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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

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

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – A Landlords Health Warning

  Whilst energy performance certificates were first required for commercial property in 2008 it is currently the case that in a little under 12 months properties with energy performance certificate ratings of F or G will not be capable of being offered to let in the open market (unless one of the statutory exemptions applies) […] Read more

Implications of NHS Funding / Contract Changes to Pharmacies and Pharmacy Investments

Pharmacies have been more insulated from market pressures due to NHS funding and market rents / values have performed more robustly than the majority of other retail outlets. This is due to the specific registration of pharmacies under the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 which set down detailed guidelines and effectively dictates the number of pharmacies […] Read more

Lambing shed to house?

Most of my colleagues arrive at work, sit down at their desks and get ready to start their day.  My day starts a few hours earlier by pulling on a pair of wellington boots and at this time of year donning a headtorch and waterproofs before venturing outside to tend to our livestock. By the […] Read more

Commercial Property

Column for Devon Life November 2016 Chris Ryland, Managing Director of Stratton Creber Commercial in Plymouth, gives his analysis on the county’s commercial property market and an insight into commercial property investment in 2017. Devon is the place to invest in commercial property. That’s according to British Land, the owners of Drake Circus in Plymouth. The real estate investment trust has snapped […] Read more