Tag: Birmingham

Regulator casts doubt on Grand Central Sale to Network Rail

regulator casts doubt on grand central sale to network rail
Posted on 17 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Commercial Developments

The upcoming New Street development is one of the most exciting retail developments to take place in Birmingham in recent years, with the 40 retail units and 20 new restaurants expected to create employment for up to 1,000 local residents. However, the future... Read More

Investment Managers toast acquisition of prime Birmingham Nightspots

Posted on 14 October, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

Specialist investment management firm Kames Capital is toasting the acquisition of two of Birmingham’s most popular nightspots. Kames has purchased the Mechu and Après nightclubs on Summer Row from Town & Country Inns as a means of boosting... Read More

Birmingham Great Charles Street sale attracts Global Attention

Posted on 6 October, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

A number of heavyweight international investors have already shown an interest in buying an entire Birmingham estate of eight office buildings. The sale is one of the biggest portfolios ever to hit the Midlands’ market. The Great Charles Street... Read More

Regional Markets deliver strong results for Property Investors

Posted on 18 September, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

The upturn in the regional property markets is continuing with one Midlands company reporting a staggering 238 per cent surge in profits and a Yorkshire investment firm seeing a rise in the value of its portfolio. In a six-month return which saw it... Read More

Savills announces First Occupier at Aston Advanced Manufacturing Hub

Posted on 1 September, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Commercial Sales and Lets

Savills has increased its involvement with a Midland’s manufacturing hub by negotiating the sale of a development plot and agreeing to market two new zones within the scheme. The Homes and Community Agency and Birmingham City Council, joint owners of... Read More

Birmingham Selfridges introduces “Incredible” Window Displays

Posted on 23 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

The Selfridges store on Oxford Street in London has become a landmark with its window displays a major factor in its appeal. Now, its sister store in Birmingham is aiming to emulate this distinguishing aspect, having installed curved glass displays at the... Read More

Birmingham Post-War Office Tower awarded Listed Status as Renewal gets into Gear

Posted on 22 August, 2014 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

Birmingham landmark Alpha Tower has been handed Grade II listed building status by English Heritage. The award was granted in recognition of the skyscraper’s status as “one of the most aesthetically successful" office buildings in the... Read More

CBRE Global Investors acquires prime Colmore Row Asset

Posted on 20 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

CBRE Global Investors has acquired Birmingham’s Great Western Arcade and Ten Colmore Row from Aviva Investors. The deal, the price of which reflects an initial net yield of 7.4 per cent, closed at £15.1 million and offers CBRE Global Investors the... Read More

Birmingham Economy strengthened by rising Visitor Numbers

Posted on 13 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Birmingham has seen tourism to the city rise significantly, with visitor numbers reaching 34 million in the past year – boosting its economy by more than £5 billion. According to data released by the Regional Observatory, Global Tourism Solutions... Read More

Chinese Visitors rank Birmingham Hotel the Best in the UK

Posted on 8 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

In the past few years, there has been significant investment into transforming Birmingham into a top tourism destination, with advertising campaigns and international marketing strategies playing a central role in this. However, it appears that businesses are... Read More