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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. Birmingham’s GVA forecast to be up 7.5% in Q4 2021

    Birmingham’s GVA forecast to be up 7.5% in Q4 2021

    England’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham is said to have recorded an increase in gross value added (GVA) to its economy of 7.5% in Q4 2021. That’s according to a joint study undertaken by Irwin Mitchell and the Centre for Economics & Business Research (Cebr) titled ‘UK Powerhouse: Overcoming Disruption in 2022’. In addition, the report states that Birmingham’s employment forecast...
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  2. UK government consults on reform of flexible working regulations

    UK government consults on reform of flexible working regulations

    Proposals to reform regulations surrounding flexible working are under consultation, in response to the relevant suggestions within the ‘Good Work Plan: Proposals to support families’ consultation in the summer of 2019. As long ago as 2003, new laws came into force enabling parents and guardians to request flexible working arrangements, surrounding their work hours and patterns. More than a decade...
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  3. What will the post-pandemic office look like?

    What will the post-pandemic office look like?

    The last 18 months have been a testing time for commercial property tenants and landlords alike. Although tenants’ issues and demands naturally ebb and flow over time, few landlords could have anticipated the ferocity and scale of change that has occurred in tenant behaviour since March 2020. The successful roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine has enabled sufficient relaxation of social...
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  4. Small Business Saturday set for 4th December 2021

    Small Business Saturday set for 4th December 2021

    The UK’s Small Business Saturday campaign will roll into Britain’s high streets again this winter on 4th December 2021. The now-iconic campaign, designed to champion the benefits of shopping with small retailers, will see its nationwide tour commence in the coming days, starting with Glasgow ahead of the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). In total, this year’s Small Business Saturday...
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  5. Birmingham ranked comfortably inside the UK’s top ten for work-life balance

    Birmingham ranked comfortably inside the UK’s top ten for work-life balance

    England’s second city of Birmingham has been named the UK’s eighth best city for work-life balance. That’s according to a new study from Shawbrook Bank, which researched the 15 cities offering the best blend of work opportunities and a comfortable standard of living.   The report assessed a host of metrics including average monthly salaries, weekly working hours and average...
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  6. Is hybrid working the future for businesses post-pandemic?

    Is hybrid working the future for businesses post-pandemic?

    Just 19% of business leaders are planning to run their businesses without any form of remote working in the post-pandemic world. That’s according to a recent survey from the Institute of Directors (IoD) which quizzed 563 entrepreneurs across the country on their workplace intentions as the UK undergoes a phased reopening of its economy this summer.   Almost two-thirds (63...
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  7. How to foster a thriving company culture

    How to foster a thriving company culture

    The key to any successful business is its people. Motivated and engaged staff are the key to driving a business forward. In these unprecedented times, businesses owners have had more time to reflect on their day-to-day practices and acknowledge what’s important. Attracting and retaining top talent should be one of the number one priorities for any growing business in 2021...
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  8. Measuring your brand’s online presence

    Measuring your brand’s online presence

    In these uncertain economic times, retailers across the country will be hit hard. There is no way to sugar coat it. However, those retailers capable of selling and distributing their goods or services to customers online may just have a lifeline to maintain a much-needed revenue stream for the weeks and months ahead. For some retailers, considering their online presence...
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  9. Understanding the concept of hyper-collaboration

    Understanding the concept of hyper-collaboration

    The workplace as we know it is changing before our very eyes. When it comes to teamwork, innovative businesses are driven to design office and studio environments that foster not just collaboration, but hyper-collaboration. This concept has rapidly evolved due to the changing face of creative working and how best to develop and deliver innovative solutions to consumer problems. Hyper-collaboration...
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  10. How to protect your business premises from crime

    How to protect your business premises from crime

    During 2018/19 in England and Wales alone there were 606,282 crimes committed against businesses. That’s just over one criminal offence every minute. That’s according to figures from the National Business Crime Centre, which works at close quarters with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and regional police forces to undertake preventative measures against crime. With criminals becoming increasingly devious in their...
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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…