International businesses are postponing investment in Britain in the wake of EU uncertainty, a new paper by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has revealed.
Five companies have expanded and a new organisation has joined The Oxford Science Park’s Magdalen Centre, the innovation building located at the centre of the Park, and divided into office and laboratory suites of flexible sizes and lease terms.
New research from national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) suggests that the next decade will see a trend of office occupiers moving away from London to the major cities outside of the capital.
McKay Securities plc (McKay) has completed the conversion and leasing of Strawberry Hill House, Newbury, as a large modern doctor’s surgery. The conversion entailed turning 12,040 sq ft of redundant office space in the town centre into a modern 15,200 sq ft medical centre.
Lamron Estates and SJR Properties have entered into a £40 million forward-funding deal with Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) to speculatively develop an 82,750 sq ft office scheme in central Woking. The scheme, designed by architect Scott Brownrigg, has already gained planning consent.
Reading-based Haslams Surveyors has promoted Eilidh McAllister to associate. She works within the commercial agency department, advising clients on commercial transactional based work, including letting, sales, development and investment. She joined the firm in January 2012 having completed the undergraduate real estate degree at the University of Reading.
Global business outsourcing partner arvato has announced plans to create more than 200 new, local jobs as the company expands operations at its Slough-based customer service centre.
SEGRO, which runs the Slough Trading Estate and has other interests in the Thames Valley area, has announced that despite a fall-off in transactions in the year so far in the wider UK property markets, both investor and occupier demand for its brand of well-positioned warehousing remained resilient in an inline trading update for the first quarter of […]
Stuart Clowser, who joined audit, tax and consulting firm RSM as a graduate trainee in 2004, has been promoted to partner in the firm’s audit practice at the Guildford office.
Henley-based HMT, led by partner Andrew Thomson, director Peter Wear and manager Antonia Fernandez, has undertaken financial due diligence of Northampton-based logistics group Dalepak in respect of the management buyout funded by private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners and with senior debt provided by Crescent Capital.
Micro Nav, the Bournemouth firm formed in 1988, has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the innovation category. This follows an award in 2010 in the international trade category, after the trebling of the company’s exports over three years. The company specialises in developing and supplying air- traffic-control and air-defence simulators and training systems.
Which Way Forward?, a new white paper published by financial group Sanlam, reports that an alarming number of workers over 60 in the South East are unprepared for their retirement. The report suggests that an increasing ageing population, the demise of generous final-salary schemes and the pension freedoms introduced last April are all contributing to […]
Area Sq and MESH have completed the refurbishment of Vodafone’s offices on the ground and first floor of Waterside House in Bracknell. This is the latest in a series of projects that support Vodafone’s ‘Better Ways of Working’ initiative, which pioneers a flexible working ethos.
BH Live, the South Coast’s leading operator of leisure and event venues, has been awarded the Investors in People silver standard in recognition of its commitment to realising the potential of its staff.
AEW South East Office Fund has acquired two properties in Theale from Theale Estates for an undisclosed amount.
Tech-People, the Maidenhead-based construction, maintenance and engineering recruitment company, has opened a new office in Swansea.
David Steinberg, a leading restructuring and insolvency lawyer, will join Stevens & Bolton LLP as a partner from June. He will jointly lead the restructuring and insolvency team with current head Tim Carter.
Seacourt has won the Queen’s Award for sustainable development for the third time, in recognition of its ground-breaking LightTouch print technology, the world’s first waterless LED printing process, and for its innovative approach to sustainability. This is the third time in less than a decade that the Oxford company, which will mark its 70th anniversary this year, has […]
As part of its ongoing growth plans, Whitley Stimpson has promoted Laura Herbert. She is based in the High Wycombe office and has become the firm’s fifth female director.
Wye Partnership has merged with Wynyard Wright and Ellis to form the group now known as The Wye Partnership, which incorporates the Wye Residential and Wye Country brands.