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The Long Weekend – The Aftermath!

OK – we wouldn’t want to labour the point but it is worth a brief note about the aftermath from the Happy Friday blog. The response from customers and professional colleagues was overwhelmingly positive. Yes – we have had a good-natured mickey taking but frankly we deserve it! We have also had a number of…

The Long Weekend

A recent article by the excellent David Smith discussed the UK’s productivity problem – it is definitely worth a read. The “take-out’s” are: German workers put in 300 hours a year less than us in the UK but produce 34.5% more. European countries with higher productivity than the UK, work shorter hours The law of…

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…