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  • Diversity inclusion hands
    Online

    Protecting mental health in construction

    2019-05-16T15:31:00Z

    This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an opportunity for all of us to show solidarity with our colleagues, friends and family who may be struggling with mental health problems, and to consider ways we can help them.

  • High street
    Insight

    Let’s reimagine our high streets

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    Debenhams has joined the ever-growing list of retailers that have fallen prey to the long, slow death of Britain’s high streets.

  • Construction
    Insight

    Development as a force for good

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    At Newcore, we are out twisting the arms of the wealthy and generous of Oxford and the South East to raise £3m of extra funds to regenerate a church, crèche, café, drugs outreach and community centre in one of the poorest parts of Oxford.

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    Retail therapy aids mental health

    2019-05-15T23:00:00Z

    This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this Monday Ellandi, working with Knight Frank, published its latest annual research into community shopping centres, titled Beyond Retail. 

  • Brexit
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    Brexit calls for landlord flexibility

    2019-05-13T14:56:00Z

    Brexit is having an impact in the rental as well as the for-sale market. Concerns are growing over changes to regulation; dips in property value; possible interest rate hikes meaning rents will have to increase, affecting affordability for tenants; and the ambiguity around having EU nationals as tenants.

  • High street
    Online

    The store is not dead, but we need new metrics to judge its success

    2019-05-13T11:21:00Z

    It’s hard to avoid headlines decrying the death of the high street. It’s true that sales from shops are declining, but cursing the growth of online for killing the retail store is missing the point.

  • Wirral Waters
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    Something stirs in Wirral Waters

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    Something stirs in the long-still Wirral Waters. Dutch pension fund APG is close to taking a punt on John Whittaker’s Peel Holdings’ plan (pictured) to regenerate 500 acres of Birkenhead docks, aka Wirral Waters – far more mellifluous.

  • Warehouse
    Insight

    UK offers higher returns

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    For almost a decade now, the UK logistics sector has been undergoing a fundamental, structural change, driven by the insatiable appetite of the UK consumer for goods to be delivered to a place of their choosing.

  • Leeds skyline
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    No need to be spooked by Brexit

    2019-05-09T23:00:00Z

    Amid all the Brexit anxiety, overseas investor sentiment has cooled towards UK property. Undoubtedly some investors are keeping their powder dry before making significant commitments to the UK. While uncertainty persists, this is likely to remain the case.

  • Using laptop
    Insight

    Service culture will transform the sector

    2019-05-08T23:00:00Z

    Service providers have entered the real estate sector on the back of the rise in the service economy, sitting between the landlord and the tenant. The latter generally no longer signs a long lease and increasingly takes on less of the occupational risk, such as being subject to market rent ...