Worcestershire showing resilience to economic uncertainty, but we need to start building the commercial property the county needs says GJS Dillon
Worcestershire is showing resilience to economic uncertainty and businesses are benefiting from its location and the support that’s on offer according to Worcestershire commercial property consultancy GJS Dillon.
‘Quality accommodation that is in the right location can withstand the wider economic uncertainty that has become the norm. This is the case for all sectors and types of accommodation.’ says Andrew Lewis, GJS Dillon’s Commercial Agency Director, who authored GJS Dillon’s Worcestershire Commercial Property Market Report 2023 which has just been published.
GJS Dillon’s Worcestershire Commercial Property Market Report 2023 is available here – https://www.gjsdillon.co.uk/marketreport/
While the take-up of office space increased for the third year in 2022, industrial take-up was down as demand far outstripped supply.
Take-up of office space in 2022 was up on the previous year with transactions totaling 167,353 sq ft compared with 161,853 sq ft during 2021. In contrast, industrial property transactions dropped by 38% from 1,734,834 sq ft in 2021 to 1,095,182 sq ft in 2022.
John Dillon GJS Dillon’s Managing Director added ‘We’ve seen really good take up this year for office and industrial property to let however it is really difficult to buy commercial property in our County. Income generated from our commercial property is often going out of the County. We need to start building what we as a County need rather than simply leaving it to chance and market forces
Phoebe Dawson, Director of Business Engagement at the Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership said: “We value our continued involvement with this report because it is such a well-regarded and informative publication. The details give us an insight into the individual sub-markets so if we are going to bid for Government development grants or have discussions with local Councils we can make informed decisions.”
The figures in the report are based on figures and analysis from CoStar, which it uses to advise vendors, purchasers, developers, landlords, and tenants. The report looks in detail at the county’s six sub-markets for both office and industrial property.
Photo caption: Picture shows from left to right: Mike Sutton, Director of Commercial Building Surveying at GJS Dillon, Phoebe Dawson, Director of Business Engagement at Worcestershire LEP, John Dillon, Managing Director at GJS Dillon and Andrew Lewis, Commercial Agency Director at GJS Dillon
To discuss the report further or to find out more about commercial property for sale or let in Worcestershire contact Andrew Lewis on tel. 019065 676169 or email email@example.com or see www.gjsdillon.co.uk
GJS Dillon is a multi-award-winning commercial property consultancy with its head office in Droitwich. It offers a comprehensive service including sales and lettings, acquisition and business relocation, commercial property management, residential and commercial surveys, valuations, and tenant rent reviews. During its 12 year history, GJS Dillon has established an unrivaled reputation for trusted local expertise throughout Worcestershire.