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28 June 2017

A boost for the economy in York area as Science Park set to generate over 2,800 Jobs and New Homes

AN £85 million science park which could generate more than 2,800 jobs for York and North Yorkshire has been given the green light. Inspired by York and Cambridge science parks, Flaxby Green Park will be situated alongside the A1, between York and Knaresborough, and will seek to attract bio-science and research and development companies offering often [...]

20 June 2017

Retirees spend a record £3.7bn paying rent

Countrywide’s Monthly Letting Index published this month, shows that retirees in Great Britain are becoming a larger part of the rental market. Over the last 12 months people who have retired paid a total of £3.7bn in rent, up 216% from the £1.2bn they paid in 2007 (table 1). This increase means that £1 in every £14 (or 7.3%) paid by tenants in [...]

15 June 2017

£6.2m build is taking shape

WORK is underway on York’s latest student development after a Leeds construction firm won the £6.2 million contract to build it. York developer S Harrison, which is behind the 106-bedroom project, has appointed GMI Construction Group to create the scheme in Percy’s Lane. The project is being built on the site of the former industrial unit owned by [...]

1 June 2017

More London investors buy outside the capital than ever before

Countrywide plc Monthly Lettings Index – April 2017 Findings from the most recent lettings index carried out by leading nationao property group, Countrywide Plc has reveleaed that a record number of investors based in London are searching for properties in the North due to a range of incentives including higher yields and lower stamp duty costs. Key [...]