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.

Phil Carlin chair of Andy Street Business Advisory Group

West Mids Mayor appoints industry leader to new role

11 September 2017

West Midlands metro mayor Andy Street has appointed regeneration specialists Seven Capital’s managing director Phil Carlin to head up a new business advisory group.

Royal Mail hub bought by Tritax for £32.7m

7 September 2017

Tritax Big Box REIT has bought a Royal Mail distribution centre in the West Midlands for £32.7m, in a deal reflecting a net initial yield of 6.1%.

Buccleach Bescot Crescent

Buccleuch buys up Walsall industrial

6 September 2017

Buccleuch Property has invested in two warehouse units at Bescot Crescent, located opposite the Bescot Retail Park and near Walsall FC’s Bescott Stadium.

Walsall Waterfront

Kier signs four restaurants at Walsall Waterfront

21 August 2017

Kier Property has signed up four new food and beverage brands at its £65m Walsall Waterfront scheme in the West Midlands.

Prologis to spec build at Fradley

21 August 2017

Prologis and joint venture partner Wittington Investments have announced that they will speculatively develop a 213,482 sq ft distribution centre at Prologis Park Fradley in the West Midlands.

Ryecroft Stoke on Trent

HDD and U+I plan Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre revamp

21 August 2017

Henry Davidson Developments (HDD) and U+I have submitted plans for a student accommodation, retail and leisure scheme in the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Burton Gateway

St Modwen signs first letting at Burton park

18 August 2017

St Modwen has secured the first letting at its 1m sq ft industrial and distribution scheme Burton Gateway commercial business park in Burton-on-Trent.

Birmingham Premier Inn Standard Life

Standard Life acquires Birmingham Premier Inn

17 August 2017

Standard Life Assurance has acquired the 152-bed Premier Inn in Birmingham hotel for £26.5m from a syndicate of private investors represented by Downing.

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Paradise Birmingham

How Paradise Birmingham is taking shape

Paradise isn’t a word often associated with Britain’s second city, but it is hoped that soon Paradise Birmingham, one of the most significant office-led projects in the city’s history, will be something of the sort for the city centre workers who occupy it.

Dudley, West Midlands

Council-led plan sets Dudley on the right path

In 2014, Dudley was named the worst place to shop in the UK in a ‘vitality index’ of 500 locations compiled by retail specialist Harper Dennis Hobbs (HDH).

Edgbaston Stadium

Patrizia UK takes guard with BTR scheme next to Edgbaston ground

At the beginning of August, Patrizia UK exchanged on four acres of land beside Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s Edgbaston Stadium. The UK arm of the German-based residential giant plans to build 375 build-to-rent (BTR) homes with a gross development value of around £85m.

Flaxmill Maltings, Shrewsbury

Historic England set to transform flax mill into commercial space

The gleaming skyscrapers that signal the ambitions of global cities trace their origins to a five-storey former flax mill in Shrewsbury, which is currently being returned to its days as a commercial hub with a £20m restoration.

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