9 to 5? Not (Always) the Way to Make a Living

The way we work is changing. The un-tethering of technology and a shift to a more globalised culture, it seems the traditional 9 to 5 is over. Laptops and smartphones mean avoiding emails is a thing of the past, whilst advancing video conferencing platforms and cloud software mean we can meet with people all over […]

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The 8th EG Offices Summit and Office Workspace (17/11/2014) – A Review

This conference was brought to us by the six Ds, virtual fish tanks, flexible design, natural light, working from the ‘coffice’ and a distinct dislike of the term ‘TMT.’ A fairly disparate set of key points and oddities you’ll agree from this, the Eighth Annual Offices and Office Workspace Conference held at London’s Waldorf Hilton […]

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Qatari Investment Authority told to whistle for Songbird

A story running in this morning’s City A.M, has Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), in collaboration with Brookfield Property Partners (the state’s investment arm), attempting to strengthen their grip on London’s property market, having launched a £1.6 billion bid for Songbird Estates, the majority owner of the Canary Wharf financial district. The Qatar Investment Authority already owns a […]

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Welcome to Tech City

Welcome to Tech City, the greatest development to happen to digital technology companies since well… the internet. Tech City is the government backed initiative to turn the area around Old Street Roundabout into a “high-tech” hub for technology, media and telecommunications (TMT).  Tech City aimed to attract TMT companies who had yet to have any […]

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The 8th Annual Estates Gazette Offices Summit and Office Workspace

The eighth annual offices summit and office workspace takes place this year on November 17th, at London’s Waldorf Hilton hotel. It’s been a year of significant change in the offices’ sector with a shift in perspective from investment opportunities, to more of a focus on those that occupy buildings. This year’s conference looks at the […]

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Open City – Open House 2014

The time of year is upon us once again to satisfy our curiosity and take a peek behind the scenes of some of London’s most architecturally impressive buildings. Open City’s now well established ‘Open House London’ weekend sees a large number of buildings of all types, sizes and varieties open their doors to the public […]

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Docklands – A New Phase of Regeneration

E14 and its surrounds is an area that I’m rather familiar with having lived in or near it for various parts of the last 17 years. It’s an area that I seem to gravitate back to either by choice or fate and so I watch with continued interest at its on-going change and development and […]

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Quarter Two Office Investment Deals

Our quarter two market analysis showed leasing take-up was all about the West End. But what about in terms of investment spend? Cast your mind back to the last quarter of 2013, which saw a total of over £9 billion spent. Despite the stock and interest being there, this figure was unlikely to be maintained […]

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Exodus. Movement of Mee-Jah People

We’ve all become aware of the office rental and business rate price hikes in London’s West End over the last few years, with prices in recent times hitting £120 per sq ft and beyond. We’re also used to London’s West End historically being home to an array of media, technology and creative companies and whilst […]

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The thriving West End and its “Luxury Quarter”

It is no secret that London’s West End is a hub of affluence and class. Mayfair, in particular, is a magnet for exclusive shopping brands and some of the most expensive property in the world. This district of London stands side by side with such iconic areas as Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and L’Avenue […]

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