An insight into the changing nature of the industrial and business space property market and how business space development schemes can be initiated and implemented to revitalise urban areas.
Introduction. The investment and development market. The property market and the UK economy. Property investment: the rationale. Finance for property development. Property components. Business use space. Traditional light industrial development. Workspace and business centres. Implementation at the local level. Local economic and employment development. Government initiatives and incentives. Development control, planning gain and legal agreements. Implementation by local authorities through land ownership. Local authority powers and controls on capital expenditure. Development appraisal. Development appraisal, private sector land ownership. Development appraisal, local authority land ownership. Index.