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Coffee company Point Blank Cold Brew - a natural alternative to traditional energy drinks for the health and body conscious - has drawn up ambitious expansion plans to roll it out across the UK retail and foodservice markets (Insider Media)

Coffee company brews up expansion plans | Insider Media Ltd

Private equity-backed Bridge Leisure Parks has purchased the North Cornwall holiday destination Hengar Manor Country Park which was on the market with a guide price of £6m (Insider Media)

PE-backed firm snaps up holiday destination | Insider Media Ltd

The owner of high-end ladies wear store Blue has acquired the 3,450 sq ft premises it operates from in Cheltenham (Insider Media)

Blue buys Cheltenham store | Insider Media Ltd

Property tycoon/Sheffield United co-owner Kevin McCabe is hoping to create 'the best community in the North' at the £1bn Middlewood Locks scheme - which includes around 2,200 homes, a hotel, shops, restaurants and a public square near Salford Central railway station (Insider Media)

Property tycoon outlines £1bn Middlewood Locks vision | Insider Media Ltd

Alno (United Kingdom) Ltd - a supplier of fitted kitchens, headquartered in Leeds - has gone into administration with  RSM Restructuring Advisory and 160 employees being made redundant (Insider Media)

Jobs go as Leeds kitchen supplier slips into administration | Insider Media Ltd

The government has introduced new measures to simplify/speed up the compulsory purchase process, which it says will make it easier for councils and other bodies to acquire land for development and infrastructure projects.  The government said that the implementation of measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 had also commenced and will make compulsory purchase “clearer, fairer and faster” (Property Week)

Two tech companies are taking space at Harwell Campus in Oxfordshire - medical devices firm ResMed has taken 10,082 sq ft of space and geospatial data analytics company Rezatec has signed up for 4,500 sq ft (Property Week)

The Pollen Estate has appointed Knight Frank’s Julian Stocks as its first chief executive officer - performing the role on a part-time secondment from Knight Frank.  David Shaw will serve as non-executive chairman of the Pollen Estate (EGi)

H&M is opening a new 750,000 sq ft warehouse at IDI Gazeley’s Magna Park in Milton Keynes, paying around £6.50 per sq ft for the site.  It has not yet revealed plans for its new facility, but it will likely be used to boost its online operations as well as hold stock for the retailer’s store and brand portfolio (EGi)

Britain's 25 best towns and cities to work - looking at hiring opportunity, cost of living and job satisfaction - have been identified by job search site Glassdoor, with Slough named the best place to the work in the UK followed by Manchester and Cambridge.  The 25 towns/cities are named in the article (Independent)

Slough: Town lampooned in The Office and John Betjeman's poem crowned best place to work in UK | The Independent

According to the latest CMS UK Real Estate Report, developers need to understand demands for physical/mental wellbeing in the office to meet occupiers’ expectations.  A survey of 1,000 UK office workers and 350 real estate professionals showed that 86% of workers said that work-life balance was the most important factor in choosing a job and that the office had a significant impact on their wellbeing - but CMS found a disconnect between what occupiers expect from their buildings and what workers want (EGi)

Raimund Paetzmann (Amazon’s former head of European real estate) has joined German e-commerce company Zalando as corporate vice president of real estate (EGi)

EGi - News Article - Amazon logistics guru joins Zalando

BMOR has submitted a planning application to Lambeth Council for a residential-led scheme in Vauxhall, SE11 with 160 homes, 100,000 sq ft of offices and a replacement Methodist church (EGi)

Pop-up mall concept Boxpark is to open at Wembley Park next year - with what will be its largest venture yet - ahead of a country-wide expansion (EGi)

Legal & General has instructed JLL to sell the freehold of 99 Gresham Street,EC2 for £129.3m – a net initial yield of 4.5% (EGi)