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Regus is looking to acquire MWB Business Exchange, the operator of 64 business centres with about 500 staff, for £40m.
First Choice Homes Oldham has acquired a site on Union Street in Oldham to build a new 35,000 sq ft headquarters for 450 staff.
Pavement Testing Services of Chorley is to expand its 65-strong workforce with 20 new jobs, in order to test new road surface products.
Ainscough Crane Hire, the Wigan-based crane hire firm with 970 staff at 28 sites, has been acquired by Goldman Sachs and private equity firm TPG for undisclosed terms.
Ashtenne Space Northwest is to invest £5m in the refurbishment of the 200,000 sq ft Mercury Court office complex in Liverpool next year.
Beal Homes is to relocate its Hull-based housebuilding business and 35 staff to a £1.5m 11,000 sq ft office at the Bridgehead Business Park late next year.
DLA Design Group is to relocate its architectural design business and 74 staff from Wakefield to a 10,000 sq ft office on St Pauls Street in Leeds early next year.
University of Wolverhampton is to invest £45m in the development of new facilities for its business school, science departments and laboratories over the next few years.
Gill & Robinson, the Newcastle-based timber supplier, has been acquired by Kullik & Rullmann of Germany for undisclosed terms.
Manchester Airports Group has submitted plans to build the £650m Airport City Manchester business park, including offices, industrial space, hotels and 11,400 jobs.
Medway Council has unveiled proposals to build a new business park at Rochester Airport, with the creation of 1,000 jobs.
Space Solutions has acquired Cochrane McGregor Associates, the London-based workplace design firm, for undisclosed terms.
McMullen Architectural Systems has been bought out of administration by Lakesmere, securing 129 jobs at its construction business in Northern Ireland.
Alumasc has acquired Rainclear Systems, the online supplier of metal rainwater products, for £0.8m.
Parker Building Supplies has bought four builders' merchants branches in Sussex and Kent from Saint Gobain.
Warwick District Council has approved plans from LaSalle Investment Management for the expansion of Stoneleigh Park over the next 15 years, including a new science park, equine centre and 1,500 jobs.
Vail Williams is to relocate its Portsmouth-based commercial property office to the Lakeside North Harbour business park next summer.
Youngs Chartered Surveyors has merged with Rural Property Services to create a combined property services group with 22 staff in Hexham, Sedgefield and Alnwick.
Belvoir Lettings has expanded its property lettings business with four new sites following the acquisition of Lichfield-based Kingston Behague and London-based Aldine Honey.
Belfry Group is expanding the Warrington-based headquarters of its building maintenance business with a new 12,000 sq ft facility at Cameron Court, Winwick Quay.
Bradfords Building Supplies has bought two former WT Burden builders' merchants branches in Cinderford and Dorchester.
CBRE has acquired EA Shaw, in order to expand its residential property business in London.
Places for People has acquired Touchstone, the Bath-based property management firm with 300 staff, for £16m.
Augur Group has unveiled plans for the £200m redevelopment of the former Vauxhall site in Luton, including offices, two hotels, housing and up to 2,000 jobs.
Dunlop Heywood has acquired The Focus Rating Agency, the Manchester-based provider of commercial property rating advice, for undisclosed terms.
Lomond Capital has acquired Penny Ashton Property Management of Manchester for undisclosed terms.
Travis Perkins is to set up a 26,700 sq ft builders' merchants in Bracknell, with space for its Toolstation, Tile Giant and City Plumbing operations.
Bangor University is to develop a new £10m science park in partnership with Aberystwyth University, but the location is not yet decided.
GVA is to relocate its Manchester-based commercial property consultancy and 150 staff to a new office on Norfolk Street next spring.
Silcock Leedham has acquired Zero Energy Design, the Stalybridge-based sustainable buildings consultancy, for undisclosed terms.
Department for Education is looking to relocate 400 staff from Mowden Hall in Darlington to a more suitable building.
Balfour Beatty is to set up a 10,000 sq ft office at Spencer House in Warrington.
Mears has acquired Morrison Facilities Services from Anglian Water Group for £24m, in order to expand its social housing repairs and maintenance business.
Capita Symonds is to relocate its Birmingham-based construction consultancy staff to a new 5,700 sq ft office at Eleven Brindleyplace.
KNW has secured funding to expand its Newcastle-based insulation and heating services business, and hopes to expand the 100-strong workforce with up to 300 new jobs.
