Crossrail 2

How will Crossrail 2 change the UK?

Last week, George Osborne approved the north-east to south-west railway plan “Crossrail 2” in his 8th budget. He stated London would “grind to a halt” without it. Crossrail 2, the £27bn rail upgrade, will create a link through London from north to ... Read more

Budget 2016 commercial property stamp duty rates

Budget 2016: how will the new stamp duty rates affect you?

George Osborne’s 8th budget, delivered on 17th March 2016, delivered some shock changes which could affect commercial property owners and landlords negatively. Osborne unveiled an increase on stamp duty for high value commercial properties which ... Read more

London office skyline

The rise of office renters in Central London

Commercial property in the UK is still seen as secure for investors with rents and capital values set to continue rising despite overall concerns, according to a recent survey from the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).  Rent ... Read more

Manchester skyline

What will attract investors to Manchester in 2016?

Recent research shows that £67.5bn was invested in the UK commercial property market in 2015, making it the second strongest year on record! Property investment in Manchester reached 1.2bn in 2015. Manchester is one of the Northern Powerhouse ‘key ... Read more


Thinking of relocating? You should definitely consider Stoke-on-Trent

Managing Director of NovaLoca, Miranda Munn, was in Stoke-on-Trent this morning enjoying cheesy oatcakes at the Make it Stoke-on Trent & Staffordshire event inside 2 Smithfields. Read her account of the day below: “It’s great to hear about the ... Read more

5 and 6 Wellington Place, Leeds office market

The Rise of the Leeds Office Market

Quarter 4 of 2015 saw an exceptionally large growth for the Leeds office market. Take-up reached 267,187 sq ft which is just a fraction below the highest quarterly take-up ever recorded in Q4 2014. A total of 680,100 sq ft of office space was ... Read more

103 Colmore Row, Birmingham

Invest in Birmingham

It was announced yesterday that London has dropped out of the ‘top-10 real estate markets with the best prospects’ in the Urban Land Institute and PwC’s annual Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report. Birmingham, however, has maintained its ... Read more

Manchester skyline

“The Manchester market place is buoyant” – NovaLoca interview with Pearson Ferrier

With much talk of “The Northern Powerhouse” in 2015, NovaLoca have been looking at Manchester as one of the key cities involved. With a population of over 2.55 million within Greater Manchester and exciting new developments going forward in 2016, we ... Read more