Commercial News - Locations (October - 2013)

Regenerated Longbridge Centre has started trading October 1st- 2013

Regenerated  Longbridge Centre has started trading
Bill Oliver, CEO of St Modwen Properties said today that the firm has completed the third phase of it's Town Centre development within it's £1 billion regeneration of the 468 acre Longbridge car factory site in Birmingham, where 25 shops, anchored by a large Sainsbury's were made available. Greggs bakers, Costa coffee shop and Autism Birmingham ch... Continue

£500 million Crystal Palace replica plan gets Boris's support October 3rd- 2013

£500 million Crystal Palace replica plan gets Boris's support
A controversial plan to build a modern replica of the Crystal Palace on it's later site in South London has been unveiled today by Chinese investment group ZhongRong, which announced its plans at an event with London Mayor Boris Johnson and leader of Bromley Council Stephen Carr.It is thought that the new building could cost £500 million and is a ... Continue

14 storey Croydon office block sold for resi conversion October 7th- 2013

14 storey Croydon office block sold for resi conversion
Delta Point, a 312,000 sq ft former BT office building in Croydon which recently became Gotham City General Hospital in a Batman movie, having been unoccupied since 2011, has been sold to Criterion Capital, for conversion to residential use.It is thought that the firm will create 348 new apartments on the 14 floors there, with underground car parki... Continue

Mansfield's only commercial development in decade comes to market October 8th- 2013

Mansfield's only commercial development in decade comes to market
The council of Mansfield, Nottinghamshire's biggest town, are hoping that the £2.4 million mixed-use development they are just about to complete next to their new £9 million bus station will kick-start further developments.The new building offers two retail units on the ground floor which will benefit from the highest footfall in the town, and si... Continue

Wirral Council appoint DTZ to find development partner for new Golf Resort at Hoylake October 9th- 2013

Wirral Council appoint DTZ to find development partner for new Golf Resort  at Hoylake
Having touted plans to use the municipal golf course at Hoylake on the Wirral as the basis for a new Golf Resort back at MIPIM in 2008, Wirral Council has this week appointed DTZ to secure a development partner. A sure sign of improving post-recession confidence, the proposals envisage a world-class golf resort, including a signature golf course, ... Continue

Retail map of Birmingham being redrawn by gestating Grand Central scheme October 11th- 2013

Retail map of Birmingham being redrawn by gestating Grand Central scheme
Work is underway on the Birmingham Grand Central scheme, which is part of a wider on-going project to transform the New Street railway station, which is beneath the site.Having completed the first half of the new station completed in April, the second stage of the scheme started in July, building the new £100 million John Lewis store and redevelop... Continue

London's Walkie Scorchie may soon be better known for green credentials October 28th- 2013

London's Walkie Scorchie may soon be better known for green credentials
Back in early September, as the sun's elevation reached a critical point of focus on the face of the Walkie Talkie building, it's powerful radiant heat was focussed on to the street below, melting parts of a new Jaguar parked there. City journalists were delighted to have a story on their door steps and entertained us by frying an egg in the heat, ... Continue

Holy Row at St Botolphs over neighbouring hotel development October 29th- 2013

Holy Row at St Botolphs over neighbouring hotel development
A row has broken out over a planning application submitted for the demolition and redevelopment of the ugly seven storey Matrix Building in Algate High Street in the City of London, as the Rector of neighbouring St Botolph's without Aldgate Church, has contradicted a report recommending the plans on behalf of Hong Kong-based Dorsett Hospitality Int... Continue