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Construction start in EC3

Contractor for EC3 scheme

City tower design

City refurbishment plan

Scheme underway in W1

Shard lettings

Pre-let to prompt start

Pre-let to prompt start

Refurb application made

Soho scheme start

City scheme start

Mayfair scheme tipped

Hammersmith completion

City scheme let

Midtown refurbishment awarded

Southbank refurbishment

Mayfair application

Midtown refurbishment

City scheme poised

Midtown scheme to start

Agents for planned scheme

Redevelopment opportunity

City scheme appointments

Major midtown refurbishment

Refurbishment delayed

Stalled City scheme re-start

City application

Consent in EC4

Refurbishment plan in W1

City pre-let

EC1 scheme underway

City refurbishment green light

Summer completion expected

City scheme application

US firm takes space

Major West End development

Office scheme in SE1

Revised consent in EC2

Major West End application

Work starting on City fringe scheme

City HQ redevelopment

Building on site shortly

City refurbishment start

St Alphage House new plans

West end site closer to development

Southbank application

City demolition start

Midtown scheme to start

Met letting

Southbank scheme negotiations

New application in St James'

Mayfair scheme let

Vauxhall office tower re-design

Extension in WC2

Floor let in new west end scheme

West end construction start imminent

Office pick-up in 2011

St James' scheme talks

City tower consent

City scheme consent

Law deal for WC2

Midtown start planned

City demolition start

Docklands start

Scheme lands first tenant

Walbrook Square new deal

Regent demolition

City office tenders

City scheme on track

Copthall Avenue spring completion

City consent

Demolition completed

Shortlist for St James' scheme

Start in EC4

City refurbishment start

Morley let space

Henderson secure pre let

Construction to start in EC2

Major WC2 refurbishment's green light

Revised plans for Moorgate scheme

Quadrant East consent

New application in EC2

Consent for St James' scheme

Kingsway refurbishment underway

Central St Giles starts

Centrium ahead

West End refurbishment

New scheme for St James'

City redevelopment scheduled for autumn

Appointment for Schroders

Work starts on Regent Street

Hammersmith scheme developer

West End scheme on the blocks

Consent for West End scheme

Mayfair scheme start

Start date for EC2 scheme

Regent Street application

Hammersmith plans

Options taken at New Street Square

Consent for EC4 redevelopment

Shard letting agents

London Bridge Quarter has announced the appointment of office letting agents for both the Shard and London Bridge Place, London, SE1. Jones Lang LaSalle and Knight Frank have been instructed on the Shard, and CB Richard Ellis and Colliers International advising on London Bridge Place. - (16-11-2010)

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Major scheme launch

Legal & General is launching its 500,000 sq ft Renzo Piano-designed Central St Giles office scheme in London, WC2, at MIPIM 2010. The scheme includes 400,000 sq ft of offices, with large office floors of 43,000 sq ft, plus 109 apartments and retail. Letting agents are Jones Lang LaSalle and Cushman & Wakefield. - (16-03-2010)

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L&R buy Michael House

London & Regional Properties has acquired the long leasehold interest in the former central London headquarters of Marks & Spencer for £115m. M&S moved from Michael House at 37-67 Baker Street, London, W1, to Paddington last year. Jones Lang LaSalle advised M&S. - (05-02-2005)

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Albion House for March completion

Work on Investstream’s refurbishment of Albion House, 55, New Oxford Street, London WC1, will complete during March 2005. The speculative office scheme will provide 4,088 sqm (44,003 sq ft) of space and is being marketed by Hodnett Martin Smith and Jones Lang LaSalle. Chorus is handling the fit-out and TP Bennett is the architect. CB Richard Ellis is the QS and project manager. - (14-01-2005)

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Late 2005 start for Bath House?

