Mayor announces tree cash

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan has announced £750,000 of funding to plant more than 40,000 new trees across the capital.

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Future of London says boroughs key to PRS

‘Build to Rent’ housing designed and managed specifically for private renters is on the rise in London – there were four times as many private rented sector (PRS) schemes in development at the end of 2016 than in the previous seven years – and London Boroughs could be key to the success and affordability of the sector, says Future of London.

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Uxbridge Garden Centre to close

The Hillingdon Wyevale Garden Centre is to close, as the site owner prepares plans to redevelop the site.

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RAD plans approved

An agreement between the Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) and York Place Buildings has been reached to provide a brand new purpose built headquarters.

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CEG gets West Ealing permission

Ealing Council has granted consent for a new 170,000 sq ft Grade A office development by CEG.

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Lyric adds apprentice dozen

Hammersmith’s Lyric Theatre has announced it is hiring 12 apprentices who will be trained and steered into careers in the arts.

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Goldsmith to lead anti-R3 campaign

The former Richmond Park MP Zac Goldsmith is to lead the four-council campaign against Heathrow expansion.

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U+I and Colony pair up

U+I Group have linked with Colony NorthStar to create a specialist, joint venture platform to invest in commercial office markets, with part of The Old Vinyl Factory as one of its first projects.

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Hidden homes programme continues

Building work is under way at three new housing development sites in Wandsworth, as part of the council’s long-running Hidden Homes initiative.

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Curve refused

Starbones’ plans for a residential tower on the Chiswick Roundabout site, known as the Chiswick Curve, have been refused.

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Brent agrees Bridge Park sale

Brent Council has approved proposals to sell Bridge Park Leisure Centre to the owners of the neighbouring Unisys site.

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Private Business Awards open for nominations

Nominations are now open for the 2017 UK Private Business Awards – often referred to as the Diamonds – which celebrate the best of UK private businesses and their contribution to communities and the UK economy.

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Record year for Heathrow

Heathrow celebrated 70 years of history as Britain’s front door in 2016, welcoming a record 76 million passengers alongside 1.5 million tonnes of cargo.

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Belmont reaches practical completion

Aviva Investors’ 125,000 sq ft Uxbridge office redevelopment, Belmont, has reached practical completion.

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Wandsworth to hold Nine Elms building jobs fair

Wandsworth Council are holidng a free construction recruitment event later in January 2017, showcasing the range of jobs and starter roles available through the Nine Elms regeneration programme.

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Landid & Brockton bring BTS to Hammersmith

The Swedish-based professional services firm BTS is the fourth company to agree a letting deal at One Queen Caroline Street (1QCS), following a refurbishment by Landid and Brockton Capital.

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Regus for FC200

Legal and General has signed Regus to a floor in its FC200 development in Park Royal.

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Brent could sell Bridge Park

Brent Council’s Cabinet is to meet to decide the sale of Bridge Park Leisure Centre to the owners of the neighbouring Unisys building, a deal which could help see the Unisys site finally redeveloped.

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Work starts on Slough homes

Work has begun on new council homes in Slough, as part of their programme of small development sites.

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Sadiq to write London industrial strategy

In a speech at the London Government Dinner, Sadiq Khan has asked the capital’s political and business leaders to work with him to develop a new industrial strategy for London.

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