Retail and auto driving strong industrial recovery
Despite the current shortage of available stock, the West Midlands remains one of the strongest industrial markets in the UK. With increasing speculative development underway across the region, the outlook is extremely positive as we move into the latter half of the year.
LSH represented SSE takes Forbury Place in biggest deal seen in the Thames Valley in a decade
M&G Real Estate has let the entire 186,000 sq ft, ‘Number 1, Forbury Place’ in Reading town centre, to British energy company SSE (represented by Lambert Smith Hampton) in Reading town centre’s largest office letting in 25 years and the biggest in the Thames Valley for over a decade.
Unfair Business Rates putting museums at risk
The imposition of unfair business rates on some of Yorkshire’s most historic buildings is potentially putting their long-term future at risk according to Colin Hunter, Director of Rating in Lambert Smith Hampton's Leeds office.
LSH appoints new lease advisory specialist
Will Holliday will join in September as a director in the lease advisory team.
Record deals boost East Midlands office market
The East Midlands office market could be set for a record year after a string of record-breaking lettings taking the total over 200,000 sq ft for the second quarter of the year.
Mega-shed plans unveiled by HCA and Telford & Wrekin Council
Plans for a multi-million-pound development of industrial and warehouse space in Telford - bringing jobs and investment to the region - have taken a step closer to becoming reality.
Birmingham office market heading for record year
Birmingham’s office market could be heading for a record year – but the delivery of new stock needs to be carefully managed to maintain long-term growth in the city.
Improving conditions see surge in Sheffield office market
Latest research shows office take-up in Sheffield has almost surpassed the whole of 2015 in just six months, although there has been a significant fall in Grade A deals.
Lambert Smith Hampton acquires Douglas Newman Good Commercial
Founded by Edmund Douglas in 1993, Douglas Newman Good Commercial is one of the most respected commercial property advisers in Ireland.
Regions dominate as UK commercial property continues to attract overseas buyers
Investment in UK commercial property reached £36.0bn during the first half of 2015 – the second highest total on record - thanks in part to a strong performance from the regions, according to new figures from Lambert Smith Hampton’s latest UK Investment Transactions report.