Can rural office space compete with town space

Styles, Andrew (2008) Can rural office space compete with town space. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Rural office space has emerged from the increased participation by farmers into property development as a means of diversification. Previously property development undertaken in rural areas was dominated by the reuse of redundant agricultural buildings for residential purposes. Now with the government's increasing focus on sustainability, Planning Policy Statement 7 and its predecessor, Planning Policy Guidance 7, place an increasing emphasis on the reuse of redundant agricultural buildings for commercial purposes in order to aid struggling rural economies reliant on agriculture. This has led to an increase in rural office space development and commercial development as a whole. This dissertation focuses on whether rural office space can compete with town office space. Further questions are asked regarding the strength of such a unique market and what advantages can be seen within it. With the current stagnation and over supply within much of the UK office markets, the creation of extra competition from a new source of office space could be highly damaging. Research established that rural office space does compete with town office space, however competition will vary depending on certain factors. Rural office space is largely very successful, providing benefits that town office space no longer can. Currently demand seems to be strong nationwide, however with this new form, over supply and stagnation could soon become serious issues.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/952

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