Metropolis Office Movers in February 2018

Metropolis ran 528 business leads on ‘office movers’ in the slightly  shorter month of February 2018. If all reported moves were added together the total would exceed 15 million sq ft of office searches and transactions, researched by Metropolis’ unique market led intelligence research team. London was the largest region with 235 leads during month, but there were also strong showings from the South East (50),  North West (48), Scotland (42) and Yorkshire (41).  IT and business services were the largest business sectors planning relocations or agreeing moves during the month.

The business leads covered the whole UK and provided details of the size of the office occupier, company likely move dates, a description of the reasons for the move, its business sector and full contact details including an address for written inquiries, at least one telephone number and in most cases an email address. Some of the largest planned moves and top picks amongst the 538 February leads, included those on occupiers Facebook, Anixter, Dar Al Handasah, Novartis and CAF Rail.

The February 2018 leads included 156 ‘identified requirements’, including 82 in London. Which means that the company confirmed to researchers that it has current or future plans to search for alternative office space. Of these 156 searches, 100 were new office searches, not previously notified to clients.

The most recent research also included 151 ‘potential movers’ which were mainly longer-term leads on occupiers, considering a relocation, but the occupier has yet to make a final decision on whether to search.

Most of the remaining stories covered companies that have just signed for new office space and have set a move date, including some large pre-lets and companies inviting tenders for fit-out contracts. The shortest planned move date is just over a month away, whilst the longest was late 2020.

Recent research by Metropolis concluded that a conservative estimate of ‘live’ business tender opportunities on the database in recent months, exceeded £1bn of business.

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