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The Risks of Retail Investment

The ongoing Toys ‘R’ Us saga finally came to a head yesterday, closely followed by Maplin in the race to insolvency. New Look and a few other multiple retailers are also said to be closing in on closure. We have been saying for years that extreme caution is needed when considering retail as an investment…

Cultural Quarter, Leicester – Small New Build Scheme For Sale

The regeneration of the St George’s area into Leicester’s Cultural Quarter continues apace and will be enhanced by the development of a cleared site currently available for sale through Intali. We know it doesn’t look much on the picture (apart from the graffiti – which is NOT listed!) but this is an ideal opportunity to…

Viability – Prepare for Delays

As the best viability consultants on Wellington Street (a very short street in Leicester) we are often asked “where next for viability?” Well now the politicians are getting their yellowed, vote-seeking teeth into it, who knows.  Politicians will do anything to get their name in the press. Even if it means making themselves look less…

Small Development Opportunity – Countesthorpe, Leicester

Small is beautiful – and you may read nothing into that.  While you are thinking about it, allow us to divert you to an unusual opportunity to take a Victorian factory in the South Leicestershire village of Countesthorpe and convert it into five 1 and 2 bedroom apartments.  This is an ideal project for a…

There Once was an Ugly Duckling…….

There once was an ugly duckling – the whole of the St George’s area in Leicester now known as the “Cultural Quarter”. Intali was formed fifteen years ago to bring forward regeneration projects. As this then neglected area was right on our doorstep, it was the focus of our attention. We have been involved in…

Win-Win Student Development Proposed

We have acted for City Styles in Leicester for many years. They have run a thriving business from a very ordinary factory on St Nicholas Circle in Leicester since 1988. Recently the area around them has changed. The Leicester Waterside development directly behind their factory has brought massive new residential schemes with many more in…