Monthly Archives: October 2010

Local Government Minister criticises Newham offices

Posted on by John Cronin

The Local Government Minister Bob Neill has criticised a London council for spending money on re-fitted award-winning offices. In response to a BBC investigation, Bob Neill has said Newham Councillors and staff were “living the ultimate Champagne socialist lifestyle on … Continue reading

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First tenant for Central Saint Giles offices

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Legal & General Property has announced the exchange of contracts with Mindshare for their first office let in the distinctive Central Saint Giles scheme in central London. Mindshare, a global media company and part of the WPP group, has signed-up … Continue reading

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The Apprentice blog: Episode 4

Posted on by Nell Frizzell

“In this climate you need to stand out from the crowd,” snarls Britain’s favourite entrepreneur, Michael Caine sound-a-like and greying Travolta chin twin. As the thumping cellos and booming violins screech to a halt, episode four of the business buffoonery … Continue reading

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Belfast Harbour confirms City Quays project

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The Belfast Harbour organisation has formally announced plans for a large scale development and regeneration project for the Clarendon Dock area of the city. City Quays (pictured) is a proposal for a large-scale, £250m mixed-use development within the maritime district of … Continue reading

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Travelodge to replace Teddington office block

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Plans have been approved to replace an old office block in Teddington with a Travelodge and a new smaller office building. The existing six-storey office called Park House in Station Road, Teddington is to be converted into a Travelodge after … Continue reading

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Serviced offices scheme for former Somerset airfield

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A former airfield in North Somerset is set to become the site for a new serviced offices scheme. North Somerset Council has approved plans for a new office scheme to be built on the old Weston Airfield site that is … Continue reading

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Cheese Grater construction set to start

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This morning British Land PLC has announced that it has agreed a deal Oxford Properties, the real estate arm of the OMERS Worldwide Group of Companies, to develop the Leadenhall Building in the City of London, on a 50:50 joint … Continue reading

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Offices proposed for old Edinburgh brewery site

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The derelict site of the former Fountain Brewery in Edinburgh will see a large, mixed-use scheme of offices, hotels and residential properties under ambitious plans lodged yesterday. The Lloyds Banking Group has submitted proposals for the transformation of the giant … Continue reading

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Derelict Southend office block used as film set

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A large and derelict office block in Southend-on-Sea in Essex is currently being used as film set in a forthcoming film. The half-demolished office block on the seafront at Southend-on-Sea is currently being used as a mock-up for an Iraqi … Continue reading

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The Apprentice blog: Episode 3

Posted on by Nell Frizzell

It’s 6.30 am and the contestants have been summoned to Piccadilly’s Fortnum and Mason. Tea? Marmalade? Biscuit-building with the royal son and heir? “Speaking hampers. That’s probably the thing to do,” honks Stuart. Oh Stuart ‘the brand’ Baggs, sometimes you … Continue reading

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