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How old architecture is adapting to modern surroundings

How old architecture is adapting to modern surroundings

Posted on July 9, 2018 11:00 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

With the importance of retaining architectural features, many new businesses are now choosing to keep the character of their commercial building by incorporating the new with the old. In the past, many beautiful pieces of architecture were demolished to make way for uninspiring commercial properties throughout towns and... Read More


Are cinemas adapting after a decline in sales?

Are cinemas adapting after a decline in sales?

Posted on July 6, 2018 10:23 am by Bailey Clarke under Misc

Most people have experienced watching a movie at the pictures, after all, they have been an established form of entertainment since the 1930s in Britain.   From big blockbusters to sequels the cinema is still the place for a family treat, meeting friends or a date night but could this activity be changing... Read More

Birmingham office sold in £1.2million deal

Birmingham Office sold in £1.2million deal

Posted on June 15, 2018 10:34 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Commercial estate agents Bond Wolfe have just completed the sale a million pound deal, as interest from investors in the Midlands area continues to grow in 2018.  The property is located just seven miles south west of Birmingham City centre at Sterling Park, Clapgate Lane, Woodgate Valley. It is 26,015 sq ft of two... Read More

Slough Retail Park £63m Sale

Slough Retail Park £63m Sale

Posted on June 6, 2018 3:36 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Asset Management firm Orchard Street Investment Management has bought a 152,467 sq ft retail park in Slough, Berkshire for £63m. The property was bought from Benson Elliot Capital Management who have owned the property since 2016, on behalf of St. James’s Place UK.  The retail park is the main furniture retail destination in... Read More

UK retail assets sold by St Mowden

UK retail assets sold by St Mowden as retail market slows

Posted on May 18, 2018 3:27 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

A UK based residential and commercial developer, St Mowden have sold around 27% of their retail property portfolio featuring shopping centres in Birmingham and Webley. St Mowden are no strangers to the property world, with over 30 years experience in their primary areas of focus, residential land and development and commercial land and... Read More


Demand for retail space lowest in 9 years

Demand for retail space lowest in 9 years

Posted on May 11, 2018 3:18 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

According to recent findings from the Q1 2018 RICS UK Commercial Market survey, there is an increasing divide between the demands for the retail and industrial sectors. The general trend was the demand for retail space was declining while the demand for industrial grew. Interestingly however, the overall demand in the market was noted as... Read More


UK local authorities spend 3.8bn on Commercial Property

UK Local Authorities spend 3.8bn on Commercial Property in the last 5 years.

Posted on April 17, 2018 2:02 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Industry News

A recent study has found that UK local authorities have spent £3.8bn in just 5 years on Commercial Property. The study was undertaken by property consultants Carter Jonas and Revo an organisation that supports people and businesses in the retail sector. From the results, Spelthorne Borough Council came in 1st place as the... Read More

Retail sector feeling positive in Northern Ireland

Posted on March 23, 2018 1:11 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments

Over recent months, there has been a lot of negative headlines for the retail sector, with stores such as Toys R Us going into administration, New Look announcing UK stores will be closing and Carpet Right are believed to be also closing stores. All these recent headlines are adding to the sense of dread for those currently in involved in the... Read More

Brexit silver lining for warehouse builder Tritax

Posted on March 16, 2018 11:35 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments

Tritax, a company which provides warehouse space in the UK for internet giant Amazon and for delivery companies, Royal Mail and DPD, express they’re expecting a "silver lining" from the decision for the UK to leave the EU as domestic companies look to keep their activity in the UK. Richard Jewson, who is the company Chairman for... Read More

Tycoon plans £1bn landgrab with Network Rail bid

Posted on March 7, 2018 9:50 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets

Last year Network Rail revealed that it would be searching for a buyer for its commercial estate properties which amounts roughly 5,500 properties across Great Britain. Network Rail has been looking to reduce its huge debt which reportedly could rise to about £53billion by 2019. It has been 3 years since they began a review... Read More


UK Commercial Property investments off to a strong start in 2018

Posted on February 23, 2018 3:29 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy

