Monday, 14 October 2013
Deadline for useful comment or contacts is Wednesday am this week, 16th October.
* Manchester's commercial property market is back in action: according to Deloitte Real Estate hotels, housing and student flats are leading in the city centre. We look at the big developments in these sectors.
* Two wasted years. It looks like there will be no new office development completing in Manchester city centre in 2015 and 2016. We look at this yawning gap in supply - and ask with landlords, and which refurbishments, will fill try to fill it.
* Southern Fringe. With Airport City now beginning to feel like it's getting airborne, we look at the south Manchester business parks from Wimslow through Didsbury to Stockport and Cheadle. Who is scoring deals, and who is (cautiously) thinking of refurbishment or new developments.
* Could Manchester be on the brink of scoring major inward investment wins? Rumours about big corporations looking for office space in the city are circulating with increasing velocity - are they true? What kind of demand is there for Manchester office space?
* Life of leisure: Will the re-focusing of Spinningfield's towards leisure occupiers work? And what now for Great Northern now that it has changed hands in a £70m plus deal?
* Where there's a warehouse, there's a will. Demand for sheds has never been stronger - we look at the next wave of North West developments and deals, and ask when rents will begin to rise.
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Wednesday, 25 September 2013
An in-depth look at the West Midland's potential economic growth.
Comment and contact most welcome by 8th October, please.
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Comment and contacts most welcome by 4th October, latest.
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A feature on fractured Europe: there is now a clear divide between Europe's healthy economies, and Europe's sick men. Sp does Europe face a permanent divide rather like the cold war separation of old East and West Europe. Should the familiar debate about whether to keep the euro be re-examined again? And where does the non-euro UK now sit within Europe: are the likes of France and Germany looking at our pound with envy?
Comments and contacts from people with well-grounded European property interests most welcome - by 2nd October latest, please.
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Thursday, 11 July 2013
Fish shops – A look at this niche but growing sector.
Elephant vs Croydon – A look at the impact of Lend Lease’s & St Modwen’s Elephant & Castle and Hammerson / Westfield Whitgift Quarter schemes. Now they have both moved on, how different will they be to each other, what impact will they have on their surrounding areas, and what can the schemes learn from existing UK / international developments?
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Two features for SWBI's September edition:
Sector report – Transport, logistics and haulage
The South West is home to some of the UK logistics industry’s most respected names, and in this report we’ll be looking to them to show just what they can do for South West companies – why should a business engage their services rather than looking after everything themselves?
These are companies that are on the move in a figurative as well as a literal sense – at Howard Tenens, the next generation has stepped up to run the show, with Ben and Dan Morris becoming joint managing directors. David Hathaway figured in Insider’s SME 150, while names like CM Downton and Gregory Distribution can be seen up and down the country. What are their stories?
Property – South West office market review
Which of the South West’s various office markets are proving hot right now? With the Bristol market having experienced a much healthier first half of the year in 2013 than it did in 2012, has that good feeling being repeated elsewhere? What’s the story in key centres like Swindon, Exeter, Bath and Cheltenham? This feature will be a comprehensive review if what’s new on the market as well as a look at who’s been doing the eyecatching deals.
Comments/contacts for either by 29th July, please.
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