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Saturday, 18 November 2017 News

The British Heart Foundation returns to Ballymena

The British Heart Foundation returns to Ballymena

Murphy Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, one of N Ireland’s leading retail agents, have secured premises for our retained client’s, the BHF, at 48 Ballymoney Street, Ballymena.

The 3,000 sqft premises is one of three planned new store for our client in Northern Ireland during 2018.

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Saturday, 18 November 2017 News

Team Murphy gets a First

Team Murphy gets a First

At Murphy we are equestrian sport fan's and like to support all things equine.

At the start of 2018, we found that we had to purchase a new horse and after some 45 viewings of various animals at the start of the year, we settled on a Irish sports horse, that we call BIG Benny.

One of the things we love about horses is that we...

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Monday, 02 October 2017 News

Card Factory to open six shops in Ireland

Card Factory to open six shops in Ireland

UK greeting card specialist Card Factory is to open six shops in Ireland by the end of 2017 and has ambitious plans for another 69 outlets over the next five years.

The retailer has secured units at Northside Shopping Centre, Drogheda Town Centre and the Courtyard Shopping Centre in Newbridge along with...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 News

Murphy complete St Patrick's endurance ride

Murphy complete St Patrick's endurance ride

Last week end saw Mr Murphy and his Irish sports horse BIG BENNY take part in the 2017 St Patricks endurance ride run by ILDRA at Downpatrick's race course.

This year we entered the 16 km pleasure ride, as we are new to each other and still forming a partnership.  So we adopted a safety first approach to this ride out.

As...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 News

Up sizing Belfast

Up sizing Belfast

At Murphy we are always looking for trends and positive signs in the Northern Ireland retail market.

At present we are seeing some retailers up size into larger premises in Belfast city centre.

Pandora have up sized from 650 sqft on William street South to Cornmarket and a new store of 1500 sqft.  They assigned there old...

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Monday, 04 September 2017 News

Murphy 20 years in N Ireland property

Murphy 20 years in N Ireland property

Its always a bit scary, when you reach a mile stone, in your working life.

This month sees Mr Murphy, 20 years in the Northern Ireland property market.

Having started our venture into property some 30 years ago, moving to Scotland to study and work, I started my first Job in Northern Ireland in September 1997.

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Monday, 22 May 2017 News

Card Factory to open in Boucher Shopping Park Belfast

Card Factory to open in Boucher Shopping Park Belfast

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

The 1900 sqft unit in the boucher shopping Park is the latest store that Murphy have secured for our client's in N...

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Thursday, 06 April 2017 News

Murphy retained to help Eurochange

Murphy retained to help Eurochange

Murphy Chartered Surveyors, have been retained by wwweurochange.co.uk to help with the expansion of there business into Northern Ireland.

Our latest client is a retail bureau de change specialist and has been trading for some 40 plus years across high street and shopping centre location's in the UK, with 143 branches nationwide to...

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Thursday, 16 March 2017 News

Derriaghy industrial park see continued rental growth after refurbishment

Derriaghy industrial park see continued rental growth after refurbishment

Murphy Chartered Surveyors, have been working as strategic asset managers for the owners of Derrighy Industrial Park over the last 12 months.

During this period of a continuous refurbishment program, we have seen 8 new occupiers to the estate, such as Clarke Millar foods, Dunmurry Upholstery and H and J Martin to name some, with...

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Saturday, 18 February 2017 News

Newbridge Silverware opens in Belfast's Arthur street

Newbridge Silverware opens in Belfast's Arthur street

Murphy's first meeting with www.newbridgesilverware.com was in the summer of 2015.

At that time, they wanted to open a dedicated boutique store in Belfast, the first in the UK.

Murphy were appointed to review the market and present opportunities for consideration.

At that time the client felt the right building just...

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Monday, 13 February 2017 News

Former Ulsterbank building on Main street Newcastle now being redeveloped

Former Ulsterbank building on Main street Newcastle now being redeveloped

We happened to be passing through Newcastle heading into the mournes for a walk this week.

It was great to see a former Ulster bank in a prime site has been bought, demolished and a new development under way, all within 12 months of the bank closing.

The development by Alterity from Belfast, is a change from the norm for them,...

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Friday, 03 February 2017 News

Northern Ireland development activity spreading into smaller towns

Northern Ireland development activity spreading into smaller towns

As a company, that makes it our business to notice what's happening in our Northern Ireland towns, its refreshing to know that new development is happening not just in Belfast, however in smaller towns such as Hillsborough.

Over the last 24 months their has been lots of activity for a town of 3500 people.

We have seen the...

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Wednesday, 01 February 2017 News

Cheque Centre leave Northern Ireland

Cheque Centre leave Northern Ireland

At Murphy, we always have a heavy heart when a company you helped grow in your region closes and in this case leaves.

Cheque Centre, like many other alternative lenders, sprung up out of the recessions years in the last decade.

In Northern Ireland they entered the market in 2010 and by 2014 had some 28 outlets, all acquired...

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Wednesday, 07 December 2016 News

10 years in Belfast prime retail pitch

10 years in Belfast prime retail pitch

At this time of year, it is always use full to look back at the year for retail property to date.

This year we decided to look back a little further, 10 years in fact.

We had a quick look at some key street, to see what has changed, namely Donegall Belfast, Castle Lane, Cornmarket, Arthur Street and Ann street.

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Monday, 28 November 2016 News

Murphy secure premises for Newbridge Silverware

Murphy secure premises for Newbridge Silverware

Murphy Chartered Surveyors, one of Northern Ireland's leading retail and leisure advisers has secured premises in Belfast for one of Ireland's most renowned retail brands, Newbridge Silverware.

The new boutique will be located in 43 Arthur Street Belfast, adjacent to Avoca and Fred J Malcolms in a newly refurbish period building.

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