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Chester BID Team joins High Street Initiative

Posted on September 1, 2014 2:30 pm by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

A Cheshire city has been chosen to spearhead a pioneering national campaign aimed at filling empty retail premises and attracting shoppers back to struggling high streets. As part of the initiative — organised by Business in the Community (BITC) and backed by some of the country’s most successful firms — Chester will now receive... Read More


Wave of New Lets announced by British Land

Posted on September 1, 2014 12:53 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Industry News

British Land has enjoyed a significant upturn in lease agreements since the end of the recession, with retailers and office based businesses actively seeking expansion. This has allowed the property firm to confirm six new lets at the Gallagher Retail Park in Cheltenham, which have taken occupancy rates within the development to 99 per... Read More


Investment Stampede makes London the ‘Triple A’ of the Commercial Property Market

Posted on September 1, 2014 11:57 am by Neil Bird under Commercial Sales

Investors pumped around £4 billion into the Central London office market during the second quarter of the year, according to figures from CBRE. Unsurprisingly, overseas buyers led the stampede, accounting for 69 per cent of total investment. Thirty three per cent of these were Asian investors, continuing the trend seen earlier in the... Read More


Savills announces First Occupier at Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Posted on September 1, 2014 9:18 am by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales

Savills has increased its involvement with a Midland’s manufacturing hub by negotiating the sale of a development plot and agreeing to market two new zones within the scheme. The Homes and Community Agency and Birmingham City Council, joint owners of the Advanced Manufacturing Hub in Aston, have sold the 6.7-acre plot to HydraForce... Read More


US Hotel Sector on track to reach Highest Occupancy Levels in 20 Years

Posted on September 1, 2014 9:00 am by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

A report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP has good news for the US hospitality industry: It is on track to hit a 20-year high in 2015. The economy experienced a weather-related slowdown during the first three months of the year and then travel activity picked up noticeably in the second quarter, which resulted in... Read More


Balfour Beatty appointed to Wolverhampton Interchange 10 Scheme

Posted on August 31, 2014 12:30 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

Balfour Beatty has been making the headlines of late, with news of its discussions regarding a merger with Carillion rarely attracting media attention. However, Balfour Beatty has not simply been focusing on proposed mergers but also keeping a keen eye out for upcoming projects, proven by the fact it has just been appointed to a multi-million... Read More


Growth of High-Tech Sector drives US Office Market

Posted on August 31, 2014 10:30 am by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

CBRE has published a research report entitled, U.S. Tech-Twenty: Measuring Office Market Impact, which shows that high-tech employment growth has played a pivotal role in the recovery of the office market. It has also helped to generate rent increases in the double-digit range in eight markets over the past two years, including Austin,... Read More

Canadian Private Investors outstrip Pension Funds

Posted on August 30, 2014 12:05 pm by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales, Worldwide Property News

Private investors in the Canadian commercial property market outstripped the country’s big pension funds in the last quarter, overturning the prevailing trend of the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2014, pension funds dominated the market, accounting for 31.6 per cent of all investment, but their activity fell in Q2,... Read More

Irish Planners reject £80m Shopping Centre Scheme to protect Businesses

Posted on August 30, 2014 10:00 am by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Councillors have refused plans to breath life into a moth balled shopping complex claiming its revival would damage city centre and neighbouring retailers just getting back on their feet after the recession. The site, on the Dublin Road just outside Limerick, was partially developed as Parkway Shopping Centre but abandoned when Liam... Read More

LaSalle wins £750m Manchester Pension Fund Mandate

Posted on August 29, 2014 1:30 pm by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

The largest local authority pension fund in Britain has made its second multi-million pound commitment to expanding its commercial property portfolio in less than two weeks — taking its investment cash pot to more than £1bn. Earlier this month the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund — a sub-fund of the Greater Manchester... Read More

Euro-Cash continues to support Speke Developments

Posted on August 29, 2014 12:30 pm by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The European Regional Development Fund is providing almost half the money to transform a former Liverpool factory site into 40,000 sq ft of commercial space. Manchester developer Capital and Centric is using the £1.4 grant toward the construction of offices and warehousing on a 3.5-acre brownfield site off Speke Boulevard. The cost of... Read More

