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Brexit Hitting Commercial Property Builds

Edinburgh
14 March 2019
 

The cities in the UK with the most and least number of commercial properties to let have been revealed with Brexit - or the lack of it - being blamed for the uncertainty hitting new builds and refurbs.

Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show a monthly decline in the number of new UK commercial construction work undertaken by the private sector since December 2017.

The UK cities with the highest number of commercial properties to let in November 2018 on Zoopla were London (6,137), Derby (822), Birmingham (724), Manchester (501) and Leeds (481).

The cities with the lowest number of commercial properties to let in November 2018 were Preston (153), Coventry (145), Belfast (145), Edinburgh (133) and Newport (128).

 

London

When it comes to the capital, the estate advisory organisation Colliers claims that 90% of London office availability is constituted by second-hand product, while new/refurbished availability is down by over a third.

 

Method

Savoy Stewart analysed the number of commercial properties available to let in 20 of the biggest cities in the UK at the end of 2018. The figures were extracted from property website Zoopla for the month of November 2018. The cities were then ordered from highest to lowest.

Picture: Edinburgh on had 133 commercial properties available at the turn of the year.

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 14 March 2019

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