Monthly Archives: April 2013

Conservation Group Objects to Smithfield Market Plans

Posted on 30 April, 2013 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

A conservation group has submitted a letter of objection to the proposed redevelopment of London’s Smithfield Market. Save Britain’s Heritage (SAVE) says that Henderson Global Investors plan to introduce 230,000 sq ft of commercial space “constitutes... Read More

Gym War Breaks Out in Reading

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

With the relatively recent obesity crisis making headlines in the UK, the number of us choosing to take up gym memberships is skyrocketing as the nation attempts to keep fit. As a result, chains from sports merchandise specialists DW to female-only Curves are... Read More

Boston Office Rents on the Rise as Recovery Takes Hold

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The office market in Boston has almost returned to pre-recession rates as take-up improves, driving up rents. Within the past three months, the average price of rents in Boston has increased to $46.26 per sq ft, representing an increase of 16 per cent... Read More

Jockey Club Launches Public Bond for Racecourse Development

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A day at the races is one of the most quintessentially British activities, and in the aftermath of the Grand National each year the number of visitors to racecourses around the country skyrockets. Whether you are partial to a little flutter or just enjoy... Read More

Leadenhall Building Takes Shape

Posted on 29 April, 2013 by Neil Bird under Commercial Developments

Despite the late arrival of springtime, construction of the Leadenhall Building is continuing apace. Over the past three months there has been a great deal of progress on the 736 ft (224m) tall tower which has now surpassed the height of the Gherkin on the... Read More

Yorkshire SMEs Show Positive Signs of Growth

Posted on by MOVEHUT under Business News

New research reveals that Yorkshire has some of the fastest growing small businesses in the UK, despite the ever-growing pressures caused by poor consumer confidence and the risk of a triple dip recession. Suzy Brain England, of the Institute of... Read More

Commercial Property Landlords Have Options for Collecting Unpaid Rent

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

In the United Kingdom, when commercial landlords are faced with a situation where rent is unpaid, they have several options available to them. They can: Serve a statutory demand Issue county court proceedings Pursue a guarantor Forfeit the... Read More

Food Store Openings Drive Employment in the Retail Sector

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

While gaining employment may still be an issue for the jobseekers of the UK, the situation has improved markedly since this time last year. And according to the latest figures released by the British Retail Consortium (BRC), growth in the retail sector has... Read More

Funding for Lending Scheme Granted One Year Extension

Posted on 28 April, 2013 by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

Small businesses have struggled greatly during the economic downturn, with a combination of a drop in consumer demand and lack of lending on the part of Britain’s banking chains putting many in dire straits. Chancellor George Osborne However, the... Read More

Off-Shore Investors Target Australian Retail Property

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

Off-shore buyers are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into indirect retail property investment, according to Savills Australia. Major investors include the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority and the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board, which... Read More