Monthly Archives: January 2011

Saatchi HQ makeover plans submitted

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Plans for a speculative redevelopment of the current Saatchi headquarters in Fitzrovia, London have been announced. Property developers Derwent London are proposing a £100m mixed-use redevelopment at the site at 80 Charlotte Street in what would become one the largest … Continue reading

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Newcastle Council adds to offices portfolio

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Newcastle City Council has announced the purchase of a multi-storey office and retail building in the city. The council has purchased Higham House (pictured – image source), a 6-storey building for £5m. The transaction has been debt financed. The ground … Continue reading

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Howick Place construction ready to start

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Construction of new, mixed-use building containing offices in the upmarket area of Victoria, London SW1 is set to start following the demolition of an existing building. The speculative development at 1-7 Howick Place (pictured) will create a new building offering … Continue reading

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Former Gateshead car park in the can

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Pieces of concrete from a demolished multi-storey car park in Tyneside that was featured in the cult ‘Get Carter’ film are being sold in cans as a memento. The former 1960’s car park stood on the site of the forthcoming … Continue reading

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Backers sought for Sugar Quay development

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A private property company is actively seeking financial backers for a significant office development in a prime London location. Pace Investments has appointed agents Gresham Down and Savills to secure financial backing for the proposed £200m Sugar Quay speculative redevelopment … Continue reading

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Official opening for Lancashire business village

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A new business village in Rossendale, Lancashire is to be officially opened later this week. The new Rising Bridge Business and Enterprise Village, which is being formally opened on Wednesday 26th January, is a £7m speculative development consisting of nine … Continue reading

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Planning permission is sweet news for Nestle

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Confectionery giant Nestle has won approval for plans to redevelop a large area of the former Rowntree factory in York. The planning committee at the City of York Council last night granted unanimous approval for the large-scale, speculative Nestle South redevelopment scheme … Continue reading

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Offices plan approved for Royal William Yard

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Urban Splash, the specialist urban regeneration developers, have announced that they have been granted planning permission to develop a fourth building at Royal William Yard, Plymouth. The Manchester-based company have been given Listed building consent to convert the New Cooperage … Continue reading

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Woking office development gets green light

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A new, modern office development in Woking, Surrey has been approved by the local planning authority. Architects Holder Mathias have been granted approval (subject to a section 106 agreement being agreed) for plans for a 27,000 sq ft office development … Continue reading

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Approval for Leeds ‘spaceship’ office redevelopment

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Redevelopment plans for a 1980’s office block in Leeds have been approved despite one councillor claiming the building would resemble a ‘spaceship’. Property developers Ripley Capital, investors Formal Investments and their architects think architecture and design have been granted planning … Continue reading

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