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Insight

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

Big Interviews

Mark Bourgeois

Mark of success: Mark Bourgeois interview

At a time of great uncertainty for the retail property market, Hammerson’s UK and Ireland managing director Mark Bourgeois reveals to Property Week how the retail landlord has managed to stay ahead of the pack.

Julia Calabrese

Creative outlets: Julia Calabrese interview

McArthurGlen’s chief executive Julia Calabrese talks to Property Week about the company’s growth plans and how she thinks the thriving retail outlet sector will fare going forward.

Angelica Donati

Property matchmaker: Angelica Donati interview

Proptech company Houzen is setting out its stall as a ‘Tinder for tenants’.

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Professional and legal features

Travis Perkins, St Pancras

New PDR for light industrial won’t be a panacea for developers

Last month, a new permitted development right (PDR) came into force that allows the change of use of a building from light industrial to residential. The right is temporary, lasting for three years from 1 October 2017.

Finn Williams, Public Practice launch

New body hopes to ease pressure on local authority planning departments

Public Practice wants to help councils cut costs, avoid planning delays and improve relations with the private sector.

Women working in office

Apprenticeships are preferable to 'any old degree'

School-leavers need to know more about their career options in property.

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Property Analysis

Google, Toronto

Toronto: the city of androids

Google has unveiled ambitious plans to transform Toronto into a smart city, complete with delivery robots and autonomous vehicles.

Walter Truffino

PW Tech Bytes: how to tackle the tech test Video

Earlier this month, experts gathered at Mishcon de Reya’s offices for the first in a series of Property Week TechByte seminars to discuss the way forward for the industry on its daunting but necessary proptech journey.

Philip Hammond

Stamp duty in the spotlight ahead of next week’s Budget

As he faces renewed calls to rethink stamp duty in the final run-up to the Budget, chancellor Philip Hammond is said to be considering a range of options for the unpopular tax, including scrapping it entirely for first-time buyers.

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Property market features

New Garden Square, Edgbaston

Ambitious plans to transform Edgbaston are well under way

17 November 2017

At this time of year, when leaves are still falling from the tree-lined streets of Edgbaston, one of Birmingham’s most affluent districts, you would be forgiven for wondering if it needed regeneration.

Birmingham

Investors eye up Birmingham as the city heads for a ‘purple patch’

17 November 2017

SevenCapital was one of the first developers to start looking for sites in Birmingham after the financial crisis and continues to be one of the most active players in the market.

RadioStation Rugby scheme, Houlton

A brand-new mini town for Rugby is changing the West Midlands map

17 November 2017

Sajid Javid, secretary of state for communities and local government, took time out of his busy schedule to visit the RadioStation site on the outskirts of Rugby during a visit to the West Midlands last month.

Mixed-use scheme looks set to transform derelict site in Walsall

17 November 2017

A planned development scheme in Walsall is one step closer to being delivered after it was granted a cash injection from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

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