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.


UK Commercial Property Market to Slow in Wake of Brexit

How would the commercial property sector be affected by 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

Birmingham office market take up surpasses record
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

Over third of SMEs unsure of interest rates their business recieves
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

Record High Reached for London Office Space Costs

London office occupiers will head out to regions in next decade
Posted on 20 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

New research from Lambert Smith Hampton has revealed the gap between London and regional office costs has reached record highs, which is set to push occupiers out of the capital. The firm’s ‘Total Office Cost Survey (TOCS) 2016’ found the main... Read More

Could Amazon Fresh be the Future of Grocery Shopping?

Could Amazon Fresh be a game changer
Posted on 13 June, 2016 by Steph Cowie under Business News, Industry News

When many of us think of Amazon products, electronics, clothing and games come to mind. However, it was recently announced that the online retailer is to test a new service, Amazon Fresh, which could revolutionise our weekly grocery shop. But is there a gap... Read More

Commercial Property Rents and Capital Values Remain Steady in May

Are signs of improved rental growth starting to emerge
Posted on 9 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

It’s been revealed by CBRE’s latest Monthly Index that commercial property rental and capital values in May remained steady across the UK, despite “a great period of uncertainty.” Commercial rental values grew by 0.1%, while capital values... Read More

The 2016 Office Market’s Halfway Point Overview

Is the South East office market looking strong in 2016
Posted on 8 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

We have now hit the halfway mark of 2016. A lot has happened in the commercial property market in the last 6 months, such as the Budget introducing a substantial change to Stamp Duty Land Tax and business rates. All of this has and will have an impact on the... Read More

MediaCityUK Set for New £1bn Second Phase

Media City UK set for new £1bn second phase
Posted on 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

EU Referendum Contributed to A ‘Subdued’ May for UK Manufacturing

EU referendum contributed to A subdued May for UK manufacturing
Posted on 6 June, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

The latest PMI survey from Markit has revealed that manufacturing in the UK stayed at an underwhelming rate in May, only increasing slightly above the neutral mark at 50.1. Production volumes during this period remained fairly unchanged on the previous... Read More

Northern Ireland has Highest Retail Warehouse Vacancies in UK

Northern Ireland has highest retail warehouse vacancies in UK
Posted on 30 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

New research from Trevor Wood Associates found that at the end of 2015, Northern Ireland’s retail warehouse vacancy rate was at 11.9%, the highest in the UK. “The Definitive Guide to Retail & Leisure Parks 2016”, which was released on Wednesday,... 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.