Investment company, Favermead Assets has yet to begin work on its redevelopment of the largely vacant 1960's Bath House, 52-60 Holborn Viaduct, London, EC1A 2DY. The company has planning permission to replace the building with a speculative, eight-storey mixed scheme including 14,000 sq m (150,700 sq ft) of offices, plus ground floor retail. The building is nearly opposite the City Thameslink station northern entrance and adjacent to Lovells new HQ. When contacted, Favermead that it will not begin work before late 2005 at the earliest. Aside from the ground floor retail space the building is empty. Jones Lang LaSalle’s City office is advising. - (27-11-2004)

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Hanover Cube opens for business

Hanover Cube, a new project management company set up by former directors at Jones Lang LaSalle, has taken over the project management role at Scottish Widows and Teachers' office development at Royex House, Aldermanbury Square, London, EC2. Hanover Cube opened for business on 1st November 2004 and is based in the West End. - (11-11-2004)

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McAleer takes the Swiss

British Land has sold the Swiss Centre in Leicester Square, London WC2, to Northern Irish property developers McAleer & Rushe for a reported £47m. The most likely fate for the striking, but ugly, 9,300 sq m (100,000 sq ft) building is redevelopment into a mixed-used office and leisure complex. The new building is likely to include a hotel and recently the Irish hotel chain Jurys Doyle was linked to the site. It is worth noting that McAleer is Jurys regular contractor for its UK based hotels and should McAleer included a hotel in its plans then it is not unreasonable to hazard a guess as to who the operator will be. McAleer is declining to comment at this early stage. Jones Lang LaSalle represented British Land. - (25-10-2004)

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Save Smithfield Market

Save Britain’s Heritage (SBH) is setting out to save the western buildings at Smithfield Market from redevelopment plans by the Corporation of London. SBH considers that the impending fight to be as important at that for Covent Garden in the 1970’s. The General Market buildings, owned by the Corporation of London and designed by architect Sir Horace Jones, have been vacant for at least six years. Although the entire complex is within a conservation area only about 60% of the buildings are listed. Thornfield Properties is thought to be working up a planning application for office development supported by the Corporation. The site is part of a plan by the City of London to allow 1m sq ft (92,900 sq m) of development at the western end of Smithfield and the proposed Crossrail track will bisect the site. - (18-02-2004)

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M&S unveils Baker Street design

Marks & Spencer, the retailer, has submitted detailed plans for an eight-storey 71,070 sq m (765,000 sq ft) on the 0.8ha (2-acre) site of the firm’s present headquarters at Michael House in Baker Street, London W1. The building, designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF), will include 60,386 sq m (650,000 sq ft) of offices, 4,366 sq m (47,000 sq ft) of shops and a health club and 32 residential units. Marks & Spencer will seek a developer to undertake the scheme, which could be carried out as two building phases. Marks & Spencer is anticipating a planning consent in spring 2004 and the building will cost around £125m. Jones Lang LaSalle is the development advisor. - (06-09-2003)

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Parabola submits Kings Cross scheme

Parabola Land has submitted a planning application to London Borough of Islington for an eight-storey 27,870 sq m (300,000 sq ft) office scheme overlooking the Regent’s Canal in Kings Cross, London N1. The scheme will also include an arts centre and gallery along with a café and restaurant. The development, designed by architect Dixon Jones, is to be known as Kings Place, and is on a 0.6ha (1.3-acre) site bounded by York Way, the Regent’s Canal and Battlesbridge Basin. - (06-09-2003)

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King Cross 'vision' appears

The latest plans for Kings Cross have been unveiled by Argent, and partners London & Continental Railways and St George, pending an outline planning application being submitted for the 29ha (72-acre) site. The last major plans for Kings Cross were by Rosehaugh Stanhope in the late 1980's when over 6m sq ft of office space was proposed. In the mixed-use 'vision' office development is contained in blocks 4 and 5 as the 'Southern Hub' and also in Blocks 7 and 8 to the rear of the site. The office blocks range between 8-25 storeys, with the potential to go higher. The remainder of the scheme includes retail, residential and leisure uses and the total floorspace of all uses is between 7m to 8.6m sq ft. Jones Lang LaSalle is advising on the development, which will not be able to start before 2007. - (06-10-2002)

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Millbank Tower on the market

