Author Archives: Rob Powell

Sculptures placed around iconic City office buildings

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TWENTY striking sculptures have been placed around some of the City of London’s most iconic office buildings. The eclectic collection by seventeen high profile artists includes a seven-metre-tall cast iron bust and a magic lantern in the shows of the … Continue reading

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Chinese skyscraper to have world’s fastest lift

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A NEW skyscraper being built in China is to have the fastest elevators in the world, capable of reaching 45mph. The lifts in the under-construction Guangzhou CTF Financial Center will move passengers up 95 storeys in just 43 seconds. From … Continue reading

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Financial Conduct Authority secures Olympic Park offices

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THE FCA is to move its headquarters to new offices at the Olympic Park in East London. The financial regulator will leave its current base in Canary Wharf to move in to 430,000 sq ft of offices in The International … Continue reading

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New Broadgate offices topped out

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THE TOPPING out ceremony has been held for a brand new twelve-storey office block in the City of London. Number 5 Broadgate will provide 700,000 sq ft of Grade A office space for occupants UBS when it’s completed next year. … Continue reading

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L&G buys Aberdeen offices

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LEGAL & General’s Managed Property Fund has paid out over £50million for an Aberdeen office block. The acquisition of Union Plaza office development from Union Plaza Limited Partnership, which is owned by the original developer – the Stewart Milne Group, … Continue reading

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News Corp signs 30 year lease at “baby shard”

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NEWS Corp has announced that it has signed a thirty year lease at The Place at London Bridge. The seventeen-storey building which offers 430,000 sq ft of space has been nick-named the “baby Shard” as it sits next to the … Continue reading

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Council’s own housing offices might become homes

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OFFICES in which housing officers for Islington council work could themselves become homes if a developer’s bid is successful. Islington Council are vacating Highbury House in Highbury Crescent, London, in a cost saving moving and the owner, Folgate Estates has … Continue reading

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Iconic offices shrouded in fog

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DENSE fog across London this morning saw some the capital’s most iconic office buildings disappear from the vista. Here are some of the best photos from Twitter this morning… Foggy London this morning from the air… pic.twitter.com/C8nm3JWMhp — James Dolphin … Continue reading

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Historic Titanic offices win lottery funding

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THE DELAPIDATED offices in which the RMS Titanic was designed in Belfast look set to be reopened. It was in the Harland and Wolff Drawing Office that plans for the ill-fated Titanic were drawn up. She famously capsized and sunk … Continue reading

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Cheesegrater now more than half pre-let

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OVER half the space in the new Leadenhall Building has been pre-let, a year before construction on the 47-storey building finishes. Joint-venture partners British Land and Oxford Properties today announced a new deal which will see reinsurance firm Amlin Plc … Continue reading

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