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Jul

3D-printed Office Building Planned

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3D-printed Office Building Planned

The United Arab Emirates says the Gulf commercial hub of Dubai will soon add the world's first office building made using three-dimensional printer technology to its collection of eye-catching buildings. Emirati minister of cabinet affairs Mohammed al-Gergawi said the project is part of a broader effort to embrace cutting-edge technology and make the Gulf state "a global hub for innovation and...

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Jun

Exhibition centre in Titanic Quarter gets green light

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Exhibition centre in Titanic Quarter gets green light

A major exhibition centre in the Titanic Quarter has finally been awarded planning permission, it can be revealed. The Titanic Exhibition Centre - which is due to draw in thousands of visitors - was given the green light for an initial three-year term during a Belfast City Council planning committee last night. It was awarded approval during a specially-convened sitting, after it...

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Jun

Belfast office is to be 'incubator' for property agency

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Belfast office is to be 'incubator' for property agency

The Belfast office of UK commercial property agency Lambert Smith Hampton will be an incubator for its graduate academy. Those selected for the two-year programme will spend their first six months in LSH's Belfast office. Professor Jim Berry from Ulster University was joined by LSH director Keith Shiells and Tom Mervyn of Queen's University View this and more articles on the Belfast...

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Jun

Willowbrook site in Newtownabbey on market for £2.25m

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Willowbrook site in Newtownabbey on market for £2.25m

A development in Newtownabbey known as Willowbrook which could provide much-needed housing for the area, has gone on the market for £2.25m. The 10.5 acre site features a single-storey data centre on land sloping down from the A2 Shore Road dual carriageway towards Belfast Lough. The data centre - which used to belong to Ulster Bank - is a block shape with...

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29

Jun

Featured Property: Unique and Chic

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Featured Property: Unique and Chic

Stephanie Bell opens the doors to a futuristic home fit for a Hollywood star This chic designer house which is nestled in the Craigantlet Hills wouldn't look out of place in the exclusive A-lister avenues of the Hollywood Hills in LA. Designed by C2 Architects of London, it has an almost futuristic feel, both inside and out, and is unlike anything you...

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29

Jun

Featured Property: A Class Apart

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Featured Property: A Class Apart

The black windows and white rendered exterior of this striking home reflect the style of the interior, where every room is finished in sleek monochrome with bright pops of colour. If you get it right, there is nothing quite as chic as black and white and in this stylish home the owners have pulled it off with great panache. It is a...

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29

Jun

Sense of Wander

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Sense of Wander

Drawing inspiration from the Silk Route, Sam Wylie-Harris heads in search of colourful travel-inspired collectibles and patterns Revisiting the Seventies has conjured a fresh approach to the bohemian chic trend. But it's not just time travel that's inspired the latest collections; actual travel is at the heart of the look too, with designers venturing back to favourite far-flung haunts through exotic...

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29

Jun

Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

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Homegrown Flower Business is Blooming

Georgie Newbery is explaining how she set up her business, Common Farm Flowers: "It started with bunches of sweet peas at the garden gate." I'm at her smallholding in Somerset, where long narrow beds are packed with marigolds and honesty, ammi and cornflowers. The first crop of sweet peas is beginning to flower in the polytunnel where the last of the...

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29

Jun

Your Get-out Claws

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Your Get-out Claws

Don't despair if the neighbour's cats are having a field day of destruction in your garden - there are ways to keep them at bay, as Hannah Stephenson discovers ... Now, I don't want to be a killjoy about people's pets, but when I see a neighbour's feline stray into my garden, I just want to get my claws out. I've caught...

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Jun

Mortgage approvals at 14-month high as banks say market 'buoyant'

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Mortgage approvals at 14-month high as banks say market 'buoyant'

The number of mortgage approvals made to home buyers jumped to a 14-month high in May, as the property market remained "buoyant", banks have reported. Some 42,530 mortgages with a total value of £7bn were approved for house purchase last month, marking the highest number since March 2014, figures from the British Bankers' Association (BBA) show.Borrowing using credit cards, personal loans and overdrafts saw annual growth of...

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