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Blackstone completes £165m Canary Wharf deal

US private equity firm Blackstone has completed a deal to buy the Financial Conduct Authority’s Canary Wharf headquarters for £165m.

CBRE makes planning hire

CBRE has appointed Richard Brown as an associate director within its national planning team.

Landlords face 2018 energy efficiency deadline

Property owners whose buildings are rated as F and G in energy efficiency terms will not be allowed to let the buildings after 2018 under planned government changes to sustainability policy.

Crest completes Bristol office buy

Crest Nicholson has completed the purchase of the former Electricity House office building in Bristol for a £27m residential-led scheme.

HCA’s affordable homes funding announced

The Homes and Communities Agency has announced that 160 housing providers in England will benefit from £888m of affordable homes funding.

Speculative sheds to spring up in Gateshead

Gateshead is to get its first new speculative business space in six years after the North East Local Enterprise Partnership agreed funding to help build a £7m trade park.

Sainsbury’s property director leaves for Dixons

Sainsbury’s director of property development Philip Bell-Brown is leaving to return to Dixons as it undertakes merger with Carphone Warehouse.

Brett Palos appoints Strutts man

Brett Palos’ Thackeray Estates has appointed Charles Thompson as commercial director and head of acquisitions to drive its £300m expansion plans.

Canary Wharf gets go-ahead for 4.9m sq ft Wood Wharf

Canary Wharf Group has gained planning permission for the mixed-use development, expanding the estate by 30 buildings. 

Canary Wharf gets planning permission for 4.9m sq ft Wood Wharf

Canary Wharf Group has gained planning permission for a 4.9m sq ft mixed-use development at Wood Wharf, which will expand the estate by adding 30 new buildings.