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GVA secures estate regeneration partner for Winstanley and York Road Estates Monday, October 9, 2017 Following the selection of Taylor Wimpey as Preferred Bidder in February this year, Wandsworth Council has signed a Joint Venture agreement for the regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road Estates in Clapham Junction, south-west London. GVA provides new perspective on London with digital 3D modelling Tuesday, October 3, 2017 GVA has unveiled the market’s latest interactive digital 3D model of London which enables users to view London’s current and proposed skyline, and rapidly assess the impact of future property developments using a suite of development apps. Biggest Scottish industrial letting of 2017 wrapped up Monday, October 2, 2017 The largest industrial letting in Scotland this year has seen a packaging firm take 120,000 sq. ft. in the outskirts of Glasgow. Midlands captures almost half of all industrial occupier take-up in the first half of 2017 Thursday, September 28, 2017 Almost half of all big shed industrial-sector real estate activity in the first half of 2017 was fulfilled in the Midlands. Assets and investments: the opportunity for local authorities Thursday, September 28, 2017 The last 18 months has seen the rise in the profile of Local Authorities participating in the real estate investment market. Knowledge is power for Liverpool Thursday, September 28, 2017 As Liverpool’s Knowledge Quarter looks to position itself as a world leading innovation hub, GVA’s Stephen Cowperthwaite discusses how people, not just the physical real estate, will be key to its success. Prestigious investment opportunity in London’s Victoria comes to market Tuesday, September 26, 2017 A rare freehold investment opportunity in London’s prestigious Victoria submarket is being brought to the market, with a guide price of £14 million, subject to contract, by GVA. Major manufacturers increase share of big shed take-up Friday, September 22, 2017 The manufacturing sector has increased its share of big shed take-up during the first half of 2017 says new research from leading real estate adviser GVA. Launching our latest investment report, The Evolution of Long-term Income Tuesday, September 19, 2017 This report provides an insight into the key drivers, challenges and investor considerations in increasingly prevalent long income markets. The evolving office landscape: How a new wave of business requirements is shaping the office market in Northern cities Monday, September 11, 2017 The property landscape is witnessing a change in the office sector; it is rapidly splintering and diversifying into sub sectors to accommodate changing occupier requirements. GVA and PRSim form strategic partnership to provide end-to-end Build-to-Rent service Monday, September 11, 2017 GVA and PRSim have announced a new strategic partnership to provide the first fully integrated Build-to-Rent (BTR) service. How can in-town shopping centres survive and thrive? Tuesday, September 5, 2017 Recent headlines that the equivalent of one shop per day closes on Scotland's high streets made for grim reading, but what's behind this and, more importantly, what can be done to arrest this decline? Major Glasgow office deal underlines strength of investor confidence in Scottish cities Tuesday, September 5, 2017 A prime building in the heart of Glasgow has changed hands in a multi-million-pound deal. GVA secures new home at The Chocolate Factory for Keynsham GP Practice Friday, September 1, 2017 Leading property adviser GVA has helped secure new premises for a GP practice in Keynsham, to be one of the first tenants to move into the newly redeveloped Chocolate Factory in the town. Prestigious gymnastics club acquires new premises for expansion Thursday, August 24, 2017 GVA, the leading property adviser, has secured a deal which will see the prestigious Academy of Gymnastics move into expanded facilities in Portishead, Bristol. GVA instructed to market London's iconic Gherkin Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Leading real estate adviser, GVA has been appointed by Swiss RE as joint adviser to market c. 85,000 sq ft of office space at 30 St Mary Axe. AEW's 40 Queen Square now fully let Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Office space at 40 Queen Square in Bristol is now fully let following a high-quality refurbishment, demonstrating that the city’s historic square remains a big attraction for businesses wanting to be in the heart of the city. Tortworth Estate selects St. Modwen as its partner for the Buckover Garden Village, South Gloucestershire Wednesday, July 26, 2017 The Tortworth Estate has selected St. Modwen, as its partner to deliver the Buckover Garden Village concept. The decision was made following a competitive process involving over 20 expressions of interest from a range of national and regional developers. Agents appointed to promote Yorkshire Energy Park to national and international end users Tuesday, July 18, 2017 Two commercial property agents have been appointed to secure additional national and international end users at the proposed £200 million Yorkshire Energy Park, with the aim of attracting significant inward investment to the Humber region. GVA take to the skies to fundraise for colleague with rare cancer Friday, July 14, 2017 Staff from GVA's Liverpool office will take part in a skydive this summer to raise money for their colleague, Laura Wakefield, whose leg was recently amputated below the knee following the discovery of a rare cancer in her foot. Partner sought for Peabody's Thamesmead waterfront scheme Wednesday, July 12, 2017 GVA has been appointed to source a strategic partner for Peabody’s iconic Thamesmead Waterfront site, in London’s new town, Thamesmead. Seven figure property sale 'spooks' Glasgow Wednesday, July 12, 2017 A townhouse in the centre of Glasgow’s business district has changed hands in a seven-figure deal after being snapped up by a major speculative development and construction firm. British Council for Offices' research reveals urgent need for better office cycling facilities Friday, July 7, 2017 New research published yesterday by the British Council for Offices and launched at leading real estate adviser, GVA reveals UK businesses must offer better facilities for cyclists in light of the government’s ambitious cycling growth targets. GVA delivers innovative procurement for Landsec's London portfolio Tuesday, July 4, 2017 Landsec instructed GVA Acuity to retender its multi-million pound ‘Building Services, Fabric and Energy Performance’ Services contract across its London portfolio. State of the Region 2017 Seminar: The Changing Face of Tyne and Wear Friday, June 23, 2017 GVA along with fellow sponsors Muckle LLP and Turner & Townsend jointly hosted a breakfast seminar on 22nd June at the Tyneside Cinema. The seminar which was attended by 140 clients from the property, development, construction and professional sectors was chaired by Roger Speirs, Regional Senior Director, GVA, Newcastle. GVA appoints new head of North West industrial team Wednesday, June 21, 2017 GVA has appointed Andrew Pexton as head of the North West industrial team at its Manchester office. Lightwater Valley Theme Park sold to Livingstone Leisure Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Popular visitor attraction Lightwater Valley has been sold to attractions operator Livingstone Leisure for an undisclosed sum. GVA Yorkshire brings prime Dewsbury residential opportunity to market Tuesday, June 20, 2017 GVA, the leading UK real estate adviser, has been appointed to market a prime residential opportunity with planning permission for up to 169 houses in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire. The Office of the Future Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Charles Toogood considers what office spaces will look like in the future. GVA buzzing about ecological initiative Tuesday, June 13, 2017 Leading real estate adviser, GVA is buzzing with anticipation as it prepares to deliver thousands of new tenants to three sites that it manages in the UK. GVA General election reaction Friday, June 9, 2017 GVA responds to the UK general election result. The new Metro Mayor needs to create a cohesive region to ensure we retain our status as a major player Wednesday, June 7, 2017 We are all keenly aware that Bristol has regularly outperformed the UK’s economic growth trends. Outlook is positive for the south west region – since 2013 Invest in Bristol and Bath has attracted 110 companies here, creating 3,000 new jobs and contributing £200m to the regional economy. We’ve seen strong market take-up in 2016, 60% up on the previous year. GVA’s Evolving Bristol 2017 report showed that Bristol is expected to outperform both the South West and the UK in terms of economic growth by 2020. Sale of BAE Christchurch office campus Monday, June 5, 2017 Real estate adviser, GVA has successfully disposed of a single let office campus at Grange Road Business Park in Christchurch, Dorset, on behalf of clients of LaSalle Investment Management. Workspaces inspiring a growing sector in the North Monday, June 5, 2017 Stephen Cowperthwaite, regional senior director, outlines why GVA joined the Inspired Spaces North feature for 2017. GVA announces new RSD for its Bristol office Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Leading UK real estate adviser GVA has announced that Gordon Isgrove is appointed to the role of Regional Senior Director in its Bristol office. Jo Davis Heads GVA's National Planning, Development and Regeneration team Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Leading real estate adviser, GVA has announced Jo Davis as its new National Head of Planning, Development & Regeneration (PDR). Evolving Cities: The Changing Face of Birmingham Thursday, May 18, 2017 As many an infrequent visitor to our city has recently been heard to comment, Birmingham has undergone a truly remarkable transformation over the last decade. Buy or lease? GVA explains new changes in lease accounting Tuesday, May 16, 2017 One of the biggest changes in lease accounting standards is on its way and will have implications for businesses who lease their property. Is your development dementia friendly? Tuesday, May 16, 2017 It is well known that creating vibrant communities around managed retail centres makes them more attractive to occupiers, benefits retailers by increasing footfall and enhances their reputation and also improves the customer shopping experience, all of which is intrinsically linked to the protection of capital values. GVA secures planning for World Class sports training centre at Loughborough University Tuesday, May 16, 2017 The Planning, Development and Regeneration (PDR) team at real estate adviser GVA has secured planning permission on behalf of Loughborough University for a new state-of-the art national sports training centre. GVA supports Dementia Awareness Week Friday, May 12, 2017 GVA is supporting Dementia Awareness Week, which runs from Monday 15th May to Friday 19th May. Inspired Spaces North returns to crown the North's most inspired workspaces Thursday, May 11, 2017 The search is on to find some of the North of England’s most inspiring workspaces, as Inspired Spaces North launches for the second year. Full house at The Brewhouse Wednesday, May 10, 2017 One of Bristol’s most innovative office conversions of the last few years, Verve’s Brewhouse, has secured a third tenant, meaning that the building is now fully let. SLR Consulting Ltd has taken space totalling 7,162 sq ft at the city centre Brewhouse, which has led the way in Shoreditch-style conversions in Bristol. Giulia Carbonari, Assistant Consultant at GVA, considers whether facilities managers are ready for Building Information Modelling (BIM)? Tuesday, May 9, 2017 Building Information Modelling (BIM) may not be new to the UK, but there’s certainly still some way to go before we see the process being utilised to its full potential. Leading real estate adviser GVA completes disposal of Private Medicare Ltd to Burlington Care Friday, May 5, 2017 GVA's Health team has recently completed the disposal of Private Medicare Ltd to Burlington Care. The group was sold for an undisclosed sum. GVA secures planning consent for new healthcare centre in Kingsway Wednesday, May 3, 2017 GVA’s primary care team has secured planning consent for a new £3.8m surgery development in Kingsway, Gloucestershire. GVA Yorkshire brings rare freehold warehouse opportunity to market Friday, April 28, 2017 GVA, the leading UK real estate adviser, has been appointed by SNF (UK) to market a rare freehold warehouse on Ripley Close at Normanton. Five year low on regional office take-up figures Friday, April 28, 2017 The latest research from leading real estate adviser, GVA, reveals Q1 2017 office space take-up across the UK’s ‘Big Nine’ regional office markets to be at its lowest level for five years. Commercial property lending markets remain strong Friday, April 28, 2017 De Montfort University’s annual study of the UK’s commercial property lending market reveals that despite the uncertainty caused by the European referendum, 2016 was another positive year for the UK real estate debt markets. Senior promotions bolster GVA's UK offer Friday, April 21, 2017 Leading UK real estate adviser GVA has announced eight Senior Director promotions and twelve Director promotions, strengthening many of its teams across the UK. GVA reacts to May's call for general election Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Leading UK real estate adviser, GVA, responds to Theresa May’s call for a General Election on June 8 2017. Hat trick of office lettings at West Point Row, Bristol Thursday, April 13, 2017 GVA and Colliers International have successfully agreed three new leases on the recently refurbished office space at West Point Row, near the M4/M5 interchange. Charity Event, North East