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 Retail Warehouse Market sees Better Occupier Demand

UK retail warehouse market sees better occupier demand
Posted on 26 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

Better occupier demand in UK retail warehouses has resulted in the lowest level of vacant space on UK retail parks since 2006, according to a report by Colliers International. The Heading out of Town report found that investment volumes in retail... Read More

Judgement Day Awaits BHS Today

Judgement day awaits BHS today
Posted on 25 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Iconic high street retailer BHS is facing uncertainty today, as the store could be filing for administration due to £1.3bn of debt and a stand-off between its owner and the biggest lender. The store’s original majority stakeholder and owner of... Read More

UK Commercial Investment Experiences Dampened Q1 2016

UK commercial investment experiences dampened Q1
Posted on 22 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

A possible Brexit continues to cause uncertainty as investment in UK commercial property saw a significant slowdown in the first quarter of 2016, according to new research from Lambert Smith Hampton. Its latest quarterly UK Investment Trends report has... Read More

Brexit – What does it mean for the Commercial Property Sector?

Brexit what does it mean for the commercial property sector
Posted on 21 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

This week, Chancellor George Osborne warned of a ‘permanently poorer’ UK if it were to leave the EU, with Treasury analysis saying that by 2030, UK national income could be 6% smaller. Debates are ongoing, trying to convince the nation why we should... Read More

Brexit Speculation Showing Impact as Newcastle Office Take Up Falls

Brexit speculation showing impact as Newcastle office take up falls
Posted on 20 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

Brexit uncertainty has once again caused concern in the commercial property market, as Newcastle saw its occupier market slowdown in Q1 2016 and leasing activity fall dramatically, Lambert Smith Hampton research reveals. The firms latest Newcastle... Read More

London Office Demand Remains Robust Despite Brexit Fears

London office demand remains robust despite brexit fears
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy, Industry News

As uncertainty of Brexit’s impact on demand in the market, CBRE has reported that during the “traditionally quiet” first quarter of 2016, demand for office space in London remained robust, with 3.1 million sq ft of offices being taken up by... 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

Vast Increase of Short-term Outlet Vacancy Rates in UK

Vast increase of short term outlet vacancy rates in UK
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

It has been reported that there was an 85% increase of vacant short-term outlets since Q4 2015. The Local Data Company (LDC) found that units which have been vacant for less than a year had increased to 2,109 in Q1 2016, a substantial increase from Q4... Read More

Millions in Tax Relief Missed out by Small Companies

Millions in tax relief missed out by small companies
Posted on 14 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

A new study by FreeAgent has found that around £250 million of expenses every year are not being claimed by UK micro-business owners, saying the amounts are too small or time consuming to put into their accounts. An aggregated sample of 2.5 million... Read More

Are Virtual Commercial Property Tours the way Forward?

Virtual Reality
Posted on 13 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Virtual reality has exploded onto the mainstream market over the past few months with a number of headsets launched for big named brands, including Samsung and HTC. Immersive and exciting, the device is set to become a success, as games industry analyst,... Read More

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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.