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What That HS2 Announcement Really Means, And Should You Worry?
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What That HS2 Announcement Really Means, And Should You Worry?

The UK government has announced an independent review, chaired by Douglas Oakervee, into whether and how to proceed with the High Speed 2 project ...

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JLR's 2.9M SF Parts Hub Puts Wheels On IM Properties' Strategy
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JLR's 2.9M SF Parts Hub Puts Wheels On IM Properties' Strategy

Jaguar Land Rover is in talks with West Midlands property giant IM Properties about a 2.9M SF auto parts distribution centre near Birmingham. JLR...

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Underground James Bond-Style 'Lairs' Are Aston Martin's Latest Showroom Idea
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Underground James Bond-Style 'Lairs' Are Aston Martin's Latest Showroom Idea

You're tired. You've had a busy day at the international espionage hub, you've seen ladies painted gold and very nearly been decapitated by a...

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Birmingham Leads Business Park Diversification Into Elderly Care
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Birmingham Leads Business Park Diversification Into Elderly Care

IM Properties execs warned that they planned to turn the idea of the business park on its head. And they weren't kidding. The latest transformation...

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UK Fish And Chip Chains Face A Battering
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UK Fish And Chip Chains Face A Battering

If you can do it with pizza or falafel or tortillas, why not traditional British fish and chips? This is a question that has been puzzling fast...

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What Are UK Freeports, And Would You Want One Next Door?
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What Are UK Freeports, And Would You Want One Next Door?

Freeports are coming. The creation of these freight hubs is (for now) the flagship economic policy of the Boris Johnson government, and they have...

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Driverless Cars Are Doing It All By Themselves In Nuneaton, And Property Needs To Watch Out
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Driverless Cars Are Doing It All By Themselves In Nuneaton, And Property Needs To Watch Out

The UK's first connected and autonomous vehicle parking facility is now under construction in Nuneaton. The car park, which is a major step toward...

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Birmimngham BTR Will Be The Best The UK Has Ever Seen
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Birmimngham BTR Will Be The Best The UK Has Ever Seen

Birmingham is coming late to the build-to-rent revolution, but this offers the city a real chance to learn lessons from North America, London and...

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Asset Values Slashed And LTVs Close To Max As Intu Fights Against The Retail Tide
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Asset Values Slashed And LTVs Close To Max As Intu Fights Against The Retail Tide

How long can Intu hold back the retail tide? The stock market is beginning to wonder. Shares in the specialist shopping centre REIT plunged by 28%...

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You Want To Build Birmingham's Tallest Tower? Hold My Beer ...
News 3 weeks ago
You Want To Build Birmingham's Tallest Tower? Hold My Beer ...

Two months ago Court Collaboration announced plans for a 51-storey Birmingham residential tower, one of the tallest in the latest wave of...

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You Could Do A Lot Better On Low Carbon Development, Birmingham
News 3 weeks ago
You Could Do A Lot Better On Low Carbon Development, Birmingham

Birmingham's efforts to regear to become a low carbon economy are good, but not good enough. That is the conclusion of a new study into carbon...

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German Auto Component Suppliers Love Birmingham
News 3 weeks ago
German Auto Component Suppliers Love Birmingham

German carmakers are still interested in leasing Birmingham sheds, despite Brexit. Global automotive components supplier International Automotive...

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Mixed Signals About Boris' Rail Plans Worry Regional Property Markets
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Mixed Signals About Boris' Rail Plans Worry Regional Property Markets

Not yet a week into his premiership, and Boris Johnson is already causing a stir in regional property markets. But the controversy is not about...

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Retail Specialist Hammerson's Newest Scheme ... Contains Almost No Retail
News 3 weeks ago
Retail Specialist Hammerson's Newest Scheme ... Contains Almost No Retail

Hammerson has unveilled the latest version of their plans for Birmingham's Martineau Galleries, and the retail component seems to have shrunk once...

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Why Wishful Thinking Leads To Business Park Failure
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Why Wishful Thinking Leads To Business Park Failure

Time to abandon wishful thinking, time to stop chasing unicorns. That is the mesage from new research into what makes business parks work, and what...

