As the slate is wiped on 2021, we thought we would look over the proverbial shoulder at UK Property Forums and get a fix on the top stories from our three journals: Eastern Echo, London West and Thames Tap.
The story of the potential relocation of the Royal Berkshire Hospital, reported by Thames Tap editor Alan Bunce in November, was the big standout winner for 2021. It was a big scoop which has massive real estate implications for Reading Borough Council and by implication, Wokingham Borough Council.
Encouragingly stories posted in Eastern Echo and London West are also starting to feature in our Top 10 hits. And as ever there are anomalies, such as the Bodicote story which can be partly explained by the association with local Facebook groups and other social media channels which ensure our stories are read by local community groups.
Top stories across all three of our journals in 2021 (click to view)
- Royal Berks could be on the move (Thames Tap)
- Foodstore approved for Bodicote (Thames Tap)
- Click and collect for B&Q in Twickenham (London West)
- JLL makes a noise about Kneller Hall (London West)
- Cambridge hotel site to become 80 bed care home (Eastern Echo)
- Winners announced for OxPropFest 2021 (Thames Tap)
- OxPropFest Awards contenders announced (Thames Tap)
- Three takes 117000 sq ft at Green Park (Thames Tap)
- Next to take 50000 sq ft at Parkway Centre Newbury (Thames Tap)
- Station Hill wins approval (Thames Tap)
Eastern Echo top five stories in 2021
- Cambridge hotel site to become 80 bed care home
- Bellway and Latimer agree to deliver 1200 homes in Cherry Hinton
- Approval for Barratts 100 new home development in Hatfield Peverel
- Ox-Cam arc really starting to gather momentum
- Hayfield proposes 80 eco-friendly luxury homes in Bedford
London West top five stories in 2021
- Click and collect for B&Q in Twickenham
- JLL makes a noise about Kneller Hall
- Berkeley Group to build homes at Gillette Corner
- Brentford FC kick off at a new stadium
- Ultra-low emission zone expands into west London
Thames Tap top five stories in 2021
- Royal Berks could be on the move
- Foodstore approved for Bodicote
- Winners announced for OxPropFest 2021
- OxPropFest Awards contenders announced
- Three takes 117000 sq ft at Green Park
Matthew Battle, managing director of UK Property Forums, said: “2021 has been the year when UK Property Forums and our three journals came of age, registering a record 28,500 page hits during the last four weeks of 2021. The positive signals coming from our readers reflects the success of our model, free access to quality news and views across the regional markets. Drawing upon the knowledge and skills of our journalists, we work hard to fill the gap between national trade press and the coverage of local property news. Long may it continue into 2022!”
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