Monthly Archives: August 2011

Salmon completes Birmingham office refurb

Posted on by John Cronin

A commercial property investment company has announced the completion of refurbishment works at a landmark office building in Birmingham. Salmon Property has now completed partial refurbishment works at One Victoria Square, a large office building in Birmingham city centre (pictured). … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den blog: Episode 5 Series 9

Posted on by Nell Frizzell

Whichever ‘creative’ convinced the Dragons that the opening sequence should show them posing as Anthony Gormley statues while Eric Claptonlite guitarsturbates underneath, gets a slap on the back from me. Ludicrously funny every time. For those of you who have … Continue reading

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ScottishPower letting lights up Lanarkshire offices market

Posted on by John Cronin

Owners of a business park in Lanarkshire have secured one of the largest out-of-town office lettings of recent years. Bellshill-based HFD Group have secured an 80,000 sq ft letting with ScottishPower at their Hamilton International Park (HIP – pictured). The energy … Continue reading

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Major Aberdeen office scheme gets go-ahead

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Plans for a large, controversial office scheme at the site of an historic church in Aberdeen have been approved. Stewart Milne Developments have been granted conditional planning consent for their £40m Triple Kirks development (pictured). Triple Kirks is a well-known Aberdeen … Continue reading

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Balfour Beatty acquires OPL

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Global infrastructure specialist Balfour Beatty has acquired an office fit-out company in a deal announced to the stock exchange this morning. Balfour Beatty has invested £8m in the acquisition of Office Projects Group Ltd (OPL), a company specialising in the … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den blog: Episode 4 Series 9

Posted on by Nell Frizzell

As the camera pans across a smoke-streaked scene of what appears to be the ‘Chim Chim Cheree’ number from Mary Poppins, and the whistling industrial guitars of a particularly sinister rock opera shrieks in, this must be Episode Four of … Continue reading

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Harborough Innovation Centre takes off

Posted on by John Cronin

A newly-opened innovation centre at a former airfield in Leicestershire has welcomed its first tenants. The Harborough Innovation Centre (pictured) is a new £4.2m development located at the Airfield Business Park, Market Harborough. Part funded by the East Midlands Development Agency and Harborough … Continue reading

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Glasgow’s Copenhagen Building to be completed

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A stalled office development in the heart of Glasgow looks set to be completed by the end of the year as contractors move back on site. Construction work at the speculative Copenhagen Building (pictured) was put on hold last year when … Continue reading

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Dragons’ Den blog: Episode 3 Series 9

Posted on by Nell Frizzell

So, we have “Five of Britain’s wealthiest and most enterprising business leaders,” sitting in a warehouse apparently designed by Travelodge and lit by the London Dungeon. According to Evan Davis, these fire-breathing business bods will “make or break the dream … Continue reading

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Progress for proposed Chester Business Quarter

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Plans for a new Business Quarter in Chester have progressed with the acquisition of a prime development site. Manchester-based Muse Developments has announced the purchase of a 3.5-acre site from Lloyds Banking Group. The purchase price has not been disclosed. … Continue reading

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