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Leisure-led Merseyside developments tipped for property investment

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has taken many of the plaudits in past decades, but Merseyside is now coming to the fore with demand driven by the numerous large-scale infrastructure developments taking place here. Liverpool had a difficult post-war period, but has been on an upward trajectory since being selected as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city has caught the eye of many investors in recent years…

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Why the leisure sector must create ‘Place Purpose’

Guest Blog for The Leisure Property Forum, by Thomas Rose, Co-founder – P-THREE Our belief at P-THREE is that by helping to create places with purpose, the lives of the people who use these places are enhanced, and as a result, success for everyone involved will follow. However the challenge the leisure sector faces is how do we really create a “Place Purpose”? The need to lease space to an occupier because it is vacant is usually the overriding factor when it comes to decision making. As a result, there is…

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Can the UK high street be saved?

This summer I went on a staycation through the English countryside and villages. Rounding a corner, I was suddenly shocked by a sight that has been lost for so long that it has been declared … DEAD! Behold a High Street! It may sound dramatic, but we all yearn for a romanticised version of the quintessential High Street. Millions of tourists arrive every year to find one (I used to be one of them!). It is a mythical place where Miss Marple gets her morning kippers; Doc Martin actively avoids…everyone;…

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