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  • Myo space 123 Victoria Street
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-04-16T00:00:00Z

    Property Week  revealed Landsec was working up plans to launch its own flexible workspace brand headed by its investment director Oliver Knight due to the sector’s growing popularity.

  • 265 Strand
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    This week in… 2013

    2021-04-09T00:00:00Z

    NTT Urban Development, a subsidiary of Japanese telecoms company Nippon Telegraph Telephone Corporation, bought 265 Strand for around £77m.

  • London skyline
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    This week in… 2014

    2021-04-01T00:00:00Z

    LA-based firm Karlin Real Estate opened a London office with a war chest of $1bn to invest in Europe. The company said it was targeting commercial real estate assets through its debt and equity platforms.

  • AYKON Nine Elms
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    This week in… 2015

    2021-03-26T00:00:00Z

    Middle Eastern developer DAMAC snapped up the ‘Jenga’ tower development – nicknamed for its design incorporating large interlocking blocks — in Nine Elms for around £600m.

  • Closed due to Covid sign
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    This week in… 2020

    2021-03-19T00:00:00Z

    The government implemented a nationwide lockdown on everyday life in an attempt to contain the spread of Covid-19.

  • Sprucefield retail park
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    This week in… 2014

    2021-03-12T00:00:00Z

    Intu agreed to buy Westfield’s Sprucefield Retail Park in Northern Ireland (pictured), as well as Westfield Derby and a 50% stake in Westfield Merry Hill in the West Midlands, in a trio of deals worth £867.8m.

  • 1 Wood Street, City of London
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    This week in… 2016

    2021-03-05T00:00:00Z

    Aerium, acting on behalf of Korean insurer Hanwha Life, put Eversheds’ City HQ on the market for £190m.

  • Nicholsons Shopping Centre, Maidenhead
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    This week in… 2019

    2021-02-25T00:00:00Z

    Tikehau Capital and Rob Tincknell’s Areli Real Estate completed the purchase of Nicholsons Shopping Centre in Maidenhead, Berkshire, for a price understood to be around £25m.

  • Earls Court
    News

    This week in… 2012

    2021-02-18T00:00:00Z

    Capco was given the green light to develop more than 800 new homes in Earl’s Court, west London.

  • Oxford Circus
    News

    This week in… 2000

    2021-02-11T00:00:00Z

    The dot-com bubble fuelled a raft of requirements for space in the West End. 

  • Bullring Birmingham
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    This week in… 2015

    2021-02-03T10:59:00Z

    Hammerson reported a 106% leap in pre-tax profits for the year to December 2014 at £703m, up from £341m in 2013, driven by a 11.3% rise in net asset value.

  • kent-discovery-park-large-HI-res
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    This week in… 2012

    2021-01-28T14:43:00Z

    Pfizer confirmed that it was in early- stage discussions with a consortium led by London Metropolitan for the sale of its former home Discovery Park in Sandwich, Kent.

  • Francis Maude
    News

    This week in… 2000

    2021-01-22T00:00:00Z

    Then shadow chancellor Francis Maude backed Property Week’s campaign against further rises in stamp duty.

  • Albert Embankment
    News

    This week in… 2020

    2021-01-15T00:00:00Z

    Ocubis secured a resolution to grant planning permission for a 600-bed hotel in London, after it abandoned plans for a residential led, mixed-use scheme on the site.

  • Xscape MK
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    This week in… 2013

    2021-01-08T00:00:00Z

    Landsec, formerly Land Securities, completed the £111.9m purchase of a 42% portion of the X-Leisure Unit Trust, and acquired 100% of its management company, X-Leisure Limited.

  • David Cameron
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    This week in… 2011

    2020-12-16T14:13:00Z

    Then SEGRO chairman Nigel Rich was one of 20 businessmen who wrote to the Financial Times in support of PM David Cameron’s veto of a new European treaty.

  • Finance chart wide
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    This week in… 2019

    2020-12-11T00:00:00Z

    Shares in UK property stocks surged on the morning after the Conservatives secured a large majority in the general election.

  • HSBC tower Canary Wharf
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-12-04T00:00:00Z

    HSBC took control of its eponymous Canary Wharf tower when its owner, Metrovacesa, struggled to meet its debt obligations.

  • Cup of coffee shutterstock
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    This week in… 2016

    2020-11-27T00:00:00Z

    The British Property Federation (BPF) strongly criticised Love Coffee’s company voluntary arrangement (CVA) proposal.

  • Lagerfeld store London
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    This week in… 2013

    2020-11-20T00:00:00Z

    Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld struck a deal with The Crown Estate to open its debut UK store at 145-147 Regent Street, London, in a unit formerly occupied by Hackett.