London & Stamford has agreed to acquire Metric Property Investments, the owner of supermarkets and retail parks, for about £200m.
Royal Ulster Agricultural Society is to relocate to the former Maze prison in 2013, as part of a series of developments that could lead to a £300m investment and 5,000 jobs at the site.
Claremont Group Interiors, the Warrington-based interior design firm, has sold its Viewpoint audiovisual and multimedia division to a management team.
Wolseley is to acquire the assets of 22 drainage and civil engineering product sites from Burdens for £30m, with the transfer of about 600 staff.
Discovery Park is to unveil plans for a new science and technology business park at the 297-acre former Pfizer site in Sandwich, Kent, with the creation of 3,000 jobs by 2017.
TP Jordeson & Co, the York-based timber supplier with annual turnover of £13m, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Metropolitan Police is looking to relocate its London headquarters to the Curtis Green building on Victoria Embankment, with the sale of New Scotland Yard for redevelopment.
HSS Hire Services, the tool hire firm with 2,000 staff, has been acquired by Exponent Private Equity for undisclosed terms.
University College London has won approval to build a new £1bn campus on a 23-acre site in Stratford over the next ten years.
South Essex College has unveiled plans to build a new £30m campus for up to 2,000 students in Basildon.
CPBigwood is expanding its property agency into the East Midlands with the acquisition of Loughborough-based Lloyd Property Management for undisclosed terms.
Kier Property has unveiled plans for the £40m redevelopment of a former Ordnance Survey site in Southampton, including 19,000 sq ft of office space and 15,000 sq ft for retail.
Nevron Eurotherm Insulation, the Wirral-based insulation supplier, has been acquired by Indsur Group of India.
Jones Lang LaSalle is said to be planning to relocate its City of London-based property services office to a 10,000 sq ft unit at The Walbrook building early next year.
Aggregate Industries has submitted plans for a new rail depot at Tinsley Marshalling Yards in Sheffield, in order to supply road construction materials.
Pochin's and Rosemound Developments have submitted plans to build a £95m technology park at the Northern Gateway on Deeside, including a shopping centre, hotel and 2,100 jobs.
University of Manchester is planning to invest £1bn in the consolidation of the academic activities at its Oxford Road campus over the next ten years.
Kier Construction is seeking permission to relocate its Cheltenham-based building business and up to 166 jobs to a new £6.3m headquarters at Cheltenham Office Park.
Palletower, the Sale-based storage firm with annual turnover of £16m, has undergone a management buy-out.
Ballyvesey Holdings has acquired Plantlink, the Merseyside-based distributor of Doosan construction equipment.
The Builders Merchants Federation has confirmed plans to relocate its headquarters to Elliott Court in Coventry early next year.
David Wilson Homes is looking to create hundreds of sales and construction jobs at its housebuilding operations in the East Midlands.
Coventry City Council is to consider plans from Roxhill Properties for the development of a £250m business park near Coventry Airport.
Persimmon has acquired Hillreed Homes, the Kent-based housebuilder, for £36m.
Blenheims Estate & Asset Management has acquired TMS Group, the Paignton-based estate management company with 33 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Bond Wolfe has acquired the West Bromwich Building Society headquarters and will relocate some of the 250 staff in its property business to the building, while the rest of the property will be let to other companies.
Sanderson Weatherall has announced the letting of a 200,000 sq ft unit at the Winsford Industrial Estate to timber systems manufacturer Box Works.
Stanhope and Dauphin are set to be selected by the Greater London Authority to develop a 1.5m sq ft business park at the Royal Docks site, in order to attract Chinese companies.
Highland Council is considering a number of options to consolidate its 12 offices in Inverness and eight in Dingwall into fewer sites.
Swanbridge Hire & Sales has secured a £5.4m equity investment from the Business Growth Fund, and expects to create 100 jobs at its Barry-based industrial scaffolding business over the next three years.
Hampshire County Council is to help fund a new 21-acre business park at the former HMS Daedalus site near Lee-on-the-Solent, including 25,000 sq ft of manufacturing space and up to 1,200 jobs.
David Phillips, the supplier of furniture to the professional property sector with sites in London, Manchester and Edinburgh, has undergone a £8m management buy-out backed by FF&P Private Equity.
