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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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Monday, 13 April 2020 News

Mass rent default

Mass rent default

As we move forward into week four of the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown by the government, thousands of businesses in the UK and Ireland are planning to or are in the process of withholding or considering withholding rents depending, when these have been demanded.

This will not be a one off, but an ongoing process as the...

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Friday, 10 April 2020 News

Beyond the Covid-19 lockdown - we will all get it at some point

Beyond the Covid-19 lockdown - we will all get it at some point

I am sure, like me, you are consuming news and information on the virus and how to deal with it from a personal and business point of view.

We are all going to get it eventually, it's just when, how bad and if you need help, can you get it.

At this point we are in a lock down holding pattern....we will all be out on "prisoner...

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Friday, 06 March 2020 News

Card Factory renew lease in Castle court

Card Factory renew lease in Castle court

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure estate agents, have helped Card Factory with their lease renewal negotiations in Belfast's Castle court.

As our client come's close to the end of a 10 year period in the scheme, they have taken stock of the current trading level and...

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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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Friday, 27 September 2019 News

Mseven launch Belfast office building

Mseven launch Belfast office building

Murphy Chartered Surveyors popped along to the launch of the newly refurbished Mseven office building in Belfast this month.

The premises at 20 Adelaide street has been extensively refurbished over the last year and provides 20,000 sqft of space, in suites, of 2,200 sqft, for the SME market.

I thought the space was fantastic...

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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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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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Monday, 01 July 2019 News

THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION RELOCATE IN BELFAST

THE BRITISH HEART FOUNDATION RELOCATE IN BELFAST

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure agents, have secured premises for our retained clients, the BHF, in Belfast city centre.

The 2,000 sqft unit is located at 23 Fountain Street.

As a result of the Belfast, Primark fire, our client had to close there...

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Tuesday, 22 January 2019 News

Conway asks Murphy for help

Conway asks Murphy for help

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure agents, have secured new premises for our client's, Conway Opticians.

The company has been in Castle Street, Belfast for some 25 years and now at the end of a lease, in a building that is earmarked for redevelopment, they are...

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Friday, 20 July 2018 News

Derriaghy see's further take up and rental growth

Derriaghy see's further take up and rental growth

I always get a "good feeling" when an asset management strategy, in the main, comes together for a client.

Murphy have been helping the owner of the Derriaghy Industrial estate, a 150,000 sqft industrial estate, on 13 acres in Dunmurry, implement the strategy they had when purchasing the asset.

My role as a strategic adviser...

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 News

EURO CHANGE OPEN SECOND SITE IN N IRELAND

EURO CHANGE OPEN SECOND SITE IN N IRELAND

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail and leisure advisers, are proud to announce that our client's Eurochanges have opened their second outlet in Northern Ireland

The outlet was built around a stair case in the main mall of the shopping centre, in what I believe has one of Belfast's...

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