London's West End is the world's second most expensive office market, costing £828/m2 for class A space, says cb Hillier Parker. Tokyo's £879/m2 tops the list. Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are all in the top 15.
Maintenance costs are 4 per cent higher than a year ago but fell in 1999's first quarter for the second successive quarter, says Building Maintenance Information.
The value of work winning planning approval in May rose by 61 per cent, with housing showing the best signs of renewed vitality, says Glenigan. This included 17 new proposals worth more than £25 million.
hok + lobb's Sydney Olympic 2000 stadium has 53 bars, able to pour 85,000 beers an hour, according to the architect.
30 drivers a day forget where they park their cars at the huge Bluewater mall in Kent and report them stolen.