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Ikea set to trial smaller format stores in the UK

Swedish furniture giant Ikea have revealed plans to trail smaller stores in an attempt to reach more customers across the UK. Ikea currently have 18 warehouse-style outlets across the UK, meaning shoppers often have to travel long distances to ... Read more

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Under offer space in Central London office market at highest level since 2000

The amount of office space currently under offer in Central London is at its highest level since November 2000, according to recent research from CBRE. A total of 4.5 million sq ft of space was under offer by the end of May 2015, an increase of ... Read more

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Office market leading three tier recovery, say Knight Frank

The office market is leading the commercial property recovery as retail continues to lag behind, according a recent report from Knight Frank. The property firm's UK Market Outlook June 2015 report reveals that the UK’s commercial property market ... Read more

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Five key considerations for businesses when searching for retail space

Of all the forms of commercial property, retail is enduring the toughest time in overcoming the ghost of the economic crisis. Office and industrial are ploughing ahead, but take-up of retail space is still struggling and retailers are finding it ... Read more

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Business rates reform should be top priority, says BRC

The British Retail Consortium has called on the government to make reforming business rates a top priority. It is believed that businesses could be faced with a 60% rate of tax by 2022 unless major alterations are made to the current business ... Read more

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The advantages of buying commercial premises

Many businesses won’t have the option to purchase their own commercial premises, with potentially substantial deposits proving an insurmountable roadblock. Leasing is by far the most common route for businesses in the UK, but for those with the ... Read more

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Majority government inspiring market confidence say Colliers

The unexpected Conservative majority in the general election has given confidence to the commercial property market, according to a recent report from Colliers. Although the market did not suffer greatly in the run up to the general election, the ... Read more

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Construction of £40m Birmingham tower development set to begin later this year

Construction of a £40m scheme to build a pair of brand new tower buildings on Broad Street in Birmingham is set to begin later this year. The Bank development, at the heart of Birmingham’s West End, includes the construction of a 18 storey, 180 ... Read more

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Five of Google’s most epic offices around the world

When it comes to quirky offices space there is only one name that truly comes to mind. Google is responsible for some of the most innovative and damn right crazy workspaces in the world. Each has their own individuality and homage to the location ... Read more

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UK Government passes Devolution Bill

The UK Government has passed the Devolution Bill, which will allow cities, towns and councils to gain more control over local budgets and spending. A statement released by the government states that this move will take powers away from Westminster ... Read more