Commercial Developments


In the Commercial Developments category you can read about UK commercial property either in the planning stage, under construction or newly completed. This includes reports on office and serviced office space, retail developments and much more.


MediaCityUK Set for New £1bn Second Phase

Media City UK set for new £1bn second phase
Posted on 8 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

Plans for a £1bn expansion of MediaCityUK has been announced by Peel Land & Property and Legal & General, which are to be submitted to Salford Council. The new scheme is for ten buildings totalling 2.3 million sq ft and will comprise 540,000 sq ft of... Read More

3 Reasons London is Still at the Heart of Investors and Businesses

3 reasons london is still at the heart of investors and businesses
Posted on 27 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

London. That magical city which sits so proudly at the epicentre of the nation. For Britons, it is a place that shows the best of what they have to offer the world for economy and culture. While people overseas look at it as a fascinating city steeped in... Read More

intu Watford Set for multi- million-pound Extension

intu watford set for multi million pound extension
Posted on 20 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

intu has announced the appointment of Laing O’Rourke as main contractor for a new £178m extension of its Watford shopping centre. The extension, which will comprise a 1.4 million sq ft leisure and retail destination, will place Watford in CACI’s... Read More

WestQuay Watermark Reaches Another Construction Milestone

West Quay Watermark reaches another construction milestone
Posted on 15 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

Hammerson has announced the £85 million Southampton based leisure development, WestQuay Watermark, has reached a construction milestone by achieving full height of 30 metres, which was celebrated with a Topping-Out ceremony led by the scheme’s building... Read More

New UK Hotels Market Index Launched by Colliers

New UK hotels market index launched by Colliers
Posted on 30 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

The Hotel team of Colliers International has now launched its inaugural UK Hotels Market Index, which has analysed 36 locations across the UK in order to find out the ‘hot spots’ for development and acquisition. Hotel in Cardiff Bay There are nine... Read More

Budget Given ‘Perfect Launchpad’ for Commercial Market’s Future

Budget Given 'Perfect Launchpad' for Commercial Market's Future
Posted on 21 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The budget has been deemed a success for the commercial property market and a 'perfect launchpad' to secure a bright future by Devon based commercial property specialists Charles Darrow. The firm claimed that the market has been dealt a significant... Read More

Are Things Looking Up for Manchester’s Refurbished Office Market?

Manchester's Refurbished Office Market Looking Strong
Posted on 17 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

With approximately 625,000 sq ft of office space being refurbished in Manchester over the next two years, the sector is currently thriving and continues to see healthy levels of take up, according to Savills. The firm has reported that over the last 10... Read More

Coventry’s New £50m Scheme ‘Vital’ to its Regeneration

New £50m Scheme is 'Vital' to Coventry's Regeneration
Posted on 29 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The new £50 million mixed use scheme in Coventry's city centre has been deemed vital for its regeneration by the city council. Liverpool based construction firm, Downing, are creating 42 apartments, 600 student bedrooms, as well as 12,000 sq ft of... Read More

Phoenix House in Colmore Business District Set To Be Refurbished

Phoenix House in Colmore Business District Set To Be Refurbished
Posted on 23 February, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

The £8.4m contract to deliver the refurbishment of Phoenix House, Newhall street in the Colmore Business District, has been awarded to Wates Construction. The building is set to be converted into grade A office space spanning 50,000 sq ft over nine... Read More

Hammerson’s Birmingham Commitment Welcomed by Business Owners

Hammerson’s Birmingham Commitment Welcomed by Business Owners
Posted on 17 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

Birmingham’s business leaders have welcomed the commitment to the city by retail property giant Hammerson. Hammerson, who acquired Grand Central last month, recently announced that it would be selling a half share in Birmingham’s Bullring to joint... Read More

Learn more about our Commercial Developments category

Over recent years urban regeneration projects throughout the UK have resulted in a huge expansion of commercial property developments. Many of these are ongoing and will continue to deliver new business space in the future.

In addition many towns and cities have seen an expansion of out-of-town projects resulting in new business parks, shopping centres and leisure developments.

You will find stories about all of these here together with news regarding new industrial, healthcare and warehouse property. So if you want to read about the latest Grade A office space in London’s financial district or improvements to Sheffield’s retail quarter, the Commercial Development category is for you.