Birmingham city skyline

Invest in Birmingham: further redevelopments

Over the past year, NovaLoca have been looking into the benefits of relocating a business to Birmingham following on from the Urban Land Institute and PwC’s annual Emerging Trends in European Real Estate report showing Birmingham as 6th in the ‘top ... Read more


Southampton: New developments 2016

This month NovaLoca have been looking at Southampton as a place for businesses to invest and have spoken with commercial agents to find out how well the property industry is doing there. Major national and international companies are becoming more ... Read more

Japanese Knotweed

Guest Blog: Emerging Knotweed on Development Sites

A guest blog from Japanese Knotweed Ltd. What is Japanese Knotweed? Across the country on development sites, Japanese knotweed will be emerging from winter dormancy. One of the quirks of Japanese knotweed is the speed with which it grows in the ... Read more


Invest in Uxbridge

Last week NovaLoca interviewed Bal Panesar of Telsar to see what business has been like for them in Uxbridge over the past year. Uxbridge, a town located in West London, is one of the major metropolitan centres indentified in The London ... Read more

Starbucks coffee

Has Britain replaced the pub with the coffee shop?

The change in consumer habits to favour coffee shops as a meeting place in the UK over recent years can be seen in town centres, village high streets and more recently in drive-thru’s and retail parks. It is almost impossible to visit these places ... Read more

Basingstoke view

Invest in Hampshire: Basingstoke

Hampshire is located on the UK’s south coast within an hour of London and is well connected to Europe and the world. The county has two major motorways, two airports, two ports and rail and road connections providing easy access to London and the ... Read more

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