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

Government grants available for coastal communities in England

Around ten per cent of the English population live in coastal communities and many tourists visit these areas regularly for leisure purposes. Unfortunately many coastal towns and villages have lost their traditional industries and have therefore ... Read more

SEGRO reveals strong first half of 2015

Industrial property giant SEGRO has announced that it has enjoyed a strong first half of 2015, with 4.3% year-on-year rental growth and positive revaluations of assets across all main markets. In a press release on their website, SEGRO also ... Read more

What are the pros and cons of a third runway at Heathrow?

Following years of indecision a recommendation was finally made this week on the best route to increase the UK’s aviation capacity. Sir Howard Davies and four other members of the Airports Commission unanimously decided that the best option was to ... Read more

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

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

Conservative election win hailed as positive result for property industry

From certain hung parliament to Conservative majority, it’s been a strange week for British politics. What was described all round as the most uncertain election in years, ended up being a fairly straight forward affair. The impact on the ... Read more

Is General Election uncertainty affecting the commercial property market?

There is rarely a more uncertain time for the commercial property market and overall economy than before a general election. This insecurity is of course not helped by the fact we are still none the wiser as to whether it will be David Cameron or Ed ... Read more

Occupier activity now at highest levels since 1998

Occupier demand for commercial property in the UK is currently hitting levels not seen since 1998, according to the latest commercial market survey from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Q1 of 2015 was the 10th consecutive month of ... Read more