West Midlands Property News

All the latest property news from the West Midlands, including Birmingham, Coventry, Solihull, the Black Country and all of Warwickshire, Staffordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire.

Tamworth St Modwen

St Modwen gets green light for Tamworth industrial scheme

16 January 2017

St Modwen has been given the go-ahead for 800,000 sq ft of development on a 35 acre site in Tamworth, east of junction 10 of the M42.

John Lewis, Worcester Woods

Land Securities raises white flag in Worcester retail battle

13 January 2017

Land Securities is considering an alternative scheme in Worcester after conceding defeat in its efforts to develop a £150m retail park anchored by John Lewis on the outskirts of the town.

Cathedral Square Salmon Harvester

Salmon Harvester secures Worcester's biggest let in seven years

11 January 2017

Salmon Harvester Opportunity Fund (SHOF) has agreed a deal with homeware and household goods retailer Wilko at Worcester’s Cathedral Square.

45 London Road Reigate CLS

CLS snaps up five UK offices

11 January 2017

Investor CLS holdings has acquired five office properties in  the South East and Birmingham for £31.4m from a private investor.

Gateway Park

Freight forwarder lands at Birmingham industrial park

10 January 2017

International freight forwarder W.E. Deane has taken 7,307 sq ft of space to open a new warehouse at Birmingham’s Gateway Park.

Howdens Warth Park

Tritax forward-funds £100m shed facilities

23 December 2016

Tritax Big Box REIT will provide £101.8m of forward funding for Roxhill’s development of two new distribution warehouse facilities at Warth Park in Raunds, Northamptonshire.

St Paul's Square

Bridges sells Midlands SME offices

16 December 2016

Bridges Ventures has sold all the units in two Midlands-based SME office buildings after carrying out comprehensive refurbishment works.

Kensington House

Student housing scheme in Birmingham sold for £13.3m

13 December 2016

Birmingham Properties Group has sold a student housing scheme to Investra for £13.3m, reflecting a net initial yield of 6.6%.

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Simpsons Restaurant, Edgbaston

Birmingham transforms itself into an international foodie hotspot

Anyone looking for a meal out in Birmingham will find themselves a lot more spoilt for choice these days. And that’s just picking which Michelin-starred establishment they fancy (there are five at the moment, if you’re counting).

i10, Wolverhampton

Wolverhampton pumps fuel into Midlands engine

Wolverhampton has often had to play second fiddle to its bigger neighbour Birmingham, but plans are afoot to ensure the city holds its own as part of the new West Midlands city region.

Mill Green, Cannock

Premium shopping outlet to transform former coal valley

Planning permission for the creation of a new premium outlet shopping destination in the West Midlands was granted to development partners U+I and Rioja Developments in September.

Graph - West Midlands industrial investment volumes

Squeeze on grade-A space puts development back on the agenda

One investment market firmly brushing off any Brexit worries in the West Midlands is the industrial sector, where investment volumes are already 5% above the full-year total for 2015, and 59% up on the annual long-term average.

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