Monthly Archives: November 2011

Most of City’s offices now in foreign ownership

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A NEW survey has revealed for the first time that the majority of offices in the City of London have foreign owners. The report, ‘Who Owns The City?’, undertaken by Development Securities has found that 52% of office space in … Continue reading

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Computers and desks thrown from 10th floor Bristol office

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OFFICE furniture was flung from a 10th floor window in Bristol on Tuesday evening. Desks, computers and a fire extinguisher were among the items hurled by a man from high in the Castlemead Tower building, near Castle Park. Debris from … Continue reading

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Take kids to work during strike, says Prime Minister

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WORKERS have been encouraged by David Cameron to take their children to work during next week’s public sector strikes. Speaking in the House of Commons yesterday during Prime Minister’s Questions, he said: “When it is safe for people to take … Continue reading

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MWB offers business bespoke office design service

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A SERVICED office provider is giving businesses the chance to design bespoke offices. MWB Business Exchange has unveiled its Signature Office range of distinct designs that can be deployed to offices within their business centres. Tenant businesses can mix and … Continue reading

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London demonstrators take over empty UBS offices

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AN OFFICE block belonging to UBS has been taken over by protesters in London. The empty four-storey office block in Sun Street, close to the City, is now in the hands of the Occupy London movement who already have a … Continue reading

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Aon signs ‘Cheesegrater’ pre-let

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AON, the risk management company, has pre-let almost 200,000 sq ft of office space in the City’s new Leadenhall Building. Already nicknamed the “cheesegrater”, the new skyscraper at 122 Leadenhall Street, London, will reach 47 storeys when built – with … Continue reading

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Nokia to light up Millbank Tower

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MOBILE phone giant Nokia is to turn an iconic London office block into the canvas for a spectacular show. The 800 windows of Millbank Tower will light up as video is projected onto them while deadmau5 provides the audio backdrop. … Continue reading

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Grants available to boost Devon work hubs

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A PILOT scheme aims to boost the number of “work hubs” in the county of Devon. Devon County Council are looking for proposals to come forward to convert existing space in Totnes and Barnstaple into new work hubs. The hubs, … Continue reading

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Offices that used to be… a local authority computer centre

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These offices in central Greenwich, south-east London, were once upon a time home to an innovativee attempt by six London boroughs to share computer services. Back then, computers were very expensive and rather than own computers, local authorities would rent … Continue reading

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Camden approves new council offices and leisure centre at King’s Cross

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CAMDEN Council has given the green light to a mixed use building at Pancras Square which will house a new leisure centre and council offices. The 13-storey development, which already had outline planning permission, will sit as part of a … Continue reading

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