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The New ‘Red Book’ (RICS Valuation – Global Standards, July 2017

The RICS has now issued new global valuation standards with effect from 1st July 2017 in accordance the new mandatory requirements which supersede the previous UK professional standards of 2014.  This document forms the basis of all ‘Red book’ valuations and incorporates the International Valuation Standards to create market consistency, transparency and comparability as a […] Read more

Developments tighten Exeter office market

The continuing march of the student accommodation market across Exeter’s city centre is tightening availability of city centre offices more than ever, as demonstrated by recent developments at Beaufort House. Beaufort House is a large, multi-tenanted office on New North Road where occupiers include Capita, Step One, Elite Training and Funeralzone. Two suites, totalling around […] Read more

Gavin is New Agency Surveyor

 Stratton Creber Commercial has announced a new appointment within its agency department. Gavin Sagar, 42, from Kingsbridge, has joined the firm’s Plymouth office and will specialise in the disposal and acquisition of retail, office, industrial and investment properties. With more than 25 years experience in the residential property sector, Gavin started his career with one […] Read more

Office deal further tightens Exeter supply

The latest office deal at Exeter’s Pynes Hill has reduced office availability in the city to a new low. The letting of the ground floor of Minerva House to Careers South West in July saw the new occupier relocate from Queen Street in the city centre, and followed the move of the previous tenant, Cafcass, […] Read more

The Merchant Sails Into Plymouth

Offices Transformed with Multi-Million Pound Investment A well-known Plymouth office building is undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment and getting a new name. St Andrew’s Court, in Notte Street, is being transformed into 32,000 sq. ft. of open plan, contemporary office space which includes a new glazed 5th floor penthouse with panoramic views of Britain’s Ocean […] Read more

The Poldark Effect

While some of us in the office have been a little distracted by Ross Poldark’s talent for shirtless scything the popular TV drama has also centered on a story around Cornwall’s mining heritage. For many centuries metalliferous mining was a widespread industry in the southwest that has left a legacy of hidden shafts and workings […] Read more

Great Britain – still an United Kingdon?

We have witnessed one of the most tumultuous and unsettled 12 months in the UK in a generation. From the Brexit vote on 23rd June 2016 to the General Election on 8th June 2017 the country seems to have been on a roller coaster and there is no doubt we haven’t reached the end of […] Read more

Major Exeter office let in record time

In late 2016 Stratton Creber Commercial were appointed to let the former Oracle offices, known as Revolution House, at Pynes Hill in Exeter. The property was vacated in early December and the lease to the new tenant, Equiniti, was completed by the end of the same month. The 10,200 sq.ft detached building has an excellent […] Read more

Mundic: Will Your Building Stand Up To The Test?

Mundic is the term commonly used to describe the failure of concrete blocks resulting from the decomposition of aggregate mineral constituents within the blockwork. This causes deterioration to the block’s structure and consequently the structural integrity of a building. If confirmed, this will result in a property being deemed unmortgageable with a material impact on […] Read more