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Thames Valley Property Report: Q1 2022

Whilst Omicron slowed office activity towards the end of 2021, take up levels have been normalising in Q1.
March 16, 2022
The workplace is changing. Companies are thinking smarter, looking to make better use of technology to make their workspace leaner and greener.

It is increasingly recognised as not just a place to do work but also as a powerful tool to bring companies and customers together to enhance collaboration, learning and mentoring, as well as to attract and retain talent.

2022 could be the year that businesses bite the office bullet and commit to a future workplace strategy to meet their future needs, as well as those of their people and clients / customers.

Of course, there remain lots of uncertainties, including how the property market will evolve amid the invasion of Ukraine by Russia.

What impact could this war and the resulting sanctions on Russia have on the UK property investment market? Time will tell and we are monitoring developments closely.

Meanwhile, here in the UK, rising inflation is putting pressure on build costs and rents, and there are questions over just how far the industrial boom can go. How can we ensure that enough industrial land is supplied to meet demand?

These questions, together with the fluidity of the Thames Valley property market, make it a time of both opportunity and potential challenge, as we explore in our latest market report.

To discuss your office and industrial needs, whether you are an occupier, investor or developer, don’t hesitate to get in touch.