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The Shard: A Monument to Remember Irvine Sellar

 Irvine Sellar, via the-shard.com Irvine Sellar, one of London’s most notable developers, died on Sunday after a short illness at the age of 82. Raised by a glove shopkeeper in the East End of London before dropping out of school and going on to found fashion and real estate companies including Sellar Property Group. The group […]

What Could Apple Buy With Its Profits In Property?

Today’s City AM posed the question of what Apple, shining from its phenomenal earnings report, may do with the $51 billion in profits. At current exchange rates this would come to £31.74 billion. Much can be made of what companies (or countries) that would buy, but what would it yield in property. The average price […]

"Tallest Building In London"

Shard London Bridge will soon take the title of the “Tallest building in London”. In fact, it will be the  UK’s & Western Europe’s tallest building too,  standing at an intimidating 310 metres (1,016 feet) and spanning over 72 floors. The below table shows which buildings have previous held the title, including the reigning tallest […]

Land Securities Leads Revival In London Construction

Property development leader Land Securities coupled its £1 billion profit with an announcement that it is reigniting its London construction projects. The company believes it has seen the bottom of the much beleaguered office market and is hoping its 1.2 million square feet of new developments will be open just in time for demand for […]

Shard Developer Seek Highest Office Rents Since 1980s!

According to Bloomberg, Irvine Sellar told his Qatari investors that space in the Europe’s tallest tower would fetch the highest office rents since the 1980s property boom. The Shard, due to open by the 2012 London Olympics, is one of the few towers to be built in London among a dozen conceived at the turn […]