Industry News

In the Industry News category you can expect to find articles relating to all aspects of the UK commercial property market. These can be humorous as well as serious giving readers a wide variety of material to choose from.

Interest Rates Impact on Commercial Property

Posted on 5 July, 2023 by Editor in Chief under Economy, Industry News

Interest rates play a crucial role in the dynamics of the commercial real estate market. As global interest rates rise, the repercussions are felt across all aspects of commercial property investment. This effect isn't confined to a particular geographic... Read More

Over 300,000 property purchases fell through in 2020 – we show the most frequent motives and the best way to get your house sale back on track

Posted on 4 February, 2021 by Editor in Chief under Industry News

A 12% drop in property sales in 2020 compared to 2019.  Mortgage issues and sudden survey findings are typical factors.  Even though the U.K. real estate market was buoyant for much of 2020, thousands and thousands of prospective home movers... Read More

Debenhams on the brink of administration as board reject Ashley’s bid

Posted on 9 April, 2019 by admin under Business News, Industry News

Since the new year there as been bitter battle between Mike Ashley and Debenhams board to purchase the troubled department store, as it sits on the brink of insolvency. A bid to gain control between Debenhams’ biggest company’s lenders – who include,... Read More

Demand for retail space lowest in 9 years

Demand for retail space lowest in 9 years
Posted on 11 May, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Commercial Developments, Economy, Industry News

According to recent findings from the Q1 2018 RICS UK Commercial Market survey, there is an increasing divide between the demands for the retail and industrial sectors. The general trend was the demand for retail space was declining while the demand for... Read More

UK Local Authorities spend 3.8bn on Commercial Property in the last 5 years.

UK local authorities spend 3.8bn on Commercial Property
Posted on 17 April, 2018 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Commercial Developments, Industry News

A recent study has found that UK local authorities have spent £3.8bn in just 5 years on Commercial Property. The study was undertaken by property consultants Carter Jonas and Revo an organisation that supports people and businesses in the retail... Read More

Toys R Us UK Stores Facing Administration

Toys R us UK stores facing administration
Posted on 20 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

Toys R Us a leading toy retailer for many years could fall into administration before Christmas due to a demand to put £9 million into Toys R Us UK pension fund. The toy store giant is said to not have the resources to pay up such a demand,... Read More

Amazon and other online giants changing the game in UK commercial real estate

Amazon and other online giants changing the game in UK commercial real estate
Posted on 6 December, 2017 by Bailey Clarke under Business News, Economy, Industry News

With the rise of online retail giants such as Amazon and eBay people have changed how they shop with many now utilising online vendors on a regular basis. Online retail is making shopping more convenient for customers and in turn causing a huge demand for... Read More

London Ranked the World’s Second Most Popular City for Retail Expansion

London ranked the world's second most popular city for retail
Posted on 29 June, 2017 by admin under Industry News

New study conducted by CBRE revealed London as the World’s second most sought after city for retailers looking to expand their businesses in 2017, up from 6th place in its 2016 rank, while Hong Kong remained its position as the most important global retail... Read More

The H&M Group’s COS and Monki to Open Stores at Cabot Circus in Bristol

H&M groups COS and Monki to open stores at Cabot Circus
Posted on 6 September, 2016 by admin under Commercial Sales and Lets, Industry News

The UK’s property development and investment company, Hammerson, has announced the arrivals of two new major international retailers at Cabot Circus Shopping Centre in Bristol, COS and Monki. Both retailers are independent fashion brands under the H & M... Read More

The Revival of UK Independent Record Shops

The revival of UK independent record shops
Posted on 3 August, 2016 by admin under Industry News

There has been a boost in vinyl sales despite the digital technology dominating the market. Records shops have seen a surge in vinyl sales, enhancing their popularity and giving them a new audience. In the hay day, there were over 2,000 independent record... Read More

Learn more about our Industry News category

In this section we carry articles covering a diversity of topics. You will find news about supermarket commercial property expansions alongside the results of customer service surveys.

We also take a look at how businesses can benefit from sporting events, public holidays and spells of good weather. On the other hand we ask how they might cope with transport problems or industrial action.

Together with these stories you will find articles on dogs in the workplace, the stress reducing qualities of office plants and the reasons for our expanding waistlines. So if you want your commercial property news to contain a little variety, this is the page for you.