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The construction of Crossrail formally started on 15 May at the site of the new Canary Wharf station.
Then prime minister David Cameron revealed plans to force foreign companies that owned UK property to reveal their ultimate identities.
Property Week reported that British Land was close to signing power market regulator Elexon as the first tenant at its new Regent’s Place mixed-use scheme in London.
WeWork sold $702m of bonds in its first-ever offering, increasing the size of the pot by 40% after finding plenty of investors willing to jump into the office space market.