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UK Students Choose Established Brands for Their Property

Community Hub space at Vita Student Edinburgh, with students working on laptops on shared work benches. Vita Student's communal facilities harbour a sense of community unrivalled in the marketplace.

New survey also reveals importance of accommodation with a sense of community, helping investors to choose properties that will command high tenant demand. Summary: 40% of new first-year students living in purpose-built student accommodation in the UK say brand recognition is a key influencer when deciding where to live New survey also reveals the importance… Read more »

Manchester & North Set for Boost in Government Investment?

MediaCity UK in Salford Quays, Manchester at night, with the glow of the lights illuminating the water in the foreground.

Following the general election result, the Treasury is proposing to reform rules dictating which cities and regions receive government investment. Summary: Manchester and the north of England could become the focus of new government investment and spending targets The UK Treasury is looking to redefine the rules which outline how, and where, the government makes… Read more »

Property Investment & UK General Election 2019 – Reaction

Boris Johnson on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London UK. In December 2019, Johnson and the Conservative party won a majority in the 2019 general election. The Conservatives have won a large majority at the UK general election. With Boris Johnson elected prime minister, here’s what property investors need to know. What’s happened? The UK general election, held on Thursday 12th December 2019, has resulted in a majority victory for the Conservative party. Boris Johnson has been elected as prime minister.... Read more »

Property Investment & UK General Election 2019 Preview

Property Investment & UK General Election 2019 – Preview As the UK heads to the polls, we preview where the main parties stand on key housing issues – and what property investors need to know. On Thursday 12th December 2019, the UK will hold a general election. For the second time in two and a half years, the British public will cast their vote... Read more »

Manchester to Shanghai Direct Flight Route Announced

A Juneyao Air plane taking off from a runway. The airline has just announced the opening of a new direct flight route between Shanghai and Manchester, which city leaders hope will help to drive economic growth in Manchester and the North of England.

The new route, launched by Juneyao Air, is hailed by business leaders as a huge economic boost for Manchester and the north of England. Summary: For the first time, a new direct flight route between Manchester and Shanghai has been announced Starting from March 2020, Juneyao Air will operate three flights a week between China’s… Read more »

Affinity Living Embankment West Wins Big at National Property Awards

Gareth Marshall, Kristen Lee-Mottershead and Giles Beswick from Select Property Group holding the award for Residential High-rise Development UK at the 19/20 UK Property Awards. They are holding the award in front of the official UK Property Awards signage at the ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London on 25th October 2019. The award was given to Select Property Group's Affinity Living Embankment West project in Manchester. Select Property Group's project in Manchester city centre scooped the Residential High-rise Development UK prize at the 2019/20 UK Property Awards at a prestigious ceremony in central London. The project forms part of a wider neighbourhood of regeneration located on the former site of Manchester Exchange station. The Embankment neighbourhood will become the gateway to... Read more »

Manchester Economic Growth Larger Than UK and European Union

Aerial view looking down on Spinningfields and Deansgate in Manchester city centre. The shot captures some of the main financial glass buildings in Spinningfields, as well as looking down Deansgate towards the north of the city.

New research highlights the pace of growth in Manchester amid surging demand for real estate in the city from investors around the world. Summary: Annual GVA growth levels in the UK and European Union are being recorded in Manchester every quarter It’s just one of several findings in new economic research for the city, which… Read more »

Manchester City Centre Population Has Increased 185% in 15 Years

Market Street in Manchester city, busy with people shopping. The population of Manchester continues to rise.

The population of Manchester is also expected to rise to 600,000 in the next two years, as the city’s council outlines a range of economic statistics and projections in its annual State of the City report. Summary: Over 19,000 more people live in Manchester’s two most central city centre wards today compared with 2004 The… Read more »