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Kelly moves in
Employment agency Kelly Services has opened offices in the heart of Birmingham’s business district.
More tailoring for borough’s tallest building
The tallest building in Middlesbrough, the 17 storey Centre North East, is undergoing further refurbishment.
Office business eases back
The office sector has seen the lowest level of take-up in a quarter for two years in Newcastle city centre with just five deals over the three month, fourth quarter, period at an average of only 2,500 sq ft.
Giant strides on to the market
A vast warehouse and distribution unit has become available to let at Hams Hall, near Coleshill, Warwickshire. Colliers International has been appointed to market the 128,000 sq ft distribution facility, the only fully-fitted distribution warehouse in the 100,000 to 150,000 sq ft bracket currently available across the whole of the West Midlands.
A sight to bee-hold
Businesses in Birmingham are buzzing with intensive agriculture. Cushman & Wakefield has already kept hives at its buildings in Regent Street, London, for several years, and has now decided to extend the project to the rest of the country, including Birmingham and the Midlands.
Tea party in full swing
A former landmark bar near Queen Elizabeth Law Courts in Birmingham has been let to a coffee shop chain.
Real rise in rents
West Midlands property group Real Estate Investors recorded an 11.6% increase in contracted rental income in 2012.
Share in the light
Kames Capital, the owner of The Light, one of Leeds’ newest shopping centres, is offering a 50% share of the freehold of the asset for a price of around £52.025m, as a means of helping to diversify its existing property portfolio.
Elmwood moves down river to Water Lane
Global brand design consultancy Elmwood has moved its 60-strong Leeds team to a new headquarters on Water Lane, following a five-year search to find city centre office space.
Frederick snaps up Brighouse site
Industrial manufacturer Frederick Crowther & Sons has bought the freehold interest on a 50,125 sq ft unit at Locksley Road in Brighouse from Threadneedle Pensions in a deal arranged by Gent Visick.
Knight Frank takes on Park Place
Knight Frank has been appointed as the marketing agent for 33 Park Place, a flagship office building in central Leeds.
Three pronged expansion in media centre
Three companies based at the Round Foundry Media Centre in Leeds have expanded into larger office space following a period of sustained growth.
Retail red alert; industry urges government rescue bid
Mount Anvil finds Affinity in Fulham
BT picks agent for overseas property management
Give Boris power over property taxes, argues LSE
Capstick-Dale to expand Lighthouse site
British man in France admits slitting his two children's throats
Labour party calls for country-by-country tax reporting
MPs consider probe into transparency of mining firms
Cameron 'losing control' as rift with party core widens
BoE's King sends message to successor Carney
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