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  • Creative office

    Is your business fit for tomorrow?


    How do you successfully grow a business and make it future-proof? Every reader will have their own idea about this, but I’m sure we can all agree that to be future winners in our sector we’re going to have to be more progressive and challenge what have become industry, or ...

  • Boris Johnson

    Anyone but Boris for Tory leader


    So farewell then, Theresa May. You are a decent, dedicated, hardworking person who bore a great burden with dignity and fortitude. You have earned our sympathy. Sadly, you were quite spectacularly incapable of discharging the responsibilities of prime minister.

  • Planning

    Next round of planning must deliver the economic growth Scotland needs


    Scotland is at a crossroads… again. Every 10 years, we seem to end up back in the same place, rehearsing the same old arguments. I am not referring to Scotland or the UK’s constitutional future but a topic that is almost as contentious: planning.

  • London houses

    Over-rail development can get London’s housing targets back on track


    London is in the midst of a housing crisis and despite chatter in the media from politicians and pundits, little action has been taken. To meet London’s housing targets, we must look at creative, fast-track and sustainable solutions. No response ticks more of these boxes than over-rail development.  

  • Twentytwo Bishopsgate and City skyline sunset

    The lioness and her pussycat


    PLP’s lead architect on 22 Bishopgate, Karen Cook, is a fierce defender of her craft, according to Sir Stuart Lipton, creator of the 1.4m sq ft City tower, which has just topped out at 945ft. “She is a lion; a brilliant architect,” he says. “But every lion needs a lion ...

  • High street

    How to revitalise the high street


    The number of empty shops on Britain’s high streets rose by more than 7,500 last year, and the number of retail openings have fallen every year since 2015, when they were overtaken by closures. While some high streets continue to thrive, many others appear dormant and need to transform.

  • Working

    Wellness is no passing fad


    There is a lot of hype about the flexible office market and it is true to say that it is growing exponentially, with large players, corporate landlords and smaller, more bespoke brands jostling for a piece of the action.

  • Proptech

    Modernising investment agency


    Embracing modern investment marketing methods and technological change has not been easy for the real estate industry.

  • City tech

    Urban Land Institute launches paper on how technology is changing cities


    The Urban Land Institute, leaders of creating sustainable communities, has launched an Urban Technology Framework to help cities advance into the next generation.

  • Brexit

    Brexit breathing room


    While uncertainty continues to cloud the UK residential development market, Avamore Capital’s Q2 Market Bulletin  suggests, particularly in the residential development space, that the extension of the Brexit deadline to 31 October has created some breathing room for developers to move ahead with their projects.