Mount Charles Group is to acquire Clifton Cleaning Services, the Belfast-based cleaning firm with 150 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Lindum is planning to create more than 100 new construction jobs across Yorkshire over the next few years, having just opened a new office in York.
Lomond Capital has acquired Simpson Brebner and KWAD Property Managers, the Aberdeen-based residential lettings firms with 20 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Premier Interlink, the East Yorkshire-based manufacturer of multi-storey buildings and cabins with 130 staff, has been acquired by a consortium led by Ethos Private Equity.
East of England Co-operative Society has acquired HL Perfitt, the Diss-based stone-masonry firm with 42 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Derby City Council is seeking £40m of government funding to develop a Global Innovation Cluster in Sinfin, in order to provide space for about 50 companies and up to 2,000 staff.
Permarock Products, the Loughborough-based insulation supplier with 35 staff, has been sold by Carillion to Sustainable Building Solutions for undisclosed terms.
AEW Architects is to set up a 6,900 sq ft office at the Zenith Building in Spring Gardens, Manchester.
West Norfolk Council is to consider plans from Morston Assets to build a new business park in King's Lynn, including office and industrial space for up to 2,000 jobs.
Birmingham City University has won approval to build a new £123m campus at Millennium Point on Curzon Street.
MRFS Group has acquired Secure Options, the property security services firm with about 100 staff at sites in Oldham and Rochdale.
Bradfords is to create up to 15 jobs at a new 20,000 sq ft builders' merchants branch due to open in Exmouth next spring.
Franc Warwick, the London-based property investment firm, has been acquired by CBRE Group.
Rural Solutions has acquired Rural Innovation, the Preston-based rural planning and development consultancy.
Rastrum is looking to expand Rye Wharf in East Sussex, including new port facilities, factory units and up to 500 jobs.
Crown Estate has unveiled plans for the £450m redevelopment of St James's Market in London, including 211,000 sq ft of new offices and 45,000 sq ft of retail space.
MonolithUK is looking to create 75 new jobs at its insulation panels business in St Asaph, and may relocate to a larger site.
Varla UK, the York-based roofing and cladding contractor with 20 staff, has been bought out of administration by a former management team.
Sutton Harbour Holdings has unveiled plans to develop new offices, houses and community facilities on the 113-acre Plymouth City Airport site.
Mark Cobb Installations has been acquired out of administration by Burton-based WT Parker, saving 30 jobs at its Lincoln-based electrical and plumbing contracting business.
Ridgeons has expanded its chain of builders' merchants to 26 with new branches in Bedford, St Neots, St Ives and Royston.
Barr Construction has sold the Solway Precast concrete factory in South Ayrshire to a former management team, saving ten jobs.
Mouchel is to be acquired by its lenders, in a pre-pack administration that will secure the future of up to 8,000 jobs at its Woking-based infrastructure consultancy.
Charcon Construction Solutions is to create up to 250 jobs at the former Tarmac site at Lound in Nottinghamshire over the next two years.
Sheila Bird Group has unveiled details of the Tomorrow office project in Manchester, which will involve leasing 180,000 sq ft of space at 20 buildings for an unnamed consortium of global technology companies.
Urban & Civic has submitted plans to Huntingdon District Council for a mixed-use development on a 1,420-acre site in Alconbury Weald, including 3m sq ft of employment space.
Persimmon Homes is to create 100 jobs at two new housing developments in Carlisle from this autumn.
Corby Council is to create 26 permanent jobs at its Direct Labour Organisation, in order to improve housing repairs and other council services.
Norwich Research Park has won approval for a new 48,000 sq ft laboratory and office building, as part of a £26m expansion project.
Torbay Council has approved plans to build a £5m 30,000 sq ft Innovation Centre at the White Rock business park by the end of next year, providing space for up to 220 jobs.
Rejuvenate Your Business is seeking a suitable site in Liverpool to set up a new £3m business incubator and attract up to 15 high-growth companies.
MJF Cleaning is looking to expand the 120-strong workforce at its Darlington-based cleaning business with up to 100 new jobs over the next few years.
HLN Architects has acquired John Pryke & Partners, the Essex-based structural engineering firm, for undisclosed terms.
Genr8 is said to be about to acquire the 14-acre Granada Studios site in Manchester for £23m, in preparation for ITV's move to MediaCityUK next summer.
SMC Chartered Surveyors has acquired Hale Saunders, the Sheffield-based commercial property firm.
