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

Stoke-on-Trent

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

Blackpool, coastal revival fund

The 77 winners of the £3 million coastal revival fund

The coastal revival fund, which was part of the Coastal Communities Fund launched in 2012, was created to support projects to help revive heritage assets that are important to local communities. NovaLoca have been keeping up with news regarding the ... Read more

Retail-led mixed use

5 retail led mixed-use developments to look out for in 2016

Mixed-use developments are becoming key for the development of urban economies in the UK. These developments create more employment opportunities, raise property values and introduce the local population to a vibrant and diverse “entertainment area”. ... Read more

Retail leisure development

Are mixed-use retail and leisure schemes becoming the norm in the UK?

Many UK towns and cities are currently planning huge retail and leisure schemes. Developers are now creating complex retail led mixed-use schemes and ignoring shopping-only developments. Retail alone seems to no longer be enough for the public and ... Read more