Monthly Archives: August 2014

Balfour Beatty appointed to Wolverhampton Interchange 10 Scheme

Posted on 31 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

Balfour Beatty has been making the headlines of late, with news of its discussions regarding a merger with Carillion rarely attracting media attention. However, Balfour Beatty has not simply been focusing on proposed mergers but also keeping a keen eye out... Read More

Growth of High-Tech Sector drives US Office Market

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

CBRE has published a research report entitled, U.S. Tech-Twenty: Measuring Office Market Impact, which shows that high-tech employment growth has played a pivotal role in the recovery of the office market. It has also helped to generate rent increases... Read More

Canadian Private Investors outstrip Pension Funds

Posted on 30 August, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Commercial Sales and Lets, Worldwide Property News

Private investors in the Canadian commercial property market outstripped the country’s big pension funds in the last quarter, overturning the prevailing trend of the previous quarter. In the first quarter of 2014, pension funds dominated the market,... Read More

Irish Planners reject £80m Shopping Centre Scheme to protect Businesses

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Councillors have refused plans to breath life into a moth balled shopping complex claiming its revival would damage city centre and neighbouring retailers just getting back on their feet after the recession. The site, on the Dublin Road just outside... Read More

LaSalle wins £750m Manchester Pension Fund Mandate

Posted on 29 August, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

The largest local authority pension fund in Britain has made its second multi-million pound commitment to expanding its commercial property portfolio in less than two weeks — taking its investment cash pot to more than £1bn. Earlier this month the... Read More

Euro-Cash continues to support Speke Developments

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

The European Regional Development Fund is providing almost half the money to transform a former Liverpool factory site into 40,000 sq ft of commercial space. Manchester developer Capital and Centric is using the £1.4 grant toward the construction of... Read More

Retailers urged to improve Disabled Access

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

A study conducted by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) suggests that retailers could boost sales by making their properties more accessible to disabled people. According to the report, disabled people currently find locating accessible... Read More

Relocations set to drive Leeds Office Market

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments

Rumours that two of Britain’s biggest law and accountancy firms are considering relocating to Leeds have prompted one property expert to suggest its time the city moved its speculative office construction into high gear. Almost 141,000 sq ft of... Read More

MPs keep Charity Shop Tills ringing

Posted on 28 August, 2014 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

During the recession, charities struggled due to a lack of donations from cash strapped consumers, with many relying upon their high street shops to ensure those in need received suitable help. Fortunately, with the economic recovery in full swing,... Read More

Scottish Independence would squeeze Irish Economy Experts warn

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News, Economy

Any period of adjustment following Scotland’s independence could have a serious long-term effect on the Irish economy, economists in both countries have warned. With around one-million voters still undecided and the turn out for the 18 September... Read More