Alex writes for the Legal & Professional section of Property Week.
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Clouds gather over Irish office markets
Property Week asks what impact the coronavirus lockdown, weakened flexible office sector and Brexit will have on the Belfast and Dublin office markets this year after five years of growth.
The women breaking barriers across the property industry
Professional organisations for women are helping to address gender imbalance in the property industry
Coronavirus could have serious ramifications for real estate
Retail sector expected to be hardest hit by virus while disruption to supply chains could jeopardise construction.
ICG-Longbow expands development finance platform
ICG-Longbow, the real estate division of Intermediate Capital Group (ICG), has appointed Jai Patel as head of development finance and Nicholas Black as a director.
Elephant and Castle shopping centre decision appealed
An application seeking permission to appeal against the High Court’s decision not to overturn planning approval for the Elephant and Castle shopping centre has been submitted.
Freehold sets out to bridge property’s LGBT equality gap
When David Mann and Saleem Fazal met nearly 10 years ago, the property sector was a very different place
Eight-year planning-to-delivery time for large housing sites, report shows
Large housing sites of 2,000 or more dwellings take over eight years on average to get from the submission of initial planning applications to the delivery of the first homes, according to a report by planning and development consultant Lichfields.
Showdown over mayor’s green agenda for new London Plan
Sadiq Khan urges government to back environmental proposals, but critics say they defy national policy
3-4 Embankment in Leeds bought for £20.5m
ADAPT Real Estate and Ship Street Advisors have acquired 3-4 Embankment in Leeds from XLB and Harbert for £20.5m.
Government white paper set to speed up planning system
Paper is expected to outline proposals to simplify the planning process and speed up housing delivery
Court of Appeal again rules in favour of Tate
The Court of Appeal has rejected the appeal from the residents of the Neo Bankside development on London’s South Bank to have part of the Tate Modern’s viewing platform cordoned off.
Investment in UK hotels increases by more than a quarter
Investment in the UK hotel sector in 2019 reached £6bn, an increase of 26%, according to the report ‘UK Hotel Capital Markets: Investment Review 2020’, published by Knight Frank.
Cushman & Wakefield expands Birmingham capital markets team
Cushman & Wakefield has appointed Ned Jones to head its capital markets team in Birmingham.
Octopus Real Estate strengthens retirement team
Octopus Real Estate has appointed Marcus Adam as development director.
Hines secures London mixed-use scheme
Hines has bought a mixed-use retail and office scheme in the West End of London.
Jenrick reveals planning goals
The secretary of state for housing Robert Jenrick has given the industry an early indication of what to expect from the forthcoming planning white paper.
Amazon’s rates appeal could encourage other revaluations
Online retailer won case against Cannock Chase council arguing that mezzanines did not count as floorspace
FORE’s plans for £90m speculative London office approved
FORE Partnership has received planning permission from Southwark Council to build a 110,000 sq ft workspace next to Tower Bridge, with a development value of around £90m.
Biodiversity net gain policy could be costly for developers
The government’s Environment Bill will require developers to measurably improve natural wildlife habitats
New plans for Dagenham Dock market revealed
The City Corporation has revealed plans for the layout of the new market at Dagenham Dock where Billingsgate, New Spitalfields and Smithfield markets will be relocated.