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Old vs New - Commercial Space

A recent survey on first time buyers in the UK concluded that just one in 5 people would prefer a new build over an older home.

A recent survey on first time buyers in the UK concluded that just one in 5 people would prefer a new build over an older home.

Reasons cited were charm, character, outside space, larger rooms and more storage. It got us thinking, do people feel the same about office space and apartments?

I personally I would prefer a newer house, but (of course!) I am a huge fan of the character and charm of an older building. A renovation gives the best of both worlds, so modern interiors with a touch of the history and character you only find in older buildings.

Here at Heritage we love our Victorian buildings. Both were completed at the height of the Industrial Revolution, and feature oak and steel beams, original signs and etchings and the impressive stonework. Not to mention the stories these walls could tell. 

Of course, we know that buildings of this age will spring leaks occasionally and it’s all part of nurturing a quirky Grade II listed building. Luckily -unlike buying a house- that’s our problem – not the tenant’s!

Aug 22, 2016

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