Open House London 2015

1992 was the year that ‘The Premiership’ re-invented English football’s top flight and also the year that Euro Disney swung open its doors in France; both, unsurprisingly, with considerable razzamatazz. It was also the year that a small organisation decided to increase awareness of London’s outstanding buildings and architecture, albeit with considerably less fanfare. Every […]

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Square necessities: British Land in dispute over Finsbury Avenue listing immunity

The Architects’ Journal has today revealed that The twentieth Century Society has entered into a new dispute with regards to the rather thorny issue of the grade listing of post-war architecture; this time concerning the iconic 1980s development at Broadgate, EC2. In light of the Grade II listing of the Peter Foggo designed 1 Finsbury Avenue […]

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Should No 1 Poultry be Listed?

James Stirling’s No 1 Poultry is once again the scene of controversy, after cries for the ‘fifth worst building in London’ to be listed. Following plans by Perella Weinberg to re-develop the site by enhancing its natural light through shifting the shop frontage and adding additional windows, architects across the City have pushed for the site […]

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Bark-ing! London’s new office, in a tree!

An article on the Park Hack website caught my eye this morning. Many folk bemoan the fact that there really is no escape from the office. Technology has certainly seen to that. Well, now there really is no escape, as artist Natalie Jeremijenko has twigged that what Londoners really need is an office space, in […]

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Reported Lettings at The Shard

Sage are poised to move into London’s tallest building, if reports in this morning’s City AM are anything to go by. The software specialists have reportedly taken up close on 10,000 sq ft of space on the seventeenth floor. In addition, the building’s managing agent Real Estate Management has also announced further deals for existing […]

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Stairs, Slides and Street art- just some of the ways London’s occupiers are rejuvenating their space

Depending on which statistic you read, we spend, on average, over 90,000 hours in the office during our lifetime. Sound depressing? It doesn’t have to be. With the work/life balance becoming increasingly relevant in what is no longer a 9 to 5 lifestyle, it’s more important than ever for occupiers to engage with designers to […]

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The Sustainable World of JustGiving

A significant amount of thought goes into the impact of the construction of new office buildings, these days. Some of that is driven by new government laws and legislation, a fair amount stems from the general trend for making all things ergonomic or eco-friendly, but how many tenants share such a vision? Some do and […]

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Plans for Office Tower in City

Plans have been lodged to the City of London Corporation for a new office tower in the City. The application submitted  by the Mitsubishi Estate Company London will see the redevelopment of the site at 6-8 Bishopsgate and 150 Leadenhall Street to make way for a new 40 storey tower with 70,053 sq m gross […]

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NSPCC – The Gherkin Challenge 2015

One of these days I’ll get around to actually doing one of these events and not just talking about them, but for those of you that have a spare Sunday on September the 6th and a robust set of knees and lungs, then the NSPCC’s annual invite to ascend the Gherkin is surely for you? […]

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Moving on up in Midtown

Quarter one was business as usual for Midtown, with take-up remaining roughly consistent with what we’ve seen over the past year. Whilst we may have seen a slight dip in terms of square footage on last quarter, take-up remains 0.3% up on the quarterly average. Interestingly however, whilst take-up has remained somewhat stagnant, availability has […]

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