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John Andrews FRICS MARLA is a Chartered Valuation Surveyor and Partner in the long established firm of Doolittle & Dalley LLP of Kidderminster and Bridgnorth. For over forty years he has practised throughout North Worcestershire and South Shropshire, with an emphasis on Wyre Forest and Bridgnorth areas.

Born in Kidderminster, educated at King Charles Grammar School, he has long connections with the carpet industry. Local knowledge and understanding of the area in which he operates, has resulted in many clients being advised regarding sales, letting and valuation of residential and commercial property in these areas.

A monthly report on the commercial property market appears in the Kidderminster Shuttle written by him, gives up to date news on the local property market.

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 21st November 2013

Is this the end of the recession?

Doolittle & Dalley’s commercial department has seen another month of sustained interest in commercial property throughout the Wyre Forest area, with not only small factory units being let, but also for the first time in two years there seems to be a slight improvement with regard to the letting of offices.

Posted at 7:00am Thursday 24th October 2013

Economic recovery continues

Throughout the Wyre Forest area there are signs that the economic recovery is continuing, as far as commercial property is concerned, but perhaps not at quite such a pace as seemed the pace several months ago.

Posted at 5:00pm Friday 27th September 2013

Are there better times ahead?

FOR some time we have been reporting that there were signs of a general improvement in the economy which was filtering through from manufacturing and is starting to have an effect on the local economy overall. The announcement by the Bank of England to keep interest rates fixed for up to three years, has added that extra bit of confidence, such that for the first time in a long time, it is possible to see further than six months ahead and that the general economic situation should improve.

Posted at 9:00am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

Further investment needed in Kidderminster town centre

Signs are that private investment is now starting to infiltrate Kidderminster Town Centre, with several rejuvenation schemes either started or planned.

Posted at 4:35pm Tuesday 25th June 2013

Optimism growing for an economic recovery

Over the last month further signs of growing confidence in the business sector are still evident when relating this to enquiry for commercial property.

Posted at 12:15pm Wednesday 29th May 2013

I’m confident better times will lie ahead

FROM the enquiries at our office over the past month, it’s clear that levels of confidence in the business community seem to be improving. There are now more encouraging signs that businesses feel we are entering a more stable period, such that they can look forward to some growth in their turnover and profitability, rather than continuing to ‘financially tread water’.

Posted at 7:00am Tuesday 23rd April 2013

Mixed use development is the way forward

GONE are the days when planners can rigidly stick to planning policies which appeared to be written in stone, and for years have made any commercial development a matter of jumping through hoops to satisfy the planners.

Posted at 10:32am Thursday 21st March 2013

On the way up

Despite the gloomy news on the economy which we are still seeing in the Press and talk of a sluggish recovery, when looking around the Wyre Forest area, there are now clear signs of better economic prosperity.

Posted at 5:15pm Thursday 28th February 2013

A brighter spring in prospect

Looking around the Wyre Forest area although the government is predicting difficult times, the shoots of Spring are starting to emerge with the amount of new development taking place in the area.

Posted at 10:04am Tuesday 29th January 2013

Commercial property: 2012 finishes with a surprise

THIS time last year the outlook for commercial property looked rather bleak, and although the Wyre Forest area seemed to be faring better than some other areas in the Midlands, it looked like a year when commercial property in the district was not going to perform very well.

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