November 13, 2018

Leicester holds on to top 10 spot in ‘best cities to live and work’

Leicester cathedral

The PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 2018 Good Growth for Cities Index has again ranked Leicester as one of the best cities to live and work in the whole of the UK. The East Midlands city’s rank as 10th best puts it ahead of its Midlands neighbours Birmingham, Nottingham and Derby and also London. How is it judged? […]

June 8, 2018

Best retail properties currently available in Leicestershire

Having the right retail space for your brand is vital to the overall success. Finding the right building for your needs in the right location takes time but when one comes up that ticks all the boxes, it’s time to take the plunge. In the retail world, the majority of businesses in the UK prefer […]

March 18, 2017

Leicester city centre’s draw to large organisations

Interior warehouse commercial property

Out of town business parks certainly have their place: they are often easy to access, close to motorways and have plenty of parking.  However, despite their appeal, more and more businesses are choosing to relocate or expand into city centre locations. Leicester is one city centre that has experienced rising demand for commercial space from […]

July 26, 2016

UK commercial property returns continue to grow

commercial property returns London

The returns and rental values of commercial property in the UK continued to grow in June, according to the latest index report. The CBRE Monthly Index found that despite the uncertainty around the build-up and result of the EU referendum, rents grew by 0.2 per cent in June – the same amount of growth seen […]

December 4, 2015

Commercial team helps bring micro pub to town

Loughborough’s first micro pub   The Needle & Pin, one of a new wave of micro pubs, will be opening in a converted electric shop. It may not be the biggest commercial property transaction we have ever undertaken but it has been exciting to work with pub owner Sean O’Neil as he introduces the first […]

July 20, 2015

Growing small firms boost commercial market

We predict that the growing number of small firms being created or expanded is among the factors that will see the commercial property market performing solidly in the East Midlands over the next few years. This predication comes after we have seen demand developing for smaller commercial and retail properties, buoyed by government assistance for […]