v Yorkshire Property Rugby Festival Thursday, April 6, 2017 Surveyors, fellow professionals and developers active in the North East and Yorkshire property markets got together yesterday to support a North East v Yorkshire Property Rugby Festival at McCracken Park, Gosforth. GVA instructed to bring rare development site to market Friday, March 31, 2017 GVA has been instructed by Fixed Charge Receivers to bring a rare development opportunity in Heaton Chapel to market. Major GVA report highlights Leeds City Region's strengths on global stage Wednesday, March 15, 2017 A new report from leading UK real estate adviser GVA has revealed that Leeds City Region has a key ‘window of opportunity’ to cement its position as one of the world’s most competitive locations for trade and investment. Spectacular Central Docks district unveiled by Liverpool Waters at MIPIM Wednesday, March 15, 2017 The team behind Liverpool Waters have revealed the first glimpse of the new Central Docks neighbourhood at MIPIM, as well as releasing eight new plots for investor development. Optimism upswing at GVA ahead of Article 50 Wednesday, March 15, 2017 Leading UK real estate adviser GVA has reported an upswing in market sentiment within its own senior ranks ahead of the triggering of Article 50. GVA launches timely report on London's workspace Monday, March 13, 2017 Occupier adage moves from Location, Location, Location to ‘LUCK’. GVA Worldwide secures two new affiliates Friday, March 10, 2017 This week, GVA Worldwide established two new affiliated partners covering Croatia, Slovenia and Bulgaria to further expand its position in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and strengthen its wider European network. GVA disappointed by Chancellor's Spring Budget business rates change Wednesday, March 8, 2017 Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his final Spring Budget today, identifying a further £435m cut in business rates and that the government intends to consult on reforms to the business rates revaluation system before the next revaluation in five years’ time. Pumped storage facility at Llanberis can go ahead Wednesday, March 8, 2017 A £160m pumped storage facility in North Wales that will make a significant contribution to the UK’s stability of energy supply, has been given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. GVA launching new Investment Partnerships team Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Leading real estate adviser, GVA is launching a new Investment Partnerships team to spearhead public and private funding opportunities in London and throughout the UK. GVA launches new land and development division in Yorkshire Monday, March 6, 2017 Leading real estate advisory firm GVA has launched a new dedicated Land and Development division in Yorkshire. GVA set to launch Evolving Cities UK at MIPIM 2017 Friday, March 3, 2017 GVA heads to MIPIM 2017 next week to unveil ‘Evolving UK Cities’. Upbeat Midlands property market leads to new appointments at GVA Tuesday, February 28, 2017 The Midlands office of leading commercial real estate adviser, GVA, has expanded its Lease Consultancy team with two new appointments in response to the growing industrial market in the West Midlands. DHL lands at Delta Properties' Central Park, Bristol Friday, February 24, 2017 Following on from a record-breaking 2016, Delta Properties announces that it has signed up DHL as its first 2017 occupier at Central Park, Bristol. UK's real estate finance market to hold its own in 2017 Friday, February 24, 2017 Immediately following the EU referendum, there was a great degree of pessimism surrounding the outlook for the UK economy, UK real estate market and UK real estate finance market. Full steam ahead for savings with GVA Thursday, February 23, 2017 Leading real estate adviser GVA has helped one of the world’s largest ferry operators to save more than £4m in business rates. GVA to provide property management for 54 Hagley Road Wednesday, February 22, 2017 The Property Management team from the Midlands office of leading real estate adviser GVA has been appointed to Birmingham’s landmark 54 Hagley Road. GVA supports Earth Hour Tuesday, February 21, 2017 As part of GVA's sustainability work and commitment to reducing its environmental impact, the leading real estate adviser will be supporting Earth Hour in March. Manchester steals office market scene for Q4 2016 Friday, February 10, 2017 Office take-up across the Big Nine markets in 2016 reached the highest level during Q4. Activity was underpinned by three large city centre deals including Swinton Insurance in Manchester, HMRC in Bristol and Hugh James Solicitors in Cardiff. New motorway junction will further unlock the potential of Avonmouth Thursday, February 9, 2017 The announcement that construction will start this year on the new junction to the M49 is a shot in the arm for the growth of the economy in the South West, says Paul Hobbs, Director at GVA. Connectivity will be critical to delivering housing growth Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Infrastructure and connectivity is going to have a huge impact on how the West of England delivers the new housing required to support economic development. Can new roads make a positive economic difference? Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Paul Hobbs, Industrial Director at GVA talks about the unveiling of Bristol’s new South Bristol Link road and the changes it will make to the commute and growth of the South of Bristol. GVA reacts to long-awaited Housing White Paper Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Leading property adviser, GVA reacts to the Housing White Paper, following its release yesterday on Tuesday 7 February. GVA highlights need for greater diversity across all areas of house building Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Stephen Hollowood, Senior Director in Planning, Development and Regeneration at GVA calls for greater diversity of players, sites and tenures. New look Hadwen Medical Practice underway Monday, February 6, 2017 Redevelopment plans to improve and expand Hadwen Medical Practice were marked by a sod cutting ceremony on site this week. Lisbon South Bay and Liverpool City Region officials meet to share waterfront vision Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Portuguese officials and business leaders travelled to Liverpool to take inspiration from the city’s iconic waterfront developments. GVA sponsors Kisharon charity breakfast raising £45K Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Special needs charity Kisharon raised a record £45,000 at its annual business breakfast, sponsored by leading real estate adviser GVA. GVA strengthens Hotels team with Midlands appointment Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Experienced hotels specialist, James Williamson has joined as a Director at the Midlands Retail, Hotels and Leisure team at leading real estate adviser, GVA. Cardiff market shows positive signs in 2017 despite uncertainty Tuesday, January 31, 2017 Tom Merrifield, Director, GVA in Cardiff, reviews the commercial property market in 2016 and looks forward to 2017. GVA strengthens its regional presence with new cohort in Bristol Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Property adviser GVA has appointed six new members of staff in its Bristol office, heralding an optimistic start to 2017 across its multidisciplinary business. Cycle, Climb and Canoe – Snowdonia Challenge Monday, January 23, 2017 On Monday 23 January, not one but two GVA teams pledged to take part in the grueling Snowdonia Charity Challenge which will take place this summer on Saturday 10 June. Greenwich Leisure Limited acquires FitSpace portfolio Friday, January 20, 2017 FitSpace becomes Better Gym under Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) ownership. GVA plants trees for Rugby Council Thursday, January 19, 2017 On Thursday 12 January, despite the weather warning of rain and snow, ten enthusiastic tree planters from leading real estate adviser GVA set off to plant trees with the Woodland Trust at Freemantle Park in Rugby, a site that Rugby Council manages. This follows some successful tree planting days last year, where GVA planted over 3,750 trees as part of its commitment to the Woodland Carbon mitigation scheme. GVA continues its prominent role in advising on Bristol’s key regeneration sites Tuesday, January 17, 2017 GVA’s Planning team in Bristol are part of the project team working on plans for the regeneration of a pivotal area in Bristol city centre that will provide a much called- for gateway to the city. GVA supports Redrow in delivery of sought-after Birmingham residential site Thursday, January 12, 2017 The Midlands office of leading real estate specialist, GVA has secured a buyer and planning consent for one of Birmingham’s most sought-after residential development sites. Top 10 takeaways from ‘The Stoddart Review: The Workplace Advantage’ Wednesday, January 11, 2017 James Matthews, Sustainability Consultant at GVA discusses The Stoddart Review, which aims to raise awareness among business leaders of the importance of the workplace and real estate as a key performance driver, and summarises its key points. The Range takes shape as an unprecedented year for Central Park draws to a close Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Central Park in Avonmouth has experienced an unprecedented year of activity as the region’s largest ever distribution warehouse – the 1.2 million sq ft building for The Range – begins to take shape on land acquired there earlier in the year. Stellar year for Bristol office market Tuesday, January 3, 2017 Alex Riddell, Associate at commercial property adviser GVA in Bristol predicts another year of growth for the city’s office market Canada Life agrees income strip deal with Portsmouth City Council Monday, December 19, 2016 On behalf of Portsmouth City Council, leading real estate adviser, GVA has agreed an income strip lease deal with Canada Life of the Wightlink Ferry Terminal, Gunwharf Road for just over £73 million. GVA provides property management services to Assay Studios Wednesday, December 7, 2016 GVA’s Midlands office has been appointed to provide a range of services to the redeveloped former Assay Office building in Birmingham city centre. Shaftesbury Theatre London wins at Building Awards Monday, December 5, 2016 The iconic Shaftesbury Theatre, in the heart of London’s West End, has won the ‘Small Project of the Year’ award at the Building Awards 2016. Bristol City Council grants consent for Redcliff Quarter Friday, December 2, 2016 Bristol City Council has granted consent for a major regeneration project in the heart of Redcliffe in Bristol. Detailed plans for the second phase of Redcliff Quarter were given the backing by councillors at committee on 30 November 2016. Healthy central London take up despite wavering post Brexit confidence Monday, November 28, 2016 Whilst the traditionally quiet summer was exacerbated by Brexit uncertainty, Bilfinger GVA’s latest Central London Office Analysis notes that Q3 has seen some strong activity. Student housing supply failing to keep pace with demand Friday, November 25, 2016 GVA’s latest Student Housing report reveals that there is a structural shortfall of purpose built student accommodation (PBSA) in the UK, failing to keep pace with the increasing demand. GVA reacts to the Autumn Statement Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Key spokespeople from across GVA give their reactions to today's Autumn Statement: Estate renewal, infrastructure and housing delivery on GVA’s Head of Public Sector wish list Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Stephen Hollowood, Senior Director and Head of Public Sector at GVA addresses estate renewal in the regions, delivering smaller ‘quick win schemes’ to keep momentum, and doing more to diversify the housing market ahead of today’s Autumn Statement. Reverse punitive rate liability increases - a misnomer that proposals only affect big business Wednesday, November 23, 2016 We call on the government to reverse the proposals for punitive rate liability increases from next April. Broadband fund: investment not sufficient and smarter allocation of broadband speeds (geographically) urgently needed Wednesday, November 23, 2016 As the UK lags behind with some of the slowest internet speed in Europe, Colin Sharp, Senior Director and Head of Telecoms at GVA calls for much larger investment into and smarter allocation. GVA Chief Executive sets out wish list ahead of Autumn Statement. Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive at GVA sets out his wish list comments ahead of Wednesday's Autumn Statement. Permitted Development Rights - Demolition of existing offices to build resi a good call Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Ahead of the Autumn Statement tomorrow, GVA hopes for and would welcome the proposal to allow existing office buildings to be replaced with new residential. Leading real estate adviser GVA calls for more certainty over Northern Powerhouse Tuesday, November 22, 2016 As the Government’s commitment to the Northern Powerhouse comes under scrutiny, Nicola Rigby, Director in Planning, Development and Regeneration at GVA calls for the Chancellor to pick up from his predecessor and clarify how Government will move this agenda forward. GVA urges UK Government to show its hand on City Deals Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Keith Aitken, Senior Director and head of GVA in Scotland calls for Government to stop delaying decisions on City Deals, boosting sentiment and encouraging much needed investment across the UK. Healthcare team at Bilfinger GVA bolstered with new appointment Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has appointed Luke O’Dowd as a Senior Surveyor within its Healthcare team. GVA appoints city office agency director Monday, November 21, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, GVA, has appointed Alasdair Gurry as a new Director in its City office leasing and acquisition team in London. Streets ahead as rare investment opportunity hits market Monday, November 21, 2016 A portfolio consisting of 73 properties spread across two neighbouring residential streets in Leeds has come to the market. Bilfinger GVA's Derick "Le Trek" conquers another Far East Charity Challenge Monday, November 14, 2016 Derick Jackson, Director and Head of Property Management Consultancy at Bilfinger GVA Newcastle has just achieved yet another notable charity challenge on behalf of St Oswald’s Hospice. Leading real estate advisory business announces new name and brand identity Monday, November 14, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, the leading UK real estate advisory business, today became GVA. First tenants sign up after refurbishment at St James Court Thursday, November 10, 2016 St James Court in Great Park Road, Almondsbury, has welcomed its first new tenants following a full refurbishment of both buildings. Arden Cross takes important step forward with appointment of Bilfinger GVA Thursday, November 3, 2016 The Arden Cross Consortium has taken an important step forward in the delivery of its vision for one of the country’s most important strategic development sites, with the appointment of Bilfinger GVA. Bilfinger GVA calls for greater ambition as supporting evidence to Greater Manchester spatial framework is released Tuesday, November 1, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has urged for a more ambitious growth plan following the release of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework’s (GMSF) supporting evidence base today. Director appointed to bolster Bilfinger GVA's South East offices Monday, October 31, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has appointed a new Director in its office agency team in London. For sale: the Springs Golf Club nr Henley on Thames Monday, October 31, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has been instructed to bring the Springs Golf Club in Oxfordshire to the market. This well-presented golf club is being offered for sale by the family who constructed the Club in 1998, and is an ideal leisure lifestyle purchase. Offers in the region of £1.75 million are invited for the freehold property. Bilfinger GVA markets Sapey Golf Club for £1.25 million Friday, October 28, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA is seeking buyers for a family owned Midlands golf club. Bilfinger GVA awarded ‘Public sector asset management partner of the year’ Thursday, October 27, 2016 The team was a finalist in five of the categories in total, including Office and Industrial Managing Agent of the Year, Employer of the Year and Sustainability Award. Oliver Williams, Associate in the Leeds office was also a finalist in the Rising Star of the Year category. Collaboration can make our towns and cities stronger Thursday, October 27, 2016 If you want to be a successful city that attracts investment, what are the ingredients you need? Oktoberfest at the “Palace of Arts” proves to be a Resounding Success Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA and international design practice, Ryder- Architecture joined together for the third year to sponsor Oktoberfest on October 20th at the “Palace of Arts” building, now home to Wylam Brewery, at Exhibition Park, Newcastle. New appointment support full suite of services provided by Bilfinger GVA in the Midlands Wednesday, October 26, 2016 The Midlands office of leading real estate advisor Bilfinger GVA has appointed hotels specialist Philip Gibson as an Associate within the Retail, Hotels and Leisure team. Real estate finance market finds silver lining in referendum cloud Friday, October 21, 2016 “Immediately following the result of the EU referendum, the UK economy, UK real estate market and UK real estate finance market were engulfed in a dark cloud of uncertainty over the outlook for the future of their interlinked markets. Out-of-town markets boost Q3 regional office market take-up Friday, October 21, 2016 Affected by the uncertainty in the run up to the referendum, take-up across the ‘Big Nine’ office city centre markets during Q3 2016 was down 16% on the five year quarterly average, the lowest quarterly total since 2012. Conversely, the out-of-town markets performed better, with take-up above the quarterly average in five of the nine markets. 2017 Revaluation Uncovered Monday, October 17, 2016 Rating specialists urge businesses to check their rateable values Manchester's office market take-up remains above average Friday, October 14, 2016 Manchester's city centre office market has bucked the national trend and has performed above the five-year quarterly average, according to Bilfinger GVA’s latest Big Nine report. Bilfinger GVA looks to the future to support LandAid Day 2016 Tuesday, October 11, 2016 Employees from across Bilfinger GVA’s national network of offices will be looking to the future on Thursday 13th October to support LandAid Day 2016. Freehold disposal of 350,000 sqft Chepstow Industrial Facility completed Monday, October 10, 2016 In one of the largest industrial deals to take place in Wales this decade, the freehold of the circa 350,000 sq ft former Mabey site at Newhouse Industrial Estate in Chepstow has changed hands with Bilfinger GVA and M4 Property Consultants acting for the vendors Mabey Group. Bilfinger GVA contributes South West development debate Monday, October 10, 2016 As market sentiment and activity continues to shift post-referendum, the prospects for development, investment and the consequences for economic growth in the region are to be debated in a Movers and Shakers panel discussion in Bristol on 12th October. Bilfinger GVA reports record End of Year with turnover up 9% Monday, October 10, 2016 Leading UK real estate advisory firm Bilfinger GVA announces a marked rise in turnover to more than £190 million, and a 38 per cent rise in annualised operating profit before exceptional items for the year to 31 December 2015. Bilfinger GVA student wins Women in Property award Thursday, October 6, 2016 A Bilfinger GVA student has won a national property award celebrating women in the industry, beating 86 other nominees to the top spot. Bilfinger GVA hosts Housing and Planning Minister at Conservative Party conference Wednesday, October 5, 2016 As part of the Conservative Conference fringe programme Bilfinger GVA, and the RICS played host to new Housing and Planning Minister, Gavin Barwell. Bilfinger GVA delegation heads to PRS Forum, Edinburgh Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Delegates from leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA are attending the Movers and Shakers PRS Forum in Edinburgh on Thursday 6 October. Bilfinger GVA presents 'Brexit - Four months on' Tuesday, October 4, 2016 On Wednesday 5 October, leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA will present its latest ‘Economic and Property Market Review (EMPR) UK: Post referendum outlook’ at a Brexit Briefing in its London HQ at 65 Gresham Street. Demand for regional office space set to continue Tuesday, October 4, 2016 Demand for regional offices, having returned to pre-recessionary levels over the past three years, will continue, albeit with a short term drop in activity as the market comes to terms with the medium term implications of Brexit. Bilfinger GVA delegation heads to ExpoReal 2016 Monday, October 3, 2016 Bilfinger GVA heads to ExpoReal in Munich today for the 19th international trade fair for commercial real estate and investment. Rating revaluation - Impact on the Midlands Friday, September 30, 2016 It’s been seven years since the last rating revaluation, the point at which the government reviews the level of business rates levied on non-domestic properties. Major business rates hike expected for Central London Thursday, September 29, 2016 Medium-sized retail and independent restaurants to bear brunt Future of London set to deliver cross sector discussion on London post Brexit Wednesday, September 28, 2016 On Thursday 29 September, policy network Future of London (FoL) will hold a cross-sector Brexit briefing assessing the impact the referendum result has had on economic activity in London, and consider how the capital should move forward. Bilfinger GVA appoints new Manchester head as it enters next phase of growth Monday, September 26, 2016 Leading real estate advisory firm Bilfinger GVA has appointed Chris Cheap as its new Manchester office head, effective as of 1 January 2017. GVA Acuity and UCEM secure Breeam 'excellent' Saturday, September 24, 2016 ‘Reuse and replace’ refurbishment of University College of Estate Management, Reading, achieves highest sustainability accolade. Bilfinger GVA strengthens Yorkshire Office with new appointments Friday, September 23, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has made two key additions to its Yorkshire agency team following a period of growth for the leading commercial real estate adviser. RSA Inclusive Growth Commission unveils major new findings on UK economic growth Thursday, September 22, 2016 The latest findings of the RSA’s Inclusive Growth Commission unveiled at major business summit entitled Delivering More Productive Cities, hosted by Bilfinger GVA in partnership with Core Cities UK. Leading agents make sustainability integral to their management services Monday, September 19, 2016 Members of the BBP Managing Agents Partnership, a collaboration of leading agents responsible for managing over 29,000 assets in the UK, will now be including sustainability services as part of their standard property management offering to clients. Landmark £39 million development of Mary Rose Museum completed Wednesday, September 14, 2016 On Wednesday 20 July, the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth opened its doors to the public, displaying uninterrupted views of the renowned Mary Rose ship. The South West has huge opportunities to deliver growth through the knowledge economy Monday, September 12, 2016 The South West has huge opportunities to deliver further growth through the development of the knowledge economy in the region. However, in order to succeed, further emphasis must be placed on ensuring the appropriate infrastructure is in place. Bilfinger GVA announces seven new appointments in Liverpool Thursday, September 8, 2016 Leading property advisor Bilfinger GVA has made seven new appointments at its Liverpool office, including an associate, three senior surveyors and three graduate surveyors. Bilfinger GVA appointed for sale of significant Doncaster development site Tuesday, September 6, 2016 Leading commercial property consultancy, Bilfinger GVA, has been appointed to bring to market a substantial development opportunity in Doncaster. New Pledge to help development and infrastructure better reflect London's diversity Wednesday, August 31, 2016 According to the GLA, “London’s diversity is its biggest asset”, offering a competitive edge internationally and among industry peers. Agents secure sale of two buildings at the Cloisters, Edgbaston Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Leading property advisers Bilfinger GVA working jointly with Cushman & Wakefield have secured the sale of two buildings at The Cloisters in Edgbaston, bringing the scheme up to 50% occupancy. Bilfinger GVA secures sale of prime residential site at Aykley Heads, Durham City Tuesday, August 23, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s, Newcastle Land and Development team, acting on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham has successfully concluded the sale by tender of the former Durham Police Headquarters site at Aykley Heads, Durham City to Persimmon Homes. Bilfinger GVA strengthens corporate solutions team Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has appointed Duncan Good as an Account Director within its Corporate Solutions team. Bilfinger GVA helps to secure Two Smithfield as headquarters for new utilities joint venture Wednesday, August 17, 2016 The Midlands office of leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has helped to secure a new joint venture between blue chip companies Severn Trent and United Utilities as an occupier at Stoke-on-Trent’s landmark Two Smithfield. GVA Acuity launches procurement portal Tuesday, August 16, 2016 GVA Acuity is pleased to introduce its new procurement portal. This online tool will help drive efficiency in the procurement process as well as offer complete transparency at every stage - the absolute cornerstone of any procurement. Build-to-Rent and they will come Monday, August 15, 2016 The past few weeks have seen a number of housing crisis articles blaming the fall in home ownership levels in the UK’s major cities on the imbalance between property prices and incomes. Refurbishment at Queen Square attracts a string of new tenants Wednesday, August 10, 2016 A key Bristol city centre office building has undergone a major refurbishment and has signed up a string of new tenants. Bilfinger GVA seeks buyer to secure legacy for popular Golf and Country Club Tuesday, August 9, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has been appointed to find a purchaser for a highly regarded West Midlands golf and country club. EU Referendum anticipation causes Central London occupier activity slowdown Monday, August 8, 2016 Anticipation of the EU referendum was responsible for a slowdown in occupier activity within the central London office market, during Q2 2016, says leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA. Haringey shortlists six for major Tottenham development Monday, August 8, 2016 The search for a long-term partner to build a new neighbourhood in Tottenham moved closer today as Haringey Council shortlisted six bidders for its £450 million High Road West scheme which will see more than 1,400 new homes built, along with new business