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Springfield and Barratt to Develop 3,000-Home Village Near Stirling

Springfield and Barratt have agreed to jointly develop a new village comprising 3,000 homes on the outskirts of Stirling. Springfield, Scotland’s only listed housebuilder, has driven the Durieshill project through design and planning stages and will now partner with Barratt, the UK’s largest housebuilder, to bring the development to life. The Durieshill village, spanning nearly […]

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OakNorth and ASK Partners Fund £19.5m Hotel Redevelopment in Paddington

OakNorth and ASK Partners have jointly provided a £19.5m loan to Capilon Hotels Group for the redevelopment of a vacant hotel in Paddington. Capilon, known for its expertise in property investment, development, and management, will use the funds to transform a nine-storey, Grade II listed building on Westbourne Terrace into an 80-room boutique hotel. This […]

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Citra Living Partners with Utopi to Enhance Green Housing Portfolio

Lloyds Banking Group’s Citra Living has entered into an agreement with ESG technology specialist Utopi to integrate advanced data and technology solutions into its housing schemes across the UK. The partnership will initially cover 92 homes in four locations by summer 2024. This initiative highlights Citra’s dedication to leading the industry in sustainable living. Utopi’s […]

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UK-Based Amber Infrastructure to Merge with Boyd Watterson Creating Major Global Investment Platform

Amber Infrastructure Group, based in London, is set to merge with US-based Boyd Watterson Asset Management, forming a global diversified real estate, infrastructure, and fixed income asset management platform. The combined entity will manage approximately £29.1 billion in assets, employing over 300 investment personnel across offices in eight US cities and twelve countries. Amber Infrastructure, […]

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Bradford Council to Sell Landmark City Centre Offices

Bradford Council has announced its intention to close and eventually sell Margaret McMillan Tower, located in the city centre. This move is part of a broader plan to consolidate its properties in the city, aiming to save £1.1 million annually. Margaret McMillan Tower is situated near the former Jacob’s Well roundabout, within the council’s Transforming […]

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Blackstone Enters £850m Auction for Village Hotels

Blackstone, the prominent private equity investor in real estate, has entered the £850 million auction to acquire Village Hotels, a mid-market hotel chain. Blackstone, which holds property assets in Britain worth billions of pounds, has made an offer to purchase Village Hotels. City sources reported on Wednesday that Sixth Street, another US-based investment firm, is […]

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Leonardo Hotels Acquires Manchester’s Hotel Gotham

Leonardo Hotels UK and Ireland has purchased the five-star Hotel Gotham in Manchester, launched by Bespoke Hotels in 2015, for an undisclosed sum. The hotel will join the Leonardo Limited Edition collection, which includes The Dilly Hotel in London’s Piccadilly, The Grand in Brighton, and the Midland Hotel in Manchester. The acquisition may lead to […]

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MS Lending Group Completes Multi-£Million Bridging Loan for Property Portfolio Expansion

MS Lending Group has successfully finalised a bridging loan across eight properties within just eight working days. The loan allowed the client to refinance their current facility and release additional capital to acquire multiple properties. The borrower utilised MS Lending Group to raise funds on an existing portfolio, enabling them to repay a first charge […]

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Plans submitted for new office at Talbot Gateway

Plans have been submitted for a new £45m office development in Blackpool’s Talbot Gateway. Full planning permission is being sought for a 52,950 sq ft office building off Talbot Road, which would bring over 1,000 additional employees into Blackpool town centre. The land, on the site of the former Apollo 2000 store, sits within the […]

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Golding and Octopus complete transfer of 180 homes outside Mid Kent

Golding Homes has finalised the transfer of 180 affordable homes to NewArch Homes, a registered provider of social housing owned by a fund managed by Octopus Real Estate, a leading UK specialist real estate investor and lender.  Located in Bexley, Dartford, Sevenoaks, and Wealden, the mix of 111 affordable rent, 68 shared ownership and 1 leasehold houses […]

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