RES Group is seeking permission to expand its Beaufort Court headquarters in Kings Langley, and plans to increase the workforce from 295 to 500 over the next ten years.
DPP Consulting has been sold out of administration to a new company called DPP, saving 36 jobs at its seven town planning offices.
Consortias, the Burton-based wall panelling and flooring supplier, has been bought out of administration by Guardian Building Products for undisclosed terms.
University of Cambridge has won planning permission for the development of a 348-acre in north-west Cambridge, including 1m sq ft of research space and housing.
Rentokil Initial has acquired Modus FM, the London-based technical facilities management firm with 160 staff, from Modus Group for up to £5.3m.
Restore has sold Peter Cox, the Manchester-based building repair firm, to Castlefield House for £3.6m, in order to focus on office services.
Crossrail has unveiled plans for a 320,000 sq ft office and retail development at Paddington station in London.
Norfolk & Waveney Enterprise Services is to operate a new enterprise and innovation centre due to open in King's Lynn by the end of 2013, with the creation of about 120 jobs.
Aaron Plant Services has been sold out of administration to a management team, saving 19 jobs at its Derbyshire-based plant hire and earthmoving business.
Taylor Young, the firm of architects with 100 staff in Cheshire, Leeds, Liverpool and London, has been acquired by IBI Group of Canada.
Kier has sold its temporary accommodation business to Wernick Hire for up to £12m, while its mechanical plant and small tools unit has been sold to Ashtead Plant Hire for up to £4m.
Pochin's has sold its concrete pumping business to Middlesbrough-based Alcedo for up to £1m, including 108 staff in Middlewich, Tamworth, London and Scotland.
SPIE UK has acquired Garside & Laycock, the Preston-based maintenance and contracting firm with 80 staff.
Bradford & Sons has acquired Aspect Roofing, the East Anglian roof truss manufacturing and tiling firm with 50 staff.
Hamill Investments is to develop a serviced office centre at the 14,200 sq ft Regatta House building in Salford Quays over the next few months.
Scottish Development International is planning to expand its global network of 22 offices with seven new sites, with the creation of 25 jobs.
Carillion is to recruit 58 apprentices for its construction business by the end of the year.
South Wales Police is planning to invest £24m in the development of two new police stations in Merthyr Tydfil and Bridgend.
Eastern Concrete has acquired two ready-mix concrete plants near Bury St Edmunds and Cambridge from Allen Newport for undisclosed terms.
Colchester Business Enterprise Agency is considering plans to set up a new £3m business centre in south Colchester or Tiptree over the next three years.
Aggregate Industries has submitted plans to build a new asphalt plant at Blackwater Quarry on the Isle of Wight.
Balfour Beatty has sold its safety and communication equipment rental operations in London and Glasgow, as well as its plant rental business in Croydon and Exeter, to Vp for £4m.
Construction Plant, the Middlesbrough-based construction equipment supplier, has been acquired by Lloyd of Carlisle for undisclosed terms.
Portakabin is to set up a new modular buildings hire centre on the Isleport Business Park in Highbridge, Somerset, with the creation of 30 jobs.
Blythewood Plant Hire has been sold out of administration to Bridgemere Tractors of Shropshire for undisclosed terms.
Groundlevel is to expand the workforce at its Warrington-based facilities management business from 70 to 100 over the next few months.
Countrywide Residential Lettings has acquired a further six property letting firms in Leeds, London, Manchester and Warrington.
Seddon Property Services is planning to build a new 12,500 sq ft national headquarters for 70 staff in Stoke by 2013.
Serco has sold its civil and nuclear defence technical services business to Amec for £137m, with the transfer of about 600 staff.
ProLogis is to submit outline plans to Central Bedfordshire Council for the £30m expansion of Marston Gate business park, with the creation of up to 600 jobs.
Bernicia Group has acquired Livingspaces, the Newcastle-based house letting and sales agency.
Rosewoods has bought the assets of Suffolk-based Saunders Plumbing & Heating, securing the future of an undisclosed number of staff.
Harrow Council has approved plans from Land Securities to redevelop the former Kodak site in Wealdstone, including new homes and business space.
Office Group is to set up a 30,000 sq ft serviced office at King's Cross Central in London in 2014.
Regus is forming a partnership with Extra to open business lounges in motorway service stations, with the first due to open on the M11, M25 and M40 in September.
