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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. FSB demands reform of business rates system ahead of autumn review

    FSB demands reform of business rates system ahead of autumn review

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has penned an open letter to the UK government, urging them to consider an aggressive overhaul of a business rates system the FSB deems to be “regressive and outdated”.   The FSB insisted to government ministers that small business owners should not be stung with more expensive business rates bills for improving the eco...
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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Why do industrial businesses require three-phase electricity supplies?

    Why do industrial businesses require three-phase electricity supplies?

    There are two types of power supplies in the UK, according to UK Power Networks. Single-phase and three-phase electricity. You may have seen in some of our available industrial units to let that the vast majority offer three-phase power supplies instead of single phase.   That’s actually a good thing, as you’ll discover if you continue reading our guide to...
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  7. Why Bermondsey is a great place to do business

    Why Bermondsey is a great place to do business

    Are you an entrepreneur seeking cost-effective commercial space south of the Thames, whilst retaining exceptional links to Central London? The Bermondsey area of Southwark should be near the top of your list.   Formerly at the heart of the capital’s river trade, Bermondsey underwent extensive regeneration through the 1980s and today it’s an area that “epitomises the modern urban good...
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  8. Why Canvey Island is a great place to do business

    Why Canvey Island is a great place to do business

    Canvey Island is an iconic corner of Essex, situated in the Thames estuary. This reclaimed island boasts an area larger than seven square miles and a population approaching 40,000.   Despite being separated from South Essex due to its network of creeks, Canvey Island remains an important commercial hub for industrial and retail businesses seeking to forge links across London...
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  9. British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    British Property Federation calls on UK government to end commercial property moratoriums

    The British Property Federation (BPF) believes the time has come for the UK government to draw a close to moratoriums on the commercial property sector. The BPF fears they are beginning to encourage a small section of tenants to withhold rent, starving commercial landlords of income and stunt much-needed investment in town and city centres.   Despite those concerns, new...
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  10. Why Dudley is a great place to do business

    Why Dudley is a great place to do business

    For businesses looking to grow or establish themselves in the West Midlands and in close proximity to England’s ‘Second City’ of Birmingham, Dudley is an area that regularly flies under the radar.   The capital of the Black Country, Dudley is a mere ten miles north-west of Birmingham city centre and only six miles outside of Wolverhampton.   Aside from...
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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…