Millbank Tower, the Grade II listed skyscraper owned by Tishman Speyer Properties, is thought to be on the market for around £125m. The US-owned private property group owns several landmark buildings including the Chrysler Building and the Rockerfeller Centre in New York, and the MesseTurm in Frankfurt, Germany. Jones Lang LaSalle is acting on the sale of Millbank Tower. - (06-10-2002)

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Aldgate Union approved

Tishman Speyer Properties has gained planning permission from the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the £100m redevelopment of the Marsh Centre at Aldgate, London E1. The part 7-storey, part 16-storey, 'Aldgate Union' scheme, designed by Wilkinson Ayre architects, will provide around 87,001 sq m (936,485 sq ft) to replace the existing 30,000 sq m (322,926 sq ft) building. Tishman Speyer Properties is advised by Jones Lang Lasalle. - (10-02-2002)

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LandSecs submits plans for Southbank

Land Securities has submitted a planning application for the redevelopment of St Christopher's House and Tabard House on the Southbank in SE1. The new scheme by Allies & Morrison includes about 69,676 sq m (750,000 sq ft) of office space with 7,989 sq m (86,000 sq ft) of retail and leisure space. If planning permission is granted work on the scheme could start in 2003 and be completed in 2006. Jones Lang LaSalle is the development advisor and letting agent on the scheme. - (31-10-2001)

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Hemingway plans tower in EC3

Hemingway Properties has submitted a planning application to the Corporation of London for a 16-storey tower with 23,403 sq m (251,909 sq ft) of offices along with retail and restaurant space in EC3. The site is bounded by Mark Lane, Hart Street, London Street and New London Street. The development advisor is Jones Lang laSalle. - (31-10-2001)

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'right to light' claim

Churchill Securities is now said to be seeking an injunction against Marks & Spencer claiming that its development at 70 Gracechurch Street, also known as Limebank House, 168 Fenchurch Street, London EC3 affects a "right to light" clause on an adjoining building that Churchill owns. It appears that discussions have not resolved the issue and the threat of legal action is making it harder for M&S to find a tenant. Churchill is thought to have made M&S an offer of £150m for the building, subject to planning consent being granted to convert the recently completed building into a 34-storey tower (which would reportedly cost another £130m).

Colliers Conrad Ritblat Erdman and Jones Lang LaSalle are the letting agents for the scheme. It has also been reported that three City firms have pulled out of negotiations for Limebank House due to the legal problems. - (01-10-2001)

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Lend Lease buys part of Patent Office

City & Provincial and Lend Lease have acquired part of the former Patent Office at 10 Furnival Street, London EC4 for about £12.5m. The eastern part of the building has been acquired from City & General, which is currently refurbishing the 4,645 sq m (50,000 sq ft) Central Court and the 2,787 sq m (30,000 sq ft) Staple Court. This phase is due to be completed in August 2002 and Jones Land LaSalle and Montagu Evans are to begin marketing in September. The eastern part of the building will be refurbished and extended at a cost of £15m and the office content will be increased from 8,175 sq m to 10,312 sq m (88,000 sq ft to 111,000 sq ft). The Lend Lease joint venture was advised by Knight Frank. - (25-08-2001)

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St Katherine's Dock on the market

The St Katherine's Dock mixed-use development in East Smithfield, London E1 is understood to have been put on the market by Taylor Woodrow. In 1969 the Port of London Authority sold the docks in Wapping to the Greater London Council for £1.5m and in 1969 the GLC awarded Taylor Woodrow the project to develop the docks, the first London Docklands regeneration project. The development includes the K2 site, previously called Europe House, which is planned as a 21,802sq m (234,676 sq ft) building that will provide seven-floors of office space, amounting to 16,720 sq m (180,000 sq ft), and a lower ground floor of 1,394 sq m (15,000 sq ft) of retail and restaurant space. The whole St Katherine's Dock development is on the market through Jones Lang LaSalle and is expected to be sold for around £250m. Possible bidders are said to include Catalyst Capital (previously Greenwich Group) with Lehman Brothers, and the US funds JE Roberts and Blackstone. - (01-07-2001)

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