Although Brexit is still looming over the UK, figures recently released by Savills' February Market in Minutes' report, show it is far from slowing things down in the commercial property market. Savills' report highlighted that investment in the UK commercial property market was 66% higher than last year, with a total of £4.2billion for... Read More

Billions of Midlands investment to be showcased at MIPIM 2018

Posted on February 12, 2018 3:40 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments

The MIPIM property real estate conference event is being held in Cannes from 13th to the 16th March 2018 this year. Along with over 360 speakers, the event will showcase around £10 billion worth of investment opportunities from across the Midlands region in England. After a successful presence at the MIPIM 2017, there will be over 70... Read More

Northern Ireland Commercial Property boosts due to shopping centre sale

Posted on January 26, 2018 9:43 am by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

Northern Irelands' commercial property market is benefitting from a recent sale when Belfast’s Castle Court Shopping Centre was sold in July 2017 for a staggering £123 million. The property was sold to County Down investment firm Wirefox who have recently been investing in various regions of the United Kingdom. The Castle Court shopping... Read More

Edinburgh needs development to act as incentive for investment

Edinburgh needs developments to act as incentive for investment

Posted on January 18, 2018 3:20 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets, Economy

The Scottish city of Edinburgh has recently been ranked as one of the top three places in the world to live, but for anyone searching for a new office, there are slim pickings. The city centre's commercial growth is being hindered by the lack of office space the city has to offer and even with a high demand in the area, there has still been a... Read More

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit

Spotify in £1.18bn copyright lawsuit

Posted on January 9, 2018 1:27 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News

Spotify, the Swedish based music streaming service has been accused of breaching the rights of songwriters and publishers. The online music giant has 18 commercial premises around the world, thanks in part to its huge turnover. With offices in New York, London, Singapore and of course Sweden, Spotify is spread far and wide but now... Read More

Toys R us UK stores facing administration

Toys R Us UK Stores Facing Administration

Posted on December 20, 2017 11:00 am 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, which has the potential to put it in a critical business situation.  This is not... Read More


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

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

Posted on December 6, 2017 9:36 am 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 storage premises in the UK. Because of this growing demand, investors are moving into... Read More


British pubs face closing due to soaring business rates

British Pubs face closing due to soaring business rates

Posted on November 27, 2017 3:31 pm by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy

Great Britain is well known for having its local boozers but due to business rates soaring, this is putting many at risk of having call their last orders and close for good.  Since the 1970s Britain has seen almost 30,000 pubs close all because of rising business rates. With no signs of these rates increases slowing down... Read More

Google new London HQ gets the go-ahead

Google new London HQ gets the go-ahead!

Posted on November 21, 2017 2:31 pm by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments

While the news broke over summer of Google's plans to build a stunning new London headquarters, it now has the go-ahead to start its construction in King’s Cross in 2018. The building dubbed as the “landscraper” is said will be 11 storeys high and will cover over 1 million square feet with Google taking around 65% of the overall space... Read More

Significant increase in female self employment

Significant Increase in Female Self-Employment

Posted on July 10, 2017 9:00 am by admin under Business News, Economy

It has been reported by Oxford Economics, the number of self-employment in the UK has been increased by 27 per cent between 2007 and 2017, which brings the total number of self-employed to 4.8 million. In particular, the number of female self-employed workers has risen by 50 per cent in the same period. According to the survey... Read More

London ranked the world's second most popular city for retail

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

Posted on June 29, 2017 9:00 am 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 city. Some of the major retail businesses that opened stores over the past 12... Read More

Havaianas to open a pop up store at Leicesters Highcross shopping centre

Havaianas to Open a Pop Up Store at Leicester’s Highcross Shopping Centre

Posted on June 19, 2017 3:06 pm by admin under Commercial Sales and Lets

It has been announced by Hammerson that Havajanas, a footwear brand, which is well known for its iconic flip flops range, will be opening a pop up store at Highcorss Shopping Centre in Leicester this summer. Havaianas, the Portuguese word for ‘Hawaiians’, is an international footwear brand established in 1962, which became very... Read More