Author: Shara Tenner

Kao Data opens for business at premium Greater London data centre campus

Kao Data has announced the opening of Kao London One, the first of four data centres to be built at the Kao Data Campus in Harlow. When fully completed, the £200 million campus will support an IT load of over 35MW across 150,000 sq ft of technical space. As a rare new entrant to the wholesale data centre market, Kao Data has attracted a lot of attention both for its size and level of investment. The campus represents one of the largest developments in the UK and adds substantial capacity and future organic growth opportunities for customers. Kao Data...

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Paul Simcock joins Vinson & Elkins

Vinson & Elkins further expands its global corporate practice with the addition of acquisition and leveraged-finance partner Paul Simcock in London. With nearly two decades of experience in leveraged finance, Simcock joins V&E from Jones Day where he worked with clients on multi-billion dollar matters across a variety of leading industries, from retail and real estate to life sciences and mining. “Our corporate team has been growing rapidly, and with the addition of another top-tier hire, we’re positioned to push even further into one of the leading finance capitals of the world,” said London-based Jeff Eldredge, co-head of the...

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Zippo and Ben Eine create 17,500 sqm mural in East London

Zippo and acclaimed street artist Ben Eine unveiled a huge 17,500 square meter mural. Depicting the word “CREATE” the artwork came to life on a truly unconventional canvas: a sparse, industrial ground space in East London spanning 17,500 square meters. Eine took on his most unpredictable project to date, creating a large scale painting on the ground. With the epic feat only entirely viewable from great heights, Zippo and Eine used the power of drones to capture the creative journey. The huge artwork required 2,850 litres of recycled paint, a 200-litre bathtub for mixing, 18-inch wide rollers and a...

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Redevelopment in Landmark Court in Southwark

Triangle London Developments was chosen by the Transport for London for a collaboration between them to build in the Southwark Street. All the homes, offices and retail spaces will be made by them, on the behalf of TFL, this joint venture will benefit both the entities and the public of London. This new construction will be up for multi purposes. It will be made on Landmark Court, a plot of land owned by TfL for the last 25 years. This land was previously taken for the extension of the Jubilee Line. This land is in an ideal location with...

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2017 record year for London tech investment

2017 was a record year for London tech investment, according to data from London & Partners. The findings revealed that the London’s tech sector continues to fuel the growth of the UK’s digital economy, with the capital’s tech firms raising a record £2.45 billion and accounting for around 80% of all UK venture capital tech funding in 2017. Some of the biggest deals last year included a £391m Series B investment into Improbable, Deliveroo (£364m) and Truphone (£255m). Further analysis of the data shows that London remains the favourite destination in Europe for tech investors. UK firms attracted almost...

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1,500 electric vehicle charging points to be installed across London

Mr. Sadiq Khan, the mayor of London announced the awarding of £4.5m to the London boroughs to install 1,500 electric vehicle charging points throughout the residential areas of London. To keep the air of London clean, the zero-carbon transport idea along with the numerous charging points is a crucial step towards his vision of creating a safer and greener city for Londoners through the use of electric vehicles. This budget of £4.5m has been awarded to 25 different boroughs, from the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles to install these charging points in the capital. It will be the...

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