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The Times spotlights Santander Unity Place as the workplace model of tomorrow

As Santander moves its HQ to the city of Milton Keynes, the hope is that a new building will lure staff back to their desks.

Will Hean reflects on Osborne+Co's journey and its contribution to Scotland's real estate landscape

Will Hean, General Manager (Scotland), reflects on the company’s recent achievements and shares his thoughts about the future.

The Times features Santander Unity Place as a community-enhancing location for the modern workplace, designed for the future and new era of remote workers

Opening office space to co-workers will breathe new life into buildings.

Francisco Nunes da Silva joins Osborne+Co to lead on investment activities in Portugal

A seasoned real estate investment professional, his involvement in the sector began with a change of direction and a move back to his native Portugal.

Nick Hughes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to his partnership position at Osborne+Co

A quantity surveyor by profession, he has been involved in the international real estate sector for over 30 years.

Denis brings a real passion to his Build-To-Suit (BTS) role at Osborne+Co

That passion derives from 35 years of experience as a client in the international corporate world. Over that time, he held positions as the most senior property professional at Standard Chartered Bank (SCB), American Express, and Nortel Networks.

Acquisition completion announcement: Campo Alegre, Porto

Osborne+Co proudly announces the closing of its latest acquisition of Campo Alegre, Porto, which marks its first venture into the region.


Milestone for 730-home Lancefield Quay development plans

Glasgow City Council has granted outline planning permission for the £205 million Lancefield Quay development on the city’s waterfront, which will create 730 new homes.

Moda and Osborne+Co acquire Edinburgh site for £350 million development

The JV partners plan to create a new residential-led district with a GDV in the region of £350 million.

Edinburgh Gateway site acquired in joint venture with more homes planned for the west of the capital

A joint venture between Osborne+Co and Moda Living signals both organisations commitment to the capital and will deliver a new urban quarter close to transport links.

Osborne+Co buys CIF’s Canalside site as part of Irish expansion plans

International property developer Osborne+Co has bought the site by the Grand Canal that houses the headquarters of the Construction Industry Federation in a deal understood to be worth €23m.

Saica packaging site acquired for a 1,000-home development

Developer Osborne+Co and the build-to-rent company Moda Living have acquired the Edinburgh site occupied by paper and cardboard manufacturer Saica.

£30 million plan to turn Glasgow's Met Tower into tech hub

Glasgow’s Met Tower, the 14-storey office building in the heart of the city centre, has been vacant since 2014 and is set to become a new hub for tech and digital businesses. Bruntwood SciTech has unveiled a £30m transformation programme after it acquired the ‘People Make Glasgow’ building from Osborne+Co for £16.2m.

Inside the future corporate office, first sketched on the back of a napkin

Santander’s under-construction HQ offers an insight into how the pandemic has changed occupiers’ attitudes to their workspaces.

Plans revealed for Malmö Designer Village

A 27,000 sq m project delivered by Rioja Estates in partnership with Osborne+Co, the first phase is expected to open in Summer 2025, with Phase Two following soon after in Autumn 2027.

Moda and Osborne launch BTR and life sciences partnership

Build-to-rent specialist Moda Living has formed a UK-wide partnership with global property developer and investor Osborne+Co to deliver build-to-rent (BTR) homes alongside commercial space for the life sciences.

Osborne+Co teams up with McAleer & Rushe for major waterfront development in Glasgow

Osborne+Co teamed up with Co Tyrone construction firm McAleer & Rushe for another major waterside project, this time in Glasgow.

Plans submitted for major Glasgow development offering 730 rental homes

Plans have been drafted for hundreds of homes to rent on a four-acre site in Glasgow.

Building work deal struck on Santander's new state-of-the-art £150m office hub in Milton Keynes

Osborne+Co strikes a deal with John Sisk construction company to start work immediately on the new Santander campus in CMK.

Osborne+Co ready to progress £450m Belfast Waterside development after year long negotiation with council

Osborne+Co is now ready to move to the next phase of the waterside infrastructure project.

£100m plans submitted to transform landmark Glasgow college building

Osborne & Co has applied for planning permission for its long-heralded £100 million transformation of the former City of Glasgow College campus into offices and a hotel.