space and a major new public square. Post Brexit £3 million Industrial unit sale Monday, August 8, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has sold an industrial unit in Wellingborough near Northampton, for £3 million, reflecting a net initial yield of 7.81% to a private UK investor. Green to Gold highlights 'A need to lead' but Birmingham properties performing well on environmental standards Thursday, August 4, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s sixth Green to Gold survey reveals an urgent need for more action and greater leadership in tackling sustainability requirements in commercial real estate. Bilfinger GVA seals the purrrfect deal Monday, August 1, 2016 Leading commercial property advisers, Bilfinger GVA, have successfully acquired Manchester’s first ever ‘cat café’ on behalf of Cat Café Manchester Ltd. Brexit Update – Implications for Real Estate Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Brexit has created upheaval in Westminster, with the UK’s political landscape in flux and a new prime minister in power. Referendum uncertainty fuels drop in Q2 Regional office take-up Monday, July 25, 2016 Take-up throughout the Big Nine office markets during the second quarter was 3% below the five year quarterly average according to Bilfinger GVA’s latest quarterly report. Bilfinger GVA publishes 2015 Corporate Responsibility report Friday, July 22, 2016 Leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA has published its 2015 Corporate Responsibility (CR) Report, providing an overview of its CR business model and setting out its three year responsible business plan, with six strategic goals to be accomplished by 2019. Bilfinger GVA's Planning team grows in response to strong regional market Tuesday, July 19, 2016 A raft of recent promotions and new hires in the planning team at the Midlands office of Bilfinger GVA continues to demonstrate the strength of the property market in the region. Associate appointment boosts Bilfinger GVA's Acuity team Monday, July 18, 2016 Leading property advisor, Bilfinger GVA has appointed Garrett Pierce as an Associate in its Acuity team. Woodlands Manor Golf Club for sale Thursday, July 14, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA is instructed to bring Woodlands Manor Golf Club, West Kingsdown, near Sevenoaks to the market. A guide price of £1.75 million is being quoted for the freehold property, which extends to 55 hectares (137 acres). Strength of real estate investment in the West Midlands highlighted at WMCA's forum for growth despite economic uncertainty Thursday, July 14, 2016 The West Midlands has seen a strong first half of the year, putting the region in a good position to weather any potential volatility as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the EU. Bilfinger GVA appoints new Senior Heads Monday, July 11, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has appointed three new senior heads in London, effective from 1 July 2016. Long term ambition needs short term action Thursday, July 7, 2016 According to the latest research on the Northern Powerhouse, short term investments or project delivery is vital to ensuring medium to long term success of the much vaunted Northern Powerhouse initiative. Why Central Park proves a pull for occupiers Thursday, July 7, 2016 With 117 acres sold in the last six months and construction shortly to commence on 2.4 million sq ft of warehouse space, Central Park at Weston Approach, Avonmouth, is proving an unprecedented success. Positive outcome on devolution is a critical milestone for our city region Monday, July 4, 2016 Jo Davis, Regional Senior Director at Bilfinger GVA in Bristol comments on the decision of Bristol City, South Gloucestershire and Bath & North East Somerset’s decision to accept the government’s offer on the devolution deal: Sir Bob Kerslake urges Government to devolve more powers to new Mayor and London Boroughs Friday, July 1, 2016 Lord Kerslake has considered the impact of the 2016 Housing and Planning Act and highlighted the need for new sources of private and public investment to help deliver the necessary 500,000 homes that the capital requires over the course of the next decade. Bilfinger GVA Property Management team recognised for customer service approach Friday, July 1, 2016 The Property Management team at leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA picked up three awards and one commendation at the RealService Best Practice Group (RSPBG) Awards in Westminster on Tuesday 28 June. Sir Bob Kerslake addresses delivering successful London neighbourhoods Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Continuing its successful Evolving London series of events, leading property advisor, Bilfinger GVA is hosting the next in the series, London’s neighbourhoods – delivering a successful approach, on Wednesday 29 June at The Kings Fund, London. Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth for sale Monday, June 27, 2016 The Hotels and Leisure team at leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been instructed on the sale of the freehold for The Royal Beacon Hotel, Exmouth, Devon by client Tim Dolder Joint LPA receiver at Opus Restructuring LLP, Joint LPA Receiver of The Royal Beacon Hotel. EU Referendum: Bilfinger GVA responds to vote Friday, June 24, 2016 Leading UK real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has responded to today’s EU Referendum vote to leave the European Union as a “significant market challenge” but that it is well placed to respond to the adjustments that this vote presents. PRS development site in East London sold to Patrizia Monday, June 20, 2016 Trocoll House in East London has been acquired by Patrizia UK for the development of a 28-storey tower with detailed planning consent in place for 198 Build to Rent (“BTR”) units. Delta Properties' Central Park, Bristol signs up Davies Turner plc Monday, June 20, 2016 In its fourth significant deal in five months and its second in the last week, Delta Properties’ announces that it has signed up yet another occupier to its scheme at Central Park, Bristol. Morley Glass takes a shine to Leeds 27 Industrial Estate Thursday, June 16, 2016 Following several years of sustained growth, Morley Glass is expanding to larger premises in a deal led by commercial real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA. Waterfront investment is crucial part of Northern Powerhouse Thursday, June 16, 2016 City leaders from across the Northern Powerhouse will gather today (June 16th) at an international forum to discuss the importance of waterfront investment. Leeds city centre building sold following 'strong interest' Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Leading UK commercial real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has advised Aberdeen Asset Management on the sale of a Leeds city centre building occupied by Argentinian eaterie Gaucho. Knowledge Economy will be driver of Midlands Engine but science sector has room to grow Friday, June 10, 2016 The Midlands Engine will thrive through ongoing investment in the region’s knowledge economy, although it could benefit from additional funding in the science sector according to a report from leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA. The London Real Estate Forum Friday, June 10, 2016 We're delighted to be attending The London Real Estate Forum and sponsoring the Opening Reception on Monday 13 June. Sale of Dumbarton Harbour sites a boost for regeneration and jobs Wednesday, June 8, 2016 The sale of two large adjoining sites at Dumbarton Harbour for residential and commercial development will boost the number of temporary and permanent jobs in the town as well as contribute to the regeneration of the wider Dunbartonshire area. Haringey seeks partner for major development opportunity at High Road West Wednesday, June 1, 2016 On Wednesday 1 June 2016 Haringey Council will invite potential partners to enter into a competitive tender process to secure the development partner role in delivering a major development opportunity across the 11 hectare (27 acre) High Road West regeneration area in North Tottenham. 2016 LandAid 10k sets sights on record fundraising figure Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Now in its 20th year, LandAid’s annual 10k challenge moves to Clapham Common, looking to raise £100,000 for charity. Fintech - property lending in a riskier world Tuesday, May 31, 2016 Attending a conference in Frankfurt recently I was treated to an enlightening presentation on the exponential pace of technological change in business. Yorkshire office prolific with promotions Monday, May 30, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, the leading commercial property adviser, has made a number of senior promotions at its Yorkshire office following a successful year both regionally and nationally. Key appointments bolster Bilfinger GVA's Planning and Financial Consulting capabilities Friday, May 27, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has significantly strengthened its Planning and Financial Consulting capabilities with two Director level appointments in the London office. Green to Gold highlights 'A need to lead' Friday, May 27, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s sixth Green to Gold survey reveals an urgent need for more action and greater leadership in tackling sustainability requirements in commercial real estate. Bilfinger lands new letting with Jet2 Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Leading UK commercial real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has successfully let a substantial unit at Leeds Bradford Airport, on behalf of Learmonth Property Investment Company.The 54,866sq ft unit has been taken by airline Jet2.com, to expand its presence at Yorkshire’s largest airport. Commercial property lending markets continue signs of recovery Wednesday, May 25, 2016 De Montfort University’s annual study of the UK’s commercial property lending market reveals confidence has returned as new loan originations hit a post-crisis high and value of outstanding loan books saw its first increase since 2008. Bristol can expect a strong run well into quarter two Tuesday, May 24, 2016 The 81,200 sq ft letting at Bridgewater House to EDF Energy in Bristol city centre helped push the city’s quarterly take-up well over its five-year quarterly average, according to Bilfinger GVA’s latest Big Nine Report. Bilfinger GVA calls for Cycle Route Revolution Monday, May 23, 2016 By creating or improving existing cycle lanes and infrastructure in London and in cities throughout the UK, a greater talent pool for businesses will emerge, public realm and a sense of place will be greatly improved, shortcomings in existing public transport can be supported and air quality improved. Property Management Consultancy awarded Investors in Excellence certification Monday, May 23, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s Property Management Consultancy team has been awarded the prestigious Investors in Excellence Standard certification. Major deals expected to accelerate Manchester office market take up in Q2 Thursday, May 19, 2016 Significant pending deals are expected to strengthen Q2 figures in the Manchester office market, according to a Bilfinger GVA report. Bilfinger GVA bolsters Real Estate Finance team Tuesday, May 17, 2016 Leading real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has appointed Ben Fruhman as an Associate in its Real Estate Finance team. Largest healthcare project in Ireland's history unveiled Monday, May 16, 2016 Last week, the Irish Planning Authority responsible for Strategic Infrastructure Development, An Bord Pleanála, granted planning permission for the National Paediatric Hospital development in Dublin, which will be the largest single healthcare development in the history of the state. No prime rental growth in West End for first time in six years Thursday, May 12, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has released its latest Central London Office Analysis, revealing that for the first time in over six years there has been no quarterly prime rental growth across the West End market. Promotions at Bilfinger GVA, Bristol Tuesday, May 10, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has announced four promotions in its Bristol office as it looks to bolster and strengthen its client-facing teams during a period of sustained growth. Regional take-up sees strongest Q1 since 2008 Monday, May 9, 2016 Regional office take-up across the Big Nine markets has witnessed the strongest start to the year since prior to the economic downturn. North West Business Parks perform strongly despite mixed picture Thursday, May 5, 2016 Take-up on business parks amounted to 2.1 million sq ft, 9% below the five-year six-monthly average, during the second half of 2015, according to Bilfinger GVA’s latest bi-annual Business Parks Report. New Living Wage set to cost businesses £2.1 billion this year Thursday, May 5, 2016 The new national living wage (NLW), as announced in the post-election Budget in 2015 is set to cost UK businesses as much as £2.1 billion this year, reports Bilfinger GVA in its ‘Property and the National Living Wage’ brief. 