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Office take-up stays subdued in Sheffield city

Demand for office space across Sheffield remains subdued following the vote to leave the EU referendum, a consultancy firm has claimed.

Julie Palmer, partner at Begbies Traynor, said UK construction firms appear to be bouncing back after the initial Brexit shock.

UK economy shows stability post Brexit vote

UK businesses across nearly every sector of the economy ​showed positive signs of stability following​ t​he EU referendum​, according to ​insolvency firm ​Begbies Traynor​‘s Red Flag Alert research.

Vida Homeloans will focus on customers who are currently underserved by mainstream UK lenders

Computershare wins Vida Homeloans contract

Computershare has won a contract with new mortgage provider Vida Homeloans to service its assets.
Central Square, which was recently constructed in Leeds city centre.  Picture Bruce Rollinson

Confidence rises in region’s building sector

Confidence in Yorkshire’s construction market is slowly improving as activity grew in the last quarter, according to a new survey.

Harron has exchanged contracts to purchase 89 plots at Harworths Prince of Wales site in Pontefract

Harworth sees momentum in regional housebuilding

Regeneration specialist Harworth Group has completed the sale of​ housing plots to Taylor Wimpey at Torne Park – the​ ​former Rossington Colliery site near Doncaster – and has exchanged contracts with Harron Homes at its Prince of Wales site in Pontefract.

Bruntwood's Platform redevelopment has secured law firm Shoosmiths as its first tenant

Law firm chooses Platform for future growth

Law firm Shoosmiths is to take a full floor at Bruntwood’s Platform redevelopment following the announcement in the summer that it will open a new office in Leeds.

The regional UK market secured the vast majority of UK hotel investment transactions in the first half of 2016, including the acquisition of the New Ellington in Leeds by the Splendid Hospitality Group.

Hotel activity set to soar as supply grows and investors eye deals

Hotel markets in key regional cities are set to take off as increasing supply and new mixed-use developments tempt businesses and tourists, according to property consultants JLL.

Paul Clarkson, managing director of Britcon

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Wrapchic is one of the new brands to open at Meadowhall as the first phase of its �60m refurbishment nears completion.

New stores to make debuts at refurbished Meadhowhall

MEADOWHALL owner British Land has secured over 21,000 sq ft of new lettings and expansions in the last three months as the first phase of the shopping centre’s £60m refurbishment nears completion.

Club operator Tokyo Industries has restored the interior of the former chapel on Woodhouse Lane in Leeds to create a new music venue

Operator reveals venue’s hidden features

A love of architecture has led a club operator to restore the inside of an 18th century former church and uncover its original interior.

Dekapak Solutions' new premises at Goldthorpe Industrial Estate in Rotherham.

Dekapak fights back with move to new site

A packaging and sweet manufacturer which almost disappeared after losing its main customer is fighting back with a move to new premises.


Former hotel to be turned into apartments

DEVELOPER Oakapple Group is to convert a former four star Yorkshire hotel into luxury apartments.

The Old Police Station in Knottingley, West Yorkshire

Old police station for damp firm

A DAMP PROOF company which repairs homes for housing associations as well as private clients is taking on new staff after acquiring an old police station.

New headquarters for the Church of England's Leeds Diocese in York Place

New HQ for diocese as Church of England centralises its regional operations

THE Church of England has opened up a new head office for the Diocese of Leeds after combining four regional outposts into one building.

East Coast House, York

Train company head office sold in multi-million pound deal

The York headquarters of Virgin Trains East Coast has been acquired by a syndicate of buyers in a multi-million pound deal.

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Greg Wright, Yorkshire Post Deputy Business Editor pictured with members of the panel L-r Renate Halton, Halton International, Richard Walsh, Pennine Stone MD, Nigel Brewster, Local Enterprise Partnership Vice Chair, Gareth Owen, Group Solicitor QFM Group and Lee Bartlett, Fragomen Worldwide Senior Manager, during the Sheffield City Region Economic Survey Breakfast.  Picture: Marie Caley NSST Survey Breakfast MC 3

Yorkshire must improve skills of workers as Brexit approaches, says top economist

THE GOVERNMENT and business must work together to improve the skills of workers across the North of England to ensure the UK remains competitive after Brexit, a major business event heard.

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Hermes Investment Management and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board have entered into a new joint venture on land at Wellington Place in Leeds. As a result further development of approximately eight acres will be unlocked, with outlined planning permission for 1,000,000 square feet.

Wellington Place in Leeds set for further development

A MAJOR commercial property scheme is set to bring jobs and investment to Yorkshire.

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DFS chief executive Ian Filby warned that the furniture sector faces an "increased risk of a market slowdown" in 2017.

DFS reports record results

​Profits at sofa chain DFS have soared as the firm pledged to weather any economic turbulence from ​the vote to leave the European Union​.

Adam Evans, owner of Ilkley Cycles, said the increase in business rates would 'cripple' his shop. Picture Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire towns revealed as ratings winners

HIGH street retailers in parts of West and South Yorkshire are big winners from the business rates revaluation, facing falls in their bills of more than 30 per cent, according to new research.

GFKL Lowell Group has taken an additional 45,647 sq ft of offices within the Darwin Building at Leeds Valley Park

Lowell to create 100 new jobs after expanding into new offices

One of the largest European credit management companies, GFKL Lowell Group, is creating 100 new jobs after expanding into new premises.

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