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12Aug 2008

Fast expanding Serviced Office Providers United Business Centres plc (UBC) have partnered with mobile telephone specialists EVAD (Ethos Voice And Data) to become the first UK serviced office provider to offer clients corporate telecommunications packages. The operators have seen ongoing success with their serviced business centres continuing to open across the UK and are now leading […]

08Aug 2008

The Great Victoria Partnership recently received 22 objections from local residents following a public consultation regarding plans for a 118,000 sq ft office and four-storey residential development near Buckingham Palace. The majority of complaints were regarding the reduction of light levels that would occur following the erection of the seven-storey building in the residential area.  […]

06Aug 2008

The UK’s largest Serviced Office providers Regus have spoken out in support of the Government’s new flexible working proposals, reportedly saying “…new flexible working proposals can boost productivity and shouldn’t negatively influence recruitment.” Under current regulations workers have a statutory right to ask for flexible working hours provided that fall under a number of categories […]

06Aug 2008

In line with the ongoing Thameslink upgrade project the closure of central London’s Blackfriars tube station has been announced for March 2009 as part of a massive restoration which is expected to last until late 2011. It has been reported that Blackfriars mainline station will remain open during the regenerative works but all services to Blackfriars […]

05Aug 2008

With twelve serviced office operators to choose from, Reading has no shortage of serviced office space within the town centre and surrounding area.  Close competition between providers has produced some great deals for companies considering a move to the area and the town has become a popular business location in recent years.  Home to the […]

04Aug 2008

There has been yet more gloomy news recently for the world’s top property agents with CB Richard Ellis and Jones Lang LaSalle reporting a continued fall in profits.  Figures from the New York Stock Market last Tuesday revealed that since the second quarter of last year, Ellis’s profits have dived from $141.1m to $16.6m whilst Jones Lang LaSalle […]

04Aug 2008

Last week, research company CoStar published the “Central London Office Market Report” which revealed some alarming results involving the current state of the London property market. It was exposed that London’s Central Office take-up had fallen a staggering 50% in the first half of the year.  The report also uncovered a 74% plunge in Midtown […]

01Aug 2008

The American Embassy are looking to relocate their London Offices by 2012.  Currently a number of sites are being considered with a short list of twelve locations around the city.   One of the more likely locations for the move will be Regent’s Park which sits within close proximity of the home of US ambassador Robert […]

01Aug 2008

Following on from today’s earlier article regarding the current conditions of London’s Bank market, property magazine Property Week have announced that US investment bank JP Morgan have decided to walk away from a 1m sq ft relocation to the Barbican area of the City.  This decision serves a further blow for the city’s commercial property market which, […]

01Aug 2008

Bank is one of the most competitive areas for serviced office space worldwide. Not only within the square mile, but within a few hundred metres of Bank tube station, there are over twenty serviced offices all vying for business. Over the past few years the market has remained steady, with rates and occupancies cruising at […]