All Metropolis articles

  • Tom Bloxham twitter
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    Spot the Jezza doppelgänger

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Urban Splash’s Tom Bloxham unhappy to be mistaken for former Labour leader.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: face to face, finally

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    Friday 14 May 7.30am, second floor, GBH House: Queer seeing Team P in the flesh after eight months. Each of us is shyly eyeing the other, as we plonk our stuff down on and under a set of six desks in my favoured corner.

  • 4-8 St Andrew Square Edinburgh
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    This week in… 2019

    2021-05-14T00:00:00Z

    KanAm Grund Group acquired Standard Life Aberdeen’s HQ in Edinburgh for a price believed to be around £130m.

  • Oasis Wembley 2009
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    What’s the story…

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    … no glory for Oasis Leisure Centre, which makes list of at-risk buildings.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: a burden or abrdn?

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    “Sph and I, Hnrtt, would like to announce we have rebranded as Psts” is what we posted on our website’s home page last week.

  • Sadiq Khan
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    This week in… 2016

    2021-05-07T00:00:00Z

    More than 150 property figures convened at a CBRE Global London event on the eve of London’s mayoral election to discuss the impact of City Hall leadership on commercial property.

  • abrdn logo
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    A vowel please, Carol

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Asset manager Standard Life Aberdeen decides to drop an E (or three). 

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: G&T time

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    Friday 30 April: I’m more Savills than Knight Frank, really. CBRE if the money was good. My loyalty to GBH is running dry. Atlanta has tapped Giles A instead of Alex W to run the UK. 

  • House of Fraser
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The British Property Federation (BPF) criticised House of Fraser for failing to discuss restructuring plans with landlords before they were announced by then Chinese owner Nanjing Cenbest.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: “Unforgivable, tone-deaf land grab”

    2021-04-23T00:00:00Z

    “Unforgivable, tone-deaf land grab,” screamed the headline in the PR industry rag. I’m wondering which of my ex-clients this could refer to, but when I click on the story I see it’s all about billionaire football owners. Yawn.

  • Pic Ollie Barnes Hanbury 1
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    Giving up the boos

    2021-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Haunted Hanbury Arms pub in Pontypool set to go under the hammer

  • South Bank Leeds
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Leeds City Council unanimously backed developer CEG’s plans to create a £350m mixed-use scheme on an 8.69- acre South Bank site in the city.

  • Burtonwood Brewery
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    A big deal is brewing

    2021-04-16T00:00:00Z

    Colliers serves up a working brewery to slake the thirst of investors.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: Cyberspace race

    2021-04-16T00:00:00Z

    Noon, Friday 16 April: Team P Zoomie. Geek Boy is 10 minutes into a bewildering spiel on how Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) will open the floodgates to virtual property trading. Charlie Boy bursts in: “Enough of the [redacted] NFTs. No punter on Earth would be dumb enough to buy kit that ...

  • Myo space 123 Victoria Street
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-04-16T00:00:00Z

    Property Week  revealed Landsec was working up plans to launch its own flexible workspace brand headed by its investment director Oliver Knight due to the sector’s growing popularity.

  • Killian Garvey LinkedIn post
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    You could’ve fooled us!

    2021-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Planning barrister Killian Garvey posts unbelievable story on LinkedIn.

  • Spin class
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    Spin class: shaken not stirred

    2021-04-09T00:00:00Z

    Hair appointment. Check. PT session. Check. Another middle-aged property man with nice home and wife telling us he’s bored with being at home. Check.

  • 265 Strand
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    This week in… 2013

    2021-04-09T00:00:00Z

    NTT Urban Development, a subsidiary of Japanese telecoms company Nippon Telegraph Telephone Corporation, bought 265 Strand for around £77m.

  • Alana Spencer, the Apprentice
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    A mover and a baker

    2021-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Apprentice winner plans café rollout after opening first By The Sea venue.

  • Agent P
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    Agent P: let's talk about sheds

    2021-04-01T00:00:00Z

    Noon, Friday 2 April: Team P Zoomie. We have a good chortle at Geek Boy, garbed in fresh white shirt instead of his usual Cradle of Filth tee. Yesterday, I fooled him into smartening up, suggesting GBH’s global tech boss from Atlanta would be on-screen today. IT guys – can’t ...