North East Property News

All the latest property news from Newcastle, Middlesbrough and Sunderland, plus all of Tyne and Wear, Teesside and Durham.

Liberty Living Henley

Henley on brink of buying 1,500 student beds

24 March 2017

Private equity firm Henley is on the verge of snapping up a portfolio of more than 1,500 student beds from Liberty Living for more than £50m, Property Week can reveal.

Durham University

Unite fund makes £34m acquisition in Durham

17 March 2017

Unite Students Accommodation Fund has acquired a £34m asset under development in Durham that will provide a home for 363 students.

Great George Street Leeds

Mipim 2017: Idé Real Estate on pole for Leeds office and hotel scheme

14 March 2017

Leeds City Council has announced Idé Real Estate as the preferred purchaser for three grade II listed building in the city, which will be redeveloped into a hotel and offices.

Wakefield Trinity leisure extension

Sovereign Centros and Orion reveal Wakefield leisure plans

9 March 2017

Sovereign Centros, the UK retail and leisure developer and asset manager, and Orion Capital Partners, have submitted a planning application for a leisure extension at Trinity Walk in Wakefield. 

Hull Uni

Green light for UPP's £130m Hull accommodation proposals

2 March 2017

Plans from University Partnerships Programme (UPP) for a new £130m student accommodation scheme at the University of Hull have received unanimous approval from Hull City Council.

Cobalt Newcastle Building Society

Newcastle Building Society buys up Cobalt flagship

28 February 2017

Newcastle Building Society has purchased the premises it currently leases at 21 Cobalt Park in North Tyneside for an undisclosed price from Highbridge Properties.

West Bar Square Sheffield CGI

Green light for £175m Sheffield mixed-use regen

14 February 2017

Outline planning consent has been granted for Sheffield’s £175m mixed-use West Bar Square development.

IP Investment Management accom

Triple student accom investment for IPIM

13 February 2017

IP Investment Management (IPIM) has increased its stake in the UK student housing market with major investments in Durham, Exeter and Liverpool.



Millennium Bridge

Why Brexit vote could be more of a help than a hindrance

To kick off the new year, Property Week asked our inaugural panel of regional experts to give their forecasts for the North East market in 2017 and, despite the challenges, the outlook is positive.

Cobalt Business Park, North Tyneside

Q&A: North East sets out stall to be UK’s next digital powerhouse

When it comes to the UK’s tech industry, London’s Silicon Roundabout may generate most of the headlines, but Newcastle is coming up fast on the rail.

Left to right: John Seager, David Roberts, Chris Ives and Paul Watson

Building on Sunderland’s heritage to bring about regeneration

In the dying weeks of 2016, the first soil was turned on the Vaux project in Sunderland city centre. But this wasn’t just the start on site of any old project.

Primark Carlisle Lanes

Primark checks into The Lanes for largest Carlisle opening since 2000

The Lanes Shopping Centre in Carlisle has added a brand new Primark to its 70-strong set of outlets in the city’s largest store opening since 2000.

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With Crosslane, Amiri Capital & UPP all involved in major student accommodation deals this week, is the sector set to eclipse its record £5.7bn-worth of annual deals in 2017?