Take a building tour without even leaving your desk…with cardboard glasses

Having trouble imagining what a new building will look like when it is finished? Worry no more. Received one of these basic, but rather brilliant pair of cardboard glasses today. After you’ve made your glasses from a flat pack* you just download an app on your phone, call up the appropriate website and pop the […]

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Banking on Birmingham – reaction to major new HSBC HQ in the city

  This afternoon’s announcement that banking giant HSBC is relocating its UK retail banking HQ out of London’s Canary Wharf, to Birmingham’s 1.5m sq ft Arena Central development is a huge shot in the arm for the UK’s second city. HSBC has been in talks with Birmingham City Council, Marketing Birmingham and Arena Central Developments […]

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EG London May 9 edition synopsis

EG London Published in print, digital and iPad editions May 9 Politics With a year to go before the Mayoral elections who is in the running and who do the industry want? Contact: David Thame 01544 262 896, dthame@clara.co.uk Occupier trends Analysis of the high profile occupier relocations outside London and what it says about […]

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Guest post: Manchester’s rising profile hides a cautious residential development sector

Manchester’s profile has never been higher, leading the way on devolution and the Northern Powerhouse, writes Stephen Bell of Turley.  The City Centre housing market is central to its ambitions and city leaders are optimistic but to what extent is this confidence seen on the ground? Our report Rise and Reinvention: The Manchester City Centre […]

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#Budget2015 Guest comment: A good budget for the North West?

Unsurprisingly, the Budget did not contain many new announcements for the North West given the introduction of the Northern Powerhouse in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, writes Jon Suckley, HOW Planning.  Rather there was more re-enforcement of the Northern Powerhouse, the elected Mayor for Greater Manchester and the promotion of technical industries.  The key announcements for […]

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#Budget2015 Guest comment: Regions back in vogue and SW infrastructure help stops at the Severn toll

More views on the budget from a regional perspective. This time from Colliers International: Northern Powerhouse Jonathan Manns, international planning director at Colliers International comments: “With the North-South divide growing ever larger the Government is keen to replicate London’s success in England’s northern cities. As such, there is increasing recognition that this means redirecting state […]

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#Budget2015 Guest comment: HS3 essential to the creation of the Northern Powerhouse

Chancellor George Osborne today announced an agreement with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority for a new city deal and that a comprehensive Transport Strategy for the North will be published. JLL’s Jeff Pearey comments: “The issue of regional devolution moved much more rapidly than many may have initially expected and while Leeds is now following […]

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#Budget2015 Guest comment: Good news for oil and gas industry and Aberdeen’s property industry

George Osborne is listening, writes David MacLeod, of FG Burnett. The UK Oil and Gas Industry, “ this vital industry “ according to The Chancellor, should view the budget as an important step in the right direction. The announcement includes a single, simplified tax allowance; PRT cut from 50% to 35%; the supplementary charge cut from […]

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So that was #MIPIM 2015, the year the UK cities and regions came out shouting louder than ever

The UK’s cities and regions are back, bigger and more focused than ever, that was certainly evident at MIPIM this week. Not only was there a whole raft of announcements about masterplans, planning applications and deals as a growing wave of investment spend looks to find a home outside London and the South but talk […]

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LISTEN: Birmingham city council’s Waheed Nazir wants more family leisure for Birmingham city centre #MIPIM

Birmingham city council is seeking investors and development partners in order to fulfil its vision for a family leisure destination on the 14 ha wholesale market site in the city centre. The site, which has been renamed ‘Smithfield’ to tie in with its heritage, is seen as key to addressing the lack of family friendly […]

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