Ellen Bennett's articles

  • News

    Somerfield 3Dmagic shed plan vanishes

    19 November 2004

    Supermarket drops east London requirement after landing Safeway facility

  • United front: it is hoped that the Unity towers on Liverpool's waterfront will help relieve the supply shortage
    Markets

    Show of Unity

    12 November 2004

    North-west offices are in demand, but there is hardly any available space for potential occupiers. Will the Unity scheme in Liverpool change things?

  • High flyers: Naviede and Smith at their showcase tower block in Manchester
    Markets

    The stuff of Legendary

    12 November 2004

    Pervaiz Naviede and Warren Smith’s Legendary Property Company has shunned the glamour of the investment market to redevelop old council tower blocks

  • Hill start: ruling on Cheetham scheme is due soon
    Markets

    Local knowledge

    12 November 2004

    Essential information, project updates and gossip

  • Wordsearch says: "We've concentrated on Hammerson's retail property... as it is more easily recognised by the general public"
    Insight

    Going public

    12 November 2004

    Prudential and Land Securities have taken adverts (below right) promoting their property expertise. But will the rest of the industry follow suit? With REITs on the horizon, Property Week has commissioned advertising consultant Wordsearch to create mock ‘ads’ to show how property companies might sell themselves as household names. We ...

  • Sheds you win: industrial occupiers have flocked to Skelmersdale, but retailers are thin on the ground
    Markets

    Unfinished business

    12 November 2004

    Skelmersdale’s development ground to a halt with the demise of the new towns movement. Now the local council and English Partnerships want to bring in retailers to revitalise the town centre

  • Track and field: the site of the Wellington Employment Park, part of the Atlantic Gateway scheme
    Markets

    Atlantic city

    12 November 2004

    The Liverpool Land Development Company aims to transform the city into an industrial powerhouse with its 777 acre Atlantic Gateway scheme

  • Insight

    Polished performer

    Leisure and retail supplement 2004

    Famed for his exemplary appearance and manners, Sir Rocco Forte is back with his chain of luxury hotels. But, as Ellen Bennett found out, it’s taken more than a snappy dress sense to rebuild his empire

  • Insight

    Lights out

    Leisure and retail supplement 2004

    The leisure industry is preparing for the worst: a ban on smoking in public places. Ellen Bennett finds out what the likely effect will be on pubs and restaurants

  • Insight

    Paving the Way

    29 October 2004

    Deputy prime minister John Prescott and Sir Michael Lyons landed in Leeds last week to call on the country’s leading developers to take up the challenge of the Northern Way