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Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape

Belfast’s retail offering has made huge progress since the days of The Good Friday Agreement. Our report Belfast: An Evolution of the Retail Landscape tracks the changing face of the retail sector in Northern Ireland’s capital from the signing of the Good Friday Agreement in April 1998 to the present day.

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Construction Market Briefing
Infrastructure set to drive construction market

Growth is forecast to come from large infrastructure projects including HS2, Hinkley Point and Wylfa Newdd nuclear power plants.

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St Patrick's Legacy, An Investors Opportunity?

Almost ten years on from the economic downturn and with over £150m of public sector investment since 2009, Downpatrick is a changed town with renewed opportunities for private sector investment.

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Are occupiers are tired of London

As the cost of living in London becomes ever more challenging, businesses in the capital are starting to fear its long-term impact on the supply of talent. Alongside the political will to drive growth in the Northern Powerhouse, the evolution of ‘North-Shoring’ among major occupiers may itself play an important role in rebalancing the UK economy.

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Residential Development Sentiment Survey
Half of UK’s housing specialists say local planning issues are stalling delivery of new homes

The UK’s housebuilding industry is growing increasingly frustrated with the Government’s inaction over planning issues, according to the Residential Development Sentiment Survey 2017, published by Lambert Smith Hampton.

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Industrial takes centre stage

2016 ended with a flourish with £1.7bn worth of industrial assets changing hands in Q4 2016, 40% above the five-year quarterly average and the strongest quarter in two years.Read more

South Coast Industrial Market Pulse Q4 2016

The South Coast industrial market has weathered the Brexit uncertainty storm robustly but remains hampered by the long term issue of a lack of good quality supply. Strong demand from occupiers is removing almost all prime stock from the market and pushing up rents.

We are seeing the first significant level of speculative development occurring now and expect an increase in take-up as this much needed supply starts to service built up demand.Read more

Office Market Pulse Manchester Q4 2016

City centre take-up increased dramatically in Q4 reaching 621,016 sq ft across 83 transactions. Large deals (above 15,000 sq ft) accounted for 10% of transactions in Q4.Read more

Student Housing in Belfast - A Wave of Development in an Emerging Local Market

In anticipation of the forthcoming increase of students into Belfast City Centre, there is a significant wave of development to address the lack of supply of Purpose Built Student Accommodation creating opportunities for land owners, developers and investors.

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South Coast Pulse graphic Q4
South Coast Office Market Pulse Q4 2016

The South Coast office market experienced a dip in demand in the latter half of 2016, driven in large part by the political uncertainty surrounding the EU referendum, according to Lambert Smith Hampton's office market pulse, however, despite this, take-up for the year as a whole remained above the long-term average for the region.Read more

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