Arup announces first Manchester office relocation in over 40 years

Arup announces first Manchester office relocation in over 40 years

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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

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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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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

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 […]

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Highest ever BREEAM outstanding score for PwC’s HQ refurbishment

Highest ever BREEAM outstanding score for PwC’s HQ refurbishment

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, […]

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Sale of premier real estate portfolio More London announced

Sale of premier real estate portfolio More London announced

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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UK’s fastest growing tech businesses named by Deloitte survey

UK’s fastest growing tech businesses named by Deloitte survey

There is a decided London bias in the latest Deloitte Technology Fast 50, which names the UK’s fastest growing technology companies.  Twenty of the named companies are to be found in the capital and they generate just under half of their £672 million combined revenues over the last year.  The growth rates  used to measure […]

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In pictures: plans revealed for East London iCity development

In pictures: plans revealed for East London iCity development

While Parliament debates the reality or otherwise of the 2012 Olympic legacy, the firms behind iCity on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in East London (above) have submitted detailed planning proposals and launched a new website to promote the development which they claim will become ‘a world-leading centre of innovation, education and enterprise’. The joint […]

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Gallery: first images of interior of Apple’s $5 billion campus in California

Gallery: first images of interior of Apple’s $5 billion campus in California

Following last week’s final sign off of the plans for the new Apple Campus 2 building in northern California, the local council has issued the first interior shots of the new building. The $5 billion Foster and Partners designed campus includes a 2.8 million sq. ft. building and will be home to over 14,000 Apple […]

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Best tall buildings in world competition winners announced by CTBUH

Best tall buildings in world competition winners announced by CTBUH

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) has announced the winners of its Best Tall Building Worldwide competition. The overall winner was the China Central Television Headquarters in Beijing (above) which was also the regional winner for Asia. The other three regional awards went to The Shard, London (for Europe), The Bow in […]

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Mixed use scheme’s sustainable power supply gets vice-presidential seal of approval

Mixed use scheme’s sustainable power supply gets vice-presidential seal of approval

The Quadrant 3 redevelopment of offices, retail, residential, restaurant and hotel space in the Regent Street Quadrant in London has become the first in the UK to install an efficient and sustainable fuel cell that draws its power from the same technology used to provide energy to space shuttles during flights. It’s so impressed former […]

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