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Office leasing guide: Norwich

Norwich combines its medieval heritage with a thriving business district, ground-breaking scientific innovation and bustling social scene. And, as the only city in England to be located in a National Park, Norwich offers access to beautiful scenery and wildlife too.

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Everything you need to know about REITs

Always wanted to invest in the world of real estate, but don’t want the hassle that comes with it? A Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) could be the ideal solution. You’ll get to enjoy the historically steady returns that real estate could potentially generate without the drawn-out purchase process and ongoing upkeep. Here’s everything you need to know about REITs.

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Office leasing guide: Swindon

In 2020, the town hosted the inaugural Tech Swindon Summit, promoting local technology businesses and talent. Tourism is also important. With its restored railway village, historic canals, museums and proximity to Avebury, Stonehenge and the Cotswolds, Swindon is fast becoming popular with British and foreign visitors.

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Office leasing guide: Aberdeen

Historically, Aberdeen was known as a key centre for fishing, paper making, ship building and textiles. But since huge reserves of North Sea crude oil were discovered off the coast in the 1970s, Aberdeen has transformed into one of the world’s offshore oil capitals. You’ll find one of the world’s busiest commercial heliports here and the city’s seaport handles thousands of tonnes of goods every day.

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Office leasing guide: Bolton

The town was once a major centre for textile production, including cotton and wool weaving. In the 1920s, there were more than 200 cotton mills and 26 dyeing works in Bolton, making it one of the world’s busiest cotton producers. By the 1980s this trade had all but disappeared, but the town has reinvented itself as a service-based hub, with professional services, high-tech and transportation businesses now occupying Bolton instead.

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Office leasing guide: Wolverhampton

The city of Wolverhampton has an interesting history. What was once a modest market town specialising in wool trade is today a vibrant city with a population of 260,000. According to the City of Wolverhampton Council, the city is among the top ten growing economies in the UK.

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Office leasing guide: Luton

You’ll find Luton in the south east of England, just 30 miles north of central London. It offers the best of both worlds to its residents: an abundance of green space and riverside strolls are just a short distance from the bustling town centre.

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Office Post-Pandemic: How the World of Work May Change Forever

It’s tricky to predict just how much the typical office environment will need to change by the time we return to normal. But what will it look like once the Covid-19 pandemic is over? Here’s our take on what the post-pandemic office could look like.

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Office leasing guide: Nottingham

As the home of Robin Hood, England’s oldest pub and a labyrinth of caves, Nottingham and the surrounding area is also on the cultural map and known to attract over 35 million visitors each year. Its popularity sees it benefitting from the sixth highest tourist spend in the UK.

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Office leasing guide: Belfast

The Northern Irish capital, Belfast is a vibrant place to base your business. Located on the coast of the Irish Sea and on the banks of the River Lagan, it has been a transport and ship-building hub since the 19th century.

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Office leasing guide: Coventry

The current City of Culture 2021, Coventry has earned its title. Its wide variety of prominent sectors, from aerospace to automotive, creative and professional services, means there’s a rich landscape of opportunities in this Midlands city. Though it has changed over the last century, Coventry’s appealing character hasn’t been tarnished.

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Office leasing guide: Bradford

The former wool capital of the world, Bradford has now evolved into a thriving city in West Yorkshire. This textile powerhouse played a prominent role in the UK’s industrial revolution, as its location gave it access to raw materials like coal and iron, allowing massive factories to spring up across the area.

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Wellness in the office: Key trends for 2021

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Office leasing guide: Sheffield

Sheffield played an important role in the Industrial Revolution and became known as a prominent centre for stainless steel and crucible steel production. However, due to increasing international competition, the majority of its metal works had closed their doors by the 1970s.

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What do I need to know about commercial real estate?

There’s a lot to learn about commercial real estate if you’re trying to become a savvy renter or investor. You might have heard industry jargon thrown around before, like property class and planning permission, without really understanding what it means.

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Office leasing guide: Leicester

Having enjoyed rapid growth in recent years, in terms of skills, new businesses and wages, Leicester has experienced a surge in house prices. For many, the rising property prices is making the city a less attractive place to live and work, but for others, they signal an opportunity for investment.

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Office Leasing Guide - Plymouth

Maritime city Plymouth occupies a prime position on Devon’s south coast. Its major port has made it a popular base for businesses since the days of the Roman Empire, and it remains a bustling hub for trade.

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Office leasing guide: Bournemouth & Poole

If you’ve always wanted to work near the coast, Bournemouth and Poole are two great options for running a business in. Once the playground of fisherman, today the two areas are seeing prominent business growth and innovation. With a young and skilled population and a diverse mix of sectors, there are lots of exciting opportunities here.

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Office leasing guide: Brighton

Coastal city Brighton has established itself as one of the most creative, diverse and vibrant places to live and work. It has earned the title of ‘the happiest place in the UK’ and has plenty of exciting things to experience, including its renowned music, arts and cultural scenes. However, Brighton can also be serious.

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Top 5 Trends in Commercial Real Estate in 2020

2020 has been a tricky year for the commercial real estate (CRE) industry. Office-based companies have switched to remote working, with some even making the permanent shift to keep overheads down.

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Office leasing guide: Reading

It may be most well-known for its annual music festival, but Reading in Berkshire is also a fantastic area to do business in. The town is a major commercial centre, which has been ranked the UK’s top spot for economic growth and wellbeing thanks to positive levels of employment, health, income, and skills.

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Office leasing guide: Southampton

Southampton has it all: historical attractions, prestigious educational institutions, modern amenities and thriving ports. As a result, there are plenty of reasons why it’s an excellent place for any office-based business to call home.

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Office leasing guide: Borough of Southwark

Situated right opposite the central City of London is the Borough of Southwark – credited as being the oldest borough in south London. You might know it as home to some iconic landmarks, including Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, the Imperial War Museum and The Shard – currently the tallest building in the United Kingdom.

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Office leasing guide: Southbank, London

Southbank is perhaps best known for its iconic theatre and arts residents, including the National Theatre, the Old Vic and Young Vic and the Hayward Gallery. Millions of visitors stream in and out of Waterloo Station every single year, making it the busiest rail station in the UK by visitor numbers.

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How to build a commercial property portfolio

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