Monthly Archives: March 2013

Sheffield Retail Scheme Faces New Delays

Posted on 11 March, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Commercial Developments

Work on a Sheffield retail quarter, which was originally planned to commence in 2009, will not start until 2015 at the earliest, according to the London-based developer behind the scheme. Hammerson, which announced it was moving forward with its... Read More

Property Development Threatens Berlin Wall Paintings

Posted on 10 March, 2013 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Last weekend, in scenes reminiscent of 1989, thousands of protesters gathered at the Berlin Wall.  Only this time they weren’t there to tear it down, but to show their opposition to the demolition of one of the last remaining sections. The East Side... Read More

Branson Pumps Further Investment into South African Healthcare

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Worldwide Property News

Virgin Active is expanding its South African interests by opening a new and highly exclusive healthcare club in the upmarket Sandton area of Johannesburg, thanks to further investment from Sir Richard Branson. The tycoon has invested R150 million (just... Read More

Overseas Visitors Splash the Cash in UK Shops

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Economy

The high street may be buried in recession-related gloom; however Britain remains one of the world's most preferred destinations for overseas shoppers looking to splash their cash. Findings released by the national tourism agency, VisitBritain, shows... Read More

Office Workers Urged to Sit Up Straight

Posted on 9 March, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

The rise of office based jobs and decline in manual employment has led to experts warning of a multitude of new health concerns. These can be relatively minor short term conditions such as back pain, repetitive strain injury or screen glare headaches to... Read More

Parents Struggle to Balance Work with Children as Childcare Costs Rise

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Economy

Many parents who try to return to work after having a child are finding it more and more difficult as the costs of childcare keep rising. In one year alone, nurseries, after school clubs and childminding costs have risen by six per cent according to an annual... Read More

Office Condo Demand Rises in Washington DC

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Two suburban office buildings have recently been sold in Chantilly, Virginia, for $3.21 million. The possibility that they may be developed into office condos suggests that this asset class may be making a comeback. The properties were purchased by Stonecroft... Read More

Thomas Cook to Close 200 High Street Stores

Posted on 8 March, 2013 by MOVEHUT under Business News

The world’s oldest travel group Thomas Cook has announced it will close almost 200 stores with the loss of 2,500 UK jobs as it struggles to return to profitability. The group said most of the job losses will come from its retail network and back-office... Read More

February Retail Sales Rebound at Fastest Rate in Years

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Retailers across the country will have breathed a sigh of relief this week with the news that sales grew at their fastest rate in years in February. With businesses in all industries preparing themselves for a further plunge into recession, it is hoped that... Read More

Plans for Liverpool Waters Approved by Government

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

After winning the prestigious European Capital of Culture award in 2008, Liverpool has been on an upward spiral of success. As well as extensive regeneration projects in much of the city, particularly focusing on the dockyard areas, the creation of shopping... Read More