Waving goodbye to Whitehall

Recent changes set out by George Osborne indicate that flocks of public sector occupiers are set to leave the capital as part of the Government’s cost cutting strategy. In this year’s Budget, the chancellor claimed that from March 2017, all buildings used by the institution are to be charged at the market rate under the […]

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Bankside Quarter One Step Closer

The Carlyle Group announced yesterday they have exchanged contracts with their  joint venture partner to acquire Sampson House and  Ludgate House. This is part of the group’s 1.4m sq ft redevelopment of the Bankside Quarter. Their joint venture partner comes in the form of an international consortium, which includes the UK’s Native Land, Singapore’s Temasek and […]

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BBC in a financial fracas

Another day, another scandal. Or at least that’s what it must feel like to work at the BBC at times. Whether it’s dismay at the antics of Brand or Ross or surprised indignance at the recent sacking of Jeremy Clarkson, it seems that the broadcasting corporation faces no end of complaints. And quite right too; […]

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X Marks the Spot for Kier

Kier has been appointed as the top bidder on not one but two of Argent’s multi-million pound redevelopments at King’s Cross. Thought to be worth £130m, the scheme is set to comprise of 150,000 sq ft of mixed use office/retail space, along with an additional requirement of 200,000 sq ft of mixed use office/residential development. […]

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Offices Vs Homes

As a recent graduate yet to take a step onto the property ladder, the debate to build more offices or homes is a topic close to my heart. It is quite clear to see that the more homes we build, the cheaper homes will become. But, do these homes come at the cost of jobs […]

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Seeing is Believing

The Guardian ran an interesting piece a few months ago, asking us to imagine what cities like London would look like had they been designed by women. Such a question should be ludicrous; what does it matter which gender designed The Walkie Talkie? But it’s not as farfetched as you’d think: women only represent 11% […]

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Vertically Challenged?

Miss out on all the fun at this year’s Tower 42 Vertical Rush? Catch up here for all the highlights:  

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Lady Luck Shines on JLL

It’s been a busy fortnight in the real estate sector; first came the news that Cushmans was being put up for sale, then we hear that Colliers have their eye on GM Real Estate. If that’s not enough however, today brings us news that JLL has been named as one of the most admired companies […]

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Skyscraping – the key to sustainable construction?

Google boss Larry Page recently kiboshed the existing eleven storey plans for his new King’s Cross HQ stating that he wanted a building “worthy of existing for one hundred years.” That of course could mean any number of things, but one area that seems to pervade every aspect of modern life and thinking (and the […]

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Potential Cushman & Wakefield Sale

A year on from Edward Forst being appointed President and Chief executive of Cushman & Wakefield the company now looks to be seeking a buyer. With increased mergers and acquisitions in the real-estate market, the sale of estate agency companies such as Cushman & Wakefield have achieved ten times-earnings, aiding speculation that a sale could […]

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