Colliers International

Scottish commercial property investment volumes weak in 2020 but rebound predicted

Investment volumes in Scotland totalled £1.3 billion last year, down from £2.1bn in 2021 and the weakest annual figure since 2012, largely due to the impact of pandemic lockdown measures. But with some sectors performing well, a rebound is expected this year, according to new analysis from Colliers International.

Published 29 January 2021

Development opportunities unveiled at three hotels

Three hotels which could be converted to new uses have been released for sale.

Published 3 November 2020

Scottish commercial property investment volumes pick up during Q3

Investment volumes in Scottish commercial property staged a recovery between July and September 2020, buoyed by the best third quarter for office deals in five years, according to analysis from two separate reports.

Published 19 October 2020

'Thousands of Scottish businesses' threatened by non-domestic rates appeals backlog

The Scottish Government's postponement of non-domestic rates revaluation by a year to April 2023 will push more businesses over the edge in the absence of urgent measures to tackle the appeals backlog, property experts are warning.

Published 3 September 2020

Edinburgh officially approves ‘world-class’ artificial surf park

Scotland’s first artificial surf park is to be developed in Edinburgh after plans were approved by the local authority.

Published 19 June 2019

Provan gas works site to host £100m Barlinnie Prison replacement

A site close to the Provan gas works in Glasgow is the only place currently being considered for the replacement of Barlinnie Prison, according to the Scottish Prison Service (SPS).

Published 11 February 2019

Populist lobbying turning Planning Bill into major economic liability, planners warn

The Planning (Scotland) Bill, currently before the Scottish Parliament, risks harming the system it was designed to help as lobby groups seek to hijack the legislation for populist ends, planning experts from Colliers International have warned.

Published 7 August 2018

Scotland’s first artificial surf park gets planning green light

Planning permission has been secured to develop Scotland's first man-made surf park in Edinburgh.

Published 26 April 2018

Edinburgh revealed as number one UK ‘hot spot’ for hotel development

Global real estate adviser Colliers International has named Edinburgh as the UK’s top city for hotel development.

Published 5 March 2018

Planning in principle secured for HMP Highland

Councillors have given planning permission in principle (PPP) for the new HMP Highland, a state of the art facility that will be the first new prison in the north of Scotland for more than a century.

Published 24 October 2017

HMP Highland submitted for planning

Commercial property specialist Colliers International has prepared and lodged a Planning Permission in Principle (PPP) application for the first new prison in the Highlands of Scotland for more than a century.

Published 1 June 2017

Scotland’s first artificial wave park submitted for planning

The company behind plans for Scotland’s first artificial wave park has today submitted its formal planning application to the City of Edinburgh Council.

Published 30 May 2017