All Metropolis articles

  • One Blackfriars, OXO Tower, Shard, South Bank Tower and 240 Blackfriars Road
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    This week in... 2012

    2020-09-30T11:38:00Z

    Southwark Council gave the green light for Berkeley Group’s One Blackfriars.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: In bed

    2020-09-30T11:26:00Z

    Friday October 1st: In bed. I’ve had it. Sweet September has soured into bitter October. The rest of Team P is seconded to Property Management, to rustle up Q4 rents. Fat chance.

  • Homer coaster
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    It’s the unreal deal

    2020-09-30T11:17:00Z

    It’s a depressing time, what with a global pandemic, winter approaching and escalating cabin fever now we’re WFH for another six months. If only it was a different home. Sigh.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: WFH...again

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Just a fortnight after taking a suite in our client Divoc’s flex office building and Sophie and I have got to go back to WFH. Our client has “generously” given us a rent holiday but on the quid pro quo that we don’t charge him PR fees.

  • Narrow house Property Eye
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    The thin blue house

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    The narrowest house in London goes on the market for just under £1m.

  • Finance shares arrow
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    This week in… 1999

    2020-09-24T00:00:00Z

    Property Week  reported that “new kid” Unite had seen its shares rise by 5p to 112p after releasing its first set of interim results.

  • Rihanna mansion property eye
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    Rihanna’s Rexit deal

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    The pop star’s former north-west London home is on the market for a cool £32m.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: The Tank

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    6pm, 18 September, The Tank: Why GBH staff call the spit-and-sawdust wine bar north of Oxford Street ‘The Tank’ is lost in time. Didn’t getting ‘tanked up’ used to be a thing? Not tonight, place is a morgue.

  • WeWork
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    This week in… 2019

    2020-09-17T00:00:00Z

    WeWork postponed an autumn listing after failing to win investor support for the multi-billion IPO.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: back to the office

    2020-09-09T11:14:00Z

    This morning, Sophie and I finally made our return to the office – a tiny suite in our client Divoc’s new flex office building in Camden.

  • Car park
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    This week in... 2016

    2020-09-09T11:08:00Z

    Davidson Kempner bought a portfolio of NCP car parks from Blackstone for £500m. 

  • Tesco packaged sandwiches
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    Best of a bad lunch

    2020-09-09T10:50:00Z

    City of London agent finds food options much reduced on return to office

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: Teutonic Room

    2020-09-03T10:14:00Z

    8.30am, Friday 4 September, Teutonic Room: “Say hello to Charlie Boy.” I gesture to Team P’s newest recruit, the embarrassed 54-year-old third son of a minor hereditary peer who left Savills under a weeny cloud a few months ago.

  • Houses of Parliament
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    This week in… 2016

    2020-09-03T10:03:00Z

    The government’s restoration and renewal committee suggested the Houses of Parliament be vacated for six years so that a £4bn refit could be carried out.

  • Burrough Court Aerial_LR
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    Office fit for a prince

    2020-09-03T08:46:00Z

    Former country retreat offers modern workspace in a rural setting

  • Torty
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    At home with Torty

    2020-08-28T00:00:00Z

    New buyers of a house in Edinburgh will share it with a resident tortoise.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: Good luck comes to an end

    2020-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Well, that’s our run of post-lockdown luck over then. Up till last Friday, Sophie and I had not lost a single client or had any of them ask for a fee holiday. Then our biggest client went and sacked us.

  • Philip Green
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    This week in…2008

    2020-08-28T00:00:00Z

    Billionaire retailer Sir Philip Green wrote to some of the UK’s top landlords to arrange a meeting to discuss concessions on service charges and insurance across his retail portfolio.

  • Lakeside North Harbour
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    This week in…2019

    2020-08-06T08:47:00Z

    Portsmouth City Council acquired business campus Lakeside North Harbour from Northwood Investors for £138m in an off-market transaction.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: It’s August

    2020-08-06T08:42:00Z

    It’s August and the non-stop workdays of cycling through emails, Zoom calls, press releases, LinkedIn posts and new business presentations are on pause.