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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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Walkie Talkie has pre-let over half its space

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THE NEW Walkie Talkie skyscraper in London has already leased over half its space with a over a year still to go on construction, say developers Land Securities. A news release yesterday announced that the new development at 20 Fenchurch … Continue reading

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Offices open their doors for Open House

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LANDMARK offices around London threw open their doors last weekend and welcomed in the general public. It was Open House weekend in the capital which gives a chance for visitors to experience, and learn about, architecture that might ordinarily be … Continue reading

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Duke of York abseils down the Shard

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THE DUKE of York has abseiled down the UK’s tallest building – the Shard in central London. Prince Andrew completed the daring stunt in aid of the Outward Bound Trust and the Royal Marines Charitable Trust. “It’s a long way … Continue reading

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City’s Walkie Talkie almost 20% pre-let

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ALMOST a fifth of office space in the new “Walkie Talkie” office build in the City of London has been pre-let, says developer Land Securities. 19 per cent of the office space in the 36-storey building at 20 Fenchurch Street … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Shard’s laser show

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AS CROWDS gathered at well chosen vantage points across London, and many more watched on a live internet stream, the Shard had its official opening last night. The new building, the tallest in western Europe, will house offices, residential apartments, … Continue reading

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