Knight Frank is relocating its Manchester-based property services office and 28 staff to Marsden Street this month.
IQA Operations Group has sold a 55% stake in its Paisley-based utility contracting services business to Elecnor of Spain for £5.6m.
BOCM Pauls has unveiled plans for a 200-acre business park and housing development at Olympia Park near Selby, North Yorkshire.
Save Britain Money has acquired Home Insulation Services, the Lancashire-based loft and cavity wall insulation firm.
Welsh Water is to invest £1bn in water infrastructure projects in Wales, Deeside and Herefordshire over the next three years, with the creation of 1,500 construction jobs.
John Laing is to set up a 25,000 sq ft office at the One Kingsway development in central London.
Topland has won planning permission for a 220,000 sq ft office development at 33 King William Street in London.
Balfour Beatty is looking to recruit up to 100 apprentices at its Scottish construction operations over the next three years.
Ainscough Crane Hire has acquired West Country Crane Hire of Plymouth for undisclosed terms, taking its nationwide network to 29 depots.
North Warwickshire Council is to consider outline plans from IM Properties for the expansion of the Birch Coppice Business Park near Tamworth, which could double the 3,000-strong workforce.
Celotex Group, the Ipswich-based manufacturer of insulating foam with 170 staff, has been acquired by Saint-Gobain of France.
Caterpillar has won permission to extend its construction equipment factory in Stockton by 27,000 sq ft over the next year.
Maher Developments is planning to build a £100m retirement village in Yarm, and a further 20 similar projects could be launched across the country.
Reading Borough Council is to proceed with plans for the £60m relocation of its civic offices to Plaza West in Bridge Street.
Norfolk County Council is looking to buy the 600-acre former RAF Coltishall site, in order to provide space for businesses and new homes.
Silverdell is to acquire EDS, the Sheffield-based industrial demolition firm with about 100 staff, for £15m.
Timber Garden Buildings has acquired Shedlands, the Rotherham-based shed manufacturer, for undisclosed terms.
Cumbria County Council is to relocate its Carlisle headquarters and up to 1,000 staff to a new building at Botchergate by 2015.
Co-operative Group has chosen Delancey and Landid for the £800m development of the Noma quarter in Manchester city centre, including 4m sq ft of office, retail and residential space.
Stoke-on-Trent City Council is considering plans to take 160,000 sq ft of office space at the Genr8 Developments Central Business District scheme in Hanley from late 2014.
AFI-Uplift of Wakefield has acquired the Exeter-based powered access business of Light Hire, in order to expand its AJ Rentals division.
JCB is to create a further 350 new jobs at its construction equipment factories in Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Wrexham.
Bowdon Group has acquired NEST, the Wilmslow-based mechanical and electrical contractor, in order to expand its Sema Services business.
Expamet, the Hartlepool-based building products supplier with 87 staff, has been bought out of administration by Birtley Building Products.
Currie & Brown, the London-based construction consultancy with 600 staff, has been acquired by Dar Group for undisclosed terms.
Watkin Jones is to expand the 320-strong workforce at its Bangor-based construction business with 20 new jobs this year.
UBC Group has sold Wyvis Roofing out of administration to a management buy-out, saving 30 jobs at its Inverness-based roofing business.
Albion Land has unveiled plans to invest £80m in the development of an 800,000 sq ft business park on a 50-acre site in Bicester.
Aldwyck Housing Group is in merger discussions with Buckinghamshire-based Paradigm Housing Group, which would create a combined social housing group with 23,000 properties.
Pure Offices is to submit plans for a new £3m 17,600 sq ft serviced office building at Tournament Fields in Warwick.
DTZ is said to be planning to relocate its property services office in London's West End to Curzon Street next year.
Healthy Buildings International is planning to expand its Belfast-based property risk management business into Scotland and northern England, with the creation of 15 jobs.
First Choice Homes Oldham is looking to set up a new £7m 30,000 sq ft headquarters and service centre in Oldham town centre by 2014.
Adderstone Group is to relocate the headquarters of its Tyneside-based property development business and 80 staff to the 80,000 sq ft former Greggs site in Jesmond.
In-Deed Online has acquired Runnett & Co, the Bridgend-based property conveyancing firm.
Driver Group is to acquire Trett Consulting, the Leeds-based dispute resolution consultancy with 75 staff and offices in London, Coventry and Manchester, from Grontmij for £3m.
