Commercial property

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‘It’s been a disaster’: how Boris Johnson’s docklands business hub turned into a ghost town
The former mayor touted the £1.7bn London development as a vibrant beacon for Asian companies. Now there isn’t a single tenant – though the dystopian setting is attracting film crews

Oliver Wainwright

20, Jul, 2022 @10:13 AM

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Woking towers: the high-rise symbol of local council debt piles
Cash-starved authorities turned to property development to beat austerity –but none more so than one town in Surrey

Richard Partington Economics correspondent

09, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Behold London’s ‘landscraper’! Google’s new UK HQ – as long as the Shard is tall
Tech giant’s King’s Cross HQ replete with pool, nap pods and rooftop exercise track marks its topping out phase

Joanna Partridge

01, Jul, 2022 @4:59 PM

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Government urged to back £350m fund to revive UK high streets
Campaigners say grants would help underpin commercial and social investment in regeneration projects

Sarah Butler

01, Jul, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Home working could make up to a fifth of London office space redundant
Workplace flexibility may leave blocks empty across south-east England, survey reveals

Joanna Partridge

24, Jun, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Not just any building: why plans for the M&S flagship store hit a raw nerve
Bid to raze and rebuild Oxford St store stirs debate over carbon footprints and future development of UK high streets

Sarah Butler

24, Jun, 2022 @1:45 PM

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Crowdfunder launched for UK’s first community-run LGBTQI+ venue
Proposed bar is ‘fightback’ against number of queer venues lost to property development

Rupert Neate

17, Jun, 2022 @1:13 PM

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The sanctioned oligarch’s son and a £160m London property empire
Said Gutseriev says he has no financial or commercial links to his father, who was sanctioned last year for ‘supporting’ dictator of Belarus

Jasper Jolly

24, May, 2022 @11:03 AM

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Drive for net zero fuels UK boom in retrofitting buildings for new use
Reversing a trend for ‘knock it down and start again’, the climate crisis is encouraging developers to rethink

Joanna Partridge

24, Apr, 2022 @11:39 AM

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Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group to hand nearly £21m to incoming chief
Sports Direct owner’s ‘head of elevation’ Michael Murray is engaged to founder’s daughter

Sarah Butler

22, Apr, 2022 @4:37 PM

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Almost 90% of Debenhams stores still lie empty a year after collapse
UK retail data shows slow revival of high streets partly driven by independent businesses moving into vacant sites

Sarah Butler

17, Mar, 2022 @6:01 AM

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London property giant Shaftesbury hails return of crowds to West End
Commercial landlord reports rebound in shoppers, workers and revellers across Soho, Chinatown and Covent Garden

Julia Kollewe

04, Feb, 2022 @1:05 PM

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