• Robot

    Will robots run construction sites? Not bleepin' likely


    A short time ago in a galaxy far, far away, the boffins at Balfour Beatty envisioned a brave new world for construction. Robots would build offices, buildings would build themselves and the few earthlings involved would be controlled by ‘exoskeletons’.

  • Colour Run Wembley

    Now is the time to invest in retail leisure experiences


    Remember when casual dining started being added to shopping destinations? What was revolutionary then is simply good business now.

  • Wall Street

    The financial services sector is back in style


    The remarkable recovery of the New York City economy since the end of 2009 has been driven by a number of factors, including strong growth in sectors such as healthcare and tourism.

  • The Rehearsal Rooms, Acton

    Build-to-rent is evolving into a competitive sector


    Following the general election, there is yet again uncertainty surrounding the politics of the UK housing market. The housing minister has changed, with Gavin Barwell losing his seat, replaced by Alok Sharma.

  • Grenfell Tower

    Clarity of thought and purpose will be crucial for the Grenfell inquiry


    From the point of view of broad public protection, it will be important that the official inquiry into the Grenfell Tower disaster is allowed to focus on the critical issues - that is to say the cause of the initial fire, why it spread so rapidly and why a complex ...

  • Vauxhall Cinema Club launched at The Workshop

    Regeneration: worthwhile not meanwhile


    Ever since we moved from being hunter gatherers to farmers about 12,000 years ago we have wanted to make land productive. It is still true today. A farmer looks at a piece of unused land, sees it as waste and wants to change that.

  • Shout from rooftops

    Voice of property must be heard in these uncertain times


    The voice of commercial property is silent. Newspapers overflow with reports of the negative effects of property development and overseas investment on our society - who is spelling out the real facts? Who is fighting for fair taxes and regulations of our sector?

  • Unite Students accommodation at Grand Central in Liverpool

    Student accommodation providers must up their game


    Investor interest in student accommodation has yet to show signs of a slowdown, with investment volumes for Q1 2017 up £0.7bn on the same period last year, according to the recent Quarterly Student Housing Index from JLL.

  • Housebuilding

    The UK needs social housing now more than ever


    Recent events have highlighted some big gaps in our society. The general election served to show that the divisions from last year’s EU referendum remain and are unlikely to heal any time soon, while the recent Grenfell Tower tragedy has shockingly underlined how we have disregarded housing support for those ...

  • Andy Burnham

    Andy Burnham’s spatial framework rewrite isn’t necessarily bad news


    Andy Burnham, the new mayor of Greater Manchester, has been true to his mayoral campaign commitment to undertake a radical rewrite of the emerging spatial framework, most noticeably with a view to rolling back planned changes to the green belt.