• Osit st dunstans

    Flexible offices need the human touch to thrive


    As Liz Hamson wrote in her leader article last week, flexible office providers are expanding – and fast.

  • Housebuilders

    Has the delivery of new housing reached a plateau?


    Last week’s new housing statistics from the Ministry of Housing, Communities Local Government may have gone slightly unnoticed coming on the same day as Theresa May outlined her proposed Brexit agreement to ministers, triggering a sharp fall in housebuilders’ share prices.

  • Crescent shopping centre, Hinckley

    Physical stores still have a role to play in retail


    Revo’s latest report, Tomorrow’s World: Retail on the Line, and headlines such as ‘TK Maxx moves to Oxford Street’ corroborate our view that, although the nature of retailing and the use of physical space as part of a retailer’s business model are undoubtedly changing, shops are still critical to

  • Amazon distribution centre

    High street retailers can benefit from ‘bricks to clicks’


    Amazon’s ‘try before you buy’ fashion service, which launched in the form of a central London pop-up shop on Baker Street last month, is further proof that this retailer is increasingly aware of what it’s missing out on by not having a physical presence on the UK’s high street.

  • Old brewery gardens prosperity

    Letwin’s right - we need to mix it up


    Potentially lost alongside the Autumn Budget, which saw the chancellor announce a glut of new government spending measures with his eyes still firmly on Brexit, was the final part of Oliver Letwin’s independent review into build-out rates in Britain.

  • Flats

    Reform could make leasehold work for all parties


    As Steve Norris notes in his recent comment article, the property industry has acknowledged that leasehold has genuine problems and many have taken steps to change that.

  • Budget

    Brexit casts a shadow over Budget’s proposals


    As Property Week’s Budget coverage highlighted, the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) mildly upgraded its growth forecasts and now expects the UK economy to grow at 1.6% in 2019, up from the 1.3% spring forecast.

  • Mountpark Logistics Sered

    UK should look to CEE for logistics opportunities


    Property Week’s article on Expo Real in Munich rightly indicated the seemingly unstoppable rise of the industrial and logistics sector in the UK and Europe

  • _CALL OFF DUTY logo

    SDLT rise would be smokescreen


    The chancellor has pledged to publish a consultation in January on a 1% SDLT surcharge for non-residents buying residential property in England and Northern Ireland.

  • intu Metrocentre

    Good design is key to making resi developments work on retail sites


    Intu Properties is just one of many retail businesses looking to incorporate residential communities into their existing developments.