Category: Property

Owner of Selfridges buys 388-396 Oxford Street

388-396 Oxford Street building has reportedly been sold to the owners of Selfridges department store, the Weston family. Fashion chain French Connection has a lease for the retail premises that runs until 2025, but Selfridges could take ownership sooner. Learn...

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Public Sector Assets in England Mapped

A ‘demo’ map showing 180,000 assets owned by public sector bodies has been published. Among the assets shown are: – over 130 cafes and restaurants – more than 100 pubs – an airport in Southend – nearly 100 golf...

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Jones Lang LaSalle to Merge with King Sturge

Commercial real estate firm Jones Lang LaSalle (NYSE: JLL) today announced it will merge with property consultancy King Sturge. The transaction is expected to close on 31 May 2011. Under its terms, Jones Lang LaSalle will pay consideration of £197...

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RIBA Award London winners 2011

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has announced the winners of the 2011 RIBA Awards. RIBA Awards for architectural excellence will be presented to 97 buildings in the UK and Europe (89 in the UK and 8 in the rest of the EU). The shortlist...

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Empty homes are a scandal

“With so many people on housing waiting lists looking for a home of their own, it is a scandal that there are 300,000 long term empty homes across the country. These properties are a magnet for squatters, vandalism and anti-social behaviour,...

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Design Advice

Have you been looking for a reason to finally get started with redesigning your house? Architect in the House scheme matches homeowners with a local RIBA chartered architect who gives up an hour of their time for a design consultation. In exchange,...

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