Monthly Archives: April 2015

Séraphine joins Luxury line-up at Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter

Posted on 30 April, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Top Properties

International maternity clothing and accessory label Séraphine is set to open its first UK store outside London at Hammerson’s Victoria Quarter in Leeds. Séraphine has agreed terms for a 755 sq ft unit, located next to lingerie retailer Bravissimo,... Read More

University of Sheffield submits Advanced Manufacturing Campus Plans

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The last remnants of Sheffield City Airport would be swept away if the city’s university is granted permission to build a second advanced manufacturing campus on the site. Flying ended at the airport in 2008 and part of the site now houses Sheffield... Read More

Partnership aims to reshape Oxford Shopping Experience

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

The Westgate Oxford Alliance, a joint venture between Land Securities and the Crown Estate, recently revealed plans for the expansion and extensive refurbishment of the Westgate Centre in Oxford. This week, writing in Land Securities’ corporate blog,... Read More

LandAid calls on the Property Industry to back Towering Challenge

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Industry News

LandAid is rallying property professionals to support the industry’s most adrenaline-pumping event, in a bid to raise £50,000 for disadvantaged young people in the UK. The property industry charity, in conjunction with the Worshipful Company of... Read More

Development Securities reports Record Annual Profits

Posted on 29 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Development Securities has reported a record level of pre-tax profit in its preliminary results which were published today. The property development and investment company - which has more than 4 million sq ft of regeneration and development projects... Read More

Muse’s Bickerstaffe Square adds to Awards Tally

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Top Properties

One Bickerstaffe Square — part of a £220m Muse Developments regeneration scheme for Blackpool — has picked up its fourth award in less than a year. The five-storey flagship office block, which now houses Blackpool Council headquarters, is part of... Read More

TfL seeks partner for historic Tube Station transformation

Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments

Transport for London (TfL) is seeking a partner with innovative ideas to transform Down Street Tube station into a commercially viable business. Down Street, located on a residential street off Piccadilly, is one of seven disused stations recently... Read More

Pioneering Business Park switched on to Solar Power

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Top Properties

A Nottingham business park is on target to become one of the first in Britain to supply the power needs of all its tenants from its own three-acre solar farm. The massive array of 2,000 solar panels has been installed at Ransom Wood Business Park in... Read More

Airport City interest flying high after Chinese Tour

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

A four-city tour of China promoting Manchester’s multi-million pound Airport City scheme has generated scores of enquiries from the country’s e-commerce and information technology companies. Reporting back on the roadshow Wang Weibo, the executive... Read More

Whitbread promises Business as Usual as Boss steps down

Posted on 28 April, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Since joining the Whitbread Group in 2010, chief executive Andy Harrison has managed to raise the group’s market value from £2.5 billion to £9.7 billion, largely due to the ongoing expansion strategy which has boosted the footprint of the Costa Coffee and... Read More