Karen Overbury

Karen Overbury

Karen Overbury is Deputy Head of our Business & Commercial Unit, which writes and produces the daily Journal Business pages plus business and commercial supplements. Karen is also editor of The Journal homemaker with a special interest in residential and commercial property.

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Quorumn Business Park

Two more firms move to Quorum Business Park

Quorum Business Park continues to witness new job growth having recently welcomed two established North East businesses to the North Newcastle business park

The new Baltic Place development in Gatesheade

Bulk of North East office deals completed on out-of-town space

The first quarter of 2014 saw nearly 170,000 sq ft of office deals in the North East with the bulk of the transactions completed being out-of-town

The former Tetley warehouse now leased to Tekmar Energy

Combined forces for Tekmar deal

Silverstone Building Consultancy have recently completed a refurbishment project at Tekmar’s new production facility following a referral from Bradley Hall who secured the deal with the marine engineering specialists, subject to a programme of enabling works

What is driving this renewed competition in the market place?

Multiple factors 'rallying' UK commercial property market

Economic growth is up, unemployment is down, inflation has fallen and following suit the commercial property market has rallied and is beginning to look a lot more positive

104 acre Merchant Park scheme in Newton Aycliffe

Agents appointed to market Merchant Park

Merchant Place Developments has appointed the industrial agency teams of CBRE and HTA Real Estate as joint agents on its 104-acre Merchant Park scheme in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Trinity and Stockbridge House, Newcastle Quayside

Regions 'benefiting from overheated South East'

The first quarter has borne witness to a marked improvement in the regional commercial property investment market, with demand at its strongest since the zenith of early 2007

New green targets 'are achievable'

As the Government's latest revisions to Part-L Regs 2013 come in to play on April 6, Simon Groom considers how best to achieve the new targets


easyJet set for major expansion after securing Luton Airport deal

Low-cost airline easyJet has secured a new 10-year deal with Luton Airport which could see it double in size at the site

An artist's impression of the Stephenson Quarter in Newcastle

Activity surge in all areas of the North East commercial property sector

Danny Cramman and Tony Wordsworth review market activity within the North East industrial and office sectors

The former Co-operative department Store on Gallowgate, Newcastle

Hotel and shops plan for former Co-op building in Newcastle

The former Co-operative department store in Newcastle city centre, which has lain empty for some years, is being brought back to life as a mixed-use scheme, incorporating leisure facilities, hotel accommodation and retail units


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