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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

Volume rebounds in Q4 as overseas investment in the UK regions hits record level

Lambert Smith Hampton’s quarterly UK Investment Transactions report highlights record overseas regional investment and is optimistic on prospects for activity in 2017.
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Leeds Office Pulse Q4
Office Market Pulse Leeds Q4 2016

Office letting activity across Leeds city centre reached 109,682 sq ft in the last quarter of 2016, alongside 28,942 sq ft in the out-of-town market. Read more

Newcastle office market pulse Q4
Newcastle Office Market Pulse Q4 2016

Newcastle city centre office letting activity rebounded in spectacular style during Q4 2016, outperforming the out-of-town market for the first time in several years.Read more

Thames Valley Pulse graphic Q4
Thames Valley Office Market Pulse Q4 2016

Proving it is worthy of its credentials as a resilient and robust office market, the Thames Valley is weathering 2016's Brexit uncertainty storm remarkably well, according to Lambert Smith Hampton's quarterly office market pulse.Read more

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