International Supplement 1 October 2004
The Chinese government is taking action to stop the Chinese economy from overheating. Helen Thomas reports from Beijing
Suzhou, with its seven million inhabitants and 100 sq mile industrial park, is one of hundreds of secondary cities powering the Chinese economy.
The rural, English-themed Thames Town in the Shanghai suburbs is a world away from its crammed, bustling downtown.
In the rush to build before the government’s Olympic deadline, huge schemes are going up all over Beijing. But many doubt their viability.
16 July 2004
After a site assembly process that included moving an entire cemetery, developer North West Estates is set to start on a redevelopment that promises to revive Manchester’s Cheetham Hill.
The Northwest Development Agency is under fire for overspending and causing uncertainty over funding for key projects. But as Helen Thomas reports, it claims it’s all part of the plan
One year on from Liverpool’s selection as 2008 European Capital of Culture, the celebrations are over and developers are working on schemes that will be ready in time for the deadline.
2 July 2004
Some of today's biggest and brightest names in property started out at Michael Laurie & Partners. Helen Thomas turns the clock back 20 years and finds out what made the practice tick
18 June 2004
The view from Brentford's flyover is one of dereliction in the heart of west London, but Isis's waterside development could signal a mixed-use future for the area.
4 June 2004
The demise of Stoke's famous potteries pushed the city into decline. Can a multi-agency approach to regeneration relight its fire?
Shrewsbury is keen to increase the number of its shops – but only if they remain in the town centre.
Helen Thomas reviews the latest biannual commercial property report from inward investment agency InStaffs
Essential information, project updates and gossip. ...
21 May 2004
Large-scale industrial development seems to take forever in Greater Manchester. At last, three long-awaited schemes seem to be making progress.
7 May 2004
Change was top of the agenda at last month's CoreNet Global UK summit. CoreNet's president said goodbye, while relocation plans for civil servants and proposals to legislate under the commercial lease code were among the topics discussed.
23 April 2004
Rover's rescue in 2000 looked set to continue Longbridge's long association with car making. But now the troubled firm has sold its land, and a £100m science park could change the site forever.
A series of schemes are coming out of the ground in the areas designated 'technology corridors' by Advantage West Midlands – and beyond.
16 April 2004
Advantage West Midlands seeks consent for brownfield scheme
Hotel chain to double in size by 2008 as it targets Oxford and London
2 April 2004
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