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Westminster Council piazza plans

Westminster Council unveils £150m 'alternative vision' for Oxford Street


Westminster City Council has unveiled its ‘alternative vision’ for Oxford Street including a central piazza having blocked the Mayor of London’s proposals to pedestrianise the street earlier this year.

Accessible retail conference

Accessible Retail conference talks CVAs and ecommerce


Company voluntary arrangements (CVAs) were a hot topic among industry experts at the Accessible Retail conference, held last week in London.

Meadowhall Air Haus

UK’s first inflatable park to open in Meadowhall


The UK’s first inflatable park is set to open in British Land’s Meadowhall shopping centre this autumn.


Agents appointed after Bierkeller administration


Agents have been appointed to sell the Bierkeller venues following the administration of Burning Night Group.


Rare London relocation for ‘world’s largest map store’


Maps and travel specialist Stanfords has signed for its first new London store since 1901 with a new flagship location at 7 Mercer Walk.

Frasers Glasgow 1

​House of Fraser buys Glasgow store for £95m


House of Fraser has acquired the freehold of the Frasers building in Glasgow for £95m, vowing to turn the store into the “Harrods of the North”.

20 to 36 Manchester High Street

CEG submits plans for £79m central Manchester redevelopment


CEG has submitted a planning application for a £79m redevelopment of a 1960s office block in central Manchester.


Patisserie Valerie facing closure without cash injection


The owner of 200-store café chain Patisserie Valerie has said it will not be able to continue trading in its current form without an “immediate injection of capital”.


Coast to close all UK stores as it enters administration


Women’s fashion retailer Coast has collapsed into administration and will close all of its 24 standalone stores.

Nicholsons Shopping Centre

Maidenhead mall enters receivership


The Nicholsons Centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire has entered receivership after it became unable meet its financial obligations.

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