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Old Oak Aurora NKG South

Trio of Old Oak schemes get green light to kickstart £26bn development


Planning permission has been granted for three developments in Old Oak that represent the first major private sector schemes approved within London’s largest designated ‘Opportunity Area’.

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KWE and NAMA to develop 68,400 sq ft at Capital Docks Campus


Kennedy Wilson has secured planning permission for 68,400 sq ft of new office space at Hanover Quay in Dublin in a joint venture with the National Asset Management Agency (NAMA).

Travis Perkins, St Pancras

Travis Perkins plans more mixed-use sites


Company reviewing scope for industrial-resi model across its London estate.

Grenfell Tower

Average prices in buildings which failed cladding tests still rising


London buildings that have failed fire safety testing performed in the aftermath of the Grenfell Tower tragedy haven’t reduced in value according to exclusive data analysed by Nimbus Maps for Property Week.

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Croydon Westfield proposals pass final hurdle as council approves CPO usage


Croydon Council has agreed the use of compulsory purchase order (CPO) powers to acquire the remaining land and interests needed to proceed with the delivery of the new £1.4bn redevelopment of the Croydon retail town centre being created by Unbail-Rodamco-Westfield and Hammerson.

Battersea Power Station

Malaysian coalition leader promises probe into Battersea Power Station deal


Two Malaysian state-backed funds could see their deal to acquire phase two of Battersea Power Station “renegotiated” after the leader of the country’s newly elected coalition pledged to investigate a series of deals by sovereign funds, including the Battersea acquisition.

Oxford Street

Council blocks Oxford Street pedestrianisation plans


The Mayor of London’s plans to pedestrianise large parts of Oxford Street have been by blocked by Westminster Council.

New Look

BPF calls for urgent review of CVAs


The British Property Federation (BPF) has called on the government to conduct an urgent review of CVAs arguing that their miss-use “risks undermining the UK’s global reputation”.

James Murray RESI 2016

GLA reveals plans to curb premium BTRs


Authority says it is committed to delivering ‘mainstream’ rents for London homes

Jeremy Pocklington MHCLG

New director general for housing appointed at MHCLG


Jeremy Pocklington will take over the position of director general for housing at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government in September.

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