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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. 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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  2. Footfall: Why does it matter so much in retail?

    Footfall: Why does it matter so much in retail?

    Footfall is the measurement of how many people regularly enter a shop or store. Any start-up retail business or growing business seeking new premises need to focus on footfall to ascertain the commercial viability of a unit.   With the retail climate proving particularly challenging at the present time, it’s more important than ever that commercial tenants know they can...
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  3. What’s it like living above a retail unit?

    What’s it like living above a retail unit?

    So, you’re thinking about renting a flat or residential studio above a shop? Back in 2016, the Evening Standard was recommending that property buyers looked to vacant flats and apartments above retail units as they were available at up to 15% lower than comparable properties on the ground floor. It’s a similar case when it comes to letting them too...
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  4. Retail figures call for ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme

    Retail figures call for ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme

    Some of the leading names in retail are leading a campaign to force the UK government to consider a ‘Shop Out to Help Out’ scheme, delivering a financial boon to small, independent retailers. With non-essential retail stores permitted to reopen their doors from April 12, campaigners believe such a scheme for smaller stores would help to rejuvenate Britain’s high streets...
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  5. Retail sector ramps up pressure on Government ahead of Budget 2020

    Retail sector ramps up pressure on Government ahead of Budget 2020

    52 of the UK’s biggest retail chains have joined forces to demand that the UK government reviews its planned overhaul of business rates. The joint letter, which was sent to the government via the British Retail Consortium (BRC), claims that the upcoming reforms to business rates don’t go far enough to assist ailing retailers on the UK’s high streets. The...
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  6. Things to consider when choosing a retail space to rent

    Things to consider when choosing a retail space to rent

    There’s no doubt about it, the right retail space can make or break a business. That’s why it’s vitally important to take your time, do your research and not dive in at the deep end. The right retail unit can become integral to your overall brand. Fortunately, with some strategic planning, it’s possible to choose the right space to set...
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  7. 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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  8. UK consumers still overlooking independent retailers

    UK consumers still overlooking independent retailers

    A new survey of 600 UK consumers has found that a large proportion of shoppers still don’t support smaller, independent shops across the country, despite vocally demonstrating support for them. The study, undertaken by Iwoca, found that although some consumers are starting to ‘go local’, there’s still a large demographic that will choose to buy from larger brands, especially if...
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  9. 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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  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…