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New Spectrum Business Park Video Launched

Published on: 22nd March 2019 We're delighted to announce the launch of the new Spectrum Business Park Video - a Northumbrian Water case study looking at their collaborative work in Spectrum 5 and the efficiencies this achieves for them. Watch it here: 

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The emerging Local Plan for Bristol: an overview

Published on: 21st March 2019 Bristol City Council are currently undertaking a period of public consultation on their emerging Local Plan, and with our planning team located in the heart of Bristol we have decided to take a closer look this week and see how the city looks to guide future development. Why the need for a new plan? Although the most recent Core Strategy was only adopted in 2011, as cities grow their needs also develop and Bristol is no exception as the biggest city in the South West and a population growth well above the national average an updated strategy was deemed necessary.

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Jo Williams: a year in the life

Published on: 18th March 2019 Jo Williams, partner in our Bristol office has recently shared her thoughts on the past 12 months, having come to the end of her tenure as National Chairman of Women in Property. Read all about the work she's been up to here: 

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Most active office agents in the North East

Published on: 13th March 2019 We are pleased to announce that our agency team has been named as the most active office agent in the North East by the Estates Gazette. In the past year, our office agency team have let or sold 500,000 sq ft of office space across the region with particular highlights including:

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Central Square reaches full occupancy

Published on: 13th March 2019 Central Square in Leeds city centre is now fully let after the completion of two lettings totalling 75,831 sq ft. Link Market Services, a global share registry and financial services provider, has signed a fifteen-year lease for more than 70,000 sq ft across floors one, two, three and ten.

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International Women's Day 2019

Published on: 8th March 2019 Today, Friday 8th March marks International Women's Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Occuring annually for well over 100 years there is now, more than ever, a real push to progress gender equality.

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Updated HS2 Phase 2 Timescales

Published on: 6th March 2019 Last week, experts from our compulsory purchase team attended a meeting held by HS2 Ltd on the updated timescales for Phase 2 of the planned high-speed railway, High Speed 2 (HS2).

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Seaham's thriving business community

Published on: 5th March 2019 Paul Wellstead, the developer of Spectrum Business Park, has commissioned a video which features stunning footage of the area and interviews with some of the many tenants who call the area home. Charlotte Marshall, letting agent at Spectrum Buisness Park said, "The park is a high quality office development and business park. With corporate, serviced and virtual office space, Spectrum has the ability to cater for 1 to 600 people. Seaham is ideally situated between the A19 and A1, and with excellent rail links, it means access to it is great for both small businesses or large occupiers moving into the area. Another benefit of being located here at Spectrum Business Park is the parking facilities. For office occupiers, one of the key objectives is ample parking which is provided here."

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March Deals Update

Published on: 4th March 2019 With an estimated 10,000 UK shops due to close this year the Treasury Committee has launched a new inquiry into business rates to scrutinize how Government policy has impacted business. Read the full article here.  With a new business rates relief package due to take effect next month, Rob Cohen wrote about the relief extension and the potential benefits to the licensed trade here.

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