29 Associate promotions at Bilfinger GVA Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has announced 29 promotions to Associate level this week in a move that further bolsters and strengthens its client-facing teams following its raft of Senior Director and Director promotions at the start of Q2. Bilfinger GVA submits Green Belt planning application to support Redditch housing supply Wednesday, May 4, 2016 Leading real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA has submitted a duplicate planning application to Bromsgrove and Redditch councils for the delivery of a new development of 2,800 homes. Mixed picture for UK Business Parks Friday, April 29, 2016 Take-up in business parks amounted to 2.1 million sq ft, 9% below the five-year six-monthly average, during the second half of 2015 according to Bilfinger GVA’s latest bi-annual Business Parks Report. New appointment to Bilfinger GVA Midlands Offices team Friday, April 29, 2016 The Midlands office of real estate adviser Bilfinger GVA has appointed James Walters as an Associate in its commercial offices team. Bilfinger GVA bolsters Property Management team Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has made three senior appointments to its Property Management Consultancy team, strengthening its offer to clients. Strong distribution and manufacturing take-up bolstered by heavy Midlands demand is driving new industrial trends Wednesday, April 27, 2016 The UK industrial and distribution market saw strong occupier demand throughout 2015, with take-up of modern units over 100,000 sq ft in the Midlands of 9.2 million sq ft, an 18% increase on the five year average. Bilfinger GVA lets Edinburgh west end townhouse Monday, April 25, 2016 One of Scotland’s foremost property advisers, Bilfinger GVA, has let a fully refurbished townhouse in Edinburgh’s west end to Robinson Medical Recruitment (RMR). Nine promotions demonstrate strong markets for Midlands Bilfinger GVA team Monday, April 25, 2016 The Midlands office of real estate adviser Bilfinger has made nine promotions to Director and Senior Director. A Shore thing for Bilfinger GVA and Colliers International Friday, April 22, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has been jointly instructed with Colliers International on the sale of The Shore View Hotel in Eastbourne, East Sussex on behalf of their client, Palmer Capital. JV goes for SCAPE's Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework Thursday, April 21, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, Faithful & Gould, Arcadis and Grant Thornton have formed a JV in its bid to secure a position as a single supplier for four years on the Built Environment Consultancy Services (BECS) framework, operated by Scape. Martin Davis joins Bilfinger GVA as Hotel and Leisure Director Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has bolstered its hotels and leisure team with the recruitment of a highly experienced property director to join the Manchester team. Bilfinger GVA wins Industrial Team of the Year award Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s leading national Industrial Agency team won the ‘Industrial Team of the Year’ award at the annual Property Awards, hosted by Property Week at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London last night. Bilfinger GVA annouces five Director promotions in Scotland Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has announced promotions for two senior directors and three directors in Scotland as it continues to bolster its client-facing teams. Confidence high in Glasgow's industrial market Monday, April 18, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s latest Industrial Intelligence report shows that the industrial lettings market in Glasgow is performing well with noticeable growth in demand across all size ranges. Although the recent announcement that empty industrial property in Scotland is now subject to a 90% empty property rates levy has taken the market by surprise, Craig Semple, Bilfinger GVA’s Senior Surveyor and Industrial specialist within Business Space Agency, says the recent changes also offer opportunities. Last piece of the jigsaw for the north side of Bristol harbourside Monday, April 18, 2016 The last remaining piece of the regeneration jigsaw on the north side of Bristol’s Harbourside is about to be slotted into place, as the sale of the former Canon’s Marsh Gasworks site on Anchor Road is completed. 39 Director promotions at Bilfinger GVA Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has announced 17 promotions to senior director and a further 22 promotions to director this week as it looked to bolster and strengthen its client-facing teams. 'No one-size-fits-all for estate renewal', says Bilfinger GVA Chief Executive Tuesday, April 12, 2016 On Friday 8 April, Gerry Hughes, Chief Executive at Bilfinger GVA spoke at a breakfast panel event at New London Architecture (NLA), Store Street, London, on ‘Delivering successful estate renewal in London.’ Industrial market looking positive for occupiers and investors Friday, April 8, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s latest Industrial Intelligence report shows that the availability of big sheds has also increased for the first time in a number of years as speculative development responds to the supply shortage. Bilfinger GVA secures lease extension for global logistics company at Mackdown Lane, Kitts Green Thursday, April 7, 2016 Leading UK real estate advisor Bilfinger GVA has secured a lease extension to international logistics company, PGS Global, at Mackadown Lane, Kitts Green. Bilfinger GVA supports plans for Clydebank to get the green light Wednesday, April 6, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, one of Scotland’s foremost commercial property advisors, has welcomed the unanimous approval by West Dunbartonshire Council of plans for a major housing and retail development on the 23 hectare site of the former John Brown shipyard in Clydebank. London office market more complex than ever Tuesday, April 5, 2016 The market dynamics influencing the central London office market are more complex than ever before due to a range of political, infrastructural, fiscal and regulatory factors. Bilfinger GVA secures lettings on final floorspace at Victoria Square House Monday, April 4, 2016 Leading property advisor Bilfinger GVA has secured the final deal to ensure the full letting of Victoria Square House. Overseas interest remains strong, but UK institutions are most prominent investors in central Birmingham assets Monday, April 4, 2016 UK institutions have been the most prominent investors in the Birmingham office market, accounting for over 58% of the value of transactions in 2015, according to the latest Who Owns Central Birmingham report. Bilfinger GVA appointed to let high profile Stoke-On-Trent office building Tuesday, March 29, 2016 The offices team of leading UK commercial real estate adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been appointed as sole letting agent on a landmark office building in Stoke-on-Trent. New head of consulting boosts Bilfinger GVA's Acuity offer Thursday, March 24, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has significantly bolstered its Acuity team, appointing Martyn Hayward as a new Director and Head of Consulting. Martyn will be responsible for further developing the independent and integrated consultancy solutions for the company’s corporate, investor and public sector clients across the UK and Europe. We need to build new homes in the right places urges study Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Government must monitor policy impact on housing growth patterns. Former Birmingham City Council finance man takes new role at Bilfinger GVA Monday, March 21, 2016 Former Birmingham City Council finance manager, James Dair has joined the Midlands office of leading property advisor, Bilfinger GVA. The City of London, CPA and Bilfinger GVA to address SME dynamics in the Square Mile Thursday, March 17, 2016 At 1030 – 1100 on Thursday 17 March, Tony Joyce, Senior Director in City Offices Agency at Bilfinger GVA will speak at the, ‘SME Dynamics in the City of London’ panel session in Auditorium K at MIPIM. Northern England's power brokers convene in Cannes Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Northern England's city leaders and brokers met at Mipim, the annual global real estate summit in Cannes today, to present to a packed out audience of some 350 delegates in the Grand Auditorium of the Palais de Festivals, on how the government-backed Northern Powerhouse initiative could benefit UK plc. Bilfinger GVA launch Glasgow Developer map at MIPIM Wednesday, March 16, 2016 Bilfinger GVA (BGVA), one of Scotland’s foremost commercial property advisors, has launched its Glasgow city centre development pipeline map at MIPIM, one of the world’s largest property market events, at a business event in Cannes today. The BGVA Map summarises the key opportunities in the city centre for development as well as the peripheral areas around Glasgow. These are now set for major improvement and economic growth under the recently announced City Deal with BGVA endorsing these proposals as well today. Bilfinger GVA and BPF to urge Europe's leading funds to invest in UK regions Tuesday, March 15, 2016 Leading commercial real estate advisor Bilfinger GVA and The British Property Federation (BPF) will host a private UK Investment Breakfast for Europe’s largest real estate companies, institutions, investors and fund managers at 0830 on Wednesday 16 March at The Carlton Hotel at MIPIM in Cannes. European city leaders assemble to present waterfront ambitions Tuesday, March 15, 2016 City leaders and senior representatives from Hamburg, Rotterdam, Oslo, Liverpool and Belfast will convene at Mipim in Cannes this week to discuss how each city is leveraging the value of their respective waterfronts. City leaders unlock potential of Northern Powerhouse Tuesday, March 15, 2016 At 1430 – 1530 in the Grand Auditorium, Palais des Festivals, Mark Rawstron, Regional Senior Director at Bilfinger GVA, will discuss The Northern Powerhouse, accompanied by a number of the UK’s city leaders. Bilfinger GVA new chief kicks off MIPIM 2016 Monday, March 14, 2016 On Tuesday 15 March, newly appointed Chief Executive at Bilfinger GVA, Gerry Hughes, will speak at MIPIM 2016 at the opening panel discussion on the London Stand. Bilfinger GVA revs up for MIPIM 2016 Thursday, March 10, 2016 Bilfinger GVA heads to the Côte d'Azur next week for MIPIM 2016, the annual international real estate summit in Cannes, with a delegation of over 30 mainly Senior Directors. Housing leaders call for London exemptions to Housing Bill Tuesday, March 8, 2016 Central government and London’s incoming mayor could unlock significant housing and place-making potential if they can agree basic parameters for estate renewal in the capital – without resorting to a blanket demolish-and-rebuild approach – according to a group of London’s most experienced housing leaders. Lead development partner sought for prominent Alton estate Monday, March 7, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, on behalf of London Borough of Wandsworth, has launched a tender competition to select a delivery partner for the Alton Estate regeneration project; a landmark 17 acre development opportunity in Roehampton, London. A new planning regime in Wales Wednesday, March 2, 2016 We have seen the dawn of a new planning regime in Wales, as Welsh Ministers seek to reform the planning process to deliver a system that is fair, resilient and enables development. The latest reform will mean that, as of 1st March 2016, planning applications for nationally significant projects will be made directly to Welsh Ministers rather than local planning authorities. How is the idea of a green city driving the urban environment? Wednesday, March 2, 2016 Over the last decade, ‘green’ has become a notion intrinsically rooted in the mind-set of developers and urban planners. City residents now crave the best of both worlds, combining the varied amenities of a city with the green spaces and clean air of a more rural setting. Plans for Wales' largest solar farm submitted Monday, February 29, 2016 A planning application has been submitted for the largest solar farm to be built in Wales. Plans for the 49.9MW scheme at Llanbadrig in Anglesey have been submitted on behalf of Countryside Renewables (North Anglesey) Ltd by Bilfinger GVA. Bilfinger GVA appoints new Chief Executive Monday, February 22, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, one of the UK’s largest commercial property advisers, part of Bilfinger SE, the global service and engineering group, announces the appointment today of Gerry Hughes as its new Chief Executive. Bilfinger GVA boosts its Business Consultancy team with trio of appoinments Wednesday, February 17, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s Manchester Business Consultancy team has been strengthened with three new appointments, following a period of growth. Odeon Cinemas work completed close to Dublin city centre Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Bilfinger GVA is set to deliver almost 3,500 seats and 22 screens inside a raft of Odeon Cinemas across the UK over the next 12 months. Key appointment at Bilfinger GVA to lead RBS account and corporate services Tuesday, February 16, 2016 Following Bilfinger GVA’s appointment to advise the Royal Bank of Scotland across its entire £6.2bn occupied property portfolio in the UK and Eire, the leading real estate consultancy has appointed a key Senior Director to lead the account and the continued development of our wider corporate services capability. Serviced office providers stole the show in 2015 Tuesday, February 16, 2016 The latest Central London Office Analysis by Bilfinger GVA reveals significant demand for space from serviced office providers during the last year (1.5 million sq ft), accounting for 15% of take-up for the entire year. Tempered viability and moderated growth, but construction output still rising Monday, February 15, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s Q1 2016 Construction Outlook report reveals moderated yet positive forecast for development activity and construction output over the medium term. WeWork's arrival in Paddington marks biggest letting this year Thursday, February 11, 2016 Leading property consultancy, Bilfinger GVA, has successfully let 2 Eastbourne Terrace in London to WeWork, making this the biggest letting in London so far this year. Bilfinger GVA appointed to market major waterland site at Hadrian Road, Wallsend, North