News: 2010

French oil giant Total is the latest firm to announce it is to sell its UK-based forecourts as high oil prices and the continuing economic downturn make it tough to make a profit on forecourt operations. [more]
Property investment is being sought for a stake in the Bishop's Square commercial development near Spitalfields market in central Lo [more]
Outdoor clothing retailer Snow+Rock Sports has been bought in a management buyout deal, backed by JGV Capital. [more]
Nottingham-based firm Trent Concrete, which specialises in pre-cast concrete, has fallen into administration following financial difficulties. [more]
A new property investment company has been launched by the founder of Foxtons, Jon Hunt, to fund the development of new residential schemes. [more]
A County Down-based building firm has fallen into administration due to the impact of the economic downturn on Northern Ireland's construction and development sec [more]
The company behind the Piccolino and Restaurant Bar & Grill chains looks set to attract bid approaches after announcing that it is to “consider all options” to include a sal [more]
In a sign that Lloyds Banking Group is accelerating its disposal of property assets inherited from HBOS, up to £100 million worth of rental properties in Scotland have been put up for s [more]
Phones4U in rumoured sale - Mon, 13 Sep 2010
Phones4U, the independent mobile phone retailer, may be sold after a number of takeover bids were made for the group. [more]
Construction work at two Essex schools has been suspended after the lead building company went into administration. [more]
Oil giant Total has said that it is pulling out of retail fuel in the UK and is going to put its entire chain of nearly 500 petrol forecourts on the market. [more]
Fellow construction group Morgan Sindall has rescued Connaught’s social housing unit out of administration, securing the jobs of 2,500 people in the proc [more]
In line with the BBC's move to Salford, the old Manchester headquarters has been put up for s [more]
The Belfast-based designer clothing store Carter Clothing, has been placed into administration, with a possible sale being considered. [more]
JKRS, which operates two country house hotels in Norfolk and Derbyshire, has been forced to call in the administrators. [more]
International sovereign wealth funds could be permitted to take stakes in iconic buildings – which are owned by the British taxpayer - in London, under new plans being drawn up by The Crown Est [more]
The Moorgate Taverns estate, which comprises ten pubs, has been placed onto the market following the administration of holding company Pubs 'n' Bars in Dece [more]
Sheffield Wednesday has narrowly escaped either administration or a winding-up order, having reached an agreement with its lender over an unpaid tax bill. [more]
An industry expert has claimed that commercial property investment is becoming more attractive in light of economic uncertainty. [more]
Social housing specialist Connaught is teetering on the edge of administration and has suspended its share trading, it has been reported. [more]