Monthly Archives: January 2015

Gym Chain poised to ‘Further disrupt the Leisure Industry’ after successful Funding Pitch

Posted on 14 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News

January is often cited as the “boom period” for Britain’s fast growing gyms sector, with thousands of consumers nationwide using the turn of the New Year to fulfil their fitness resolutions by signing up for memberships at their local... Read More

High Street endures worst Christmas Trading Period since onset of Recession

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

Retailers were hoping that the combination of an improving economy and more optimistic consumer outlook would cause Christmas sales to skyrocket, but unfortunately this proved not to be the case. In fact, the high street endured its worst Christmas sales... Read More

M&G Real Estate adds 3 Hardman Square to Portfolio

Posted on 13 January, 2015 by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

As demand for Grade A office space increases, commercial property investors are keen acquire assets in prime locations. This has seen M&G Real Estate snap up an additional property on the Spiningfields development in Manchester, with the value of the... Read More

Government welcomes Unilever’s Vote of Confidence in the UK

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Business News

The Government has welcomed a multi-million investment in Merseyside and the North West by Unilever. The Anglo–Dutch consumer products giant announced the £200m expansion during a visit by the Prime Minister and Chancellor to the company's Port Sunlight... Read More

UK Property Investors turn to Regional Markets as Foreign Capital floods London

Posted on by Cliff Goodwin under Commercial Sales and Lets

As the London commercial property market reaches boiling point many foreign investors are buying privately to avoid competitive bidding or funding the construction of office blocks from scratch — forcing British investors to make their money from regional... Read More

Hammerson announces WestQuay Watermark Restaurant Deals

Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Commercial Developments, Top Properties

Hammerson has announced that three top restaurants have agreed terms to join its new £70 million Southampton WestQuay Watermark development, with each restaurant making their debut within the city. The restaurants, which will take occupation of space... Read More

Chester Grosvenor Shopping Centre for Sale

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Commercial Sales and Lets

The Grosvenor Shopping Centre in Chester has been under the close scrutiny of property advisors for some time, with its recent £5 million investment seeing large scale improvements made to the mall’s rear entrance on Pepper Street. It has come as something... Read More

Bruntwood reveals plans for State of the Art Business Lounge at The Plaza Liverpool

Posted on by Chris Grigorovsky under Top Properties

Bruntwood has unveiled plans for a new business lounge at The Plaza, Liverpool. The new facility will provide a meeting room and informal breakout space, which will contain newspapers, magazines, complimentary refreshments and Wi-Fi connection. Head of... Read More

Supply Shortage puts Worcestershire Commercial Property Recovery at Risk

Posted on 12 January, 2015 by Cliff Goodwin under Industry News

After a near record year the shortage of industrial and commercial space in Worcestershire could "choke off" further recovery, an independent property consultancy is warning. Primarily at risk are the strengthening warehouse and industrial markets... Read More

Analysts forecast poor Trading Update from Morrisons

Posted on by Kirsten Kennedy under Business News, Economy

Although most supermarket brands in the UK are struggling to attract custom at present, Morrisons has consistently been the worst performer out of the “big four”, with its failure to launch an online service until well after its key rivals and minimal... Read More