North East town centres get a new lease of life
Darron Barker, Director and Head of LSH in Newcastle, examines the positive impact of the regeneration schemes underway in today’s North East marketplace...
Promise of planning action welcomed
The Prime Minister’s pledge to put reforms of the planning system at the heart of the drive for economic growth has to be greeted with cautious optimism.
Substantial interest in sale of Warwickshire Police HQ
The sale of a 61-acre estate including the former headquarters of Warwickshire Police has generated interest from more than 60 potential investors and developers...
Marconi site in Chelmsford sold
Acting on behalf of Zolfo Cooper, we have sold the former Marconi Works site on New Street, Chelmsford, to Bellway.
The 10 acre site was originally built in 1912 by Marconi...
Leicester City Council launches development study
Leicester City Council has appointed us to carry out a major study aimed at increasing the amount of prime office space in the city. The study will examine commercial office space in Leicester...
New National Planning Policy Framework could kick-start development
The Government’s new National Planning Policy Framework could kick-start development and act as a catalyst for stalled developments to restart.
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) comes...
Retail pain: Planners and landlords need to act to prevent the demise of the high street
The collapse of many major retail chains mean that planners need to focus on alternative uses and regeneration to ensure that the lifeblood does not flow out of city and town centres.
LSH scheme wins regional town planning award
A scheme in which our Northampton and Manchester offices provided valuable market intelligence, development and viability advice, has won a prestigious Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)...
Deal signed for new Enterprise Centre in Reading
Acting for Kier Property, we have brokered a deal in Reading which will see the developer buy the long leasehold interest on a 2.5 acre site within the University of Reading's campus, and build a...
North West Development Agency drives regeneration of Ancoats
A new drive to attract businesses and developers into Ancoats has been initiated by the Northwest Regional Development Agency (NWDA). It will explore opportunities to rent or sell existing buildings...