Industry News

In the Industry News category you can expect to find articles relating to all aspects of the UK commercial property market. These can be humorous as well as serious giving readers a wide variety of material to choose from.

Toys R Us UK Stores Facing Administration

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Posted on 20 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Toys R Us a leading toy retailer for many years could fall into administration before Christmas due to a demand to put £9 million into Toys R Us UK pension fund. The toy store giant is said to not have the resources to pay up such a demand,... Read More

Amazon and other online giants changing the game in UK commercial real estate

Posted on 6 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

With the rise of online retail giants such as Amazon and eBay people have changed how they shop with many now utilising online vendors on a regular basis. Online retail is making shopping more convenient for customers and in turn causing a huge demand for... Read More

London Ranked the World’s Second Most Popular City for Retail Expansion

Posted on 29 June, 2017 by admin under Industry News

New study conducted by CBRE revealed London as the World’s second most sought after city for retailers looking to expand their businesses in 2017, up from 6th place in its 2016 rank, while Hong Kong remained its position as the most important global retail... Read More

The H&M Group’s COS and Monki to Open Stores at Cabot Circus in Bristol

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Posted on 6 September, 2016 by admin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

The UK’s property development and investment company, Hammerson, has announced the arrivals of two new major international retailers at Cabot Circus Shopping Centre in Bristol, COS and Monki. Both retailers are independent fashion brands under the H & M... Read More

The Revival of UK Independent Record Shops

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Posted on 3 August, 2016 by admin under Industry News

There has been a boost in vinyl sales despite the digital technology dominating the market. Records shops have seen a surge in vinyl sales, enhancing their popularity and giving them a new audience. In the hay day, there were over 2,000 independent record... Read More

GSK plans a £275m expansion in its UK sites

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Posted on 27 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The British pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline plc, still sees the UK as “an attractive location” regardless of Brexit. Chief executive Andrew Witty backed the Remain campaign, said the decision for investment was due to the UK’s skilled... Read More

Would you open a Micropub?

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Posted on 15 July, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Industry News, Misc

Micropubs have recently become trendy and in recent years they seem to be popping up in towns all across the UK. The philosophy is simple, keep it small, keep it simple. They are normally small no-frills pubs that specialize in a specific drink, such... Read More

UK Commercial Property Market to Slow in Wake of Brexit

Posted on 27 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Just days after the controversial UK exit from the EU, a number of experts have said that demand for UK commercial property will weaken. Experts, including JLL UK’s chief executive officer, Chris Ireland, have said that activity levels are expected... Read More

Multi-Million Pound Refurbishment set for Birmingham Office Building

Posted on 22 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

An office building in Birmingham city centre is set to receive a £2.5m overhaul, in order to meet growing demand for smaller floorplates. Occupying the corner plot of Temple Row and Bull Street on the route of the Midland Metro extension, No. 4 Temple... Read More

Hammerson Sells Essex Shopping Park for £93 Million

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Posted on 21 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Retail property firm, Hammerson plc, has officially completed the disposal of Thurrock Shopping Park in Essex for £93 million to TH Real Estate. The park has a net internal area of 25,500 metre squared and comprises two retail schemes, which includes... Read More

Learn more about our Industry News category

In this section we carry articles covering a diversity of topics. You will find news about supermarket commercial property expansions alongside the results of customer service surveys.

We also take a look at how businesses can benefit from sporting events, public holidays and spells of good weather. On the other hand we ask how they might cope with transport problems or industrial action.

Together with these stories you will find articles on dogs in the workplace, the stress reducing qualities of office plants and the reasons for our expanding waistlines. So if you want your commercial property news to contain a little variety, this is the page for you.