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  • Empty office space
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    This week in… 2010

    2022-02-03T00:00:00Z

    A National Audit Office (NAO) report criticised the Foreign Office’s use of its £1.6bn overseas property estate. The report said that more than half of the Foreign Office’s properties abroad had unused office space or staff accommodation.

  • Climate change pic square 2
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    This week in… 2020

    2022-01-27T00:00:00Z

    Property Week and UKGBC launched the Climate Crisis Challenge, calling on the industry to take urgent action to reduce its carbon footprint.

  • Donald Trump
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    This week in… 2017

    2022-01-20T00:00:00Z

    Small and medium-sized businesses shrugged off the potential impact of new US president Donald Trump, but warned that Brexit was likely to shorten the lease lengths they looked for on property.

  • Robert_Jenrick_960x640
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    This week in… 2020

    2022-01-13T00:00:00Z

    Then housing minister Robert Jenrick revealed new measures to improve building safety standards – including the creation of a new building safety regulator and publishing consolidated guidance for building owners.

  • Byron Burger
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    This week in… 2018

    2022-01-06T00:00:00Z

    Embattled restaurant chain Byron Burger launched a company voluntary agreement (CVA), under which it would review leases on 20 of its stores.

  • Cafe closed sign Covid
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    This week in… 2020

    2021-12-16T00:00:00Z

    Boris Johnson announced that London would move to tier three, the highest level of Covid restrictions to curb the spread of the disease, Restaurants (except takeaways) were forced to close. Non-essential shops could stay open if Covid-secure, but were ordered to close on 5 January 2021, as infection rates spiked.

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    This week in… 2018

    2021-12-09T00:00:00Z

    Rockwell Property announced Premier Inn as the occupier of a new 400-bedroom hotel in Westferry, east London, in what would become one of the largest Premier Inn hotels in the UK.

  • Toys R Us store closing
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    This week in… 2017

    2021-12-02T00:00:00Z

    Toys R Us became one of the first big names to enter into a CVA. As it did, it announced plans to make redundancies and close branches as well as transform its business model.

  • J Crew
    News

    This week in… 2012

    2021-11-26T00:00:00Z

    US fashion retailer J Crew signed for its first UK store on Regent Street.

  • BrewDog
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-11-18T00:00:00Z

    Craft beer brewer BrewDog launched its first bar in a shopping centre at Hammerson’s Union Square in Aberdeen.

  • Jessops
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-11-12T00:00:00Z

    Photography retailer Jessops secured an upgraded space in Soho with a move to Thor Equities’ 145 Oxford Street.

  • Fullers sign
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    This week in… 2019

    2021-11-05T00:00:00Z

    Fuller’s announced that it had acquired the Cotswold Inns & Hotels portfolio of seven Birmingham hotels and two bars for £40m.

  • John Lewis Oxford street 2020
    News

    This week in… 2020

    2021-10-29T00:00:00Z

    John Lewis was granted permission from Westminster City Council to convert almost half its flagship Oxford Street store into office space.

  • Home with ramp
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    This week in… 2012

    2021-10-22T00:00:00Z

    Then mayor of London Boris Johnson launched a £60m housing fund in an attempt to boost the number of homes for elderly and disabled people.

  • THAMESIDE WEST
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    This week in… 2016

    2021-10-15T00:00:00Z

    The London Borough of Newham granted planning permission for 3,000 homes at the Silvertown site in east London’s Royal Docks.

  • Oxford Circus
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    This week in… 2018

    2021-10-07T00:00:00Z

    Westminster City Council unveiled its alternative vision for Oxford Street, including a central piazza.

  • Boris Johnson mayor
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    This week in… 2014

    2021-09-30T00:00:00Z

    Then mayor of London Boris Johnson urged the government to reconsider lifting restrictions on turning offices into homes in parts of the capital.

  • Bank of England
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    This week in… 2008

    2021-09-23T00:00:00Z

    Mortgage lending reached a near standstill as new home loan approvals hit a record low, according to the Bank of England.

  • Westfield Stratford
    News

    This week in… 2011

    2021-09-16T00:00:00Z

    Westfield Stratford shopping centre opened its doors and welcomed more than 150,000 shoppers on its first day of trading. The 1.9m sq ft centre only reached practical completion an hour before opening.

  • Ground Zero
    News

    This week in… 2001

    2021-09-09T00:00:00Z

    Property Week reported on the 9/11 terror atrocities in New York.