CIBSE’s new website inspired by iconic new City of London building

CIBSE’s new website inspired by iconic new City of London building

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The look and feel of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) new website, which was unveiled this week, has been inspired by a building. According to CIBSE the modular, precise design of 5 Broadgate, designed by Make Architects is echoed in the modern new design, improved user navigation and optimisation for mobile and […]

£56m office development planned for Salford’s regeneration area

£56m office development planned for Salford’s regeneration area

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Work is to start on a £56m Grade A office and car park development in Salford’s Greengate Embankment regeneration area. The joint venture partners behind the development are Carillion, Ask Real Estate and Tristan Capital Partners, with Carillion acting as the main contractor. Work on the site, which was part of the former Manchester Exchange […]

Large and small firms demand greater transparency in government procurement

Large and small firms demand greater transparency in government procurement

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The whole thorny issue of public sector procurement is never far from the news, but this week gained new prominence as one contractor walked out on a £1 billion contract because it felt the Ministry of Justice hadn’t grasped the idea of intellectual property amongst other things, while the Confederation of British Industry raised the […]

Innovative new work space planned for the home of Dave

Innovative new work space planned for the home of Dave

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The media company which counts Dave, Yesterday and Gold amongst its ten channels has announced its intention to move its 250 staff from its Hammersmith Road location to a ground-breaking new London headquarters by July this year. UKTV has signed a lease for 32,500 sq. ft. of an ecologically-recognised development at 10 Hammersmith Grove, London, and […]

Virgin Atlantic first airline to apply Google Glass to customer service

Virgin Atlantic first airline to apply Google Glass to customer service

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It’s already been predicted that Smart Glasses will be a boon to technicians, engineers and healthcare workers, as well as useful interactive, hands-free devices for office staff. Another obvious application for wearable technology is in customer services. Virgin Atlantic is applying the technology to deliver the airline industry’s most high tech and personalised customer service yet. Working […]

Arup announces first Manchester office relocation in over 40 years

Arup announces first Manchester office relocation in over 40 years

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Arup has announced it is to take 20,000 sq ft of Grade A office space at the Carlyle Group’s Three Piccadilly Place in Manchester. The TSK Group has been appointed to design and deliver the engineering and property consultancy’s first new Manchester office relocation in over 40 years. Three Piccadilly Place comprises 190,000 sq ft […]

Oil and gas firm moves in as regeneration of London’s Victoria area continues

Oil and gas firm moves in as regeneration of London’s Victoria area continues

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The regeneration of London’s Victoria area continues with the news that Land Securities has let a further 18,000 sq ft at its 123 Victoria Street SW1 development. Oil and gas exploration company Ophir Energy PLC is relocating from its Mayfair headquarters to join existing tenants such as US software company Intuit, CDC Group, CPA Global […]

International serviced office provider in first single floor letting for ‘Cheesegrater’

International serviced office provider in first single floor letting for ‘Cheesegrater’

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British Land and Oxford Properties have announced the Leadenhall Building in the City of London – known as the ‘Cheesegrater’  due to its distinctive tapered profile – has been let to serviced office business Servcorp. The Sydney-based firm already provides businesses with flexible space in some of the world’s most famous buildings, including The Seagram […]

Land Securities to submit application for solution to Walkie Talkie solar glare problem

Land Securities to submit application for solution to Walkie Talkie solar glare problem

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Land Securities has confirmed it will submit a planning application next month for the solution to the solar glare problem at the ‘Walkie Talkie.’ Last year the skyscraper at 20 Fenchurch EC3 was dubbed the ‘Walkie Scorchie’, after it was found its unusual design was reflecting and magnifying the sun’s rays, which were melting parts […]

Largest single office floor plate unveiled in Leeds as demand for space increases

Largest single office floor plate unveiled in Leeds as demand for space increases

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The largest single office floor plate currently available in Leeds city centre has been unveiled, following the completion of a £1million refurbishment programme at one of the city’s landmark office schemes. The NFU Mutual insurance firm, which owns No 1 Whitehall Riverside, has refurbished 34,000 sq ft of space within the building to transform the […]

Highest ever BREEAM outstanding score for PwC’s HQ refurbishment

Highest ever BREEAM outstanding score for PwC’s HQ refurbishment

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PwC’s nine-storey headquarters at One Embankment Place in London has surpassed all BREEAM scores to date for both new build and existing structures. The 450,000 sq ft commercial office building located at Charing Cross station in London has achieved a milestone 96.31 per cent BREEAM Outstanding score, including a 100 per cent score for materials, […]

Sale of premier real estate portfolio More London announced

Sale of premier real estate portfolio More London announced

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More London has been sold to Kuwaiti firm St Martins Property Group for approximately £1.7 billion, according to Reuter’s sources. Owners London Bridge Holdings said it had originally intended to refinance More London (which is located adjacent to Tower Bridge and opposite The Tower of London), by the early summer of 2014 but had been […]

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