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  • Somerfield, Claycross
    News

    This week in… 2005

    2020-03-26T00:00:00Z

    A consortium of investors led by real estate tycoon Robert Tchenguiz made a £1.5bn bid for supermarket chain Somerfield.

  • The Shard
    News

    This week in… 1999

    2020-03-19T00:00:00Z

    Developer Irvine Sellar gave a “cast iron” guarantee that his £350m plan for the skyscraper that would eventually be known as The Shard would not be altered or “dumbed down”.

  • King's Cross Central
    News

    This week in… 2006

    2020-03-11T10:31:00Z

    Argent won planning consent for its £2bn regeneration of King’s Cross Central. The decision from Camden Council followed six years of negotiations and more than 11 planning applications.

  • Generator Hostel, Paris
    News

    This week in… 2017

    2020-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Queensgate Investments’ Fund II acquired Generator Hostels from Patron Capital and Invesco Real Estate for €450m (£393m).

  • Marks and Spencer
    News

    This week in… 2004

    2020-02-26T16:30:00Z

    M S launched a £40m Lifestore outlet in Gateshead in an attempt to break into the homeware and furniture market.

  • HS2 Euston
    News

    This week in… 2018

    2020-02-21T00:00:00Z

    HS2 selected Lendlease ahead of Argent Related and a JV between Canary Wharf Group and MTR Corporation as development partner for the £4bn Euston regeneration project, out of which the new train line will eventually run.

  • Saville Row sign
    News

    This week in… 1999

    2020-02-12T13:24:00Z

    Great Portland Estates made a £96m cash offer to buy the Pollen Estate in London’s West End.

  • Vauxhall Square 636
    News

    This week in… 2016

    2020-02-05T17:00:00Z

    CLS Holdings won permission to add more than 100,000 sq ft of extra office space to plans for its 1.5m sq ft Vauxhall Square mixed-use scheme, in place of a hotel.

  • India Buildings, Liverpool
    News

    This week in… 2004

    2020-01-22T12:06:00Z

    Atlas Property Group bought Liverpool’s India Buildings for £45m in the largest investment deal the city had ever seen.

  • Swan Centre Eastleigh
    News

    This week in… 2013

    2020-01-15T13:39:00Z

    Ellandi and Tristan Capital Partners bought Prupim’s 445,000 sq ft Swan Centre in Eastleigh for around £40m from a private Irish investor, in a deal reflecting a yield of around 8.5%.

  • fivekingdomstreet
    News

    This week in… 2010

    2020-01-08T14:25:00Z

    Westminster Council granted detailed consent for the final, 450,000 sq ft phase of Aviva Investors and Development Securities’ £600m Paddington Central.

  • Students in corridor
    News

    This week in…..2017

    2019-12-17T18:25:00Z

    IQ Student Accommodation acquired Pure Student Living from LetterOne Treasury Services for £869m.  

  • Daily Telegraph cover
    News

    This week in…..2005

    2019-12-12T17:17:00Z

    The Telegraph Group prepared to shift its operations westwards from Canary Wharf to an office next to Victoria station in central London, marking the end of nearly two decades in London Docklands.

  • Princesshay shopping centre, Exeter
    News

    This week in… 2009

    2019-12-04T13:27:00Z

    The Crown Estate bought a 50% stake in Land Securities’ 530,000 sq ft Princesshay shopping scheme in Exeter.

  • The Shard
    News

    This week in… 2013

    2019-11-27T15:23:00Z

    US student housing operator Greystar pounced on its second UK student accommodation portfolio, paying £190m.

  • NOMA development, Manchester
    News

    This week in… 2015

    2019-11-15T00:00:00Z

    The Co-operative Group and Hermes Investment Management secured planning permission for two office buildings, which formed part of their NOMA development in Manchester.

  • Adelphi,_John_Adam_Street
    News

    This week in… 2006

    2019-11-07T17:10:00Z

    Istithmar, the investment arm of the Dubai royal family, confirmed the acquisition of the Adelphi block on London’s Strand for more than £300m.

  • Marshalls Yard, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
    News

    This week in… 2004

    2019-11-01T00:00:00Z

    Dransfield Properties and Prospect Estates submitted a planning application for a £37m retail and leisure scheme in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.

  • Central Saint Giles
    News

    This week in… 2010

    2019-10-16T15:20:00Z

    In October, Legal General Property and Mitsubishi Estate Company let 78,000 sq ft of office space at their Central Saint Giles development in London to Mindshare, a subsidiary of marketing communications giant WPP.

  • Building house
    News

    This week in… 2014

    2019-10-10T12:06:00Z

    The Labour-commissioned Lyons Housing Review was published. It suggested that housing delivery needed to be increased to 200,000 homes a year.