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Features, analysis, big interviews and video - in-depth articles on the property sector.

Big Interviews

Andrew Percival UPP

A man on the UPP: Andrew Percival interview

Andrew Percival has every right to feel nervous. It is his first major interview since being appointed managing director of UPP Projects last July and he now leads a company that has been responsible for the development of a portfolio of 36,500 student accommodation rooms, not to mention a further £1bn of projects in the development pipeline.

Redrock Stockport leisure complex

A northern soul: Eamonn Boylan interview

In 1979, Eamonn Boylan came to Manchester to study English and American literature. And but for a brief sojourn across the Pennines, Cumbria-born Boylan has stayed in the city that has become his spiritual home ever since.

Tim Rodber (left) and Matt Dawson

Instant results: Tim Rodber and Matt Dawson interview

The word ‘disruptor’ characterised the whole playing career of former England rugby international back row Tim Rodber.

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Professional and legal features

Ginny Warr

Q&A: British Land realises benefits of opening up dialogue with suppliers and advisers

In what is believed to be an industry first, British Land recently organised a conference for its suppliers and advisers.

Finance

Industry secures key revisions to new tax legislation

The property industry has welcomed revisions in this week’s Finance Bill to legislation on tax relief for interest costs that help to address potentially damaging and unintended consequences for property developers and investors.

Courtyard of Chengdu China

Q&A: LFA report shows how valuable architecture is to London’s economy

The economic value of London’s architecture sector was revealed for the first time last week in new research published by the mayor of London’s economics team in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

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Gareth Lewis PwC

Video: PwC's Gareth Lewis on emerging trends in real estate Video

24 March 2017

Following publication of ‘Emerging Trends in Real Estate (global) 2017’ report by PwC and the Urban Land Institute, real estate director Gareth Lewis speaks exclusively to Property Week at Mipim 2017 about the key findings and trends.

Mipim LandAid Tennis cover

Video: 2017 LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic Video

22 March 2017

The LandAid Mipim Tennis Classic 2017 in association with BNP Paribas Real Estate proved a hit as players, spectators and sponsors came together to raise over £20,000 for LandAid, smashing the amount raised in the 2016 competition. Watch highlights of the event below before a full report in next week’s edition of Property Week.

Power 100 video

Property Week launches #PWpower100 at Mipim 2017 Video

21 March 2017

Property Week teamed up with Dentons and Malcolm Hollis to officially launch the Power 100 at Mipim 2017, outlining the thinking behind our inaugural ranking of the 100 most powerful people in property

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Property Analysis

New Bermondsey

Millwall regeneration: into the Lions den

It is one of the most ambitious regeneration schemes in London - and also one of the most controversial. In the past few months, plans by developer Renewal to redevelop a 2.5m sq ft chunk of land surrounding Millwall Club in south-east London have hogged the headlines.

Cannes

Sun shines at Mipim as senior leaders get down to business

What a difference a bit of nice weather makes. The mood at Mipim this year was far more upbeat than last year when ‘Washout Wednesday’ - and the then chancellor George Osborne’s announcement of a 1% increase in stamp duty on commercial property - put a real dampener on things.

Leake St tunnel

Waterloo sunrise: Leake Street Arches

Locals are aware of the hidden gem that is the area around Waterloo station, but for the majority of people who pass through it en route to and from the South Bank, it consists of a series of seemingly impenetrable underpasses and roundabouts surrounding the station and little else.

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Property market features

Westquay Watermark

Tight supply forces developers to embark on office refurbishments

27 March 2017

The central south coast region is undergoing a major transformation, with significant public and private sector investment in new amenities and mixed-use commercial development.

Cardiff

Is Cardiff set for another year of record office take-up?

24 March 2017

Central Square has been at the centre of the Cardiff success story. Now, the Government Property Unit (GPU) is expected to take a pre-let on 300,000 sq ft at 3 Central Square in a deal that could lead to another record year in terms of office take-up for the city - if, that is, there is sufficient space left to satisfy rapidly growing demand. The problem is that there is not.

Hawke Ridge Business Park

High hopes for cutting-edge commercial hub in Wiltshire

24 March 2017

Westbury is an unlikely home for a commercial hub looking to attract SMEs - but that is exactly what one property company is hoping to create at the sleepy stop on the Great Western line down to the Cornish coast.

Showcase Cinema de Lux, Westquay Watermark

Hammerson makes a statement with dedicated leisure complex

24 March 2017

The long-running conflict between Southampton and Portsmouth rumbles on. No doubt each of the Hampshire neighbours would claim their retail and leisure provision is better than the other’s, but with the opening of Westquay Watermark, Southampton might just have pipped its rival.

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