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Park Royal

Built-in wellness is becoming a fact of life

22 September 2017

When the White Collar Factory in Old Street, London, opened its doors earlier this month, it wasn’t so much the office space that drew attention as the 150-metre running track that sits atop the 16-storey building.

Crossrail Elizabeth Line

Joined-up thinking is starting to underpin regeneration

22 September 2017

Disruption is the word of the moment. It was the theme for this year’s RESI Conference, with a focus on proptech and the precision manufacturing of homes.

Alok Sharma RESI

Calculating housing need: one size doesn’t fit all Video

21 September 2017

Last week the government released its much-awaited consultation on a new approach to calculating housing needs, as flagged by Alok Sharma at the RESI Conference.

Bovis Homes

How Fitzgerald’s simple fix turned around Bovis after profit warning

21 September 2017

My DIY achievements have ranged from workmanlike (my deck) to farcical (completing a radiator circuit… minus a 90-degree elbow, resulting in the unexpected appearance of a basement swimming pool).

3D printing

Don’t ignore tech disruptors

21 September 2017

As consumers increasingly turn to online or mobile retail as well as become accustomed to one-hour delivery services, the logistics real estate sector has undergone significant transformation - and undoubtedly more change lies ahead.

The Silvertown Partnership's vision for the area

We need to create environments, not just buildings

21 September 2017

Development has changed and the role of the developer has changed with it. No longer are we being asked to simply design and deliver buildings.

Lowe Guardians

Ease housing crisis with guardians

21 September 2017

Since the 2008 financial crisis, it has been well documented that rental growth has raced ahead of wage inflation.

London Gateway Logistics Centre

Lack of industrial space is a wake-up call

21 September 2017

We live in an age where we can access anything at our fingertips, regardless of the time of day or our location, and we absolutely take it for granted.

Liz Hamson, editor of Property Week

Will industrial shed its big-box spec fears?

22 September 2017

No sooner had I signed off a data story for this week’s blockbuster Sheds supplement on the decline of big-box spec development than our resident shed-head Richard Williams presented me with this week’s splash revealing new developer First Panattoni’s hugely ambitious plans for… ...

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Bitcoin

Bitcoin burnout?

20 September 2017

It was interesting to see the growing use of bitcoin in the property sector highlighted in David Parsley’s piece on the Scottish power couple offering bitcoin payment for luxury Dubai apartments.

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