Metropolis

Property news with a light-hearted angle, plus news on charity work by people in the property industry. Send your funny stories to metropolis@propertyweek.com.

Hard Rock Hotel

This week in... 2010

Starwood Capital and London & Regional snapped up the Cumberland Hotel at London’s Marble Arch, in what was believed to be the largest hotel deal in Europe in 2010.

Topshop

This week in… 2017

Seven CVAs put forward by Sir Philip Green’s Arcadia Group were narrowly approved by its landlords.

Modern office

This week in… 2019

Savills launched a UK service line to help landlords and owner-occupiers to establish and manage flexible workspace in their buildings.

Amazon parcel

This week in… 2018

Online retail giant Amazon launched a requirement for sites for multi-storey fulfilment centres in the West Midlands and the North East.

Westfield White City

This week in… 2005

Westfield bought a second 25% stake in the proposed White City shopping centre in west London from Duelguide, a joint venture between Multiplex and the Reuben Brothers, for £65m.

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