Homes4u has acquired Chesters, the Manchester-based commercial property firm with nine staff.
Huws Gray has acquired Llanidloes Building Supplies of Powys and J&B Willbrook of Gwynedd, and a new site in Stoke-on-Trent will take its total network to 39.
Restore has acquired ROC Relocations, the London-based provider of commercial relocation and storage services, for £0.2m.
Plus Dane is to expand the 130-strong workforce at its Liverpool-based housing maintenance operation with 35 new jobs.
Cavanna Homes has secured funding of £12m to expand its housebuilding operations across the South West, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Jones Bros is to relocate the headquarters of its Ruthin-based civil engineering business to a larger site at Trem Clwyd later this year.
The Overseas Development Institute is to set up an office at 203 Blackfriars Road in London.
Blackstone is to sell its Nido student accommodation business to Round Hill Capital for £415m.
Miller UK is planning to create up to 20 installation, manufacturing and sales jobs in the Coventry area, to meet rising demand for its earthmoving equipment.
Stewart Milne has sold its Aberdeen-based commercial construction division to Kier Group, with the transfer of 20 staff.
Cordatus Partners is to merge with Edinburgh-based Kirkstone Real Estate to create a combined property services group called Cordatus Real Estate.
Wilson Field has sold York-based Panel Shop and S&B Hire & Sales out of administration to New County Road Surfacing UK of County Durham.
Green Park has announced that six new tenants will create about 100 jobs at its business park in Reading, including Chubb, Defence Support Solutions, JLT, Raglan Housing, Salcon Green Energy and Sepura.
Norwich Research Park has unveiled proposals to expand its site onto adjacent land, which could lead to the creation of up to 5,000 jobs over the next 15 years.
British Land has announced two further office lettings at Eldon House in London EC2, with construction consultancy Stace taking 5,800 sq ft and engineering firm MLM taking 5,200 sq ft.
University of St Andrews is to invest £25m in the redevelopment of the Guardbridge paper mill site, including a business centre, brewery, biomass plant and up to 100 jobs.
Emerson Crane Hire is creating up to 25 new jobs for crane operators, supervisors and drivers at its Dagenham-based construction business.
Novoferm of Wilmslow has merged with Luton-based Cardale to create a combined garage doors group called Novoferm UK.
McAleer & Rushe has won planning consent for a 290,000 sq ft development at City Wharf in Salford, including offices and a 271-bedroom hotel.
Stafford Borough Council is to consider proposals for the development of a £8.5m business park at Redhill by spring 2013, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs.
RVA Surveyors, the Heywood-based property valuation agency with 30 staff, has undergone a management buy-in.
Barcon Precast has been sold out of administration to Barcon Systems, saving 24 jobs at its Bolton-based concrete business.
Dickinson Harrison, the Halifax-based lettings firm, has been acquired by Countrywide Residential Lettings.
HomeLet is to relocate its Lincoln-based letting services business and 300 staff to a new £3m 25,000 sq ft office at the Edge West Office Park by the end of the year.
Thomas Vale, the Worcestershire-based construction firm with more than 700 staff, is to be acquired by Bouygues Batiment International for undisclosed terms.
Built Offsite is planning to expand the 88-strong workforce at its Shropshire-based modular buildings business with 20 new jobs.
Acis Group is forming a partnership with Willmott Dixon to provide social housing maintenance services in Gainsborough, with the creation of an unspecified number of jobs.
NSG UK has acquired MTD, the Oldbury-based scaffolding firm with about 60 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Chelsfield and London & Regional are to submit plans for the redevelopment of Elizabeth House at London Waterloo, including two new buildings providing up to 920,000 sq ft of commercial space.
Firstsource is to set up a 27,000 sq ft call centre at Discovery House in Cardiff, employing about 500 staff.
Living Stone is creating up to 30 new jobs at its Lincoln-based paving manufacturing plant, following a £1m investment in new machinery.
Addisons Chartered Surveyors is to merge with Broadley & Coulson to create a combined County Durham-based surveying group with 30 staff.
Better Capital has acquired Everest, the double glazing firm with more than 900 staff, for an estimated £10m.
Colliers International, the London-based property services firm, has been acquired by FirstService of Canada in a pre-pack administration for £14m.
Arnolds is to merge with Keys to create a combined Norwich-based property group called Arnold Keys with 95 staff.
