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West Midlands towns named in LSH Vitality Index for growth 

18 Jan 18

Solihull has been named one of the country’s top areas for growing affluence, according to Lambert Smith Hampton’s (LSH) UK Vitality Index.


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New Year, new mandates for Colliers’ property management team 

17 Jan 18

Colliers International’s Investment Property Management team in Birmingham is kicking off the year with a host of new client mandates, representing a combined contract value of £2 million over the next three years.


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Rapleys adds new service line to Birmingham offer 

17 Jan 18

Rapleys continues its expansion in the Midlands with the appointment of a new partner to establish and lead the planning team in the firm’s Birmingham office.


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Birmingham’s office market poised for another bumper year – LSH 

16 Jan 18

Birmingham’s office market is poised to enjoy another bumper 12 months following a record-breaking 2017, according to national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH).


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Legal & General secures letting deal at the Lewis Building 

16 Jan 18

LGIM Real Assets (Legal & General) – the developer behind the major refurbishment of one of Birmingham’s most well- known landmark buildings, The Lewis Building, has secured a 32,000 sq ft letting to premium flexible workplace provider…


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Blue Marble acquires Lichfield headquarters office buildings 

16 Jan 18

Blue Marble Asset Management (Blue Marble) has acquired three Grade A headquarters office buildings on the edge of what is widely recognised as Lichfield’s best office park, and is strategically positioned to fully benefit from the M6 Toll…


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Five promoted at Birmingham office of Colliers International 

16 Jan 18

Hard work and dedication is rewarded at Colliers International as five new promotions are announced within the firm’s Birmingham office.


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Accord take 56,000 sq ft facility at Airfield Drive, Aldridge 

10 Jan 18

Accord have entered into a lease for a new build 56,000 sq ft manufacturing facility located at Airfield Drive, Aldridge, which has been developed on a speculative basis by Trebor Developments LLP and Kay Properties (Midlands) Limited.


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Willmott Dixon secures third project for University of Birmingham 

10 Jan 18

Willmott Dixon has added to its recent haul of university work in the Midlands by securing a £7 million contract for a third project at the University of Birmingham.


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Double sale for Pendeford commercial property specialist 

10 Jan 18

Acting on behalf of private clients, Wiggins Lockett Thompson have secured purchasers and completed the sales of two offices on the Pendeford Office Park, Wolverhampton.


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Konecranes modernise in a busy property market 

9 Jan 18

Acting on behalf of Konecranes Demag UK Limited, Wiggins Lockett Thompson have completed the assignment of the remaining long lease at Albion Road in West Bromwich.


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Ambitious developer HDD bolsters Birmingham team 

8 Jan 18

Development and investment specialist Simon Horan has joined a leading developer of retail led mixed-use schemes at its new Birmingham headquarters.


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£10m investment tops off successful 2017 for start-ups at leading digital campus 

7 Jan 18

The leading location for Birmingham’s digital and tech community saw an upsurge in investment during the last few months of 2017 as companies on the Innovation Birmingham Campus raised over £10m, driving growth and innovative product development…


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Malcolm Hollis relocates Birmingham office to central location 

7 Jan 18

Independent commercial building consultancy Malcolm Hollis has announced the relocation of their Birmingham office.


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Lidl signs up following £4million investment in retail park 

4 Jan 18

Ambitious plans for IM Properties (IMP) new Bromsgrove town centre retail scheme have taken a major step forward, after supermarket giant, Lidl, signed up.


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Five ‘things to watch’ for West Midlands-based businesses in 2018 

4 Jan 18

2018 looks set to be another year of challenges for regional businesses according to business and financial advisers Grant Thornton UK LLP.


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Central Birmingham office market take up figures Quarter 4, 2017 

3 Jan 18

Office take up in quarter four, 2017 in the central Birmingham office market totalled 354,530 sq ft in 49 deals as scheduled in the table below, compiled by the Birmingham Office Market Forum.


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£2million Birmingham office refurbishment underway 

2 Jan 18

Custodian REIT Plc has commenced a £2 million refurbishment of a central Birmingham office building, to ensure it continues to meet the needs of contemporary occupiers.


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What’s in store for the Birmingham property market in 2018? 

2 Jan 18

Cushman & Wakefield gives its predictions on what lies ahead for the Birmingham property market this year: David Tonks, Head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Birmingham office: Reflecting on 2017 it is fair to surmise that the Central Birmingham…


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Pennycuick Collins gears up for increased demand for commercial property space 

2 Jan 18

Independent Birmingham property consultancy Pennycuick Collins is gearing up for a busy 2018 as the firm announces two important changes to its Commercial team.


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University of Warwick Science Park centre manager retires 

1 Jan 18

A new era has begun at two University of Warwick Science Park locations after a long-standing manager retired.


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International consultancy grows team with new Black Country recruits 

1 Jan 18

Global construction, property and management consultant, Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) has grown its team with the appointment of seven Black Country graduates from the University of Wolverhampton.


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Detailed planning application submitted for latest building in Paradise Birmingham 

20 Dec 17

As the £700m transformation of Paradise continues to gain momentum, a planning application has been submitted for One Centenary Way, the next office building proposed for construction on the development in the heart of Birmingham.


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Architects celebrate successful first year of Birmingham office 

20 Dec 17

A year on from opening its first Birmingham office, Midlands architectural practice maber is celebrating a string of successful projects and award wins, and forecasts a bright future in the second city.


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KWB’s perfect deal – all services on one office building 

20 Dec 17

Birmingham independent commercial property agency KWB has sold an office building it previously surveyed, acquired, refurbished, let, managed, cleaned and advised on the business rates, in a series of transactions which involved nearly all…