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Firefighters tackle skyscraper blaze at Canary Wharf

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LONDON Fire Brigade were called out to a blaze on top of an office skyscraper in the early hours of Saturday morning. Around twenty calls were made to the emergency services are smoke was seen billowing from the roof of … Continue reading

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26 storey office building approved in Southwark

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A BRAND new 26 storey office building in Southwark, London, has been given the green light, reports local community website SE1. The site of the dual phase scheme designed by architects HPF on behalf of developer Overcourt Ltd is Paris … Continue reading

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Northamptonshire Council given green light to spend office sale receipts

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CASH-strapped Northamptonshire County Council has been given permission by the government to spend the proceeds from the sale of its new office building. The green light to use capital receipts for day to day spending, believed to be without precedent, … Continue reading

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First Belfast managed workspace deal for BESpoke

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MANAGED workspace provider BESpoke has leased 20,000 sq ft of space in Belfast city centre. BESpoke acquired the space inside the mixed-use Adelaide Exchange development in Belfast’s Adelaide Street for one of the big four international professional services firms. On … Continue reading

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Liverpool’s Echo Building sold to Dubai company

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THE iconic former offices of the Liverpool Echo and Daily Post newspapers have been sold to an overseas investor. Paradigm Property Consultants, the Development Managers of Reach PLC, acting jointly with Savills, have sold the forward funding and mixed-use redevelopment … Continue reading

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BE Offices readies for expansion after £84 million refinancing deal

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Serviced office provider BE Offices has completed a £84 million refinancing deal with HSBC. The refinancing package sets up BE for continued expansion and has extended the period of the company’s fixed debt to five years. BE’s office portfolio has … Continue reading

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Battersea Arts Centre’s new co-working space welcomes first arrivals

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A NEW co-working space at one of south west London’s most well known arts venues has welcomed its first arrivals. The first local businesses, creatives and charities moved into the Scratch Hub at Battersea Arts Centre earlier this week. Scratch … Continue reading

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New offices planned above Farringdon Crossrail platforms

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TRANSPORT For London (TFL) has announced that workspace provider HB Reavis will build seven storeys of high quality office space above the brand new Elizabeth Line platforms at Farringdon station in London. The deal will see a new 138,000 sq … Continue reading

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Former Raleigh head office becomes England’s 400,000th listed building

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THE FORMER head office of the Raleigh Bicycle Company has been recognigsed with a Grade II listing and become the 400,000th property on the National Heritage List for England. The purpose-built head office for Raleigh in Nottingham is one of … Continue reading

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Open-plan office workers are more active, research says

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NEW research from the US says that open-plan office workers are more active. The study by academics at the University of Arizona also found that workers in an open-plan setting are less stressed than those in cubicles. Data from 231 … Continue reading

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