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  • Twentytwo Bishopsgate and City skyline sunset
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    The lioness and her pussycat

    2019-06-06T23:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Liz Hamson
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    It’s not about us, it’s about you

    2019-06-06T23:00:00Z

    I received a complaint via email last week. There is nothing particularly unusual in that. 

  • Twitter debate #sciencetech
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    Twitter debate: how industry can support #sciencetech

    2019-06-06T23:00:00Z

    Last month, Property Week and Bidwells took to Twitter to ask what lies ahead for the burgeoning science and tech sector.

  • High street
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    How to revitalise the high street

    2019-06-05T23:00:00Z

    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
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    Wellness is no passing fad

    2019-06-05T23:00:00Z

    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
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    Modernising investment agency

    2019-06-05T23:00:00Z

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

  • Flats
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    Time to celebrate renting as a lifestyle choice

    2019-06-05T15:18:00Z

    Editor: As Samuel Horti touched on in his recent market report, a chief job of branding agencies is to work with developers to get the unique benefits of BTR across to target consumers .

  • Theresa May
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    End of May brings threat to stability

    2019-06-05T14:53:00Z

    Editor: While Theresa May’s resignation was not much of a shock, it raises the question of whether the property industry should take stock of new threats a change of leadership might bring.

  • Trailblazers Logo
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    Trailblazers bring fresh thinking

    2019-05-31T10:40:00Z

    The property sector hasn’t always had a reputation for embracing change, but in recent years there has been a big shift in attitude. We have seen a flow of new talent into the industry, bringing fresh thinking and innovative ways of doing things, with technology a key enabler.

  • Housing estate being built
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    Disruption has a profound impact

    2019-05-31T10:35:00Z

    Disruption is such a 21st-century word. I’m not talking about stock market flash crashes or the Grayling effect on rail services, but something much bigger that can affect almost every aspect of our daily lives.