Thames Valley Office Market Report 2015
Already robust Thames Valley office market set to be buoyed by infrastructure improvements and enhanced amenity provision according to Lambert Smith Hampton's 2015 Thames Valley Office Market Report.Read more
Innovation and devoution - cause or effect?
In the last year, devolution has gone from a niche concern to a national issue of huge significance for the property sector.
There is a real and growing sense of excitement about the opportunities the changes could deliver.Read more
Office Market Pulse
LSH has launched the UK Office Market Pulse web app - your comprehensive guide to current activity and trends across all of the UK's main office markets.Read more
Devolution may be our alpha-bet
If you had to name just one company as the poster child of innovation, you’d be hard-pressed to think beyond Google.Read more
Where next for industrial investment?
At £3.05bn, industrial and logistics investment volume in the first half of 2015 was the third largest half-year since 2007. Strong demand and healthy occupier fundamentals will support robust activity and further price increases for the remainder of 2015. Our Mid Year Industrial Investment Update assesses the outlook for the rest of the year.Read more
Industrial speculative development triples in H1
Speculative development activity in the industrial mid-box and logistics sectors has increased by 325% during the first half of 2015, according to figures released by national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton.Read more
When two into one won't go
The Supreme Court (House of Lords in old money) has brought clarity to the issue of two floors of offices (second and sixth) that were occupied by the same company (Mazars) where the Valuation Tribunal England decided on appeal that there should be one rating assessment for both floors. Paul Easton, our National Head of Business Rates, explains why this decision has important implications.Read more
Rediscover your enterprising spirit
Enterprise. Innovation. Disruption. We all know the buzzwords and have heard how Uber, Airbnb and others are changing the business landscape forever. But what about our own sector? Is property an enterprising industry?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
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.Read more