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Category: UK Property

Select Property bolsters marketing team with senior hire

Select Property has bolstered its senior leadership team with the appointment of Hannah Rockliffe-Wrigley joining as Global Marketing Director. Rockliffe-Wrigley joins with over 15 years’ marketing experience in the property industry having spent the last five years as Marketing Director at Bruntwood Works, during which Hannah headed up marketing and brand strategy across Bruntwood Works, Affleck’s, Hatch and Bruntwood’s town centres. Prior to this, Rockliffe-Wrigley draws experience from Allied London, Radisson Hotel Group, Dock 10 and Holden Media. In her new role, Rockliffe-Wrigley will develop and deliver Select Property’s marketing...

Select Property launches landmark development in Manchester’s iconic Northern Quarter

First CGIs released of Manchester City Centre’s latest residential development, One Port Street The first building in Select Property’s flagship residential brand, the ‘Prestige Collection’ One Port Street will focus on outstanding resident wellbeing, amenity and service Delivering 477 premium apartments, the development will create 59 jobs and will bring £28M of economic impact to the city.   Select Property, a leading property developer, operator and investment specialist, has launched One Port Street - a landmark residential destination in the heart of Manchester’s vibrant Northern Quarter with construction due to...

Introducing One Port Street, Manchester

Recently voted by TimeOut as one of the world’s ‘coolest neighbourhoods’, attracting creatives and professionals to live and work, the Northern Quarter calls for a residential offering to keep pace with the demands of its inhabitants. Manchester’s creative district built its reputation on a love for independent businesses, a world-class food scene and vibrant street art on every corner. Described for decades as ‘up and coming’, the Northern Quarter is officially the here and now. Self-named ‘NQ’, the hipster hangout is Manchester’s answer to Shoreditch, Brooklyn, or West Hollywood. A...

JLL: Annual investment in UK real estate reaches £10bn

JLL recently published their latest UK Residential Forecasts Report (Q4 2022). Crediting the UK’s chronic housing shortfall as a key driver for the property market’s continued strength and resilience, JLL forecasts that there will be a national shortfall of 610,000 homes over the next five years alone – up from their previous prediction for an already stark shortfall of 500,000. The report also provides a strong insight into the UK’s rental market, forecasting Manchester and Birmingham as leading UK cities for property price and rental growth over the next five...

Manchester rents soar as supply reaches a new low

Urbanbubble just published their Q3 report on Manchester’s rental market, revealing record high demand and record low supply of available property. This supply and demand imbalance is driving rental prices to record levels, with two-bedroom apartments up almost 21% annually. Read this blog for a headline summary or listen to our exclusive podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcasts or Google Podcasts with Urbanbubble’s Ed Howe for unheard insights, key drivers, and future market predictions. Available rental properties in Manchester fell to an all-time low last quarter, with just 360 vacant properties...

6 reasons to invest in Birmingham property

Home to the largest economy outside of London, Birmingham is one of the UK's most important regional hubs. With a thriving job market, mass regeneration across the city, and soon to be a prime beneficiary of High-Speed 2 (HS2), the UK's second city has never been such an attractive place for tenants to live and work. Underpinned by limited supply and increasing demand, Birmingham is seeing market-leading house price and rental growth.   6 reasons why Birmingham is a prime investment opportunity: 1. Strong Demand Increasing by 10,000 people a...

11 things to do in Manchester’s Northern Quarter & Ancoats

Whilst glistening skyscrapers and countless cranes represent a ‘new’ Manchester, it only takes a walk around the Northern Quarter to see – and indeed feel – an unmistakably Mancunian sense of pride in its industrial past. A popular hotspot for creatives, young professionals, and post-graduates to live and work, the Northern Quarter is no longer ‘up and coming’, it’s officially the here and now. Self-named ‘NQ’, the district built its reputation on a love for independent businesses, incredible food, world-class nightlife, and one thing you can’t ignore – street art...

Mini-budget stamp duty cut: what you need to know

Up 11% annually, the average UK house price reached a record high of £294,260 in August 2022. While the UK property market remains as resilient and rewarding as ever, rising house prices are making it harder for first-time buyers to enter the housing market.   The September mini-budget In an attempt to make buying property easier for UK residents, unveiled as part of the UK government’s ‘mini budget’, Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng announced cuts to Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on 23rd September, coming into effect straight away. The Chancellor said:...

Birmingham property prices set to rise by 27%

It’s the UK city everyone’s talking about. Attracting tourists from all over the world, Birmingham ‘exceeded expectations’ for its hosting of the Commonwealth Games between 28th July – 8th August 2022. The international muti-sporting event catapulted Birmingham onto the global stage, showcasing the potential of the UK’s second city for an audience of 1 billion people. But as the banners around the stadium stated, ‘Sport is Just the Beginning’. The legacy of the Games will be felt for years to come.   ‘The Commonwealth Games Effect’ Since 1970, the UK...

‘No end in sight’ for Manchester’s supply and demand imbalance

It’s no secret that the performance of the UK property market is underpinned by the limited supply and increasing demand of available property. Seeing consistent growth despite the increasing pressures on the cost of living, the prime rental market is continuing to defy economic conditions as pent up demand and urbanisation soars. Showing no sign of slowing, Rightmove reported over 150 million monthly website visits last quarter, with an increase in searches for keywords such as co-working space, facilities, pets, outside space, and community.   Rents continue to break records...
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