New-to-Market

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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Guides

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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Area guide: Liverpool - England

Today, Liverpool’s bohemian creative scene is flourishing with areas such as the Baltic Triangle and Ropewalks attracting innovative businesses. You’ll find quirky eateries, boutique shops, creative companies and music venues dotted about both districts.

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Inspirations

5 fantastic commercial properties in Bolton

Bolton is the fastest growing economic destination in the Manchester city region and is ranked one of the best places in the UK to start a new business. A host of global companies in banking, electronics and food sectors have chosen this city to set up their headquarters, as it is ideal for businesses seeking an accessible UK base.

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

With regular transport links running from Manchester through to the town centre, Stockport is a fantastic location for businesses to base. With new investment into the town’s rejuvenation projects and fast growing social scene, Stockport is fast becoming an attractive location for professionals and families.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Canary Wharf

Home to 150,000 workers, Canary Wharf is home to one of the United Kingdom’s two international financial centres. In addition to an estimated 1.5 million square metres of office space, Canary Wharf is also a popular tourist destination and offers a popular urban culture, with vibrant nightlife.

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Guides

Renting an office space checklist

Finding the perfect office is a complicated business. Besides the big things like location, size of office, and local amenities, there are lots of details that can easily be overlooked when you’re being shown round a property, and questions you might wished you’d asked while you were there.

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Area guides

Area guide: Barking - London

Now Barking is in the midst of one of the largest regeneration projects anywhere in London, a £2 billion 10-year masterplan that includes some 6,000 new homes and a raft of commercial developments including retail, office and entertainment space.

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Inspirations

5 exciting commercial properties in Kingston-upon-Hull

Kingston-upon-Hull is usually called by its simpler name, Hull. This east Yorkshire city was founded as a major port for the wool trade and has since been used as part of the fishing, whaling, trading and military supply industries.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Doncaster – highlights from w/c 29th April

Doncaster is particularly well connected. It’s just off the A1 and close to both the M18 and M62, which provide easy links to Sheffield, Leeds, Hull and cities in the south.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Bloomsbury – highlights from w/c 29th April

Bloomsbury in the east of London is a stylish part of the capital. Boasting rows of Regency architecture and home to the British Museum, it is a stately, elegant area just east of Fitzrovia and near Kings Cross and St Pancras stations.

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Area guides

Area guide: Bradford - England

Home to two UNESCO labels, Bradford is a historic city with a rich cultural heritage. Over the years, it has been home to celebrated writers and artists, and is now listed as an UNESCO City of Film for its contribution to the creative industry.

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The Pros and Cons of Leasing vs. Buying Office Space

One of the first decisions you need to make before you find your business premises is whether to rent or take the plunge and buy.

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Inspirations

5 historic commercial properties in Newcastle-upon-Tyne

This large city in the North East has a lot going for it. As a member of the Core Cities Group, it is a major hub for business and industry, and it also benefits from an enviable blend of history and contemporary culture.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Blackwall – highlights from w/c 22nd April

Although Blackwall is primarily a residential area, some businesses have branched out to the district thanks to its close proximity to the financial hub, Canary Wharf.

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New on the market: New commercial properties to let in Sunderland – highlights from w/c 22nd April

Sunderland is located just ten miles from Newcastle-upon-Tyne and 12 miles from Durham. With an established port, it played a big part in salt and coal trading as well as shipbuilding, which thrived for years. Over the centuries, its industry has transitioned to the automotive, science and technology sectors.

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Do You Need to Rent Office Space as a Freelancer?

Research from the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed (IPSE) shows a steady increase in the number of people working for themselves, with 4.8 million British people now officially self-employed.

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Area guides

Area guide: Barbican - London

Superbly well-connected, with two major overground stations in the immediate vicinity, unsurprisingly Barbican has attracted myriad businesses from all sectors. Every day thousands of commuters and visitors are drawn to the area by the plethora of shops, offices, restaurants and bars that have sprung up in Barbican in the past 20 years.

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For CRE Professionals

5 ways to make your commercial properties stand out

With so many commercial properties for sale and to let across the UK, how do you cut through the noise and get yours noticed? It’s easy to see why great properties get left behind, simply because another one looks better online.

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For CRE Professionals

Property search habits revealed

Digital search has opened up the world of property. With a huge number of properties marketed side by side, tenants have an overview of the entire market. They have the power to search for exactly what they want in their own time.

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For CRE Professionals

How Instant Office and Realla work together to drive more online enquiries

In today’s competitive market environment, the first battle is often to be seen at all. Optimising your website for search engine queries and using paid search to generate leads and publicity can often be the difference between driving growth and plateauing.

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Searching for office space – how it’s all changed

Most UK businesses are now operating online, whether it’s a small café with a website to show their menu or a large insurance firm looking to provide a seamless customer journey. It’s no surprise that property searches have also become an online experience. But is it the same for commercial property?

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Never miss an opportunity: the importance of lead management

With a wide range of channels that leads can come from, it can be easy for businesses to find themselves with a disjointed approach to lead management. Increasingly companies are looking to create a centralised approach to processing their leads to make sure no opportunity is squandered.

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