Monthly Archives: February 2014

Receivers Order Sale of Dublin Business Park

Posted on 28 February, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

As office rents in the heart of Dublin hit record highs a business park in the south of the city has just gone on the market with almost a quarter of its offices still vacant. Office rents in Dublin are expected to rise by a further 15% by the end of... Read More

Tesco to Cut Store Expansion in a Bid to Win Back Customers

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Tesco was once the powerhouse of the supermarket sector, with its top spot in the UK chart generally undisputed. However, as rivals Sainsbury’s and Asda have become more popular, and budget chains such as Aldi and Lidl have won consumers who like to keep a... Read More

Lazards to Oversee Corpus Sireo Sale

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

Corpus Sireo — Germany’s largest real estate management business — is being offered for sale by its three savings bank owners. Lazards has been appointed to oversee the disposal and has hinted at a starting price of more than €300m . With a... Read More

Criminals target Eighty London Businesses a Day

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A recent report by the London Assembly Tories reveals that 28,889 incidents of crime against London businesses were reported to the police last year – equating to an average of 80 per day. The crimes include robbery, theft, verbal and physical assault and... Read More

Permission Granted for Olympic Park Digital Cluster

Posted on 27 February, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

The legacy of the 2012 London Olympics has been widely discussed in the media, with most economists claiming that the Games were beneficial to businesses both in London and in the UK as a whole. Furthermore, the commercial property development in and around... Read More

Lloyds finances Final Phase of Openshaw Retail Development

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking has signed a five year financing deal with Dransfield Properties to allow it to complete the final stage of a Manchester shopping complex upgrade. An 80,000 sq ft Morrisons store will anchor the Lime Square... Read More

Newcastle Airport Business Park set for Take Off

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Newcastle International Airport bosses have unveiled a £30m open-ended business park plan which could attract dozens of new companies to the North-East and create up to 7,000 new jobs. The first phase of the scheme — in partnership with UK Land... Read More

Standard Life draws up Scottish Yes Vote Escape Plans

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Standard Life has confirmed it is drawing up “contingency plans” to pull the majority of its operations out of Scotland if the country votes for independence. It is blaming “material uncertainties about money and regulations” for the post-referendum... Read More

UK Retail Sales Exceed Expectations

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Economy

According to data published this week by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), 45 per cent of retailers surveyed, claimed their sales volumes are significantly higher than those recorded a year ago, with only 8 per cent reporting a year on year... Read More

Fraud and Cybercrime a Growing Threat to Businesses

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Forty-five per cent of all American organisations suffered from some type of fraud in the past two years, according to a global crime survey. The figure for businesses outside the United States was not much better, with 37 per cent falling victim to... Read More