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  • Half empty office shutterstock_1735136462 Pressmaster
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    This week in…2008

    2023-01-26T00:00:00Z

    Office demand had fallen to its lowest point in five years during the global financial crisis, according to research conducted by RICS.

  • Amazon Leeds warehouse shutterstock_2192359207 Clare Louise Jackson
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    This week in… 2014

    2023-01-19T00:00:00Z

    Former housing minister Mark Prisk called for a review of the classification of distribution warehouses for online-only retailers to make business rates calculations fairer and help level the playing field between the likes of Amazon and high street retailer

  • Countryside Highfield development, Lingfield, Surrey
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    This week in… 2016

    2023-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Countryside Properties announced plans to float on the London Stock Exchange and raise £114m. 

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    This week in… 2018

    2022-12-15T00:00:00Z

    Birmingham City Council’s planning committee unanimously approved proposals to develop the 2022 Commonwealth Games athletes’ village in Perry Barr.

  • HSBC_credit_shutterstock_Lubo Ivanko_1516222850
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    This week in… 2014

    2022-12-08T00:00:00Z

    The Qatar Investment Authority (QIA) completed the biggest office deal in British history with its £1.1bn purchase of HSBC’s HQ in Canary Wharf.

  • intu watford extension 6
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    This week in… 2017

    2022-12-01T00:00:00Z

    Hammerson agreed a £3.4bn takeover of shopping centre rival intu, subject to shareholder approval.

  • 10-SOUTH-COLONNADE-FINAL
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    This week in… 2016

    2022-11-24T00:00:00Z

    The government chose 10 South Colonnade, a giant 560,000 sq ft office block in Canary Wharf, as a new London hub for around 5,700 staff.

  • George Osborne
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    This week in… 2014

    2022-11-17T00:00:00Z

    The government announced an overhaul of stamp duty, abolishing the ‘single slab rate’ on the purchase of a home in favour of new marginal rates.

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    This week in… 2018

    2022-11-10T00:00:00Z

    Property Week revealed that TK Maxx was to open its first-ever Oxford Street store, days after New Look announced plans to close up to 100 UK stores, including its Oxford Street base.

  • PW041122_Donald Trump 2016_shutterstock_386610478_cred Joseph Sohm
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    This week in… 2016

    2022-11-03T00:00:00Z

    Donald Trump won a poll-busting victory in the US presidential election, sending shockwaves through the political world.

  • The Majestic, Leeds
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    This week in… 2018

    2022-10-27T00:00:00Z

    Broadcaster Channel 4 confirmed Leeds as the location for its new HQ, selecting the Yorkshire city ahead of Birmingham and Manchester. 

  • Sadiq Khan
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    This week in… 2018

    2022-10-20T00:00:00Z

    London mayor Sadiq Khan revealed plans for 11,154 new council homes at social rent levels after agreeing deals worth £1bn with 26 London boroughs. 

  • Battersea Power Station - Phase 2
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    This week in… 2016

    2022-10-13T00:00:00Z

    The developers behind Battersea Power Station told Property Week that a new, landmark deal with Apple would “underpin the destination” and could lead to more of the scheme’s space being converted into offices. 

  • PW071022_David Cameron_Flickr_Number 10
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    This week in… 2012

    2022-10-06T00:00:00Z

    Prime minister David Cameron said that without continued commitment to planning reform, Britain would continue to lose key businesses to foreign rivals. 

  • Bradford_&_Bingley_Credit_Mankind_2k
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    This week in… 2008

    2022-09-29T00:00:00Z

    The government announced plans to nationalise Bradford & Bingley on 29 September 2008, after agreeing a partial rescue deal with Santander.

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    This week in… 2012

    2022-09-22T00:00:00Z

    Delegates at the Resi 2012 conference heard that increased stamp duty was “repelling” wealthy buyers. 

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    This week in... 2015

    2022-09-15T00:00:00Z

    Developer Quintain unveiled plans for a series of large office blocks at its flagship Wembley Park development, aimed at drawing City workers and tech start-ups to the area by delivering a 750,000 sq ft business campus.

  • Robert Jenrick_credit_Flickr_Number 10_49712679266_55e199064e_o
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    This week in… 2021

    2022-09-08T00:00:00Z

    Robert Jenrick was sacked as secretary of state for housing as part of a cabinet reshuffle by then prime minister Boris Johnson.

  • PW020922_Houses of Parliament_shutterstock_176005400_cred Tomas Marek
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    This week in… 2016

    2022-09-01T00:00:00Z

    Plans emerged for a radical restoration of the Houses of Parliament to refit and repair the building at a cost of up to £4bn. 

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    This week in... 2017

    2022-08-25T00:00:00Z

    ITV submitted plans for a new 300,000 sq ft global HQ building, to replace its existing studios complex on London’s South Bank.