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? […]

December 10, 2015

Drones are the latest tool being used to survey commercial properties

Surveying a house image Andrew Granger Chartered Surveyors

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, the latest way to inspect commercial properties and to survey the parts of buildings that human beings cannot reach is the drone-mounted camera.   Drones for commercial properties Our valuation team has begun using a microwave-sized helicopter to buzz the roofs and other inaccessible features of […]

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 […]

August 12, 2014

East Midlands commercial market review

For commercial property in Leicestershire, 2014 has proven to be a very positive year. The market has grown without becoming unmanageable; something that has busted several “booms” that we’ve seen labelled as recoveries in recent years. This growth has been especially noticed in the East Midlands, where here at Andrew Granger & Co we perform the […]

May 21, 2014

Andrew Granger & Co reaches 25!

After 25 years, we are stronger than ever – providing property expertise across the board throughout the East Midlands. From one small office of seven people in Market Harborough, the company has grown substantially, and we now have over 40 partners and staff in three offices across Leicestershire. With a team of chartered surveyors and […]

May 6, 2014

Can “coffee culture” save our high streets?

When Andrew Robinson’s teenage daughter asked for a particular brand of make up for her birthday, he decided against buying online and chose instead to visit a department store where he could get expert advice about exactly what to buy. Personal service at the point of purchase is one of the reasons Andrew, one of […]

April 1, 2014

Rural offices in the East Midlands on the up

Over the years, we’ve seen interest in rural offices rise and fall, and today their popularity is again on the up thanks to faster broadband connection in out of town locations. The Manor at Tur Langton Rural offices tend to attract “clean” businesses such as designers, IT and marketing consultants. Reasons for heading to a […]

March 4, 2014

Commercial property starts long road to recovery

Andrew Granger & Co preddict a sluggish recovery for the East Midlands property market in 2014, but it has a long way to go to catch up with the performance of rural land in the last four years. Commercial property available in Leicester As leading property specialists, we saw increasing numbers of commercial property transactions […]