This volume, first published in 1994, is the first collection of original research on the relationships between industrial property and economic development. The contributors, all specialists in their field, highlight the emerging conflicts between the users and the providers of industrial premises; conflicts that may undermine economic potential. The need for flexibility in the use and provision of industrial premises is explored in three contexts: the transformation of the urban fringe; the development of hi-tech premises; and the redevelopment of old or derelict premises.
1. Industrial Property, Policy and Economic Development: The Research Agenda Andy C. Pratt and Rick Ball 2. Documenting Recent Trends in Industrial Property Investment: The Information Requirements of the Private Sector from a Practitioner Perspective Nick Axford 3. Information Sources for Non-Commercial Research on Industrial Property and Industrial Activity Andy C. Pratt 4. The Funding of Developments on Derelict and Contaminated Sites Paul M. Syms 5. New Land Uses: The Recommodification of Land for New Uses on the City Fringe Dick Pratt 6. High Technology Firms and the Property Market John Henneberry 7. The New Partnership: The Local State and the Property Development Industry Rob Imrie and Huw Thomas 8. Charting the Uncharted: Vacant Industrial Premises and the Local Industrial Property Arena Rick Ball 9. Property Ownership, Leasehold Forms and Industrial Change Colin Lizieri