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Northern Powerhouse Office Market Report 2015

Levels of occupier activity are up 30% on the 10-year annual average and investment activity for the year looks set to run close to 2014’s £1.42bn record, reflecting the attractive nature of the Northern Powerhouse region compared to London, both in terms of cost competitiveness and yield differential. 

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The workforce for success: creative, modern and agile

Nick Coote, Director of Office Agency at Lambert Smith Hampton, takes a look at the key underlying forces that have been transforming our economy and culture, having a visible impact upon office space demand and use.

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Chancellor Case
Good news for small businesses but uncertainty mounts over business rates devolution deal

Paul Easton, National Head of Business Rates at Lambert Smith Hampton, comments on the Business Rates implications of the 2015 Autumn Statement.

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Why people are at the heart of property innovation

Lambert Smith Hampton CEO Ezra Nahome argues that the main lesson from the 2015 Enterprise Award is that innovation requires us to put people first.

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Property must play a central role in devolution agenda

The property industry must take a central role if we are to revitalise Northern cities and deliver on the promise of devolution across the UK, according to the judges and winners of the 2015 Lambert Smith Hampton Enterprise Award.

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M40 corridor primed for investment

Investors and developers should consider opportunities along the M40 as infrastructure improvements and an improved attitude to B8 development by the planners will assist in unleashing the corridor’s long-term potential.Read more

Paul Easton
Business Rates Reform: bureaucracy through the back door

Lambert Smith Hampton’s National Head of Business Rates, Paul Easton, provides his views on the Government’s latest proposals to improve transparency in the valuation of business rates.

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South Coast Pulse graphic Q3
Office Market Pulse South Coast Q3 2015

There is a lack of office stock in the South Coast market, in particular, of grade A accommodation. A number of development sites that were allocated for offices have now either converted to alternative uses or are subject to planning applications for change of use and this looks set to continue.Read more

Office Market Pulse Manchester Q3 2015

The Manchester office market had a strong third quarter with take-up totaling 656,706 sq ft, significantly higher than the 402,909 sq ft recorded in Q3 2014. The city centre market was particularly active with a notable rise in demand for prime grade A stock. The shortage of prime and good quality available stock is still prevalent and despite the significant pipeline, the continued imbalance of demand over supply will advance the need for further development.Read more

Newcastle office market pulse Q3
Office Market Pulse Newcastle Q3 2015

Newcastle city centre's office market witnessed its strongest quarterly take-up over the last two years.
With several major requirements due to be satisfied in Q4 2015, Newcastle's combined city centre and out-of-town markets remain on track to exceed the 800,000 sq ft transacted in 2014.Read more

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