& research

Our view on Out of Town Retail and Leisure - Spring 2017

With vacancy in the retail warehouse sector down to historically low levels, the competition for ‘new’ units from an increasingly diversified occupier has intensified the need for retail park owners to come up with creative solutions.

Our view on High Street Retail and Leisure - Spring 2017

The latest research by the Local Data Company has revealed that the number of store openings exceeded closures in the latter months of 2016, with the positive signs continuing into 2017.

Our view on Business Space - Spring 2017

Occupational market follows the economy in post Brexit vote. The slowdown in both economic and occupier market activity that was expected to result following the vote to leave the EU has failed to materialise.

Our view on Oxfordshire Business Space

More than £1.4bn invested in Oxford’s technology firms in 2015. Oxfordshire’s Innovation Engine reported a more than fivefold increase in technology investment in 2015 compared to the previous year.

Our view on Cambridgeshire Business Space

New composite index identifies Cambridge as England’s most vibrant city. A new index compiled by accountants Grant Thornton has identified Cambridge as the most vibrant city in England.

Our view on M1 South Business Space

Milton Keynes remains the fastest growing city in post Brexit league. Milton Keynes continued its impressive economic performance following the decision to leave the EU, with GVA growth of 3.0% in the 12 months to q3 2016 and employment growth of 2.1% over the same period.

Our view on London Offices

London’s economic output is more than double the rest of the UK. The latest ONS report analysing the economic output of UK’s regions has revealed that London generates more than double the average GVA per head than the average across the rest of the UK.

Our view on Norfolk/ Suffolk Business Space

Norwich/Ipswich tech cluster sees output grow by 19%. Norwich and Ipswich’s digital economies are estimated to produce output with a combined output of £338m in the 2016 Tech City report.

Our view on Scotland's Energy Strategy

The draft Scottish Energy Strategy is expected in early 2017. This comes at a time when exciting developments are taking place in the renewable energy market about economic challenges and mixed priorities in the wider UK policy environment.
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