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Targeting net zero carbon in urban logistics: challenges and opportunities

Targeting net zero carbon in urban logistics: challenges and opportunities

In late 2023, Chancerygate appointed Cathy Myatt as its first ever head of ESG (environmental, social and governance) to support the business’s sustainable UK and European growth plans. Here, she examines the importance of net zero, Chancerygate’s current activity and […]

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Blending urban logistics to create convenience

Blending urban logistics to create convenience

Although most of our developments focus on purely providing urban logistics accommodation in strategic locations, there are some that comprise multiple uses. Our most recent development of this type is the £30m, 200,000 sq ft Bourges View in Peterborough. In […]

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What’s in store for 2024? A look ahead on the UK urban logistics property sector

What’s in store for 2024? A look ahead on the UK urban logistics property sector

Last year proved to be one of adjustment within the UK urban logistics property sector following the significant downturn which began in the second quarter of 2022. However, as we enter 2024, we feel the market has corrected and we […]

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Always keep eyes on your assets

Always keep eyes on your assets

A common perception is that once the deal has been done and the asset has been fully let an asset manager can relax a little. Unfortunately, that is rarely the case and, in fact, asset managers need to remain vigilant […]

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The Chancerygate Foundation: Trailblazing in the property sector

The Chancerygate Foundation: Trailblazing in the property sector

Established in 2020 by Chancerygate founder Andrew Johnson and his wife Vanzel Johnson, the Chancerygate Foundation’s purpose is to address the lack of diversity within the property sector. Through its work, the Foundation provides financial and personal support to British […]

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Setting out a strategic vision for Chancerygate’s European growth journey

Setting out a strategic vision for Chancerygate’s European growth journey

In early 2023, Chancerygate appointed Jason Sharman as its first European director as part of an ambitious expansion strategy. With a 24-year career working in central Europe, Jason has extensive knowledge of the European property, multi-let industrial (MLI) and urban […]

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The importance of ESG in urban logistics development

The importance of ESG in urban logistics development

Environmental, social and governance (ESG) plays an increasingly significant role within the development of new urban logistics schemes. Here, I have explored how Chancerygate implements best ESG practices to protect and improve the land we’re developing and the local ecology, […]

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MEES is here: What now for asset managers?

MEES is here: What now for asset managers?

Rules for non-domestic landlords around a property’s energy efficiency are changing. As from April 1, 2023, it is now an offence to continue to let or rent out a commercial property if it does not have an Energy Performance Certificate […]

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Regional viewpoint: urban logistics in the North West

Regional viewpoint: urban logistics in the North West

As the UK’s largest urban logistics property developer and the only one operating nationwide, Chancerygate is in a unique position to explore factors shaping regional urban logistics markets. This article examines the North West and how our developments in the […]

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Challenges and opportunities: 2023’s UK urban logistics property sector trends

Challenges and opportunities: 2023’s UK urban logistics property sector trends

A combination of macro issues sparked by September’s mini budget including a new prime minister, further interest rate rises, increased inflation, energy price hikes and industrial action meant a tumultuous end to 2022. The extraordinary capital growth that the UK […]

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What makes a great trade park?

What makes a great trade park?

A significant amount of research is produced on the UK industrial and logistics market, however very little focuses on trade parks in particular as these are relatively new phenomena. The trade counter market is a sector in itself and trade […]

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How will the rise in electric vehicles impact urban logistics and industrial developments?

How will the rise in electric vehicles impact urban logistics and industrial developments?

Driven by the wider global move away from petrochemicals towards greener more sustainable energy, the use of electric vehicles (EVs) is set to exponentially grow within the UK in the coming years. Urgent consideration needs to be given as to […]

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To B or not to B: How will changes in EPC legislation impact asset management?

To B or not to B: How will changes in EPC legislation impact asset management?

Energy efficiency has gone from being a ‘nice to have’ for commercial and industrial properties to a legal requirement. Emissions from the heating and power from non-domestic buildings now accounts for 12 per cent of all in the UK, meaning […]

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Why new build smaller industrial units are integral to service local economies and diverse occupiers

Why new build smaller industrial units are integral to service local economies and diverse occupiers

Local economies are built on a diverse range of SME businesses. To serve these businesses, high-quality modern industrial units are required to meet their needs. However, there is currently an undersupply of ‘Grade A’ stock across the UK. Some areas […]

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New demand, affordability and ESG: 2022’s UK industrial property sector trends

New demand, affordability and ESG: 2022’s UK industrial property sector trends

Chancerygate has experienced at first hand the extraordinary growth in occupational and institutional demand for industrial space over the past couple of years. According to research by Savills, 2021 saw more than 50m sq ft taken up for the second […]

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Market Insights: Building on a national reputation to become the South West’s leading multi-unit industrial developer

Market Insights: Building on a national reputation to become the South West’s leading multi-unit industrial developer

In conjunction with the opening of our Bristol office, the latest in our regionalised series focuses on the South West and South Wales. Chancerygate’s development director Rupert Joseland, who heads up the Bristol office, shares his thoughts on the current […]

