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Work on £35m ‘prestigious development’ in York city centre set to begin

Published on: 11th February 2019 Development of a mixed-use scheme in York city centre comprising of 127 apartments and 34,500 sq ft of office space, is to begin this month after Yorkshire-headquartered Caddick Construction were awarded the contract. For all office enquiries please contact our Leeds agency team, or joint agents JLL.

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Glamping: introducing a new demographic to the market

Published on: 8th February 2019 Glamping, or luxury camping, is more popular than ever and with tree houses, pods, bell tents, yurts, shepherd’s huts and even converted London buses on offer, there’s plenty of variety for consumers to choose from in this ever-growing market. The recent recession, coupled with the increasing trend for the ‘staycation’ has helped to make holidaying in the UK a much more popular choice amongst UK tourists. As ever holiday businesses have been forward thinking to embrace the new demand, creating and developing many new forms of accommodation to appeal to different customers, one of the most notable, the rise of glamping.

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Should I Stay Or Should I Go? – Lease Renewals in the Licensed Sector

Published on: 7th February 2019 If, like many other licensees, you lease your premises, you will no doubt have experienced the stresses and strains of a rent review or the lease renewal process, and if you haven’t, then you probably will soon! A business lease can be a complicated document and if you take nothing else away from this article, always remember the value of timely advice, both from your solicitor and your surveyor, as both these professionals could have a vital role to play in any negotiations you undertake.The processes around lease renewals are heavily regulated and there can be some very hard and fast deadlines, which, if you miss them, can have devastating consequences for your business. So, it is vital that you act proactively and take the front foot or if your landlord acts first, you respond in a timely manner.

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New inquiry launched into the impact of Business Rates on business

Published on: 6th February 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.

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Crate Park - the latest shopping container village set to take the North East by storm

Published on: 5th February 2019 Plans have been revealed for the creation of a £20m shipping container business park at one of the UK’s largest office parks, Cobalt Park in North Tyneside. Located adjected to the existing Cobalt Business Park, the new Crate Park will use upcycled shipping containers to create unique retail, leisure or small office spaces, offering affordable solutions for both start-up and existing retail businesses.

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February Deals Update

Published on: 4th February 2019 Our strong end to last year has been followed by an equally strong start to 2019 with a number of deals and new instructions across our nationwide network of offices. At the start of the year we published our caravan and holiday park market review, including highlights from their year, a review of the holiday and caravan park market and information on parks sold, and parks currently for sale – view the full report here.

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Video: Caravan Park Market Review 2018

Published on: 31st January 2019 Our holiday and caravan park team have recently created a video showcasing a few highlights from their year and a general review of the holiday and caravan park market as a whole during 2018. Watch it here:

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Meet Colin

Published on: 30th January 2019 What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on? One of the best things about being a Building Surveyor is that there is no such thing as a typical day. I’m currently working with our business recovery team on some half-build, half-baked plans, our lease consultancy team on some angry lease exits and our valuation team trying to bring some sanity to people trying out property development for the first time. My team’s real reason for being is to use a load of technical knowledge to solve real world problems, I’m lucky enough to work in a hugely experienced team with a great record to boast about. What is your favourite building in your region, and why? As a proud Yorkshireman, I’m slightly ashamed to admit it, but my favourite building in the world is actually Durham Cathedral. I fell for it at first sight and have been known to spend hours sitting inside just taking it all in.

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Exciting development / investment opportunity on the market in Newton Abbot

Published on: 29th January 2019 Sherborne House, a 36,000 sq ft office building in the centre of the popular Devon market town of Newton Abbot is being brought to market by Sanderson Weatherall jointly with JLL. The building comprises a former job centre, split across four floors. The second floor is let to Devon Partnership NHS trust, until November 2026, paying a rent of £98,000 per annum whilst the remainder of the property is offered with vacant possession.

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