Category Archives: Business

LINK: Even the bankers are giving Olympics legacy the thumbs up

According to a survey of professionals at Lloyds Banking Group’s annual Property Horizons conference this week, seven out of ten property professionals believe that the London 2012 Games will contribute to the recovery of the commercial property market in London … Continue reading

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Olympics will be £200m more profitable than accountants first thought

£2.15 billion is today’s magic number. That’s the amount of money predicted to be made from the Olympics. Significant today because until recently the total was predicted to be £200m less. The reason for this optimism? Well the Telegraph think … Continue reading

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IKEA snaps up 13-acre site for houses, offices and creative industries

The investment arm of IKEA has bought 13-acres of residential ground to develop 1,500 homes, plus offices and warehouses for the creative industries. Inevitable flat-pack jokes aside – this is a massive acquisition. The Estates Gazette’s ever-insightful Paul Norman reports … Continue reading

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Building firm saved by Olympic investment

Building blocks manufacturer Lignacite has hauled itself back into profit after securing Olympic contract, the Eastern Daily Press reports. They’re just one of the many businesses who have defeated the recession thanks to the Olympic Park development. Stratford City will … Continue reading

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