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

UK Shopping Centre Investment set to soar in Q4 2015

In September, Britain’s shop vacancy had fallen to 12.9% which is the lowest figure since April 2010. The main change was the continued fall in the shopping centre vacancy rates dropping by -0.9% compared to the previous year’s figures, with no ... Read more

Investors seek shopping centre assets but more cautious towards high street – Savills

Investors were busy acquiring UK shopping centre property during the first quarter of 2013, says Savills, with 20 investment deals done during Q1 totalling £1.43bn. This compares with £488m in the same period last year, the firm notes. The average ... Read more

Heathrow rental growth expected in the short term after strong 2012 take-up – Savills

Take-up of Heathrow industrial property last year was the highest since 2000, says Savills, which signifies the importance of the Heathrow logistics market, its re-emergence from the downturn – and how occupiers still see Heathrow as a key location, ... Read more

City offices take-up rises but demand remains below average – Savills

Savills’ latest report on the market for office space in the City of London notes that take-up in December reached 500,000 sq ft, taking the total for 2012 to 4.63m sq ft, back in line with the ten-year average and 18% above the previous year’s ... Read more