All Metropolis articles

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: that sinking feeling

    2021-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Friday 22 Oct, Noon, Titanic Room: UK leasing team leaders meeting. Fifteen or so of us gather warily once a quarter. The barely hidden agenda consists of dissing rivals, boasting of our successes, excusing failures and general point-scoring with GBH’s head of leasing, normally chummy Brian.

  • Adele 2017 LA
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    LA is easier on Adele

    2021-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Global superstar says London is too expensive to live in.

  • Home with ramp
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    This week in… 2012

    2021-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Then mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a £60m housing fund in an attempt to boost the number of homes for elderly and disabled people.

  • Venus
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    Remains of the clay

    2021-10-15T00:00:00Z

    Archaeologists dig up Roman figurine at Gloucester development site.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: Munich

    2021-10-15T00:00:00Z

    When in Rome is something we forgot this week at Expo Real.

  • THAMESIDE WEST
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    This week in… 2016

    2021-10-15T00:00:00Z

    The London Borough of Newham granted planning permission for 3,000 homes at the Silvertown site in east London’s Royal Docks.

  • Rooftop shower
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    A higher shower

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Sheffield gets its first rooftop shower at Southern Grove’s new hotel.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: old Tom

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Sunday 3 October, 7-ish. At home: Half-watching some woke nonsense on Countryfile when the boss rings. “Meeting, Corinthic Room, 7.30am tomorrow.” OMG! Has Sporty Girl dobbed me in over that bit of harmless banter last week? Is this the chop? Sleepless night follows.

  • Oxford Circus
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Westminster City Council unveiled its alternative vision for Oxford Street, including a central piazza.

  • Pets
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    Poole takes the lead…

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    …in list of the towns and cities with the most pet-friendly BTR schemes.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: next stop, Munich

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Soph and I are off to Expo Real. We’ve booked the flights (£680 return for two on Lufthansa), two hotel rooms for the same amount, €910 to get into the conference and £68 for a day-two at-home Covid test. 

  • Boris Johnson mayor
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    This week in… 2014

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Then mayor of London Boris Johnson urged the government to reconsider lifting restrictions on turning offices into homes in parts of the capital.

  • Businessman hiding spirts bottle
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    Drinking in the view

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Building manager gets liquid payment for rooftop view of development site.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: pay our own RICS fees? not likely

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Friday 24 September 9.30am, Baltic Room: “Pay our own RICS fees? I don’t think so!” snorts Charlie Boy, the only member of Team P who’s a FRICS, which cost GBH £658 this year because the firm always pay your fees, don’t they? It’s like a rule, isn’t it?

  • Bank of England
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    This week in… 2008

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Mortgage lending reached a near standstill as new home loan approvals hit a record low, according to the Bank of England.

  • Mitch at The Cronx
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    So long, The Cronx

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Property Week’s favoured post-press-day haunt closes its doors at Boxpark.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: no zeit like zeitgeist

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Soph and I made the right decision to miss this year’s ‘Massive International Piss-up in March’ in Cannes, as it wasn’t massive, hardly international, took place in September and, as for piss-up, only if that comprises four people having an early evening drink in Caffé Roma.

  • Westfield Stratford
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    This week in… 2011

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Westfield Stratford shopping centre opened its doors and welcomed more than 150,000 shoppers on its first day of trading. The 1.9m sq ft centre only reached practical completion an hour before opening.

  • Richard Beastall
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    Bike ride for Beastall

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Industry folk to cycle 275 miles in honour of former tp bennett partner.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: back to school

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Friday 10 September 8.30am, Britannic Room: What a week! School’s-back atmosphere. Team P all present and correct at GBH House since Tuesday. Today’s official agenda handed down from the Eighth Floor. Tell us in 500 words and on one Excel sheet how your tiny shard of GBH is going to ...