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.


Another Pub Closure to Make Way for New Homes

Another Pub Closes to Make Way for New Homes
Posted on 15 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

The pub sector has taken another hit this week as regeneration specialists, Helm Construction, announced the former Raglan pub in Weston-Super-Mare is to be converted into much needed new homes. Work has already commenced on the Upper Church Road site... Read More

New Aberdeen Retail and Leisure Expansion Plans Revealed

New Aberdeen Retail and Leisure Expansion Plans Revealed
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

Hammerson has recently announced that Union Square in Aberdeen has submitted an application for planning permission in principle (PPiP) for a multi-million pound expansion of one of Scotland’s premier shopping destinations. The expansion comprises... Read More

New Major Retail Scheme Submitted for Oldbury

New Major Retail Scheme Submitted for Oldbury
Posted on 9 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Plans for a major new mixed-use development have been submitted by Birmingham Grand Central shopping centre’s new owner, Hammerson, in neighbouring area Sandwell, which is set to bring millions of pounds of investment and create hundreds of jobs. The... Read More

China’s Capital Flow into UK Commercial Property to Exceed 2015 Levels

China’s Capital Flow into UK Commercial Property to Exceed 2015 Levels
Posted on 2 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

With a fairly stagnant investment flow in the summer last year due to the volatility of the Chinese financial market, Chinese investors returned to London in Q4 2015 with a total of £900 million within the capital and £1.4 billion outside it. This interest... Read More

Hammerson Acquires Birmingham’s Grand Central

Hammerson Acquires Birmingham's Grand Central
Posted on 25 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

Hammerson has recently announced its acquisition of the new Grand Central shopping centre in Birmingham for £335 million, with contracts officially exchanged with Birmingham City Council. Advanced discussions with an existing joint venture partner on... Read More

HSBC’S Birmingham Building Sold for Undisclosed Figure

HSBC'S Birmingham Building Sold for Undisclosed Figure
Posted on 13 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The sale of Birmingham's Exchange Buildings has now officially been concluded by Aviva investors, in a deal that observers have suggested is worth £40 million. Reflecting a net initial yield of 4.5%, the deal was done on behalf of Aviva life and... Read More

CBRE Takes Office Sector to Virtual Heights

CBRE Takes Office Sector to Virtual Heights
Posted on 5 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

A revolutionary new way of marketing commercial offices in the UK to prospective tenants and investors is set to take a big leap, as CBRE and specialist technology company Virtual Walkthrough™ have formed an exciting new partnership, CBRE has reported.... Read More

Construction Sector Growth Targeted by Furniture Manufacturer

Construction Sector Growth Targeted by Furniture Manufacturer
Posted on 4 January, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

With the recent resurgence of optimism in the construction sector, Godfrey Syrett, North East furniture manufacturer, has responded by launching a new division dedicated to serving the construction industry. A new Fitted Furniture Division is set to... Read More

Silverstone Completes Major Refurbishment Boosting UK Extension Plans

Silverstone Completes Major Refurbishment Admist UK Extension Plans
Posted on 23 December, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

As part of the ever growing strategy to extend its services throughout the UK, Newcastle based Silverstone Building Consultancy has recently completed a six-figure refurbishment of historic building, Merchant House in York city centre on behalf of North East... Read More

London Retail Space Set to Grow by 8 Million Sq Ft in Five Years

London Retail Space Set to Grow by 8 Million Sq Ft in Five Years
Posted on 21 December, 2015 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Developments, Industry News

A report from commercial property adviser, CBRE, has stated that the amount of retail space in London will expand by almost 8 million sq ft over the next five years. It revealed that the planning permission, which has been granted for retail space in... 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.