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4th March 2015
Council’s green light for £15m retail park in Holywood

Council’s green light for £15m retail park in Holywood

The Co Down town of Holywood is set to get a major new retail park, which is hoped will attract major international brands to the town. The £15m scheme called Front was granted planning permission by Ards and North Down Borough Council. Developer Robinson Family Ltd is looking to attract a high-profile anchor tenant, hoped […]
10th February 2015
2015 Revaluation Business Rates Facts & Figures

2015 Revaluation Business Rates Facts & Figures

Welcome to Dunlop Heywood’s Business Rates guide 2015 and beyond.  This document aims to provide everything you need to know about business rates if you are a property owner or occupier in Northern Ireland. Download the document here.
29th January 2015
Tax powers ‘will boost commercial property’ in Northern Ireland

Tax powers ‘will boost commercial property’ in Northern Ireland

  Northern Ireland saw major commercial property investment in 2014 – and the prospect of devolution of corporation tax means even better days could be around the corner. Commercial property agents CBRE’s 2015 Outlook said investment sales of £500m had been concluded in 2014 – while loan sales of £1.7bn had been reached by banks […]
22nd January 2015
Confidence Returns as Vacancy Rates Fall

Confidence Returns as Vacancy Rates Fall

The 2014 Northern Ireland Commercial Property Report has revealed that retail vacancy rates across towns and cities have fallen to 17.7% in 2014 from 19.1% the previous year. The report, published today by leading commercial property agents Lisney, is the most comprehensive and longest established study of the commercial property market in Northern Ireland across […]
27th November 2014
Draft Non Domestic Valuation List – Net Annual Values

Draft Non Domestic Valuation List – Net Annual Values

Land & Property Services (LPS) has completed the revaluation of all non-domestic properties in Northern Ireland for rates purposes. A Schedule of Draft Rateable Values is now available to view. These values will be used to assess rate bills from April 2015 onwards. Currently non domestic (business) rate bills are based on 2001 rental values. […]
29th September 2011
Lower rate call to fill up shops

Lower rate call to fill up shops

Local authorities have been urged to reduce rates to halt increasing numbers of town centre shops going empty in Northern Ireland. A new report into the commercial property market also revealed a lack of office development in the centre of Belfast, which it is claimed could create a shortage of Grade A space and have […]
2nd September 2011
Interest runs high in Yorkshire’s only speculative commercial build

Interest runs high in Yorkshire’s only speculative commercial build

Developers of the only speculative commercial premises currently available in Yorkshire – a 50,480sq.ft. development set in 2.7 acres at Melton West Business Park, near Hull – have reported a steady flow of enquiries from across the UK. Contractors for Wykeland Group, the Hull-based commercial property development specialists, have just put the finishing touches to […]