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Heathrow exceeds Airports Commission’s package of conditions, so Prime Minister can make the “right choice” for Britain and approve a third runway

11th May 2016
  • heathrow_0615_600_1Airports Commission unanimously recommended Heathrow expansion
  • Heathrow will exceed the overall package of conditions the Commission set
  • Measures include support for an early introduction of ban on scheduled flights for six and a half hours every night after expansion planning consent received and the necessary airspace is modernised
  • Heathrow CEO John Holland-Kaye writes to the Prime Minister with a plan which will enable the Government to make the right choice for Britain, delivering up to £211bn in economic benefit and 180,000 jobs by approving a third runway

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Calling All Landlords! Spelthorne Borough Council launches Rent Guarantee Scheme

10th May 2016

DSC_0033Landlords from all over Spelthorne got together at an event hosted by the Spelthorne Borough Council on April 26 at the Orangery, Shepperton Studios. They has an opportunity to network and listen to guest speakers on subjects such as recent legislative requirements and changes in tax law which affect landlords. the event was very well attended with excellent feedback on how useful it had been. As a result, the Council will aim to host regular Landlord Forums to encourage networking and allow us to get to know our landlords better.

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Heathrow Commits to giving opportunities to firms across Britain

19th April 2016

heathrow-galleryHeathrow is to ensure the whole country is ready and able to access the procurement opportunities that come with expansion, through a series of round table events taking place in every nation and region across Britain.

SME involvement in Heathrow’s supply chain is thriving, driven by massive increases in contracts awarded to them over the past three years. Today, almost half of Heathrow’s Tier 1 suppliers are SME’s compared to just over a third three years ago.

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Kempton Park Easter Family Fun Day- 40% Off Tickets!

23rd March 2016

kempton offerOn Saturday March 26th Kempton Park Racecourse will be holding their Easter Family Fun Day and are offering a 40% discount for Spelthorne Business Forum members!

Come along and enjoy a afternoon of quality All-Weather racing and FREE Easter family entertainment. The complimentary kid’s entertainment on this day includes pony rides, face-painters, inflatables, a soft-play area, craft table, balloon modellers plus more! Under 18s go FREE when accompanied by an adult. Advance booking is required for the Panoramic Restaurant on the day.

The take advantage of this great offer, just enter the promotional code “JCLOCAL” at the online checkout.

For more information and to book tickets click here.


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Spelthorne and Slough Borough Councils Back Heathrow in letter to The Times

8th March 2016

logo-SPELspotA2The Leaders of Spelthorne and Slough Borough Council’s have written a letter to The Times to express their support for a third runway at Heathrow.

The joint letter, from Councillor Ian Harvey, Leader of Spelthorne Borough Council and Councillor Rob Anderson, Leader of Slough Borough Council, is in response to reports that some council are preparing to sure over an extra Heathrow runway, and aim to show that no all councils local to the airport oppose its expansion.

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The Best Places to Buy a Home if you commute to London Revealed: Staines-upon-Thames makes Top 3

2nd March 2016

best communter townsA list of the top 10 most desirable places to buy a home has been produced for those who commute to London with our very own Staines-upon-Thames coming in at an impressive 3rd place.

The list is topped by High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire along with Woking and Redhill in Surrey.

The locations have been identified by using a new online tool from comparison website-, which aims to help commuters identify the most desirable places to buy home outside of the capital.

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Heathrow Pods “Take Off” from Terminal 5- Airport’s Ultra Pod technology joins GATEway driverless car project in Greenwich

29th January 2016

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Heathrow will be working in collaboration with Westfield Sportscars, and Oxbotica, to develop new iconic automated pods for public trials this summer. Using entirely British engineering and software capabilities, the three companies will develop pods capable of operating fully autonomously and safely on the streets of London, as part of the GATEway driverless car project in Greenwich.

The three companies, who have joined the GATEway project as consortium members, will be working together to develop the existing Ultra Pods currently in service at Heathrow Airport.

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Green Light for Heathrow, Green Light for Green Spaces- Heathrow to invest £105m in local communities with expansion go ahead

29th January 2016

Heathrow Green Spaces CGI 2Heathrow Airport have announced a £105m investment plan that would see new and enhanced green spaces for local communities 4 times the size of Hyde Park- but only if the airport expansion is given the green light.

Images unveiled today show how the communities around Heathrow could benefit from a £105m investment in green spaces, including transformational improvements to *Colne Valley Regional Park that would reduce flood risk, protect biodiversity and create public places for people to enjoy.

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Baxalta UK choose Staines-upon-Thames for new HQ

13th January 2016

20 kingston roadBiopharmaceutical company Baxalta has chosen to set its UK Headquarters in Staines-upon-Thames, with plans to house around 100 employees.

The $6 billion global biotech was launched on July 1st after separating from Baxter International in a move designed to accelerate innovation and optimise R & D productivity.

Baxalta, which has a strong foothold in the haematology and immunology arenas, is planning to launch 20 new products across the globe by 2020.

Commenting on its new HQ, Nicole Farmer, Managing Director of Baxalta UK, said the firm will work with “all stakeholders- patients, healthcare professionals and policymakers- to ensure access and improve standards of care to medicines for patients” across the country.

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LIM Signs ServiceNow for Staines-upon-Thames

13th January 2016

strataLa Salle Investment Management has signed IT Operations management group ServiceNow for 60,000 sq. ft. offices as the first tenant at Strata its speculative development in Staines.

ServiceNow is set to move from the 18,000 sq. ft. offices it occupies at the nearby Future House in Egham, Surrey and is understood to be paying circa £34 per sq. ft.

It will take just under 60,000 sq. ft. across the ground and first floors. There is understood to be strong interest in the final floor remaining, the 29,000 sq. ft. second floor.

LIM and development manager Bell Hammer speculatively developed Strata offering 89,893 sq. ft. of offices and 29,000 sq. ft. floorplates in the centre of Staines close to the river and the railway station.

LIM is advised by Knight Frank and Montagu Evans; Colliers International advise ServiceNow.

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