commercial property


Regional UK Law Firm Expands House Building Practice

Thames Valley law firm Boyes Turner LLP has appointed a non-contentious construction specialist and a planning law consultant to its property development and house building team. Lawrence Bruce joins as Head of Construction, with Simon Dimmick joining as a planning law consultant. Bruce has extensive experience of all of the major forms of building and engineering…


Bevan Brittan Advises West Oxfordshire District Council on Shopping Centre Acquisition

Commercial law firm Bevan Brittan have advised West Oxfordshire District Council on the purchase of a shopping centre. The deal sees the district council taking control of Marriotts Walk shopping precinct in Witney, as part of its plans to boost the town centre. The 4.9 acre site was built in 2007 and includes 21 lettable business…


Magnetar Capital Refinances UK Town Centre Retail Acquisitions

Leumi UK has provided £38 million of loans to US-based alternative asset manager Magnetar Capital to refinance the purchase of town centre shopping schemes in Perry Barr near Birmingham and Corby in Northamptonshire. One Stop Shopping in Perry Barr is a 382,856 square feet shopping centre and retail park, while Corby Town Centre & Willow…


Acquisition Strengthens Infogrid ESG Commercial Real Estate Reporting Capabilities

SaaS building intelligence provider Infogrid has acquired Aquicore, a leading ESG data and analytics company that empowers real estate institutions to take the actions necessary to achieve net zero carbon.  The announcement comes off the back of a period of high growth for Infogrid. In response to increasing demand from customers grappling with rising energy…


Construction to Start at £26M Lancashire Industrial Park Project

Building work commencing in December will deliver 405,000 sq ft of industrial and commercial space at a new £26 million industrial and commercial park on the historic 21-acre Botany Bay site in Chorley, Lancashire. On completion, the new development will feature 33 units for light industrial and commercial use ranging in size from 1,000 sq…


Almost Half of Smaller UK Landlords Planning to Expand Portfolios

According to the latest survey from Handelsbanken, 49 per cent of small and mid-sized professional landlords with a minimum of four properties in the UK are planning to increase their portfolios in the year ahead, as optimism about residential and commercial property builds despite fears of an economic downturn and the cost of living crisis.…

FM Magazine

Building Maintenance, Insurance and the ‘New Normal’

Cluttons’ Head of Project and Building Consultancy Robert Burke and Ben Warman, Partner, Real Estate & Construction at Lockton, discuss the implications of the UK’s Covid-19 lockdowns on building maintenance and insurance practices. Covid-19 has caused, and continues to cause, extraordinary levels of disruption to the real estate sector and the insurance market that serves…

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