5 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

Fitzrovia redevelopment gets go ahead

Westminster has given the green light for a redevelopment of the Berners-Allsopp Estate in Fitzrovia. The seven storey building will be designed to provide around 22,000 sq ft of office space and an estimated 5,300 sq ft of retail, showroom or ... Read more

Great British High Street Awards – shortlist announced

The names of the towns, cities and streets that will battle it out to be called the best location for shoppers in the UK have been revealed. The competition is being run by the Future High Streets Forum and highlights innovative methods of boosting ... Read more

Thousands of retailers benefitting from £1,000 business rates discount

Around 300,000 retail premises across the UK have benefitted from more than £272 million of tax relief this year, says the new High Streets Minister Penny Mordaunt. Speaking at the annual high street retailers conference, the Minister said: “A ... Read more

Stronger UK commercial property markets in June – CBRE

The UK commercial property market improved significantly during June, with total returns at the All Property level of 0.7%, says CBRE. This takes total returns during the second quarter of 2013 to 1.9%. Capital values continued to grow, rising 0.2% ... Read more

UK ‘most developed online retail market in the world’ – Cushman & Wakefield

According to new analysis from Cushman & Wakefield, the UK is the most developed online retail market in the world. The firm’s ‘Global Perspective on Retail: Online Retailing’ report has calculated an index of online retail market development ... Read more