Monthly Archives: March 2013

Provincial Market Has a Lot of Catching Up To Do

Posted on 20 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Industry News

But Manchester is leading the way says property firm boss Despite signs of improvement, the provincial commercial property market has a lot of catching up to do warns the CEO of Leeds based firm Town Centre Securities (TCS). Edward Ziff, whose late father... Read More

New Zealand Property Returns Fall in Q4 of 2012

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The commercial property market in New Zealand fell in the last three months of 2012, with total returns falling by 0.6 per cent. According to figures released by the Property Council/IPD NZ All Property Index, the total average (capital plus income) annual... Read More

Advice Sector Offices Face Closure

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Economy

Cuts to legal aid is forcing the closure of nearly a third of Shelter's housing advice centres and pushing the Red Cross to abandon its support for family reunions, the organisations claim. The final decision to close down nine Shelter offices across England... Read More

Construction Work to Begin on Airport City Next Month

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

The director of Airport City, Karen Campbell, has revealed that the development of the four million square foot business park will begin next month. However, she denies that the project will steal the focus of businesses from the nearby centre of Manchester... Read More

Pickles Calls on Councils to Curb over Zealous Parking Enforcement

Posted on 19 March, 2013 by Neil Bird under Business News

Policy is killing small shops, says minister Local Government Secretary, Eric Pickles, has called on councils to end the “over-zealous culture of parking enforcement” in a bid to help the high street. Speaking at the Conservative Spring Forum, Mr Pickles... Read More

High Street Fund Remains Unspent

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Industry News

Money intended to reduce number of empty shops sits in council bank accounts A £10m government fund set up over a year ago to help bring vacant shops back into use has hardly been used.  The High Street Innovation Fund was part of the government's answer... Read More

UK Firms Win Contracts for Rio 2016

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

The London Olympics may be over, but it appears that Britain will also enjoy an element of involvement in the next Games, which will be held in Rio in 2016. Two of the country’s top architecture firms will work alongside Brazilian companies in order to... Read More

MIPIM Reflects Growing Industry Optimism

Posted on by Neil Bird under Industry News

As 20,000 property professionals departed Cannes following the close of MIPIM 2013, the mood that accompanied them on their journey home was one of growing optimism. Throughout the four day annual event the talk in the conference halls, the hotels and along... Read More

Bristol Council Buys Aviva Headquarters

Posted on 18 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

Bristol City Council has purchased the Aviva Investors office block for a sum of £18 million as part of its on-going £70 million office estate revamp. The 128,000 sq ft commercial property will be used as one of the two buildings used to house council staff... Read More

Goodbye West London Hello Central London for the BBC

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Top Properties

The BBC recorded the last news broadcast from its West London Television Centre (TVC) last night. The news bulletin which was broadcast at 10pm yesterday was presented by Mishal Husain. Over the years presenters of the programme have included: Angela Rippon,... Read More