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Office market activity hits highest level since 2001

The UK office market is very much back in business, according the 2015 edition of our annual Office Report. Levels of activity improved across the length and breadth of the UK during 2014, reflecting the spread of economic recovery and confidence.Read more

Major portfolio deals drive activity

Investment in UK commercial property reached £36.0bn during the first half of 2015 – the second highest total on record - according to new figures from the latest edition of Lambert Smith Hampton's UK Investment Transactions report.Read more

M1 Corridor H1 industrial market review
Watford and Hemel Hempstead industrial and logistics review H1 2015

Low supply sees return to speculative development in Watford and Hemel Hempstead.Read more

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Northamptonshire and Rugby industrial and logistics review H1 2015

Northamptonshire and Rugby have seen strong take-up at the start of 2015, but limited availability of industrial stock is likely to constrain take-up going forwards. Read more

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Milton Keynes industrial and logistics review H1 2015

Record shortages in supply are driving rental and capital growth in Milton Keynes whilst incentives continue to harden. Take-up is constrained by limited availability which is driving occupiers to look to alternative locations.Read more

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Luton and Dunstable industrial and logistics review H1 2015

With supply tightening across Luton and Dunstable, occupiers are being forced to widen their search areas to satisfy their requirements.Read more

Sheffield office market pulse Q2
Office Market Pulse Sheffield Q2 2015

Sheffield’s office market has had its most encouraging quarter to date, with combined take-up for the city centre and out of town markets reaching 170,980 sq ft in Q2. Read more

Leeds Office Market Pulse Q2
Office Market Pulse Leeds Q2 2015

The combined Leeds city centre and out of town office markets recorded a total take-up of 250,823 sq ft in the second quarter of 2015 compared with 149,747 sq ft in the same period last year – an increase of 67%.Read more

James Dair
Paradise found - thanks to innovative finance

Paradise – a 17-acre site between Birmingham's ICC and Council House - has been the subject of several redevelopment schemes over the past 15 years that have fallen by the wayside. However, this year finally saw the start of an exciting £500 million redevelopment project which will include impressive offices, bars and restaurants, shops and a hotel. On the road to a new Paradise, there have been many challenges. Not least of which was how to finance the creation of Birmingham’s new commercial property utopia in times of severe austerity.

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Thames Valley Pulse graphic Q2
Office Market Pulse Thames Valley Q2 2015

The Thames Valley office market experienced an impressive Q2 2015, with take up increasing by 157%. Several acquisitions are in the pipeline, suggesting an equally robust Q3 and 4. However, it must be noted that a slow down in enquiries is ringing a faint but consistent warning bell
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