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CBRE scales new heights with South Bank Tower deal

Global property advisor CBRE, has been appointed by Hermes Real Estate and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board as part of their London Joint Venture (JV), to manage 220,000 sq ft of office space at the South Bank Tower in London. ...

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OCS secures national contract with GVA

GVA, the independent commercial property advisor, has awarded the contract to provide security services at its UK commercial sites to facilities management provider OCS. The three-year contract, which began in November 2013, covers security across the GVA commercial portfolio in ...

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NAACEA calls for air conditioning inspections to have the same legal standing as EPCs

Following the recent concerns voiced by B&ES over the lack of enforcement for mandatory TM44 air conditioning inspections, the newly formed National Association of Air Conditioning Energy Assessors (NAACEA) has called for air conditioning energy assessments to enjoy the same ...

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Nation-wide blackouts a ‘very real possibility’ new research finds

A new report describes how future energy capacity will come under increasing pressure, and presents what it calls “the very real possibility” of government-orchestrated nation-wide blackouts by 2015, which could also be combined with steep rises in energy costs. EU ...

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The BBP launches its updated green lease toolkit

The Better Building Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of seventeen of the leading commercial property owners in the UK, has updated its guidance on the use of green leases for commercial property. Its new Green Lease Toolkit is free to download ...

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Sustainable cities – Richard Byatt reviews last week’s Base London event

Newham is one of the poorest parts of the UK, on some measures it’s the second most deprived local authority area in England. But it’s also home to most of the Olympic Park and one of Europe’s biggest regeneration zones. ...

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Deloitte commissioned to review commercial property energy efficiency policies

A major independent study is underway into whether the government’s energy and carbon policies are having the desired effect on the commercial property sector. The government-led Green Construction Board has joined forces with the Green Property Alliance, a group of ...

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Global banks set to streamline real estate portfolios still count on London

London still remains a likely growth area for the banks looking to consolidate their global estate new research has found. Seventy two per cent of banks with a presence in Central London plan to streamline their real estate portfolios over the next two years ...

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Study finds one in five commercial premises could be unfit to let in 2018

Seventeen per cent of the UK’s investment real estate could be unlettable in five years’ time under new EPC regulations, a leading environment & engineering consultancy has warned. The provisions, detailed in the Energy Act, will make it mandatory for ...

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Developers and occupiers upbeat as office construction hits four-year high

With 9.7 million sq ft of office space now under construction – reaching a four-year high and letting activity up on buildings under construction, the findings from a new industry survey find developers and occupiers more upbeat. According to the ...

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