1. #GE2019: How could it impact UK commercial property?

    #GE2019: How could it impact UK commercial property?

    It’s only a day now until the British people head to the polling stations for the snap 2019 General Election. The manifestos of each leading political party are now common knowledge among the electorate, but if you’re wondering what pledges the main parties have made when it comes to businesses and their premises, this article will fill you in on...
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  2. Why Warwick is a great place to do business

    Why Warwick is a great place to do business

    The West Midlands town of Warwick is nestled on the banks of the River Avon. It is famed for its medieval heritage, with its Castle founded by William the Conqueror. As the county town of Warwickshire, Warwick is the hub of commercial activity for the region, bridging the gap between Birmingham and the Cotswolds. There are many reasons why growing...
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  3. What colour should you paint your next office?

    What colour should you paint your next office?

    If you are planning an office move, before you make a final decision on the interiors of your new workspace, it’s important to recognise the influential role that colours can play in the wellbeing and productivity of your employees, whilst ensuring your workplace remains ‘on-brand’. It’s actually been psychologically proven. In 2007, experts at the University of Texas assessed the...
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  4. Why Derby is a great place to do business

    Why Derby is a great place to do business

    Are you searching for a new headquarters for your business in the East Midlands area? The city of Derby should be front and centre as one of your first-choice locations. Derby is a city that has long held a proud tradition of manufacturing, primarily in the automotive and rail industries, with major corporations such as Rolls-Royce and Bombardier operating here...
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  5. Why Nottingham is a great place to do business

    Why Nottingham is a great place to do business

    Nottingham used to have a proud reputation for lace-making and bicycle manufacturing, but the 21st century version of this East Midlands conurbation is experiencing growth in all manner of sectors to drive the Nottingham economy forward. Whether it’s digital media, IT, life sciences, carbon-friendly technologies, financial services or light industry, there’s literally nothing that Nottingham’s business community can’t turn its...
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  6. What to look out for in a commercial property survey

    What to look out for in a commercial property survey

    If you are thinking of buying your very own commercial premises outright, a property survey will be a vital investment before signing on the dotted line. First and foremost, it’s important to differentiate between a property survey and a property valuation. A valuation will determine a market value for the workspace, based on its structural condition, but it won’t dig...
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  7. How HS2 will affect where companies locate themselves throughout the UK

    How HS2 will affect where companies locate themselves throughout the UK

    A recent independent review into the HS2 high-speed railway connecting London to the North of England recommends that the project continues, despite its escalating costs. The current estimated price of £88 billion could be exceeded, according to the review, but the government-commissioned dossier believes the project should go ahead with only minor amendments to its original proposals. The alterations include...
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  8. How MediaCityUK changed Manchester

    How MediaCityUK changed Manchester

    Situated to the eastern point of the Manchester Ship Canal is Salford Quays, the site of the former Manchester Docks. It’s here where the city of Manchester underwent one of the biggest urban regeneration projects in the UK, breathing new life into what was a key industrial area of the city prior to the closure of Manchester’s dockyards in 1982...
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  9. What is biophilic design and why is it increasingly popular?

    What is biophilic design and why is it increasingly popular?

    Contemporary offices are increasingly introducing aspects of our natural environment into workplaces in a bid to enhance the health and productivity of staff. Office designs that focus on connecting the workspace to the outside environment are considered ‘biophilic’ in their approach. Biophilic design is a concept that came to fruition back in the 1980s by a biologist named Edward O...
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  10. Is it worth spending money on an expensive office fit out?

    Is it worth spending money on an expensive office fit out?

    Many growing businesses often ask the same question as to how much an office fit out costs. It can be difficult for fit out companies and commercial property landlords to provide a definitive answer, simply because different workspaces require different alterations and improvements to get them up to scratch. Understandably, the cost of an office fit out rises as the...
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