The University of Glamorgan is to invest £28m in the expansion of its campuses in Cardiff and Treforest, in order to prepare for an increase in student numbers.
Savills, the estate agency, is to pre-let a 95,000 sq ft office being developed at 33 Margaret Street in London by Great Portland Estates.
Seddon Property Services is looking to recruit 75 apprentices to work in its construction and property maintenance operations across the country this year.
Defra is to invest £15m in the creation of five Rural Growth Networks in Wiltshire, Northumberland, Devon, Cumbria and Warwickshire, in order to support rural businesses and create 3,000 jobs.
Chelsfield is planning to build a "brand park" on a 50-acre site at Silvertown Quays in East London, providing units of up to 50,000 sq ft for 40 companies.
Docherty Chimney Group has acquired MMF, the Smethwick-based chimney products supplier, for £3.5m.
Job Worth Doing is planning to expand its Cheshire-based home improvements service across the country, with the creation of 150 jobs.
Regus is planning to expand its global network of 1,200 serviced offices with 200 new sites this year.
Durham County Council has reached agreement with a consortium led by Carillion Developments for the £27m transformation of the former ice rink site into an office complex, providing space for 400 staff from National Savings & Investments.
Southampton City Council has unveiled a masterplan for the redevelopment of its city centre over the next 25 years, including £3bn of investment opportunities, a new waterfront and a cultural quarter.
Amey is to relocate its Manchester-based infrastructure services office and 100 staff to the City Tower at Piccadilly Plaza in April, and expects to create 50 new jobs over the next year.
Capita Symonds has acquired Northcroft, the construction consultancy with 150 staff in ten offices, for undisclosed terms.
Siteserv is to sell its infrastructure and utilities support services business in the UK and Ireland to a new company called Millington for £38m.
Grasscroft Property and Seddon Group have unveiled proposals to build a new 1m sq ft business park at Foxdenton in Oldham.
The Crown Estate has announced plans for a £400m development at St James's Market in London's West End, including 200,000 sq ft of office space and 45,000 sq ft of retail and leisure.
Foxtons, the estate agency chain with outlets across London and the South East, is expected to be acquired by private equity firm BC Partners for about £250m.
Olympic Park Legacy Company has announced plans to relocate the new Mayoral Development Corporation to a 21,000 sq ft office at One Stratford Place in May.
LAS Claims Management is to acquire Waylett & Co, the Bristol-based building repairs firm with 30 staff, for undisclosed terms.
Gensler is looking to open a new architectural office in Birmingham, with the creation of up to 50 jobs.
Marshalls Mono has won permission to build a new 58,000 sq ft concrete products factory at its Eastern Dry Dock site in Newport.
Peverel has been bought out of administration by Chamonix Private Equity and Electra Partners for £62m, securing the future of 4,200 jobs at its Hampshire-based property management services business.
ProLogis and Bee Bee Developments are planning to build a new £150m business park at Geddington Road in Corby, which could lead to the creation of 2,500 jobs.
Morris & Spottiswood is to set up a new 12,000 sq ft office and storage facility for its shopfitting business at Birchwood Park in Warrington.
Avonside Group Services has acquired Letchworth Roofing, the Hertfordshire-based roofing firm with about 150 staff.
RFM Group has acquired Greenwood Estates & Property Maintenance, the Leeds-based facilities management firm.
Quintain has acquired Grafton Advisors, the London-based property consultancy, for £5.7m.
Carlyle has acquired three properties in London for £46m, including the Hammersmith Palais, in order to develop accommodation for 1,400 students by 2014.
Sotheby's International Realty is to expand its chain of estate agencies across the UK with three new offices due to open this year.
United Utilities is considering a proposal to build a £2.6bn water pipe next to the HS2 rail link between London and Manchester by 2033, in order to manage water shortages.
Belfry Group is to create 100 jobs at its Warrington-based building services business this year, having won a contract to install heating systems for Carillion.
Mickleover Building Services is planning to create 25 new jobs at its Derby-based construction business, having won a contract to provide maintenance services at business premises.
Regenda Group is planning to expand the 120-strong workforce at its St Helens-based M&Y housing repairs and maintenance business with 30 new jobs.
Staffordshire County Council is planning to build a new £8.5m business park at Redhill in Stafford by 2013, with the creation of up to 2,500 jobs.
BGC, the Staffordshire-based property maintenance firm with 92 staff, has been bought out of administration by its founder for undisclosed terms.
