Clayton Hirst's articles

  • News

    UK imports US urban tax plan

    25 February 2000

    Government plans to include US financing scheme in forthcoming legislation to promote regeneration

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    Energy regulator secures Millbank HQ in ICI deal

    25 February 2000

    British chemicals giant ICI has shelled out £5m to leave its lease at its Millbank headquarters in London. The cash payment was made to Ofgem, the energy regulator, to take on the 18-year lease with the Prudential , the building s freeholder. ICI is leaving Imperial Chemical House, which has ...

  • Insight

    Track and yield

    18 February 2000

    Railtrack Property director John O Brien has taken control of a development programme larger than that of Land Securities. But this isn t enough he plans to crank it up further.

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    Soros plans £40m plunge into self-storage sector

    18 February 2000

    Finance guru is the latest high-profile investor in emerging sector, while new operators enter the market

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    Dot coms and telecoms scour West End for HQs

    11 February 2000

    Growing internet and telecoms companies need office space but many landlords don t want them as tenants

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    Ex-cricketer is latest to cash in on e-property explosion

    4 February 2000

    Quoted property companies are jumping on the dot com bandwagon, leading to gargantuan leaps in share prices

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    Hines touches down in Britain

    4 February 2000

    American property billionaire Gerald Hines planning to set up company to cash in on air property

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    BBC’s property review may rule out South Bank move

    28 January 2000

    Greg Dyke, who will take his seat as director-general of the BBC on Monday, is to conduct a fast-track review of the corporation s London property requirements. The move could lead to the BBC ditching its plans to move to a Lord Foster -designed building at More-London Bridge on the ...

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    Mapeley brings in Morgan Stanley to beef up PFI team

    21 January 2000

    Mapeley , the George Soros-backed consortium set up to bid for the £2bn Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise estate, is gearing up for a big push into corporate outsourcing. Headed by former banker Robin Priest , the group this week appointed Morgan Stanley Dean Witter as financial adviser to ...

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    'The Burns and Silver Show' begins its 17th series

    21 January 2000

    John Burns and Simon Silver buy tired buildings in 'off-pitch' central London for imaginative refurbishment. Clayton Hirst finds out how their simple strategy has led analysts to rate Derwent Valley Holdings as a 'best-run' property company