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After 400 Years, Viscount Decides To Give Logistics Property A Try
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After 400 Years, Viscount Decides To Give Logistics Property A Try

There are some things you put off. Days, weeks, months pass before they reach the top of the to-do list. But for the Newdegate family, developing...

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Prepare For The Midlands Industrial Bonanza To Plateau
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Prepare For The Midlands Industrial Bonanza To Plateau

The Midlands' shed scene may be plateauing, as a surge in speculative availability begins to kick in. That is the warning from Peter Lowe, BMO Real...

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Lego Helps Build Bullring Footfall
News 1 month ago
Lego Helps Build Bullring Footfall

Birmingham's rebuilding effort is about to get a multi-coloured plastic boost. Lego, the children's play brick responsible for countless foot...

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Electric Cars Could Drive West Midlands Property (But Not Very Far)
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Electric Cars Could Drive West Midlands Property (But Not Very Far)

How quickly things change. Only a few weeks ago the UK car industry appeared to be on its knees, with Ford announcing plans to close their Bridgend...

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The Bruntwood SciTech £185M 'Green' Loan Other Developers Will Be Copying
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The Bruntwood SciTech £185M 'Green' Loan Other Developers Will Be Copying

Bruntwood SciTech has chalked up another major funding deal, one of the largest this year outside London. Lloyds Bank has led a four-strong club of...

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The Bottom Line? A Toilet-Based Fact About Birmingham's Office Market That Will Astound You
News 1 month ago
The Bottom Line? A Toilet-Based Fact About Birmingham's Office Market That Will Astound You

What office amenity could be more basic than a toilet? Yet new data provides a new if unwelcome light on how much this element of office design...

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Watch Grade B Rents In Birmingham And Manchester, They Are Rising Fast
News 1 month ago
Watch Grade B Rents In Birmingham And Manchester, They Are Rising Fast

The looming undersupply of good Grade B secondhand office space is pushing up rents faster for secondhand offices than for prime new space. But in...

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Birmingham's New Park Proves Spaces Make Places
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Birmingham's New Park Proves Spaces Make Places

As land prices soar, so developers are increasingly reluctant to devote large areas to open space. Pocket parks have become the norm. But not in...

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Time For Birmingham Investors To Tool Up?
News 1 month ago
Time For Birmingham Investors To Tool Up?

The HS2 high speed rail project may be in doubt, the economy looking doubtful with gross domestic product down 0.3%, and the Brexit chaos more...

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'Gamification' And Healthy Addiction Coming To A High Street Near You Soon (Starting In Birmingham)
News 1 month ago
'Gamification' And Healthy Addiction Coming To A High Street Near You Soon (Starting In Birmingham)

A family leisure operator selling "gamification" is to open its first UK outlet in Birmingham. Action Stadium, which hails from Finland, said it is...

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Sun Shines On 320K SF Q2 Birmingham Office Deals
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Sun Shines On 320K SF Q2 Birmingham Office Deals

Birmingham's office market transacted 320K SF in the second quarter of 2019, outpacing Q1 thanks largely to a spate of deals at Hines'...

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Today's Office Occupier Must-Have
News 1 month ago
Today's Office Occupier Must-Have

A few days of sunshine, and suddenly everyone wants a roof terrace. Research by JLL and digital office broker Hubble shows a staggering 238%...

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WMCA's Massive Miss On Brownfield Land
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WMCA's Massive Miss On Brownfield Land

The West Midlands Combined Authority is missing its brownfield land commercial property building targets by a mile, data released on its website...

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WeWork Signs For Six Brindleyplace
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WeWork Signs For Six Brindleyplace

WeWork, the flexible office floorspace business, has signed its third and largest deal so far in Birmingham. WeWork will welcome members to the 97K...

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$8.2M Renovation Of DTC Office Tower Will Be A 'Difference Maker' For Companies
News 1 month ago
$8.2M Renovation Of DTC Office Tower Will Be A 'Difference Maker' For Companies

Want to get a jump-start on upcoming deals? Meet the major Denver players at one of our upcoming events! The newly named Axis Tower @ DTC is ready...

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