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Friday, 01 February 2013 News

Murphy help Card Factory open their 25th store in N Ireland

Murphy help Card Factory open their 25th store in N Ireland

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultant have helped Card Factory acquire their 25 th store in N Ireland.

The latest store is in The Quays Shopping Centre in Newry and is 3000 sqft, next to the entrance of Sainsburys, on the main mall.We had been waiting some time for the right deal to come along in this scheme and we have...

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Friday, 01 February 2013 News

Opinion: The future of retail is destined to be shaped by convenience.

Opinion: The future of retail is destined to be shaped by convenience.

With the High Street going through a revolution at the minute, it can be hard to put you finger on what is and could happen. Where is the future!

In our experience one of the successful strategies coming from occupiers, are those that offer, value, multi – channel and convenience retail, will be the ones that will...

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Tuesday, 01 January 2013 News

NI trade counter market active

NI trade counter market active

The last year has seen increased activity in the trade counter market in NI.

Topps Tiles, Screw Fix, Yesss Electrical, CeF and several local NI business have all opened new stores or relocated to new premises.

This is a positive sign for the construction industry and home improvements market, that at a level there is activity...

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Saturday, 01 December 2012 News

Murphy saves over £1.3 million in rent roll

Murphy saves over £1.3 million in rent roll

Murphy Chartered Surveyors & Property Consultants have been working hard over the last two years on behalf of retailers, to reduce their property costs, in their portfolio in Northern Ireland.

Over recent years we have saved just over £1.3 million in rent roll for our retained clients which include companies such as Card...

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Saturday, 01 December 2012 News

E-retailing boom increasing demand for 21st century warehousing

E-retailing boom increasing demand for 21st century warehousing

Radical changes in how we shop has already impacted on our malls and HighStreets with higher Vacancies and falling rents, but it is also poised tohave an impact on the warehouse sector across the country.

With the growing demand for advanced logistics support by the majore-retailers it is putting demand back into the industrial market...

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Monday, 01 October 2012 News

Card Factory have opened in Northcott Centre Belfast

Card Factory have opened in Northcott Centre Belfast

Card factory have opened a new 1650 sqft store in the redeveloped Northcott Centre in North Belfast.

The scheme, owned and developed by Tesco, in anchored by a Tesco Extra with four other units in a Euromall Design.

The scheme replaced what was one of the first shopping centres built in Northern Ireland more than 35 years...

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Monday, 01 October 2012 News

Rents may be higher, but etailers need physical stores

Rents may be higher, but etailers need physical stores

There is a fluidity about the word ‘shop’ at the moment, which means old certainties have been more or less wiped clean. A shop can be a place you walk into. Equally, it may be an entity encountered solely on a computer monitor or, at a push, a hybrid of the two.

The latter is what is becoming known in some quarters as a...

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Monday, 01 October 2012 News

The cost effectiveness of serviced offices for the N Ireland economy

The cost effectiveness of serviced offices for the N Ireland economy

As occupiers move towards more flexible and “virtual” working, some new research reveals serviced offices may be more cost effective than conventional leases in some cases.

In these changing times in the N Ireland economy and with most local offices users being small companies, with limited resources, the serviced office...

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Saturday, 01 September 2012 News

Tiger opens their first shop in N Ireland

Tiger opens their first shop in N Ireland

www.tigerstores.co.uk the home retailer has opened their first store in N Ireland in the Quays centre in Newry.The 1500 sqft store is located close the the entrance of Sainsbury’s on the main mall and offers something new to the scheme.Hopefully they will open more stores in 2013.

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Saturday, 01 September 2012 News

Click and collect

Click and collect

Click and collect is the latest revolution in what’s now known as multi channel retailing.

With delivery turning out to be a downside of online retail, main retailers are offering the click and collect offer within stores or in some cases, a click and collect only sites has been established.

I wonder how this will help...

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Wednesday, 01 August 2012 News

Tony Kealys Irelands Premier Pram Store opens in Belfast

Tony Kealys Irelands Premier Pram Store opens in Belfast

Tony Kealy has opened in Belfast Boucher Crescent.

The 5000 sq ft flagship store will sell products from prams, furniture, car seats, toys and bedding along with other general merchandise for babies and small children.

With the closure of so many ELC stores and Mothercare stores, this will give families a further choice in the...

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Sunday, 29 July 2012 News

British Heart foundation opens on Castle Lane Belfast

British Heart foundation opens on Castle Lane Belfast

The British Heart Foundation have opened there latest flagship store in Belfast.

The 2000 sq ft store in Castle Lane Belfast is one of three stores the company has opened in N Ireland with the help of Murphy Surveyors.

They are also planning some further outlets in Newtownards and Omagh.

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Sunday, 29 July 2012 News

Cheque Centre opens in Castle Court

Cheque Centre opens in Castle Court

Cheque Centre has opened a flagship store in one of N Irelands largest shopping centres, Castle Court in Belfast.

The 700 sq ft store is at one of the main entrances to the scheme and will site alongside the Halifax as part of the schemes main financial services offer.

Eamonn Murphy said ” It has taken...

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Friday, 29 June 2012 News

Pop Up shops are the part of our future

Pop Up shops are the part of our future

Retail is changing fast and one of the latest trends is the Pop Up shop.

Retailers are increasingly taking advantage of either empty store that have a fit out they can work with on a temporary basis or are just looking to test out a location to see if it is suitable for their business.

The mass closure of high street stores in...

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Friday, 29 June 2012 News

Card Factory helps DeCourcy

Card Factory helps DeCourcy

Card Factory have decided to take a short term let in the DeCourcy Centre to test the location as a possible long term location.

The scheme has gone through allot of transformations in recent years following the relocation of Tesco.

The scheme now has a new anchor in Home Bargains, with other occupiers including New Look, Bon...

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