Monthly Archives: November 2014

Growth of Zero Net Energy Market Continues

Posted on 30 November, 2014 by Jodee Redmond under Worldwide Property News

The world is continuing to embrace the concept of going greener and zero net energy commercial buildings are growing in popularity. According to the results of a new report released by BCC Research, the global market for zero net energy (ZNE) commercial... Read More

Former Bradford Odeon to become major Music Venue

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Top Properties

Bradford’s Odeon has fallen into a considerable state of disrepair since closing in 2000, with numerous plans for development falling through. However, the purchase of the commercial property by Bradford Council earlier this year for just £1 has allowed... Read More

Deputy PM urges Northern Cities to emulate Berlin

Posted on 29 November, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

Nick Clegg is urging northern cities to copy Berlin by making empty buildings and unused land available to artists and entrepreneurs. Start-up businesses, pop-up shops and charities should all be allowed to temporarily take over vacant buildings as a... Read More

Redevelopment Plans for Durham Shopping Centre Unveiled

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Developments

Increasing numbers of shopping centre owners are beginning to invest in upgrading their assets, with redevelopment plans set to bring numerous benefits to local communities. This has seen Clearbell Capital, owner of The Gates Shopping Centre in Durham,... Read More

Chinese Investors find unbeatable deals in Bankrupt Detroit

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

Bankrupt Detroit has thousands of empty buildings that are being offered for sale at record low prices, and they are proving hard to resist for Chinese investors, who are buying up these unbeatable deals. With office buildings and factories sitting... Read More

Historic Mill Conversion takes Dean Clough Regeneration into New Phase

Posted on 28 November, 2014 by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

One of Britain's biggest business communities — housed in what was once the world biggest carpet factory — is to get another 75,000 sq ft of office space. Work will start next month  to convert that last two derelict mills on the 22-acre... Read More

First International Measurement Standard for Office Buildings Published

Posted on by Jodee Redmond under Industry News

It took 18 months of work by a group of measurement experts, including two global public consultants and 85 drafts, but the first international property measurement standard has been published. International Property Measurement Standards: Office... Read More

Allied London targets Creatives for Leeds Dock “Super-Building”

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

Just days after a promised transport upgrade between Leeds city centre and its regenerated docks, a local commercial agent has been appointed to manage one of its pioneering developments. Investment firm Allied London was last month granted... Read More

Black Friday Bargain Hunters are Treating Themselves

Posted on by Neil Bird under Business News

Shoppers will be treating themselves to Black Friday bargains today rather than bagging Christmas gifts for family and friends. Research from Hammerson, which has a nationwide portfolio of shopping centres and retail parks, reveals that 73 per cent of... Read More

JD Sports offloads Bank Fashion Brand

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

Turnaround specialist Hilco Capital made the news in the UK shortly after the recession, when its rescue of entertainment brand HMV from administration led to one of the most pivotal high street recoveries ever witnessed in this country. Now it is hoping that... Read More