Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oxfordshire Office Development Set to Create 500 New Jobs

Posted on 26 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

A new Grade A office development is currently under construction near Didcot which will play an instrumental role in the formation of the Science Vale Enterprise Zone. The project on Milton Park, which upon completion will be Oxfordshire’s only top class... Read More

Cold Snap Threatens UK Businesses

Posted on 25 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News

Severe weather is continuing to cause chaos across the UK, disrupting transport and leaving many without power. With the freezing temperatures forecast to drag on until the bank holiday weekend, we could enter British Summertime with large areas of the... Read More

Tube Stations Prepare for Retail Overhaul

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Commercial Developments

London tube bosses are to embark on a major overhaul of stations to compete with the commercial success of shopping at railway stations and airports. New convenience stores, coffee shops and virtual supermarkets at tube stations will be part of a retail... Read More

Demand for Yorkshire Industrial Property Doubled in 2012

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

Demand for Grade A Yorkshire industrial property increased dramatically during 2012.  Take-up in the county rose to 2.3m sq ft, almost double the previous year’s figure, according to data from Lambert Smith Hampton. Demand could lead to speculative... Read More

Birmingham Office Availability Hits Five Year Low

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Industry News

Companies looking to relocate or expand their office space in Birmingham are being forced to act quickly, as the amount of top grade office space has hit a five year low in the Midlands city. A survey by property specialists Colliers International has... Read More

Greek Commercial Property Market Predicted to Bottom Out by 2014

Posted on 24 March, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Market insiders say the Greek commercial property market is ready to bottom out by next year and will start to post higher numbers in 2014, if not sooner. Rental rate renegotiations and a general reduction in prices is expected to continue until the third... Read More

Future of Malmaison and Hotel Du Vin Secured by American Buyer

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

Hotel operator Malmaison has been purchased by an American venture capital firm for a rumoured £180 million which is expected to go a long way in paying off debts accrued by parent company MWB Group Holdings. KSL Capital Partners, from Colorado, is now... Read More

Supermarket Giant Creates 400 Apprenticeship Places

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

Supermarket giant Sainsbury's has announced it will be creating 400 apprenticeship places over the coming year in a year-long scheme designed to train and develop managers of the future. The scheme, titled ‘You Can Be a Team Leader, Advanced... Read More

Restaurant Demand Pushes Rents Up in Soho

Posted on 23 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Despite being a prime London location, Soho has struggled to attract high levels of investment or global company settlement in the past decade. With a slightly bad reputation and a wealth of sex shops and strip clubs populating the area, it seems that many... Read More

Opinions Divided on Outlook for UK Commercial Property Market

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

Since the turn of the year there have been signs of improvement in the UK commercial property market. This has led to a number of analysts forecasting that 2013 will be the year the market begins to enter the recovery phase. The poor performance of the... Read More