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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. 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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  2. Energy efficiency standards approaching in 2023 could affect a tenth of London offices

    Energy efficiency standards approaching in 2023 could affect a tenth of London offices

    One-in-ten office spaces in London may fall foul of impending upgrades to energy efficiency standards in England and Wales. Property agents Colliers believe that 20,000,000 sq. ft of prime grade London commercial space will fall below the new standards, which are due to commence from 1st April 2023.   The new standards will make it illegal for commercial property landlords...
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  3. How much floor space does my business need per person?

    How much floor space does my business need per person?

    Are you in the process of planning your first commercial premises as a fledgling start-up business? As a new entrepreneur, it can sometimes feel as if you’re putting your finger in the air and hoping that you are making the right decisions based on gut feel and instinct rather than cool calculations.   When it comes to selecting a suitable...
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  4. 6 tell-tale signs that you’re outgrowing your office space

    6 tell-tale signs that you’re outgrowing your office space

    It’s important for any successful business to make sure that their office isn’t one of their growing pains. As a forward-thinking company that’s striving to push boundaries in its industry, offering a comfortable, productive working environment for your employees is key. Some business owners struggle to recognise when it’s time to move their operations to pastures new. When you spend...
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  5. Office interior design trends to look out for in 2020

    Office interior design trends to look out for in 2020

    We’re only a matter of days away from the dawn of a new decade. With that, we’re likely to experience new trends in commercial office designs in 2020 that will not only augment the way 21st century businesses like to work but encourage companies to think a little differently about their day-to-day operations. Workspaces are becoming increasingly complex in terms...
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  6. Breakout spaces: Are they beneficial in open-plan offices?

    Breakout spaces: Are they beneficial in open-plan offices?

    When it comes to contemporary open-plan office designs, breakout spaces are fast becoming more prevalent and desirable, helping to change the way employees socialise and work for the better. In today’s always-connected, time-poor world that we live in, breakout spaces can be a significant boon for businesses, providing the difference between focused, collaborative staff and a disengaged, unproductive workforce. If...
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  7. 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...
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 7 questions to ask before signing a commercial property lease

    7 questions to ask before signing a commercial property lease

    If you are a new or growing business, you will appreciate the importance of committing to a new commercial property lease. It’s an agreement that ties you to a premises for a defined period, so it’s vital that you make sure you choose the right workspace for you, your employees and your clients. As an owner-manager of 5.5 million square...
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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…