Get involved: Estates Gazette South West Focus synopsis

Estates Gazette South West Focus Published in print, digital and iPad editions Sep 18, 2015 Around the market We are on the look-out for significant deals in the South West from the last six months leasing or investment and any sector. Deals need to demonstrate a new trend or something interesting about the market. For […]

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South East Focus – Thames Valley special synopsis

Estates Gazette South East Focus – Thames Valley special Published in print, digital and iPad edition Sep 5, 2015   Around the market We are on the look-out for significant deals in the South East (Thames Valley) from the last six months leasing or investment and any sector. Deals need to demonstrate a new trend […]

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UK Cities investor guide synopsis

UK Cities Investor Guide Published Oct 10, 2015 in print, digital and iPad formats South East offices The heatwave in London’s office investment market has spread to the South East but there are still deals to be struck – what’s the best strategy, where and what offers the best value and return? Contact: David Thame, […]

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M25 office demand sky high

By Mark Simmons The Airports Commission may have finally checked itself in for a third runway at Heathrow earlier this month, though, as commentators point out in this weekend’s Estates Gazette South East Focus, the M25 office market is not going to hang around for the next decade waiting for that to happen. Savills has […]

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Coventry: Second chance for a first impression

Coventry is finally going to lose one of its ugliest and tallest buildings. Confirmation came today that the vacant Station Tower office building overlooking Coventry Railway Station will be demolished as part of the long-awaited £100m Friargate project. My only regret is that it won’t happen overnight, as specialists will dismantle the 15-storey skyscraper from top […]

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Guest comment on planning reform: Fixing the foundations while George fixes the roof

As trailed in Wednesday’s Budget, the Business Secretary, Sajid Javid, has launched the Government’s productivity plan “Fixing the Foundations”, including measures to reform the planning system to deliver more housing, writes Mike Best, executive director, Turley. At the heart of the proposals are protection of the greenbelt, a brownfield revolution, strengthening CPO powers, and much needed […]

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Get involved: EG London September supplement synopsis

EG London supplement Published in print, digital and iPad format September 12, 2015 Budget offices With rising property costs in the capital a look at some of the more innovative solutions for cheaper office space. Contact: Mark Simmons, freelance writer, 07787 561032, msimmons@sourceform.co.uk Place-making Is it merely a buzz word or is there a tangible […]

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Reaction: Osborne shakes up planning laws

Chancellor George Osborne has announced sweeping changes to allow a raft of new planning measures – including automatic planning consent on many brownfield sites in England – in an attempt to boost house-building. Osborne is advocating the use of a new “zonal system” and enhanced compulsory purchase powers for brownfield land, as part of a […]

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Guest comment: Wales retail mezzanines – why recent changes matter

With little fanfare, some important changes have taken place in the Welsh retail market over the last month, writes Rob Crolla of Indigo Planning. Anyone developing asset management strategies in the area needs to be aware of the new rules. At the end of June, planning controls were introduced that govern the addition of mezzanines […]

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#summerbudget reaction: top property tweets

Chancellor George Osborne has unveiled his 2015 summer Budget today and property folk have had plenty to say about it online. We share the top tweets in response to the Tory’s first budget in 20 years, including announcements from buy to let changes to Sunday trading. #summerbudget Buy to let landlords take a hit after mortgage […]

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