Wolverhampton City Council is to invest £14m in improvements to the city centre over the next year, including the creation of new space for future development.
Restore is to acquire Harrow Green, the London-based commercial relocations firm, for an initial £6.2m.
Neath Port Talbot Council and Deryn Properties have secured funding to build a £6.3m 42,000 sq ft research and development centre at the Harbourside in Port Talbot by 2013.
Aedis is planning to double its 22-strong workforce and expand its Middlesbrough-based building surveys and inspection business across the country this year.
Huntingdonshire District Council is to consider plans from Altodale to build a new industrial park in Little Paxton, including 300,000 sq ft of space and up to 900 jobs.
NTC has been sold through a pre-pack administration to a new company called Jessica Trading, securing the future of 25 jobs at its Oldham-based conservatories business.
MKM Building Supplies is investing £20m in the expansion of its chain of 37 builders' merchants, with the creation of up to 200 jobs.
Willmott Dixon is planning to open a construction industry training centre at an undisclosed location in Birmingham in July.
The Labour Party is said to be planning to relocate its London headquarters to a 12,000 sq ft office at Brewers Green.
Capita Symonds is relocating its London-based real estate division to a temporary 19,000 sq ft office at 125 Shaftesbury Avenue, in preparation for a move to a new 60,000 sq ft headquarters in 2014.
Rightmove is relocating its Milton Keynes-based online property business and up to 130 staff to a new 18,000 sq ft headquarters at Turnberry House on the Caldecotte Business Park.
Elite Precast Concrete is looking to double the size of its 25,000 sq ft concrete block production facilities in Telford over the next few months.
Weldex is planning to expand its 135-strong workforce and open a new crane hire operation at the Nigg Energy Park in Easter Ross.
Canmoor Developments has acquired the 15-acre former NXP site in Southampton, in order to develop a new complex of industrial and warehouse units called Endeavour Park.
Epwin Group is to merge with Latium Holdings to create a combined building products group with 2,500 staff.
Mace is to relocate more than 700 London-based staff to a new 64,000 sq ft headquarters at Moorgate over the next year.
Flintshire Council is considering plans to rebuild its County Hall headquarters in Mold, at a cost of £15m.
Olympic Park Legacy Company has shortlisted three proposals to take over the Media Centre after the Games, including a data centre for Infinity SDC, a leisure project for Oxylane and a fashion centre for Resolution.
East Berkshire College has unveiled plans for a £16m redevelopment project at its campus in Langley, including new hospitality and sports facilities.
Calico is to set up a new £88m development company to bid for housebuilding and maintenance contracts in East Lancashire, with the creation of dozens of jobs.
Stobart has acquired WADI Properties, the owner of the Moneypenny portfolio of 18 freehold and leasehold properties, for about £100m.
Breedon Aggregates is to acquire Nottingham Readymix, the Nottingham-based concrete supplier with 11 staff.
Manchester Airports Group has unveiled details of the proposed £659m Airport City business park, which could create up to 13,000 jobs.
Connells is to create 98 new jobs at its estate agency sales centre in Leighton Buzzard this year.
Regus is forming an alliance with Shell to open business lounges on service stations across Europe.
H&H Group has acquired Nicholson & Weston of County Durham to create a combined chartered surveying group called H&H Land & Property.
Barratt is planning to create 100 jobs at five new housing developments in Hampshire this year.
Savills has acquired Gresham Down, the London-based commercial property investment firm.
Hawk Group is to create 100 new jobs at its Shropshire-based network of plant hire depots, following a £8m investment in new equipment.
Shropshire Council is to consider plans for the expansion of Shrewsbury Business Park, including 17 new office units and up to 1,500 jobs.
Bricklink, the supplier of brick and cladding systems with 19 staff in Leeds and Bellshill, has undergone a management buy-out for undisclosed terms.
Travis Perkins has acquired the remaining 70% stake in Toolstation, the chain of 103 tool depots, for £24m.
The Heath Business & Technical Park in Runcorn has won permission to develop a new 11,000 sq ft laboratory and office building by early 2013.
RMJM has acquired YRM, the London-based architect with about 20 staff.
Leicester City Council is looking to demolish its New Walk headquarters within two years, and various options are being considered for a replacement building.
Abstract Land has won planning permission for the £22m refurbishment of the 55 Colmore Row office building in Birmingham.