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Record year for industrial sector

2014 was a record-breaking year for the UK industrial and logistics sector, as take-up reached new heights, investment activity hit previously unseen levels and speculative development returned in a meaningful way.Read more

Tonic for tomorrow: proposals for a healthier UK property market

Lambert Smith Hampton, Countrywide and Hamptons International have launched a joint research paper outlining 10 recommendations for a healthier UK property market at the MIPIM International Property Conference.Read more

Chelmsford Office Market Pulse Q4
Office Market Pulse Chelmsford Q4 2014

The office market across Chelmsford and other major Essex towns saw improvement from mid-2014 and this is expected to continue into 2015 with encouraging signs that the office market should outperform 2014, with rent and freehold values increasing.Read more

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South Coast Industrial Property Market Briefing 2015

An overview of occupier, investment and developer markets, key deals of 2014 and forecast for 2015 for the industrial property market on the South Coast.
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Act now to get the full benefit from business rates appeals

From 31 March 2015, refunds from successful business rates appeals will be limited to two years rather than seven - potentially restricting the benefit of a successful appeal by up to 70 percent.

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Industrial Market Review H2
Milton Keynes Industrial and Logistics Review 2014

Milton Keynes delivered another solid year with take-up of 2.5 million sq ft leading to rental growth of up to 8% in certain sectors. Availability has fallen to its lowest level since 2007 with good quality employment land now crucial to satisfy demand. Read more

H2 Industrial Market Review H2 2014
Luton and Dunstable Industrial and Logistics Market Review 2014

Infrastructure improvements and inward investment have driven take-up and rental growth throughout 2014, whilst availability fell to its lowest level for a decade. These trends are forecast to continue throughout 2015.Read more

Sheffield office market pulse Q4 2013
Office Market Pulse Sheffield Q4 2014

Enquiry levels for large office requirements remain high in the city centre.
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Office Market Pulse Central London Q4 2014

Central London experienced the highest take up since 2006 with vacancy rates across the West End now falling to a low of c. 3.3%. Read our analysis of the West End office market.Read more

M1 Corridor Office Market Pulse Q4 2013
M1 Corridor Office Market Pulse Q4 2014

Along the M1 corridor, mixed results were seen with regards to take-up in the final quarter of 2014. Overall, the limited availability of Grade A space is becoming an increasing issue and this is expected to lead to rental increases throughout 2015.Read more

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