Fall in number of empty Derry shops and offices

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There has been a fall in the number of empty shops and offices in Derry, according to a new report.

Compled by commercial property agents Lisney, the report that 16.4% of commercial property lies vacant in Derry, down 2.3% on 2012.

“Consumer confidence is on the rise which has been reflected by activity in the market, and whilst there are fewer retailers actively looking for stores in Northern Ireland than elsewhere in the UK, I would predict this stability will continue into 2014 when we should start to see an increase in demand,” Declan Flynn, managing director of Lisney said.

In Strabane empty commercial space increased by 1.3% over the last year.