Ellen Bennett's articles

  • Transaction of the Year: Royal Bank of Scotland's Lowry House in Manchester
    Online

    The holders of high office

    29 October 2004

    This year’s winners of the Office Agents Society Awards were toasted by the hundreds of property professionals who gathered for lunch at Park Lane’s London Hilton hotel on 13 October

  • News

    Prescott's way

    22 October 2004

    Deputy prime minister calls for action not ‘whingeing’ to deliver Northern Way initiative

  • Lyons: batting for regions
    News

    Treasury acts to limit London occupancy

    22 October 2004

    Government set to tighten rules on civil service office deal

  • News

    Deka haemorrhages cash after scandal

    8 October 2004

    Frankfurt corruption troubles cast cloud over Expo Real in Munich

  • Left to right: Detlef Schmidt, partner, Gleiss Lutz; Bernd Kottmann, management board portfolio management, IVG Immobilien AG; PW's Giles Barrie; Robbin Herring, director, Credit Suisse First Boston; and David Marks of Blackstone.
    News

    Investors await €100bn ‘golden age’ for property

    8 October 2004

    Expo Real delegates told to expect mass of European portfolio sales, with institutions ready to buy

  • Vast centrepiece
    Markets

    Farnborough flies back

    1 October 2004

    Location of the UK’s first flight, the former Ministry of Defence aircraft factory in Farnborough is being transformed into a business park that will retain its historic core.

  • Hard lines: Bernstein is determined to extend the existing tram route
    Markets

    Tram to the slaughter

    24 September 2004

    The cancellation of the extension to Manchester’s tram link caused outrage, but council leader Sir Howard Bernstein is hell-bent on reversing the decision

  • From pilloried to picturesque: Piccadilly Plaza's City Tower will be transformed, with a new entrance mall and York Street entrance
    Markets

    Pride of Plaza

    24 September 2004

    Can Bruntwood turn Manchester’s biggest eyesore, Piccadilly Plaza, from shunned 1960s scheme into sought-after business destination?

  • It takes all sorts: speculative units on Liquorice Park are being snapped up as soon as they become available
    Markets

    Manchester’s sweet success

    24 September 2004

    The popularity of speculative developments at Trafford Park is showing no let-up as there is little available industrial space in the area

  • Gone to the dogs: dereliction in Salford. Manchester city centre is in the background
    Markets

    From grime to prime

    24 September 2004

    An international design competition to transform Salford closes on Monday