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Westfield shareholders confirm Unibail sale

Westfield shareholders have voted in favour of a £18.5 billion takeover by Unibail-Rodamco, it has been announced. The approval was the final hurdle for the takeover, which has already received approval from Unibail shareholders, boards of both companies, as well … Continue reading

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Fulham Broadway BID closes on ballot

The proposed Fulham Broadway Business Improvement District is heading towards its ballot. The BID’s proponents say Fulham Broadway as a designated Town Centre has remained largely unchanged, but that with Chelsea’s stadium at Stamford Bridge being redeveloped the opportunity has … Continue reading

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Troubadour Theatre heads for Wembley

The Troubadour Theatre Group is to create a new 2000 seat theatre in Wembley, in what is now the Fountain Studios. The flexible 1,000-2,000 seat capacity Troubadour Wembley Park Theatre is being created inside the former Fountain Studios, currently home … Continue reading

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Capco plan demerger

Capital & Counties has announced it is considering a demerger, which would result in two separately-listed businesses – one focussed on Earls Court, and one on Covent Garden. The Earls Court holdings (pictured left after the demolition of the Earls … Continue reading

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H&F confirms new cabinet

Cllr Stephen Cowan has been re-confirmed as Leader of the Hammersmith & Fulham Council at the H&F Annual Council and Mayor Making meeting. On 23 May 2018 Cllr Cowna was confirmed as staying in the Leader’s role, while Cllr Daryl … Continue reading

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Sky to build innovation centre on Osterley base

Sky has announced plans to create and build a dedicated innovation centre on its Osterley campus as it continues its push into developing world-leading consumer technology. The space will house an ever-growing number of technology engineers and software developers focusing … Continue reading

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Watkin Jones submits Uxbridge plans

Watkin Jones has submitted plans for a 295 home private rental scheme in Uxbridge. The development of up to 13 storeys would be on the 2.3-acre site of the Halfords and Wickes retail warehouse on Harefield Road, owned by Canada … Continue reading

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Sadiq awards green spaces funds

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced the six winners of over £2 million of grant funding for green space improvements, as part of his push to make London the world’s first National Park City. The winning projects … Continue reading

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Colindale gets TfL Growth Fund cash

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced the latest schemes to receive funding from Transport for London’s (TfL’s) Growth Fund, including one in Colindale. The latest funding, which totals around £24m, will help accelerate the delivery of a range … Continue reading

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Brent Cross CPO approved

The Communities Secretary James Brokenshire has approved the Compulsory Purchase Order for the new Brent Cross West Thameslink station. This enables Barnet Council to move the £250m programme to the next stage of the development process, which will deliver an … Continue reading

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Barratt starts work in Hounslow

Construction work has begun on Barratt’s Hounslow High Street Quarter sheme, which will produce 528 homes, a new Cineworld cinema, shops and office space. The development will include a 27-storey residential tower, a new addtition to the West London skyline, … Continue reading

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Primark scale up in Harrow

Primark are to take the former BHS unit at Harrow’s St Ann’s Centre, while their own unit will become a Lidl. The store, three times the size of the current Primark at 67,000 sq, has been vacant since BHS collapsed … Continue reading

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Hounslow Highways success

Hounslow Council and contractor Hounslow Highways have been nominated for an MJ award recognising outstanding performance in highways management. The council is a finalist in the Municipal Journal’s local government achievement awards in the Highways Management/Asset Management category. A Hounslow Council … Continue reading

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TfL to take over Heathrow Connect

Transport for London will be running the Heathrow Connect service from this weekend, part of the programme heading for delivery of an opeational Crossrail service. From Sunday 20 May 2018 Transport for London (TfL) will take over the Heathrow Connect … Continue reading

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Double win for Brent

Two Brent redevelopment schemes won a joint award at the RESI Awards. Kilburn Quarter and Wembley Park’s Tipi Alto took the joint award for ‘Development of the Year’ at the 2018 Property Week RESI Awards on Wednesday, May 16. Network … Continue reading

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BYM Capital to build new resi development on former BSkyB office campus

Residential developer BYM Capital are set to transform the former headquarters of British Sky Broadcasting into a new £98million scheme. Four of the five office buildings on the campus on Grant Way, Osterley will be converted into 271 flats – … Continue reading

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Unibail-Rodamco confirms Westfield deal

Unibail-Rodamco has confirmed approval of the acquisition of Westfield Corporation, owners of Westfield London. Shareholders confirmed the transaction at Unibail’s Annual General Meeting. The combined company will be listed on Amsterdam, Paris and Sydney stock exchanges. On May 24, 2018, … Continue reading

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Wembley back in profit ahead of Shahid Khan takeover bid

The latest accounts for Wembley Stadium show a return to profit, ahead of the proposed takeover by American billionaire Shahid Khan. The National Stadium made pre-tax profits of £5.5million in the year to July 2017, compared with a £5m loss … Continue reading

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Mayor produces council housing cash

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has announced a programme aimed at boosting the building of new council homes, aiming for 10,000 over the next four years. Sadiq is using funds from the £1.67bn he secured from government in the … Continue reading

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Spelthorne Council calls for Heathrow compensation extension

Spelthorne Council has called for the compensation scheme proposed by Heathrow Airport in its current third runway consultation to be expanded to include parts of their borough. Although the Council has been a long-standing supporter of Heathrow expansion due to … Continue reading

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