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Hopes and expectations were high after the impressive inaugural 2015 Solent Business Awards, and there was no anti-climax at this year’s prestigious celebratory evening, again staged at The Hilton at the Ageas Bowl.
db Symmetry has gained consent for Symmetry Park, Bicester, a warehouse and distribution park of up to 675,000 sq ft. Construction of an 88,000 sq ft pre-sold unit for an owner occupier is due to commence at the end of the year with other advanced negotiations underway.
The latest report from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) shows that the Thames Valley office market has experienced a quiet third quarter in terms of transactions. Office enquiries (over 5,000 sq ft) have totalled 109, down against a spike of 175 in the same quarter last year but broadly in line with the long-term quarterly average. […]
Carl Selby, a specialist company and commercial solicitor, has joined Oxford-based Hedges Law to head up and grow its business services team.
Westcott Venture Park at Aylesbury has successfully completed the letting of the first phase of the Century Court development, which has resulted in all seven units being fully occupied. Phase I of the speculatively-built industrial and warehouse scheme comprises a total of 24,000 sq ft over seven units and is located across 1.5 acres of […]
Naomi Quick has been appointed team leader at Bruton Knowles’ Guildford office following the departure of Steven Drennan.
According to a recent study by Countrywide, September 2016 saw record activity in the rental market, with increasing numbers of lets agreed and tenants choosing to renew their contracts. Based upon this and data for the months leading up to it, 2017 may be the first time since the 1930s that more homes are let […]
Leading business and financial adviser, Grant Thornton UK LLP Southampton, has welcomed five new starters to its team through its school-leaver and graduate programme. Keenan Pillay, Beth Windibank, Rachel Brett and Robin Welding have begun their careers at the firm in its five-year school leaver programme, while Charles Keenan has entered the three-year graduate programme […]
Competing with the continent; how UK cities compare with their European counterparts, a new report by think-tank Centre for Cities, compares 330 UK and European cities across 17 countries in terms of employment, skills, innovation and productivity. Reading is ranked 23rd for high-skilled population.
The Lawyer’s UK 200 Independents report has recognised Pitmans, the legal firm headquartered in Reading and with offices in London and Southampton, as 1 of 7 best-performing firms. The Lawyer also acclaimed the firm as a “trailblazer” and said: “Pitmans was one of the biggest risers last year”. The accolade is a result of a […]
Goadsby Commercial, acting on behalf of Ameriscot Commercial, has completed the letting of the final available floor at Avalon in Bournemouth. The fifth floor extends to approximately 5,116 sq ft and offers impressive open-plan accommodation with views and allocated parking. The floor has been let on a new 10-year lease to Glow Green.
The Retirement Villages Group (RVG) has submitted plans to South Oxfordshire District Council to build a new retirement community at Lower Shiplake, Henley-on-Thames. The Group hopes to develop 66 new residential units and 40 care beds across a 6.5 acre site, and the village will also include a club house with a bar, a restaurant, […]
Reading and Henley-based law firm Blandy & Blandy LLP has not seen a slowdown in the residential property market following June’s Brexit vote. The firm experienced a 7% year-on-year increase in completed residential property transactions between June 1 and August 31, 2016.
Pure Offices, which provides flexible serviced offices designed to help small firms grow, is to open its 17th UK business centre, and its first on the south coast next February at Port Solent with 60 refurbished units ranging in size from 125 sq ft to 1,000 sq ft.
Gatehouse Bank is set to buy Centrica’s headquarters at Windsor Office Park from TH Real Estate for circa £56.25 million or a 5.7% yield.
AEW has announced its plans for the redevelopment of Festival Place, the 1.1 million sq ft shopping centre in Basingstoke which it bought at the end of last year. The redevelopment will include improvements to St John’s Square (which have already begun), enhancing the quality and efficiency of the car park and changes in the retailer line-up over the next 12 months, […]
Three high-profile investment deals in Portsmouth, the Thames Valley region and at Chandlers Ford have recently been completed by the Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) South Coast team.
Fareham-based specialist engineering firm Aqua Cooling has been honoured by the international Institute of Physics (IOP). The team, represented by Aqua directors Kevin Lancaster and Simon Davis, has been presented with a Commended Innovation award for its patented Leak Prevention System (LPS) which puts a basic scientific principle to work in a commercial application for […]
Oxford Genetics, a leading biotech which specialises in DNA design, protein expression optimisation and cell line development technologies and services, has moved its operations to new, state-of-the-art laboratories at The Oxford Science Park.
Banbury has today been named as one of the country’s best high streets with confirmation that it is a finalist in the Great British High Street competition. It is one of the top three nationally in its category. There were a record 900 entries across the 14 categories. Banbury town centre will need votes from […]