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St Modwen plans huge spec unit


St Modwen has announced plans to build its largest-ever industrial and logistics speculative unit at Tamworth Logistics Park.

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Trebor secures two deals for spec industrial sites


Trebor Developments has agreed two separate deals to bring forward speculative industrial units in Wales and the East Midlands.

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Prime logistics take-up soars to second-highest-ever level


Prime logistics warehouses posted the second-strongest occupier take-up figures ever in 2018, according to Gerald Eve data shared exclusively with Property Week.

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Canal trust buys Midlands scheme


The Canal & River Trust has bought two warehouses totalling 283,000 sq ft in Cannock, West Midlands, for £28m.

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Goodman’s record industrial land buy


Industrial developer Goodman Group has acquired a 9.5-acre site in Park Royal, west London, in partnership with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and APG for around £70m – in what is by far the biggest ever UK industrial land acquisition in terms of price per acre.


​Oxbridge will need around 2.5 sq ft worth of new lab space


Cambridge and Oxford will need around 2.5m sq ft worth of new lab space to accommodate the next five years of growth, according to research from property consultancy Bidwells.

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Tritax raises £250m to fund db Symmetry deal


Tritax Big Box REIT has raised £250m from its latest share issue to fund the acquisition of an 87% share in db Symmetry.


Ocado starts search for new warehouse after Andover fire


Ocado has launched a requirement for a new distribution centre following the fire at its Andover scheme on Tuesday, Property Week can reveal.

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Aviva forward purchases £50m Orpington Gateway scheme


Aviva Investors has completed the forward purchase of the Orpington Gateway development in South East London, which has a gross development value of £50m.

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Segro goes to the chocolate factory for new director


Segro has appointed Mary Barnard as an independent non-executive director.


St Modwen spends £10m stockpiling materials ahead of Brexit


St Modwen has revealed plans to tackle the possible impacts of Brexit, including splashing out £10m to forward order materials and focusing on home sales at the beginning of 2019.

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