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  • Ron Spinney 2
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-07-08T11:49:00Z

    Former Hammerson chief executive and chairman Ron Spinney died aged 67.

  • Olympic Park
    News

    This week in… 2005

    2020-07-03T00:00:00Z

    The industry celebrated London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympics, which pushed the button on £3.9bn of development and paved the way for the regeneration of east London.

  • Canada Square
    News

    This week in… 2012

    2020-06-26T00:00:00Z

    The Daily Mail sold its south London Canada Water printing works site to British Land in a deal reportedly worth £50m.

  • Online auction
    News

    This week in… 1999

    2020-06-19T00:00:00Z

    JLL launched a service showing “real-time video footage of auctions, posting the result seconds after the hammer goes down”.

  • Malmaison Oxford
    News

    This week in… 2016

    2020-06-12T00:00:00Z

    Frasers Hospitality acquired Malmaison and Hotel du Vin for £363.4m in a move that doubled the size of its hotel business in Europe.

  • Chiswick Park
    News

    This week in… 2012

    2020-06-05T00:00:00Z

    In one of the UK’s largest office pre-letting deals, oil services giant Aker pre-let 215,000 sq ft at Blackstone’s Chiswick Park development in West London.

  • olympic_park_pr_supplied
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-05-29T00:00:00Z

    The developer formerly known as Lend Lease and the Olympic Delivery Authority announced that construction work had started on the London 2012 Athletes’ Village in east London.

  • Marks & Spencer
    News

    This week in… 2002

    2020-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Marks Spencer announced plans to expand following a 31% increase in operating profits to £629m.

  • Fosse Park, Leicester
    News

    This week in… 2014

    2020-05-15T00:00:00Z

    A portfolio of eight shopping centres known as Project Swallowtail was put up for sale by Abbey Group and Foyleside Group for £710m.

  • City Tower Manchester Schroder
    News

    This week in… 2014

    2020-05-07T00:00:00Z

    A trio of Schroder funds bought Bruntwood’s City Tower in Manchester for £132m. The deal reflected a net initial yield of 7%.

  • Rent signs
    News

    This week in… 2008

    2020-04-30T00:00:00Z

    The National Landlords Association’s (NLA) raised concerns about the rental sector becoming commercialised.

  • Nobu Hotel, Shoreditch
    News

    This week in… 2018

    2020-04-23T00:00:00Z

    Willow Corp secured a £68.5m loan to refinance Nobu’s first UK hotel in Shoreditch, east London.

  • Business traveller
    News

    This week in… 2003

    2020-04-16T00:00:00Z

    Agencies including JLL and Cushman Wakefield cracked down on business travel to the Far East due to the outbreak of SARS.

  • Foot and Mouth disease sign
    News

    This week in… 2001

    2020-04-02T00:00:00Z

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) urged the government to act as the effects of the foot-and-mouth epidemic spread beyond farming and tourism.

  • 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.