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Gherkin building to host Dragons den business competition

The Gherkin, in central London, is to become a 'Dragon's Den' for entrepreneurs competing to win free office space. The finalists of the competition will give a presentation on April 30th, at the famous London buildin...

Companies donate offices for ‘The London Twin Peak Challenge’

CityPoint and Broadgate Tower have been donated as race locations for a 935 foot, 67 floor charity fund-raiser. On Sunday 23rd May fund-raisers will participate in the ultimate office challenge, a race to the peak of Ci...

London’s Heron Tower nears completion

The eagerly awaited Heron Tower, in London, has been “topped out”, which is a ceremony to celebrate the near completion of the building. Plans for the tower began in 1999 and now, 11 years later, development company...

Political parties and portable office space

The 2010 General Election is less than a month away and the major political parties are taking to the road in their motorised offices in order to rally the voters. The Conservatives, Labour and the Liberal Democrats hav...

Increase in office occupancy leads to new office developments

A report by Cushman & Wakefield showed that 3.1million square feet of London office space has been rented in 2010, a figure 330% higher than in the same period in 2009. Figures show that the West End, City and Dockl...

Prince Charles unhappy with new office space at St Paul’s

After plans have been made public that Saudi investors intend to turn empty land at St Paul’s Cathedral into office space, Princes Charles has urged them to reconsider. The Church of England has been privately negotia...

Green and orange offices brighten up Central London

The exterior of the Central Saint Giles office development is to be bright green and orange in an attempt to stand out from dreary office blocks. The 500,000 square feet office development is to be near Covent Garden an...

‘The Shard’ set to change the London skyline

In 2012 ‘The Shard’ will open on London’s South Bank and become Europe's tallest building. The colossal new skyscraper will be 1,004 ft tall and have an immense 1.361 million sq-ft of floor space. There will be en...

£43 million joint venture leads to new office development

By securing a £43 million investment from Brookefield Properties, Great Portland Estates are now in a comfortable position to go ahead with the construction of new London-based offices. Brookfield Properties, which alr...

Newport set to compete with Bristol for London office jobs

Bradford and Newport are competing for London office jobs as the government relocates offices to other areas. As reported on Wednesday, the government is in the process of announcing a dramatic office upheaval with 15,0...