London Midtown Office & Retail Markets

Our extensive research provides a detailed and often unique insight into London Midtown’s Office & Retail markets and with our joint venture company, Union Street Partners, the London South Bank commercial property market.

In Midtown, we have tracked quarterly Take-up, Availability, Future Supply and Investment activity in WC1, WC2, part EC1 and part EC4 for two property cycles which is why, once the insight of our experienced property professionals is applied, it is considered by many to be the most credible, dedicated commercial property research available for this market.

Our quarterly reports are published alongside our annual 'Centre of London' research, monitoring London's central core running from the top of Midtown’s northern border at King’s Cross through to the South Bank and our bi-annual 'Midtown Retail Bulletin', which provides a detailed insight into the exciting Retail & Leisure changes taking place in this continually evolving market.

Latest Research

The London Midtown Retail Bulletin - Autumn/Winter 2016

Midtown’s retail & leisure landscape is hugely diverse, from the main thoroughfares of Holborn, High Holborn, Kingsway, Strand and Fleet Street, to stand out destinations such as Lamb’s Conduit Street, Exmouth Market and Leather Lane plus the exciting regeneration areas such as Chancery Lane and Hatton Garden.

Each issue of our retail market bulletin will provide an insight into activity and trends across these locations, using the first hand knowledge of our retail & leisure team.

A ‘buoyant retail market’, the 2017 Rating Revaluation and a look at what is happening on Strand, WC2 are the themes for our latest London Midtown Retail Bulletin from the retail & leisure team.

Download the London Midtown Retail Autumn/Winter 2016 Bulletin

The London Midtown Office & Retail Market Q3 16

"The office market in London’s Midtown saw an increasing polarisation between New and Secondhand space in the three months following the EU Referendum.

Our latest market update shows that, in the three months immediately after the vote, the Availability of Secondhand space rose by 31% to 948,693 sq ft as businesses sought to rationalise their offices.

With its high concentration of law firms, accountants and other professional advisers, Midtown is widely seen as being a likely ‘winner’ from the run-up to a Brexit as businesses take advice and reframe their operations ahead of life outside the EU.

The Midtown office Investment market in the 3rd Quarter was dominated by a single transaction. RBS’s purchase of 440 Strand, WC2, for £198m accounted for approaching two thirds of the total activity in the quarter of £349m."

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