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Why speculative industrial development funding enables investor and occupier demand to be met

Why speculative industrial development funding enables investor and occupier demand to be met

Demand for new, high-quality industrial space is growing exponentially across the UK, and speculative development is a vital component in meeting this. To enable this, debt and equity funding is key. Although the pandemic has made industrial the asset class […]

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Innovative thinking is key when planning for urban logistics

Innovative thinking is key when planning for urban logistics

E-tail’s proliferation, accelerated further by the recent pandemic, has emphasised the need for logistic hubs within urban areas to meet business and consumer expectations. However, with this growing demand comes planning challenges, notably how to best integrate logistics operations into […]

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Market Insights: Becoming multi-use industrial developer of choice in the North and Scotland

Market Insights: Becoming multi-use industrial developer of choice in the North and Scotland

In the second feature of our regionalised series, Chancerygate’s development director, Mike Walker, and development manager, Chris Brown, share their thoughts on how the business has built a presence within the north of England and Scotland, and what makes our […]

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What are the key factors when developing land near watercourses?

What are the key factors when developing land near watercourses?

Developing land for commercial use which is close to a watercourse brings a unique array of challenges to be considered. Not only does the work need to meet the requirements set by regulatory bodies, it also needs to ensure the […]

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Remediating sites to facilitate commercial development

Remediating sites to facilitate commercial development

Remediation of brownfield sites is often required to return land to a condition from which it can be developed and regenerated. Undertaking this remediation work brings a unique array of challenges. All remediation work must meet the agreed requirements of […]

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Why engaging with commercial occupiers is vital as Covid-19 rent enforcement restrictions lift

Why engaging with commercial occupiers is vital as Covid-19 rent enforcement restrictions lift

This article has been be co-authored by Chancerygate’s head of asset management, Rory Finnan, and Paul Tomkins, partner and head of property litigation at national law firm Freeths. Despite some businesses being unable to trade fully during recent months as […]

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Continued demand for high-quality space paints a positive picture for the industrial property market in 2021

Continued demand for high-quality space paints a positive picture for the industrial property market in 2021

2020 was a year of rapid change for the UK industrial property market due to the unique set of social and economic circumstances created by the impact of the C19 pandemic. Existing trends, such as the rise of ecommerce and […]

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Market insights: Developing a strong reputation for industrial property in the Midlands

Market insights: Developing a strong reputation for industrial property in the Midlands

The first in our regionalised series, Chancerygate’s development director and head of our Birmingham office, Mark Garrity, shares his thoughts on how we’ve built a presence within the Midlands since opening our base in the region in January 2019. We’ve […]

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What are the key challenges and considerations when undertaking a complex refurbishment project on a listed building?

What are the key challenges and considerations when undertaking a complex refurbishment project on a listed building?

What are the key challenges and considerations when undertaking a complex refurbishment project on a listed building? Referred to as being of special architectural or historic interest, a Listed Building brings with it a unique set of circumstances when compared […]

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Why is sustainability important in the industrial sector?

Why is sustainability important in the industrial sector?

Why is sustainability important in the Industrial sector? Sustainability is well established as a key factor in the investment and development of real estate. Environmental awareness is probably the greatest it has ever been, and the benefits sustainable buildings can […]

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Why is industrial property still an investment class to consider post Covid-19?

Why is industrial property still an investment class to consider post Covid-19?

To say the global coronavirus pandemic has shocked the global economy would be an understatement. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast a slump in output to rival the Great Depression, and we are mindful of how an economy characterised […]

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Why the residential squeeze is driving investors to buy-to-let commercial property

Why the residential squeeze is driving investors to buy-to-let commercial property

Life has been made harder for residential buy-to-let landlords over the past decade. An avalanche of tax reforms and stricter regulations since 2010 have made buy-to-let increasingly unattractive. It is no wonder that around half of private investors are threatening […]

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Small units vs big boxes: Supply of smaller Grade A units is not meeting burgeoning demand

Small units vs big boxes: Supply of smaller Grade A units is not meeting burgeoning demand

Big-box logistics deals make for big headlines, but what is the truth behind the UK’s burgeoning industrial and warehouse sector? The commercial property market is currently facing a healthy supply of large-scale warehousing and logistics product, with speculative units of […]

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Overseas investors are waking up to the UK regions

Overseas investors are waking up to the UK regions

Commercial property in the UK’s regions is proving increasingly attractive to international investors. Far Eastern money was the first to be enticed by prospect of higher yielding assets offered regionally. Now, confidence is growing among Middle East and American funds, […]

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Bespoke industrial units: Top three tips for building with unique design requirements

Bespoke industrial units: Top three tips for building with unique design requirements

For many businesses, relocating to new commercial property means simply stepping into a non-bespoke property. Most companies require little more than an appropriately sized ‘shed’ to cater for their industrial needs. However, some companies need to meet a variety of […]

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