|Link to The Independent|
"David Atkins is walking around Brent Cross shopping centre in north London on a rainy afternoon."
"... Hammerson has had strong retail credentials since the 1960s under then chief executive Sydney Mason, who moved the company into shops and offices from its residential bias, when he took over the reins from founder Lewis Hammerson after his death in 1958.
"... Atkins's biggest bone of contention is in Croydon, scene of showdown between Australian shopping centre expert Westfield and Hammerson. Both want to redevelop a giant shopping centre in the middle of town – the Whitgift centre. Hammerson has bought a 25 per cent stake in the Whitgift, and owns a nearby shopping centre [Centrale], while Westfield has agreed a deal with the freeholder of the Whitgift.
"... Hammerson has been working on revised plans for new shopping areas in Leeds, Sheffield and north London around Brent Cross in Cricklewood. The big schemes will not happen before 2014, but the company is still spending money on revising plans."
And nothing to do with any of the above,
|Link above to 'Barnet Eye': |
"Focus on Barnet Council Greed at the Top"
plus update from 'Mr Mustard' (10 May):
"Pay levels are about to go through the floor"
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