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Anna de la Perrelle tweet

Fright or flight time

Manchester delegates stranded at Genoa as plane to Mipim aborts landing.

Property Week Cup winners, Colliers International

Champions are up for the cup

Property Week charity football tournament is set to take place on 15 May.

Butchers' Hall, London

Meat in the middle

Vegan restaurant opens opposite the… Worshipful Company of Butchers.

Virtual reality headset

Development is child’s play

What can virtual reality (VR) headsets and Lego bricks teach us about the built environment?

Paul Stoodley

Anyone for desert?

Salmon Developments director gears up for six-day endurance challenge.

More Metropolis stories

Agent P

Agent P: Mipim days


8 March, Skype call to team from rat-hole flat in Nice: “Hello? Hell-bloody-lo! Where are you all?”

Spin class

Spin Class: Mipim meet-up


“See you at Pastis, midi,” reads the text from my colleague Sophie.

John Prescott

This week in... 2004

John Prescott, then deputy prime minister, visited Mipim for the first time.

Moxy hotel, Vastint Hospitality

This week in... 2008

Halifax Bank of Scotland was in exclusive talks to acquire Scottish & Newcastle’s former brewery in Edinburgh for more than £100m to create a huge global headquarters for 6,000 staff.

Andrew Jones

This week in... 2010

Former British Land directors Andrew Jones, Valentine Beresford and Mark Stirling revealed plans to float specialist retail property investment firm Metric Property Investments on the London Stock Exchange.


This week in... 2017

CC Land exchanged contracts to buy the Leadenhall Building in the City of London for £1.15bn.

intu Uxbridge

This week in... 1999

Capital Shopping Centres – now known as intu – was riding high on the announcement of its financial results for the previous year.

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