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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 News

How to shop in-store has changed

How to shop in-store has changed

As more businesses open up, the way we shop has changed.

We are now encouraged to be patient, queue and adopt a no touch common sense approach to only pick up items we really think we are going to buy.

We are seeing some businesses deciding to introduce quarantine procedures for clothes / books for between 48...

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Thursday, 14 May 2020 News

We may have to live with covid-19 in retail

We may have to live with covid-19 in retail

As the pandemic unfolds we are now getting a message that we may just have to live with the virus for the foreseeable future.

The economy has shown negative growth in the first quarter of 2020 and the lock down will push the UK into a recession which could last some time as the economy and society adjusts.

So what could be the...

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Wednesday, 29 April 2020 News

call pay collect

call pay collect

How is your high street working to date.

My local one is "call, pay and collect" mostly. A few businesses are offering an enhanced service by doing social distancing, waiting zones at the door and some delivery.

The month of April has seen essential local business pushing forward to survive and help the local community in...

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Thursday, 05 March 2020 News

o'neills halo store now open in Belfast city centre

o'neills halo store now open in Belfast city centre

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and property consultants have helped o'neills identify and acquire there latest store in Northern Ireland.

The 9000 sqft halo store is located on Royal Avenue Belfast, in what will become known as o'neills corner.

As someone who is active in country life and the horse world, I would regularly be...

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Friday, 17 January 2020 News

oneills to open in Belfast city centre

oneills to open in Belfast city centre

When my clients oneills said they might look at a Belfast city centre store a few years ago I said I would keep a watching brief. 

The brief was simple, we need 10,000 sqft approx for a total occupational budget of X. 

After identifying the best options in terms of size and planting the seeds with building owners, it...

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Tuesday, 31 December 2019 News

NM Money open in Ballymena

NM Money open in Ballymena

NM Money have now opened there sixth Northern Ireland store in Tower centre, Ballymena, during the months of December 2019.

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants a leading retail and leisure agent in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 News

CARD FACTORY OPEN SECOND RETAIL WAREHOUSE UNIT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

CARD FACTORY OPEN SECOND RETAIL WAREHOUSE UNIT IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure agents, have secured further premises for our retained clients, Card Factory, in Newry

The 1,500 sqft unit is located in the Damolly retail park and is located beside Costa and Home Bargains .

This is the second retail...

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Wednesday, 20 November 2019 News

NM MONEY OPEN FIFTH STORE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

NM MONEY OPEN FIFTH STORE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

NM Money have now opened there fifth Northern Ireland store in abbey centre, Newtownabbey, during the months of November 2019.

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants a leading retail and leisure agent in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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Thursday, 10 October 2019 News

Flying Tiger pop into Abbey Centre

Flying Tiger pop into Abbey Centre

Our client Flying Tiger Stores Ireland have had a great experience in Belfast castle lane for their first store in Northern Ireland, since opening in November 2015.

The good people of NI love them, it seems and they have decided to open a pop up store in abbey centre Newtownabbey from Oct 2019 to January 2020 to spread their...

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Friday, 20 September 2019 News

Revo always learning

Revo always learning

I attended this years Revo Liverpool event for some networking, learning and deal making.

The room was full of mixed emotions, with the retail and leisure industry very much in the state of evolution.

Some interesting things have been learned from the seminars

. the fall in footfall in centre's is driven by family...

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Friday, 06 September 2019 News

NM Money open fourth store in Northern Ireland

NM Money open fourth store in Northern Ireland

NM Money have now opened there fourth Northern Ireland store in Bow street mall Lisburn, during the months of September 2019.

Murphy chartered surveyors and property consultants a leading retail and leisure agent in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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Tuesday, 27 August 2019 News

The British Heart Foundation surrender lease

The British Heart Foundation surrender lease

Murphy Chartered Surveyors have negotiated the surrender terms of a lease held by the British Heart Foundation to make way for a redevelopment.

Our client has been in the same location for some 20 years, however the passage of time can mean a building can become rip for demolition and redevelopment.

This is the case for...

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Friday, 16 August 2019 News

card factory open their 1000th shop

card factory open their 1000th shop

I am always excited when a client reaches a mile stone in their business and in some small way, you have helped through your efforts and hard work.

Our clients Card Factory open their 1000th shop today in England, with a further 25 stores planned for 2019.

I started helping the company look at expanding into Northern Ireland...

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Monday, 01 July 2019 News

Card Factory open in cookstown

Card Factory open in cookstown

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure agents, have secured further premises for our retained clients, Card Factory, in Cookstown

The 2,000 sqft unit will be located in Cookstown towns centre at number 60 William street.

This will be the...

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Monday, 03 June 2019 News

NM Money are now opened in Bangor

NM Money are now opened in Bangor

NM Money have now opened there first Northern Ireland store in Bloomfield Shopping Centre Bangor, during the months of May 2019.

Murphy chartered surveyors and property consultants a leading retail and leisure agents in the region, have helped identify and negotiate the transaction.

The premises offer currency / travel money...

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