Blog Posts

Keep your fingers firmly on the pulse of the UK commercial property industry with up-to-date news and views relevant to your business. We’ll also cover key aspects of business support from the UK government, as well as in-depth location guides of the towns and cities where our high-value, low-cost business space is situated.

  1. Shoppers are throwing their weight behind independent retailers

    Shoppers are throwing their weight behind independent retailers

    As the cost-of-living crisis ensues, it appears that small, independent retailers are getting more attention from high-street shoppers. More than half (52%) of small businesses surveyed by American Express said their customers are choosing to support them while challenging trading conditions remain. With supply chain issues and the cost of materials and imports on the rise, the UK’s local and...
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  2. Why Slough is a great place to do business

    Why Slough is a great place to do business

    Slough has comprehensively brushed aside the tired, lazy view of this Berkshire town, reinventing itself as a hub for world-renowned brands on the cusp of the capital and the Thames Valley. If you’re wondering what it’s like for businesses based in Slough, read on as we explore why the town is experiencing increasing demand from firms seeking to get a...
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  3. Midlands still the UK’s number-one start-up hotspot

    Midlands still the UK’s number-one start-up hotspot

    The Midlands is still the most vibrant region of the UK for early-stage businesses. That’s the view of Clarity, a brand-new data asset launched by business advisors Quantuma. Within its report, analysing the distress of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) ranked by the age of each firm, it showed the number of Midlands-based SMEs in distress in the 0-3 years...
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  4. Why Blackfen is a great place to do business

    Why Blackfen is a great place to do business

    The area of Blackfen is located due north of Sidcup town centre in the London Borough of Bexley. It offers exceptional road links into and out of Greater London, with the A2 and M25 just a stone’s throw away. Blackfen was a region of south-east London that experienced significant development in the 1930s, when the capital underwent an extensive period...
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  5. How can small businesses cope with rising energy bills?

    How can small businesses cope with rising energy bills?

    In April, the consumer price index (CPI) hit highs of 9%, reaching levels not seen in the UK in over four decades. Soaring inflation is heavily linked to the escalating costs of gas and electricity, amid the crisis in Ukraine and as the world returns to a semblance of post-Covid normality. Many small businesses like yours will be affected by...
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  6. Common types of commercial lease incentives revealed

    Common types of commercial lease incentives revealed

    Commercial property landlords may be prepared to offer some form of concession or incentive to encourage prospective tenants to sign a new lease or convince an existing tenant to extend their current lease. Commercial lease incentives have become an integral factor in the negotiation stage for new or extended leases. In fact, commercial lease incentives are a useful bargaining tool...
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  7. The change of use of commercial property – what does it involve?

    The change of use of commercial property – what does it involve?

    If you like the look of an available commercial property within our portfolio, but it doesn’t have the appropriate use class for what you intend to do with it, all is not lost. To enable new and existing businesses to make the most of available commercial space, the UK government has simplified the planning rules to make it easier to...
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  8. More people thinking of starting a business post-pandemic

    More people thinking of starting a business post-pandemic

    A recent study of British trends in self-employment, underpinned by Google search data, has revealed a sharp rise in the number of would-be entrepreneurs since the easing of Covid-19 restrictions. The findings, generated by Novuna Business Cash Flow, show that the number of users considering setting up their own business had risen by more than a third (36%) since the...
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  9. Why Leyton is a great place to do business

    Why Leyton is a great place to do business

    The town of Leyton is a modest one, with a population of just over 14,000 within its ward. However, despite its relatively small size, its proximity to other areas of East London means Leyton offers an abundance of opportunities for businesses in the area. Leyton is within the London Borough of Waltham Forest, which encompasses the likes of Walthamstow, Leytonstone...
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  10. Why Rubery is a great place to do business

    Why Rubery is a great place to do business

    Rubery may be a modest village in the Bromsgrove district, but it’s an area that offers many logistical benefits to businesses requiring great transport links and the chance to forge industry connections throughout England’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham. In fact, despite being in north-east Worcestershire, Rubery still has a Birmingham postcode. It’s only nine miles from Rubery into the heart...
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Our Property Types

Industrial

Swift Park

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Swift Park would make an excellent regional or national base for manufacturing, distribution or storage…

Curie Courtyard

Northampton, East Midlands, NN17 5DU

Industrial warehouse with a trade counter, roller shutter door, mezzanine floor and customer parking.

37 Tything Road

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Warehouse space with two storey office and reception area available to let in Alcester, Warwickshire.

Rovex Business Park

Alcester, West Midlands, B49 6ES

Modern industrial units suitable for warehousing and trade centre set in the iconic former Rovex factory.

Retail

Walsgrave Road

130-132 Walsgrave Road, Coventry…

Set in a retail parade within a mile of Coventry city centre, Walsgrave Road is an excellent facility for any company…

Brighton Road

Coventry, West Midlands, CV21 1DZ

Retail units with residential flats above and car parking for up to 30 cars 1 mile south of Birmingham city centre.

Blackfen Parade

Sidcup, South East, DA15 9UL

Ground floor retail units with residential maisonettes above located on Blackfen Parade, Bexley.

Office

London Road

Gloucester, South West, GL1 3EH

Offering some of the finest office space in Gloucester, Prospect Point is an outstanding property choice for any…

George Road Business Park

Birmingham, West Midlands, B23 7RZ

A mixture of office and storage space available in George Road Business Park. Starting from 4,600 sq ft, to 93,000 sq ft.

Wedgnock Industrial Estate

Warwick, West Midlands, CV34 5PY

Modern industrial unit with offices available to let, located in a popular and established commercial area just off the A452.

Studio

Hither Green Lane

London, South East, SE13 6QB

Hither Green Studios comprises of three connected buildings located on the corner of the busy Hither Green Lane...

Yard

George Road Business Park

West Midlands, Birmingham, B23 7RZ

George Road Business Park, is a 93,000 sq ft estate covering 4.6 acres (1.9 hectares) comprising three office…

Workshop

Pixley Street Studios

East London, E14 7DF

Pixley Street is a warehouse/light industrial unit to let in a fantastic location. The building itself is a single…

Residential

Sycamore Gardens

Stoke-on-Trent, West Midlands, ST6 4LY

Sycamore Gardens offers fantastic residential flats across 3 floors with a shared car park to the rear…

Trade

Pasteur Courtyard

East Midlands, Northampton, NN17 5DX

Pasteur Courtyard offers a great trade counter opportunity in an established industrial and retail location…