Monthly Archives: January 2015

Overseas Investors and Insurance Giant in Birmingham Hotel and Office Deals

Posted on 23 January, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets

In a multi-million pound deal, property investors in Dubai have acquired Birmingham's Radisson Blu Hotel out of administration. The 39-storey property's assets and business was bought by Royal Gulf Ltd, a firm that is part of Dubai based real estate... Read More

Cadogan Estate and Jean-Louis Costes announce Sloane Square Hotel Collaboration

Posted on by Neil Bird under Top Properties

The Cadogan Estate has embarked on a joint venture with Parisian hotelier Jean-Louis Costes, to bring his celebrated Hôtel Costes concept to London. Cadogan has announced that the partnership will convert an apartment building, One Sloane Gardens,... Read More

The Shard confirms over 60,000 sq ft of New Office Lettings

Posted on by Neil Bird under Top Properties

The Shard has made a strong start to 2015 with the confirmation of a further three office lettings. The latest occupiers of Western Europe’s tallest building are io oil & gas consulting, The Office Group and Gallup who have agreed terms on a combined... Read More

Agents appointed for refurbished Leeds Landmark

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Top Properties

Northwood Investors has appointed two agents to market its 300,000 sq ft office and retail landmark development in Leeds city centre. The ground floor of the 1932-built Broad Gate — overlooking The Headrow, the city's civic and cultural heart — was... Read More

Scottish Businesses invited to plug in to Energy Study

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Scottish businesses occupying office or retail premises are being invited to take part in a Government-backed energy consumption experiment. The SME Energy Challenge is a free scheme funded through Innovate UK, a collaborative project collecting and... Read More

Birmingham O2 Academy sold for £3.15 Million

Posted on 22 January, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets

Property investment company Riverside Capital has sold the 02 Academy in central Birmingham to an unnamed private investor for £3.15 million, representing an initial yield of 6.9%. The Bristol Street property is currently let to the Academy Music Group... Read More

British Land and GIC seek planning permission for 100 Liverpool Street Makeover

Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

British Land and GIC have submitted a planning application to refurbish and extend 100 Liverpool Street in the City of London. The proposals will increase its total office and retail space to 515,000 sq ft. The plans, designed by Hopkins Architects,... Read More

St Modwen sells Telford Business Park in £5.25 million Deal

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

Investors remain keen to snap up regional assets promising high returns, and this has allowed companies looking to condense or overhaul their portfolios to benefit hugely. One such company is developer St Modwen, which has this week agreed a deal to sell its... Read More

IVG offloads Bristol’s Kings Orchard Office Block

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

An 89,000 sq ft office block overlooking Bristol's floating harbour has been acquired by Aviva Investors from German asset manager IVG Immobilien AG. The price paid for the King's Orchard building in the heart of the city's business district has not been... Read More

West End Hotel named Best in UK

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

London’s Haymarket Hotel has been named the best in the UK. The Piccadilly hotel beat off hundreds of rivals to gain the accolade in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards.  It also scooped seventh place in the European top hotels category and 20th in... Read More