December 2011


2011 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing

2011 winner of Scotland’s most prestigious angling award, the greatest honour in British gamefishing

22 December 2011

The Chairman of the Tay Foundation, owners of the Savills Malloch Trophy – for the largest salmon caught on the fly and safely returned during the year in Scottish waters – is delighted to announce that this year’s winner is Sam Valentine for a fish of 34.5 lb landed on the River Nith.

 
 
Growth sparks Savills 2013 move to Margaret Street, W1

Growth sparks Savills 2013 move to Margaret Street, W1

21 December 2011

International real estate advisor Savills has today (21 December 2011) confirmed it has exchanged an agreement to lease with Great Portland Estates plc, to take a new pre-let at 33 Margaret Street for occupation in early 2013.

 
 
Savills response to the call for changes to the NPPF

Savills response to the call for changes to the NPPF

21 December 2011

MPs are calling on ministers to rewrite a key part of its controversial changes to planning rules in England.

 
 
Five-year growth for UK farmland forecast to outperform the traditional alternatives

Five-year growth for UK farmland forecast to outperform the traditional alternatives

20 December 2011

The capital value growth of UK farmland is forecast to outperform many commodities markets, residential property, UK gilts and West End offices, according to Savills rural research who expects the average value of farmland in the five years from 2012 to increase by 36%. 

 
 
David Bell takes deal of the year for second time at Henderson Awards

David Bell takes deal of the year for second time at Henderson Awards

16 December 2011

David Bell, director in the leisure team, has been awarded by Henderson Global Investors with the ‘deal of the year’ accolade, having previously won in 2009, at the company’s annual retail warehouse fund awards.

 
 
Savills wins  'Best International Property Consultancy Marketing'

Savills wins 'Best International Property Consultancy Marketing'

15 December 2011

Savills won 'Best International Property Consultancy Marketing' at the global International Property Awards sponsored by Bloomberg Television. The winners were announced at the Savoy Hotel in London on 12 December 2011.

 
 
HS2 decision delayed until New Year

HS2 decision delayed until New Year

15 December 2011

The Department for Transport (DfT) in direct response to concerns raised by MPs, has delayed its announcement until the New Year on whether to take forward High Speed 2 (HS2), the London to Birmingham rail link. Christopher Poole, Savills Cheltenham office explains why.

 
 
High commodity prices and interest in rural property helps drive rental values

High commodity prices and interest in rural property helps drive rental values

15 December 2011

Strong rental values should not detract from the long term need to protect the land owner’s position, Savills Estate Management and Consultancy adviser Johnny Dudgeon explains.

 
 
Plan ahead to avoid the inheritance tax trap

Plan ahead to avoid the inheritance tax trap

15 December 2011

A recent court ruling has brought clarity to the rules relating to tax reliefs available to agricultural estates, Savills Head of Professional Services, Clive Beer, explains.

 
 
Keeping out the cold: woodchip prices support forestry values

Keeping out the cold: woodchip prices support forestry values

15 December 2011

Mark Egar, head of estate management and consultancy at Savills discusses the spiralling energy costs which are a major issue for owners of large country houses.

 
 

Key Contacts

Liz Williams-Bew

Liz Williams-Bew

Director
Commercial Marketing & Press

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7409 8140

 

Jamie Jago

Jamie Jago

Director
Residential Press Office

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7016 3880