Gosia Furmanik

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New-to-Market

New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Elephant and Castle

Elephant and Castle is an area in Southwark, close to the South Bank. Its station is at a major road junction that has been around since the Roman times, and it acts as the centre point to the area. In the 18th century, it became a fashionable Georgian suburb.

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Tenant Guide

Things to Consider Before Renting Retail Space

There are specific aspects to be thinking about when it comes to renting retail space, compared to other forms of commercial property. Some of these are to do with the building itself, and the location, others are in the details of the leasing, the negotiations before you sign a lease, and the specific nature of the market.

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Area guides

Area guide: Bethnal Green - London

Today Bethnal Green is still down to earth, but like most of East London, it has attracted higher-earning professionals, a large migrant population and of course, the hipsters. As a result this diverse neighbourhood has become something of a melting pot, with a richly diverse economy with increasing confidence and a property market to match.

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Area guides

Area guide: Bermondsey - London

Bermondsey, which was severely damaged in the aerial bombing of WWII, is undergoing a renaissance. As well as a growing commercial property sector, boosted by sustained demand for restaurants, bars, shops and offices, Bermondsey is also home to some jewels of the London tourist scene including HMS Belfast, and some of the city’s most interesting museums and cultural attractions.

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Area guides

Area guide: Manchester - England

Manchester is known around the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, which saw it grow at an astonishing rate thanks to textile manufacturing and later the engineering and chemical industries. Financial services companies expanded to the city to support these trades, creating a commercial hub.

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Tenant Guide

Guide to renting commercial property

Whether you’re a retailer looking for a store, or a professional service needing new or expanded office space, renting commercial property is a complex business. As with most things, planning and preparation are the vital factors.

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Inspirations

5 ultra-modern commercial properties in Bloomsbury

Famed for its intellectual institutions and literary connections, Bloomsbury is a highly regarded cultural area in London. It is home to the British Museum, the University of London, the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and Bloomsbury Publishing.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Bolton

Bolton was once one of the largest and most productive cotton spinning hubs in the world, but the service industry makes up a huge amount of its commerce today. Data processing firms, IT companies and call centres are prevalent in the town, but it does still enjoy some manufacturing with paper, textiles and building materials all produced in the town.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Clerkenwell

Once an industrial area of London but now a flourishing creative hub, Clerkenwell is awash with media, design and tech companies – and Sadler’s Wells Theatre. Each year Clerkenwell Design Week brings the area to life with exhibitions, discussions and showroom tours.

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Inspirations

5 stunning commercial properties in Blackwall

Located in Tower Hamlets, East London, Blackwall is a major commercial area on the banks of the Thames. It is close to Canary Wharf, which has helped it evolve from a primarily residential area to a corporate hub. At one time, Blackwall was part of the Port of London and it played a major role in colonisation and shipbuilding.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Kingston upon Hull

Kingston upon Hull, or simply Hull, is a port city in East Yorkshire on the Humber estuary. For centuries, Hull has been involved in the wool trade, fishing, whaling and trading industries. It has since been named as the UK City of Culture, which has brought in an estimated £300m in tourism.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Clapham

Clapham is a trendy area in South West London, bordered by Brixton, Battersea and Balham. It was once a commuter suburb for people working in central London, but it is now a thriving area for businesses to base themselves.

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Area guides

Area guide: Belgravia - London

The Belgravia of today counts some truly exclusive restaurants, hotels, bars and members-only clubs, as well as some of West London’s chicest shopping, and an array of professional services for the wealthy, from banking to architecture to luxury travel agencies.

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Tenant Guide

What to look for when renting office space

There can be much more to renting an office than meets the eye, especially if you’re taking the plunge into leasing for the first time. The decisions you make now will affect the future course of your business in numerous ways not all immediately obvious at the start.

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Area guides

Area guide: Edinburgh - Scotland

A medieval city with a heavy Georgian influence, Edinburgh has a rich heritage and distinctive architecture. In the city centre, you’ll find the castle, winding streets and majestic Neoclassical buildings, while just outside lies the monarch’s resident, Holyrood Palace.

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Inspirations

5 waterside commercial properties in Plymouth

Plymouth is a port city with a large harbour and a rich maritime heritage. People have settled here since the Bronze Age and it has been a major hub for trade for thousands of years. Today, it is known for its gin and major naval base.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Newcastle

This city of contrasts in the north east merges magnificent historic architecture with modern, urban design. Through the years, it has been a key player in the wool trade, coal mining and shipbuilding, and it retains this industrial character.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Chelsea

Chelsea is a prosperous area in West London that’s home to high-end establishments. Fairly central, it offers excellent links across the capital while enjoying its own community feel. Famed for its stately architecture, world-famous football club and magnificent flower show, Chelsea is a big draw for visitors and businesses looking to become part of its exclusivity.

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Tenant Guide

Six tips when renting your first office space

If you’ve never rented an office before, your experience of the property market is probably all based on renting or buying a house. While there are some similarities between the residential and commercial markets, there is more that separates them, and much more to get your head around when you’re starting out on this journey.

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Area guides

Area guide: Bayswater - London

Since as far back as the 19th century, Bayswater has been synonymous with wealth, tourism, fine-dining, and the luxury living. This well-heeled part of West London, adjacent to Notting Hill on one side and Hyde Park on the other, can feel like a world away from central London, despite the fact that it’s only around 10 minutes to Oxford Circus by Tube.

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Inspirations

5 great purpose-built commercial properties in Walsall

Thanks to its close proximity to major roads the M6, M54 and M42, lots of companies choose Walsall for their logistics operations. This popularity has led to a surge in purpose-built commercial properties across the area.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Nottingham

Nottingham's industry lies in lace, bicycles and tobacco, and many of the factories are now converted to make up what is now Nottingham’s creative business hub. Within an hour’s drive of Birmingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Derby and Lincoln, this Midlands city acts as a well-connected base for lots of businesses.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Charing Cross

Charing Cross lies where six major London roads meet. Sandwiched between Trafalgar Square, Embankment, Covent Garden and The Mall, it is considered the true centre of London in many people’s eyes.

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Tenant Guide

Tenant guide: How much is rent for an office space?

The UK economy is both highly diverse and essentially monocentric at the same time. London isn’t just the capital, it is by far the largest city, and has a hugely magnetic effect on the rest of the country economically, politically and culturally.

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Area guides

Area guide: Battersea - London

Battersea is home to one of the most iconic buildings to be found anywhere on the banks of the River Thames, the famous Power Station. Now decommissioned, the old coal-power station is in the midst of a significant phased mixed-use redevelopment, which is not only breathing new life to the listed building itself, but the whole surrounding area.

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