French shopping centre firm Klepierre has said it does not intend to make a formal offer for Hammerson, paving the way for the Bullring owner to seal a tie up with Intu.
The owner of Union Square shopping centre in Aberdeen is expected to shed further light on future plans this week.
Plans have been unveiled for a £200million expansion of Aberdeen's flagship Union Square shopping centre - paving the way for the creation of 2,000 new jobs.
People abusing blue badge parking spaces are causing mayhem at Aberdeen railway station, according to a disability campaigner.
The owner of Aberdeen's Union Square shopping mall saw its profits last year more than double to £703million.