Tag: Commercial Construction

Dublin set to get Mothballed Site Tax to spur Commercial Development

Posted on 29 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The Lord Mayor of Dublin is the highest profile local politician so far to have publicly backed a government proposal to impose a levy on “mothballed” development sites. As part of its new strategy to kick-start the construction sector the Irish... Read More

Contractor named for Leeds Central Square Development

Posted on 23 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The job of main contractor for the £100m Central Square development in Leeds city centre has been awarded to Wates Construction. Planning permission for the 11-storey office scheme — situated between Whitehall Road and Wellington Street on the... Read More

Development Fund targets Scotland’s West Coast

Posted on 22 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

A multi-billion pound pension fund has set aside £50m for commercial property development on the west coast of Scotland. Strathclyde Pension Fund — which has an estimated £14bn under management on behalf of more than 200 employers and 200,000 public... Read More

Edinburgh Shawfair Plans Unveiled

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

A £200m, 15-year plan to build a new community development on the outskirts of Edinburgh has been unveiled by the Scottish government. To be called Shawfair, the project was first mooted almost two decades ago. Since then it’s been shelved, revived... Read More

Fall in London Office construction will be followed by New Wave of Development says Deloitte

Posted on 21 May, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

Office construction in the capital has fallen by 5 per cent over the last six months according to Deloitte’s latest London Crane Survey. The survey records only 15 new starts – the lowest number since 2010 – and there is very little development in the... Read More

Three-Year delay as Google orders London HQ rethink

Posted on 16 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

After scrapping designs for its new £650m UK headquarters, Google has confirmed work on its Kings Cross offices are unlikely to start until at least 2017. News of the delay was first revealed by the boss of the contractor chosen to build the... Read More

Joint London Gateway venture for Prologis and DP World

Posted on 10 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Prologis and the Emirati marine terminal and port operator DP World have teamed up to speculatively build a distribution centre at London Gateway Logistics Park. The fifty-fifty 316,000sq ft joint venture is being designed to offer the maximum... Read More

New York’s Hudson Yards “Spire” Site sells for £141m

Posted on 7 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

New York property company Tishman Speyer has continued its acquisition of land parcels on Manhattan’s Hudson Yards development site by buying an adjacent plot that could that could see it constructing of one of the tallest buildings in the... Read More

Planners set to overrule Spinningfields Objections

Posted on 6 May, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Planners are expected to rubber stamp Manchester’s latest Spinningfields development later this week — despite objections from some of the city’s top lawyers and its premier theatre venue. Barristers with chambers at the Grade II listed Cobden... Read More

Birmingham braced for Wave of Revamps and Developments

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

Birmingham, which is already set to benefit from the redevelopment of the Paradise Circus area of the city centre, will see two more major revamps get underway shortly. The first of these involves department store Selfridges, which has revealed plans to... Read More