Osborne+Co appoints Multiplex to deliver Argyle Street office development

Multiplex is contracted to deliver a 13-storey office development on Glasgow’s Argyle Street on behalf of global property and investment firm Osborne+Co.

JPMorgan Chase announces Glasgow home

JPMorgan Chase & Co announces plans to build a new state-of-the-art technology home in Glasgow, coinciding with the firm’s 20th anniversary in the city.

Osborne+Co gains approval for £150m Santander scheme

The Shard builder Flan McNamara joined after eight years working for developer Sellar has got the all-clear for a £150m UK technology hub for banking giant Santander.

Work completes on HSBC’s new Dubai HQ

A new headquarters building designed by Broadway Malyan for HSBC in downtown Dubai has now been occupied by the global banking giant.

Irish construction boss reached for the heights with London landmark

Flan McNamara tells John Reynolds about a career that has taken him all over the world – and how he directed the construction of The Shard in London

Man behind huge £500m Belfast plan eyes further Northern Ireland projects

The man who owns 40% of the new Belfast Waterside development has said ground will be broken on the half-a-billion pound project by the end of 2018, if phase one of the scheme gets the go ahead from Belfast City Council's planning committee tonight.

Osborne+Co targets £5bn pipeline with new structure and hires

An established real estate developer with a world-wide portfolio of £2.5bn has been renamed as Osborne+Co as it embarks on an ambitious global growth drive, targeting new developments in Europe, the Middle East, India and South East Asia.

Jim's Belfast project approved

Dundalk man Jim Osborne has worked on spectacular property projects around the world, from Dubai to Manilla. Now he is moving closer to home for his latest project, a £400million development including a 13 storey office block in Belfast.

Landmark Glasgow site acquired for one of city’s largest new offices

A consortium of real estate developers is set to construct one of Glasgow’s largest single-building new offices after acquiring a development site in the heart of the city’s International Financial Services District.

Belfast & business: the location of choice

Against the backdrop of the Belfast International Homecoming Conference this week it is timely for us to look at Belfast’s place and future on the world stage from a business perspective.

Osborne+Co partners with Santander for a second time to deliver multimillion pound Bootle Hub

Osborne+Co is set to deliver Santander’s new contact centre and operations hub in Bootle after being chosen as the bank’s development partner for the £75m project.

Osborne one of the twin towers of Castleway

Property developer Jim Osborne can see no reason why his company Castleway Developments cannot become a global player, writes Ciarán Hancock.

HSBC to build new $250m Middle East headquarter in Dubai

HSBC Holdings will start building a new Middle East headquarters near the world’s tallest tower in Dubai as the lender aims to combine staff from three other locations in the city.

HSBC’s move to new headquarters marks the start of an era for Dubai’s financiers

HSBC is to further raise its profile in the UAE with the construction of a US$250 million headquarters in Dubai’s Downtown area as it prepares to move its Middle East business from the Channel Island of Jersey to the emirate later this year.

GRDI gets funding for IKEA building project

Gulf Resources Development and Investment (GRDI) has secured AED 208 million ($57 million) finance from National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) for the construction of Ikea's biggest distribution centre in Dubai, UAE, said a report.

NBF extends AED 208 million financing facility to GRDI for construction of IKEA's distribution centre at Dubai South

Bank was also responsible for bringing the construction firm into the project, underscoring its extensive expertise and network of contacts in the contracting sector

DWC to house IKEA’s regional distribution centre

Dubai World Central has welcomed IKEA Group’s regional distribution centre into its Logistics District.

IKEA to open Middle East’s largest distribution centre in Dubai

The distribution centre is also IKEA Group’s first direct investment in the region and is scheduled for completion in September 2015.

IKEA plans Dubai distribution hub amid Gulf expansion

Retail giant IKEA is to build a regional distribution centre in the world’s first purpose-built aerotropolis in Dubai World Central as it continues to expand in the Gulf region.

Standard Chartered to have new $140 million office building

Gulf Resources Development and Investment LLC (GRDI) announced Wednesday its launch of the new Standard Chartered Bank Building in Dubai.

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