Leisure and retail supplement 2004
Large-bra retailer Bravissimo has joined the growing number of businesses – which include Fat Face and Subway – that have found success in niche markets
Antisocial behaviour is plaguing Britain’s shopping centres but new tactics are helping managers fight back.
Thornfield is continuing to move from out-of-town projects to redeveloping town centres with a £150m scheme for Bury town centre
29 October 2004
Local celebrities have produced a list buildings in Newcastle they would like to see demolished – and by making way for new developments they could ease the city’s severe shortage of office space
Two of the north-east’s property heavyweights are fighting it out over Wynyard One, a derelict manufacturing premises in Teesside
Plans for the much-needed redevelopment of Sunderland are being delayed by a fight between the local regeneration company and supermarket Tesco over one of the main site
As the north-east prepares to vote in a referendum for a regional assembly, the ‘No’ campaign is claiming that putting politicians in charge of development could hamper the property sector
Since our last visit …School’s out in Newton Aycliffe
International Supplement 1 October 2004
The 10 new European Union member states have brought with them myriad economic, political and historical interests.
EU accession has brought Warsaw its first chance to catch up with the west. But will planning struggles and environmental protests hold back the city? Natalie Stevenson reports from Poland
The Slovakian economy and property industry are speeding ahead since joining the EU, thanks largely to motor manufacturers and a flat-rate tax system.
The already well-established property markets of Hungary and the Czech Republic are now gearing up for the expected influx of western investors.
1 October 2004
Gypsies and travellers are the sworn enemy of planners and property owners. Natalie Stevenson explores a culture clash that is tearing middle Britain apart
10 September 2004
A new generation at Town Centre Securities heralds a new dawn for the company and the Leeds retail scene.
A speculative office scheme in Leeds city centre joins the fray of those already on site. But is there demand for it?
Will Alsop’s talk of Tuscan hills in Barnsley and waterways in Bradford prompted much cynicism. Natalie Stevenson reports on how far the towns’ visions are being realised
As Yorkshire’s development sites are snapped up and business grows in the Humber estuary ports, the first of many huge shed schemes in the area is coming forward at Goole.
27 August 2004
Law firm Cobbetts takes 50,000 sq ft at Town Centre’s Whitehall Riverside
23 July 2004
Gamesworld is launching its UK drive in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.
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