Tyneside Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Bilfinger GVA has been instructed to market a former shipyward at Hadrian Road, on the north bank of the River Tyne, Wallsend. Bilfinger GVA's George Jennings appointed Chairman of Midlands OAS Friday, February 5, 2016 The Midlands branch of the Office Agents Society (OAS) has appointed Bilfinger GVA’s George Jennings as its new Chairman. Regional occupier office take-up firing on all cylinders Friday, February 5, 2016 The Big Nine report reveals how in Q4 2015 occupier take-up figures in the UK's major regional city centres came in at 1.67 million sq ft, 38% above the five year average. Bilfinger GVA forecasts strong future for Yorkshire property market Thursday, February 4, 2016 2016 is shaping up to be a positive year for the commercial property market as the Northern Powerhouse agenda continues to build momentum, experts from Bilfinger GVA told an audience of senior Yorkshire business leaders. Bilfinger GVA advises Canal & River Trust on strategic Wolverhampton regeneration site Tuesday, February 2, 2016 The Midlands office of property adviser Bilfinger GVA has assisted the Canal & River Trust in acquiring a prominent regeneration site close to Wolverhampton city centre. Standard Life's Union portfolio sells for £33m Monday, February 1, 2016 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has sold the Union Portfolio to Eskmuir Group for £33m on behalf of Standard Life. Offers sought for City Centre Sheffield Hotel opportunity Friday, January 29, 2016 The Leopold Hotel in Sheffield has been placed on the market on behalf of the private investor owners who have owned the asset for the past eight years. Bilfinger GVA's Acuity team selected as top five in Europe Thursday, January 28, 2016 Adding to the success of Bilfinger GVA’s Acuity team in being awarded the first ever ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rating for the fit-out and refurbishment of Broadgate Estates’ new office, the project has now been shortlisted for the prestigious BREEAM Awards 2016. Bilfinger GVA renews Travelodge lease at Birmingham's iconic Fort Dunlop building, acting for Tristan fund Thursday, January 28, 2016 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has renewed the lease for the Travelodge hotel at Birmingham’s landmark Fort Dunlop building on behalf of its client, a Tristan Capital Partners fund. Birmingham's retail domination Thursday, January 28, 2016 Birmingham is dominating the retail sector, with prime rents creeping towards £300 per sq ft. The opening of Grand Central at New Street Station – home to the 250,000 sq ft John Lewis – and enhancement to the Mailbox have put Birmingham in the spotlight and are demonstrating the city’s continuing ability to attract big-name domestic brands, international retailers and high quality restaurant and leisure providers. Major new 30,000 sq ft letting at Regent Centre, Gosforth Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Bilfinger GVA acting on behalf of Reflections Ltd, a Ubisoft Studio, has secured a lease of 2 floors within Partnership House, Regent Centre, Gosforth. Thames Jetty sale signals buoyant market Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Bilfinger GVA’s Energy, Waste Management and Minerals team has been instructed to sell Coldharbour Jetty, on behalf of Veolia Environmental Services. Bilfinger GVA secures £13.5 million for Bury industrial parks Monday, January 25, 2016 Adding to the success of Bilfinger GVA’s Acuity team in being awarded the first ever ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ rating for the fit-out and refurbishment of Broadgate Estates’ new office, the project has now been shortlisted for the prestigious BREEAM Awards 2016. Strategic appointment for Bilfinger GVA's Industrial team Monday, January 25, 2016 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has announced a strategic appointment to its Midlands Industrial and Distribution team. The Range to build giant new Distribution Centre in South West Thursday, January 21, 2016 In one of the largest distribution deals ever seen in the South West and in what is likely to be one of the biggest logistics deals this year in the UK, retailer The Range has purchased a 55 acre site at Delta Properties’ logistics development at Central Park, Bristol. The Range plans to construct a single unit of over 1.2 million square feet at Central Park, as its new South of England distribution centre. The building will be completed by 2017 and bring 1,050 brand new jobs to the area. Record-breaking year for M42 office market Tuesday, January 19, 2016 The out-of-town office market in the M42 corridor saw an outstanding level of transactional activity last year, outstripping pre-recessionary levels. PropSki 2016 takes to new heights Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Following the success of the previous years, Rob Bould, Chief Executive at Bilfinger GVA attended this year’s PropSki event in Val Thorens, France. Haringey seeks JV partner for £2bn estates regeneration Monday, January 18, 2016 Haringey Council has begun the search for a joint venture (JV) partner to deliver the regeneration of up to £2 billion worth of development across the north London borough. Bilfinger GVA secures £7m price tag for Travelodge and Pure Gym complex Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Bilfinger GVA, the leading commercial property consultancy, has sold the Travelodge and Pure Gym site at Tower Street, Harrogate on behalf of a private family trust to CBREGI for £7m. 65-acre business park set to rise at former Rolls-Royce site in Bristol Monday, January 11, 2016 Funding deal announced for 600,000 sq ft of speculative space Wandsworth seeks JV partner for 32 acre Winstanley and York Road estates regeneration Friday, January 8, 2016 Wandsworth Council has begun the search for a joint venture (JV) partner to deliver the regeneration of the 32 acre (13 ha) Winstanley and York Road housing estates, adjacent to Clapham Junction station, Battersea. Another buoyant 12 months expected in the Cardiff commercial markets Thursday, January 7, 2016 As widely anticipated, occupier demand and take-up of property across the Principality in 2015 is underpinning the widespread resurgence expected of the commercial property markets across South Wales. Bilfinger GVA continues to bolster Planning, Development and Regeneration team Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has appointed a new Director to its Planning, Development and Regeneration (PDR) team in London. Bilfinger GVA welcomes new generation of office heads Tuesday, January 5, 2016 Bilfinger GVA announces three new Regional Senior Director appointments in Leeds, Newcastle and Glasgow. Each started in their respective new roles this week. We won't cop out on climate change, says Bilfinger GVA Monday, December 21, 2015 Bilfinger GVA welcomes the historic agreement announced on December 12 at the COP 21 UN Climate Negotiations in Paris and have signed the Paris Pledge for Action. Where to invest in 2016 Monday, December 21, 2015 Bilfinger GVA to call the market in upcoming Economic and Property Market Review Seminar Bilfinger GVA unveils 'Alternative Investment' report Friday, December 18, 2015 Report points to growing maturity, strengthening covenants and longer leases as sector sees continued growth in alternative assets. GVA Worldwide closes in on transatlantic partnership with TCN Worldwide Friday, December 18, 2015 GVA Worldwide, the international arm of Bilfinger GVA, has agreed a strategic alliance with leading US commercial real estate advisor TCN Worldwide. HIH secures sale of Friary Court City asset Thursday, December 17, 2015 Bilfinger GVA successfully completed the off market sale of Friary Court in London on behalf of German closed-ended fund manager HIH Real Estate. Director appointment marks impressive year for Bilfinger GVA Building team Tuesday, December 15, 2015 The Midlands office of leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has announced a new appointment to its Building team, following a fantastic year for the Birmingham-based office. Bilfinger GVA secures £5.8m distribution unit sale Monday, December 14, 2015 Leading commercial property consultancy Bilfinger GVA, working jointly with Andrew Millar Chartered Surveyors, has successfully completed a £5.8m sale of distribution units in West Yorkshire on behalf of Onward Holdings. Bilfinger GVA secures development consent order to expand Tata power plant Friday, December 11, 2015 A Development Consent Order (DCO) has been granted to Tata Steel by the Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change for the expansion of their power station in Port Talbot. Cew Capital acquires trophy asset for £27.6m Thursday, December 10, 2015 Leading commercial property consultant, Bilfinger GVA, advised Cew Capital LLP on the recent acquisition of one of the North of England’s most iconic waterfront offices, The Port of Liverpool Building. Bilfinger GVA Acuity secures first ever 'BREEAM Outstanding' rating Tuesday, December 8, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Acuity team has been awarded the first ever ‘BREEAM Outstanding’ under the new BREEAM Fit-out and Refurbishment 2014 scheme. Bilfinger GVA appointed to the National Procurement Service for Wales Friday, December 4, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has been successfully appointed to the National Procurement Service for Wales for Estates Professional Services. Bilfinger GVA advises City of Cardiff Council on ambitious housing plan Friday, December 4, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has led the procurement process that has now seen the appointment of a development partner to help deliver 1,500 new homes in Cardiff over the next ten years. Strategic appointments for Bilfinger GVA's Industrial team Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has announced two strategic appointments to its Industrial and Distribution team. Holyrood Communications relocates Tuesday, December 1, 2015 Holyrood Communications has relocated from Holyrood Road to new premises at Panmure Court in Calton Road in Edinburgh. Yorkshire boasts top UK deals as demand for industrial properties increases Friday, November 27, 2015 The latest Industrial Intelligence report released by leading UK commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, reveals that demand for large warehouse and modern distribution units is on the rise as UK industrial land values continue to increase. Rising costs hitting student housing supply Friday, November 27, 2015 Rising tender prices and more stringent planning regimes are constraining the development of new student accommodation projects in the UK, particularly in London, according to new research by leading commercial real estate advisor Bilfinger GVA. Bilfinger GVA secures Northern Gateway mandate Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has been appointed by Manchester City Council and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), working together as “Manchester Place”, as strategic real estate advisor for The Northern Gateway in Manchester. Bilfinger GVA Reaction: Government Spending Review 2015 Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Senior Directors react to Chancellor's Spending Review RLAM agrees forward commitment with Vision Stansted Ltd Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) has agreed to a forward commitment with Vision Stansted Limited, part of Marshgate Group to purchase a new light industrial/warehouse scheme totalling 103,894 sq ft next to J8 of the M11, and just to the south of Stansted Airport. Five new appointments for Bilfinger GVA in Bristol Tuesday, November 24, 2015 The Bristol office of leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has made five appointments across its Building, Planning, Lease Consultancy and Business Development teams. Young Liverpool Surveyor wins national accolade Monday, November 23, 2015 A Liverpool-based chartered surveyor has won a national award for his achievements in the public sector after beating tough competition from hundreds of other candidates from all over the UK at the 2015 RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards, held last night (19 November) in London. Bilfinger GVA has application to the Planning Inspectorate accepted for Examination Monday, November 23, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Planning team in Cardiff has had an application to the Planning Inspectorate for a Development Consent Order (under the Planning Act 2008) for a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project in Wales accepted for Examination. Duo of appointments for Bilfinger GVA Property Management team Wednesday, November 18, 2015 The Midlands office of leading commercial property advisor Bilfinger GVA has added two new appointments to its Property Management Consultancy team. Bilfinger GVA significantly strengthens London Planning, Development and Regeneration team Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has made seven key appointments to significantly strengthen and expand its Planning, Development and Regeneration team. Vardags courts North at Ship Canal House Monday, November 16, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Manchester Agency team has secured a letting at Ardstone Capital’s iconic Ship Canal House, in Manchester City Centre, to Vardags. Bilfinger GVA announces winners in this year's annual open photography competition Thursday, November 5, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has announced the winners of its Annual Open Photography competition, held in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University Art School. Bilfinger GVA expands Building Consultancy team with new appointment Thursday, November 5, 2015 The Midlands office of leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has expanded its Building Consultancy team with the appointment