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London firms to pay 2% Crossrail levy

Boris Johnson has sparked anger among many London SME's by revealing that they will have to pay a 2% business levy from April to cover the cost of the Crossrail. Around 80% of SME's will be exempt from the levy, while c...

BBP offer free green building advice for London SME’s

Businesses in London are being offered free green office advice by the Better Buildings Partnership. The BBP have published a new online tool kit to help businesses measure the energy use from their current building and...

West End regains title as world’s most expensive office space

London's West End has knocked Tokyo off the top of the list to regain the title of the world's most expensive office space. DTZ has said stabilising rents and business confidence has pushed the West End back up to the t...

Available London office space drops for 1st time in 2 years

RICS's UK Commercial Property Survey has revealed that office vacancy rates in London have dropped for the first time in 2 years. Office rents have risen as available space is being snapped up, marking the first step of...

Canary Wharf Group submits to One Park Place

The Canary Wharf Group have bought the long leasehold interests at One Park Place near Westferry Circus for £17.5 million, marking one of the largest acquisitions in Central London so far this year. The group have been...

Land Sec ready for major Central London developments

Land Securities have announced they are ready to invest in a set of major developments in Central London after securing a high number of lettings in the third quarter of 2009. The planned developments will cost £655 mi...

Will Battersea Power Station ever be redeveloped?

Over the years, the vacant Grade II building that is Battersea Power Station has been redesigned as a cinema, a theatre and a theme park to name but a few. Despite the public giving the latest plans by Treasury Holdings...