Archive for July, 2011
UBS Bank has this week, announced the opening of its first Leeds office, a move welcomed by Howard Kew, Chief executive of Financial Leeds, the trade organisation representing the city’s financial and professional services sector.
As the Olympics site takes shape, a new London cycling arena has been shortlisted as the best new building in Europe. The Royal Institute of British Architects’ (RIBA) has announced the 6 contenders for its coveted Stirling Prize – the most prestigious award in the world of architecture – and amongst the favourites is the Olympic Velodrome building, in Stratford.
Canary Wharf Group plc, has been selected to revitalise Shell‘s UK headquarters, a 27-storey building prominently located along the Southbank beside the iconic London Eye. This riverside position combined with direct access to the adjacent Waterloo station, mean that Royal Dutch Shell‘s towering headquarters and the surrounding five acres of land are considered to be one of the capital’s last remaining major development sites.
How do you retain the best staff and keep your work force motivated? From concierge desks providing on-site laundry service to free child & doggy daycare, America’s leading corporations have tried offering their employees some serious perks. But do companies really know what their employees want? One post-war study may prove otherwise.
Canary Wharf is reported to be in advanced talks to invest £25m buying a development site at 100 Cheapside from the City of London Corporation. This bold move by the Docklands developer, marks a change in the relationship between London’s rival financial districts.
With the Scottish Premier League football season due to kick-off this Saturday, Freeofficefinder.com has taken a look at Edinburgh and Glasgow, the two cities that dominate the Scottish league table for serviced office space.
Confidence in the City Office market has received a boost, with British Land announcing an Office occupancy rate of 97.8 per cent, among the highest of the major UK REITs. This represents a healthy rise from last year’s rate of 92.6 per cent and has been achieved through the successful letting of new space and agreeing lease extensions with existing occupiers.