Businesses urged to create ‘engaging’ office spaces

Companies must create "engaging" office spaces to maximise workplace productivity, according to a North West business leader.Mark Penketh, managing director of Wirral-based office furniture firm The Penketh Group, believes features including vibrant decor and comfortable breakout spaces can increase employee engagement.He tells Move Commercial: “Creating interesting and engaging spaces that help people ... Read More...

On-site progress for Middlewood Locks scheme

The start of construction work at Middlewood Locks will allow “real progress” to be seen at the 24-acre Greater Manchester development, according to a firm behind the project.FairBriar International – a joint venture between Scarborough Group International, China-based Hualing Group, and Singapore-listed property development and investment group Metro Holdings Limited – ... Read More...

North West property experts react to PDR extension

Commercial property insiders have spoken out about what lies ahead for the North West’s office stock, following the government’s decision to make permitted development rights (PDR) permanent.PDRs, which allow underused office buildings to be turned into residential accommodation without planning permission, were temporarily introduced in 2013 and were due to ... Read More...