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  1. June 20, 2014

    China Life takes majority stake in Canary Wharf tower

    Chinese state-backed insurance group China Life has taken a majority stake in one of Britain’s biggest office towers, in its...

  2. June 17, 2014

    Canary Wharf lures European bank regulator from Square Mile

    Europe’s banking regulator is shifting its London headquarters from the City to Canary Wharf, in the latest sign that the...

  1. June 6, 2014

    Shell Centre redevelopment passed despite heritage concerns

    Eric Pickles, the communities secretary, has approved plans to redevelop the 1960s Shell Centre on London’s South Bank,...

  2. March 24, 2014

    Crossrail seeks Gulf investment for art plan

    Crossrail, the biggest construction project in Europe, is seeking Gulf investment for the £14.8bn rail network’s public art...

  3. March 12, 2014

    Canary Wharf secures first tech start-up tenant

    Canary Wharf developers are hoping to lure technology companies to fill the space left by downsizing banks as start-ups are...

  4. March 6, 2014

    Crossrail a shot in the arm for London property developers

    London’s Crossrail scheme is galvanising property development along the route of the new £14.8bn east-west line, with nearly...

  5. January 14, 2014

    Sellar set to build high-end homes in second Shard tower

    London’s newest landmark, the Shard, is to be joined by a second tower. The 27-storey building, announced at a public...

  6. December 10, 2013

    Canary Wharf expansion plans to include 3,000 homes

    More than 3,000 homes will be developed on the eastern edge of Canary Wharf, alongside offices and shops, under revised...

  7. October 25, 2013

    The man who built and lost Canary Wharf

    Paul Reichmann, the Canadian property developer who died on Friday aged 83, made and lost fortunes on the global real estate...

  8. October 10, 2013

    Lettings data underscore transformation of London’s south bank

    It was once derided as a poor relation of the City of London, a place of windswept Victorian warehouses, disused wharves and...

  9. September 2, 2013

    London skyscraper proves to be hot property

    The question of whether London’s property market is overheating seems, for some at least, to have been answered. The owners...

  10. August 18, 2013

    Canary Wharf workforce quadruples in a decade

    Employment in London’s Canary Wharf financial district has almost quadrupled in the past decade, with the number of workers...

  11. March 22, 2013

    Songbird diversifies into residential

    The developer of Canary Wharf and one of London’s largest office owners is planning to build many more residential units,...

  12. March 21, 2013

    In the underground movement

    It’s the teeth that are the first thing you notice. “A very shiny grin” comes out of the ground when a skull is dug up,...

  13. November 8, 2012

    Land Securities half-year profits dip 65%

    Land Securities suffered a two-thirds drop in pre-tax profits for the six months to October after the UK’s largest landlord...

  14. September 14, 2012

    Songbird upbeat as it diversifies portfolio

    Songbird, the property developer behind the Canary Wharf business district, posted an upbeat set of results for the six...

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    August 13, 2012

    Songbird in the Wharf sings its own tune

    London commercial real estate has survived the crisis better than many would have predicted. Demand has been underwhelming,...

  16. June 18, 2012

    Olympic ‘stress tests’ expose problems

    A quarter of companies who participated in London’s biggest cross-sector Olympics “stress test” found that using alternative...

  17. May 13, 2012

    Canary Wharf epitomises enterprise culture

    “Desolation and despair” is how Sir George Iacobescu describes London’s Isle of Dogs in the 1970s, after the collapse of the...

  18. April 7, 2012

    Businesses face Olympics congestion test

    Businesses in London are set for a two-day taster of the Olympics next month when they take part in the biggest cross-sector...

  19. March 30, 2012

    Canary Wharf looks to woo IT companies

    Canary Wharf Group is looking to attract more technology and media companies as part of the next big wave of development...

  20. March 11, 2012

    Olympics catamaran to aid Canary Wharf

    One of London’s biggest business districts is drafting in a 170-seater catamaran as part of a series of measures to get...

  21. November 10, 2011

    Land Securities optimistic on office prospects

    Land Securities has given a vote of confidence in the UK’s office market, confirming it will go ahead with its planned...

  22. August 8, 2011

    Canary Wharf to build new tower

    Canary Wharf Group is to begin building the latest tower on the east London estate after agreeing to let half to the...

  23. July 31, 2011

    Rising London rents attract institutions

    The continuing resilience in London house prices is triggering a long awaited move by institutional investors into UK...

  24. July 19, 2011

    London & Stamford adds to residential portfolio

    London & Stamford, the property company, has bought more than 100 homes being developed in central London in a strategy to...

  25. June 27, 2011

    Pinnacle work restarts to meet space shortage

    Work will resume on the tallest skyscraper in the City of London this month after the project managers moved to meet an...

  26. June 13, 2011

    Canary Wharf in talks to buy Citi tower debt

    Canary Wharf Group is in exclusive talks with Royal Bank of Scotland to buy more than £150m ($246m) of debt that backs the...

  27. May 16, 2011

    Bomb threat puts central London on alert

    Metropolitan Police officers on The Mall in London after the security alert Businesses across central London were put on...

  28. March 25, 2011

    Songbird to expand in London

    Songbird Estates, the biggest shareholder in Canary Wharf, will expand its property holdings across London after resurgent...

  29. February 2, 2011

    Canary Wharf partners Qatar in bid for Shell HQ

    Capital appeal: prospective buyers are lining up bids for Shell’s London headquarters at Waterloo Canary Wharf Group has...

  30. December 20, 2010

    JPMorgan property deal should prompt relief not joy

    Builders and developers have some odd rituals – ground-breaking, laying foundation stones, topping out – but few more odd...

  31. December 20, 2010

    JPMorgan buys former Lehman London HQ

    JPMorgan Chase is moving the headquarters of its European investment banking operations to Lehman Brothers’ former premises...

  32. November 23, 2010

    JPMorgan ready to axe £1.5bn London HQ

    JPMorgan Chase is close to axing plans to build a £1.5bn European headquarters in Canary Wharf, opting instead for the...

  33. October 27, 2010

    The City of London

    The City of London’s skyline is being transformed as construction recommences on several landmark skyscrapers which had been...

  34. October 25, 2010

    London commercial property

    As Christopher Wren’s baroque London landmarks are increasingly interspersed with sleek skyscrapers, Londoners debate...

  35. October 19, 2010

    Deal to develop Walkie Talkie skyscraper

    An artist’s depiction of the ‘Walkie Talkie’ at 20 Fenchurch Street, which is slated for completion in 2014 Land Securities...

  36. October 12, 2010

    Ministers set to save Crossrail but delays likely

    Crossrail is set to survive next week’s unprecedentedly tough public spending round but its completion is likely to be...

  37. September 23, 2010

    Songbird launches £140m share placing

    Songbird Estates, the majority owner of Canary Wharf, will raise £140m through issuing new equity to pay back a loan taken...

  38. June 19, 2010

    Qataris to target Olympic property

    The Qatari investment drive into London property is poised to focus on an unexpected area in the next few years: the 2012...

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