of Max Wilkes. Bilfinger GVA's Acuity team awarded first ever 'BREEAM Excellent' rating Tuesday, November 3, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Acuity team has been awarded the first ever ‘BREEAM Excellent’ under the new BREEAM Fit-out and Refurbishment 2014 scheme. Bilfinger GVA instructed to enhance offering at historic Lydiard House and Park Friday, October 30, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been instructed by Swindon Borough Council to secure proposals for enhancing the offering at Lydiard House and Park. Bilfinger GVA appointed by RTPI to conduct research into regional housing growth, jobs and infrastructure Friday, October 30, 2015 Leading commercial property consultancy, Bilfinger GVA has been commissioned by The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), the professional body for planners, to undertake major new research to better understand the pattern of housing growth across the UK. New Eastville Health Centre is a milestone Thursday, October 29, 2015 A new £4 million health centre in Eastville, Bristol, which has been heralded as a milestone in healthcare, has opened its doors to patients. Bilfinger GVA report shows Midlands' prime investment potential Thursday, October 29, 2015 Birmingham remains one of the most desirable investment destinations in the country according to a new report from Bilfinger GVA. Sale of Eastbourne Pier agreed Monday, October 26, 2015 Bilfinger GVA Retail, Hotels and Leisure has exchanged on the sale of Eastbourne Pier on behalf of established leisure attraction operator Crown Entertainment Centres. Total take-up in 2015 set to eclipse 2014 office occupier activity Friday, October 23, 2015 Whilst take-up levels in Q3 have been more restrained than earlier in the year, research by leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, shows that 2015 has seen the highest Q1-3 city centre and out-of-town take up (6.9 million sq ft) since the downturn. Bilfinger GVA shortlisted for three EG Awards Friday, October 23, 2015 Leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been shortlisted for three categories in the prestigious Estates Gazette Awards 2015. Westminster Place sold in £4.65m deal Thursday, October 22, 2015 Bilfinger GVA, the leading commercial property consultancy, has sold Westminster Place business park on behalf of Mandale Group to CEG for £4.65m. MIPIM UK: Bilfinger GVA backs Northern Powerhouse as Osborne heads north with President Xi Jinping Thursday, October 22, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Nicola Rigby introduced and chaired an important panel discussion at MIPIM UK, to present the issues and challenges surrounding the much vaunted Northern Powerhouse – a collaborative group of City Regions across the north, working in partnership to deliver growth in line with the collective opportunity. Bilfinger GVA advises on new Birmingham Life Sciences campus Monday, October 19, 2015 The Midlands office of leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has been appointed to advise on the delivery of a new life sciences campus in Birmingham. Six Bilfinger GVA rising stars in the running for RICS Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2015 Friday, October 16, 2015 Six talented property professionals from leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, have made the shortlist for the prestigious RICS Matrics Young Surveyor of the Year Awards 2015. Bilfinger GVA Chief Exec challenges industry heads to tee-off for LandAid Day Friday, October 16, 2015 In support of LandAid Day on Thursday 15 October, Chief Executive of Bilfinger GVA, Rob Bould, challenged senior peers to a 6-hole urban golf course, held in the company’s City of London headquarters at 65 Gresham Street. Bilfinger GVA rates Gotham Manchester Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Business Rates team in Manchester has been appointed to carry out a rates review of city’s newest five-star hotel, Gotham Manchester. Bilfinger GVA secures facilities management contract for UK's largest cinema group Wednesday, October 14, 2015 Leading UK commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been reappointed by Cineworld Group plc, one of Europe’s leading cinema groups and the largest in the UK, to provide facilities management services across its entire property portfolio across the country, totalling over two million sq ft. Landmark office investment in Newcastle for sale Tuesday, October 13, 2015 The Newcastle offices of Bilfinger GVA and Cushman Wakefield have been instructed by Parabola Estates to market and sell Central Square, a prime Grade A office investment in Newcastle City Centre. Business Parks rental growth rebounds in H1 2015 as availability falls for fifth consecutive half year Friday, October 9, 2015 Rental performance for the UK business parks sector has rebounded strongly and expectations are for rental growth in excess of 5% for 2015, the strongest growth since the period prior to the Dot.Com crash in 2000. Bilfinger GVA Liverpool appoints Active Profile Wednesday, October 7, 2015 Active Profile has been appointed by Bilfinger GVA to develop and implement a strategic PR programme to raise the profile of the team in the Liverpool office. Bilfinger GVA appointed to Grade II listed offices Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA has been appointed as letting agent for the Grade II Listed 50-52 Newhall Street in Birmingham City Centre. Bilfinger GVA sells Talbot Road HQ Building Tuesday, October 6, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Investment team in Manchester has sold 97 Talbot Road, Manchester, a corporate headquarters for tenant Centrica plc, at a value of £17.2million to private overseas investors. Chancellor announces new initiative to scrap uniform business rates Monday, October 5, 2015 Bilfinger GVA reacts to Chancellor's speech at the Conservative party conference in Manchester Bilfinger GVA supports Powering Positive Change Monday, October 5, 2015 Running from 21 to 27 September 2015, this year’s World Green Building Week (WGBW) was focused on ‘Powering Positive Change’ Bilfinger GVA Senior Director appointed Chair of Birmingham property forum Monday, October 5, 2015 Charles Toogood, Senior Director at leading property advisor Bilfinger GVA, has been appointed Chair of the Birmingham Office Market Forum (BOMF). New appointment for Bilfinger GVA's National Environmental team Friday, October 2, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has announced the strategic appointment of environmental due diligence specialist, Helen Bayliss to its Environmental Services Team based in Birmingham. Bilfinger GVA appoints new Advisory Board Chairman Friday, October 2, 2015 Ian Stringer, Regional Senior Director of Bilfinger GVA’s Midlands office, was today (Thursday 1 October 2015) appointed Advisory Board Chairman of the company. Bilfinger GVA delegation heads to Munich for industry debate Thursday, October 1, 2015 Bilfinger GVA heads to Munich on Monday for the 18th international trade fair for commercial property and investment. The show runs from Monday 5 - Wednesday 7 October 2015 at Messe Munchen, Munich. Bilfinger GVA Manchester expands with National Building Consultancy team Monday, September 28, 2015 Bilfinger GVA Manchester office continues its growth in the property advisors national Building Consultancy offering, having announced a significant expansion of its regional team with three new appointments. Bilfinger GVA advises UK Commercial Property Trust (UKCPT) Limited on property swap with Segro Friday, September 25, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has advised UKCPT, a fund of Standard Life Investments, on their recent property swap with SEGRO. Bilfinger GVA completes pre-let to NHS Liverpool CCG Monday, September 21, 2015 NHS Liverpool CCG has taken 33,433 sq ft of office space at The Department (the former Lewis’s store) on Renshaw Street, marking Liverpool’s largest office letting of 2015 to date. Leeds Bradford Airport industrial estate secures Toyota Tsusho UK Monday, September 21, 2015 Toyota Tsusho UK has taken a 20,000 sq ft distribution centre at Leeds Bradford Airport Industrial Estate in a deal secured by landlord Learmonth Property Investment Company. Bilfinger GVA appointed for sale of major residential development site Monday, September 21, 2015 Bilfinger GVA, the leading commercial property consultancy, has been appointed to find a buyer for a substantial residential development site in one of North Yorkshire’s fastest growing housing markets. Leading Movers and Shakers gather to talk shop Tuesday, September 15, 2015 On Friday 18 September, the property networking forum, Movers and Shakers, will host, ‘Who’s developing London?’ alongside commercial property advisers, Bilfinger GVA and a strong line-up of key industry figures. Economic success dependent on radical change to UK infrastructure and public investment for cities Friday, September 11, 2015 New insights from reports by Bilfinger GVA and Core Cities unveiled at Connected Cities Summit Bilfinger GVA Manchester School of Art annual photography competition open for votes Wednesday, September 9, 2015 Entries are in and public voting is now open to find this year's winners of the Bilfinger GVA Open Photography Competition in conjunction with Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU). Bilfinger GVA Manchester appoints health team surveyor Tuesday, September 8, 2015 Bilfinger GVA Manchester has appointed Kate Deakin as principle surveyor in its Independent Healthcare team. Bilfinger GVA looks to unlock London's land ownership Monday, September 7, 2015 'Evolving London' seminar examines public land ownership in the capital Bilfinger GVA announces senior appointments in Liverpool Friday, September 4, 2015 Bilfinger GVA’s Patrick Whitby is taking on the role of leading the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) estate services contract. Bilfinger GVA raises over £11k for Together for Short Lives Wednesday, September 2, 2015 Every employee in each of Bilfinger GVA’s twelve regional offices dressed in purple this week to raise much needed funds for the leading commercial real estate adviser’s nationally chosen charity, Together for Short Lives (TFSL). Bilfinger GVA Regional Head of Retail to retire after illustrious 40 year career Tuesday, September 1, 2015 A retail property professional who has worked on some of the Midlands most high-profile schemes, is due to retire at the end of 2015. Bilfinger GVA appointed to sell family entertainment centre Thursday, August 27, 2015 Bilfinger GVA's Retail, Hotel and Leisure team has been instructed by CHA (Amusements) to offer Hunstanton Pier Family Entertainment Centre to market. Bilfinger GVA secures Trafford Park sale of 50,000 sq ft unit Wednesday, August 26, 2015 Acting on behalf of Joint Administrators from Deloitte LLP, Bilfinger GVA Industrial & Distribution Team has provided advice throughout the insolvency process and secured the freehold sale of 50,223 sq ft industrial unit at Tenax Road, Trafford Park to the Britannia Hotel Group. Bilfinger GVA advises on major new parcel delivery depot for DPD at Network 46, Lincoln Tuesday, August 25, 2015 The industrial team at leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has advised on a successful letting to DPD, the UK’s fastest growing parcel delivery company, at Network 46 in Lincoln. New appointment for Bilfinger GVA Building Consultancy team Monday, August 24, 2015 The Midlands office of leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has appointed Alex Marock to its Building Consultancy team. Bilfinger GVA's Valuation Consultancy team enhanced by new Director appointment Thursday, August 20, 2015 Joining from Levy LLP, Andrew Pilbrow MRICS has recently been appointed as a Director at Bilfinger GVA in the London office of the Valuation Consultancy team. Lewisham Hospital secures retailer quartet Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has secured four new retailers on behalf of Lewisham Hospital for the development’s newly revamped entrance space. Bilfinger GVA advises Grand Central on head office move Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Bilfinger GVA, the leading commercial property consultancy, has acted on behalf of Grand Central Railway Company Limited, the UK’s most trusted long-distance train operator, to re-locate the company’s head office in York. Royal Mills spins success with four new lettings Friday, August 14, 2015 Acting on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), Bilfinger GVA has secured four commercial lettings at the Grade II listed Royal Mills mixed-use development at Great Ancoats Street, Manchester city centre. GVA James Barr dig in for CHAS Thursday, August 13, 2015 The Glasgow office of GVA James Barr donated over 65 hours of staff time in order to help out their charity partner Together for Short Lives on Tuesday 11 August. Bilfinger GVA acts for Catalyst Capital to acquire £54.85m UK portfolio Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has purchased the Regatta portfolio on behalf of its client Catalyst Capital, for its new European real estate fund, Catalyst European Property Fund II (CEPF II). Bilfinger GVA finds owner for Ravenstone Manor Hotel Wednesday, August 12, 2015 Bilfinger GVA Manchester has successfully secured the sale of Ravenstone Manro Hotel in Cumbria on behalf of adminstrators, Begbies Traynor. Bilfinger GVA advises on a sale of former industrial site Montague Road, Warwick Wednesday, August 12, 2015 The Midlands office of leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, has been appointed on the sale of an 8.6 acre site in Warwick, on behalf of Warwickshire County Council. Baa-rilliant Treasure Trail Monday, August 10, 2015 Shaun the Sheep selfies were the order of the day during the Bilfinger GVA treasure trail in Bristol. Bilfinger GVA secures key appointment for property management