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.


Overseas Investment Contributed £335m to Birmingham Office Market

Overseas investment contributed £335m to Birmingham office
Posted on 10 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Economy, Industry News

In 2015, it was found that half of the Birmingham city centre office deals were through overseas investors, spending £335m in total. Two of the biggest deals of the year were the £131m acquisition of RBS's Brindleyplace headquarters and the £36.7m... Read More

£11m Prime Derby HQ Office Acquired by Praxis

£11m Prime Derby HQ Office Acquired by Praxis
Posted on 4 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

Commercial property investors, Praxis, has announced the completion of its £11m acquisition of 142,231 sq ft office building at Pride Park in Derby. Former home of internet bank, Egg, the prime headquarters office building was acquired from Helix... Read More

Strong Return from Investments in London During 2015

Strong return from investments in London 2015
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

During 2015, growth in commercial property rents across London resulted in a total return of 18.1% from investments in the capital, according to the London Markets Analysis report by Levy Real Estate and MSCI. The report, which analysed over £30bn of... Read More

Midlands’ Retail Sector Sees Landmark Year

Midlands Retail Sector Sees Landmark Year
Posted on 3 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

According to sector analysts, West Midlands consumers are starting to return to in-store shopping as their purchasing habits evolve. Meeting in Birmingham, representatives from BDO, Lambert Smith Hampton and the Mailbox, discuss retail sector trends... Read More

Highest Level of Investment in A Decade for 2015 UK Office Market

Highest Level of Investment in Decade for 2015 UK Office Market
Posted on 2 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

UK office investment in 2015 reached its highest level since 2007, with a total of £26 billion, according to Lambert Smith Hampton's latest UK Office Market Pulse. The market which experienced the strongest activity was regional office markets in the... Read More

‘Age of Change’ is Upon UK Shopping Centres

'Age of Change' is Upon UK Shopping Centres
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Despite UK shopping centre property investments in 2015 providing total returns of 10.0%, the sector is due to face an 'Age of Change' and bring with it challenges for many centres. According to the latest MSCI/Colliers International UK Shopping Centre... Read More

20th Vs 21st Century Offices – How Far Have We Come?

20th vs 21st century offices
Posted on 1 March, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Industry News

Offices have changed dramatically over the years. What was once the norm in the 20th Century, swiftly became archaic in the 21st Century. Research from the Office for National Statistics said that in an average office career of 50 years, 23.3% of your total... Read More

Coventry’s New £50m Scheme ‘Vital’ to its Regeneration

New £50m Scheme is 'Vital' to Coventry's Regeneration
Posted on 29 February, 2016 by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

The new £50 million mixed use scheme in Coventry's city centre has been deemed vital for its regeneration by the city council. Liverpool based construction firm, Downing, are creating 42 apartments, 600 student bedrooms, as well as 12,000 sq ft of... Read More

Nearly 1 Million Fewer Retail Jobs by 2025 Says BRC

Nearly 1 Million Fewer Retail Jobs by 2025 Says BRC
Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Business News, Economy, Industry News

According to a new report published today by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), there is to be an estimated 900,000 fewer jobs in the sector by 2025. The report suggests that store closures on UK high streets and town centres could exacerbate the... Read More

New Online Property Tool to Launch from Lambert Smith Hampton

New Online Property Tool Launched by Lambert Smith Hampton
Posted on 19 February, 2016 by admin under Industry News

Lambert Smith Hampton has recently developed a new web-based application to assist occupiers, developers and investors that seek opportunities in the Northern Powerhouse region. The tool provides an in-depth analysis of the region's office markets,... 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.