Monthly Archives: November 2012

China to Build World’s Tallest Skyscraper in 90 Days

Posted on 30 November, 2012 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

A Chinese construction company has announced plans to build what will be the tallest skyscraper in the world and they hope to complete it in just three months. Sky City will be built in Changsha in China's southeast region. The 220-storey structure... Read More

Pennine Tower Awarded Listed Building Status

Posted on by Neil Bird under Top Properties

In a move that may surprise many people, culture minister Ed Vaizey has awarded Grade II listed building status to the Pennine Tower found on the north-bound carriageway of the M6 between junctions 32 and 33. The landmark tower once served as a 120 seat... Read More

Festive Sales Forecast to Rise by Only One Per Cent

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

In the run up to Christmas, the retail industry goes into overdrive. Many cities authorise shopping malls and retail properties to remain open later, chains take on extra staff to cope with the rush of consumers and internet retailers prepare to work around... Read More

Manchester among Top Locations for Property Investment

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

The skyline of Manchester has changed dramatically over recent years. Even an occasional visitor will have noticed the world class buildings springing up across the city confirming its status as the North West’s principal business centre. In addition the... Read More

5000 Comet Staff Face Redundancy before Christmas

Posted on 29 November, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

The retail industry is still struggling to recover after several tough years on the high street which saw traditional chains such as Woolworths, the GAME Group and JJB Sports enter administration. Most recently, electrical specialist Comet has been forced to... Read More

Phones 4U Continues to Open New Shops 4U

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

Despite many high street retailers succumbing to the pressures of the economy, one in particular has done quite the opposite. Phones 4U has gone from strength to strength and have just opened their 38th new store this year. This is is their fourth new... Read More

New Look for High Street Fashion Chain

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

New Look is moving away from teenage fashion and aiming at a more mature customer, as its eyes a return to pre-tax profit and a refinancing of its £1bn of net debt. Chairman Alistair McGeorge, said the fashion chain, owned by private equity groups Permira... Read More

More Squatters Target Chelsea

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

Only two weeks ago we reported that squatters had occupied a former Chelsea rehab clinic that had once treated pop superstar Michael Jackson. This followed the earlier occupation of the nearby Cross Keys pub. Now another Chelsea commercial property is in the... Read More

Welfare to Work Scheme Misses the Mark

Posted on 28 November, 2012 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Earlier this year, Britain teetered on the brink of an all-out employment crisis as hundreds of thousands struggled to find work. With the recession discouraging bosses from expanding their staff and businesses folding left, right and centre, the employment... Read More

BAE Warns of Potential Shipyard Closure

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

For some time now, manufacturing has been in decline in the UK as demand for products such as steel and metalwork has dropped across Europe. This week, Tata Steel announced its plans to cut 900 jobs in the steel industry across the UK, a decision which is... Read More