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UK Property Investment News Roundup: May-June 2020

Select Property Group has reviewed and collated some of the latest news and research published online by the UK property industry, including the latest investment forecasts and trends. Here’s a selection of some key UK housing market news stories published in May 2020, with links to the original sources where you can read the full details. Student Accommodation Investment: What Will Happen to Prices? On May 12th, Savills’ Director of Operational Capital Markets, James Snaith, analysed the potential impact the ongoing restrictions caused by COVID-19 could have on prices in...

UK Property Investment News Roundup: April-May 2020

Select Property Group has reviewed and collated some of the latest news and research published online by the UK property industry, including the latest investment forecasts and trends. Here’s a selection of some key UK property investment news stories published in April 2020, with links to the original sources where you can read the full detail. Purpose-Built Student Accommodation and the Impact of COVID-19 In April, both Knight Frank and Savills looked at what the ongoing pandemic means for the UK purpose-built student accommodation (PBSA) sector. Firstly, Knight Frank notes...

Budget 2020 & UK Property: Stamp Duty & Interest Rates

After the UK Chancellor delivered his speech about his spending plans for the UK economy, we analyse the key things UK property investors need to know. The UK Treasury has just updated Parliament on the state of the UK’s economy and government spending plans for the next 12 months. But what do UK property investors need to know? You can read the Budget statement in full here. Below Select Property Group has highlighted the key announcements relating to stamp duty for non-resident buyers, in addition to details about the Bank...

New Property Report Hails Manchester’s “Strength & Resilience”

Deloitte's 2020 Crane Survey praises the performance of Manchester's property market against a backdrop of wider geo-political factors - and there's also even more promising news for prospective investors... Summary: Manchester has been recognised for its strength as an investment location, with booming construction activity underlining sustained commercial growth in the city However, Deloitte has found that new construction starts have begun to level off But, with current new supply unable to sustain population growth beyond 2021, the city remains vastly undersupplied of residential property – meaning the Manchester market...

Join Us at Our Next Crown Street Open House Event

It’s Manchester’s fastest-selling new project, home to two of the city’s most desirable new residences. Find out how you can join us at Crown Street’s next event on Wednesday 26th February 2020. Want to take a tour of Manchester’s most exciting new development? Registration is now open for our next Crown Street Open House event. Following the success of our events in 2019, we’re now holding one final event, with Crown Street now 95% sold out. This is your final chance to see the project and invest in this ground-breaking...

Manchester & North Set for Boost in Government Investment?

Following the general election result, the Treasury is proposing to reform rules dictating which cities and regions receive government investment. Summary: Manchester and the north of England could become the focus of new government investment and spending targets The UK Treasury is looking to redefine the rules which outline how, and where, the government makes significant economic investment In December 2019’s general election, Boris Johnson’s Conservative won a majority, thanks in part to historic victories in constituencies across the north of England   Could the result of the 2019 general...

Manchester to Shanghai Direct Flight Route Announced

The new route, launched by Juneyao Air, is hailed by business leaders as a huge economic boost for Manchester and the north of England. Summary: For the first time, a new direct flight route between Manchester and Shanghai has been announced Starting from March 2020, Juneyao Air will operate three flights a week between China’s largest city and Manchester International Airport At a time of increasing trade and investment between Manchester and Asia, the route has been welcomed as key to unlocking “significant trade, cultural and knowledge exchange opportunities”  ...

Affinity Living Embankment West Wins Big at National Property Awards

Select Property Group’s project in Manchester city centre scooped the Residential High-rise Development UK prize at the 2019/20 UK Property Awards at a prestigious ceremony in central London. The project forms part of a wider neighbourhood of regeneration located on the former site of Manchester Exchange station. The Embankment neighbourhood will become the gateway to this newly developed district – with Affinity Living Embankment West as the highly desirable residential development at the very heart of it. At a cost of £10 million, this is undoubtedly one of the most...

Manchester Economic Growth Larger Than UK and European Union

New research highlights the pace of growth in Manchester amid surging demand for real estate in the city from investors around the world. Summary: Annual GVA growth levels in the UK and European Union are being recorded in Manchester every quarter It’s just one of several findings in new economic research for the city, which also found the population of Manchester city centre could increase by as much as 63% by 2025 Private and institutional investors from around the world are driving investment levels in Manchester’s property market, attracted by...

Manchester City Centre Population Has Increased 185% in 15 Years

The population of Manchester is also expected to rise to 600,000 in the next two years, as the city’s council outlines a range of economic statistics and projections in its annual State of the City report. With the rapid rise in the city's population, property investment in Manchester could be a great opportunity. Summary: Over 19,000 more people live in Manchester’s two most central city centre wards today compared with 2004 The wider city centre area was expected to house 65,200 residents by mid-2019, an increase of 5,000 in 12...
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