Tag: Commercial Construction

Royal Bidders enter Race for London Octopus

Posted on 26 March, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Few commercial developments prove as divisive as the forthcoming London Octopus building in Chiswick. To the architects, it is “part building, part sculpture” – a project which sets new standards in architectural ambition. To its opponents, it’s a... Read More

Cambridge Office Scheme one of the Largest outside London

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

An £80m finance deal has secured the development of a Cambridge office block, thought to be one of the biggest speculative schemes outside London. The scheme will be known as One the Square and is being developed by Brookgate with funding coming from Orchard... Read More

Irish Government must act to prevent New Property Bubble warns Agent

Posted on 25 March, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Economy, Worldwide Property News

The Irish government must look beyond the signs of recovery to ensure the wrong kind of construction does not prompt another property bubble, a senior agent has warned. There are already signs Ireland’s property market is getting out of control,... Read More

Investors sought for £4bn Brent Cross Redevelopment

Posted on 24 March, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The three-way partnership behind the Brent Cross Cricklewood regeneration project say they are still searching for new investors despite a ministerial decision to delay the calling in of revised plans for the multi-billion pound north-west London... Read More

Derby Innovation Park to Create 8,000 Jobs

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Initial ground work is expected to begin next month on a 250-acre innovation campus at Derby after the infrastructure specialist Balfour Beatty was named as the development’s roads contractor. Infinity Park will cost £200m to create and aims to... Read More

Wind Tunnel Tests for Birmingham Office Tower

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

Birmingham city councillors have ordered wind tunnel test on the designs of a 15-storey office block despite unanimously backing the project as part a business district revival. The safety checks were agreed after concerns the building could funnel winds... Read More

Council to fund New Hotel Construction as part of Redhill Regeneration Programme

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

This week, Reigate and Banstead Borough Council has announced it is to provide funding for a new hotel as part of Redhill, Surrey’s extensive regeneration programme. The local authority will join forces with Aviva and Sainsbury’s in the revival of the... Read More

Highbridge to build new North-East Industrial Site

Posted on 21 March, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Highbridge Properties — the developers behind Britain’s biggest business park — has unveiled plans for a new 82-acre industrial site which, it claims, could create more than 1,000 new jobs. Indigo Park will be located north of Newcastle on land... Read More

Welsh Government presses ahead with Cardiff Office Scheme

Posted on 20 March, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Work is expected to start this summer on a 90,000sq foot office scheme in the centre of Cardiff. The Welsh Government, which is backing the project, is currently evaluating a shortlist of tenders from construction firms bidding to take on the development.... Read More

HS2 to bring Major Commercial Development to Birmingham City Centre

Posted on 3 March, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

An area of Birmingham city centre is set to undergo a huge redevelopment programme thanks to HS2. The regeneration will accompany the construction of the high speed rail station at Curzon Street and will include 600,000 square metres of business... Read More