Retailers urged to improve Disabled Access

Posted on August 29, 2014 10:00 am by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A study conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) suggests that retailers could boost sales by making their properties more accessible to disabled people. According to the report, disabled people currently find locating accessible shopping opportunities difficult due to the lack of adaptations undertaken by retailers. As... Read More

Relocations set to drive Leeds Office Market

Posted on August 29, 2014 8:50 am by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Rumours that two of Britain’s biggest law and accountancy firms are considering relocating to Leeds have prompted one property expert to suggest its time the city moved its speculative office construction into high gear. Almost 141,000 sq ft of office deals were signed in the city during the first quarter of 2014. That was followed... Read More


MPs keep Charity Shop Tills ringing

Posted on August 28, 2014 2:00 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

During the recession, charities struggled due to a lack of donations from cash strapped consumers, with many relying upon their high street shops to ensure those in need received suitable help. Fortunately, with the economic recovery in full swing, many are finding that consumers have become more generous with donations yet are still... Read More


Scottish Independence would squeeze Irish Economy Experts warn

Posted on August 28, 2014 1:15 pm by Cliff Goodwin under Business News, Economy

Any period of adjustment following Scotland’s independence could have a serious long-term effect on the Irish economy, economists in both countries have warned. With around one-million voters still undecided and the turn out for the 18 September referendum expected to be as high as 80 per cent, Ireland’s business leaders are... Read More


Tesco Market Share continues to Drop

Posted on August 28, 2014 12:15 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As the supermarket price war continues to rage on, the Big Four are increasingly finding discounters eating into their market share. Tesco suffered a further loss in the 12 weeks to the 17th of August, with the data from Kantar Worldpanel showing a further drop in market share making the retailer the worst performing major grocer in the... Read More


Hertford Shopping Centre earmarked for Huge Redevelopment

Posted on August 28, 2014 10:10 am by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

Shopping centre regenerations have become relatively commonplace in the UK since the end of the recession, with owners recognising a need to adapt to new consumer trends as a means of lifting footfall levels. However, while many involve significant levels of investment, few are as ambitious as the proposals for the Bircherley Green Shopping... Read More


Toon Fans Demand Meeting over St James’ Park Land Sale

Posted on August 28, 2014 8:55 am by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales

Football fans, worried that the sale of club-owned land will “lock in the capacity” of their Premier League stadium are demanding an urgent meeting with developers. Newcastle United is in the process of selling the lease of a 1.6-acre plot of land adjacent to its St James’ Park Gallowgate stand. Although the exact price is not... Read More


Battle intensifies for Great British High Street Title

Posted on August 27, 2014 1:29 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

As consumers continue to fuel the retail industry’s recovery by upping their spending, high streets are once more beginning to look at how they can capitalise on the economic recovery to entice consumers back into town centres. Many are choosing to do this by entering the running for the Great British High Street title, with the... Read More


Hermes sells Stoke Festival Park Leisure Complex

Posted on August 27, 2014 12:59 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales

Hermes Real Estate has this week concluded the sale of its leisure asset on Stoke’s Festival Park to the Valad European Diversified Fund for £14.5 million. The new owner has gained a fully let 130,000 sq ft property within the larger Festival Park development. The 1988 two storey building is home to a ten screen Odeon multiplex... Read More


British Land agrees New Lets at Doncaster Retail Park

Posted on August 27, 2014 12:30 pm by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales, Top Properties

British Land has confirmed the letting of 36,000 sq ft of retail space at its Doncaster retail park. Both Next and Marks & Spencer Simply Food have agreed terms for units on the Wheatley Retail Park, joining retailers such as TK Maxx, Sports Direct and Boots. British Land hopes that these new tenancies will broaden the variety on offer at... Read More


Legal and General confirms £75m acquisition of One Piccadilly

Posted on August 27, 2014 10:30 am by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales

Legal and General Property has confirmed its purchase of One Piccadilly Gardens in Manchester. The Grade A office building was sold for £75m and has tenants including Allianz Cornhill Insurance, Pizza Express, Caffe Nero and Pret a Manger contributing to a rental income of £4.3m per year. The vendor, Europa Capital, acquired the six-floor... Read More

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