birmingham City Council after its licensing authority rejected a proposed casino at his £90m Star City leisure scheme. The Midlands property tycoon, who likes a flutter occasionally , said that he was shocked when local magistrates backed objections from ...

  • News

    Bank balance

    8 October 1999

    Technology makes Bank of Scotland s bid for NatWest credible. It also threatens to drag the rest of the banking world into turmoil. Angela Jameson examines the property implications of the bid

  • Markets

    Glasgow Offices Overshadowed but available

    8 October 1999

    A few big-name deals have hidden the real picture.

  • Markets

    Nothing new in Auld Reekie

    8 October 1999

    Scotland s capital is facing a dire shortage of accommodation but strong demand in the city shows no signs of tailing off.

  • Markets

    Retail Investment 'Undershopped' Scotland attracts interest

    8 October 1999

    Interest is high but the lack of product restricts availability.

  • Markets

    Glasgow Retail Development grows apace

    8 October 1999

    Buchanan Galleries has strengthened the city's core, but what about Braehead?

  • Markets

    Edinburgh Retail Life in the fast lane for the anti-car city

    8 October 1999

    Out-of-town schemes are benefiting from restrictions on city centre car use.

  • Markets

    Opinion: Silicon valley could be turned into telephone alley

    8 October 1999

    Last month, Adobe, the US software manufacturer, announced that it would not occupy its brand new facility at Edinburgh Park but has let it to Scottish Equitable and sold the resultant investment to CGU Morley Properties. This is the latest in a recent spate of large high-tech operators ...

  • Markets

    Opinion: Edinburgh stuck in the past as Glasgow races ahead

    8 October 1999

    Only 50 miles between them, but Glasgow and Edinburgh are, in a retail development sense, worlds apart. Disembark from the train in either city and the differences are immediately apparent. Towering over Glasgow s Queen Street is Buchanan Galleries, opened some six months ago. It is home to a 32,500 ...

  • News

    Property down after bad week at Canary Wharf

    8 October 1999

    The property sector suffered a poor week of trading, driven by a disastrous week at Canary Wharf . The Real Estate Index dropped 1% to 1980, while the All-Share rose slightly to 2802. Canary Wharf slumped 10% to 351p after the planned sale of a 7.4% stake was pulled, after ...

  • Markets

    Edinburgh Offices Parliament adding to hardening returns

    8 October 1999

    Well-performing rents and yields are set to rise even further.

  • Markets

    Aberdeen Oil's well for all sectors

    8 October 1999

    The local market looks strong, although a lack of product poses a problem.