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.

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

3 Reasons London is Still at the Heart of Investors and Businesses

3 reasons london is still at the heart of investors and businesses
Posted on 27 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

London. That magical city which sits so proudly at the epicentre of the nation. For Britons, it is a place that shows the best of what they have to offer the world for economy and culture. While people overseas look at it as a fascinating city steeped in... Read More

intu Watford Set for multi- million-pound Extension

intu watford set for multi million pound extension
Posted on 20 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Industry News

intu has announced the appointment of Laing O’Rourke as main contractor for a new £178m extension of its Watford shopping centre. The extension, which will comprise a 1.4 million sq ft leisure and retail destination, will place Watford in CACI’s... Read More

North West Experiences Successful Office Take-Up in Q1 2016

North west experiences successful office take-up in Q1 2016
Posted on 16 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

The North West office market has seen a stellar start to the year, with Liverpool and Manchester experiencing strong levels of take-up in Q1, according to a report from Bilfinger GVA. It was found that Liverpool’s office take-up surpassed 90,000 sq... Read More

Is the South East Office Market Looking Strong in 2016?

Is the South East office market looking strong in 2016
Posted on 11 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

The first quarter of 2016 was a great one for the South East office market, which saw its total take-up increase by 30%, according to Knight Frank’s latest M25 offices report. It was found that 973,000 sq ft of space was let during this period, 10%... Read More

St Modwen Sells Birmingham Office Trio for £7.3m

Birmingham office market take up surpasses record
Posted on 9 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

A collection of three Birmingham offices has been sold by St Modwen to an unnamed UK fund manager for £7.3 million. Situated on the St Modwen owned 18-acre Quinton Business Park, the self-contained offices total more than 50,000 sq ft. Senior... Read More

How did the Manchester and Birmingham Office Markets Perform in Q1 2016?

How did the Manchester and Birmingham office markets perform in Q1 2016
Posted on 5 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Q1 2016 has seen a strong start for both Birmingham and Manchester office markets, with a healthy level of activity, according to data from Colliers International. Since 2015 saw Birmingham city experience record annual take-up of 970,458 sq ft, this... Read More

Regional High Street Investment Down in Q1 2016 but Outlook Still Positive

Regional high street investment down in q1 2016
Posted on 4 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

New figures from Cushman & Wakefield have revealed investment in UK regional high street retail assets was down by 10% on last year. This however has not tarnished overall performance of the sector in Q1, as a total of 44 assets were transacted at a... Read More

Overseas Commercial Property Investors taking Advantage of Brexit

London office occupiers will head out to regions in next decade
Posted on 3 May, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

With the pending EU referendum causing concern in the London commercial property market, private investors from the Middle East and elsewhere have found an ideal opportunity to buy landmark buildings. One firm for example, 3 Associates, is a UK family... Read More

Are Signs of Improved Rental Growth Starting to Emerge?

Are signs of improved rental growth starting to emerge
Posted on 29 April, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Industry News

A combination of improved letting activity and taking surplus stock out to market has started to show signs of rental growth in some locations and sectors, according to commercial property agent, Prop-Search. One of the main factors to these findings... 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.