consultancy Monday, August 10, 2015 New director appointment boosts Bilfinger GVA's London offer Bilfinger GVA welcomes Senior Surveyor into its Lease Consultancy team Thursday, July 30, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has strengthened its Lease Consultancy team in Manchester with the appointment of Jonathan Powers as Senior Surveyor. Bilfinger GVA bolsters Valuation Consultancy with experienced head Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Michael Thompson MRICS, Partner at Cushman and Wakefield, has been appointed as a Director within Bilfinger GVA’s national Valuation Consultancy team in London, bringing with him considerable valuation experience across a wide variety of sectors across the country. Bilfinger GVA appointed to provide property management services at Riverlights, Derby Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has been appointed to provide property management services at the 199,008 sq ft Riverlights mixed-use scheme in Derby. Two conflicting rental markets emerge in Central London Monday, July 27, 2015 Bilfinger GVA identifies changing rental profiles Occupier demand intensifies to fever pitch Friday, July 24, 2015 Bilfinger GVA's 'Big Nine' reveals exceptional take-up figures across UK cities in Q2, following modest start to the year. Glasgow University snaps up penthouse views in Clyde Gateway's Olympia Thursday, July 23, 2015 The University of Glasgow in conjunction with the Glasgow Centre for Population Health has taken a lease on the third floor of the Olympia building in Bridgeton. City leaders back Northern Powerhouse to deliver investment proposition to the world Thursday, July 23, 2015 Bilfinger GVA, Place North West and Remarkable Engagement together delivered the latest and prominent Northern Powerhouse debate in Manchester yesterday. Bilfinger GVA and Core Cities UK announce a Connected Cities Summit 2015 Thursday, July 23, 2015 Bilfinger GVA and Core Cities UK announce a Connected Cities Summit 2015. Bilfinger GVA assists Jelson in securing new supermarket in Leicestershire Thursday, July 23, 2015 Leicester based house builder, Jelson Ltd, has secured a new Aldi food store as part of its development in the village of Broughton Astely. Bilfinger GVA completes sale of city centre 'Gateway' development Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has successfully completed the sale of a substantial ‘gateway’ development in Leeds city centre. Bilfinger GVA to sell Knutsford Crown Court Monday, July 20, 2015 Acting on behalf of The Ministry of Justice, Bilfinger GVA Manchester has been instructed to sell the iconic Grade II* Listed Sessions House building in the affluent South Manchester town of Knutsford. Zone in at the Brew House Monday, July 20, 2015 Bilfinger GVA is appointed joint agent with Alder King on Verve Properties’ newly refurbished Brew House, which has now had 12, 500 sq ft of office space taken by This is Zone, for £17.50 per sq ft for a ten year lease. Scotfield launches Summit 24 to market Monday, July 20, 2015 The Scotfield Group, has been given the green light to develop a major new employment scheme in West Yorkshire. Sale of St Matthias campus in Bristol completes Wednesday, July 15, 2015 The University of the West of England has completed the sale of the St Matthias Campus in Bristol to Barratt Homes Strong figures for H1 2015 shows continuing demand for M42 offices Wednesday, July 15, 2015 Transactions on commercial offices totalling more than 300,000 sq ft along the M42 corridor have taken place in the first half of 2015, according to the office team at property adviser, Bilfinger GVA. Bilfinger GVA appointed to provide property management services at Pebble Mill, Birmingham Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has been appointed to provide property management services at the mixed-use Pebble Mill scheme in Birmingham. Bilfinger GVA wins RTPI Employer Award for Excellence for Graduate Training Scheme Friday, July 10, 2015 On Monday 6 July, leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA won the Employer Award for Excellence at the annual RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence. AA acquires three floors of Cardiff's tallest office building Thursday, July 9, 2015 The AA is moving its Cardiff base to the city's tallest office building, Capital Tower, from its current location on Penarth Road. Bilfinger GVA secures Blackpool piers sale Thursday, July 9, 2015 Bilfinger GVA Retail, Hotels and Leisure has successfully completed the sale of Blackpool Central and Blackpool South piers on behalf of established leisure operator Crown Entertainment Centres. GVA Sharman Church appointed as a leading agent on Atrium Centrum & Atrium Plaza office buildings Thursday, July 9, 2015 GVA Sharman Church Chartered Surveyors, part of the GVA Worldwide network, has been appointed by Peakside Capital as the leading agent on Atrium Centrum & Atrium Plaza Office buildings Prime Minister opens £5 million health centre planned and designed by Bilfinger GVA Wednesday, July 8, 2015 A new £5 million health centre in Chipping Norton, for which Bilfinger GVA acted as property advisers and architects, has been opened by the Prime Minister. Property adviser Bilfinger GVA tends to its Shaun the Sheep Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Members of staff from property adviser, Bilfinger GVA, are close at hand to tend to their own Shaun the Sheep, which has pride of place grazing on Bristol's Brandon Hill. GVA James Barr secures more tenants for inovo Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Four new tenants have been secured for inovo, Scottish Enterprise's industry engagement building in Glasgow's technology and innovation zone, by sole property agents, GVA James Barr Planning (Wales) Act 2015 will speed up delivery of development Monday, July 6, 2015 Owain Griffiths, Director at Bilfinger GVA comments that the new Act aims for a culture change to bring about growth and speed up the delivery of development in Wales Bilfinger GVA welcomes the Airports Commission recommendations for Heathrow Wednesday, July 1, 2015 Leading UK commercial estate consultant Bilfinger GVA today welcomed the latest findings from the Airports Commission, that present Heathrow as the most viable venue for airport expansion. Bilfinger GVA has secured a new letting at Power Park in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire Wednesday, July 1, 2015 The Yorkshire industrial team at leading commercial property consultancy Bilfinger GVA has secured a new letting at Power Park in Goldthorpe, South Yorkshire, on behalf of Marble Acquisitions Limited, a fund managed by M7 Real Estate. Bilfinger GVA graduate awarded Regional Young Planner of the Year Tuesday, June 30, 2015 A graduate planner from the Midlands office of leading property adviser, Bilfinger GVA has been awarded Regional Young Planner of the Year by professional body, RTPI. High street is far from dead but needs a bespoke approach Friday, June 26, 2015 Town centres and high streets must evolve to thrive, and each - particularly in fast-changing London - needs a bespoke approach, based on who uses the place now and in the future. Industry leaders gather at London's Business Improvement District (BID) summit Friday, June 26, 2015 The London BID Summit took place at New London Architecture on Store Street in the West End yesterday. Bilfinger GVA urges local authorities to consider latest population shift to address future housing supply Friday, June 26, 2015 This week, the Office of National Statistics published the Mid-Year Estimates (MYE) of Population for 2014 revealing how population growth in England comfortably exceeded previous projections. Bilfinger GVA addresses the question of measuring the initial success of the Northern Powerhouse Thursday, June 25, 2015 "We need to measure the extent to which the Northern Powerhouse instills confidence in the investment and development market in a tangible sense" Bilfinger GVA turning yellow in aid of children's hospice South West Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Staff from the Bristol office of property adviser Bilfinger GVA have been supporting Children's Hospice South West in this year's Rainbow Run. Key appointments within Property Management Consultancy team emphasise ongoing growth Friday, June 19, 2015 The Property Management team at Bilfinger GVA continues to grow, supported by the successful recruitment on several new key personnel. GVA Redilco advises on sale of 34,000 sq ft in Marghera Port, Venice Thursday, June 18, 2015 Acting as exclusive advisor for AFV Beltrame Group, GVA Worldwide's Italian affiliate, GVA Redilco announces the sale of a 200,000 sq m industrial area in Marghera Port. 2015 LandAid annual 10k Summer Run - The results are in! Thursday, June 18, 2015 On Tuesday 16 June, more runners than ever before took their place at the start line of LandAid's annual summer 10k run in London's Regents Park. Ten Director promotions for Bilfinger GVA's Midlands office Wednesday, June 17, 2015 The Midlands office of of leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA, has made ten director-level promotions, in line with the company's wider strategic growth plan. 2015 LandAid Fun runners take their marks... Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Bilfinger GVA and LandAid's annual 10k Run is set to be the biggest ever, when more runners than before take their marks on Tuesday 16 June at 16:30 in Regent’s Park. Leading hotel expert joins Bilfinger GVA's Hotel Agency team Monday, June 15, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has recently appointed David Creamore as a new Director of Hotel Agency. Bilfinger GVA secures Hampshire's largest ever planning application Monday, June 15, 2015 The Midlands office of leading property adviser Bilfinger GVA has successfully secured planning consent for the delivery of a major new residential led regeneration project at Whitehill & Bordon in Hampshire. Bilfinger GVA appoints new Sustainability specialist Friday, June 12, 2015 Jon Gibson has been appointed as an Associate within Bilfinger GVA's Sustainability team, joining from JLL's Upstream sustainability team. Bilfinger GVA strengthens cross-border Capital Markets team Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Bilfinger GVA has seen its ability to attract inward investment into London and the UK strengthened by the appointment of a Director and two Senior Consultants in the Capital Markets team in Germany. Bilfinger GVA secures freehold purchase of prime Bristol industrial unit Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has secured the freehold interest in a modern industrial unit in St Phillips, Bristol, on behalf of their client, CBRE Global Investors. Principal planner position for Michael Southall at Bilfinger GVA Tuesday, June 9, 2015 Leading commercial property advisor Bilfinger GVA has promoted Michael Southall to the position of Principal Planner in its Cardiff office Bilfinger GVA completes sale of former bakery headquarters Monday, June 8, 2015 The former head office and bakery of food manufacture Cooplands (Doncaster) Limited has been sold for an undisclosed sum in a deal completed by Bilfinger GVA. GVA James Barr announces senior appointment in Glasgow Monday, June 8, 2015 Key appointment builds on "transformational period" for a growing business RTPI launches future planners bursary scheme with universities and employers Monday, June 8, 2015 RTPI is launching a Future Planners bursary scheme, initially with 16 universities and employers Leeds office rents see above-average increase Tuesday, June 2, 2015 Headline net effective rents in Leeds have increased by 17% in the past quarter, making the city one of the fastest growers in the country. Tech clusters essential to London's burgeoning Knowledge Economy Friday, May 29, 2015 New research by Bilfinger GVA points to importance of 'connected bespoke knowledge hubs' to drive London plc Bilfinger GVA to reveal real cost of Business Rates deferment that never was Thursday, May 28, 2015 Revealing research to outline staggering cost to business up and down England 'Less carbon, more cash' addressed in open letter to Chancellor of the Exchequer Wednesday, May 27, 2015 55 leaders from industry and business groups sign open letter in The Telegraph as they see opportunities in carbon reduction. Queen passes Housing Bill to streamline neighbourhood planning Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Bilfinger GVA reacts to Queen's Speech Bilfinger GVA congratulates Jim O'Neill on his new role Thursday, May 21, 2015 Bilfinger GVA congratulates Jim O’Neill, former Goldman Sachs economist and Chair of the RSA’s City Growth Commission on his peerage and new role at the Treasury. Extensive former Watersports Activity Centre to be brought to the market by Bilfinger GVA Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has been instructed on behalf of Pembrokeshire County Council to dispose of Pembrokeshire Watersports Centre, a unique water-fronting facility in Pembroke Dock, located with direct access onto the Milford Haven Estuary. ‘Pent up’ demand to inject new life into West End office market Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Clarity presented by majority Government will drive office market following quietest quarter according to Bilfinger GVA Raft of promotions at Bilfinger GVA Monday, May 18, 2015 Leading commercial property adviser Bilfinger GVA has made a number of promotions across its South West and Wales offices. Bristol business quarter offices change hands for £17 million Monday, May 18, 2015 The investment interest in a Bristol city centre office building has changed hands for £17.34 million. North Wales trophy resort sold to major holiday fund Monday, May 18, 2015 Aberconwy Resort and Spa, an important holiday park on the North Wales coast, has been successfully sold to Darwin West Country (Guernsey) Ltd for an undisclosed sum.